Brazilian Football Gears Up For Copa America

With the Copa America event coming around the corner, all teams are sprucing up their squads.


Brazil is busy as well, deciding on the squad of players who would be going to this tournament and those who would be playing for Rio America. As of now, three players in the uncapped category have been selected for Copa America.

Among the three uncapped players, there is a Sau Paulo player who plays in center half, a goalkeeper who comes in from Benfica and a teenage forward player from Santos. These players are uncapped and are being considered for the centenary game in Copa America. These inclusions have surprised many when coach Dunga made his announcements. Including Gabriel, who is a nineteen year old striker, Ederson and Rodrigo Caio were surprises that were sprung by the coach on others. Dunga had several reasons to provide as well. For instance, he stated that Ederson has good vision, plays well and has a personality on the field. Rodrigo has a versatility about him. This helps him play well as a holding midfielder and get the ball out of the opponent’s defense.

Gabigol on the other hand, is known to strike well, can dribble the ball and can play one on one as well. These were some of the reasons provided by Dunga to explain why he had selected these players. He also stated that they are international players and they need to be given a chance to play in such a tournament. The beginning of the tournament will see Brazil, playing against Ecuador. There would be Peru and Haiti as the other teams in Group B along with Brazil. The event will be the start of several busy months for the team. They would be also taking part in the Olympics that would be held in August.