Lionel Messi is waiting for the country to win the international title. With the Copa America 2021 win, the Argentine star also became the best player of the tournament. It was certain that he would be in the Copa America ‘Team of the Tournament. However, Angel Di Maria, who won Argentina by scoring in the final, did not get a place in the best XI of this year’s Copa America.
The top four players from Argentina got a place in the best team. Three players have been picked from Brazil, who lost 1-0 to Argentina in the final. One player each from Peru, Chile, Ecuador, and Colombia. The technical team of Conmebol, the governing body of South American football, has selected this best team in a 4-3-3 formation.
No one has been able to replace Argentina’s Emiliano Martinez in the goalposts. He has conceded only 2 goals in 6 matches. Did not digest any goal in 4 matches. Aston Villar A goalkeeper blocked 85.6 percent of shots. Argentina reached the final with his heroism in the semi-final tiebreaker.
Copa America 2021 Defenders of Best XI
Chile’s Mauricio Isla has found a place in the right-back position in the defense. He gave 27 passes in the opponent’s half. He made 15.2 passes in the attacking third, the second-highest among defenders. Brazil and Argentina have been chosen as the two center-backs in the middle Cristian Romero of Argentina and Marquinhos of Brazil. Argentina did not concede a goal while Romero was on the field. He has recovered the ball 4.8 times in every match. Among the defenders, Marquinhos has given the highest number of 344 passes. He has recovered the ball in the air an average of 2.6 times per match. Ecuador left-back Parvis Estupinan made 9.6 crosses per match at the left end, creating 2.4 chances.
Selected Players of Conmebol XI -Midfielders
Brazil’s defensive midfielder Casimiro is in the middle of the midfield. He has recovered the ball 36 times in the air. This time the anger is the highest. He has recovered the ball 8.3 times in every match. To his right is an Argentine midfielder, Rodrigo de Paul. He has recovered the ball a maximum of 32 times in the Argentine team. Made 6 chances (goals). He was also the source of Maria’s goal in the final. Peruvian midfielder Yoshimi Yotun is on the left. Yotun, who prefers to play as a left-winger, has recovered the ball 63 times, the highest in the Copa this time. Gave 420 passes, this time in Copa which is the highest.
Who else in the forward except Messi and Neymar ?
Neymar is among the attackers. The Brazilian forward has created 3.5 goal opportunities in each match. He gave 21.6 passes in the attacking third. Argentina captain Messi to his right. Besides scoring 4 goals, he has scored 5 goals with his teammates. He managed to put 11 of them in the goal post with 28 shots. Colombia forward Luis Diaz also scored 4 goals. He created 5 chances and took 10 shots at the goal post. Diaz, who scored a spectacular bicycle kick against Brazil, will play at Neymar’s left edge.
The best team in the Copa America 2021:
Goalkeeper : Emiliano Martinez (Argentina)
Defenders : Parvis Estupinan (Ecuador), Marquinhos (Brazil), Cristian Romero (Argentina), Mauricio Isla (Chile).
Midfielders : Yoshimir Yotun (Chile), Casimiro (Brazil), and Rodrigo de Paul (Argentina).
Forwards : Luis Diaz (Colombia), Neymar (Brazil), and Lionel Messi (Argentina).