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Top Players To Watch In The Copa América

19/07/22

- Grant Whittington

The Copa América Femenina is officially underway – with this year’s edition being played in Colombia.

The tournament is important as it will deliver the quotas for the 2023 World Cup in New Zealand and Australia, the Olympic Games in Paris, and the American Games in Chile.

Conmebol will occupy three places in the upcoming World Cup, with the possibility of five should two countries make it successfully through the playoff in which ten regions will be participating.

As for the Copa América Femenina, there are six players who stand out head and shoulders above the rest. Should they make an impression, they’ll be taking their squads to the top of the list.

Florence Bonsecond

Florence Bonsecond is has emerged as one of the cornerstone players for Argentina over recent years. Currently playing for Madrid CFF, Bonsecond played an important role for her country in the previous World Cup in France in 2019.

Despite not winning any games, Argentina managed to draw against Scotland (3-3) and Japan (0-0). It had been Bonsecond who had equalised the score against Scotland with a final goal converted.

Geyse Ferreira

Brazil’s Geyse Ferreira entered the tournament following a phenomenal season with Madrid CFF.

Ferreira emerged as the top scorer in the Iberdrola League alongside Nigerian counterpart Asisat Oshoala. 

This achievement ultimately led to her being signed by Barcelona, arguably one of the best women’s league teams in the world.

Geyse also recently became the first South American to score in the Spanish League.

Christiane Endler

The star goalkeeper for Chile, Christiane Endler is an important ambassador for South American soccer.

She currently plays for Olympique de Lyon, the champions of the Champions League.

The 30-year-old is at the peak of her career and performance right now and is looking forward to the World Cup and the Olympic Games with confidence.

Luana Bertolucci Paixao

For Brazil, champion defensive midfielder Luana Bertolucci Paixao is the player to look out for.

Paixao is a great shot over long distances and is known as a champion recovery specialist.

Deyna Castellanos

 With Castellanos on the team, Venezuela could be looking forward to qualifying for their very first World Cup ever.

Only 23, Castellanos proved her worth by scoring five goals in the previous Copa América. Currently signed with Manchester City, the former Atlético de Madrid attacker is a force to be reckoned with.

Thanks to her incredible goal-scoring abilities, she’s allowing Venezuela an actual chance at glory in Colombia.

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