Defending champion Chile won the 2016 Copa America Football tournament by defeating Argentina in a penalty shootout. This was second Copa America title for Chile in two years. Chile 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.
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), and Fair Play Award : Argentina.
America Football title, The Copa America (means America Cup in Spanish and Portuguese) title is an international football competition. It is played between the men’s national football teams of South American Football Confederation. Since the 1990s, teams from Asia and North America also are participating. It is oldest international continental football competition established in 1916. The present tournament format was restructured in 1993 which involves 12 teams. These teams compete at venues in a host nation over a period of one month.
So let’s discuss some questions related to this post :
1. Which team has won the 2016 Copa America Football tournament?
2. Name the player who has won the Golden Ball award in the tournament?
Courtesy: The Hindu