Chile calls up 28 as Copa America nears

Chile calls up 28 as Copa America nears

Published May. 27, 2011 8:44 p.m. ET

Coach Claudio Borghi called up a squad of 28 players on Friday as Chile prepares for the Copa America, which starts July 1 in Argentina.

Eighteen of the 28 players play for foreign clubs, and many of them formed the base of last year's World Cup team coached by Marcelo Bielsa. That team reached the second round, the best performance by a Chilean team since 1962.

Chile plays in Group C in the Copa America with Uruguay, Mexico and Peru. Chile will play friendly matches on June 19 in Santiago against Estonia and June 24 in Asuncion against Paraguay.




Goalkeepers: Claudio Bravo (Real Sociedad), Miguel Pinto (Atlas, Mexico), Paulo Garces (Universidad Catolica), Raul Olivares (Colo Colo).

Defenders: Gonzalo Jara (West Bromwich), Pablo Contreras (Paok, Greece), Waldo Ponces (Cruz Azul, Mexico), Arturo Vidal (Bayer Leverkusen).

Midfielders: Marco Estrada (Montpellier, France), Bruno Romo (Palestino), Gary Medel (Sevilla, Spain), Rodrigo Millar (Colo Colo), Carlos Carmona (Atalanta), Felipe Seymour (Universidad de Chile), Francisco Silva (Universidad Catolica), Mauricio Isla (Udinese), Gonzalo Fierro (Flamengo), Fernando Meneses (Universidad Catolica), Matias Fernandez (Sporting, Portugal), Jorge Valdivia (Palmeiras), Luis Jimenez (Cesena), Felipe Gutierrez (Universidad Catolica).

Forwards: Jean Beausejour (Birmingham), Alexis Sanchez (Udinese), Mauricio Pinilla (Palermo), Esteban Paredes (Colo Colo), Humberto Suazo (Monterrey, Mexico), Carlos Munoz (Santiago Wanderers).