Soccer world celebrates Messi's first international title with Argentina

Argentina's players celebrate with the trophy after beating 1-0 Brazil in the Copa America final soccer match at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro. (Andre Penner/AP)

Lionel Messi has endured a lot of heartbreak throughout his international career with Argentina but on Saturday, he was not going to be denied.

With a 1-0 victory over Brazil in the Copa America final, Messi finally captured his first international tournament. Seeing the emotion on his face when the final whistle blew showed just how much this meant for the 34-year-old.

It has been well documented how many times Messi has come up short in his career in major tournament finals, including the 2014 World Cup final. His teammates did what they could to ensure he was not going to come away empty-handed and made sure to celebrate the achievement by throwing him up in the air.

Of course, for many, this cemented Messi's legacy as one of the top soccer players of all time and the celebration on social media was in full force.

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