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


Colombia ahead Luis Diaz was named Revelation of the Copa America on Tuesday by match organisers the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL). The 24-year outdated Porto participant scored two targets within the third-place playoff win over Peru and was the match’s joint high goalscorer together with Lionel Messi.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 in opposition to eventual winners Argentina.

CONMEBOL had already chosen Messi and Neymar as joint gamers of the match earlier than Saturday’s closing during which Argentina beat Brazil 1-0 to finish a 28-year trophy drought. Diaz was the one Colombian within the group of the match, 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 stated 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 common, Argentine Eduardo Deluca, CONMEBOL stated in an announcement.

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


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