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Copa America verdict: Best and worst game, best goal, biggest surprise, more

Now that the 2016 Copa America has come to an end, we asked our writers to reflect on its highs and lows.

BEST GAME

Tim Vickery: I enjoyed Argentina's semifinal display in the 4-0 win vs. the U.S. and Chile's 7-0 quarterfinal rout of Mexico immensely; they were magnificent team performances. But in terms of a game involving two teams, I think I might have to go with Ecuador 2-2 Peru. The Peruvians started out like a train, with Ecuador straining to get back in it.

Jeff Carlisle: Argentina 2-1 Chile: This...

Report: Argentina request Messi red rescinded

Steve Nicol and Paul Mariner are in agreement Lionel Messi should not have seen red for the incident against Gary Medel.
Alejandro Moreno believes Lionel Messi may have endeared himself to the Argentina fans, but was 'irresponsible' for his comments that could land him a ban by CONMEBOL.
Gabriel Jesus said Lionel Messi was wrong to question the authorities following Argentina's semifinal defeat to Brazil in Copa America.
Lionel Messi doesn't feel he should've seen red for the Gary Medel altercation and feels Argentina should've been in the Copa America final.
Steve Nicol says it would be a fitting end to Lionel Messi's Argentina career if he wins the 2020 Copa America on home soil.

The Argentina Football Association (AFA) want Lionel Messi's red card rescinded, according to reports in the country.

La Nacion newspaper have claimed the AFA have requested, in a written letter to South American football's governing body CONMEBOL, that the referee's decision be overturned.

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Messi was sent off by referee Mario Diaz de Vivar after clashing with Chile's Gary Medel in Argentina's Copa America third-place playoff on July 7. It was his first...

Jesus: Brazil's Copa win helped me evolve

Alejandro Moreno says that VAR created a state of uncertainty throughout the Copa America by not showing footage of what was being checked.
Gabriel Jesus exploded into tears as he took out his frustration on the VAR machine as he was shown a red card in Brazil's 3-1 win against Peru in the Copa America final.

Brazil striker Gabriel Jesus said that it was important for the team to win the Copa America at home and that pressure to play for the Selecao has seen him evolve as a player.

Jesus scored in the final victory of Peru at the Maracana on Sunday, but was controversially sent off in the 70th minute for a foul on Carlos Zambrano which left Brazil to finish the match with 10 players. Jesus stormed off the field, knocked over the VAR machine and cried on the steps leading to the locker room. He later...