What figures will be absent from the Copa América 2024? Injuries and player decisions

Dinner is served in the United States to start the Copa America 2024. The teams are ready to take the field and seek the glory of the soccer In the continent. However, there are many stars who for one reason or another will miss the big competition.

The great favorite to win the American title is the Argentine team, which could be a historic defense by winning the previous edition and also the World Cup. dBehind her come other teams like Uruguay and Brazil, who have a lot of experience to conquer her.

Argentina could be said to be almost the same as the one that won the World Cup in Qatar. But he will not have Paulo Dybala. The Roma player was left off the list for the 2024 Copa América, since Lionel Scaloni did not want to call him up.

While it is true, Dybala was never the figure of Argentina, because with Lionel Messi, Ángel Di María and Lautaro Martínez, there is a lot left to take away that protagonism. But “La Joya” experienced unparalleled moments in Qatar, when the team needed a boost after match time.

Perhaps Dybala’s lack is not as striking as that of Neymar in Brazil. The top scorer of this team in history, he has not recovered from the ligament rupture that he suffered at the end of 2023 and that is why he will not be able to play in the championship.

Without a doubt, seeing Brazil without Neymar is very complicated. It is Vinicius’s moment to shine and try to become the new figure of the canarinha.

Besides, players Like Casemiro, from Manchester United, and goalkeeper Ederson, from Manchester City, they will not play in the national team championship either.

Uruguay, which has the credentials to become the owner of the Copa América, has a rejuvenated team. Darwin Núñez is Marcelo Bielsa’s card for the attack. A place that for more than ten years belonged to Edinson Cavani. The Boca Juniors forward is not in the best moment of his career. In fact, he is already playing his last episodes as a player and for that reason he was not called up for the light blue team.

Cavani, second top scorer of this team, He made the decision to withdraw from the national team just before the start of the tournament.

In Chile, the surprise was the non-call of legends of that team such as Arturo Vidal and Gary Medel, very important players in obtaining the two-time championship, who did not have a good performance in the first six months of the year and that is why they were deleted by Ricardo Gareca.

The Colombian team is missing two players who are very important in its evolution over the years, but who are currently not available to be called up, such as Radamel Falcao and Juan Guillermo Cuadrado. The first did not have many minutes at Rayo Vallecano, while the second was injured for much of the season and that is why he only played a few minutes with Inter Milan.

A historic goalkeeper for Costa Rica misses the competition, as Keylor Navas will not be present, after announcing his retirement from the fields.

If Peru wanted to cause fear they had to have their best figure of the moment, but Yoshimar Yotún, midfielder, will miss the tournament due to an injury to the ligaments in his left knee.

The favorites who will be in the Copa América

Now making a point and aside. It’s not all bad that important figures are missing from the Copa América. There’s also a lot to get excited about. The stars that will be there and will be able to give a top show.

Argentina enjoys the good health of Lionel Messi and that is more than enough to guarantee in the United States.

Brazil has Vinicius, who is becoming the face of world football with his recent conquests with Real Madrid.

Uruguay must take advantage of the talent of Darwin Núñez, which Liverpool saw in him, but remains to be explored.

Colombia can have the pleasure of lifting Luis Díaz, who is currently valued as a top star in the world, on its shoulders.

Venezuela is on this list, as strange as it may seem, and Salomón Rondón is having the best moment of his career. He is the player with the most goals scored in 2024 above Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi and any other player on the planet.