2011 Copa América Group A

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The Group A of the 2011 Copa América was one of the three groups of competing nations in the 2011 Copa América. It comprised Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, and Costa Rica. Group play began on July 1, 2011 and ended on July 11, 2011.

Colombia won the group and faced Peru, the best third-placed finisher, in the quarterfinals. Argentina finished second and faced Uruguay—the runner-up of Group C—in the quarterfinals. Costa Rica and Bolivia finished third and fourth in the group, respectively, and were eliminated from the tournament.

Standings[edit]

Key to colors in group tables
Teams that advanced to the quarterfinals
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Colombia 3 2 1 0 3 0 +3 7
 Argentina 3 1 2 0 4 1 +3 5
 Costa Rica 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
 Bolivia 3 0 1 2 1 5 −4 1

All times are in local, Argentina Time (UTC−03:00).

Argentina vs Bolivia[edit]

July 1, 2011
21:45
Argentina  1–1  Bolivia
Agüero Goal 75' Report Rojas Goal 47'
Argentina
Bolivia
GK 23 Sergio Romero
RB 8 Javier Zanetti
CB 4 Nicolás Burdisso
CB 6 Gabriel Milito
LB 17 Marcos Rojo
RM 19 Éver Banega
CM 14 Javier Mascherano (c)
LM 5 Esteban Cambiasso Substituted off 46'
RW 21 Ezequiel Lavezzi Booked 54' Substituted off 70'
LW 11 Carlos Tevez Booked 37'
CF 10 Lionel Messi
Substitutions:
MF 7 Ángel di María Substituted in 46'
FW 16 Sergio Agüero Substituted in 70'
Manager:
Sergio Batista
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GK 1 Carlos Erwin Arias
RB 16 Ronald Raldes (c)
CB 5 Ronald Rivero Booked 87'
CB 4 Lorgio Álvarez
LB 3 Luis Gutiérrez Booked 38'
RM 15 Jaime Robles
CM 6 Wálter Flores Booked 34'
LM 21 Jhasmani Campos Substituted off 80'
AM 10 Joselito Vaca Substituted off 63'
CF 7 Edivaldo Rojas Substituted off 89'
CF 9 Marcelo Martins
Substitutions:
MF 19 José Luis Chávez Booked 75' Substituted in 63'
FW 17 Juan Carlos Arce Substituted in 80'
MF 22 Rudy Cardozo Substituted in 89'
Manager:
Gustavo Quinteros

Man of the Match:
Lionel Messi (Argentina)

Assistant referees:
Miguel Nievas (Uruguay)
Luis Alvarado (Ecuador)
Fourth official:
Carlos Vera (Ecuador)

Colombia vs Costa Rica[edit]

July 2, 2011
15:30
Colombia  1–0  Costa Rica
Ramos Goal 44' Report
Colombia
Costa Rica
GK 12 Neco Martínez
RB 18 Juan Camilo Zúñiga Booked 54'
CB 3 Mario Yepes (c)
CB 14 Luis Amaranto Perea
LB 7 Pablo Armero
RM 4 Gustavo Bolívar
CM 13 Fredy Guarín Booked 53'
LM 8 Abel Aguilar Substituted off 33'
RW 17 Dayro Moreno Substituted off 69'
LW 20 Adrián Ramos
CF 9 Radamel Falcao Substituted off 77'
Substitutions:
FW 11 Hugo Rodallega Substituted in 33'
FW 19 Teófilo Gutiérrez Substituted in 69'
DM 16 Elkin Soto Substituted in 77'
Manager:
Hernán Darío Gómez
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GK 18 Leonel Moreira
RB 4 José Salvatierra
CB 3 Johnny Acosta
CB 2 Francisco Calvo Booked 23'
CB 19 Óscar Duarte
LB 20 Pedro Leal
CM 8 David Guzmán Booked 19' Substituted off 74'
CM 11 Diego Madrigal Booked 15' Substituted off 71'
RW 10 Randall Brenes (c) Red card 27'
LW 6 Heiner Mora
CF 12 Joel Campbell Substituted off 46'
Substitutions:
MF 21 César Elizondo Substituted in 46'
FW 17 Josué Martínez Substituted in 71'
DM 22 José Miguel Cubero Substituted in 74'
Manager:
Ricardo La Volpe

Man of the Match:
Adrián Ramos (Colombia)

Assistant referees:
Francisco Mondria (Chile)
Nicolás Yegros (Paraguay)
Fourth official:
Antonio Arias (Paraguay)

Argentina vs Colombia[edit]

Argentina
Colombia
GK 23 Sergio Romero
RB 3 Pablo Zabaleta
CB 4 Nicolás Burdisso
CB 6 Gabriel Milito
LB 8 Javier Zanetti
RM 19 Éver Banega Substituted off 71'
CM 14 Javier Mascherano (c)
LM 5 Esteban Cambiasso Substituted off 64'
RW 21 Ezequiel Lavezzi Substituted off 64'
LW 11 Carlos Tevez
CF 10 Lionel Messi
Substitutions:
FW 16 Sergio Agüero Substituted in 64'
DM 20 Fernando Gago Booked 90' Substituted in 64'
FW 9 Gonzalo Higuaín Substituted in 71'
Manager:
Sergio Batista
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GK 12 Neco Martínez
RB 18 Juan Camilo Zúñiga
CB 14 Luis Amaranto Perea
CB 3 Mario Yepes (c)
LB 7 Pablo Armero
DM 6 Carlos Sánchez
RM 20 Adrián Ramos Substituted off 89'
CM 8 Abel Aguilar Booked 6'
CM 13 Fredy Guarín
LM 17 Dayro Moreno Booked 90+1' Substituted off 90+1'
CF 9 Radamel Falcao Substituted off 87'
Substitutions:
FW 19 Teófilo Gutiérrez Substituted in 87'
DM 16 Elkin Soto Substituted in 89'
DF 22 Aquivaldo Mosquera Substituted in 90+1'
Manager:
Hernán Darío Gómez

Man of the Match:
Sergio Romero (Argentina)

Assistant referees:
Marcio Santiago (Brazil)
Luis Abadie (Peru)
Fourth official:
Víctor Hugo Rivera (Peru)

Bolivia vs Costa Rica[edit]

July 7, 2011
19:15
Bolivia  0–2  Costa Rica
Report Martínez Goal 59'
Campbell Goal 78'
Bolivia
Costa Rica
GK 1 Carlos Erwin Arias
RB 4 Lorgio Álvarez Booked 35'
CB 16 Ronald Raldes (c)
CB 5 Ronald Rivero Yellow cardRed card 65', 70'
LB 3 Luis Gutiérrez Booked 87'
RM 7 Edivaldo Rojas Substituted off 67'
CM 15 Jaime Robles Substituted off 67'
CM 6 Wálter Flores Red card 75'
LM 21 Jhasmani Campos Booked 73' Substituted off 79'
CF 17 Juan Carlos Arce
CF 9 Marcelo Martins Booked 57'
Substitutions:
FW 11 Alcides Peña Substituted in 67'
MF 19 José Luis Chávez Substituted in 67'
MF 8 Ronald García Substituted in 79'
Manager:
Gustavo Quinteros
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GK 18 Leonel Moreira
CB 3 Johnny Acosta
CB 19 Óscar Duarte Booked 46'
CB 2 Francisco Calvo
CM 20 Pedro Leal
CM 8 David Guzmán Booked 29'
CM 6 Heiner Mora Substituted off 82'
RW 4 José Salvatierra Booked 83'
LW 11 Diego Madrigal Substituted off 45'
CF 12 Joel Campbell
CF 17 Josué Martínez Substituted off 81'
Substitutions:
MF 7 Allen Guevara Substituted in 45'
MF 21 César Elizondo Substituted in 81'
DM 22 José Miguel Cubero Substituted in 82'
Manager:
Ricardo La Volpe

Man of the Match:
Joel Campbell (Costa Rica)

Assistant referees:
Luis Alvarado (Ecuador)
Marvin Torrentera (Mexico)
Fourth official:
Francisco Chacón (Mexico)

Colombia vs Bolivia[edit]

Colombia
Bolivia
GK 12 Neco Martínez
RB 18 Juan Camilo Zúñiga
CB 3 Mario Yepes (c)
CB 14 Luis Amaranto Perea
LB 7 Pablo Armero
RM 13 Fredy Guarín Substituted off 50'
CM 6 Carlos Sánchez
LM 8 Abel Aguilar
RW 17 Dayro Moreno Substituted off 46'
LW 20 Adrián Ramos Substituted off 77'
CF 9 Radamel Falcao
Substituitions:
FW 11 Hugo Rodallega Substituted in 46'
LWB 10 Juan Guillermo Cuadrado Substituted in 50'
DM 16 Elkin Soto Substituted in 77'
Manager:
Hernán Darío Gómez
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GK 1 Carlos Erwin Arias
RB 16 Ronald Raldes (c)
CB 14 Christian Vargas
CB 13 Santos Amador
LB 4 Lorgio Álvarez
RM 15 Jaime Robles
CM 8 Ronald García
LM 21 Jhasmani Campos Booked 33'
RW 7 Edivaldo Rojas Substituted off 46'
LW 17 Juan Carlos Arce Substituted off 70'
CF 9 Marcelo Martins Substituted off 60'
Substitutions:
MF 10 Joselito Vaca Substituted in 46'
FW 11 Alcides Peña Substituted in 60'
FW 18 Ricardo Pedriel Substituted in 70'
Manager:
Gustavo Quinteros

Man of the Match:
Radamel Falcao (Colombia)

Assistant referees:
Marvin Torrentera (Mexico)
Luis Sánchez (Venezuela)
Fourth official:
Juan Soto (Venezuela)

Argentina vs Costa Rica[edit]

July 11, 2011
21:45
Argentina  3–0  Costa Rica
Agüero Goal 45+1'52'
Di María Goal 63'
Report
Argentina
Costa Rica
GK 23 Sergio Romero
RB 3 Pablo Zabaleta
CB 4 Nicolás Burdisso
CB 6 Gabriel Milito Booked 21'
LB 8 Javier Zanetti Booked 38'
CM 20 Fernando Gago
CM 14 Javier Mascherano (c)
RW 10 Lionel Messi
AM 7 Ángel di María Substituted off 79'
LW 16 Sergio Agüero Substituted off 84'
CF 9 Gonzalo Higuaín Substituted off 79'
Substitutions:
MF 15 Lucas Biglia Booked 88' Substituted in 79'
MF 18 Javier Pastore Substituted in 79'
FW 21 Ezequiel Lavezzi Booked 90+2' Substituted in 84'
Manager:
Sergio Batista
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GK 18 Leonel Moreira
CB 19 Óscar Duarte Booked 48'
CB 3 Johnny Acosta (c)
CB 2 Francisco Calvo Booked 44' Substituted off 46'
CM 20 Pedro Leal
CM 22 José Miguel Cubero
CM 6 Heiner Mora
RW 4 José Salvatierra
LW 21 César Elizondo Substituted off 56'
CF 17 Josué Martínez Substituted off 46'
CF 12 Joel Campbell
Substitutions:
FW 10 Randall Brenes Substituted in 46'
DM 11 Diego Madrigal Substituted in 46'
MF 5 Luis Miguel Valle Substituted in 56'
Manager:
Ricardo La Volpe

Man of the Match:
Lionel Messi (Argentina)

Assistant referees:
Luis Abadie (Peru)
Nicolas Yegros (Paraguay)
Fourth official:
Carlos Amarilla (Paraguay)

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