Uruguay rewrite South American football history

Uruguay’s national football squad have claimed a record 15th Copa America title by thrashing Paraguay in the final in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

­Uruguay opened the scoring 12 minutes into the game. Liverpool forward Luis Suarez received a pinpoint cross in the area and sent the ball past the goalkeeper for his fourth goal of the tournament, 1-0.

Three minutes before half-time, Oscar Tabarez’s men doubled their advantage after intercepting the ball at the opponents’ half.

Diego Forlan, who had not scored in 12 previous international games, finally ended that drought with a blistering effort.

And at the end of the game, Forlan hit a brace after a quick counter attack, sealing the final score 3-0.

The victory marks a historic success for Uruguay, as their rivals Argentina, who they knocked out in the quarters, have won the tournament 14 times.

“Today I came here thinking to dedicate this Cup to all the players, coaches and staff that won the first 14 Copas, because without them there would have been no number 15,”
Oscar Tabarez, Uruguay coach, said.

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