Asian champions Qatar who have accepted the invitation to be part of the Copa America 2019 as a preparatory step for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, begin their campaign with a game against Paraguay. It is a massive step upwards in world football for this Asian side that has been growing with each passing day. Paraguay are not in the best of form and with Argentina losing to Colombia in the Group B opener, the contest is wide open. Paraguay have to lift their game massively else they run the risk of another group stage exit. In the 2016 edition, they collected a single point which in a poor campaign. Copa America 2019 Schedule in IST, Free PDF Download: Get Fixtures, Groups and Time Table With Match Timings and Venue Details of Football Tournament in Brazil.
Miguel Almiron plies his trade in the English Premier League with Newcastle United and has recovered in time for Paraguay’s opening game. The midfielder has the vision to open up defences which is much needed when you are playing a defensive minded team like Qatar. Gustavo Gomez and Bruno Valdez are two experienced men at the back who will have to cope up Qatar’s swift counters on break. With 11 goals to his name, Oscar Cardozo is the team’s leading goal scorer and a lot will rest on his shoulders.
Paraguay vs Qatar, Group B Match of Copa America 2019 Schedule (Date, Time and Venue Details)
After Argentina vs Colombia, it is time for the second match of Group B in Copa America 2019 between Paraguay and Qatar. This fixture will be held at 12.30 am IST (Indian Standard Time) 4 pm BRT (Brasilia Time), 3 pm ET (Eastern Time). Paraguay vs Qatar will be held at Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro.
Paraguay vs Qatar, Group B Match of Copa America 2019 Live Telecast in India
There were talks of Copa America 2019 matches to be live telecast by Sony Network, however, no such thing materialised. Sadly, fans in India will not be able to watch the live telecast of Paraguay vs Qatar on TV.
Paraguay vs Qatar, Group B Match of Copa America 2019 Live Streaming Online in India
If you’re Jio user, you can watch Paraguay vs Qatar via live streaming online on Jio TV app. There are also reports of Copa America matches available on Sony LIV app.
Qatar are betting big on nine goal hero of the 2019 Asian Cup, Almoez Ali to continue his good form and get on the scoresheet in Brazil. Hasan Al-Haydos with 120 caps has been with the national side for long and will have an integral role to play in the game. Karim Boudiaf and Abdulaziz Hatem will have to work extremely hard against technically superior South American sides.
Another hero of the Asian Cup was goalkeeper Saad Al Sheeb who managed some brilliant saves throughout the tournament. He will need to be at his best again tonight against Paraguay. Qatar are playing some wonderful football in 2019 and Paraguay do not look like a team that can stop them at the moment.