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Gareca announces Peru squad for Copa America

14:00 | Lima, May. 30.

Peru's national soccer team coach Ricardo Gareca on Thursday named his 23-man squad for the 2019 Copa America in Brazil.

The Copa America tournament will run from June 14 to July 7, and Peru's first match will be against Venezuela in Porto Alegre on Saturday, June 15.

With the announcement of the men's national team roster, everything is ready to start training next Monday under the direction of the head coach.


The Incas will play Costa Rica in one of their two friendlies before the Copa America gets underway in June. The match will take place June 5 in the Peruvian capital.

The second friendly —scheduled for June 9— will be against Colombia, also in Lima.

On June 12, Gareca's men will leave for Porto Alegre to prepare for their debut at the continental tournament.

Copa America squad

Goalkeepers: 

Pedro Gallese (Alianza Lima-Peru)
Patricio Alvarez (Sporting Cristal-Peru)
Carlos Caceda (Melgar-Peru)

Defenders: 

Luis Abram (Velez Sarsfield-Argentina)
Luis Advincula (Rayo Vallecano-Spain)
Miguel Araujo (Talleres-Argentina)
Alexander Callens (New York City-U.S.)
Aldo Corzo (Universitario-Peru)
Anderson Santamaría (Atlas-Mexico)
Miguel Trauco (Flamengo-Brazil)
Carlos Zambrano (Basilea-Switzerland).

Midfielders: 

Christian Cueva (Santos-Brazil)
Edison Flores (Monarcas Morelia-Mexico)
Christofer Gonzáles (Sporting Cristal-Peru)
Paolo Hurtado (Konyaspor-Turkey)
Jesús Pretell (Sporting Cristal-Peru)
Renato Tapia (Willem II-Netherlands)
Yoshimar Yotún (Cruz Azul-Mexico).

Forwards

André Carrillo (Al-Hilal-Saudi Arabia)
Jefferson Farfán (Lokomotiv-Russia)
Paolo Guerrero (Inter-Brazil)
Andy Polo (Portland Timbers-U.S.)
Raúl Ruidíaz (Seattle Sounders-U.S.)

Peru has been drawn in Group A with Brazil, Venezuela, and Bolivia.


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Published: 5/30/2019
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