Diego Forlan scored twice after Luis Suarez’s opening goal as Uruguay beat Paraguay 3-0 to win the Copa America in Buenos Aires and be crowned South American champions for a record 15th time. Suarez, voted player of the tournament, put Uruguay ahead in the eighth minute of the final at the Monumental when his low,
Striker Paolo Guerrero scored a hat-trick as Peru crushed 10-man Venezuela 4-1 in La Plata to take third place at the Copa America. William Chiroque put Peru ahead from Guerrero’s pass three minutes before halftime and the striker nicknamed “Predator” rammed home the second in the 64th and two more in added time Peru, who
Paraguay have qualified for their first Copa America final since 1999 after defeating Venezuela in a penalty shootout following their scoreless draw in Mendoza. The two teams played out a thrilling 3-3 draw in the group stage, but the semi-final was to be a much more conservative affair with neither side able to make the
A Luis Suarez brace saw Uruguay pick up a 2-0 win over Peru in La Plata and reach the final of the Copa America. Two second half strikes from Suarez were enough to see off the challenge of Peru who ended up with 10 men after their captain Juan Vargas saw a straight red card.
Venezuela beat Chile 2-1 to reach the semifinals of the Copa America for the first time in their history. Left-back Gabriel Cichero scored their winning goal nine minutes from time, stabbing the ball home from close range after Chilean keeper Claudio Bravo had parried a Juan Arango free kick. Centre back Oswaldo Vizcarrondo had given
Paraguay battled through a tough 120 minutes, where they created few chances, to beat favourites Brazil 2-0 on penalties and reach semi-finals of the Copa America. Brazil dominated the match from start to finish and created a number of chances to win the game but they were unable to take a single one, leaving the
Uruguay advanced into the semi-finals of the Copa America after beating fierce rivals Argentina on penalties. Diego Perez put the away side ahead in the sixth minute before Gonzalo Higuain equalised soon after. Both sides were reduced to 10 men in a very entertaining, hard-fought encounter. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet
Underdogs Peru battled their way past Colombia 2-0 in a closely-fought match in Cordoba to advance into the semi-finals of the Copa America. Two extra time goals from Carlos Lobaton and Juan Manuel Vargas were enough to beat Colombia, who saw a Radamel Falcao penalty saved earlier on. The opening 45 minutes of the first