Lionel Messi and Neymar shared a hug after Argentina received the Copa America.© Twitter
Lionel Messi’s agonising watch for a trophy together with his nationwide workforce ended on Sunday (IST) as Argentina beat Brazil 1-0 in the final to win the Copa America title. Messi had received the Olympic gold medal with Argentina however a senior worldwide trophy had eluded him. All that modified as Angel Di Maria scored the one purpose of the Copa America closing that ended Argentina’s 28-year watch for a significant trophy. Fairly understandably, Messi celebrated wildly together with his Argentina teammates however there got here a second which is able to endlessly be etched within the minds of soccer followers everywhere in the world.
After the ultimate whistle, Brazil star Neymar was seen strolling in direction of the celebrating Argentine contingent, in search of Messi — his former Barcelona teammate. The second they noticed one another, the duo embraced one another, with Messi consoling his Brazilian counterpart.
However the viral second got here when Messi used his proper arm to maintain his celebrating Argentina teammates away from Neymar whereas persevering with to console the heartbroken Brazilian.
Watch the video right here:
LO LINDO DEL FTBOL! Emotivo abrazo entre Messi y Neymar DOLOS!
— Copa América (@CopaAmerica) July 11, 2021
Argentina’s Copa America triumph at Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana stadium ended Brazil’s unbeaten dwelling report that stretched again greater than 2,500 days.
Argentina had final tasted success at a significant match in 1993 when the good Gabriel Batistuta’s brace gave them a 2-1 win over Mexico within the Copa closing in Ecuador.
It was the primary time in six editions enjoying at dwelling that Brazil had didn’t raise the trophy.
Whereas Messi’s trophy jinx with Argentina lastly ended, Neymar remains to be with out a main title at worldwide stage having missed Brazil’s win on dwelling soil two years in the past by harm.
(With AFP inputs)
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