2016 Copa America – Chile
Football is the most common sport in Chile after it was introduced
to the country by British. In 2015 and 2016, Chile won the Copa America making
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The Copa America Centenario was hosted in the United States in 2016. The competition was a celebration of the centenary of CONMEBOL and the Copa America, and was the first tournament hosted outside South America.
Chile retained the crown in pretty much the same fashion from the last year’s edition, winning against Argentina in the final after a penalty shootout.
Lionel Messi missed his penalty for La Albiceleste and retired from international duty after the game, only to change his mind a few months later.