Category Archives: Copa America 2011

Uruguay rolls to Copa America title

By FRANCO PANIZO If getting to the semifinals in last year's World Cup wasn't proof enough that Uruguay was once again a force to be reckoned with, its win in the Copa America final likely was.  Uruguay lifted a record … Continue reading »

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Guerrero hat-trick gives Peru third place

By FRANCO PANIZO Peru and Venezuela exceeded expectations in the Copa America, and both teams entered the tournament's third-place match hoping to put an exclamtion point on their surprise showings. The Peruvians were the ones to do that as a … Continue reading »

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Copa America: Villar leads stingy Paraguay to final clash with Uruguay

By DAVID MOSSE Paraguay goalkeeper Justo Villar has emerged as an unlikely hero in this 2011 Copa America after helping his team earn another shootout victory on Wednesday against Venezuela. Gerardo Martino's side has yet to claim a single victory … Continue reading »

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Paraguay advances to final with penalty kick win over Venezuela

    By FRANCO PANIZO For the second straight game Paraguay had the game taken to them by its opponent. For the second straight game Paraguay was held scoreless. And for the second straight game, Pararaguay persevered and won on … Continue reading »

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Suarez brace sees Uruguay defeat Peru to advance to final

By FRANCO PANIZO Uruguay's strong run of form continued in the Copa America semifinals, and Peru was Los Charruas' latest victim. Uruguay stayed unbeaten at the Copa America and reached the tournament final on Tuesday night, beating Peru 2-0 on … Continue reading »

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Copa America: Who will win?

The Copa America is down to four teams, but not the four teams would have expected. Okay, Uruguay probably isn't the biggest underdog considering it just finished fourth at the 2010 World Cup, but most would have pegged Argentina to … Continue reading »

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Copa America semifinals: A Look Ahead

By DAVID MOSSE Uruguay is now in the somewhat unenviable position of being regarded as the favorite to win the 2011 Copa America following a remarkable quarterfinal round that saw both Argentina and Brazil crash out on penalties. The Celeste … Continue reading »

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Copa America: Paraguay outdoes Brazil in penalties, Venezuela eliminates Chile

  By FRANCO PANIZO If you would've bet before the Copa America that neither Argentina nor Brazil would make the final, you likely would have been called delusional. That will be the case though, as Brazil lost 2-0 on penalty … Continue reading »

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Argentina eliminated on penalties to Uruguay, Peru stuns Colombia

By FRANCO PANIZO Not even homefield advantage was enough to help Argentina put an end to its trophy drought. Argentina was knocked out of the Copa America at the Santa Fe Stadium on Saturday night, losing to Uruguay, 5-4, in … Continue reading »

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Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

After unloading on Costa Rica in its final group stage match, Argentina heads into the knock-out rounds of Copa American looking like a team capable of winning the trophy. The first step in the knockout rounds will pit the 'Albiceleste' … Continue reading »

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Copa America: A look ahead to the quarterfinals

By DAVID MOSSE Argentina and Brazil may well end up meeting in the final of the 2011 Copa America as most people envisioned before the start of the tournament, but the days of the two countries towering over the competition … Continue reading »

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Brazil wins to claim Group B, Venezuela ties in thriller on final day of first round

By FRANCO PANIZO 12 combined goals, a last-second comeback and an assist from a goalkeeper. Those were just some of the highlights on an eventful Wednesday night as group play in the Copa America came to a close. Brazil took … Continue reading »

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