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5 big names who will miss the Copa America Centenario

These players will definitely be missed

Neymar
Neymar will be playing in the Olympics instead of Copa America

The long club football season has just finished, but there is no reason for football fans to despair as the Copa America Centenario is just days away. There are some world class superstars taking part in the marquee event such as Lionel Messi, Alexis Sanchez and Luis Suarez. However, there are also some incredible players missing out on the action due to various reasons.

Be it their participation in the Olympics or just not being picked for various reasons, these players will not be representing their country at the Copa America. We take a look at 5 top players who will miss out on the 2016 Copa America

Note: Players missing out due to injury have not been considered

#5 Marcelo

marcelo brazil
Marcelo is one of the best left-backs in the world

3 time La Liga winner, 2 time Champions League winner, and one of the best left-backs in the world, Marcelo still failed to find a spot in the Brazil Copa squad. The Brazilian has been one of the most consistent left-backs in the world but Dunga has left him out of the squad, seeking to provide a change in the defensive set-up of the Selecao.

At 28, Marcelo is at the peak of his career and he could have contributed a lot to the national team if he had made the cut. A Brazilian international since 2006, Marcelo’s absence could be keenly felt by the Selecao although they have an able replacement in Atletico Madrid’s Filipe Luis.

The Brazilian’s attacking instincts will be hugely missed by the Brazilian national squad.

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