Doha, 23 February 2021 - Qatar national team will not feature in this year’s Copa America football tournament, the Qatar Football Association (QFA) has confirmed.
The Copa America will be held between 11 June to 10 July in Argentina and Colombia across nine cities.
This decision not to play Copa America has been made after the AFC decided to postpone the joint qualifiers’ dates for the AFC Asian Cup 2023 and FIFA 2022 World Cup.
The Copa America draw had placed Qatar in the second group, including hosts Colombia and Brazil, Peru, Venezuela, and Ecuador.
It is worth mentioning that this year’s edition was scheduled to take place in the summer of last year but was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.