La Celeste proclaimed themselves champions of South America for a record 15th time in the history of the Copa América. After comfortably seeing off Peru in the continental tournament’s semi-finals by a score of 2-0 last Tuesday, Uruguay crushed Paraguay 3-0 in the competition’s final in Buenos Aires on Sunday. Atlético Madrid’s Diego Forlán struck twice in his national team’s victory.
The Copa América group stage went out with a bang after a wild 12 goal Wednesday night that brought the quarter-final fixtures of the South American competition into focus. All five of our Rojiblancos taking part in the tournament made it safely through to the knockout phase with their respective national teams.