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2024 Copa America: Neymar, Gabriel Jesus and Casemiro out; Endrick in on Brazil’s roster

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Brazil’s head coach Dorival Júnior has announced the 23-man squad for the 2024 CONMEBOL Copa America tournament in the United States. However, notable players has been left out of the team.The Brazilian squad will be without one of its biggest stars, Neymar, who is currently playing for Saudi Club Al Hilal and recovering from a torn ACL. Neymar suffered the injury during Brazil’s 2-0 win over Uruguay last October.In addition to Neymar, the Brazilian squad had some significant absences, including Arsenal forward Gabriel Jesus, Tottenham’s Richarlison and Manchester United’s Casemiro.Brazil will play in Group D against Costa Rica, Colombia and Paraguay with their first match against Costa Rica on June 24.CONMEBOL Copa America 2024: Group Stage schedule and where to buy final ticketsThe 23-men roster includes some promising new talents. One such player is teenage Palmerias striker Endrick, who is set to join Real Madrid this summer.Endrick made history when he scored the winning goal for Brazil over England at Wembley Stadium, becoming the youngest player to score a goal for a club or country at the stadium at 17 years and 246 days in March.Here is the list of Brazilian players for the 2024 Copa America:Goalkeepers: Alisson (Liverpool), Ederson (Manchester City) Bento (Athletico Paranaense)Defenders: Danilo (Juventus), Yan Couto (Girona), Guilheme Arana (Atletico Mineiro), Wendell (Porto), Beraldo (Paris Saint-Germain), Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain), Eder Militão (Real Madrid), Gabriel Magalhães (Arsenal)Midfielders: Andreas Pereira (Fulham), Bruno Guimarães (Newcastle), Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa), João Gomes (Wolverhampton), Lucas Paquetá (West Ham)Forwards: Endrick (Palmeiras), Evanilson (Porto), Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal), Raphinha (Barcelona), Savinho (Girona), Rodrygo (Real Madrid), Vinícius Júnior (Real Madrid)This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: 2024 Copa America: Big names left off squad for summer tournament

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