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The 2011 Copa América Final was the final match of the 2011 Copa América, an international football tournament that was played in Argentina from 1 to 24 July 2011. The match was played on 24 July at Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti in Buenos Aires, between Uruguay and Paraguay.[2][3]

2011 Copa América Final
Estadio Monumental - Final CA2011.jpg
Event2011 Copa América
Date24 July 2011
VenueEstadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti, Buenos Aires
Man of the MatchLuis Suárez (Uruguay)
RefereeSálvio Fagundes (Brazil)
WeatherClear
14 °C (57 °F)[1]
2007
2015

Uruguay won the match 3–0 to earn their 15th Copa América; Paraguay, as the tournament runner-up, earned the Copa Bolivia.[4][5] With the win, Uruguay earned the right to represent CONMEBOL in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil.[6][7]

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BackgroundEdit

The final marked the first time since 2001 that neither Argentina and Brazil competed against each other for the title. Both Uruguay and Paraguay entered the match having previously won the competition multiple times. Uruguay held the joint record of 14 Copa América titles, having had last won it in 1995. Their last final appearance was in 1999, when they were defeated by Brazil. Paraguay is a two-time winner of the competition, having last won the tournament in 1979. That year also marked the last time Paraguay made it to the final of the tournament. Paraguay reached the final without winning a single game in the tournament.

Route to the FinalEdit

Uruguay Round Paraguay
Opponent Result First stage Opponent Result
  Peru 1–1 Match 1   Ecuador 0–0
  Chile 1–1 Match 2   Brazil 2–2
  Mexico 1–0 Match 3   Venezuela 3–3
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Chile 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7
  Uruguay 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
  Peru 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
  Mexico 3 0 0 3 1 4 −3 0
Final standing
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Brazil 3 1 2 0 6 4 +2 5
  Venezuela 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1 5
  Paraguay 3 0 3 0 5 5 0 3
  Ecuador 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
Opponent Result Final stages Opponent Result
  Argentina 1–1 (a.e.t.)
5–4 pen.
Quarterfinals   Brazil 0–0 (a.e.t.)
2–0 pen.
  Peru 2–0 Semifinals   Venezuela 0–0 (a.e.t.)
5–3 pen.

Match detailsEdit

Uruguay  3–0  Paraguay
Suárez   11'
Forlán   41'89'
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Uruguay
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Paraguay
GK 1 Fernando Muslera
RB 16 Maxi Pereira   29'
CB 2 Diego Lugano (c)
CB 4 Sebastián Coates   85'
LB 22 Martín Cáceres   17'   88'
RM 20 Álvaro González
CM 15 Diego Pérez   24'   69'
CM 17 Egidio Arévalo Ríos
LM 11 Álvaro Pereira   63'
CF 10 Diego Forlán
CF 9 Luis Suárez
Substitutions:
FW 21 Edinson Cavani   63'
MF 8 Sebastián Eguren   69'
DF 3 Diego Godín   88'
Manager:
Óscar Tabárez
 
GK 1 Justo Villar (c)
RB 3 Iván Piris
CB 14 Paulo da Silva
CB 2 Darío Verón
LB 4 Elvis Marecos
RM 13 Enrique Vera   57'   64'
CM 20 Néstor Ortigoza
CM 15 Víctor Cáceres   26'   64'
LM 16 Cristian Riveros
CF 18 Nelson Haedo Valdez
CF 7 Pablo Zeballos   76'
Substitutions:
LWB 21 Marcelo Estigarribia   64'
RWB 23 Hernán Pérez   64'
FW 19 Lucas Barrios   76'
Manager:
  Gerardo Martino

Man of the Match:
Luis Suárez (Uruguay)

Assistant referees:
Marcio Santiago (Brazil)
Francisco Mondría (Chile)
Fourth official:
Enrique Osses (Chile)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/SABE/2011/7/24/DailyHistory.html?req_city=NA&req_state=NA&req_statename=NA
  2. ^ "Suarez powers Uruguay past Peru, into Copa America final". USA Today. 20 July 2011. Retrieved 21 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Copa América 2011: Paraguay v Venezuela – as it happened". The Guardian. UK. 21 July 2011. Retrieved 21 July 2011.
  4. ^ "Diego Forlan leads Uruguay to Copa America victory". BBC Sport. 24 July 2011. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 25 July 2011.
  5. ^ "Uruguay surpass Argentina". ESPN Soccernet. 24 July 2011. Retrieved 25 July 2011.
  6. ^ "Uruguay vs Paraguay Report". Goal.com. 24 July 2011. Retrieved 25 July 2011.
  7. ^ "Luis Suárez and Diego Forlán shoot Uruguay to record 15th Copa América". The Guardian. UK. 24 July 2011. Retrieved 25 July 2011.

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