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Copa America: Video of Neymar hugging Lionel Messi after final goes viral

They're rivals in the South American championship, but have enjoyed each other's company at Barcelona for over four years
Neymar.
Neymar.
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Our Bureau   |   Published 11.07.21, 08:37 AM

Neymar and Lionel Messi have played more with each other than against each other.

The camaraderie between the two legends could be seen soon after the Copa America final at the Maracana Stadium, which Argentina won 1-0. As Messi celebrated his maiden international silverware with the Albiceleste, Neymar went up to congratulate him with a warm hug, giving football fans a throwback to their Barcelona days.

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Watch this video, which is a prime example of sportsmanship between the two heroes of the game:

Messi's performance in the final was not as impressive as in previous matches of the tournament, during which he scored four goals and had five assists. He had a clear opportunity in the 88th minute, tried to dribble Ederson, but the Brazilian goalkeeper stopped him. The title, however, provides the superstar some relief after all the questions throughout his career on his effectiveness playing for the national team.



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