Being the top scorer of the Copa America with Messi, the Colombian star is in the list of the best players – Colombian striker Luis Diaz has been named the 2021 Copa America Revelation of The Tournament, an award given to players who have risen to prominence in the Latin American football tournament.

The 24-year-old closed the tournament with four goals and shares the place with Argentine superstar Lionel Messi as the top scorer of the 2021 Copa America, according to the official CONMEBOL website.

He scored two additional goals when helping Colombia beat Peru 3-2 in the match for third place at the Mane Garrincha National Stadium, Brasilia, Brazil, Friday (9/7).

The Porto forward also scored as Colombia faced Argentina in the semifinals, which ended in defeat on penalties.

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Another goal was scored by Diaz with an acrobatic kick against Brazil in the preliminary phase of Group B.

Diaz is the only Colombian player who is able to break into the best 11 players for the 2021 Copa America Team of the Tournament.

Argentina, who came out victorious, put four players in the 2021 Copa America Team of the Year: goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, defender Cristian Romero, midfielder Rodrigo de Paul and Messi.

Brazil was represented by three players, namely Marquinhos, Casemiro and Neymar, while the other three slots were filled by Ecuadorian defender Pervis Estupinan, Chile defender Mauricio Isla and Peru midfielder Yoshimar Yotun.

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