2011 Copa América Final
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.
|Event||2011 Copa América|
|Date||24 July 2011|
|Venue||Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti, Buenos Aires|
|Man of the Match||Luis Suárez (Uruguay)|
|Referee||Sálvio Fagundes (Brazil)|
14 °C (57 °F)
Uruguay won the match 3–0 to earn their 15th Copa América; Paraguay, as the tournament runner-up, earned the Copa Bolivia. With the win, Uruguay earned the right to represent CONMEBOL in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil.
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
Forlán 41', 89'
Man of the Match:
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- "Copa América 2011: Paraguay v Venezuela – as it happened". The Guardian. UK. 21 July 2011. Retrieved 21 July 2011.
- "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.
- "Uruguay surpass Argentina". ESPN Soccernet. 24 July 2011. Retrieved 25 July 2011.
- "Uruguay vs Paraguay Report". Goal.com. 24 July 2011. Retrieved 25 July 2011.
- "Luis Suárez and Diego Forlán shoot Uruguay to record 15th Copa América". The Guardian. UK. 24 July 2011. Retrieved 25 July 2011.