Chile has won the Copa America in a fierce fight for the trophy. The teams played 120 minutes and in the end Chile came out victorious.
Messi, widely regarded as the best player in the world, to take the first shot for Argentina, and he missed, sending the ball sailing over the crossbar and into the crowd. Moments later, he watched as Francisco Silva of Chile buried a shot inside the left post to give his team a 4-2 shootout win.
All of the Argentine players hung their heads near the center circle as the Chileans erupted in celebration. But Messi took a slow, solitary walk across the grass and took a seat on the far end of his team’s bench. He stared at the grass as the Chilean players bobbed up and down in celebration. When he got up again, there were tears in his eyes.
With three goals and one assist, Chile’s AlexisSánchez was awarded the MasterCard Golden Ball as the tournament’s best player. The Chilean attacker put on impressive performances throughout the tournament, tallying two goals in La Roja’s 4-2 victory against Panama in Group Stage play as well as a goal and an assist in Chile’s 7-0 Quarterfinal victory against Mexico.