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6 Golden Boot contenders at the Copa America Centenario

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Published 02 Jun 2016, 10:05 IST
02 Jun 2016, 10:05 IST

With the club season done, it is time to shift our focus to international football. The Copa America is almost upon us and it promises to be an action-packed event. Some of the world’s biggest stars are set to take part in the marquee event and the tournament is definitely not short of attacking talent.

Some talented forwards and midfielders will be taking part in this event and we take a look at 6 players who are most likely to win the Golden Boot at the Copa America:

#6 Jonas Goncalves Oliviera (Brazil)

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Jonas has been in stunning form for Benfica this season

Brazilian forward Jonas has been absolutely stunning for Benfica in the past two seasons. The prolific Benfica forward is one of the most clinical finishers in the game and Brazil will be hoping that the 32-year-old forward replicates his club form on the international level.

Jonas is one of the most complete strikers in the game and he is good in the air as well as with both feet. A late bloomer, Jonas is capable of making intelligent runs which catch the opposition defences off guard. Jonas was so good for Benfica this season that he finished on number 4 in the golden boot rankings, ahead of superstars like Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Robert Lewandowski.

With Brazil having a number of creative players like Coutinho, WIllian and Lucas Lima, Jonas will be looking to make his mark in the Copa America.

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