Argentina beat Brazil at the Maracana in the Copa America final to deal their bitter rivals their first home defeat since the World Cup third-place playoff in 2014, thanks to a stunning Angel Di Maria goal.

Iran PressAmerica: According to Indian Express, the former Manchester United star lofted the ball over Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson Santana de Moraes to score the game's only goal after 21 minutes, with Argentina hanging on to win their first major tournament since 1993.

Lionel Messi, who has lifted 34 club trophies during his legendary career but now, at the age of 34, has done the one thing that has alluded him – winning an international tournament.

Since then, Argentina had lost seven consecutive finals, including back-to-back Copa Americas and a World Cup, but finally ended it the hoodoo on Sunday (AEST).

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