Copa America Best XI: Alexis Sanchez and Lionel Messi make the grade
By Simeon Gholam
Last Updated: 28/06/16 12:56pm
The 2016 Copa America is over and it is Chile who triumphed again, beating Argentina on penalties in the final for the second year in a row.
Unsurprisingly, the team of the tournament - as announced by the tournament's technical study group - is dominated by the winning side as eight Chileans made the grade, while three Argentinians complete the line-up.
Here, we take a look at the Copa America Best XI...
Claudio Bravo (Chile)
Barcelona's No 1 failed to keep a clean sheet in the group stage as Chile shipped five goals, but didn't concede in the knockout stage and saved Lucas Biglia's penalty in the final shoot-out.
Jean Beausejour (Chile)
Started the tournament as a winger before eventually reverting to left-back to help Chile's defensive issues.
Mauricio Isla (Chile)
The third of eight Chileans in the team of the tournament. Isla was a rock in the heart of their defence.
Gary Medel (Chile)
Generally a midfielder at club level for Inter Milan, Medel was another impressive performer as partner to Isla.
Nicolas Otamendi (Argentina)
Breaking up Chile's defensive monopoly, Manchester City defender Otamendi is one of three Argentina players to make the side. Conceded just one goal in the tournament.
Charles Aranguiz (Chile)
An impressive performer as Chile won their second Copa America in as many years, netting a crucial opener in their 2-0 win over Colombia in the semi-final.
Javier Mascherano (Argentina)
Barcelona's centre-back impressed again in his old role as a midfield enforcer for Argentina, netting a penalty in the final shoot-out defeat.
Arturo Vidal (Chile)
Missed in the shoot-out in the final, but Chile still went on to win and well worthy of a place in the best XI.
Lionel Messi (Argentina)
Scoring five goals as Argentina reached the final, but stole the headlines from Chile after announcing his international retirement after a missing a penalty in the shoot-out.
Alexis Sanchez (Chile)
Denied the chance to net the winning penalty as he did against Argentina last year, Sanchez was still impressive as he was named player of the tournament.
Eduardo Vargas (Chile)
The Copa America Golden Boot winner, Vargas fired Chile to the final and became the first man to score six goals in the tournament since Robinho in 2007.