6/17/2019 1:20:20 AM (GMT+3)

Copa America: Qatar fight back to hold Paraguay 2-2

Copa America: Qatar fight back to hold Paraguay 2-2

DOHA: Qatar began their 2019 Copa America campaign with a confident 2-2 draw against Paraguay on Sunday.

Boualem Khoukhi scored 13 minutes from time as Asian champions hit back from 2-0 down to earn a creditable draw in a Group B match in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

An Oscar Cardozo penalty and a stunning Denis Gonzalez strike gave the South Americans a 2-0 lead, but goals from Almoez Ali and Khoukhi in the final quarter snatched a share of the Group B spoils for the tournament debutants.

Qatar next play against Colombia on June 19 followed by a match against former World Cup champions Argentina on June 23.

The tournament is being held at six stadiums in five cities with the participation of 12 teams.

Qatar and Japan are the invited teams for this year’s competition.

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