Copa America 2021 final: Argentina stun Brazil at Maracana to win it for Lionel Messi

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Argentina has become champions of South America with a 1-0 victory over Brazil in the final of Copa America 2021 at the Maracana.

Angel Di Maria proved to be the hero, as his 21st-minute goal was the difference between the two teams to earn Lionel Messi his first-ever trophy for the national team.

Argentina, who have been strong and steadfast throughout the entire tournament, summoned a monumental defensive effort and struck in the waning moments to send their fans into raptures and help erase the bitter disappointments of their Copa America 2015 and 2016 defeats to Chile.

This is the La Albiceleste first major title since 1993, and Lionel Messi has his first major title for his country.

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