Copa América 2021: Liga MX is the league that contributes the most players to the tournament

Jonathan Rodriguez, of Cruz Azul, is one of 23 called up from Liga MX at the Copa America (Photo: EFE/Carlos Ramírez)

seem 47th edition of Copa AmericaThe oldest national team championship in the world in 2021 gathers stars of the level Lionel Messi, Edinson Cavani, Neymar Jr., Luis Suarez, Alexis Sanchez A company that stands as an international benchmark for competition.

This is the first edition since 1993 that no teams from outside CONMEBOL are present, so there will be no teams like Japan, Qatar, Costa Rica, United States s Mexico, who was among the last invited to the competition.

Although there is no”tricolor‘, from the lands of the Aztecs suppose a fact that begins to become familiar in every edition of America’s Cup And this is that the domestic league is again among those who contribute to the tournament more football players.

Uruguayan Cruz Azul's Jonathan Rodriguez is one of those selected for the Copa America from Liga MX (Photo: REUTERS/Mariana Greif)
Uruguayan Cruz Azul’s Jonathan Rodriguez is one of those selected for the Copa America from Liga MX (Photo: REUTERS/Mariana Greif)

Mexican football will contribute 22 footballers America’s Cup 2021 It was held in Brazil, which is why it ranks third in the league with the largest contribution in the world, after only the Italian League, with 28 leagues selected, and the Spanish League with 24.

It ranks above other domestic competitions such as call us From Portugal, Bundesliga from Germany, Premier League from England, Super League Argentina and Brazil from the host country.

That’s thanks to the 11 clubs in MX . League, who have quality players from South American teams, specifically seven of the ten participants: Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Santiago Urmenho has been called up by Ricardo Gareca for the Peru national team (Image: Twitter / @santorme)
Santiago Urmenho has been called up by Ricardo Gareca for the Peru national team (Image: Twitter / @santorme)

Colombia and Ecuador’s selections are the most called up in the Mexican league, with five players each:

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Colombia – Camilo Vargas, Atlas goalkeeper; John Stephen Medina, defender of Monterrey; William Tesillo, defender of Lyon. Jairo Moreno and Oscar Murillo, Pachuca midfielder and defender.

Ecuador – Angel Mina, Lyon striker; Felix Torres, defender of Santos Laguna; Ayrton Preciado, Santos Laguna forward; Fidel Martinez, Zulus de Tijuana forward, and Michael Estrada, Toluca forward.

Except for the Ecuadorean, Ayrton Preciado Santos Laguna, who struggled with physical problems throughout last season, all players are undisputed junior players in their clubs and part of the heavyweight aliens in Aztec football.

Angel Mina, the Lyon striker and one of the five Ecuadorian picked from Liga MX for the Copa America 2021 (Photo: EFE/Luis Ramírez)
Angel Mina, the Lyon striker and one of the five Ecuadorian picked from Liga MX for the Copa America 2021 (Photo: EFE/Luis Ramírez)

selections Paraguay, Chile s Peru Here are the names of most Liga MX players, with three elements in each:

Chile – Sebastian Vegas, defender for Monterrey; Jean Meneses, Lyon striker, and Claudio Baeza, Toluca midfielder.

Paraguay Richard Sanchez, American midfielder. Anthony Silva, Paraguay goalkeeper, and Carlos Gonzalez, Tigres striker.

Peru Santiago Urmenho, a new striker for Lyon. Anderson Santamaria, Atlas defender, and Yoshimar Yotin, midfielder Cruz Azul, the current Mexican football champion.

Except Santiago Urmenio, which closed as a replacement in Guard1anes 2021, s Yoshimar Yuten, who has been rotating in the machine during the tournament, are all key elements of their clubs in the Mexican league.

Richard Sanchez, of America, is one of three Paraguayans called up in the Copa America of Liga MX (Photo: REUTERS/Edgard Garrido)
Richard Sanchez, of America, is one of three Paraguayans called up in the Copa America of Liga MX (Photo: REUTERS/Edgard Garrido)

selections Uruguay s Venezuela The ones who invited fewer players to America’s Cup of Aztec football, with three selected from the two countries:

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Uruguay – Fernando Gurriaran, midfielder for Santos Laguna, and Jonathan Rodriguez, star striker for Cruz Azul.

Venezuela Fernando Aristguita, Mazatlan striker.

It is considered the first by professionals in ESPN As two of the best players in all Mexican football, so their vocation is understood in one of the most demanding teams in the world, as Uruguay; While Fernando Aristigeta It is an essential component of the new club in Mexico, Mazatlan FC.

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