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The Football League represented in this year's Copa America

11 June 2015

A number of Football League players are beginning their summers in Chile, where they will be competing for the 2015 Copa America title.

This year's tournament is the 44th edition of the Copa America and features the 10 South American nations, plus two invited clubs from North & Central America – this year being Mexico and Jamaica.

It's the latter of those nations whose squad features the most League players, with four of the Jamaican squad currently plying their trade in The Football League.

Wingers Jobi McAnuff, of Leyton Orient, and Derby County's Simon Dawkins are among the 23-man squad for the tournament, which gets under way in the early hours of 12th June, UK time.

They're joined by Garath McCleary and his Reading team-mate Michael Hector – who has already been rewarded with a new Royals contract this summer – and a couple of other familiar Football League faces.

Rodolph Austin, who has spent the previous three seasons with Leeds United, captains the side and Wes Morgan – an inclusion in The Football League Team of the Decade – will also be playing his part as the Reggae Boyz embark on their Copa America debut.

The Jamaicans will come up against Uruguay in their opening game, whose squad includes Abel Hernandez of Hull City, back in The Football League for the 2015/16 campaign.

They will also have to worry about the likes of Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Carlos Tevez with Argentina, along with Paraguay, joining the pair in Group B.

Elsewhere, Fulham defender Fernando Amorebieta will be lining up at the back for Venezuela, aiming to keep the likes of Barcelona's Neymar and Real Madrid's James Rodriguez quiet in Group C.

Juan Carlos Paredes – who featured for Watford in their promotion-winning 2014/15 campaign – is in the Ecuador squad, and he will be up against Alexis Sanchez and his Chile team-mates in the curtain-raiser, which kicks off at 12.30am UK time tomorrow morning.

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