Socceroos drawn against Argentina in Copa America

Australia to face Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay in 2020 Copa America

Messi: Argentina boss hopes 2020 Copa América isn't star's last

Lionel Messi has a chance to win the Copa America on his own turf next summer - but Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni says the competition will be about more than just the Barcelona star.

Australia and Qatar are now involved in AFC Round 2 qualifying for the 2022 FIFA World Cup™, with Qatar taking part due to the tournament doubling as 2023 AFC Asian Cup qualifying.

The first round designations for Australia and Qatar were the only major issue left to be decided at Tuesday's ceremonial draw. It will be co-hosted by Colombia and Argentina.

"The Copa America is the oldest worldwide football competition in the world and we are honoured to have received an invitation to compete", said Socceroos coach Graham Arnold.

Scaloni's men beat Chile in the third-place play-off this year, in a game that saw Messi and Gary Medel sent off.

Next year, the tournament will instead see two first round groups of six teams.

The top four teams from each group at the 2020 Copa America qualify for the quarter-finals.

No guest nation has won the Copa, with Mexico coming closest by reaching the final in 1993 and 2001.

Australia will open their tournament against Uruguay on June 13.

Qatar played in the Copa America 2019 and despite losing two of their three matches, proved a tough team, ensuring that they won't be a surprise package in their second appearance in the upcoming matches in 2020.

Argentina, who last won the Copa in 1993, will also face Uruguay, Paraguay, Australia and Bolivia in Group A after their opener against Chile.

The June 12-July 12 tournament is the 47th edition of the Copa America, the oldest worldwide competition in world football.

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