24 Jul '11, 10pm

Uruguay lifts Copa America after Suarez Forlan strike team net 3 in finals, beating Paraguay.

Uruguay lifts Copa America after Suarez Forlan strike team net 3 in finals, beating Paraguay.

Uruguay's team hold aloft the trophy after they defeated Paraguay in the final of the Copa America in Buenos Aires. -- PHOTO: REUTERS BUENOS AIRES - URUGUAY won the Copa America for a record 15th time after beating Paraguay 3-0 on Sunday from two goals by Diego Forlan and another from Luis Suarez. Suarez scored in the 12th minute while Forlan hit the target in the 42nd and final minute of the match. 'We played as a group,' said Suarez, who was selected as the best player of the tournament. 'I think when groups are united like this, everyone together and going for the same thing, you can get things done.' The victory gives Uruguay its first Copa America title since 1995. The small country of 3.5 million also reached the World Cup semifinals a year ago, surpassing the performance of continental powers Brazil and Argentina. Argentina and Brazil were upset again in the quarter...

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