Published 11th July 2021
Argentina have emerged Copa America Champions, they beat Brazil by 1-0 in the final on Sunday morning to win the title they last won in 1993.
Angel di Maria superb goal earned the Argentines a vital victory over the Samba Boys, and thanks to Rodrigo for most important assist in the 22nd minute of the game.
It was also a moment for the six Ballon d’Or winner, Lionel Messi to celebrate as he won his first senior title with Argentina. The Albiceleste have won the title for the 15th time.
At the end of the entire game time, it’s Brazil 0-1 Argentina, so it ended at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Congratulations to Messi and Argentina for this great achievement
What Messi told Di Maria
Meanwhile, Lionel Messi thanks Angel Di Maria Because it was the 33-year-old’s goal that led to Messi finally tasting the sweetness of winning the international title with the Argentine national team.
Argentina came out as champions in the 2021 Copa America. Albiceleste became champions after winning over Brazil in a match held at the Maracana Stadium.
Argentina won 1-0, with Di Maria’s goal and Rodrigo De Paul’s assist in the 22nd minute. For Argentina, this is the 15th title they have ever won. Argentina is the country with the most titles, along with Uruguay.
For Lionel Messi, the 2021 Copa America title has a very important meaning. Because this is his first title with Argentina. Messi has many titles with Barcelona, but only one with Argentina.
Di Maria admitted to having an important dialogue with Messi after the game. Messi has sent an important message for Di Maria, who has missed the last few finals through injury.
“This will be an unforgettable moment. Messi said thank you to me, I said thank you to him,” Di Maria was quoted as saying by Goal International.
“Messi told me that it was my final, that it was a rematch for the final that I couldn’t play. It had to be today [winner] and it happened today,” said Di Maria.
Argentina failed in four successive finals with Lionel Messi, before winning the 2021 Copa America, and Di Maria was part of the team. Now, Di Maria is the decider of Argentina’s title and he is dedicating this special moment to his family.
“I’m happy for my daughter, my wife, my parents, everyone who supports us and for all the crazy people who have come here,” Di Maria said.
“The World Cup is coming soon and this is a big boost,” said the PSG player
A goal from Angel DI Maria ended Argentina 28 years without a major trophy. The right winger scored the only goal of the finals with a long range pass from Rodrigo De Paul during the first of the game.
Apart from the trophy, they were other individual awards given to players and teams who performed exceptionally in the competition.
Categories of the awards
- Golden Glove Award
The Copa America Golden Glove award is given to the goalkeeper who has the highest number of clean sheets at the end of the tournament.
- Best Player Award
The Copa America Best Player award is presented to the player who performed well more than others. Your goal contribution and other factors are being considered.
- Golden Boot Award
The award is presented to the player with the highest number of goals at the end of the competition.
- FIFA Fair Play award
Is an award presented by FIFA; it is the recognition of exemplary behavior that promotes the spirit of fairness.
Players and Teams who Received The Award
The Best Golden Glove award was presented to the former Arsenal goalkeeper, Emilano Martinez. The goalkeeper kept four clean sheets in the competition. He’s now the first Argentina goalkeeper to win the award.
Messi Wins Double Award
Lionel Messi was presented with a double award, he won both the best player and golden boot award. The player scored four goals in the competition, He also won the player of the match award four times.
Lionel Messi was able to beat Neymar Junior and Luiz Diaz to win the golden glove award
Joint Best Players
Also, Conmebol has CONMEBOL has confirmed that Messi and Neymar are the joint best players of the Copa America following the conclusion of the tournament.
“It is not possible to choose only one player, because this competition has two best players,” CONMEBOL said in a statement.
It is the first time in history of Copa America that two players have shared the award in the same tournament. But what matters to Lionel Messi, is. Finally winning that international title with his country.
As for Brazil and Neymar, the hurt shouldn’t be that deep, they have won the Copa America so many times in the past and would be favourites to. Win it again
Beautiful Madness as Messi Shares Crazy Pictures with Trophy
Lionel Messi has just created a new record in his football career.
Lots of football fans across the world have been commenting on his performance in this year’s tournament, and we all know that he truly deserves the trophy.
Thus, congratulating himself on the success, Messi has just shared some new pictures on his official Instagram page, and he added a caption to them.
In the first picture he shared, he added the caption “What a beautiful madness,” and he used that to explain what his national team went through before they could win the trophy; thus, he called the team “Champions.”
In the second picture, he was seen with the trophy and the 2 awards he received in the tournament as the Best Player, and Player with most goals scored; and thus, he added the caption “Congrats Beast.”
Thus, seeing these pictures, lots of football fans across the world have taken time to congratulate him on his new achievement, and many of them made comments on his posts.