Asian Champions Qatar to play Brazil at the Maracana

Asian Champions Qatar to play Brazil at the Maracana

By QLSports

The kings of Asian football Qatar will play global heavyweights Brazil in an international friendly at the historic Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on June 5 this year.

As reported by Gulf Times, the match comes as an opportunity to practice for Qatar’s national team as it gears up to participate in this year’s Copa America that begins in Brazil on June 14.

The friendly match will take place, at the Maracana stadium, which can accommodate nearly 80,000 spectators and is the same venue that will host the Copa America final on July 7.

“The match is an ideal opportunity for Al Annabi to get match practice before it commences its participation in the Copa America,” the Qatar Football Association said earlier this week.

QFA President Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Thani on Wednesday traveled to Rio de Janeiro to congratulate the newly elected Brazil Football Association (CBF) President Rogerio Caboclo at the CBF Headquarters.

HE Sheikh Hamad presented a Qatari football jersey coupled with a memento to his counterpart during the meeting, according to The Peninsula

FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, also graced the occasion where the date for the friendly match between the global and Asian giants was confirmed.



Moreover, Qatar is scheduled to play against Argentina, Colombia and Paraguay in one of the two groups in the upcoming Copa America. 

The oldest international continental football competition, Copa America determines the continental champion of South America.

Football teams from North America and Asia have also been invited to participate in the competition since the 1990s. 



A total 12 National Football teams are participating in the Copa America 2019. Apart from Brazil and Qatar the other ten teams include Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Japan, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. 

Are you excited already for the match? Any early predicitions for the Copa America tournament? Let us know in the comments below!
--

Make sure to check out our social media to keep track of the latest content.

Instagram - @qatarliving

Twitter - @qatarliving

Facebook - Qatar Living

Cover Image Credit: Qatar Olympic Committee

 

Ratings calculated automatically using technology developed at QCRI and MIT.

Click here to learn more.

Log in or register to post comments
Education City Golf Club's Centre of Excellence advances golf development in the region

Education City Golf Club's Centre of Excellence advances golf development in the region

If you’re looking to hone your golfing skills or simply wishing to experience this highly-engrossing sport, Education City Golf Club’s Center of Excellence is the place for you!
MOI arrests 7-member gang in counterfeit currency scam

MOI arrests 7-member gang in counterfeit currency scam

Seven individuals with four bags of counterfeit currencies have been held by officials at the Economic and Cyber Crimes Combating Department at the Ministry of Interior.
HH the Amir arrives in Tajikistan to participate in CICA summit

HH the Amir arrives in Tajikistan to participate in CICA summit

HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani joined the opening session of the 5th summit of Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia held at Navruz Palace, Dushanbe, earlier today.
UN Court rejects UAE claim against Qatar

UN Court rejects UAE claim against Qatar

The highest UN court has rejected a request by the United Arab Emirates for immediate measures to be imposed on Qatar over alleged racial discrimination between the two nations.