Qatar will feature in the 2019 COPA America after they accepted the invitation to be a part of the tournament.
This was confirmed by a Qatar Football Association spokesperson in Doha on Thursday.
In his words, the spokesperson told AFP that: “Qatar will play in the 2019 Copa America, it’s a great opportunity for us to participate in such a tournament.”
According to the spokesperson, the invitation was accepted by Qatar Football Association president Hamad Bin Khalifa Bin Ahmed Al-Thani, who is in Argentina for the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) meeting.
2022 World Cup hosts Qatar are one of six non-South American sides expected to be a part of the tournament scheduled for Brazil in June and July 2019.
Countries like Mexico, China, Japan and two others could also join the South American teams to increase the number of participating teams to 16.