25 Jul 2011

Uruguay wins Copa America

10:42 am on 25 July 2011

Uruguay has beaten Paraguay 3-nil to win South American football's Copa America for a record 15th time.

Diego Forlan scored twice after the player of the tournament Luis Suarez scored in the eighth minute of the final in Buenos Aires.

Uruguay has now won the Copa America one more time than than the tournament hosts.

Argentina lost to Uruguay on penalties in the quarter-finals when Paraguay knocked out the defending champions Brazil the same way,

Twice champions Paraguay finished the tournament without a victory having reached the final with five draws and two penalty shootout wins.