Copa America review

Hailing the underdogs

July 21, 2011
By Sam Kelly, Argentina
(Archive)
After all the surprises, after the wailing and gnashing of teeth from the big boys, and after that extraordinary quarter-final round when not one of the favourites got through, it was about time this Copa America settled a bit and gave us a couple of games that turned out as expected. An unfussy win for Uruguay, and qualification with yet another draw for Paraguay; Tuesday's and Wednesday's semi-finals went rather more to form than a lot of the tournament that went before them.

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