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Conmebol: the list of players for the Copa América will be expanded

Conmebol: the list of players for the Copa América will be expanded

Conmebol determined in its Council meeting held within the framework of the FIFA Congress that is taking place in Bangkok which will give the 16 teams participating in the next edition of the Copa América the opportunity to expand their lists from 16 to 26 players.

The South American entity chaired by Alejandro Domínguez made this determination in harmony with Concacaf.

The measure stipulates that the technical directors will be able to opt for these three extra places, with the minimum being 23 players and the maximum being 26, a measure identical to what UEFA had taken on May 3 for its next European Championship in Germany.

This change in the squad quota would benefit several teams, including the Argentine National Team, which in principle was going to have to make a big cut, because at least three world champions were left out of the competition.

With this chance, a light of hope opens for Marcos Acuña, whose presence is not guaranteed since he is fighting for a place with Alejandro Garnacho, but by changing the rule, both could be part of the delegation that will seek to revalidate the title obtained in 2021, in Rio de Janeiro, when it beat Brazil 1-0.

Another who could benefit from the change is Guido Rodríguez, who runs from behind due to the presence of Rodrigo De Paul, Alexis Mac Allister, Enzo Fernández, Exequiel Palacios, Leandro Paredes and Giovani Lo Celso, who had not gone to the World Cup due to an injury and is a fixture for the coaching staff led by Lionel Scalonii.

On the other hand, this It will allow Brazil to add three other footballers. Coach Dorival Junior confirmed a few days ago the call-up with 23 playersin which he had the outstanding absences of Neymar and Casemiro, among other names.

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The measure stipulates that the selectors will be able to opt for these three extra places, with the minimum being 23 players and the maximum being 26, a measure identical to what UEFA had taken on May 3 for its next European Championship in Germany.

Although the Brazilian star It is very unlikely that he can be summoned (he did not recover from a ligament injury), if he could open a light of hope to the Manchester United midfielder, which does not pass for a good present, but it is a guarantee in its selection.

For its part, other teams sent a list broader preliminary, including, Uruguay, in which Marcelo Bielsa reserved Edinson Cavani, Marcelo Saracchi and Nicolás Fonseca. While Venezuela, led by Fernando Batista, included Miguel Navarrodefender of Talleres de Córdoba.

This South American conclave served to ratify the region’s total support for Brazil to be chosen this Friday at the 74th FIFA Congress as organizer of the Women’s World Cup.

The South American country competes with the European option that has three countries as co-organizers: Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.

The Brazilian option received great praise at the beginning of the month during FIFA’s last visit to the country and there is great expectation to be the chosen option.

Source: Ambito

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