WATCH: Lionel Messi shares Copa America winning moments with family, video calls wife and children

Argentina ended their 28-year wait to lift the Copa America after Angel Di Maria's first-half goal clinched a 1-0 victory over Brazil in final at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana.

Chetan Luthra Author

Updated - 15 July 2021 12:11 am

Barcelona and Argentina captain Lionel Messi finally ended his international trophy drought on Sunday against Brazil in the Copa America final. Lionel Scaloni men beat Brazil 1-0 at their home soil to clinch the silverware after 28 years. The Argentina team was ecstatic after the win as they gathered to celebrate the moment. The players were seen lifting Messi on their shoulders who was so desperately looking to win an international tittle with his senior national team.

The six-time Ballon d’Or winner amidst the celebration took some time out to share the winning moments with wife Antonela Roccuzzo and his three children. Messi was seen talking to his family from the ground itself through a video call. He was kissing the medal and screaming in happiness as he spoke to his wife.

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Messi told me it was my final: Di Maria

It was Angel Di Maria who made the difference between the two sides in the all-important Copa America final. The PSG forward received a long through ball from De Paul and chipped it beautifully to find the back of the nets for Argentina. Di Maria who won his first international title with Argentina alongside Messi revealed what the skipper told him after the win.

“It’s going to be unforgettable. Messi told thanks to me, I said thanks to him! He told me that it was my final, that it was the rematch for the finals that I couldn’t play. It had to be today and today it was”.

Di Maria also claimed that the win will be a huge boost for Argentina going into the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.