Chile Wins Copa America Cup 2015
Chile on Saturday created history by winning their first ever Copa America Cup (2015) and that too at their home ground. Chile won Copa America Cup 2015 after beating Argentina on penalties 4-1 (Chile won cup after 173 games played in this copa competition).
In Santiago, Chile the final game of Copa America 2015 between Argentina and Chile was full of nearly misses & what might have beens for 120 minutes until, the game went to penalty shootout, turning Chile (the host) country to have something their trophy bag.
For Argentina it was another hear break, after loosing the final game of Copa America and last year’s World Cup final against Germany. Just like in Brazil 2014 world cup, Argentina having big stars looked low on game when they were needed to come out a strong opponent to win the finals. The magic they created in semi final rout of Paraguay by 6-1 was missing or disappeared in final. The lack of fire power of its individual players was key to their loss in final.
The victory also secured Chile a spot in the upcoming Confederations Cup for the first time.
“This is a dream, this team deserved a victory like this,” said midfielder Arturo Vidal, one of the leaders of this golden generation.
“The Chilean people needed this triumph, needed something so beautiful as being crowned America’s champion.
“Today it was an incredible step forward for us, this generation deserved it,” the Juventus midfielder said.
“We will just keep trying,” said Argentina coach Gerardo Martino, who 4 years ago lost the Copa America final while managing the Paraguayan national team. “We will keep trying with these same players that today are crying in the locker room.”
Lionel Messi will again continue to hear more his own criticism for his lackluster play when it need more him while playing with the national team.
The Chileans made all of their penalties count in important final, & captain Bravo lifted the nation’s first ever Cup in front of President Michelle Bachelet & nearly 50,000 Chileans who packed the Estadio Nacional in Chile, frantically waving Chile’s flag.