June 16, 2021

Chile calls three Liga MX players for the Copa América

The selector of Chile, the Uruguayan Martin Lasarte, released this Thursday the payroll for the Copa America in Brazil-2021 with a mixture of historical figures of the golden generation and new promises that will have to assume the generational change.

In search of his third continental title, after those obtained in 2015 and 2016, The Red will have the pillars of those successes, such as Arturo vidal, Alexis Sanchez, Claudio Bravo O Gary Medel, and will combine them with a new breed of players already established in top-level clubs and young promises of local football.

Vidal, the main question for the technician due to his recent covid-19 positive, will travel with the group for the America Cup waiting for him to be finally allowed to play, since in the last two days of the South American qualifiers for the Qatar-2022 World Cup disputed between last Thursday and Tuesday could not be of the game.

Lasarte, who has only played two official matches on the bench Chile, once again trusted the references of a generation that is already past 30 years old and is beginning to notice their age, although it treasures an exemplary performance.

From MX League they are cited Sebastian Vegas, defense of Rayados, Claudio baeza, midfielder from Toluca and striker from León, Jean Meneses.

With Bravo under the sticks, Average as leader of the defense, Charles Aránguiz dominating in midfield, Vidal behind the attack and Sánchez offensive referent, Chile he will have to fill in the rest of the line-up with figures that are beginning to make their way as protagonists of the replacement.

The defenders Francisco Sierralta Y Guillermo Maripan They have already proven themselves solvent enough for the tasks behind them; Cesar Pinares Y Erick Thumb they blend wonderfully with Vidal Y Aránguiz; and the lead is still looking for a partner to Sánchez that gives guarantees of replacement for the eternal Eduardo Vargas, who will also be in Brazil.

In addition to them, the confidence of Lasarte was deposited in young people like Luciano Arriagada, 19 years old and forward of Colo Colo, the offensive midfielder of the University of Chile Pablo Aránguiz (24) or the defender Daniel Gonzalez (19) of the Santiago Wanderers.

Chile It is part of Group A of the Copa América with Argentina, against which it will debut on June 14 in Rio de Janeiro, Bolivia, Uruguay and Paraguay.

Call from Chile:

  • Goalkeepers: Claudio Bravo (Betis, ESP), Gabriel Arias (Racing, ARG) and Gabriel Castellón (Huachipato).
  • Defenders: Mauricio Isla (Flamengo, BRA), Guillermo Maripán (Monaco, FRA), Gary Medel (Bologna, ITA), Eugenio Mena (Racing, ARG), Sebastián Vegas (Monterrey, MEX), Francisco Sierralta (Watford, ENG), Enzo Roco (Fatih Karagumruk, TUR), Daniel González (Santiago Wanderers).
  • Flyers: Tomás Alarcón (O’Higgins), Charles Aránguiz (Bayer Leverkusen, GER), Claudio Baeza (Toluca, MEX), Pablo Galdames (Vélez, ARG), César Pinares (Gremio, BRA), Erick Pulgar (Fiorentina, ITA), Arturo Vidal (Inter Milan, ITA), Pablo Aránguiz (University of Chile) and Marcelino Núñez (Catholic University).
  • Delanteros: Ben Brereton (Blackburn Rovers, ENG), Jean Meneses (Leon, MEX), Clemente Montes (Catholic University), Felipe Mora (Portland Timbers, USA), Carlos Palacios (Inter de Porto Alegre, BRA), Alexis Sánchez (Inter Milan, ITA), Eduardo Vargas (Atlético Mineiro, BRA) and Luciano Arriagada ( Colo Colo).