Ben Brereton will stay with the Chile national squad after keeping his place for the Copa America.

Brereton was unused in the 1-1 draws with Argentina and Bolivia earlier this month as the sides met in World Cup qualifiers.

The 22-year-old has now been named in the 28-man squad named by La Roja for the upcoming Copa America which will now take place in Brazil.

Chile start their campaign against Argentina on Monday, with all games being shown live by the BBC.

Brereton pledged his allegiance to Chile last month, qualifying nor the South American nature because of his mother who was born in the country, but is still awaiting his debut.

He will hope that will come in the upcoming Copa America, with Chile in a group alongside Argentina (June 14), Bolivia (June 18), Uruguay (June 21) and Paraguay (June 25).

The top four will qualify for the knockout stages, with Chile confident of doing so having named a stronger side than previously suggested by boss Martin Lasarte, with experienced campaigners Claudio Bravo, Arturo Vidal and Alexis Sanchez all involved.

It had been expected that the trio would be among those who would miss out, with Lasarte having outlined his plan to rotate for the tournament, however that chance could still come given the quick turnaround of matches.

That could well present a debut for Brereton, with the Chilean supporters disappointed not to see him at some point during the 1-1 draw with Bolivia earlier this week.

Brereton was called upon with Chile short of attacking options in their squad, Brereton selected after netting seven times for Rovers in 2020/21.

His involvement in the tournament will see him miss Rovers' return to pre-season later this month, while progressing to the knockout stages will likely see him unavailable for the opening pre-season match at AFC Fylde on July 10.