Jumat, 22 Juli 2011

Copa America final

URUGUAY v PARAGUAY
Sunday 1600h Buenos Aires, Argentina

Uruguay and Paraguay
are getting ready to fight it out for the Copa America on Sunday in Buenos Aires.

It has been a cup of shocks, with Argentina, Brazil and Colombia surprisingly falling by the wayside, but in the end two consistent sides who qualified for the 2010 World Cup have reached the final.

Two rapier strikes from Luis Suarez ended the Peruvian adventure,



while Paraguay needed spot-kicks to kill off the Vinotintos of Venezuela



Interestingly, Paraguay have yet to win a game in normal time but are in the final. They last won the Copa in 1979, Uruguay in 1995. Another win for the Uruguayans would make them the most successful nation in the competition's history, leapfrogging Argentina's 14 trophies.

In their five respective games so far, Paraguay have outpassed Uruguay 1447 to 1060, but the Uruguayans have narrowly outscored them six to five and had 25 shots on target to Paraguay's 22.

(c) Sean O'Conor & Soccerphile

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