Copa America 2011

South American stars in the making

July 1, 2011
By Mark Lomas
South America's football extravaganza begins in earnest on Friday local time with some of the world's biggest superstars set to strut their stuff on the pitches of Argentina for the next three weeks. But while the Copa America will of course give the likes of Lionel Messi, Diego Forlan and Robinho a canvas on which to demonstrate their renowned artistry, it will also provide a platform for some lesser-known names to flourish.

Here, ESPNsoccernet looks at some of the players ...

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