Copa America 2021 schedule will start on June 13, 2021. All matches will take place between June 13 and July 10, 2021. Only ten countries will compete in this year’s competition, which will be divided into two groups. the quarterfinals will be played by only four teams. Argentina has had the most tumultuous campaign, having appeared in three finals and winning none. Argentina hasn’t won the Copa America since 1993, and Lionel Messi leads the team this time in hopes of ending his losing streak.
In the midst of a great debate about whether or not the tournament should take place, the Argentine Football Association (AFA) has declared that Argentina will compete in the Copa América in Brazil starting on June 13. Players like Casemiro, Luis Suarez, and Juan Cuadrado have openly declared their opposition to the tournament, but the Argentine squad has not.
Reading: Argentina roster copa america 2021
lionel messi has been chosen by lionel scaloni to represent argentina in the 2021 copa america. while the selection of lionel messi was expected, lionel scaloni surprised the argentinian fans by leaving out paulo dybala and mauro icardi. The Copa América kicks off a few days after World Cup qualifying, and both are expected to be absent from the competition.
copa america 2021 argentina template:
goalkeepers – emiliano martínez, juan musso, agustín marchesín
Defenders – Cristian Romero, Lisandro Martínez, Germán Pezzella, José Luis Palomino, Lucas Martínez Quarta, Juan Foyth, Nicolás Otamendi, Nicolás Tagliafico, Marcos Acuña, Nahuel Molina
Midfielders – Leandro Paredes, Guido Rodríguez, Rodrigo de Paul, Giovanni Lo Celso, Exequiel Palacios, Nicolás Domínguez
Attackers – Lucas Ocampos, Nicolás González, – Lionel Messi, Ángel Di María, Emiliano Buendía, – Joaquín Correa, Papu Gómez, Lautaro Martínez, Ángel Correa, Sergio Agüero, Lucas Alario
key player: lionel messi
the next cup america has a special meaning for messi, even though it does not take place in his native country, as he intended. he will turn 34 during the copa america, so it could be his last realistic chance to win an international grand prix, which has eluded him throughout his career. The Argentine captain will turn 35 for next year’s World Cup, and Argentina will not be among the favorites to win the tournament. By the time the next Copa América takes place in 2024, he will be 37 years old and, as difficult as it may be to contemplate, he may no longer play professionally. Before coming to South America for the World Cup qualifiers, Messi was in top form for Barcelona and he hopes he will continue until the Copa America.
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strengths and weaknesses:
lionel scaloni has often played a 4-4-2 formation with argentina. in the copa america 2019, argentina played in the same formation against qatar and brazil. lautaro martinez and messi are the obvious names to play up front ahead of walls and double pivot paul. ocampos and di maria can start as wide wingers. Argentina also has two brilliant defenders in Cristian Romero and Lisandro Martinez. the emergence of emiliano martínez in the premier league has allowed argentina to have a quality goalkeeper after a long time. The apparent problem with Argentina’s 4-4-2 is that Di Maria and Messi are not workhorses at this age. on the left side, di maria has less efficacy. di maria is wasted in the left midfield position as he doesn’t get a chance to employ his full skill set. The only advantage of this formation is that it allows Argentina to use both strikers.
The selection of the team has been mysterious. Exequiel Palacios has been named to Lionel Scaloni’s Argentina squad, although the Bayer Leverkusen midfielder is expected to be out for around eight weeks. he suffered an injury to the right adductor, which has already been revealed by the Bundesliga club. sergio agüero has been chosen in the group despite not having been at his best with manchester city this season, but paulo dybala and mauro icadi have been left out.
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