THE Copa America is lower than two weeks away as Japan and Qatar compete with South America’s finest.
The 2 Asian Cup finalists will be part of the continent’s ten soccer nations on the competitors in Brazil.
Why are Qatar and Japan enjoying within the Copa America?
Because the South American soccer federation (Conmebol) solely has ten members, extra invitees are required to create a workable event construction.
Initially, six additional groups – three from North America and three from Asia – had been set to be invited in an effort to create a 16-team event, as was the case for the 2016 competitors in the USA.
However as a substitute, in Might 2018, Conmebol determined the event ought to comply with the construction of all different competitions since 1993 and have 12 groups, with Qatar and Japan these invited.
Did Qatar and Japan qualify by the Asian Cup?
No. Qatar beat Japan Three-1 within the 2019 Asian Cup ultimate, however it’s a full coincidence that in addition they occur to have been invited to the Copa America.
Who will Qatar and Japan play?
Qatar face the proper preparation for the 2022 World Cup with a frightening match towards Lionel Messi and Argentina.
They can even tackle Colombia and Paraguay in Group B.
Japan have been drawn in Group C alongside Uruguay, Chile and Ecuador.
Has both group performed within the Copa America earlier than?
Japan have performed in a single earlier Copa America, showing on the 1999 event in Paraguay.
In that competitors they completed backside of a bunch containing Peru, Paraguay and Bolivia as they picked up only one level – a 1-1 draw with the Bolivians.
Qatar have by no means performed within the Copa America earlier than and will probably be utilizing the competitors to get used to a better normal of soccer forward of the 2022 World Cup, which will probably be hosted of their nation.
In 2015, Mexico and Jamaica had been the 2 groups invited to take part within the Copa America.