Argentines celebrate outside the Maracana Stadium after their national football team beat hosts Brazil 1-0 in the final of the Copa America. While Angel di Maria scored the decisive goal, many fans celebrated Lionel Messi's first ever trophy with the national team. Meanwhile Brazil fans mourn their team's loss at home, saying they "expected a victory".
Neymar says he and Lionel Messi are "rivals" now, as Brazil and Argentina prepare for Saturday's Copa America final. Like Brazil's Pele and Diego Maradona of Argentina before them, neither Messi nor Neymar has ever won the Copa. That statistic will change for one of them in the dream final at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Maracana stadium.
Watching on from a bar in Buenos Aires, Argentina fans react after their side was held to a 1-1 draw by Chile in their opening Copa America Group A match. Superstar Lionel Messi scored a stunning free-kick but Eduardo Vargas equalised in the second half.
The Supreme Court is ruling on three cases where the plaintiffs argued that the South American football tournament posed an unacceptable health risk amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni says it is "alarming" and "worrisome" that the Copa America is now slated to be hosted in Brazil amid the pandemic.
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