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Buenos Aires erupts as Argentina beat Brazil in Copa América final – video

Thousands took to the streets in Buenos Aires on Saturday night after Argentina beat its historic rival Brazil in the Copa América final. Argentina’s winning goal at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro came in the 22nd minute after Rodrigo de Paul m…

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Argentina stun Brazil in Copa América final to end 28-year trophy drought

Argentina win 1-0 behind Di Maria’s 22nd-minute beautyLionel Messi wins first major trophy in fifth final appearanceArgentina 1-0 Brazil: Copa América final – live!Two long droughts ended on Saturday at the Copa América final: Argentina won their first…

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Argentina v Brazil: Copa América final – live!

South American powers face off at the Maracanã StadiumMessi happy to swap golden boots for trophy for ArgentinaBrazil v Argentina could redeem a turbulent Copa AméricaTweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 12.31am BST Tonight marks the 108th all-tim…

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Lionel Messi happy to swap his golden boots for trophy for Argentina

A big win in his national strip has eluded him and Brazil at the Maracanã in Copa América final will be pressure like no otherWhat does it mean to be Argentinian? Several World Cups ago the author and publisher Hernán Casciari wrote about trying to co…

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Brazil v Argentina is a final that could redeem a disappointing Copa América

The tournament has been let down by its odd format and lack of fans, but the final at the Maracanã could be one for the agesBy Tom Sanderson for Yellow and Green FootballThe Copa América has been beset by organisational problems and played in empty sta…

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Martínez shootout heroics propel Argentina into Copa América final

Argentina goalkeeper saves three penalties against ColombiaWin qualifies Messi’s side for Saturday’s final against BrazilEmiliano Martínez was the hero for Argentina as he saved three times in a shootout to take his team into a Copa América final match…

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Lucas Paquetá’s goal sends hosts Brazil past Peru into Copa América final

Lucas Paquetá’s 36th-minute goal lifts Brazil in 1-0 victoryBrazil to face either Argentina or Colombia in Saturday’s finalBrazil beat Peru 1-0 in a Copa América semi-final on Monday and will attempt to successfully defend their title on Saturday at th…

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Argentina face Colombia in Copa América semis after Messi magic

Argentina 3-0 Ecuador Uruguay 0-0 Colombia (Colombia win 4-2 on penalties)Lionel Messi scored a free kick and served up two assists as Argentina beat Ecuador 3-0 on Saturday to set themselves up for a Copa América semi-final against Colombia.Messi mis…

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10-man Brazil overcome Chile scare to advance to Copa América semi-finals

Gabriel Jesus sees red but hosts do enough to beat Chile 1-0Brazil will face Peru, who beat Paraguay on penaltiesBrazil survived losing Gabriel Jesus to a red card early in the second half to defeat Chile 1-0 in a thrilling Copa América tie on Friday a…

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Lionel Messi scores twice as Argentina overrun Bolivia at Copa América

Captain sets new all-time appearance record for ArgentinaConvincing win sets up quarter-final against EcuadorLionel Messi passed Javier Mascherano as Argentina’s most capped international on Monday and scored twice as they beat Bolivia 4-1 to set up a …

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Late goal gives Brazil controversial Copa América win over Colombia

Casemiro heads 100th-minute winner to keep 100% recordReferee sparks controversy in build up to Brazil’s equaliserBrazil went behind for the first time in eight games but responded with a controversial equaliser before netting a dramatic winner deep in…

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Uruguay earn Copa América draw with Chile as Luis Suárez forces Vidal error

Uruguay ended a goal drought stretching back to November 2020 but needed an own goal from Arturo Vidal to rescue a point against Chile in their Group A encounter.Chile took the lead midway through the first half in Cuiabá, with Eduardo Vargas playing a…

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Lionel Messi remains Argentina’s best hope of glory even in his twilight | Jonathan Liew

The Barcelona maestro has been in top form in the Copa América, but his country’s pool of young talent is drying upThe ball comes to Lionel Messi in midfield. He returns it with a disdainful flick of the foot that says: I can’t do anything with this. I…

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Copa América: Ben Brereton caps full Chile debut with winner against Bolivia

Ben Brereton enjoyed a dream full debut for Chile, as his early strike sealed a 1-0 win over Bolivia in their Copa América match in Cuiabá.The Blackburn forward was born in Stoke and played for England at youth level, but is eligible to play for La Roj…

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Copa América: Ben Brereton caps full Chile debut with winner against Bolivia

Ben Brereton enjoyed a dream full debut for Chile, as his early strike sealed a 1-0 win over Bolivia in their Copa América match in Cuiabá.The Blackburn forward was born in Stoke and played for England at youth level, but is eligible to play for La Roj…

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Copa América: Brazil hammer Peru to stay unbeaten

Reigning champions beat Peru 4-0 to go top of Group BBrazil become first team at tournament to register two winsBrazil scored early in their Copa America tie with Peru on Thursday before adding three more in a comfortable second half to run out 4-0 win…

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Diego Maradona honoured in holographic display at Argentina’s Copa América game – video

The late Diego Maradona was honoured before Argentina’s opening game against Chile in the Copa América. A 3D animation showed Maradona doing keepie-uppies and donning the kits of the teams he made his name with, such as Napoli, Barcelona and Boca Junio…

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Copa América: Lionel Messi free-kick cancelled out as Chile hold Argentina

Lionel Messi scored one of his trademark free kicks in the first half but Eduardo Vargas equalised for Chile as their Copa América Group A opener in Rio de Janeiro ended in a 1-1 draw.With 33 minutes played at Estádio Nilton Santos, Messi stepped up to…

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Copa América: Neymar on the mark as Brazil open with Venezuela win

The short-notice hosts beat Venezuela 3-0 in BrasiliaVenezuela depleted after a number of Covid-19 positivesBrazil opened the 2021 Copa América with a 3-0 win over a depleted Venezuela dominating their inexperienced opponents from start to finish in a …

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Copa América: Neymar on the mark as Brazil open with Venezuela win

The short-notice hosts beat Venezuela 3-0 in BrasiliaVenezuela depleted after a number of Covid-19 positivesBrazil opened the 2021 Copa América with a 3-0 win over a depleted Venezuela dominating their inexperienced opponents from start to finish in a …