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All awards of Copa America 2021 at a glance

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Copa America 2021
Lionel Messi had a fantastic tournament, scoring four goals and laying on five assists. Though Colombia's Luis Diaz also scored four goals, Messi registered more assists and was named the Golden Boot winner.

Lionel Messi, who had a hand in nine of the 12 goals Argentina scored during the tournament, was aptly named the Best Player of the Tournament along with Brazil's Neymar who had scored two goals and registered three assists himself.

"It is not possible to choose only one player, because this competition has two best players," CONMEBOL said in a statement.

"They demonstrated in each match their different qualities that make them players of integrity, with technical and tactical quality, for their intelligence with and without the ball, and their decision making, which is always decisive."

The study group that made the decision included Colombia's Francisco Maturana and Carlos Restrepo; Uruguay's Daniel Bañales and Gerardo Pelusso; Argentina's Sergio Batista and Nery Pumpido and Brazil's Oswaldo de Oliveira.

Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez was adjudged the best goalkeeper at the Copa America and was presented with the Golden Glove. He kept four cleansheets throughout the tournament including one in the final.

He was also their hero in the semifinal shootout against Colombia where he saved three penalties.

Martinez is also the first Argentine goalkeeper to win this award.

Argentina winger Angel Di Maria, who scored the all-important winning goal in the 22nd minute, was named the Man of the Match in the final.

Brazil, losing finalists, won the fairplay award at the Copa America.

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