Cesar Luis Menotti, a senior AFA official, hit out at domestic clubs and is adamant even the best coaches could not save Argentina now.
Despite having just one point from two Copa America games, Lionel Messi said Argentina still had plenty of confidence.
Felix Sanchez rued Qatar's late defeat to Colombia in Sao Paulo on Wednesday.
Colombia edged Qatar at the Copa America, the win enough to send them through to the knockout stage.
Colombia face Qatar after winning three consecutive internationals without conceding for the first time since September 2013.
Paraguay head coach Eduardo Berizzo does not agree with Qatar and Japan's presence at this year's Copa America.
Boualem Khoukhi scored a bizarre equaliser as Qatar came from behind to draw 2-2 against Paraguay in their first game of the Copa America.
Asian Cup champions Qatar are the unusual challenge in front of Paraguay as Eduardo Berizzo plots their progress from a difficult group.
Brazil get the 2019 Copa America started on Friday and the experts have identified the players to watch for each of the 12 nations.
Neymar will be missing, but the show must go on for Copa America hosts Brazil, who will be hoping to banish memories of the 2014 World Cup.