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Australia, Qatar pull out of Copa America – The World Game

Australia have pulled out of this year’s Copa America tournament, the South American Football Confederation has announced.

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Qatar, the only other non-South American side in the tournament, will also miss the event because it clashes with 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches.
Australia was set to make its maiden appearance at the tournament, which will be hosted by Argentina and Colombia in June and July.
“Qatar and Australia will not come to play in the Copa America,” CONMEBOL general secretary Gonzalo Belloso told Argentine radio station Radio Red.
He said the decision came after the Asian Football Confederation,…

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