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Monday, July 25, 2011

Beyond The Pitch: Copa America Argentina 2011 Fact Sheet and e-book

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The 43rd Copa America, or America's Cup, took place in Argentina from 1 July to 24 July 2011. This competition is similar to the European Nations Cup (Euro), and represents the continental championship of the Americas. This tournament is one of the oldest football competitions in the world. The first Copa America was held in 1916 in Argentina and the winner was Uruguay.

Cup Final Highlights: Uruguay 3 - Paraguay 0

Uruguay wins La Copa America for a record 15th time.

Group Round Phase Statistics
  • 10 wins/losses and 8 draws.
  • 37 goals from 18 games.
Elimination Round Fixtures

16 July from Cordoba: Colombia 0 - Peru 2
16 July from Santa Fe: AET: Argentina 1 - Uruguay 1 (4-5)

17 July from La Plata: AET: Brazil 0 -Paraguay 0 (0-2) Brazil missed all four penalty kicks.
17 July from San Juan: Chile 1 - Venezuela 2

Highlights from the Quarterfinal Round

Semi-Final Round Fixtures

19 July from La Plata: Peru 0 - Uruguay 2

20 July from Medoza: AET: Paraguay 0 (5-3) - Venezuela 0

Highlights from Argentina v. Uruguay

(46 goals after 24 games. Sergio Aguero and Luis Suarez are tied for the Golden Ball with three goals, respectively.)

Third Place

23 July from La Plata: Peru 4 - Venezuela 1
  • Paolo Guerrero of Peru leads the 2011 Copa America with five goals.

24 July from Buenos Aires: Uruguay 3 - Paraguay 0

This was the first Cup final for Uruguay since 1999 who became the first 15-time winner of La Copa America. Paraguay had tied five straight games to reach the final. This was their first final since 1979.
  • Justo Villar of Paraguay was named the best goalkeeper, Luis Suarez of Uruguay was named the best player and Paolo Guerrero of Peru was the top scorer at the 2011 Copa America. Diego Lugano of Uruguay was named the best defender at the tournament.

  • Diego Forlan of Uruguay joins his grandfather and father as a winner of the Copa America.
  • Final Goal Tally: 54 goals in 26 games or 2.08 per game.

Eva "Evita" Duarte de Peron

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