Monday, July 25, 2011

Uruguay wins 15th Copa America - Pictures

Uruguay won the Copa America for a record 15th time after beating Paraguay 3-0 on Sunday the 24th of July, 2011.  Two goals by Diego Forlan and another from Luis Suarez took them to an easy victory over Paraguay in the finals held at Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Uruguay won record 15th Copa America title beating Paragual 3-0

The victory gives Uruguay its first Copa America title since 1995. The small country of 3.5 million also reached the World Cup semifinals a year ago, surpassing the performance of continental powerhouses Brazil and Argentina.

Diego Forlan kisses the Copa America cup 2011 after he scored a couple of goals in the finals

"This has been a lot of work, going back many years," Forlan said. "It's been a job of doing things well and it's yielded results."

Luis Suarez won the Most Valuable Player award of Copa America 2011

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez, who scored the first goal in the 3-0 Copa America final victory over Paraguay was named the tournament's best player.  The 24-year-old Liverpool striker scored four goals in the tournament and was voted the most valuable player.

 Uruguay players celebrate Copa America victory with the trophy

Diego Forlan - Uruguay's talisman celebrates one of his two goals he scored in the finals

Diego Forlan celebrates with his team mates after Uruguay won Copa America cup

Copa America 2011 Honours:
Champions: Uruguay
Runners-up: Paraguay
Third place: Peru
Best player: Luis Suarez (URU)
Top scorer: Paolo Guerrero (PER) - 5 goals
Best goalkeeper: Justo Villar (PAR)
Best young player: Sebastian Coates (URU)
Fair play trophy: Uruguay

 Luis Suarez and other Uruguay players celebrate the Copa America victory

"This is not the most important thing in the world, but it is very important for the Uruguayans," Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez said. "It allows us to be united."

I really like this team a lot. They play as a team and play to their strengths and with my most favorite soccer player currently Diego Forlan playing in this team, I do hope this team wins more n more laurels. 

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