Copa America 2024 Brazil Squad: Best Player Neymar Out, Endrick In

Copa America 2024 Brazil Squad: Copa America 2024 represents a chance for Brazil to reclaim their status as the king of the continent. The Selecao endured a difficult end to 2023 as they lost three consecutive 2026 World Cup qualifiers, including at home to world champions Argentina. However, a win over England at Wembley Stadium and a thrilling draw with Spain during the March international break gave some new impetus to a group being led by Dorival Junior, who was confirmed as head coach in January this year.

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Although Brazil are not quite at the level of previous major tournaments — for one thing, star forward Neymar has been left out of the squad due to injury — they will still be one of the leading contenders for glory at this summer’s tournament in the United States.

Neymar misses out on Copa America 2024 Brazil Squad


Neymar will not be back in time from his serious knee injury to play for Brazil at the Copa America this summer. He was injured playing for Al Hilal in the Saudi Pro League back in September last year, but that does mean a space in the forward department has opened up for a certain someone.

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Endrick’s Rise and Selection: Copa America 2024

He’s not quite a wildcard anymore, but Palmeiras’ teenage sensation Endrick is headed to his first international tournament after his senior tournament debut goal against England at Wembley in March.

Endrick, a 17-year-old striker for Palmeiras, has drawn the attention of major European clubs and the football world since he was 15 years old. The Brazilian’s reputation grew further when it emerged Real Madrid and Chelsea were among a host of prominent clubs monitoring the Verdao star.

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But it was Madrid who went and secured his signature in 2022 as the club paid the release clause of €60 million (£52m/m) with €35m due up front and a further €25m in add-ons. Endrick is yet to move to the Spanish capital because of FIFA regulations that state he is unable to formally become a part of the Madrid squad until he turns 18 on July 21, 2024.

Copa America 2024 Brazil Squad
Copa America 2024 Brazil Squad

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Brazil Squad: Copa America 2024

EdersonGKManchester City (ENG)3025
AlissonGKLiverpool (ENG)3163
DaniloDEFJuventus (ITA)3256
Yan CoutoDEFGirona (ESP)213
Guilherme AranaDEFAtletico-MG276
WendellDEFPorto (POR)302
BeraldoDEFPSG (FRA)202
Eder MilitaoDEFReal Madrid (ESP)2630
Gabriel MagalhaesDEFArsenal (ENG)266
MarquinhosDEFPSG (FRA)2984
Andreas PereiraMIDFulham (ENG)283
Joao GomesMIDWolverhampton (ENG)232
Bruno GuimaraesMIDNewcastle (ENG)2620
Douglas LuizMIDAston Villa (ENG)2613
Lucas PaquetaMIDWest Ham (ENG)2644
EvanilsonFORPorto (POR)240
RodrygoFORReal Madrid (ESP)2322
Gabriel MartinelliFORArsenal (ENG)229
RaphinhaFORBarcelona (ESP)2722
SavinhoFORGirona (ESP)201
Vinicius JuniorFORReal Madrid (ESP)2328

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