Spanish League may have 22 players in Copa America 2021

There were no less than 13 Latin American nations with at least one player in Spain’s top division in the 2020/2021 season. This is practically the entire region, which has 80 players in LaLiga Santander. And of course some of them would be present at the Copa America 2021, which will be played in Brazil between June 13th and July 9th.

One of the stars that shines the most in LaLiga is, without a doubt, Lionel Messi. The Argentine remained at Barcelona for the last season and did well by winning once again the Pichichi award, for top scorer in the competition. In addition, he has taken another young South American talent under his wing, as 21-year-old Uruguayan central defender Ronald Araújo has been promoted to the starting lineup at Barça and will also be in the Copa América.

Uruguay, by the way, is one of the teams that are most represented in the Spanish Championship. And it’s impossible to talk about Celeste and not mention the current champion Atletico Madrid. It was in the last European summer that the Mattresses they hired Luis Suárez in one of the biggest transfers of the window. Over there, The gunman reunited with old acquaintances of the national team, such as defender José María Giménez and midfielder Lucas Torreira. Remembering, of course, the forward Maxi Gómez, who defends Valencia.

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Still in the capital, there is another very promising Uruguayan athlete, who does well in the Real shirt. This is Fede Valverde, loved by then-coach Zidane and who was one of the stars of LaLiga last season. In this Copa America, the player will have as opponents Vinícius Júnior, who has grown a lot in productivity in recent months in the Spanish capital; Éder Militão, defender who really intensified his presence on the field during his second season with The whites; and Casemiro, who needs no introduction and has even been captain of the Brazilian team.

Brazil will not only be represented by Real Madrid players. In the aforementioned Barcelona, ​​right-back Emerson Royal was called up, who had a great season for Real Betis – the same club as Claudio Bravo, called by the Chile national team, soon after returning to LaLiga. And in the current champion Atlético, Brazilians Renan Lodi and Felipe were also selected – as well as Argentinean Ángel Correa, who has been with the Madrid club since 2014.

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in the selection sister, who has not yet officially announced her call-up, she can still count on names such as left-back Marcos Acuña, forward Lucas Ocampos and his teammate Papu Gómez, both from Sevilla. Not to mention the names of Juan Foyth, central defender who left Tottenham for Villarreal last year; forward Guido Carrillo, who moved from Southampton to Elche; and also defender Nehuén Pérez, hired by Granada.

Finally, Espanyol will still be represented by Peruvian midfielder Renato Tapia, who signed last summer with Celta de Vigo, coming from Feyenoord; and Ecuadorian left-back Pervis Estupiñán, recent Europa League champion with Villarreal. The player already knows Spain well, having already played for Granada, Almería, Mallorca and Osasuna between 2016 and 2020.

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Check out all 22 athletes below:

Argentina: 7 players
Marcos Acuña (Seville)
Ángel Correa (Atlético de Madrid)
Juan Foyth (Villarreal)
Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona)
Guido Rodríguez (Real Betis) *
Alejandro Gómez (Seville) *
Lucas Ocampos (Seville) *

*Present on the previous list released by coach Lionel Scaloni

Brazil: 6 players
Emerson Royal (Barcelona)
Renan Lodi (Atlético de Madrid)
Éder Militao (Real Madrid)
Felipe (Atlético de Madrid)
Housemiro (Real Madrid)
Vinicius Jr. (Real Madrid)

Uruguay: 6 players
José María Giménez (Atlético de Madrid)
Ronald Araújo (Barcelona)
Lucas Torreira (Atlético de Madrid)
Federico Valverde (Real Madrid)
Maxi Gómez (Valencia)
Luis Suárez (Atlético de Madrid)

Chile: 1 player
Claudio Bravo (Real Betis)

Ecuador: 1 player
Pervis Estupiñán (Villarreal)

Peru: 1 player
Renato Tapia (Celta de Vigo)

*Bolivia, Colombia, Paraguay and Venezuela teams do not have any LaLiga players*

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