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Brazil: Fans out in force to see Messi as Argentina nabs third place at Copa America02:04

Brazil: Fans out in force to see Messi as Argentina nabs third place at Copa America

Brazil, Sao Paulo
July 7, 2019 at 02:43 GMT +00:00 · Published

Football fans were seen pouring out of the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo on Saturday, after Argentina edged out Chile to take third place the Copa America tournament.

Numerous fans could be seen sporting Argentine colours, with many of them saying they came to the match for a chance to see Argentine superstar Lionel Messi play.

"I came here to see Messi play... a chance to see Messi in the field, maybe one of the last times he will be in Brazil, so it was worth it," said Thiago.

Messi received his first red card in 14 years and was ejected early from the match.

Brazil: Fans out in force to see Messi as Argentina nabs third place at Copa America02:04
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Football fans were seen pouring out of the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo on Saturday, after Argentina edged out Chile to take third place the Copa America tournament.

Numerous fans could be seen sporting Argentine colours, with many of them saying they came to the match for a chance to see Argentine superstar Lionel Messi play.

"I came here to see Messi play... a chance to see Messi in the field, maybe one of the last times he will be in Brazil, so it was worth it," said Thiago.

Messi received his first red card in 14 years and was ejected early from the match.

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