Yesterday (10 July 2021) was a very big day for fans of football, especially for the Argentinean football fans as their team won the Copa America Cup after defeating Brazil by 1-0 in the finals which was played at Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
What makes this victory more special is the fact that it is after 28 years that Argentina has won any major international trophy as it was 1993 when last time Argentina won the Copa America after defeating Mexico by 2-1 in the finals.
The fans are also very happy for their favourite footballer, Lionel Messi who has been an integral part of the Argentinean team since 2009. The 34 years old footballer who also plays for Barcelona Club and is a six-time Ballon d’Or winner has lost four big finals- three Copa America finals (2007, 2015, 2016) and the 2014 World Cup final before he got lucky enough to hold the trophy of Copa America in his hands.
For some football fans, the debate of who the GOAT (greatest of all times) is between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo has also come to an end with this win of Argentina as for them, Lionel Messi is the GOAT now. There is no doubt that it is the biggest victory of Lionel Messi’s career and it is also true that his contribution towards Argentinean football has been immense.
There was one more moment which brought tears in eyes of football fans. Neymar Junior, the Brazilian footballer who is a good friend of Messi, came to him while the whole Argentinean team was celebrating their victory. On one hand, Neymar congratulated Messi on winning Copa America and on the other, Messi hugged him tight to console him.
Here is that emotional moment which has been captured in this video clip:
This moment 🥺💛💙
— KHUSHI♡ (@KhushiiForever) July 11, 2021
Check out some tweets in which fans have expressed their happiness over Argentina’s win in Copa America:
🙌 Hypnotic 🙌 pic.twitter.com/X6xoHNrX9s
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) July 11, 2021
— Jamie Watson (@jamiewatson77) July 11, 2021
— Uche Jombo Rodriguez (@uchejombo) July 11, 2021
— Juan Arango (@JuanG_Arango) July 11, 2021
— Nivin Pauly (@NivinOfficial) July 11, 2021
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) July 11, 2021
— Kavin (@Kavin_m_0431) July 11, 2021
— prodigy_zehi 🇳🇬🇦🇷 (@ProdigyZehi) July 11, 2021
Rodrigo De Paul after getting the MOTM : "We did it for Messi"
— Tomiwa Adefolarin (@Tommyskizy) July 11, 2021
— Manii (@Mr_Logan_007) July 11, 2021
— |.. be🖕N!c32u2BUT🤡 (@Rudion18) July 11, 2021
We wanted UCL trophies, you delivered. We wanted La Liga trophies, you delivered. We wanted Balon Dor’s, you gave us six!. We wanted an international trophy, and you just delivered that one too beautifully. GOAT forever🐐. I Love You Messi😭💙❤️ #CopaAmericaFINAL #Argentina pic.twitter.com/Vbts4asowV
— Mr Enyan🇬🇭 (@mr_enyan) July 11, 2021
The way neymar sneaked into argentina players celebration area just to congratulate his dear friend Messi melted my heart❣️❣️
— Phoenix🌠 (@blacktea_luv) July 11, 2021
🤝#Neymar congratulating #Messi for winning the #CopaAmericaFINAL 16 years after debuting for #Argentina and ending the 28-year trophy drought for #Argentina is CLASSY 🏆#CopaAmerica2021 pic.twitter.com/JYwaNsVzAz
— सिंह साहब (@mrsinghsahab194) July 11, 2021
— Nilesh (@nileshch0709) July 11, 2021
We also wish the Argentineans and Lionel Messi on this big achievement! Congratulations!