Copa America is the football tournament between the international teams of football. The tournament decides the continental champion of the South America. The teams of North America and South Asia also participated in this tournament from 1990’s onward.
Basically 12 teams participated in this tournament in order to determine the continental champion of South America. The tradition of 12 teams had started from 1993 when teams of North America and South Asia also started to participate in the tournament.
The tournament started in 1916 and since then 44 tournaments till now have taken place. Uruguay is the team with most wins in this tournament. Uruguayhave won this tournament 15 times in the history of Copa America. Argentina 9 times hosted the tournament and is the most time any country hosted this tournament.
The match between the Argentina and U.S have taken place on June 22, 2016 in the semi-final of the Copa America. The match from the very beginning was in the favor of Argentina as the star player of Argentina Lionel Messi returns in the team after his injury.
Argentina team was strong from the start of the game but U.S struggle to come over the competitor side but failed. In the 1st 3 minutes of the game Argentina scores and takes the lead after which in 32nd minute Lionel Messi strikes the 2nd goal on the free kick. That was the beautiful goal as there is no chance from anyone to stop that shoot. At the end of the 1st half the score was 2-0 in the favor of Argentina.
Second half started and in the very beginning moment of the half Gonzalo Higuain scored the 3rd goal for the Argentina side. In the 62nd minute Lavezzi got injured and stretchered from the field. U.S team tried but could not succeed. In 82nd minute Higuain strikes the 4th goal making the position of the Argentina stronger. At the final time Argentina won by 4-0 and qualifies for the final of Copa America.
On the other side Chille beats Colombia and qualifies for the final of the Copa America. Argentina and Chile will meet in the final of Copa America this Sunday and U.S competes with Colombia for the 3rd position spot.