2011 Copa América Final

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2011 Copa América Final
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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)
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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, Buenos Aires between Uruguay and Paraguay.[1][2]

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

Background[edit]

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.

Route to the Final[edit]

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 details[edit]

24 July 2011
16:00 UTC−3
Uruguay  3–0  Paraguay
Suárez Goal 11'
Forlán Goal 41'89'
Report
Uruguay
Paraguay
GK 1 Fernando Muslera
RB 16 Maximiliano Pereira Booked 29'
CB 2 Diego Lugano (c)
CB 4 Sebastián Coates Booked 85'
LB 22 Martín Cáceres Booked 17' Substituted off 88'
RM 20 Álvaro González
CM 15 Diego Pérez Booked 24' Substituted off 69'
CM 17 Egidio Arévalo Ríos
LM 11 Álvaro Pereira Substituted off 63'
CF 10 Diego Forlán
CF 9 Luis Suárez
Substitutions:
FW 21 Edinson Cavani Substituted in 63'
MF 8 Sebastián Eguren Substituted in 69'
DF 3 Diego Godín Substituted in 88'
Manager:
Óscar Tabárez
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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 Booked 57' Substituted off 64'
CM 20 Néstor Ortigoza
CM 15 Víctor Cáceres Booked 26' Substituted off 64'
LM 16 Cristian Riveros
CF 18 Nelson Haedo Valdez
CF 7 Pablo Zeballos Substituted off 76'
Substitutions:
LWB 21 Marcelo Estigarribia Substituted in 64'
RWB 23 Hernán Pérez Substituted in 64'
FW 19 Lucas Barrios Substituted in 76'
Manager:
Gerardo Martino

Man of the Match:
Luis Suárez (Uruguay)

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Suarez powers Uruguay past Peru, into Copa America final". USA Today. 20 July 2011. Retrieved 21 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Copa América 2011: Paraguay v Venezuela – as it happened". The Guardian. UK. 21 July 2011. Retrieved 21 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ "Uruguay surpass Argentina". ESPN Soccernet. 24 July 2011. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Uruguay vs Paraguay Report". Goal.com. 24 July 2011. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "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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