Chile Wins Copa America
Chile is not exactly known for being a soccer powerhouse, that honor typically goes to Argentina or Brazil. However, in 2016 Chile took its second Copa America title over none other than Argentina.  When Chile won the 2015 Copa America and qualified for the 2017 Confederations Cup, they had to endure battles with Ecuador, Mexico and Peru. In 2016 they won Latin America’s most prestigious tourney in penalty shootout victory over soccer powerhouse Argentina.

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Brazil Wins Olympic Gold
Besides hosting this year’s Olympic games, Brazil made a triumphant return to international play. Having endured a bit of losing streak in recent years. Their franchise player Neymar rallied the team past the likes of South Africa, Colombia, Honduras, and Germany to give Brazil its first-ever gold medal in soccer at the Olympic games.

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