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Lionel Messi and Neymar were involved in a hugely emotional embrace after Argentina beat Brazil 1-0 in the Copa America final on Sunday.

A first-half Angel Di Maria goal was enough to see La Albiceleste win their first piece of silverware since 1993 and see Messi claim his first trophy for his country.

There were scenes of utter jubilation at the full-time whistle as the whole Argentina team ran to Messi to celebrate the feat.

But on the other side of the coin Neymar was left in tears of despair as he once again failed to inspire his Brazil team to glory.

Lionel Messi and Neymar were involved in an emotional embrace
(Image: SEBASTIAO MOREIRA/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

Messi and Neymar played together at Barcelona for four seasons, and are believed to still have a close relationship.

And before the trophy was presented to Argentina the pair hugged for around 30 seconds, and whispered to each other while Messi's teammates jumped around them with joy.

Messi took to Instagram after the match and posted a picture of himself with the trophy, along with the caption: "What a beautiful madness!!! This is amazing, Thank God!!! WE ARE CHAMPIONS!!!!!!! Let’s f****** gooooo!"

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Di Maria, meanwhile, paid tribute to the captain, posting a picture of the two of them and saying: "You deserve it more than anyone. You're the best in the world, as you were in the semi-finals and as you are now. You are a champion."

Now that Messi has done the business on the international stage, all talk will turn back towards his contract situation, with the 34-year-old currently technically without a club after his deal with Barcelona expired.

His Barca manager Ronald Koeman admitted that the situation was "concerning" on Saturday.

The pair clearly still have a good relationship
(Image: REUTERS)

He told reporters: "When everything is not right, you have to be concerned, but I have confidence in the president to solve this issue.

"It is important for the club and for the league that the best player in the world remains. Everyone has to make an effort here.

"Laporta told me to be calm, that they are working on the issue and we are confident that he will be there for a few more years."