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Colombia’s Luis Diaz named ‘Revelation of Copa America’

Colombia ahead Luis Diaz was named Revelation of the Copa America on Tuesday by event organisers the South American Soccer Confederation (CONMEBOL). The 24-year previous Porto participant scored two objectives within the third-place playoff win over Peru and was the event’s joint prime goalscorer together with Lionel Messi. He additionally scored a spectacular scissor kick in Colombia’s 2-1 defeat to finalists Brazil and a aim within the semi-final towards eventual winners Argentina.

CONMEBOL had already chosen Messi and Neymar as joint gamers of the event earlier than Saturday’s closing during which Argentina beat Brazil 1-Zero to finish a 28-year trophy drought. Diaz was the one Colombian within the staff of the event, alongside 4 Argentines (Emiliano Martinez, Cristian Romero, Rodrigo De Paul, and Lionel Messi) and three Brazilians (Casemiro, Marquinhos and Neymar).

Ecuadorian left again Pervis Estupinan, Peruvian midfielder Yoshimar Yotun and Chilean proper again Mauricio Isla accomplished the road up. The federation additionally mentioned it had recuperated 1.7 million {dollars} from a former official caught up within the FIFA corruption scandal. The cash was claimed again from former secretary normal, Argentine Eduardo Deluca, CONMEBOL mentioned in an announcement.

The cash is along with the 55 million already received again from accounts within the names of different CONMEBOL officers. The earlier three everlasting presidents of the federation have been indicted within the FIFA scandal and banned by world soccer’s governing physique from footballing actions.

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