5 key players for Argentina in COPA AMERICA 2021 Final vs Brazil

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COPA AMERICA 2021 : 5 key players for Argentina
COPA AMERICA 2021 : 5 key players for Argentina

Argentina vs Brazil – See 5 key players for Argentina in the upcoming Copa America 2021 Final. Argentina squad for Copa America 2021 is filled with many young and talented players like Giovani Lo Celso, Lionel Messi, Lautaro Martinez, Juan Foyth and Nicolas Tagliafico. They have a huge role to play if Argentina wants to win Copa America this time.

The 47th edition of the prestigious South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) tournament would be held in Argentina after co-host Colombia was stripped of its rights due to political unrest.

Copa America was held in both 2019 and 2020, with the 2020 date meant to be the start of the quadrennial tournament moving from odd to even years in order to align with the Euros.

Lionel Messi will lead the Argentina squad for Copa America 2021 in the upcoming season of Copa America. They are one of the favorites to win the tournament this time. Argentina is a team comprising of star players but for the past years they have not been able to win an international trophy. Although their performances are good and they reach the finals many a time.

COPA AMERICA 2021 Team Analysis : Argentina Squad and Probable Lineup

The Argentina squad for Copa America 2021 is going to be packed with young talents as well  as experienced and versatile players. Every time Argentina Copa America Squad is filled with excellent players in their ranks but have been unable to find a fluid combination of stars that can take the team to the pinnacle of the sport. The likes of Giovani Lo Celso, Lionel Messi, Lautaro Martinez, Juan Foyth and Nicolas Tagliafico have the potential to win Copa America.

Argentina Copa America 2021 squad (Probable)

Marcos Acuna, Sergio Aguero, Lucas Alario, Emiliano Buendia, Angel Correa, Joaquin Correa, Rodrigo De Paul, Angel Di Maria, Nicolas Dominguez, Juan Foyth, Alejandro Gomez, Nicolas Gonzalez, Giovanni Lo Celso, Agustin Marchesin, Emiliano Martinez, Lautaro Martinez, Lisandro Martinez, Lucas Martinez Quarta, Lionel Messi, Nahuel Molina, Juan Musso, Guido Rodriguez, Cristian Romero, Lucas Ocampos, Nicolas Otamendi, Exequiel Palacios, Jose Luis Palomino, Leandro Paredes, German Pezzella, Nicolas Tagliafico, Paulo Dybala

If Argentina wants to win the Copa America 2021, they the following 5 players will be key performers for them. The success of the team will largely depend on these five players.

Lionel Messi

COPA AMERICA 2021 : 5 key players for Argentina - Lionel Messi
COPA AMERICA 2021 : 5 key players for Argentina – Lionel Messi

He would be the first name on the list of Argentina squad for Copa America 2021. There should not be too much discussion over who leads this list of Argentina’s best. Lionel Messi remains the best player in the world and an inspiration for any team blessed with his presence. Although he is one of the most successful player at club level, Messi desperately needs an international crown under his belt, as the modern-day great’s resume would be incomplete without it. He has achieved milestones that are unlikely to ever be surpassed at Barcelona but his international career has been one of heartbreaking near-misses. Lionel Messi has played in a World Cup final and three Copa America finals with Argentina but has failed to win an official trophy with his country.

Giovani Lo Celso

COPA AMERICA 2021 : 5 key players for Argentina - Giovani Lo Celso
COPA AMERICA 2021 : 5 key players for Argentina – Giovani Lo Celso

He is a player who has made his place in the Argentina squad in the last few years and he is going to make it in the Argentina squad for Copa America 2021. European football has made Lo Celso a versatile, complete and decisive player. He is now much more able to defend against counterattacks and shadow the opponents’ best players. Not only that, his first touch – and pass – is excellent and he sometimes pops up in the opposition penalty area. From midfield he may be the perfect partner Messi has wanted in the national team for so long. Lo Celso is blessed with great dribbling abilities but does not shy away from the dirty work either. He is also great at attempting shots from distance. Lo Celso should be the mainstay in the midfield, alongside Leandro Paredes. Although Lo Celso has been rather poor in recent months for Spurs, but he is likely to start in the midfield.

Juan Foyth

COPA AMERICA 2021 : 5 key players for Argentina - Juan Foyth
COPA AMERICA 2021 : 5 key players for Argentina – Juan Foyth

Juan Foyth is one of the young talents in the Argentina squad for Copa America 2021. He has become almost an entirely new player during his loan spell with Villarreal. In his early days under Unai Emery, Foyth played as a holding midfielder, but since then, Foyth has become a right-back, and largely becoming Emery’s first choice. He has spent much of this season playing at either right-back, centre-back or in a defensive midfield role for Emery’s side. Foyth has just won the UEFA Europa League with Villarreal by defeating Manchester United on penalties in the final. Although he was injured in the starting minutes of the match, he did not hesitate to come back and played the whole match with full spirit. He will be the key player in Argentina Copa America Squad.

Lautaro Martinez

COPA AMERICA 2021 : 5 key players for Argentina - Lautaro Martinez
COPA AMERICA 2021 : 5 key players for Argentina – Lautaro Martinez

Alongside Juan Foyth, Lautaro Martinez is just another young talent in Argentina squad for Copa America 2021. Martinez has been one of the breakout players of the season in Serie A, partnering with summer arrival Romelu Lukaku to form one of the league’s best tandems. He is a complete forward and has lately turned it up on the European stage. Lautaro Martinez is a striker capable of helping the team in the buildup due to his respectable eye for a pass and is capable of providing assists to his teammates. With Lionel Messi behind him, he can score a lot of goals. Messi usually plays in the attacking midfield for Argentina, so this time the responsibility of leading the attack of the team will be on Lautaro’s shoulders.

Nicolas Tagliafico

COPA AMERICA 2021 : 5 key players for Argentina - Nicolas Tagliafico
COPA AMERICA 2021 : 5 key players for Argentina – Nicolas Tagliafico

Ajax have one of the best youth academies in world football. In the past few years, they have produced and sold the likes of Donny van de Beek, Matthijs de Ligt, and Frenkie de Jong. Tagliafico has been one of them. Tagliafico has been a stellar performer for Ajax in the past few years and was instrumental in their league and cup double this season. The performances of Nicolas Tagliafico in recent times have earned him high praise, which has led to many comparing his ability to other top left-backs in the game at the moment. There is no denying that the Argentine has immense talent. Although, his place in the Argentina starting lineup has not yet been confirmed due to the presence of experienced Marcus Acuna. But it is predictable that he will made it to the Argentina squad for Copa America 2021. He could be the missing part which could lead Argentina to Copa America glory.