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Colombia's Luis Diaz named 'Revelation of Copa America'

July 14, 2021 09:00 IST
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Luis Diaz was the only Colombian in the team of the tournament, alongside four Argentines (Emiliano Martinez, Cristian Romero, Rodrigo De Paul, and Lionel Messi) and three Brazilians (Casemiro, Marquinhos and Neymar).

Luis Diaz was the tournament’s joint top goalscorer along with Lionel Messi.

IMAGE: Luis Diaz was the tournament’s joint top goalscorer along with Lionel Messi. Photograph: Henry Romero/Reuters

Colombia forward Luis Diaz was named Revelation of the Copa America on Tuesday by tournament organisers the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL).

The 24-year old Porto player scored two goals in the third-place playoff win over Peru and was the tournament’s joint top goalscorer along with Lionel Messi.

 

He also scored a spectacular scissor kick in Colombia’s 2-1 defeat to finalists Brazil and a goal in the semi-final against eventual winners Argentina.

CONMEBOL had already selected Messi and Neymar as joint players of the tournament before Saturday’s final in which Argentina beat Brazil 1-0 to end a 28-year trophy drought.

Diaz was the only Colombian in the team of the tournament, alongside four Argentines (Emiliano Martinez, Cristian Romero, Rodrigo De Paul, and Lionel Messi) and three Brazilians (Casemiro, Marquinhos and Neymar).

Ecuadorian left back Pervis Estupinan, Peruvian midfielder Yoshimar Yotun and Chilean right back Mauricio Isla completed the line-up.

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