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2011 Copa América
Copa América Argentina 2011
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Uruguay players with the trophy.
Tournament details
Host country Argentina
Dates 1 July – 24 July
Teams 12 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s) 8 (in 8 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Uruguay (15th title)
Runners-up  Paraguay
Third place  Peru
Fourth place  Venezuela
Tournament statistics
Matches played 26
Goals scored 54 (2.08 per match)
Attendance 882,621 (33,947 per match)
Top scorer(s) Peru Paolo Guerrero
(5 goals)
Best player Uruguay Luis Suárez
Best young player Uruguay Sebastián Coates
Best goalkeeper Paraguay Justo Villar
Fair play award  Uruguay
← 2007
2015

The 2011 Copa América (also known as the 2011 Campeonato Sudamericano Copa América or Copa América 2011 Argentina) was the 43rd Copa América. The tournament was organized by CONMEBOL, which is the main association football body in South America. The tournament went from 1 July to 24 July 2011.

Uruguay won the tournament over Paraguay. Paraguay was known for going to the final without winning a single game. Because Uruguay won the tournament, they were allowed to play in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup. Peru finished at 3rd place after defeating Venezuela.

Teams

Japan and Mexico were both invited to the tournament. After some controversy that was brought up by UEFA, Mexico were only allowed to bring their Under-23 Olympic Team to the tournament.

People thought that Japan wouldn't be in the tournament because of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. However, Japan said that they will still be in the tournament. They decided to leave the tournament on 4 April 2011, because the games would get in the way of some J. League Division 1 matches. Even though Japan then decided to play in the tournament, and send some European-based players instead, they still decided to leave on May 16 because some European clubs didn't want to send their players away. On the next day, CONMEBOL sent a request to the North American team of Costa Rica, and Costa Rica then accepted the invite.

The teams below were in the tournament:

Group stage

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Moves on to
1  Colombia 3 2 1 0 3 0 +3 7 Quarter-finals
2  Argentina 3 1 2 0 4 1 +3 5
3  Costa Rica 3 1 0 2 2 4 –2 3
4  Bolivia 3 0 1 2 1 5 –4 1
1 July 2011
Argentina  1–1  Bolivia
2 July 2011
Colombia  1–0  Costa Rica
6 July 2011
Argentina  0–0  Colombia
7 July 2011
Bolivia  0–2  Costa Rica
10 July 2011
Colombia  2–0  Bolivia
11 July 2011
Argentina  3–0  Costa Rica

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Moves on to
1  Brazil 3 1 2 0 6 4 +2 5 Quarter-finals
2  Venezuela 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1 5
3  Paraguay 3 0 3 0 5 5 0 3
4  Ecuador 3 0 1 2 2 5 –3 1
3 July 2011
Brazil  0–0  Venezuela
Paraguay  0–0  Ecuador
9 July 2011
Brazil  2–2  Paraguay
Venezuela  1–0  Ecuador
13 July 2011
Paraguay  3–3  Venezuela
Brazil  4–2  Ecuador

Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Moves on to
1  Chile 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7 Quarter-finals
2  Uruguay 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
3  Peru 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
4  Mexico 3 0 0 3 1 4 –3 0
4 July 2011
Uruguay  1–1  Peru
Chile  2–1  Mexico
8 July 2011
Uruguay  1–1  Chile
Peru  1–0  Mexico
12 July 2011
Chile  1–0  Peru
Uruguay  1–0  Mexico

Ranking of the third-placed teams

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Moves on to
3  Peru 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4 Quarter-finals
3  Paraguay 3 0 3 0 5 5 0 3
3  Costa Rica 3 1 0 2 2 4 –2 3

Knockout stage

Bracket

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
16 July - Córdoba        
  Colombia  0
19 July - La Plata
  Peru (aet)  2  
  Peru  0
16 July - Santa Fe
    Uruguay  2  
  Argentina  1 (4)
24 July - Buenos Aires
  Uruguay (pen.)  1 (5)  
  Uruguay  3
17 July - La Plata
    Paraguay  0
  Brazil  0 (0)
20 July - Mendoza
  Paraguay (pen.)  0 (2)  
  Paraguay (pen.)  0 (5)
17 July - San Juan
    Venezuela  0 (3)

 
  Chile  1
  Venezuela  2

 

Quarter-finals

16 July 2011
16:00
Colombia  0–2
(a.e.t.)
 Peru Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes, Córdoba
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Francisco Chacón (Mexico)
Report Lobatón Goal 101'
Vargas Goal 111'

16 July 2011
19:15
Argentina  1–1
(a.e.t.)
 Uruguay Estadio Brigadier General Estanislao López, Santa Fe
Attendance: 47,000
Referee: Carlos Amarilla (Paraguay)
Higuaín Goal 17' Report Pérez Goal 5'
  Penalties  
Messi Scored
Burdisso Scored
Tevez Missed
Pastore Scored
Higuaín Scored
4–5 Scored Forlán
Scored Suárez
Scored Scotti
Scored Gargano
Scored Cáceres

17 July 2011
16:00
Brazil  0–0
(a.e.t.)
 Paraguay Estadio Ciudad de La Plata, La Plata
Attendance: 36,000
Referee: Sergio Pezzotta (Argentina)
Report
  Penalties  
Elano Missed
Thiago Silva Missed
André Santos Missed
Fred Missed
0–2 Missed Barreto
Scored Estigarribia
Scored Riveros

17 July 2011
19:15
Chile  1–2  Venezuela Estadio del Bicentenario, San Juan
Attendance: 23,000
Referee: Carlos Vera (Ecuador)
Suazo Goal 69' Report Vizcarrondo Goal 34'
Cichero Goal 80'

Semi-finals

19 July 2011
21:45
Peru  0–2  Uruguay Estadio Ciudad de La Plata, La Plata
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Raúl Orosco (Bolivia)
Report Suárez Goal 52'57'

20 July 2011
21:45
Paraguay  0–0
(a.e.t.)
 Venezuela Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Francisco Chacón (Mexico)
Report
  Penalties  
Ortigoza Scored
Barrios Scored
Riveros Scored
Martínez Scored
Verón Scored
5–3 Scored Maldonado
Scored Rey
Missed Lucena
Scored Miku

Third place play-off

23 July 2011
16:00
Peru  4–1  Venezuela Estadio Ciudad de La Plata, La Plata
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Wilmar Roldán (Colombia)
Chiroque Goal 41'
Guerrero Goal 63'89'90+2'
Report Arango Goal 77'

Final

24 July 2011
16:00
Uruguay  3–0  Paraguay Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti, Buenos Aires
Attendance: 57,921
Referee: Sálvio Fagundes (Brazil)
Suárez Goal 11'
Forlán Goal 41'89'
Report


 2011 Copa América Champions 

Uruguay
15th title

Goal scorers

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal
  • Peru André Carillo (playing against Chile)

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