Copa America is the continental football championship of South America. It is also the oldest international football competition. The tournament started it’s journey in 1916. Since the beginning up to 1929, the authority arranged the competition every year except 1918 and 1928. Now it is generally held once in the 4 years except the special editions. Copa America 2021 will be the 47th edition in the tournament history. In this article, we will discuss about the 2021 Copa America possible winner.
# Copa America Possible Winner:
The Chileans are two-time champions in the tournament history. They have grabbed the trophy on two consecutive occasions. They tasted their first-ever glory in 2015 in their own home soil by beating Argentina in the final. In the very next year, they once again came out victorious as they won that special edition once again by beating the Argentines. In both, the occasion, Chile captain Claudio Bravo made the differences by saving important penalties during the tie-breaker. They are once again one of the favourites to clinch the title. Alexis Sanchez, Arturo Vidal as well as Bravo will have to play the key role once again if they win their 3rd trophy in the last 5 years.
Despite having formidable sides year after year, the Colombians only won the title once. They triumphed to their only title back in 2001. Colombia started well in most of the recent editions but as the knock out stage approaches, they couldn’t convert their sublime starts into glory. They always suffered during the business ends and thus had to be happy with just 1 trophy. They qualified for the quarter-final as the group leaders in the last tournament but Chile knocked them out in the tie-breaker. The Coffee Growers will once again start as the favourites in the upcoming edition. They will mainly rely on the likes of James Rodriguez, Falcao and Juan Cuadrado.
Uruguay is the most successful team in tournament history. They have won it on 15 occasions, more than any other participating sides. They will be looking for their 16th title. The Sky Blues do have a balanced squad. Although Peru knocked them out from the latest edition of this cup tournament, they are still one of the strongest sides to feature. Luis Suarez, Cavani forms one of the most threatening attacks in the world. Godin, Gimenez are very much deadly in the defence and will take a tough taste of the opponents.
The current title holders do have the best squad in the warfare. The Celecaos will be once again the hot favourites. Odds are indicating that they will defend the title successfully. The highest time FIFA WC winners also clinched this title on 9 occasions. The likes of Neymar, Gabriel Jesus, Philippe Coutinho as well as Roberto Firmino poses one of the best attacks in the world at the moment. In addition to this, the Canaries also have the most formidable defence. It will be tough for any team to beat a quality side like Brazil.
27 years without any major international trophy! The White and Sky Blues have definitely tried their bests in the recent pasts. But somehow luck hasn’t gone in their favour when they needed it the most. The 2 times FIFA WC winners are also the 2nd most successful side in this competition. They have grabbed the titles on 14 occasions. But since their 1993 Copa America glory, the Albicelestes were out of their colours for a long long time.
Now, Argentina will get the golden chance to win this tournament as they are the co-hosts of this upcoming edition of such a highly prestigious tournament. It might be the one last chance for Leo Messi to win this precious international trophy that he has been seeking for the last one and a half-decade. If their high voltage attack clicks, they can destroy any opposition on their way to the glory.