Lucas reveals Copa delight

Published Add your comment

Football News

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva has expressed his delight at being called up to the Brazil squad for this summer's Copa America tournament in Argentina.

The 24-year-old South American starlet's finest season so far at Anfield has been rewarded with inclusion in coach Mano Menezes' 22-man squad for the finals which start on 1 July.

Persistent injuries to Reds captain Steven Gerrard has allowed Lucas the opportunity to step up to the Liverpool plate, and Kenny Dalglish has been thoroughly impressed with the commanding performances he has turned in during the second half of the campaign.

Lucas has also been inspirational in the rise of Liverpool academy graduate Jay Spearing, helping him settle in to the first team, with the two players developing an impressive partnership in the middle of the Reds' midfield.


And with the recent addition of Jordan Henderson from Sunderland, twinned with the imminent return of Gerrard, competition for places at Liverpool will be even more fierce in Dalglish's squad next season.

But prior to his return to Melwood ahead of pre-season, Lucas will travel with the rest of the Brazil squad who kick off their Copa America campaign on 3 July with a fixture against Venezuela, followed Paraguay (9 July) and Ecuador (13 July).

Speaking off the back of the squad announcement, Lucas responded with a message on his official twitter page:

"I am very happy to be in the squad to play Copa America. 20th of June i meet the team to start the preparation."

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Leiva Lucas
Premier League

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again