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USA won the Women’s World Cup, Brazil won the Copa America and Mexico won the Gold Cup on Sunday – and there was plenty of stuff elsewhere that caught our eye, too.

The third-place play-off at the Copa America was particularly entertaining, with Lionel Messi completely losing his head after being sent off for absolutely nothing.

We’ve rounded up the best of the action on and off the pitch.

Roberto Firmino

Everton Soares scored Brazil’s opener in their 3-1 win over Peru in the Copa America final. We told you he was good. But just look at this assist from Firmino. Divine.

Jonathan dos Santos

Mexico won a record eighth Gold Cup on Sunday. This was a rather nice way to seal it.

James Milner

First he smashed Liverpool’s pre-season fitness test (again), then he made this Starbucks barista’s day.

Nikita Parris

How’s your touch?

Angel Di Maria

What a goal this would have been.

Paulo Dybala

Those two touches to get away from the defender are lovely.

Mario Balotelli

Never change, Mario.

Hiroshi Futami

A fitting tribute to Rory Delap on the weekend the former Stoke hero turned 43.

Mark Kaye

Might as well just leather it in.

Marco Reus

We’ve seen lots of these, but Marco Reus doing the bottlecap challenge with a baby bottle while sucking a dummy is, erm, different.

Coventry City

This is deservedly getting a lot of love.


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