Argentina has won the Copa America after a 1-0 win over Brazil at the Maracana Stadium in Rio. This is also Lionel Messi’s first major trophy for Argentina.
Angel Di Maria scored the only goal of the game with an inspired lob in the first half, to make sure that Argentina beat their arch rivals to lift the Copa America Trophy.
The resolute Albiceleste clung on to the final whistle which signalled their first Copa America triumph since the Gabriel Batistuta-inspired triumph of 1993.
This is for the first time that Brazil failed to lift the cup of all the six editions played at home.