3 Players who are going to play their last Copa America?

3 Players who are going to play their last Copa America?

The Copa America will kick off its 48th edition in the United States on Thursday 20th June, 2024. All ten CONMEBOL will feature in the tournament along with six teams from the CONCACAF region.

One of the oldest football competitions in history, the opening date of the competition will be June 20, 2024, at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium whereas the final will be held on July 2024 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.

The CONMEBOL-CONCACAF partnership would allow the six best CONCACAF teams to be part of the tournament whereas the 10 teams of the CONMEBOL are already confirmed for the 2024 edition.

Some of the veteran footballers will be in action this summer competing for the biggest honour in South America. Here, let’s discover the three oldest players who will play their last Copa America 2024.

3 Players who will play their last Copa America

Lionel Messi (Argentina)

The Argentine captain is regarded as one of the best players of this generation and this will probably be his last Copa America with the La Albiceleste. The eigh-time Ballon d’Or winner inspired Argentina to World Cup glory in 2022, winning the Golden Ball for the best player along the way. Lionel Messi will lead his nation to the United States this summer to defend the Copa America they won in 2021. This year Messi will be aiming for a second successive continental title in the United States. Messi is currently 36 years old and the Copa America could turn out to be his last major tournament at the international level.

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Claudio Bravo (Chile)

The 40-year-old goalkeeper has been one of the prominent figures in the Chile national team. He is Chile’s third-most capped player behind only Gary Medel and Alexis Sánchez. Chile have maintained itself as one of the powerhouses in Copa America over the years, with Bravo captaining his nation to victory as hosts in 2015. Bravo’s experience at both international and club level has been significant for his team and the Copa America 2024 might prove to be his last tournament at the international level.

Paolo Guerrero (Peru)

Peru captain Paolo Guerrero has been a pivotal player for his country over the past decade and will lead his nation as the underdogs of the competition. The forward has gone from strength to strength by becoming the nation’s top goalscorer;  38 goals in 116 international appearances. He also won the Copa America top-scorer award in three separate tournaments – 2011, 2015 and 2019. However, Copa America 2024 could be his last major event on the international stage.