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2011 Copa América Final
Estadio Monumental - Final CA2011.jpg
Event 2011 Copa América
Date 24 July 2011
Venue Estadio Antonio Vespucio
Liberti, Buenos Aires
Man of the Match Luis Suárez (Uruguay)
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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

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

Diego Forlan - 2011 CA final
Diego Forlán scored twice in the final.

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

24 July 2011
16:00 UTC−3
Uruguay  3–0  Paraguay
Suárez Goal 11'
Forlán Goal 41'89'
Report
Uruguay
Paraguay
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