Copa America Centenario: Chile releases 23-man final squad
Chile's players train before their friendly match versus Jamaica, set to take place this coming week | Photo: Alvaro Inostroza/ANFP

Copa America Centenario: Chile releases 23-man final squad

Alexis Sanchez, Arturo Vidal, Gary Medel, and Claudio Bravo lead the defending Copa America champions in their quest for a repeat this summer in the United States.

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Juan Antonio Pizzi and Chile's 23-man squad for Copa America Centenario is set.

La Roja will be without the injured Felipe Gutierrez for this summer's competition in the United States, but other than that, the final roster features 23 of Chile's finest. Alexis Sanchez and company will be looking to defend their title from last summer's Copa America, hosted by Chile itself, this time with a new coach in Pizzi.

Time for Pizzi to prove himself

Pizzi seems to be transitioning La Roja to a 4-3-2-1 formational scheme, emphasizing a striker up top, from Jorge Sampaoli's 4-3-1-2 or 4-1-2-1-2 system. After his first few matches managing the team for CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifiers, we're yet to see how successful he, together with Chile, will be. 

Juan Antonio Pizzi is ready to guide Chile to a repeat of their Copa America title from last summer | Photo: ANFP
Juan Antonio Pizzi is ready to guide Chile to a repeat of their Copa America title from last summer | Photo: Alvaro Inostroza/ANFP

His squad will get to test their might prior to Copa America, with friendlies coming up versus Jamaica on May 27 and Mexico on June 1. Those matches, respectively, will take place in Viña del Mar, Chile and San Diego, United States.

La Roja's final 23

Goalkeepers: Claudio Bravo (Barcelona, Spain), Johnny Herrera (Universidad de Chile, Chile), Cristopher Toselli (Universidad Catolica, Chile)

Defenders: Mauricio Isla (Marseille, France), Jose Pedro Fuenzalida (Universidad Catolica, Chile), Gonzalo Jara (Universidad de Chile, Chile), Enzo Roco (Espanyol, Spain), Gary Medel (Internazionale, Italy), Eugenio Mena (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Midfielders: Jean Beausejour (Colo Colo, Chile), Marcelo Diaz (Celta Vigo, Spain), Francisco Silva (Chiapas, Mexico), Erick Pulgar (Bologna, Italy), Arturo Vidal (Bayern Munich, Germany), Matias Fernandez (Fiorentina, Italy), Charles Aranguiz (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany), Pedro Pablo Hernandez (Celta Vigo, Spain), Fabian Orellana (Celta Vigo, Spain), Edson Puch (LDU Quito, Ecuador)

Forwards: Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal, England), Mauricio Pinilla (Atalanta, Italy), Nicolas Castillo (Universidad Catolica, Chile), Eduardo Vargas (Hoffenheim, Germany)

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