On July 11, Argentina beat Brazil in the Copa América’s final at Rio de Janeiro’s Maracanã stadium. Lionel Messi finally won a senior international championship after so many close calls.
Messi, 34, lost four international finals, three times in the Copa América, and once in the 2014 World Cup. Finalmente, Lionel Messi has finally become a champion. After more than a decade of club and individual honors, Messi led Argentina to its first Copa América. It’s their first trophy in 28 years with a 1-0 win against Brazil in the high-octane final at the Maracanã. It was his first title in a blue-and-white uniform.
Messi’s failure to win an international trophy with Argentina has always been a loud cry. But that is no longer the case. Following an emotional Copa América final at the Maracanã Stadium, which was decided by an Angel di Maria goal in the first half.
“La Gozadera”, meaning a “good time” or “party”,was revealed as the official song of the 2021 Copa América tournament. The Copa América’s official song is a customized version featuring Copa América-related lyrics.”La Gozadera” is a song by Cuban duo Gente de Zona. The mascot of Copa América is a new South American breed. His name is Pibe. He was chosen as the mascot of this edition of the Copa América in a vote on social networks by Copa América fans. Pibe is an agle, sociable, tender, and funny dog.
The 2021 Copa Américatook place in Brazil from June 13 to July 10, 2021. The first goal of this tournament was scored by Marcos Aoás Corrêa (also known as Marquinhos) for Brazil against Venezuela. In this entire tournament, players scored a total of 65 goals.
The average goals were 2.32 over 28 matches. The first brace of this tournament was made by Ángel Romero for Paraguay against Bolivia. In this whole tournament, Lionel Messi, Luis Díaz, and Ángel Romero scored a brace each. The last goal of the tournament was scored by Ángel Di María for Argentina against Brazil. This goal helped Argentina win the tournament. The fastest goal in a match from kick-off was at 6th minute. The penalty kick success rate was 85.71%.
Source – Goal
Lionel Messi has won it all for Barcelona. Even so, a big win for his country has eluded him for over 15 years (after 2008 Olympic Gold). This is no longer the case. The Argentinian won his first major prize with his country on Saturday. Argentina defeated Brazil in the Copa América final. Netizens were ecstatic for the team’s captain, who had finally broken his drought. Lionel Messi’s Copa América victory brought joy to the internet.
Lionel Messi and Ronaldo’s fans embroiled in a fierce battle to name them the title of “Greatest of All Time.” The amount of Ballon d’Or titles, goals, and trophies becoming talking points. The Juventus player outperformed Messi in international honors. Ronaldo has won the Euro 2016 and the Nations League in 2019.
Source – F C Barcelona
Argentina won the Copa América this year. It became the most successful club alongside Uruguay. Argentina and Uruguay hold 15 Copa América each. It’s been 28 years after winning it the first time in 1993 and the first in the Messi era.
Angel di Maria scored the game-winning goal in the 22nd minute. Messi and Colombia’s Luis Diaz tied for the most goals in the Copa América, each scoring four times. Lionel Messi opened the tournament with a goal against Chile before completing the group stage with a brace against Bolivia. He added another in a 3-0 quarter-final win over Ecuador, as well as converting in Argentina’s semi-final shootout victory against Colombia. He was deafeningly quiet throughout, and he squandered a fantastic opportunity to end the game with two minutes left.
Following the victory, Messi and Neymar were named the tournament’s joint-best players. There was a lot of reaction after the game, as Messi’s legendary position was solidified even more. Messi was also the tournament’s best performer, giving his supporters even more reason to shout. On social media, ardent Messi followers hailed the Barcelona player as the legitimate GOAT and demanded the seventh Ballon d’Or for the 34-year-old Argentine footballer after he broke his international trophy drought on Sunday.
Source – Goal
Over 7,500 people attended the 2021 Copa América’s final at Rio de Janeiro’s Maracanã stadium. In this tournament, Lionel Messi won the Best Player Award and Top Scorer Award. Emiliano Martínez won the Best Goalkeeper Award. Brazil won the Fair Play Award. In Indian subcontinent (India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh), one can watch the tournament on Sony Pictures Network, SonyLIV, and JioTV.
Written by- Niki Shah
Edited by- Vatsal Patel