The Chilean team of Martín Lasarte confirmed his roster for the Copa América 2021 to be played urgently in Brazil. La Roja maintains the skeleton of the successful golden generation, but will add several debutants in the continental tournament won in 2015 and 2016.
From the list of 28 names, 16 players have never been part of a Copa América and will debut in this competition with the national jersey, beyond having been part of the Red previously.
The first rookie is Gabriel Castellon. The 27-year-old goalkeeper from Huachipato’s records beat Brayan Cortés. It will be the third goalkeeper. In Copa América 2019, Reinaldo Rueda nominated Gabriel Arias, Cortés and Yerko Urra
In defense it will be alternative Daniel Gonzalez with 19 years, defender of Santiago Wanderers. Fracisco Sierralta is a fixed name for Chile’s back block, but it will see its first Copa América just like Sebastian Vegas.
Tomás Alarcón, Pablo Galdames, Marcelino Núñez and Carlos Palacios They are young players who have already taken the first steps to become known and will say present for the first time. They are added among the debutants with more experience Pablo Aránguiz, Claudio Baeza and César Pinares in the midfield.
Up front they will play their first Copa América seeking to consolidate in the Red Jean Meneses and Felipe Mora, but they are not the only ones among the attackers. The English-Chilean Ben Brereton will live a dream, while Clemente Montes and Luciano Arriagada They can already tell their grandchildren what a continental tournament of teams is, despite their youth and rookie status.