Copa America 2024 Set to Kick Off as EFL Players Head to International Tournaments

The 48th edition of the Copa America kicks off on Thursday, June 20, as Argentina take on Canada at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. The tournament, which runs until July 14, will feature 16 qualified nations, including several players from the Sky Bet EFL.

According to the reports, a total of 16 players from six different countries plying their trade in the English Football League will be representing their nations at the upcoming Copa America. This includes talents from the Premier League, EFL Championship, EFL One, and EFL Two.

“In the Chile squad, Norwich City midfielder Marcelino Nunez will be hoping to make his tournament debut after earning 25 caps for La Roja since his debut in 2021.”

The majority of the EFL players heading to the Copa America are part of the Jamaica squad, with Charlton’s Karoy Anderson, Coventry’s Joel Latibeaudiere and Kasey Palmer, Luton’s Amari’i Bell, Millwall’s Wes Harding, Oxford’s Greg Leigh, Reading’s Coniah Boyce-Clarke, and Sheffield Wednesday’s Di’Shon Bernard all selected.

The United States have also called up four players from the English second tier, with Leeds United’s Brenden Aaronson, Cardiff City’s Ethan Horvath, Norwich City’s Josh Sargent, and Coventry City’s Haji Wright all earning spots in Gregg Berhalter’s 26-man squad.

Rounding out the EFL representation is Norwich City’s Jose Cordoba, who will feature for Panama, and Watford’s Yaser Asprilla, who has been included in the Colombia squad despite not yet earning a full international debut.

With the 2024 Euro, Champions League, and FIFA Women’s World Cup all on the horizon, the Copa America is set to provide a crucial platform for these EFL players to showcase their talents on the international stage and potentially earn moves to the top leagues in world football.

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