2019 Copa America– Group C Preview

This Friday, CONMEBOL’s greatest global competition will start on Brazilian soil when the match in between Brazil and Bolivia starts the 2019 CopaAmerica Chile will attempt to safeguard their back-to-back titles won in 2015 and 2016, however a variety of groups will intend to stop La Roja’s out-of-nowhere winning run previously this years.

This time, we’ll take a much deeper take a look at GroupC It includes the ruling champs, Chile, along with Uruguay, Ecuador and Japan.


The ruling Copa America champs enter this competition on a difficult scenario both on and off the pitch. Missing out on some crucial gamers such as Claudio Bravo and Marcelo Diaz due to internal disputes along with having a supervisor (Reinaldo Rueda) who’s yet to persuade the fanbase– partially due to a W5, D4, L4 mark considering that his consultation– hasn’t assisted the group, and Chile are not most likely to be title competitors ahead of this competition.

However, La Roja wasn’t amongst the competitors neither in 2015– where they hosted the competition– nor in 2016, when they were likewise having a newly-appointed supervisor in Juan Antonio Pizzi. Chile must have adequate quality to make it through the group phase, however whatever occurs later on will depend greatly on the quality of the challengers.

Probable Starting XI: Gabriel Arias; Mauricio Isla, Gary Medel, Guillermo Maripan, Jean Beausejour; Erick Pulgar, Charles Aranguiz, Arturo Vidal; Jose Pedro Fuenzalida, Eduardo Vargas (Nicolas Castillo), Alexis Sanchez


Along with Colombia in Group B, La Celeste are likewise thought to be among the greatest darkhorses in the competition. As soon as again, Oscar Washington Tabarez has actually done a terrific task of restoring the team. And while the normal suspects such as Fernando Muslera, Diego Godin, Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani still lead the charge, there are a couple of children on this side worth enjoying. The similarity Nahitan Nandez, Rodrigo Betancur and Maxi Gomez might wind up being distinction makers for Los Charruas.

As things stand today, Uruguay appear like the primary prospect to take house the leading area in GroupC That might set them up for a quarterfinal match versus among the third-placed groups– possibly Peru, Venezuela, Paraguay and even Qatar. Simply put, winning the group might tremendously improve Uruguay’s possibilities of getting another Top 4 surface in the Copa America this year.

Probable Starting XI: Fernando Muslera; Martin Caceres, Diego Godin, Jose Maria Gimenez, Diego Laxalt; Nahitan Nandez, Lucas Torreira, Rodrigo Betancur; Nicolas Lodeiro; Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani


Ecuador are likewise going through a restoring procedure. It appears to be more painful than efficient based on the early returns. Hernan “Bolillo” Gomez is when again at the helm of El Tri, and he will attempt to lead the nation to the fortunate position they had previously this century when they was among the most constant sides in the South American area. The issue, nevertheless, is the group’s extreme absence of quality and experience all over the team.

Luis Antonio Valencia, Gabriel Achilier, Alexander Dominguez and Enner Valencia stick out on the team. Looking at the more comprehensive photo, we can see Ecuador are not an extremely gifted side. And it appears the training personnel’s minds are on the Qatar 2022 Qualifiers rather of this upcoming competition. Ecuador’s possibilities of reaching the knockout phases appear rather slim– at finest if we likewise include the truth that Chile and Uruguay both look exceptional on paper. Their finest opportunity to surpass the group phase would be to make a best-third-placed group area.

Expected Starting XI: Alexander Dominguez; Pedro Velasco, Gabriel Achilier, Robert Arboleda, Cristian Ramirez; Luis Valencia, Jefferson Intriago, Carlos Gruezo, Renato Ibarra; Angel Mena; Enner Valencia


The last group– and maybe the most unidentified– in Group C is Japan. Heaven Samurais are among the most accomplished, strong and effective sides in the Asian area. The issue here lies on the truth that Japan has actually picked to get involved in the 2019 Copa America with an extremely unexperienced lineup. That might be both a true blessing and a curse at the very same time.

This is finest assessed the truth that just 4 gamers in the whole 23- guy lineup have actually represented the nation a minimum of 10 times. Just 3 have 20 caps or more. On the other hand, 17 of the 23 gamers have actually not bet Japan not even when at the senior level. With that in mind, it’s very tough to even envision how they may line up– or how far they can get in the competitors. At least on paper, they definitely look like Group C’s weakest link. Reaching the quarterfinals would currently be a big success for them.

Expected Starting XI: Eiji Kawashima; Teruki Hara; Takehiro Tomiyasu, Yuta Nakayama, Daiki Sugioka; Tatsuya Ito, Kota Watanabe, Gabu Shibasaki, Shoya Nakajima; Shinji Okazaki, Takefusa Kubo

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