By Michael McCann
Qatar came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Paraguay on their Copa America debut at the The Maracanã.
The Maroons started poorly, going behind when Óscar Cardozo scored from the spot after Pedro Miguel’s handball.
Paraguay doubled their lead through a wonder strike from Derlis González ten minutes after the break, but The Maroons fought back.
Almoez Ali scored 9 goals in Qatar’s Asian Cup win this year, and his deflected strike got one back, before Boualem Khoukhi equalised.
Paraguay face Argentina next – Qatar play Colombia.