Peru Copa America roster: Guerrero stars, Pizarro out - Sports Illustrated

Guerrero leads Peru's Copa America roster; Pizarro, Farfan miss out

Paolo Guerrero will lead a Peru side that will be without veteran attackers Claudio Pizarro and Jefferson Farfan at Copa America Centenario.
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Paolo Guerrero will lead a Peru side that will be without veteran attackers Claudio Pizarro and Jefferson Farfan at Copa America Centenario.

Guerrero, whose four goals last summer led Peru to a surprise third-place finish and were tied for the most at Copa America in Chile, guides the Blanquirroja. Peru is leaning on a mostly domestic-based side, with Guerrero one of just six players based abroad making the trip to the USA. Peruvian side Universitario supplies six players to the final squad, while Sporting Cristal accounts for another five.

Peru is in Group B along with Brazil, Ecuador and Haiti and opens the competition against the Haitians in Seattle on June 4. 

Here is Peru's squad in full:

GOALKEEPERS: Pedro Gallese (Juan Aurich), Diego Penny (Sporting Cristal), Carlos Caceda (Universitario)

DEFENDERS: Christian Ramos (Juan Aurich), Miguel Arajuo (Alianza Lima), Luis Abram (Sporting Cristal), Yoshimar Yotun (Malmo), Alberto Rodriguez (Sporting Cristal), Aldo Corzo (Deportivo Municipal), Jair Cespedes (Sporting Cristal), Miguel Trauco (Universitario)

MIDFIELDERS: Armando Alfageme (Deportivo Municipal), Adan Balbin (Universitario), Christian Cueva (Toluca), Renato Tapia (Feyenoord), Oscar Vilchez (Alianza Lima), Luiz da Silva (Jong PSV), Alejandro Hohberg (Universidad Cesar Vallejo), Cristian Benavente (Charleroi)

FORWARDS: Paolo Guerrero (Flamengo), Raul Ruidiaz (Universitario), Andy Polo (Universitario), Edison Flores (Universitario)