Colombia vs Qatar : COLOMBIA take on Qatar, fully expecting to book their place in the Copa America quarter-finals. The Colombians were comfortable 2-0 winners over Lionel Messi and Argentina and know even a point might be enough to earn a spot in the last eight
Colombia must be feeling confident going into their second Group B game after their opening round victory over Argentina. Los Cafeteros have an excellent chance to put themselves in a strong position to qualify for the quarter-finals. But for that, they need to beat their next opponents, Qatar. The Asian champions are one of the two invited teams alongside Japan.
Much has been spoken about Argentina’s chances in the competition after their loss last week, but not much about Colombia’s brilliant performance to down the Albiceleste. James Rodriguez put his somewhat shaky club form behind him to lead his side from the front, and he would hope to have repeat of that performance against Qatar.
The Colombian team was not in the most difficult group, where apart from it were Argentina, Paraguay and Qatar, but the team of Carlos Queiroz was still not considered a favorite . Nevertheless, the “coffee makers” in tatters scattered all the predictions in the game with Argentina – the Colombians won a deserved victory 2: 0, moving them to the first line in the group.
Qatar’s national team after winning the Asian Cup made it necessary to draw attention to itself, but as practice has shown, not all teams should properly assess the abilities of the team of Felix Sanchez Bass . In the first round, the Paraguayan national team scored “burgundy” gates twice and began to kill time, for which they were severely punished, receiving two goals in return. Thus, Qatar has earned the first point in the America’s Cup.
Colombia and Qatar national teams are set to square off here on Wednesday with an aim to move a step closer to qualifying for the 2019 Copa America quarters. Apart from being the first clash between these two team across all the 46 Copa America editions, it will be a duel between two European coaches, Carlos Queiroz of Portugal and Felix Sanchez of Spain, managers of Colombia and Qatar, respectively. Copa America 2019 Schedule in IST, Free PDF Download: Get Fixtures, Groups and Time Table.