2011 Copa América Final
|Event||2011 Copa América|
|Date||24 July 2011|
|Venue||Estadio Antonio Vespucio|
Liberti, Buenos Aires
|Man of the Match||Luis Suárez (Uruguay)|
The 2011 Copa América Final was the final match of the 2011 Copa América. It happened on 24 July in Buenos Aires, Argentina and it was won by Uruguay over Paraguay.
Background[change | change source]
The final was the first time since 2001 that neither Argentina and Brazil played against each other for the title. Both Uruguay and Paraguay entered the match having previously won the Copa America multiple times. Uruguay had won the tournament 14 times, and Paraguay had won it twice. Paraguay also reached the final, having not won a single match in the tournament.
Match[change | change source]
Just 12 minutes into the match, Luis Suárez scores after a Paraguay defender accidentally passed the pall to a Uruguay player. Again another defender mistake caused Diego Forlan to score at the 41th minute, leaving the score at 2–0 at half-time.
Diego Forlan would later score again at the 89th minute, to finish the game off at 3–0. The game finished with 4 Uruguay players and 2 Paraguay players receiving a yellow card.
Details[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "Copa América 2011 Argentina Final Live Commentary". WorldFootball. Retrieved 6 August 2015.