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Soccer-Chile clinch Copa America title in shootout

Jun 26, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Argentina midfielder Lionel Messi (10) dribbles the ball during the second half in the championship match of the 2016 Copa America Centenario soccer tournament at MetLife Stadium. Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 26, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Argentina midfielder Lionel Messi (10) dribbles the ball during the second half in the championship match of the 2016 Copa America Centenario soccer tournament at MetLife Stadium. Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Reuters) - Chile upset favourites Argentina with a a penalty shootout victory in the Copa America final at MetLife Stadium on Sunday to retain their title in the world's oldest continental soccer competition.

With the dynamic Artur Vidal back after suspension, Chile earned themselves bragging rights as South America's dominant team as they beat heavyweights Argentina on penalties for a second straight year in the tournament decider.

The two sides were deadlocked 0-0 after 90 minutes and also after another half an hour of extra time in a match where both teams were reduced to 10 men in the first half.

(Writing by Andrew Downie; Editing by Mark Lamport-Stokes)

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