Ivan Zamorano Identifies Uruguay as Copa America Favorites
Ivan Zamorano believes Uruguay would be the most powerful side heading in to the Copa America Centenario.
The countrymen of former Chile striker Zamarano won the Copa the very first time this past year as hosts, overcoming Uruguay 1- within the quarterfinals because of a late goal from Mauricio Isla before beating Argentina on penalties within the final.
But Uruguay is going to be bolstered through the return of Luis Suarez, who had been suspended for that previous tournament, and ex-Real Madrid and Inter forward Zamarano thinks Argentina is a major threat if Lionel Messi is on form.
Requested which team may be the most powerful for that competition, Zamorano told Omnisport: “Nowadays it’s Uruguay. They which takes the Copa America from Chile if situations are equal is Uruguay or Argentina.
“If Messi is 100 percent they may also reach the ultimate.Inch
The Copa America is generally a quadrennial event however a special centenary edition has been locked in the U . s . States Body Zamarano is relishing even when he regrets Chile being denied the chance for any prolonged take pleasure in their 2015 glory.
“For all of us will probably be special to protect the title,” he stated. “The pity is it come in such a short while. This past year i was champions which one we must fight to be able to defend the title.
“It will likely be a unique Copa America, with new national teams involved. It features a special significance.”
Zamarano recognized Chile’s formulations under Juan Antonio Pizzi, who been successful Jorge Sampaoli as boss in The month of january, but fears South america might be hindered by the lack of Neymar because the Barcelona star prepares to participate in the Rio 2016 Olympic tournament.
“Chile does a great preparation and that i trust that Juan Antonio Pizzi has known as the very best players that Chile have, therefore the other teams too, aside from Neymar in South america,” he added.
“It will likely be a hard Copa America, all of the teams will arrive following a good preparation and they’ll be attempting to win the cup: Argentina, Uruguay, South america, Mexico and U . s . States, who’re playing in your own home.
“It will likely be complicated for Chile, but there exists a good team, an excellent generation of players that i’m convinced is going to be striving to provide success, therefore we trust that we’ll do a great tournament.”