Argentina claim the Copa America crown for the first time since 1993, defeating Brazil 1-0 in the final at the Maracana. Angel Di Maria’s strike in the 22nd minute was enough for the Albiceleste to overcome Tite’s men and end their run of failures in in major finals. Although Lionel Messi was not at his best tonight, he ends his drought without an international title. It was far from a classic, but Lionel Scaloni and his men will be elated to end Argentina’s 28-year wait for the Copa America trophy.
Both teams return to action in September for their World Cup qualifying campaigns. The newly-crowned Copa America champions Argentina are away against Venezuela, while Brazil are on the road to Chile.