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Copa America Champion Chile returns home to cheers


06-29-2016 16:36 BJT

In South America, Chile's national football team returned home from the U.S. to a heroes welcome following their win over Argentina on penalties in the final of the Copa America this weekend.

La Roja have now won back-to-back titles having after claim the trophy as the host nation in 2015 marking a dramatic turn around in the fortunes of Chilean football.

Fans gathered outside Santiago international airport in the early hours to get a glimpse of the team.

After leading them to a first Copa America title last year, the resignation of then coach Jorge Sampaoli raised some concerns for fans who were worried they would not be able to continue the success they had under the Argentinian. He steadied the ship and was able to guide the Chileans to another title.

After a quick hello at the airport all eyes turned to the country's sport centre the next morning where the players underwent media duties with yet more supporters in attendance showing their appreciation.

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