Players To Watch at the Copa America

Players To Watch At The 2019 Copa America

The Copa America gets underway this weekend and is often one of the more entertaining international tournaments. One of the most exciting parts of any international event is looking out for the breakout star, or the player who's been linked with your team. Bet UK have taken a look at 4 players to watch out for this summer, as well as a quick look at the Premier League stars in action.

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Arthur - Brazil

Age: 22
Club: Barcelona
Caps: 10
Reason To Watch : Could form a midfield partnership with Frenkie De Jong for Barcelona next season.

Arthur joined Barcelona from Gremio last summer and after a slow start, became an important part of Barcelona’s midfield. His impressive move to Barca gave him his first Brazil cap in September of last year. Similar to his Barcelona careers, since he has started playing for Brazil, he hasn’t left the first team. Due to the similarities in their playing styles, Arthur has been viewed as the successor to Iniesta for the Blaugrana. Tidy passes, slick dribbling and exceptional ball control make him a perfect Barcelona type player. Alongside Frenkie De Jong next season, we could see the start of one of Europe’s most devastating midfield partnerships. The Copa America will be a chance for Arthur to show what he is all about.

Giovani Lo Celso - Argentina

Age: 23
Club: Real Betis
Caps: 13
Reason To Watch : Has been linked with Tottenham as a Christian Eriksen replacement.

After never fully breaking into the PSG side, Giovani Lo Celso moved to Real Betis and proved that he was a world class player. He only signed on loan, but after making his move permanent in April, he is now also free to move on. He’s already been quoted as saying he would like to work with fellow Argentinian Mauricio Pochettino. With Christian Eriksen set to move on in the summer, we could see Lo Celso as a direct replacement in North London. The two have very similar playing styles, although after a dip in form this season for Eriksen, Lo Celso could be seen as an improvement. After having an initial bid turned down, Spurs look to be going back with a record £90 million bid that would trigger his release clause at Betis. Spurs fans will want to play close attention this summer to see if he will be worth it.

Duvan Zapata - Colombia

Age: 28
Club: Atalanta
Caps: 7
Reason To Watch : Should get his big move after a 28 goal season in Italy.

It’s rare that a player will have a breakout year at 28 years old, but that is what Duvan Zapata. Zapata has been floating around Italy for the last 6 years, playing for Napoli, Udinese and Sampdoria, before ending up in Atalanta for the 18/19 season. He has rarely shone and even started this season slowly, before starting an unbelievable run of form starting in December. In 8 games from December to the end of January, Zapata scored 14 goals, including a hattrick and a 4 goal haul against Frosinone. That form continued until the end of the season, eventually finishing with 23 league goals, to go with his 5 in other competitions. He is in the middle of a two year loan deal at Atalanta, but that doesn’t stop him from making a move this summer. Another strong showing at the Copa America could convince a big name to take a chance on the late bloomer.

Josef Martinez - Venezuela

Age: 26
Club: Atlanta United
Caps: 47
Reason To Watch : Rumoured to follow Miguel Almiron and make his move to Europe this summer.

Since joining Atlanta United in 2017, Josef Martinez has scored an incredible 68 goals in 80 games. He broke the single season scoring record in the MLS last season with 31 goals in 34 games, helping Atlanta to their first MLS title. Inevitably, he has been linked with a move abroad and this summer could finally be his time to move on. Newcastle’s January signing of Miguel Almiron has added further fuel to the fire, as Almiron proved that MLS stars can go for big fees. Alongside Salomon Rondon, he will be part of a strike partnership that could put his name on the map and get him the move that he's been working towards.

Premier League Players at the 2019 Copa America

Position | Player | Club | Country --- | --- | --- | --- | --- GK | David Ospina | Arsenal | Colombia MF | Lucas Torreira | Arsenal | Uruguay MF | Jefferson Lerma | Bournemouth | Colombia MF | Willian | Chelsea | Brazil DF | Yerry Mina | Everton | Colombia FW | Richarlison | Everton | Brazil FW | Shinji Okazaki | Leicester City | Japan GK | Alisson | Liverpool | Brazil FW | Roberto Firmino | Liverpool | Brazil MF | Antonio Valencia | Manchester United | Ecuador FW | Alexis Sanchez | Manchester United | Chile GK | Ederson | Manchester City | Brazil DF | Nicolas Otamendi | Manchester City | Argentina MF | Fernandinho | Manchester City | Brazil FW | Gabriel Jesus | Manchester City | Brazil FW | Sergio Aguero | Manchester City | Argentina MF | Miguel Almiron | Newcastle United | Paraguay FW | Salomon Rondon | Newcastle United | Venezuela DF | Juan Foyth | Tottenham Hotspur | Argentina DF | Davinson Sanchez | Tottenham Hotspur | Colombia MF | Roberto Pereyra | Watford | Argentina DF | Fabian Balbuena | West Ham United | Paraguay

Complete Copa America Squad Lists

Group A

Brazil - 11/10 To Win The Copa America

Number Position Player Club Caps Goals
1 GK Alisson Liverpool 36 0
2 DF Thiago Silva PSG 76 7
3 DF Miranda Inter Milan 57 3
4 DF Marquinhos PSG 36 1
5 MF Casemiro Real Madrid 36 0
6 DF Felipe Luis Atletico Madrid 40 2
7 FW David Neres Ajax 3 1
8 MF Arthur Barcelona 10 0
9 FW Gabriel Jesus Manchester City 29 16
10 MF Willian Chelsea 65 8
11 MF Phillipe Coutinho Barcelona 49 14
12 DF Alex Sandro Juventus 15 1
13 DF Dani Alves (C) PSG 109 7
14 DF Eder Militao Real Madrid 4 0
15 MF Allan Napoli 4 0
16 GK Cassio Corinthians 1 0
17 MF Fernandinho Manchester City 51 2
18 MF Lucas Paqueta AC Milan 5 1
19 FW Everton Gremio 6
20 FW Roberto Firmino Liverpool 32 10
21 FW Richarlison Everton 10 5
22 DF Fagner Corinthians 9 0
23 GK Ederson Manchester City 5 0

Bolivia - 40/1 To Win The Copa America

Number Position Player Club Caps Goals
1 GK Carlos Lampe San Jose 25 0
2 DF Saul Torres Nacional Potosi 2 0
3 MF Alejandro Chumacero Puebla 40 2
4 DF Luis Haquin Puebla 12 1
5 DF Mario Cuellar Oriente Petrolero 2 0
6 MF Erwin Saavedra Bolivar 17 0
7 MF Leonel Justiniano Bolivar 16 0
8 DF Diego Bejarano Bolivar 25 2
9 FW Marcelo Martins Shijiazhuang Ever Bright 72 17
10 MF Samuel Galindo Always Ready 7 0
11 FW Leonardo Vaca Blooming 11 1
12 GK Ruben Cordano Blooming 1 0
13 DF Jose Maria Carrasco Blooming 0 0
14 MF Raul Castro The Strongest 18 0
15 MF Paul Arano Blooming 0 0
16 MF Diego Wayar The Strongest 2 0
17 DF Marvin Bejarano The Strongest 37 0
18 FW Gilbert Alvarez Jorge Wilstermann 19 3
19 FW Rodrigo Ramallo San Jose 15 2
20 MF Fernando Saucedo Jorge Wilstermann 5 0
21 DF Robert Fernandez Blooming 1 0
22 DF Adrian Jusino Bolivar 3 0
23 GK Javier Rojas Nacional Potosi 0 0

Venezuela - 28/1 To Win The Copa America

Number Position Player Club Caps Goals
1 GK Wuilker Farinez Millonarios 12 0
2 DF Mikel Villanueva Gimnastic 18 2
3 DF Yordan Osorio Vitoria de Guimaraes 8 0
4 DF Jhon Chancellor Al-Ahli 10 0
5 MF Junior Moreno D.C. United 12 1
6 MF Yangel Herrera Huesca 10 1
7 MF Darwin Machis Cadiz 14 2
8 MF Tomas Rincon (C) Torino 93 1
9 FW Fernando Aristeguieta America de Cali 16 1
10 MF Jefferson Savarino Real Salt Lake 7 0
11 MF Juanpi Huesca 13 1
12 GK Joel Graterol Zamora 0 0
13 MF Luis Manuel Seijas Santa Fe 67 2
14 DF Luis Mago Palestino 4 1
15 MF Jhon Murillo Tondelo 20 3
16 DF Roberto Rosales Espanyol 73 1
17 FW Josef Martinez Atlanta United 47 10
18 MF Yeferson Soteldo Santos 8 0
19 MF Arquimedes Figuera Deportiva La Guaira 22 1
20 DF Ronald Hernandez Stabaek 5 0
21 DF Rolf Feltscher LA Galaxy 18 0
22 GK Rafael Romo APOEL 11 0
23 FW Salomon Rondon Newcastle United 71 22

Peru - 22/1 To Win The Copa America

Number Position Player Club Caps Goals
1 GK Pedro Gallese Alianza Lima 49 0
2 DF Luis Abram Velez Sarsfield 7 0
3 DF Aldo Corzo Universitario 27 0
4 DF Anderson Santamaria Atlas 12 0
5 DF Miguel Araujo Talleres 12 0
6 DF Miguel Trauco Flamengo 37 0
7 MF Paolo Hurtado Konyaspor 37 3
8 MF Christian Cueva Santos 54 9
9 FW Paolo Guerrero (C) Internacional 89 35
10 FW Jefferson Farfan Lokomotiv Moscow 92 26
11 FW Raul Ruidiaz Seattle Sounders 37 4
12 GK Carlos Caceda Melgar 6 0
13 MF Renato Tapia Willem II 41 3
14 FW Andy Polo Portland Timbers 24 1
15 DF Carlos Zambrano Basel 43 4
16 MF Jesus Pretell Sporting Cristal 0 0
17 DF Luis Advincula Rayo Vallecano 77 1
18 FW Andrew Carrillo Al-Hilal 58 6
19 MF Yoshimar Yotun Cruz Azul 85 2
20 MF Edison Flores Morelia 41 11
21 GK Patricio Alvarez Sporting Cristal 0 0
22 DF Alexander Callens New York City FC 13 1
23 MF Christofer Gonzales Sporting Cristal 10 1

Group B

Argentina - 15/4 To Win The Copa America

Number Position Player Club Caps Goals
1 GK Franco Armani River Plate 5 0
2 DF Juan Foyth Tottenham Hotspur 3 0
3 DF Nicolas Tagliafico Ajax 14 0
4 DF Renzo Saravia Racing 4 0
5 MF Leandro Parades Paris Saint Germain 12 1
6 DF German Pezzella Fiorentina 7 1
7 MF Roberto Pereyra Watford 16 2
8 MF Marcos Acuna Sporting CP 18 0
9 FW Sergio Aguero Manchester City 90 39
10 FW Lionel Messi Barcelona 130 67
11 MF Angel Di Maria PSG 97 20
12 GK Agustin Marchesin America 4 0
13 DF Ramiro Funes Mori Villarreal 25 2
14 DF Milton Casco River Plate 2 0
15 MF Guido Pizzaro Tigres UNAL 2 0
16 MF Rodrigo De Paul Udinese 5 0
17 DF Nicolas Otamendi Manchester City 60 4
18 MF Guido Rodriguez America 3 0
19 FW Matias Suarez River Plate 3 0
20 MF Giovani Lo Celso Real Betis 13 1
21 FW Paulo Dybala Juventus 20 1
22 FW Lautaro Martinez Inter Milan 7 4
23 GK Esteban Andrada Boca Juniors 1 0

Colombia - 9/1 To Win The Copa America

Number Position Player Club Caps Goals
1 GK David Ospina Arsenal 94 0
2 DF Christian Zapata AC Milan 56 2
3 DF Stefan Medina Monterrey 10 0
4 DF Santiago Arias Atletico Madrid 48 0
5 MF Wilmar Barrios Zenit Saint Petersburg 19 0
6 DF William Tesillo Leon 4 0
7 FW Duvan Zupata Atalanta 7 0
8 MF Edwin Cardona Pachuca 33 5
9 FW Radamel Falcao Monaco 83 33
10 MF James Rodriguez Bayern Munich 70 22
11 MF Juan Cuadrado Juventus 78 8
12 GK Camilo Vargas Deportivo Cali 6 0
13 DF Yerry Mina Everton 17 6
14 FW Luis Diaz Junior 3 1
15 MF Mateus Uribe America 17 0
16 MF Jefferson Lerma Bournemouth 10 0
17 DF Cristian Borja Sporting CP 3 0
18 MF Gustavo Cuellar Flamengo 5 0
19 FW Luis Muriel Fiorentina 24 2
20 FW Roger Martinez America 7 1
21 DF Jhon Lucumi Genk 0 0
22 GK Alvaro Montero Deportes Tolima 0 0
23 DF Davinson Sanchez Tottenham Hotspur 19 0

Paraguay - 25/1 To Win The Copa America

Number Position Player Club Caps Goals
1 GK Antony Silva Huracan 27 0
2 DF Ivan Piris Libertad 25 0
3 DF Gustavo Gomez Palmeiras 31 2
4 DF Fabian Balbuena West Ham United 9 0
5 DF Bruno Valdez America 24 1
6 DF Santiago Arzamendia Cerro Porteno 1 0
7 FW Juan Iturbe UNAM 9 0
8 MF Juan Rodrigo Rojas Olimpia 19 0
9 FW Oscar Cardozo Libertad 50 10
10 FW Derlis Gonzalez Santos 32 5
11 FW Federico Santander Bologna 17 2
12 GK Junior Fernandez Botafogo 7 0
13 DF Junior Alonso Boca Juniors 20 1
14 DF Juan Escobar Cerro Porteno 2 0
15 MF Matias Rojas Defensa y Justicia 2 0
16 MF Celso Ortiz Monterrey 16 0
17 MF Hernan Perez Espanyol 33 2
18 MF Richard Ortiz Olimpia 32 6
19 FW Cecilio Dominguez Independiente 13 0
20 DF Ivan Torres Olimpia 0 0
21 FW Oscar Romero Shanghai Shenhua 38 3
22 GK Alfredo Aguilar Olimpia 1 0
23 MF Miguel Almiron Newcastle United 16 0

Qatar - 80/1 To Win The Copa America

Number Position Player Club Caps Goals
1 GK Saad Al Sheeb Al-Sadd 52 0
2 DF Ro-Ro Al-Sadd 44 1
3 DF Abdelkarim Hassan Al-Sadd 83 10
4 DF Al-Mahdi Ali Mukhtar Al-Gharafa 35 3
5 DF Tarek Salman Al-Sadd 19 0
6 MF Abdulaziz Hatem Al-Gharafa 56 3
7 FW Ahmed Alaaeldin Al-Gharafa 23 1
8 DF Hamid Ismail Al-Sadd 62 1
9 MF Abdullah Al-Ahrak Al-Dhuail 3 0
10 FW Hassan Al-Haydos (C) Al-Sadd 119 26
11 FW Akram Afif Al-Sadd 46 12
12 MF Karim Boudiaf Al-Duhail 68 4
13 DF Tameem Al-Muhaza Al-Gharafa 1 0
14 MF Salem Al-Hajri Al-Sadd 9 0
15 DF Bassam Al-Rawi Al-Duhail 19 2
16 MF Boualem Khoukhi Al-Sadd 60 16
17 MF Ahmed Moein Qatar SC 4 0
18 MF Ahmed Fatehi Al-Arabi 10 0
19 FW Almoez Ali Al-Duhail 39 19
20 MF Ali Afif Al-Duhail 54 10
21 GK Yousef Hassan Al-Gharafa 6 0
22 GK Mohammed Al-Bakri Al-Khor 2 0
23 DF Assim Madibo Al-Duhail 21 0

Group C

Uruguay - 15/2 To Win The Copa America

Number Position Player Club Caps Goals
1 GK Fernando Muslera Galatasaray 107 0
2 DF Jose Gimenez Atletico Madrid 49 7
3 DF Diego Godin Atletico Madrid 126 8
4 DF Giovanni Gonzalez Penarol 2 0
5 MF Matias Vecino Inter Milan 33 3
6 MF Rodrigo Bentancur Juventus 18 0
7 MF Nicolas Lodeiro Seattle Sounders 56 4
8 MF Nahitan Nandez Boca Juniors 22 0
9 FW Luis Suarez Barcelona 106 55
10 MF Giorgian De Arrascaeta Flamengo 19 2
11 FW Christhian Stuani Girona 48 8
12 GK Martin Campana Independiente 3 0
13 DF Marcelo Saracchi RB Leipzig 4 0
14 MF Lucas Torreira Arsenal 15 0
15 MF Federico Valverde Real Madrid 9 1
16 MF Gaston Pereiro PSV 7 4
17 DF Diego Laxalt AC Milan 16 0
18 FW Maxi Gomez Celta Vigo 11 1
19 DF Sebastian Coates Sporting CP 34 1
20 FW Jonathan Rodriguez Cruz Azul 14 2
21 FW Edinson Cavani PSG 109 46
22 DF Martin Caceres Juventus 88 4
23 GK Martin Silva Libertad 11 0

Ecuador - 33/1 To Win The Copa America

Number Position Player Club Caps Goals
1 GK Alexander Dominguez Velez Sarsfield 48 0
2 DF Artuto Mina Yeni Malatyaspor 19 1
3 DF Robert Arboleda Sao Paulo 13 1
4 DF Pedro Pablo Velasco Barcelona 6 0
5 MF Renato Ibarra America 42 1
6 DF Cristian Ramirez Krasnodar 18 1
7 MF Romario Ibarra Minnesota United 7 3
8 MF Carlos Gruezo Dallas 23 0
9 FW Carlos Garces Delfin 1 0
10 FW Angel Mena Leon 13 1
11 MF Ayrton Preciado Santos Laguna 11 0
12 GK Pedro Ortiz Delfin 0 0
13 FW Enner Valencia UANL 46 27
14 DF Xavier Arreaga Seattle Sounders 1 0
15 MF Jefferson Intriago LDU Quito 5 0
16 MF Antonio Valencia Manchester United 93 11
17 DF Jose Quintero LDU Quito 1 0
18 MF Jefferson Orejuela LDU Quito 15 0
19 DF Beder Caicedo Barcelona 4 0
20 MF Andres Chicaiza LDU Quito 0 0
21 DF Gabriel Achilier Morelia 51 1
22 GK Maximo Banguera Barcelona 35 0
23 MF Jhegson Mendez Orlando City 7 0

Japan - 33/1 To Win The Copa America

Number Position Player Club Caps Goals
1 GK Eiji Kawashima Strasbourg 88 0
2 DF Daiki Sugioka Shonan Bellmare 0 0
3 MF Yuta Nakayama PEC Zwolle 0 0
4 DF Ko Itakura Groningen 0 0
5 DF Naomichi Ueda Cercle Brugge 4 0
6 MF Kota Watanabe Tokyo Verdy 0 0
7 MF Gaku Shibaski Getafe 34 3
8 MF Tatsuya Ito Hamburger SV 0 0
9 FW Daizen Maeda Matsumoto Yamaga 0 0
10 MF Shoya Nakajima Al-Duhail 8 3
11 MF Koji Miyoshi Yokohama F Marinos 0 0
12 GK Ryosuke Kojima Oita Trinita 0 0
13 FW Ayase Ueda Hosei University 0 0
14 DF Teruki Hara Sagan Tosu 0 0
15 DF Daiki Suga Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo 0 0
16 DF Takehiro Tomiyasu Sint-Truiden 10 1
17 MF Taishi Matusmoto Sanfrecce Hiroshima 0 0
18 FW Shinji Okazaki Leicester City 116 50
19 DF Tomoki Iwata Oita Trinita 0 0
20 MF Hiroki Abe Kashima Antlers 0 0
21 MF Takefusa Kubo FC Tokyo 0 0
22 DF Yugo Tatsuta Shimizu S-Pulse 0 0
23 GK Keisuke Osako Sanfrecce Hiroshima 0 0

Chile - 10/1 To Win The Copa America

Number Position Player Club Caps Goals
1 GK Gabriel Arias Racing Club 5 0
2 DF Igor Lichnovsky Cruz Azul 5 0
3 DF Guillermo Maripan Deportivo Alaves 15 2
4 DF Maurico Isla Fenerbache 107 4
5 DF Paulo Diaz Al-Ahli Saudi FC 16 0
6 MF Jose Pedro Fuenzalida Universidad Catolica 47 3
7 FW Alexis Sanchez Manchester United 124 41
8 MF Arturo Vidal Barcelona 107 26
9 FW Nicolas Castillo America 20 4
10 MF Diego Valdes Santos Laguna 10 1
11 FW Eduardo Vargas UANL 82 35
12 GK Brayan Cortes Colo-Colo 2 0
13 MF Erick Pulgar Bologna 15 0
14 MF Esteban Pavez Colo-Colo 4 0
15 DF Jean Beausejour Universidad de Chile 101 6
16 MF Pedro Pablo Hernandez Independiente 25 3
17 DF Gary Medel Besiktas 118 7
18 DF Gonzalo Jara Estudiantes de la Plata 112 3
19 FW Junior Fernandes Alanyaspor 16 0
20 MF Charles Aranguiz Bayer Leverkusen 69 7
21 DF Oscar Opazo Colo-Colo 6 1
22 FW Angelo Sagal Pachuca 16 2
23 GK Yerko Urra Huachipato 0 0

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