Copa America players to watch

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With the Copa America now in full swing, here are some names you should keep an eye out for over the next few weeks.

Philippe Coutinho

The 22-year-old midfielder missed out on the World Cup last summer as Scolari decided to stick with the same squad that won the Confederations Cup the summer before.

With Oscar injured and not available for Brazil this summer Coutinho is being hailed as one of the star players for Brazil and is expected to have a massive impact in helping his country win the tournament.

Roberto Firmino

Another Brazilian star to keep an eye out for is the exciting Roberto Firmino who plays for Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga.

Brazil have lacked an in and out number 9 with star quality since Ronaldo but now it looks like Dunga may have found his ideal successor in Firmino. The Hoffenheim star isn't a natural number 9 but with his turn of pace, skills and great finishing he is the perfect striker for Dunga's new system.

Firmino has been at Hoffenheim for a long time now and will be hoping for a big move this summer which he will be able to guarantee if he has a great tournament. The 23-year-old already has three goals and one assist in six games for Brazil he will be one to watch.

Jesus 'Tecatito' Corona

Corona has been dubbed as the next big Mexican talent and has had a great season in the Eredivisie. He is an attacker who can play on the left or the right but does most damage on the right.

The 22-year-old has played at every level for Mexico, winning the U20 World Cup in 2012. His speed and dribbling skills make of him a very elusive footballer who provides depth to the team, which results in goal opportunities.

Corona is a complete player who can create goals for his team mates and also score goals. 'Tecatito' will be instrumental for Mexico this summer if they are to go far in the Copa America.

Carlos Bacca

Bacca has just finished the season of his career by leading Sevilla to the Europa League and finishing as their top scorer. There will be no other special way top off his season by helping his country win the Copa America in Chile.

Bacca has been one of the stand out strikers this season his ruthlessness and energy in front of goal has been admired by all who have watched him this season. The Colombian has gone from working as a bus driver eight years ago to scoring two goals in the Europa League final to lead his team to into biggest club competition in the world.

With Falcao returning from an ACL injury and not having the best season in England the Sevilla striker will be able to lift some weight off his shoulders by becoming the main striker for Colombia.

Angelo Henríquez

Henriquez finished the season joint top scorer in Croatia with 21 league goals, he is an exciting young Chilean striker on loan from Manchester United.

The Copa America will be a great opportunity for him to showcase his talent to the world and to the Manchester United fans who have never seen him in action.

Who are you excited to see at the Copa America? Let us know below!

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