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Copa America: Chile beat Argentina on penalties to win

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Published: 05:19 GMT, Jun 27, 2016 |
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Lionel Messi still awaits his first title with Argentina’s national team.

Holders Chile stunned Argentina to win the Copa America Centenario in a penalty shoot-out here Sunday as Lionel Messi’s title curse struck again.

Messi blazed a penalty over the bar in the shoot-out before Lucas Biglia missed to leave Chile’s Francisco Silva with the task of stroking home the winning spot-kick at the MetLife Stadium.

It was a carbon copy of last year’s Copa America final, also won by Chile on penalties after a goalless draw.

Argentina’s players meanwhile were left disconsolate as they digested a third defeat in a major final following losses to Germany in the 2014 World Cup and Chile in last year’s Copa.