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Copa America: Which Premier League players are in semi-finals?

9 Jul 2024
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As the semi-finals get under way on Wednesday, see the Premier League players who are going for glory

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The semi-finals of Copa America 2024 start on Wednesday - and 18 Premier League stars now have the final within touching distance.

Indeed, all four nations in semi-final action offer top-flight representation.

In the first semi-final at New York's MetLife Stadium, Argentina and Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez are aiming to go one step closer to retaining their Copa America title, having won the last edition of the tournament in 2021.

Martinez was the hero with two penalty shootout saves against Ecuador as Argentina booked their place in the last four, beating them 4-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in normal time.

Villa's No 1 has now faced 24 penalties for Argentina and has conceded only 12, with nine saves and three off target.

Argentina had five Premier League stars in their quarter-final starting XI against Ecuador, and will be aiming for a repeat result against Jesse Marsch's Canada, having already beaten his side 2-0 in the group stage.

Canada's Tom McGill and Luc De Fougerolles, who play for Brighton & Hove Albion and Fulham respectively, will be eager to be involved having watched all the action so far from the substitutes' bench.

See: Premier League players' tournament stats

The second semi-final on Thursday offers a mouthwatering battle of the forwards as Darwin Nunez lines up against Liverpool team-mate Luis Diaz when Uruguay face Colombia. Both players have scored twice at Copa America so far.

It's not just Premier League strikers who have been finding the back of the net either, with Crystal Palace defender Daniel Munoz netting two goals for Colombia.

Nunez, Diaz
Uruguay's Darwin Nunez, left, is set to face his Liverpool team-mate Luis Diaz, right, Colombia's joint-top scorer
Semi-finals and PL representation
SF1: Argentina v Canada
When: Wednesday 10 July, 01:00 BST

Argentina (PL players: 8)
Emiliano Martinez (Aston Villa), Enzo Fernandez (Chelsea), Alexis Mac Allister (Liverpool), Julian Alvarez (Man City), Alejandro Garnacho, Lisandro Martinez (both Man Utd), Giovani Lo Celso, Cristian Romero (both Spurs).

Canada (PL players: 2)
Tom McGill (Brighton), Luc De Fougerolles (Fulham).

SF2: Uruguay v Colombia
When: Thursday 11 July, 01:00 BST

Uruguay (PL players: 3)
Darwin Nunez (Liverpool), Facundo Pellistri (Man Utd), Rodrigo Bentancur (Spurs).

Colombia (PL players: 5)
Jhon Duran (Aston Villa), Luis Sinisterra (AFC Bournemouth), Jefferson Lerma, Daniel Munoz (both Crystal Palace), Luis Diaz (Liverpool).

Copa America third-place playoff

Sunday 14 July, 01:00 BST
Loser SF1 v Loser SF2

Copa America final

Monday 15 July, 01:00 BST
Winner SF1 v Winner SF2

Who's gone home early?

While 18 Premier League players still have high hopes of progressing through to the final in Florida on 15 July, the other 22 have returned home after being eliminated in either the group stage or quarter-finals.

PL players eliminated in quarter-finals

Brazil (PL players: 8)
Gabriel Magalhaes, Gabriel Martinelli (both Arsenal), Andreas Pereira (Fulham), Alisson Becker (Liverpool), Yan Couto (Man City), Bruno Guimaraes (Newcastle), Lucas Paqueta (West Ham), Joao Gomes (Wolves).

Ecuador (PL players: 2)
Jeremy Sarmiento (Brighton), Moises Caicedo (Chelsea).

Panama (PL players: 0)

Venezuela (PL players: 0)

PL players eliminated at group stage

Jamaica: Leon Bailey (Aston Villa), Ethan Pinnock (Brentford), Michail Antonio (West Ham), Dexter Lembikisa (Wolves).

Mexico: Edson Alvarez (West Ham).

Paraguay: Julio Enciso (Brighton), Miguel Almiron (Newcastle).

United States: Tyler Adams (AFC Bournemouth), Tim Ream, Antonee Robinson (both Fulham), Chris Richards (Crystal Palace), Matt Turner (Nott’m Forest).

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