WATCH: Argentina make history by hosting first ever 'Dwarf Copa America' Tournament

Dwarf Copa America
Courtesy of @CGTNOfficial

History has been made in Argentina

2018 has been a huge year for football. We saw Manchester City win the Premier League in a record breaking campaign which saw them become the first side in English football history to accumulate 100 points in a 38 game season. Real Madrid became the first ever team to win the Champions League for three successive seasons, defeating Liverpool 3-1 in Kiev. And to round off the year we saw an absolutely fantastic FIFA World Cup campaign over in Russia, a tournament that resulted in lots of goals, entertainment and shocks - with France eventually rolling out on top. Well now we have another big event that has made 2018 even more historic - with the first ever 'Dwarf Copa America' tournament taking place in Argentina.

Teams from nations such Chile, Colombia, USA, Canada, Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay have come together to take part in a competition thats tackling discrimination and social prejudices. Argentina's skipper Facundo Rojas claimed that they're the most discriminated against group in the world - but have the ability to produce a good level of football. "We belong to the most discriminated against group in the world. We have managed to change that, to show what we are capable of -- to play football, to work and to study."

The tournament may not be known to the masses over in Europe but in South America and Argentina mainly, it's receiving plenty of positive public recognition. It's been broadcasted n national television and it's even been endorsed by one of (if not the) best players to every play football - Lionel Messi. The Barcelona & Argentine national team star spoke with Diego Serpentini (Argentina player) and told that he'd heard 'good things' about it.

See some of the action from the tournament and more information below: Videos courtesy of @CGTNOfficial, @AJEnglish, @EuroNews.

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