QFA: Qatar will not be featuring in Copa America 2021
- Updated: February 24, 2021
The Qatar Football Association (QFA) has confirmed that the national team will not take part in this year’s Copa America.
The tournament is scheduled to be held between 11 June and 10 July across nine cities in Argentina and Columbia.
The decision not to take part in this year’s Copa American Cup comes after the decision made by Asian Football Federation (AFC), which postponed the joint qualifiers’ dates for the AFC Asian Cup 2023 and FIFA 2022 World Cup.
The defending AFC cup champions, Qatar, was placed in the Copa America draw in the second group along with Columbia, Brazil, Peru Venezuela and Ecuador.
This year’s Copa America cup tournament was all set to compete last summer but was postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.