Messi, Argentina wins Copa America

Lionel Messi ended his wait for a first major international title after winning Copa America.

Argentina beat Brazil in the Copa America final in Rio’s Maracana stadium.

Messi, 34, dropped to the ground in joy at the full-time whistle and was swiftly mobbed by his team-mates.

He was then hurled in the air in celebration, as he finally claimed top-level honours with his country in his 10th major tournament.

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He also helped end Argentina’s 28-year spell since they last won the competition.

Messi was named player of the tournament after his four goals in the competition.

Angel di Maria proved the matchwinner with his superb lob, after taking down Rodrigo de Paul’s lofted pass.

Messi had a chance to sign off the win but slipped with the goal at his mercy, in what would have been the perfect finale for the Argentine captain.

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