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2011 Copa América

2011 Copa América
Copa América Argentina 2011
Tournament details
Host country Argentina
Dates July 1 – 24
Teams 12 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s) 8 (in 8 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Uruguay (15th title)
Runners-up  Paraguay
Third place  Peru
Fourth place  Venezuela
Tournament statistics
Matches played 26
Goals scored 54 (2.08 per match)
Attendance 882,621 (33,947 per match)
Top scorer(s) Paolo Guerrero
(5 goals)
Best player Luis Suárez
Best young player Sebastián Coates
Best goalkeeper Justo Villar
Fair play award  Uruguay

The 2011 Campeonato Sudamericano Copa América, better known as the 2011 Copa América or the Copa América 2011 Argentina, was the 43rd edition of the CONMEBOL, South America's football governing body, and was held in Argentina from July 1 to 24. The draw for the tournament was held in La Plata on November 11, 2010.

Uruguay won the tournament after defeating Paraguay 3–0 in the final, giving them a record 15th Copa América title and their first since 1995. Paraguay, as the tournament runner-up, earned the Copa Bolivia; Paraguay's performance was noteworthy, as they were able to reach the finals without winning a single game in the tournament; their success in the final stages was achieved by the way of penalty shoot-outs. As the tournament champion, Uruguay earned the right to represent CONMEBOL in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, held in Brazil. Peru finished third after defeating Venezuela 4–1 in the third-place match.

Contents

  • Competing nations 1
  • Venues 2
  • Draw 3
  • Squads 4
  • Match officials 5
  • First stage 6
    • Group A 6.1
    • Group B 6.2
    • Group C 6.3
    • Ranking of third-placed teams 6.4
  • Final stage 7
    • Quarter-finals 7.1
    • Semi-finals 7.2
    • Third place play-off 7.3
    • Final 7.4
  • Result 8
  • Goal scorers 9
  • Assists 10
  • Statistics 11
    • Discipline 11.1
    • Awards 11.2
    • Final positions 11.3
  • Sponsorship 12
  • Media coverage 13
  • Theme song 14
  • References 15
  • External links 16

Competing nations

Opening game: Argentina v. Bolivia.

Both

  • Copa América 2011 Official Site
  • Official YouTube Channel

External links

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  26. ^ Official regulations (Spanish)
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  29. ^ LG. Ca2011.com (July 22, 2001.2002)Retrieved on May 25, 2014.
  30. ^ MasterCard. Ca2011.com (July 22, 2002). Retrieved on May 25, 2014.
  31. ^ Santander. Ca2011.com (July 22, 2002). Retrieved on May 25, 2014.
  32. ^ Kia. Ca2011.com (July 22, 2002). Retrieved on May 25, 2014.
  33. ^ Claro. Ca2011.com (July 22, 2002). Retrieved on May 25, 2014.
  34. ^ Telcel. Ca2011.com (July 22, 2002). Retrieved on May 25, 2014.
  35. ^ Canon. Ca2011.com (July 22, 2002). Retrieved on May 25, 2014.
  36. ^ Budweiser. Ca2011.com (July 22, 2002). Retrieved on May 25, 2014.
  37. ^ Coca-Cola. Ca2011.com (July 22, 2002). Retrieved on May 25, 2014.
  38. ^ Petrobras. Ca2011.com (July 22, 2002). Retrieved on May 25, 2014.
  39. ^ Seara. Ca2011.com (July 22, 2002). Retrieved on May 25, 2014.
  40. ^ UNICEF. Ca2011.com (July 22, 2002). Retrieved on May 25, 2014.
  41. ^ UOL Host. Ca2011.com (July 22, 2002). Retrieved on May 25, 2014.
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  43. ^ Diego Torres presents official Copa América song at Obelisk. Buenos Aires Herald. May 27, 2011
  44. ^ Home | Get In!. Getinpr.com. Retrieved on May 25, 2014.

References

"Creo en América" by Argentine singer Diego Torres was the official theme song for the tournament.[43] Torres performed the song during the opening ceremonies. Secondary theme songs of the tournament included "Don't Wanna Go Home" by Jason Derulo, "Rabiosa" by Shakira and "Ready 2 Go" by Martin Solveig.[44]

Theme song

YouTube streamed the tournament to over 50 countries worldwide.[42]

Media coverage

  • UOL Host[41]

Web Hosting:

Local Supplier:

Charitable Partner:

  • Seara (Paty is the brand advertised.)[39]

Official Supplier:

Global Silver Sponsor:

Global Gold Sponsor:

Global Platinum Sponsor:

Sponsorship

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Eff
1  Uruguay 6 3 3 0 9 3 +6 12 66.7%
2  Paraguay 6 0 5 1 5 8 −3 5 27.8%
3  Peru 6 3 1 2 8 5 +3 10 55.6%
4  Venezuela 6 2 3 1 7 8 −1 9 50.0%
Eliminated in the Quarterfinals
5  Chile 4 2 1 1 5 4 +1 7 58.3%
6  Colombia 4 2 1 1 3 2 +1 7 58.3%
7  Argentina 4 1 3 0 5 2 +3 6 50.0%
8  Brazil 4 1 3 0 6 4 +2 6 50.0%
Eliminated in the First Stage
9  Costa Rica 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3 33.3%
10  Ecuador 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1 11.1%
11  Bolivia 3 0 1 2 1 5 −4 1 11.1%
12  Mexico 3 0 0 3 1 4 −3 0 0.0%

As per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-outs are counted as draws.

Uruguayan players celebrating their 15th Copa America title.

Final positions

Uruguay player Luis Suárez, awarded as MVP of the tournament.

Awards

Discipline

Statistics

  • Lionel Messi of Argentina delivered the most assists (3) in the 2011 Copa America edition. He provided 2 assists in the match against Costa Rica in the group stage, one to Aguero and another one to Di Maria. Messi also provided an assist to Higuain in the match against Uruguay in the quarter-finals. [1] [2]

Assists

Own goal
1 goal
2 goals
3 goals
4 goals
5 goals

With five goals, Paolo Guerrero was the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 54 goals were scored by 39 different players, with only one of them credited as own goal.

Goal scorers

 2011 Copa América Champions 

Uruguay
15th title

Result

24 July 2011
16:00
Uruguay  3–0  Paraguay
Suárez Goal 11'
Forlán Goal 41'89'
Report

Final

23 July 2011
16:00
Peru  4–1  Venezuela
Chiroque Goal 41'
Guerrero Goal 63'89'90+2'
Report Arango Goal 77'

Third place play-off


19 July 2011
21:45
Peru  0–2  Uruguay
Report Suárez Goal 52'57'
Estadio Ciudad de La Plata, La Plata
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Raúl Orosco (Bolivia)

Semi-finals

17 July 2011
19:15
Chile  1–2  Venezuela
Suazo Goal 69' Report Vizcarrondo Goal 34'
Cichero Goal 80'
Estadio del Bicentenario, San Juan
Attendance: 23,000
Referee: Carlos Vera (Ecuador)



16 July 2011
16:00
Colombia  0–2 (a.e.t.)  Peru
Report Lobatón Goal 101'
Vargas Goal 111'

Quarter-finals

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
July 16 – Córdoba        
  Colombia  0
July 19 – La Plata
  Peru (a.e.t.)  2  
  Peru  0
July 16 – Santa Fe
    Uruguay  2  
  Argentina  1 (4)
July 24 – Buenos Aires
  Uruguay (pen.)  1 (5)  
  Uruguay  3
July 17 – La Plata
    Paraguay  0
  Brazil  0 (0)
July 20 – Mendoza
  Paraguay (pen.)  0 (2)  
  Paraguay (pen.)  0 (5) Third place play-off
July 17 – San Juan
    Venezuela  0 (3)  
  Chile  1   Peru  4
  Venezuela  2     Venezuela  1
July 23 – La Plata

Different from previous tournaments, in the knockout stages, 30 minutes of extra time were played if any match finished tied after regulation (previously the match would go straight to a penalty shootout).[28] This was the first time in the history of the tournament where the knockout stage did not include any invited teams, as both Mexico and Costa Rica were eliminated during the group stage. Paraguay reached the final despite not having won a single match in the competition.

Final stage

Group Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
C  Peru 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
B  Paraguay 3 0 3 0 5 5 0 3
A  Costa Rica 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3

At the end of the first stage, a comparison was made between the third-placed teams of each group. The two best third-placed teams advanced to the quarterfinals.

Ranking of third-placed teams

4 July 2011
Uruguay  1–1  Peru Estadio del Bicentenario, San Juan
Chile  2–1  Mexico Estadio del Bicentenario, San Juan
8 July 2011
Uruguay  1–1  Chile Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza
Peru  1–0  Mexico Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza
12 July 2011
Chile  1–0  Peru Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza
Uruguay  1–0  Mexico Estadio Ciudad de La Plata, La Plata
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Chile 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7
 Uruguay 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
 Peru 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
 Mexico 3 0 0 3 1 4 −3 0

Group C

3 July 2011
Brazil  0–0  Venezuela Estadio Ciudad de La Plata, La Plata
Paraguay  0–0  Ecuador Estadio Brigadier General Estanislao López, Santa Fe
9 July 2011
Brazil  2–2  Paraguay Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes, Córdoba
Venezuela  1–0  Ecuador Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena, Salta
13 July 2011
Paraguay  3–3  Venezuela Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena, Salta
Brazil  4–2  Ecuador Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes, Córdoba
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 3 1 2 0 6 4 +2 5
 Venezuela 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1 5
 Paraguay 3 0 3 0 5 5 0 3
 Ecuador 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1

Group B

1 July 2011
Argentina  1–1  Bolivia Estadio Ciudad de La Plata, La Plata
2 July 2011
Colombia  1–0  Costa Rica Estadio 23 de Agosto, Jujuy
6 July 2011
Argentina  0–0  Colombia Estadio Brigadier General Estanislao López, Santa Fe
7 July 2011
Bolivia  0–2  Costa Rica Estadio 23 de Agosto, Jujuy
10 July 2011
Colombia  2–0  Bolivia Estadio Brigadier General Estanislao López, Santa Fe
11 July 2011
Argentina  3–0  Costa Rica Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes, Córdoba
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Colombia 3 2 1 0 3 0 +3 7
 Argentina 3 1 2 0 4 1 +3 5
 Costa Rica 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
 Bolivia 3 0 1 2 1 5 −4 1

Group A

All times are in local, Argentina Time (UTC−03:00).

Key to colors in group tables
Teams that advanced to the quarter-finals
  • Group winners
  • Group runners-up
  • Best two third-placed teams
1. Greater number of points in all group matches
2. Goal difference in all group matches
3. Greater number of goals scored in all group matches
4. Head-to-head results
5. Penalties (Were to be taken before the final group match by two teams playing each other and tied by points 1–4. Only used as decider, if they then drew the final game.)
6. Drawing of lots by the CONMEBOL Organising Committee

Teams were ranked on the following criteria:[27]

Tie-breaking criteria

The first round, or group stage, saw the twelve teams divided into three groups of four teams.[25] Each group was a round-robin of three games, where each team played one match against each of the other teams in the same group. Teams were awarded three points for a win, one point for a draw and none for a defeat. The teams finishing first and second in each group, and the two best-placed third teams, qualify for the quarterfinals.[26]

First stage

  1. ^ Amarilla replaced Antonio Arias, who originally replaced Carlos Torres
Notes

Extra assistants: Diego Bonfa, Hernán Maidana

The list of twenty-four referees and two extra referees selected for the tournament were announced on June 6, 2011 by CONMEBOL's Referee Commission. Two referees were chosen from each participating association:[22][23]

Match officials

Each association presented a list of twenty-three players to compete in the tournament five days before their first match. On June 14, 2011, CONMEBOL allowed for the inscription of twenty-three players for the tournament, up one player from the previous allowed twenty-two. Of those twenty-three players, three must be goalkeepers.[21]

Squads

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4
 Argentina
 Brazil
 Uruguay
 Chile
 Colombia
 Paraguay
 Bolivia
 Peru
 Venezuela
 Ecuador
 Costa Rica
 Mexico
[20] On October 18, 2010, CONMEBOL's The Executive Committee decided to place the teams in pots for the draw.[19][18][17].Canal Siete, and was broadcast in Argentina by La Plata in Teatro Argentino de La Plata) in the UTC−03:00The draw for the competition took place on November 11, 2010 at 17:00 (

Draw

Buenos Aires Mendoza
Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti Estadio Malvinas Argentinas
Capacity: 65,921 Capacity: 40,268
Córdoba Salta
Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena
Capacity: 57,000 Capacity: 20,408
Jujuy San Juan
Estadio 23 de Agosto Estadio del Bicentenario
Capacity: 23,000 Capacity: 25,000
La Plata Santa Fe
Estadio Único Estadio Brigadier General Estanislao López
Capacity: 36,000 Capacity: 47,000

A total of eight cities hosted the tournament. The opening game was played at Estadio Ciudad de La Plata, and the final was played at Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti.[16]

Venues

, played in the tournament: FIFA World RankingsThe following twelve teams, shown with pre-tournament

Japan's participation was in doubt after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami,[4] but the Japan Football Association confirmed on March 16, 2011 that they would participate.[5] However, the Japanese FA later withdrew from the tournament on April 4, 2011 citing scheduling conflict with re-scheduled J. League matches.[6][7] Following a meeting with the leadership of the Argentine Football Association, the Japanese FA decided to hold off on their final decision until April 15.[8][9] The Japanese FA later announced on April 14 that they would compete in the competition using mainly European based players.[10] The Japanese FA withdrew their team again on May 16 citing difficulties with European clubs in releasing Japanese players.[11][12] On the next day, CONMEBOL sent a formal invitation letter to the Costa Rican Football Federation inviting Costa Rica as replacement.[13] Costa Rica accepted the invitation later that day.[14][15]

In addition to Mexico sending a weaker team than those teams sent in previous participations, eight of the Mexican players originally called to play the Copa America 2011 were suspended because of indiscipline one week before the competition started. [3] confirmed that Mexico would be allowed to send their 2012 U-23 Olympic Team, supplemented with five over-age players.CONCACAF However, on March 31, 2010, [2]

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