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Added May 25th, 2015 by Jack

Best Players in Copa America 2015

With the start of the 2015 Copa America just around the corner and the last matches of every major football league in Europe, we have to take a moment and talk about the best players that will set foot on Chile in mid June. We have put together a list of the Top 5 players to look out for in this year’s edition of Copa America. There are some amazing players on this list!

Arturo Vidal

Arturo Vidal is easily the most known player of Chile, the hosting country. This midfielder is 28 years old, plays for Juventus FC, and has scored over 83 goals in his whole career. His attributes are an outrageous speed, outstanding game vision, his strength lets him get past defenders with little or no trouble and a great accuracy to center the ball or shoot straight to goal.

Vidal’s career started in Colo Colo, a huge Chilean team, and then headed to Europe in 2007 to play at Bayer Leverkusen. In 2011 Juventus found he was a great asset and bought him from the Germans. He’s been playing as a midfielder for the Italian team since his arrival 4 years ago, and has taken his team to win several Serie A titles and will be playing UEFA Champions League final against FC Barcelona on June 6th.

Every team knows they have to be careful about Vidal, and even more careful when he’s playing alongside Alexis Sanchez, who is the other secret weapon of the Chilean national team for the Copa America they’ll be hosting. No one wants to miss the party at home!

Luis Suárez

The Uruguayan striker has always been kind of a showman, and we doubt things will be different this year in Copa America. His team relies heavily on his presence, as was seen in the previous World Cup, when Luis was suspended for biting (yes, biting) Giorgio Chiellini of the Italian national team. The sanction expelled him from the World Cup, as well as from the Uruguayan concentration, thus depriving him of helping his team.

His attributes are his striker instinct, amazing speed and incredible sense of timing when it comes to shooting the net. This guy nailed 31 goals in one season with Liverpool FC on 2014, and he did so after missing several games due to an injury, What an animal! However, Suarez game has changed a lot, and is now more mature helping his teammates score goals too. This makes him one of the most dangerous strikers in the world.

He currently plays for FC Barcelona and is a part of the world’s best striking team, the MSN, which stands for nothing less than the initials of Messi, Suarez and Neymar. Everyone is afraid of these guys!

Neymar Jr

Another member of the MSN, Neymar Jr, plays for the Brazilian national team, and at the age of 23 he has actually scored more goals than many of his older teammates. This marvelous Brazilian player has the ability of getting past defenders without breaking a sweat and can score goals from any distance in as many ways as you can possibly think of. He scores goals, makes passes and gives the best assistance you can imagine while playing for Brazil of Barcelona.

On last year’s World Cup, Neymar had to leave the competition early after receiving a kick on his back by a Colombian player on the Quarter Final match. This is stated as one of the reasons for Brazil’s debacle when they lost 1-7 to the German national team in the Semifinals. The Brazilian player is even more dangerous when playing alongside club teammate Dani Alves, who happens to play for Brazilian national team also.

The media are expecting to see Neymar reach his best shape during the Copa America this year, and they also expect him to be the top goal scorer of the tournament. We’ll have to wait and see if the rest of the team help him in this mission.

James Rodríguez

The Colombian midfielder has had a great run since the beginning of his career in Colombia. James Rodríguez is now considered a member of the elite football players alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr. He is only 24 years old and has already won the UEFA Europa League, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA World Cup of Clubs.

James was named one of the best football players in the world last year, he won the golden boot at the FIFA World Cup for being the top striker and was given a contract at Spanish giants Real Madrid. His eye for giving assistance, shooting for goal and making incredible passes are his main attributes. He plays marvelously and many legends of the world football have said he’s to be one of the greatest of all time.

He will play alongside Radamel Falcao on the Colombian national team and is considered one of the players to look out for in this Copa America Chile 2015.

Lionel Messi

Let’s face it, I don’t even have to talk about the Argentinian football genius, the whole world already knows who he is. The top 5 players to look out in the Copa America 2015 could not be completed without discussing Lionel Messi’s astounding attributes, which are basically everything he does. The guy can score, pass, dribble, run and even fly. He has scored goals so beautiful you wouldn’t even believe me if I told you about it.

Messi has won everything he has ever wanted…with Barcelona. The story changes a lot when we compare what he has accomplished playing for Barcelona with his performance at the Argentinian team. His national team made it to the final at Brazil 2014, and lost to Germany 1-0 in the extra-time. Messi was blamed by the South American press for not performing at the same level he does when in Barcelona.

Nothing else can be said about who can easily be the best football player of all times, but it is true we are al expecting to see his best performance yet for his national team, and the whole world will be watching whenever he gets the ball.

 
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