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Top five players who missed out on Brazil’s squad for Copa America 2024

Published at :May 11, 2024 at 2:33 PM
Modified at :May 11, 2024 at 2:33 PM
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Rohit Sarkar

A number of big names have not been included in Dorival Júnior’s squad for the upcoming tournament

We are at the fag end of the club football season and now getting ready for the international break. Two important tournaments, the Euro 2024 and the Copa América 2024, will be held in this post-season international break.

Let’s shift our focus to the Copa América. It is a quadrennial international football tournament organised and held by South America’s football ruling body CONMEBOL. The Copa América 2024 will be held in the United States from June 20 to July 24.

Argentina head not the tournament as the defending champions. However, Brazil will also be the favourites, having won this tournament nine times. The winner of the Copa América 2024 will go on to play the winner of Euro 2024 in 2025 CONMEBOL–UEFA Cup of Champions.

Brazil recently announced their squad for this tournament. However, in this article, we take a look at the top five players who missed the berth in the Copa América 2024 squad for the Brazil Football team.

5. Richarlison

The Tottenham Hotspur striker missed a spot in the squad for the Copa América 2024. He scored a brilliant overhead kick against Serbia in the World Cup 2022. Richarlison has scored 11 goals so far in the Premier League this season. Richarlison has been the main striker for Brazil off late.

However, he is reportedly injured and therefore Brazil has decided to not include him in the squad for the Copa América 2024.

4. Gleison Bremer

Gleison Bremer is also on the list of players who have missed the spot in Brazil’s squad for the Copa América 2024. Bremer has been sensational for Juventus this season, having conceded just 22 goals this season. He has also been responsible for keeping 16 clean sheets for his team.

Bremer has also inflicted 57 clean tackles this season. So, he will definitely be disappointed for missing the Brazil squad for the Copa América 2024, despite being so influential on the pitch this season!

3. Gabriel Jesus

Gabriel Jesus has also missed out on a place in the Brazil squad for the Copa América 2024. The Arsenal striker has failed to impress this season. He has struggled for goals. Gabriel Jesus has managed to score just 8 goals in the 34 games he has played so far this season.

These are pretty under impressive stats for a striker. The lacklustre performance has cost him a spot in the Copa América squad. Moreover, he has suffered from consistent injuries this season. His knee has caused him issues right from the ACL injury that he suffered at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Also Read: Brazil’s 23-man squad for Copa America 2024

2. Matheus Cunha

Matheus Cunha, who is plying his trade for Wolverhampton Wanderers has also failed to get himself included in the squad for the Copa América 2024.

He has scored 13 goals in 34 matches in all competitions this season. 11 of those goals have come in 30 games he has played so far in the Premier League. He has played as a second striker or a winger this season but has failed to make the cut in the squad for his national team.

1. Casemiro

The most surprising exclusion from the Brazil squad for the Copa América 2024 has definitely been that of Casemiro‘s. He has been a sensational defensive midfielder in his career. However, the tank has had an underwhelming season this time around with Manchester United.

Casemiro was even the captain of Brazil in March last year but failed to play against England courtesy of an injury. However, this time around, he was left off for Copa América, owing to the dismal season that he has had for Manchester United. He has played 75 games for Brazil but his international future right now is in doubt!

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