What is the form of Paraguay compared to Qatar?
Saying that Paraguay's form is awful would be an understatement. The South American nation has won only one of their last eight games, losing five of those fixtures and drawing twice. However, during the South American World Cup qualifiers, Los Guaraníes La Albirroja recorded victories over Ecuador, Chile, and Colombia.
Qatar, in comparison, have fared better. The 2-0 loss to Brazil prior to the tournament's kick-off was their only loss in their last eight games, bringing an end to their seven-match winning streak. It should be noted that the friendly against the Selecao was their first game since beating Japan in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup final.
Paraguay vs Qatar head-to-head record
These two sides have locked horns only one before, back in 2009. It was an international friendly and the victor in that encounter was Qatar, winning 2-0.
This clash could be the only shot at three points for both sides. Paraguay and Qatar have been grouped with Argentina and Colombia and will thus seek to begin their campaign with a win.
For Al-Annabi, they will be making their first appearance in this competition. Having accepted CONMEBOL's invitation to participate, the Gulf nation will test the waters against some of the greatest footballing nations ahead of their 2022 World Cup cameo.
The Qataris head into this competition on the back of their Asian Cup success a few months back. They beat Japan, the second nation invited to the 2019 Copa America, in the final 3-1 to lift that title for the first time. They have won all but one of their last eight games, but facing the likes of Messi and James Rodriguez will be a whole new test.
Paraguay, on the other hand, have been in atrocious form, winning only once in their last eight games. Normally, Los Guaraníes La Albirroja would be the safer bet but with their poor run of results, the 2019 guests might just surprise Eduardo Berizzo's men.
TV channels and streaming broadcasts
In the USA: NBC Sports Live Extra App, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, ESPN+, Telemundo
In the UK: Premier Player HD, Premier Sports 1
In Canada: TSN GO
In Australia: beIN Sports 1, beIN Sports Connect, Kayo Sports
In Paraguay: Tigo Sports Paraguay
In Qatar: beIN Sports MAX HD4, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, beIN Sports MAX HD3
Paraguay vs Qatar Broadcast Information
Stadium: Estadio Jornalista Mário Filho (Maracanã) (Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro)
Canada: TSN GO
France: beIN Sports 1, beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Netherlands: Fox Sports 4, Fox Sports Go
Nigeria: Startimes World Football, StarTimes App
Paraguay: Tigo Sports Paraguay
Portugal: Sport TV1
Qatar: beIN Sports MAX HD3, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, beIN Sports MAX HD4
Spain: DAZN Spain
Turkey: TRT Spor
United Kingdom: Premier Sports 1, Premier Player HD
United States: fuboTV, ESPN+, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, Telemundo, NBC Sports Live Extra App