Soccer

Di Maria, Vidal return for Copa America final

  • Argentine fans cheer their team before the Copa America Centenario championship soccer match between Argentina and Chile, Sunday, June 26, 2016, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Argentine fans cheer their team before the Copa America Centenario championship soccer match between Argentina and Chile, Sunday, June 26, 2016, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)  (The Associated Press)

  • An Argentinian fan cheers before the Copa America Centenario championship soccer match between Argentina and Chile, Sunday, June 26, 2016, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    An Argentinian fan cheers before the Copa America Centenario championship soccer match between Argentina and Chile, Sunday, June 26, 2016, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Chilean fan cheers for his team before the Copa America Centenario championship soccer match between Argentina and Chile, Sunday, June 26, 2016, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    A Chilean fan cheers for his team before the Copa America Centenario championship soccer match between Argentina and Chile, Sunday, June 26, 2016, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)  (The Associated Press)

Winger Angel Di Maria returned to Argentina's lineup for the Copa America final against defending champion Chile on Sunday night after recovering from an adductor muscle injury sustained in a group stage match against Panama on June 10.

With Argentina seeking its first major title since 1993 — and its first with Lionel Messi — Argentina coach Gerardo Martino and Chile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi each made two changes.

Di Maria replaced Ezequiel Lavezzi, who broke an elbow in Tuesday's 4-0 semifinal win over the United States, and Lucas Biglia entered in midfield in place of Augusto Fernandez, who injured a leg in the second half against the U.S.

Midfielder Arturo Vidal returned to Chile's lineup after serving a one-game suspension during the 2-0 semifinal win over Colombia on Wednesday and fellow midfielder Marcelo Diaz also started. They replaced Pablo Hernandez and Francisco Silva, who missed the semifinal after Pizzi said Silva "suffered an overload" in the quarterfinal against Mexico.