Alexis Sánchez leads Chile’s roster for Copa América without Vidal or Medel

Alexis Sánchez leads Chile’s roster for Copa América without Vidal or Medel
Alexis Sánchez leads Chile’s roster for Copa América without Vidal or Medel

Veteran striker Alexis Sánchez, 35, and historic scorer for the ‘Roja’, will lead the Chile team in the 2024 Copa América in the United States, the local Federation announced this Thursday.

The call – of 26 players – left out, however, the midfielders Arturo Vidal and Charles Aránguiz, and the defender Gary Medel, all together with Sánchez, references of the “Golden Generation” that gave Chile its only two titles in seniors. in Copa América 2015 and 2016.

Argentine coach Ricardo Gareca did include two other veteran players: striker Eduardo Vargas and goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, who have started in the three games coached by the ‘Tigre’.

Bravo, 41, kept a clean sheet against Albania and Paraguay. Vargas scored two goals against the same rivals.

Among the new faces of the ‘Roja’ is the 20-year-old right winger Darío Osorio.

The player has established himself in his first season in Europe, where he scored five goals with Danish Midtjylland.

Also Marcelino Núñez (24), midfielder for English Norwich in the second division who was close to reaching the Premier League, and Víctor Dávila (26), forward for CSKA Moscow and top scorer of Gareca’s cycle with three goals.

After the Copa América, in September, qualifying for the 2026 World Cup will resume, where Chile is in eighth position out of a total of 10 teams.

This is the list of players called up for the 2024 Copa América:

Goalkeepers: Gabriel Arias (Racing, ARG), Claudio Bravo (Betis, ESP) and Brayan Cortés (Colo Colo, CHI).

Defenders: Matías Catalán (Talleres, ARG), Mauricio Isla (Independiente, ARG), Gabriel Suazo (Toulouse, FRA), Guillermo Maripán (AS Monaco, FRA), Paulo Díaz (River Plate, ARG), Igor Lichnovsky (América, MEX ), Benjamín Kuscevic (Fortaleza, BRA), Thomas Galdames (Godoy Cruz, ARG), Nicolás Fernández (Audax Italiano, CHI)

Midfielders: Erick Pulgar (Flamengo, BRA), Marcelino Núñez (Norwich City, ING), Rodrigo Echeverría (Huracán, ARG), César Pérez (Unión La Calera, CHI), Diego Valdés (América, MEX), Esteban Pavez (Colo Colo , CHI)

Forwards: Ben Brereton Díaz (Villareal CF, ESP), Alexis Sánchez (Inter Milan, ITA), Darío Osorio (FC Midtjylland, DIN), Eduardo Vargas (Atlético Mineiro, BRA), Víctor Dávila (CSKA Moscow, RUS), Marcos Bolados (Colo Colo, CHI), Maximiliano Guerrero (U. de Chile, CHI), Cristián Zavala (Colo Colo, CHI).


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