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Argentina vs Brazil Final LIVE Score and Commentary, Copa America 2021

FT: Argentina 1-0 Brazil. (Di Maria)
Updated: 11 July 2021 09:08 IST - Published: July, 11 2021 12:44 AM IST
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Argentina lift Copa America 2021 trophy. (Image: CONMEBOL)
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And this is it! It has been a delight to bring the Copa America action closer to our viewers in the last one month. Thank you for tuning into our coverage as this is your host, Sayak Dipta Dey, signs off for the moment until next time. Stay tuned to Sportskeeda for all the Copa America coverage. Thank you!
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Lionel Messi and Argentina life the Copa America trophy! Fireworks in Rio. 
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Lionel Messi collects his player of the tournament and highest goals award, for scoring 6 goals and making 4 assists.
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Angel di Maria collects his Man of the Match award for his goal which won the title for Argentina.
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Neymar comes and hugs Messi. Epitome of friendship.
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Messi goes and hugs Head Coach Scaloni after he is flung in the air by his teammates!
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And, the wait is finally over. Angel di Maria's single strike gives Lionel Messi, his first international title with Argentina as the La Albicilieste end their 28 year trophyless run to win the Copa America 2021! Brazil were the dominant side in the second half but the Argentine defence were managed to hold off the Selecao and secured a 1-0 victory. Argentina had their chances to extend their lead but fatigue and pressure crumbled Messi's and Rodrigo de Paul's chances in the fag end of the game. 
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FULL TIME: Argentina 1-0 Brazil

Argentina are Copa America 2021 champions!
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90+5' Argentina have all of their men behind the ball as Brazil pile immense pressure. Seconds remaining on the clock.
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90+3' Rodrigo de Paul has a chance to get Argentina into a 2-0 lead but Ederson comes off his line bravely to win the one-vs-one face-off.
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90' Additional Time: 5 Minutes.
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89' Messi fails to score! Argentina hit Brazil on the counter and he fails to finish past Ederson at goal. He had to score there to put the game to bed but somehow fails to finish. Will it come back to haunt them back?
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85' Gabriel Barbosa has a shot at goal which takes a ricochet off for a corner but the referee awards a goal-kick to Argentina.
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83' Vinicius has a shot at goal from inside Brazil, wide. 
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82' Nicolas Otamendi booked for a challenge on Neymar.
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81' Substitution for Argentina: Nicolas Gonzalez replaces Lautaro Martinez.
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80' Substitution for Argentina: Exequiel Palacios replaces Angel di Maria.
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79' Substitution for Argentina: German Pezzella replaces Christian Romero.
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77' Substitution for Brazil: Gabriel Barbosa replaces Lucas Paqueta.
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76' Substitution for Brazil: Emerson Royal replaces Renan Lodi.
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73' Paqueta looks to thread it out to Neymar but Romero makes an interception.
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72' Lucas Paqueta is now booked for a challenge on Rodrigo de Paul. 
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71' Lucas Paqueta has a go at goal, hits it wide from a low angle after immense pressure from Christian Romero.
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69' Renan Lodi is booked for a challenge on Angel di Maria.
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67' Rodrigo de Paul is booked for a challenge on Neymar.
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66' Lionel Messi is in pain after being brought down by Lucas Paqueta. 
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65' Shouts for penalty as Messi goes down inside the box after dribbling past two defenders but not able to get he shot on target, but the referee is not interested.
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63' Substitution for Argentina: Nicolas Tagliafico replaces Giovanni Lo Celso.
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62' Substitution for Brazil: Vincius Jr replaces Everton Soares.
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61' Argentina have a free-kick on the left side of the pitch. Messi gets in the ball delivered but Thiago Silva heads it to safety.
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59' Argentina are yet to get the ball on their feet in the Brazil half in the second half, it is all Brazil here. Messi and his team need to slow down the Brazilians and play some football of their own.
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56' Paqueta finds Neymar inside the box but the Brazilian captain goes down way too easily inside the box. Argentina are under a considerable bit of pressure.
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55' Argentina having a tough time to defend as Richarlison has acres of space on the right as the Argentine defenders are caught ball watching. Emiliano Martinez makes a sturdy save to deny Richarlison.
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53' Substitution for Argentina: Guido Rodriguez replaces Leandro Parades.
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53' Richarlison finds the back of the net but his goal is flagged offside and Argentina survive an early scare in the second-half. The Brazilians are slowly growing into the game.
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52' Lo Celso is booked for a two-footed challenge on Neymar. He is very lucky to be not sent off for such a reckless challenge.
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51' Di Maria has shot on goal from edge of the box, blocked.
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48' Brazil looking confident with the ball. Richarlison speeds away from the markers but is pushed off the ball by Acuna and Argentina get a goal-kick. 
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46' Second-half kicks-off.
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46' Substitution from Brazil: Roberto Firmino replaces Fred.
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HALF TIME: Argentina 1-0 Brazil

A competitive first half comes to a close with Argentina managing to hold on to their single goal lead from a Di Maria chip. Both teams have been wasteful when it comes to creating clear cut chances. There is an element of caution, making the second half ever so important. Stay tuned to Sportskeeda for the next 45 minutes.
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45' Additional Time: 1 Minute.
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43' Neymar gets a corner in after Danilo got in a swirling delivery into the box which was cleared away by Christian Romero. The Neymar corner finds Marquinhos whose header is scuffed onward for an Argentina goal-kick.
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42' Everton Soares twists, turns and shoots from outside the box but the Argentine defenders throw their bodies on the line and the shot takes a large deflection and Martinez collects.
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39' Di Maris is back on the pitch after initially taken off the field due to his ankle strain. 
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