The 2021 Copa America which is the biggest tournament in South America is currently underway, with a number of top teams and players currently participating in it. With a number of top players in Brazil currently, here we take a look at the most valuable XI in competition.
Transfer values courtesy of Transfermarkt.
1. GK - Alisson Becker (Brazil) - €60m
One of the best goalkeepers in the world at present, Alisson is the most valuable shotstopper in the tournament and a player who has been a key member for Liverpool ever since he joined them in 2018.
The 28-year-old did not have the best of time in goal last season, but he ended the campaign well and look to lead Brazil to second consecutive trophy.
2. LB - Renan Lodi (Brazil) - €25m
Renand Lodi has emerged as one of the best young left-backs in the world over the past couple of seasons, with the 23-year-old attracting attention after moving to Atletico Madrid in 2019.
Lodi was integral member of the Atletico side that won the LaLiga title last season and he will look to add another trophy to his collection at the Copa America.
3. CB - Marquinhos (Brazil) - €75m
Marquinhos has over time established himself as the leader at the back for both club and country and now is recognised by many to be one of the best defenders in the world.
The 27-year-old was a key part of the Brazil side that won the 2019 Copa America and he will look to win a second consecutive trophy this time around.
4. CB - Jose Maria Gimenez (Uruguay) - €60m
Jose Maria Gimenez was the only Uruguayan player in the 2019 Copa America Team of the Tournament and he continues to remain an important player for both club and country.
The 26-year-old helped Atletico win the LaLiga title last season, though he is yet to taste success with his national team.
5. RB - Emerson (Brazil) - €25m
Another youngster who has impressed in recent times is Emerson, who in his 73 appearances for Real Betis has been enough for Barcelona to exercise their buy-back option.
The 22-year-old will play for the Catalan giants come next season, though is yet to become a permanent fixture for the Brazil national team.
6. CM - Casemiro (Brazil) - €70m
Casemiro is arguably the best defensive midfielder in the world at present, with the 29-year-old establishing himself as one of the most important players for both club and country.
He has won everything there is to win for Real Madrid, while also picking up the 2019 Copa America with Brazil.
7. CM - Fabinho (Brazil) - €60m
Fabinho played for the likes of Real Madrid at the start of his career, but it was at Monaco and now Liverpool where his talents have been appreciated - with the midfielder excelling on the field.
The 27-year-old is one of the first names on the team sheet under Jurgen Klopp, and he looks all set to become a legendary figure at Anfield.
8. CM - Federico Valverde (Uruguay) - €65m
Federico Valverde enjoyed a breakout season in 2019, where he broke through into the Real Madrid squad under Zinedine Zidane. He is only 22-years-old and has been tipped by many to become the best in his position in the foreseeable future.
9. LW - Neymar (Brazil) - €100m
Widely regarded as one of the best players in the world, Neymar is without doubt the player who has the most talent in football at present. While he has not gone on to win the Ballon d'Or award as tipped by many - he has been brilliant for both club and country and is currently only nine goals behind Pele when it comes to Brazil's all-time highest goalscoring list.
10. RW - Lionel Messi (Argentina) - €80m
Lionel Messi is regarded as the best player in the history of the sport and he has shown why he deserves this moniker by winning a record six Ballon d'Or awards so far.
While the 33-year-old has won everything at club level and individually, he is yet to win an international trophy of note with Argentina and will look to break that duck by leading his country to the Copa America title.
11. ST - Lautaro Martinez (Argentina) - €80m
Lautaro Martinez has emerged as one of the hottest talents in the world over the past couple of years - courtesy of his performances for Inter Milan, whom he helped win their first Serie A title in more than a decade last season.
The 23-year-old in his short time with the Argentina national team has already netted 11 goals for them and will be looked upon to provide Messi with that spark in leading the country to the Copa America title.