By Sports Reporter/Doha
Asian champions Qatar will play Brazil in international friendly at the historic Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on June 5, the Qatar Football Association (QFA) said.
The match will allow Qatar match practice ahead of this year’s Copa America in which Qatar is one of the participating teams. Brazil will host the Copa America from June 14 to July 7, 2019.
The Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro can accommodate nearly 80,000 spectators. The same venue will also host the final of the Copa America.
“The match is an ideal opportunity for Al Annabi to get match practice before it commences its participation in the Copa America,” the QFA said.
Qatar will play against Argentina, Colombia and Paraguay in one of the two groups of 2019 Copa America.
Copa America is the oldest international continental football competition. The competition determines the continental champion of South America. Since the 1990s, teams from North America and Asia have also been invited to participate.
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