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Official Copa America Best XI & Player of the Tournament Revealed

The organisers of the Copa America Centenario have revealed the official Team of the Tournament and announced the winner of the Golden Ball, snubbing Lionel Messi for the award.

Click through the gallery to view the Copa America Team of the Tournament, as well as the individual award winners!

Chile beat Argentina 4-2 on penalties on Sunday night, and lifted their second consecutive Copa America title.

It therefore does not come as a surprise that as many as eight Chile players made it into the Copa XI, while Argentina have three representatives.

Alexis Sanchez beat Lionel Messi to the Golden Ball for the Most Valuable Player after scoring three goals and assisting a further strike.

Messi, who impressed with five goals and four assists, but failed with his penalty in the final shootout, also missed out on the Golden Boot award, which was lifted by Eduardo Vargas, who scored six times for Chile.

Read: Messi Quits Argentina

Chile made a clean sweep at the awards ceremony, with FC Barcelona shot-stopper Claudio Bravo also claiming the tournament's Golden Glove accolade after keeping three clean sheets and making 13 saves.

Find the official Team of the Copa America in the gallery, and let us know who would have been your Player of the Tournament!

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