Argentina celebrated in a big way this year having won the Copa América, a title that came after beating Brazil at the Maracana and with the help of Lionel Messi, who led the Albiceleste to break a 28-year streak without titles.
Without a doubt, that was the most important sporting event for the country.
Argentina won the Copa América in Brazil on July 10, 2021 against Canarinha 1-0 at Maracana with a goal from Ángel Di María and thus ended a 28-year streak without winning titles.
The milestone also meant the first title with the Senior National Team for Messi, world champion with the Under 20 (Netherlands 2005) and Olympic with the Under 23 (Beijing 2008).
The wonderful year of the Albiceleste was completed with the qualification for the World Cup in Qatar 2022 four days in advance and maintaining an undefeated of 27 games, with 17 wins and 10 draws.
Currently, the sports figures with the greatest projection are the soccer players Cristian ‘Cuti’ Romero and Julián Álvarez.
At 23 years old, ‘el Cuti’ is the most expensive Argentine defender in history after being signed by Tottenham for about 55 million euros, and forward Julián Álvarez, 21, is River Plate’s top figure and scorer, League champion.
Romero was chosen the best player in Serie A and shortly after he won the title in the Argentine National Team.
Álvarez is not yet a starter in the Albiceleste, but his 18 goals in the local tournament, he was the top scorer, and his brilliant performance with the River Plate jersey made European teams fix their eyes on the Millionaire’s jewel.
2021 also witnessed the withdrawal of the judoka Paula ‘Peque’ Pareto, who at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro became the first and so far only Argentine woman to obtain a gold medal in an individual discipline.
Pareto retired at age 35 after winning a diploma at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Competing in the category up to 48 kilograms, she won a bronze medal in Beijing 2008 and the World Championships in Astana (Kazakhstan) in 2015. In addition, she was second in Russia 2014 World Cups and third in Azerbaijan 2018.
In 2021 Sergio “Kun! Agüero, champion with Argentina of the 2021 America’s Cup, the 2005 Netherlands Under-20 World Cups and Canada 2007, the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and runner-up, also retired in 2021 at the age of 33 due to heart problems. of the World in Brazil 2014.
At club level, the forward won 17 titles, two with Atlético de Madrid and 15 with Manchester City, a club that has him as the greatest idol in its history.