Probable formation of Chile vs Peru in Copa América: this is how La Roja will line up for the first match

Probable formation of Chile vs Peru in Copa América: this is how La Roja will line up for the first match
Probable formation of Chile vs Peru in Copa América: this is how La Roja will line up for the first match

The 2024 Copa América begins for Chile in the United States. For the first date of Group A of the contest, the national squad will face Peru, in the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. And after some doubts, finally the DT Ricardo Gareca He defined the formation with which he will make his debut in an official competition under the command of La Roja.

In the run-up to the duel against the Peruvians, two great unknowns prevailed in the National Team. Claudio Bravo suffered an injury in the friendly against Paraguay in the National Stadium and his presence was in doubt. Dario Osorio had been a starter in the duels against Albania and France, He could not act before the Guaraníes and his place was taken Diego Valdes, The question arises between his inclusion and that of Osorio.

Gareca’s doubts

Faced with this scenario, Gareca considered different alternatives in training. For a moment, it was mentioned that Gabriel Arias would replace Bravo in goal, relegating Brayan Cortés as the third goalkeeper. The same thing happened in the offensive block, since Osorio overcame the injury that affected him and the information was that the left-hander would regain ownership.

However, in the last training session prior to the duel against Peru, the Argentine coach cleared up all doubts. In short, Gareca ratified the formation that started the last preparation match against Paraguay and all the comments finally concluded.

Bravo recovered, returned to training normally and will start the premiere in the America Cup. In the offensive zone, Gareca chose to confirm Valdés as the left offensive midfielder. The great figure of America from Mexico, due to injury, was not in the friendlies against Albania and France, and recently appeared in La Roja, facing the Paraguayans.

This is how Chile vs Peru will form

In summary, La Roja will line up with Claudio Bravo in goal and with Mauricio Isla, Paulo Díaz, Igor Lichnovsky and Gabriel Suazo in defense. They will act in the midfield Erick Pulgar and Marcelino Núñez as central midfielders, supporting Víctor Dávila and Diego Valdésthe duo of attacking midfielders on the right and left, respectively. Alexis Sánchez and Eduardo Vargas will be the attacking pair.

 
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