Best players to watch in Copa America 2024

Top 10 star players to follow in Copa America 2024

As Copa America 2024 edges closer in this article we will have a look at some of the best players to look out for in the tournament. From Lionel Messi to Vinicius Jr let’s have a look at the Top 10 players who will take on the field in Copa America 2024.

The Copa America 2024 tournament will be held across 13 cities and 14 stadiums in the USA from June 20 to July 14.

The competition will include an abundance of A-list athletes. The spotlight will naturally fall on Lionel Messi and Argentina and with good reason. The illustrious forward will spearhead his team into this competition having won not only the title in 2022 in Qatar but also the Ballon d’Or title in the following year.

Vinicius Junior (Brazil)

Vinicius Junior
Vinicius Junior (Credits: Getty Images)

Vinicius Junior is set to be Brazil’s main star in Copa America 2024 especially with Neymar out injured. The Real Madrid player has improved his scoring skills this year making him a top contender for the Ballon d’Or. He netted 15 goals in the Spanish league and scored crucial goals in the Champions League including one in the final. Vinicius also supports his teammates well by helping Rodrygo excel up front.

Federico Valverde (Uruguay)

Federico Valverde
Federico Valverde (Credits: Getty)

Federico Valverde is the heart of both Uruguay’s national team and Real Madrid. The 25-year-old has become a key player known for his excellent passing and midfield control. Valverde scored three goals and provided eight assists for his club this season. Despite these modest numbers his influence on the game remains significant. Uruguay coach Marcelo Bielsa trusts him to lead on the field a testament to Valverde’s consistent performance and vision. Watch out for his dynamic play in Copa America 2024.

Federico Valverde is the heart of both Uruguay’s national team and Real Madrid. The 25- year-old has become a key player known for his excellent passing and midfield control. Valverde scored three goals and provided eight assists for his club this season. Despite these modest numbers his influence on the game remains significant. Uruguay coach Marcelo Bielsa trusts him to lead on the field a testament to Valverde’s consistent performance and vision. Watch out for his dynamic play in Copa America 2024.

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Alejandro Garnacho (Argentina)

Alejandro Garnacho
Alejandro Garnacho (Credits: Getty)

Alejandro Garnacho is a bright spot for Argentina and Manchester United. The 19-year-old winger scored a crucial goal in the FA Cup final. Thus, helping his team to victory. Garnacho had a productive season as he scored 10 goals in 50 matches across all competitions. His versatility allows him to play on both flanks boosting his chances to shine for Argentina in Copa America 2024. This young talent brings speed, creativity, and a knack for finding the back of the net. Thus, making him a player to watch out for in this tournament.

Kendry Páez (Ecuador)

Kendry Páez
Kendry Páez (Credits: Getty)

The 17-year-old prodigy Kendry Paez from Ecuador has been making waves with Independiente del Valle. Known for his long shots and dribbling skills he scored five goals in 29 matches in his first professional season. Paez also became the youngest scorer in the Ecuadorian league. His debut for Ecuador was impressive as he provided an assist in a World Cup qualifier win against Uruguay. Next year, he joins Chelsea but for now he’s focused on dazzling fans at Copa America 2024.

Christian Pulisic (USA)

Christian Pulisic
Christian Pulisic (Credits: Getty)

Christian Pulisic had a standout season with AC Milan as he scored 12 goals and provided nine assists. The 25-year-old has shown versatility by playing on both wings and even as a playmaker. His career may have faced ups and downs but Pulisic’s talent is undeniable. He reads the game well, makes smart passes, and finds the net when it counts. For the USA he remains a key player and a hopeful star for Copa America 2024.

Santi Gimenez (Mexico)

Santiago Giménez
Santiago Giménez (Credits: Getty)

Santi Gimenez is a rising star for Mexico who had a fantastic season with Feyenoord. The 23-year-old striker scored 23 goals and made six assists which caught the attention of many. His coach Arne Slot recently moved to Liverpool and might take Gimenez along. Known for his speed, power, and calmness in front of the goal, Gimenez has been compared to a young Robin van Persie. He’s ready to make a mark in Copa America 2024 bringing hope and excitement to Mexican fans.

Lionel Messi (Argentina)

Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi (Credit: Getty)

One of the best in the world Lionel Messi still shines brightly at 36. He led Argentina to victory in the last Copa America and the 2022 World Cup easing the pressure on his shoulders. Messi’s experience and talent make him a key player to watch in Copa America 2024. His joy for the game might even increase his dynamism on the field. Fans eagerly await his performance as Messi continues to dazzle with his skills and leadership.

Alisson

Alisson Becker
Alisson Becker (Credits: Getty)

Alisson Becker is Brazil’s rock-solid goalkeeper known for his exceptional skills. The Liverpool star has conceded only 14 goals in 62 matches for Brazil showcasing his reliability. Entering Copa America 2024 he is the top goalkeeper giving Brazil’s defense the confidence it needs. Alisson’s ability to make crucial saves and keep clean sheets will be vital for Brazil’s success. His presence in goal is reassuring making him a player to watch.

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Julian Alvarez

Julian Alvarez
Julian Alvarez (Getty Images)

Julian Alvarez has become a key part of Argentina’s attack and had an impressive season with Manchester City. The 24-year-old made 19 goal contributions in 31 Premier League matches. His energy and skill were crucial in Argentina’s World Cup win in 2022, where he scored four goals in six matches. Alvarez’s spark and ability to find the net make him a vital player for Argentina in Copa America 2024.

Darwin Nunez

Darwin Nunez
Darwin Nunez (Getty Images)

Darwin Nunez has been a powerhouse for Uruguay despite some struggles at Liverpool. The 24-year-old striker is often compared to a young Edinson Cavani. His performances for Uruguay have been outstanding making him a key player for Copa America 2024. Uruguay hopes to win their 16th title and Nunez’s skill, speed, and scoring ability will be crucial. His determination and talent make him a player to watch as he aims to lead his team to victory.

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