5 Best Latino soccer players who will miss the Copa América

These are the great Latin American players who will miss out on the Copa América.

James Rodríguez and Paulo Dybala

We tell you which are the footballers who will not play this competition. Photos: IG-jamesrodriguez10, IG-paulodybala

LatinAmerican Post| Juan Manuel Londoño

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With Brazil as the confirmed venue for the next Copa América, the competition is already starting to heat up. However, there are several players who will miss out on this competition. Here we tell you which are the 5 most important names that will not participate in it.

James Rodriguez

The Colombian midfielder from Everton will not only miss the Qatar Qualifiers but also the Copa América. "In recent days, the steering wheel was subjected to medical examinations, which determined that it is not at the optimal level of competition, therefore, it will not be able to join the group called by Reinaldo Rueda for the aforementioned commitments and the South American championship", informed the Colombian Soccer Federation. James had nine injuries in his last season with Everton and although he is one of the best Colombians in the sport, he is not expected to be back on the court anytime soon.

Jefferson Farfan

The 36-year-old Peruvian striker plays a key role in his team but will be out for an indefinite period with a knee injury. Farfán has a cartilage injury in his left knee, which kept him off the court for most of the past year. Farfán is the second most prolific scorer in the history of his team behind Paolo Guerrero. He is a great goal creator who makes the game easy for his teammates.

Also read: The soccer players who will stand out in the Copa América 2021

Paulo Dybala

"La Joya" will not participate in this occasion by the Argentine National Team. Since his debut at age 22, Dybala has won 22 championships. With the National Team, he has had 29 appearances and has scored 2 goals since 2015. Despite this, he had a fairly regular season this year due to various injuries and was left out of the squad for his country.

Edison Flores

Another important Peruvian. Flores plays for DC United in MLS. A few days ago, this organization reported that Flores "broke his hamstring proximal hamstring in the match against the Philadelphia Union on May 23". His six weeks of rehabilitation are completed on July 6, so he will not be available to play the Copa América.

Exequiel Palacios

An injury to his right adductors during training with Leverkusen will prevent the former River player from participating in the Copa América. Palacios will need a recovery time of at least eight weeks. Palacios has won the Copa Libertadores and two South American Recopas with his National Team.


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