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Chile defeated Argentina to win 2015 Copa America Cup Football tournament

Jul 6, 2015 14:00 IST

Chile on 4 July 2015 won its first Copa America Cup football tournament. In the final played at the Estadio Nacional (national stadium) in Santiago, Chile defeated Argentina 4-1 through penalties shootout.

Copa America Cup

With this win, Chile ended its 99-year-long wait for a Copa America crown. It was also Chile's first ever victory over Argentina in the Copa America cup.

The penalty corner strokes were called on after the game ended 0-0 after extra time.  The winning spot kick for Chile was struck by Alexis Sanchez.

Besides the Copa trophy, there were other awards to recognise both individuals and teams, and the winners in different categories are
Santander Fair Play: Peru
Kia Motors Golden Gloves: Claudio Bravo (Chile)
Claro Best Young Player: Jeison Murillo (Colombia)
Santander Top Scorer: Eduardo Vargas (Chile) and Paolo Guerrero (Peru) - tied with four goals each

In 2011, the Copa America Cup was won by Uruguay defeating Peru 3-0 in the final. The 2011 cup was hosted by Argentina.

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