Uruguay beat Paraguay to win Copa America: Uruguay beat Paraguay to win Copa America 2011. Diego Forlan scored twice and Luis Suarez once as Uruguay beat Paraguay 3-0 to win the Copa America and be crowned South American champions for a record 15th time.
Suarez put Uruguay ahead in the eighth minute of the final at the Monumental when his low, left-footed shot from the right beat the diving Justo Villar and went in off the far post.
Forlan, the 2010 World Cup’s best player, made it 2-0 three minutes before halftime when he ran onto a ball from midfielder Egidio Arevalo Rios and blasted left-footed past Villar from the edge of the box.
Uruguay now have one more title than hosts Argentina, whom they upset on penalties in the quarter-finals, at the end of a fine 12 months following their fourth place at the 2010 World Cup.
Outgoing champions Brazil, also eliminated in the quarter-finals on penalties by Paraguay, have eight titles.