The 31-year-old, who plays for Qatari-owned French champions Paris Saint-Germain, said allowing the World Cup 2022 host in to South America's biggest international competition could prove "special".
"To have a team from this continent at the Copa America, it's something very special to bring a new culture and to mix with the South Americans."
The 2019 tournament will take place in Brazil in June and July this year. It was announced in May that Qatar would be one of the 12 teams taking part. Japan have also been invited.
"We have very good chances, we have been playing very well in recent years and had a good competition in Russia," he said.
"Historically, Uruguay is a team smart enough to have won it the most times.
"This, I think, gives prestige to Uruguay in this competition." The draw for the event takes place on January 24.
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