Why Marcelo is not included in Brazil squad for Copa America 2021 ?

Why Marcelo is not included in Brazil squad for Copa America 2021 ?

Copa America 2021 has already started but there are some big names missing from this tournament. One of the famous players missing from the tournament is Real Madrid Left Back, Marcelo. Marcelo was a big-name omission from Tite’s Brazil squad for Copa America 2021. Fans want to know the reason as to why Marcelo is not included in Brazil squad for Copa America 2021 ?

After witnessing a season to forget with La Liga giants Real Madrid, Brazilian star Marcelo has not been picked by coach Tite is Brazil’s 23-man squad for Copa America 2021. Marcelo was one of Brazil’s captains during the 2018 World Cup, therefore he is the headline name to miss out. The reason behind his exclusion is as follows:

The defender has had a difficult season with Real Madrid, falling out of favour under manager and failing to recapture his best form after Zinedine Zidane’s return to the club. Marcelo also went on to lose out his starting place for Real and was often benched and considered a second option to youngster Ferland Mendy. The Brazilian has grown increasingly frustrated with his manager after being relegated to a back-up role behind Ferland Mendy.

Brazil also have great options for left back position. Alex Sandro and Filipe Luis are also experienced players at this position. Coach Tite chosen to go with Alex Sandro and youngster Renan Lodi. Alex Sandro returned to the squad after missing out on the World Cup and, as it stands, could now be considered the long-term first-choice left-back as Brazil look to Qatar 2022. The Juventus man will then be 31-years-old, whereas Marcelo is aged 34.

The lack of playing time and his declining form are the answers to the question Why Marcelo is not included in Brazil squad for Copa America 2021.

Copa America 2021

The Copa America’s upcoming edition would be the 47th edition of the prestigious Latin American international football tournament. The competition was postponed in 2020 due to the pandemic. It is all set to get underway from June 13 this year. The tournament was scheduled to be held in Argentina and Colombia.

After it has been clear that Colombia and Argentina will not be able to host Copa America 2021 due to civil unrest and Covid-19 concerns, CONMEBOL announced that Brazil has stepped in to stage elite continental competition.

Brazil Copa America 2021

Brazil are one of the favorites to win the title, although teams like Argentina and Uruguay will also be candidates to come out victorious. Brazil squad has all the depth and potential required to win the tournament. Brazil Copa America Squad is packed with young talented players like Milato, Jesus and Vinicius as well as veteran experienced players like Thiago Silva, Fabinho and Alex Sandro.

Brazil Squad for Copa America 2021 and Probable Lineup

Brazil Squad for Copa America 2021

Goalkeepers: Alisson (Liverpool), Ederson (Manchester City), Weverton (Palmeiras).

Defenders: Emerson (Barcelona), Danilo, Alex Sandro (Juventus), Renan Lodi, Felipe (Atletico Madrid), Éder Militão (Real Madrid), Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain), Thiago Silva (Chelsea).

Midfielders: Casemiro (Real Madrid), Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa), Everton Ribeiro (Flamengo), Fabinho (Liverpool), Fred (Manchester United), Lucas Paquetã (Lyon).

Forwards: Everton (Benfica), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Gabriel Barbosa (Flamengo), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain), Richarlison (Everton), Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid).

Brazil Squad for Copa America 2021
Brazil Squad for Copa America 2021