Argentina came out as champions of the 2021 Copa America after beating Brazil in the final. In the final match at the Maracana Stadium, Sunday (11/7/2021) morning WIB, The Albiceleste won 1-0 thanks to a single goal from Angel Di Maria.
With this victory, Argentina ended a 28-year wait to win the Copa America. Previously, Argentina last won in 1993.
Lionel Messi also ended his title fast with the Argentine senior national team. Messi finally won a major trophy with the senior Argentine national team.
Messi mentioned Maradona after helping Argentina win the 2021 Copa America. As is known, the Argentine football legend died on 25 November.
“It was an extraordinary Copa,” Messi said as reported by Football Espana.
“We know we can still do better in many ways, but the truth is the boys gave their souls and I am very proud to be captain of this incredible team.”
“I want to dedicate this success to my family, who have always given me the strength to keep going, to my friends who I love so much.”
“To everyone who supports us and in particular the 45 million Argentineans who are suffering from this virus, especially those affected. This is all for you.”
“And, of course, thanks to Diego, who supports us from wherever he is,” said Messi.