Messi named best player in Copa America; Argentina ends 28-year international title drought

Coming after almost three decades without any international titles for Argentina, the Copa América victory was Messi's first title with the national team.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Argentina ended a 28-year title drought after beating Brazil in the final of the Copa America on Saturday night (10) at the Maracanã stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

Despite a lackluster performance in the final match, Argentina's superstar midfielder Lionel Messi was elected by CONMEBOL as the tournament's best player.

The Argentine team beat Brazil 1-0, with a goal in the 22nd minute of the first half. De Paul launched a long ball, Renan Lodi could not cut it out, and Ángel Di María scored a beautiful lobbed goal over the . . .

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