Argentina beat Brazil to clinch Copa America

Argentina sank their closest rivals Brazil in the Copa America final in Rio de Janiero to be crowned kings of South America.

It was a historical night for La Albiceleste, who won their first major international trophy in 28 years, beating Brazil 1-0 at the Stadio Maracana .

Angel Di Maria scored the winning goal for his side, with a chip finish after 22 minutes.

The PSG star’s goal was inspired by a long pass from Udinese midfielder Rodrigo De Paul, who is on the verge of joining Atletico Madrid.

An odd goal from Manchester United misfit Di Maria was enough to clinch victory at the famous Maracana.

Barcelona great Messi finally got his hands on a trophy while wearing the famous blue and white Argentina stripes.

Messi, 34, has won everything possible in the club game during his stellar Barcelona career.

But beating Brazil in their own back yard just months after national icon Diego Maradona died will undoubtedly go down as one of his career highlights.