Chile beat Argentina to win 2016 Copa America Football tournament
Posted on: 27 Jun 2016 10:52:19
27 June 2016 Current Affairs: This was second Copa America title for Chile in two years. In the 2015 Final, Chile defeated Argentina 4-1 in a penalty shootout following a 0-0 scoreless draw at the end of regulation.
This was second America title for Chile, it won the first title in 2015 after defeating Argentina 4-1 in a penalty shootout following a 0-0 scoreless draw at the end of regulation.
With this, Chile also became the first team to win the Copa America in back to back years since Argentina in 1946 and 1947.
Being deadlocked 0-0 after 90 minutes and another half an hour extra time in the match, the two teams were supposed to opt for penalty shootout.
Awards : Besides the Copa trophy, there were other awards to recognise both individuals and teams, and the winners in different categories are
Golden Ball : Alexis Sanchez (Chile)
Golden Boot : Eduardo Vargas (Chile)
Golden Glove award : Claudio Bravo (Chile)
Fair Play Award : Argentina
Copa America Football tournament : Copa America, formerly known as the South American Football Championship is an international men's football tournament contested between national teams from CONMEBOL and CONCACAF. It is the oldest international continental football competition.
The competition determines the continental champion of South America. Since the 1990s, teams from North America and Asia have also participated.
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