MIAMI, Florida – On Monday, September 28, Concacaf will conduct the Draw for the 2021 Gold Cup in which 16 teams will look to win Concacaf’s most prestigious national team tournament, including guest participant Qatar.
Qatar will be drawn out of Pot 4, along with the three teams that emerge from the Gold Cup Prelims.
Qatar are the seventh guest nation to compete in a Gold Cup and the first since 2005, joining the ranks of Brazil (1996, 1998, 2003), Colombia (2000, 2003, 2005), Peru (2000), Ecuador (2002), South Africa (2005) and South Korea (2000, 2002).
Along with South Korea, Qatar will become the second nation from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to appear in a Gold Cup tournament.
The Maroons are the reigning Asian Cup champions after claiming the 2019 title in style, beginning with a perfect 3W-0D-0L record in the group stage, while outscoring opponents 10-0.
Qatar then went on to earn three straight clean sheet victories over Iraq (1-0), 2018 FIFA World Cup participant South Korea (1-0) and United Arab Emirates (4-0) to reach the Final, where they defeated another 2018 World Cup side, Japan, 3-1 to win their first Asian Cup.