As Lionel Messi prepared to say farewell to Barcelona in a club press conference, French fans and media alike were salivating over the impact the superstar's mooted arrival at Paris Saint-Germain would have on the club and the French league.
Argentina's winning goal came in the 22nd minute after Rodrigo de Paul made a long pass to Angel di Maria.
Argentina hasn't captured a major title since it won the Copa America in 1993, when the team eliminated Colombia on penalties 6-5 in the sem-ifinal after a goalless draw.
The 34-year-old football superstar hasn't announced yet if he will continue to play for Barcelona.
Argentina will face Ecuador in the last eight on Saturday while Uruguay, who beat Paraguay 1-0, will play Colombia the same day.
Uruguay and Paraguay will now clash in a match that could decide which team faces defending champions and favorites Brazil in the quarterfinals. Chile could also take that spot.
While Brazil had already qualified for the quarter-finals and with four points from four games and Colombia join them. Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela are vying for the last two spots from the group.
Argentina's victory in Brasilia was Argentina’s second 1-0 win in a row in this tournament and their 16th match without defeat since losing in the Copa America semi-final in 2019.
Brazil open 2021 Copa America football with 3-0 win over depleted Venezuela, dominating their inexperienced opponents from start to finish in a one-sided match.
The South American Football Confederation says the start and finish dates of next month's tournament are confirmed and the host cities and the matches would be revealed soon.
Football body for the Americas CONMEBOL,stripped Argentina from its hosting duties after doing the same to co-host Colombia last week.
Brazil advanced to the final of the Copa America with a 2-0 win over old rivals Argentina in Belo Horizonte thanks to a goal in each half from Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino.
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