Colombia announce final 28-man Copa América squad 🇨🇴

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Blaise Bourgeois

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Los Cafeteros head to the upcoming Copa América in Brazil 20 years removed from their only triumph in the 105-year history of South America’s premier tournament.

On Thursday, manager Reinaldo Rueda announced his 28-man squad for Copa América 2021, which will kick off on Sunday when Brazil face Venezuela, followed by Colombia’s opening-round clash with Ecuador.

Of course, Colombia will start their journey in Group A with Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela.

Rueda has started well after replacing Carlos Queiroz, leading Colombia to a World Cup qualifying 3-0 win over Peru and a 2-2 draw against Argentina after starting two goals down.

Naturally, there has been quite a bit of controversy as James RodrĂ­guez and Radamel Falcao were snubbed from the squad.


Colombia’s 28-man Copa América squad

Goalkeepers: David Ospina (Napoli), Camilo Vargas (Atlas), Aldair Quintana (AtlĂ©tico Nacional).

Defenders: Carlos Cuesta Figueroa (Genk), Daniel Muñoz Mejía (Genk), Dávinson Sánchez (Tottenham) John Lucumí (Genk), Yerry Mina (Everton), Oscar Murillo (Pachuca), Stefan Medina (Monterrey), William Tesillo (Club León).

Midfielders: Baldomero Perlaza (Atlético Nacional), Edwin Cardona (Boca Juniors), Gustavo Cuéllar (Al Hilal); Jáminton Campaz (Deportes Tolima), Juan Ferney Otero (Santos Laguna), Juan Guillermo Cuadrado, (Juventus), Matheus Uribe (Porto), Sebastián Pérez (Boavista), Wílmar Barrios (Zenit), Yairo Moreno (Pachuca), Yimmy Chará (Portland Timbers), Luis Diaz Marulanda (Porto).

Forwards: Alfredo Morelos (Rangers); Duván Zapata (Atalanta), Luis Fernando Muriel (Atalanta), Miguel Borja (Junior), Rafael Santos Borré (River Plate).