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SI.com: Tim Vickery: Can Uruguay keep momentum, is Paraguay in for bumpy road, more Copa America questionsupdated: Wed Jul 27 2011 12:07:00

Going into the Copa America, we posed questions about the campaigns of the 10 South American sides. Now that the 43rd Copa America is history, we look back to find out if the tournament came up with the answers. (Listed from winners down to the teams eliminated in the group phase)

SI.com: Jonathan Wilson: Uruguay's dominance caps Copa America filled with drama, surprisesupdated: Mon Jul 25 2011 16:20:00

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- One figure has dominated this Copa America. The shadow of Sergio Markarian, the balding, bespectacled Peru coach who had such an influence on the philosophy of the sides who finished first, second and third, lurked in the background, but the man of the tournament was the tall, grey-haired figure with the limp who calmly wandered around shaking hands and exchanging hugs at fulltime in the final, as his players cavorted in one great mass of celebration.

Forlan punishes Paraguay as Uruguay make Copa America historyupdated: Mon Jul 25 2011 05:31:00

Diego Forlan grabbed two goals as Uruguay thrashed Paraguay 3-0 in Buenos Aires to secure a record 15th Copa America title.

SI.com: Jonathan Wilson: Tabarez's approach has Uruguay on verge of Copa America historyupdated: Fri Jul 22 2011 11:28:00

On Tuesday night, Oscar Washington Tabarez limped across the pitch in La Plata and paused, his knee injury apparently making him wary of progressing too far on the sodden, uneven surface. He looked at his celebrating players as though determined to soak in the spectacle and as they slowly broke off to trot in to the dressing-room, each made a point of going over to him. Tabarez's second coming as national coach has already been glorious, but on Sunday it might get even better.

Paraguay reach Copa America final after penalties dramaupdated: Thu Jul 21 2011 04:31:00

Paraguay will meet Uruguay in Sunday's Copa America final in Argentina after a dramatic penalty shoot-out win over Venezuela.

Uruguay seal spot in Copa America finalupdated: Wed Jul 20 2011 06:49:00

A second-half brace from striker Luis Suarez secured Uruguay a 2-0 win over Peru and a place in the 2011 Copa America final.

Brazil pays penalty for Copa America exitupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 08:56:00

Holders Brazil were knocked out of the Copa America Sunday, after a woeful penalty shoot-out display against Paraguay in Argentina.

SI.com: Jonathan Wilson: Unpredictable Copa America quarterfinals produce surprising final fourupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 00:32:00

SAN JUAN, Argentina -- The full moon shone bright and white over San Juan, its domination of the chill sky seeming a symbol of the lunacy that took over the Copa America this weekend. The tournament -- perhaps any tournament -- has never known a series of quarterfinals like it, as the three group-winners and the hosts all crashed out. The machinations of the schedulers, who had done everything in their power to ensure a third successive Brazil-Argentina final, are left looking a little silly.

Uruguay's joy as Argentina crash out of Copa Americaupdated: Sun Jul 17 2011 11:27:00

Uruguay hero Fernando Muslera was delighted after his team stunned hosts Argentina in a penalty shootout to reach the semifinals of the Copa America tournament, despite having a player sent off.

SI.com: Jonathan Wilson: Copa America quarterfinal previewsupdated: Fri Jul 15 2011 11:57:00

A look at how the Copa America quarterfinals match up:

Chile and Uruguay through after 1-0 victoriesupdated: Wed Jul 13 2011 07:02:00

Chile and Uruguay are through to the quarterfinals of the 2011 Copa America after both teams picked up 1-0 wins on Tuesday to advance from Group C.

SI.com: Tim Vickery: Paraguay's Santa Cruz growing in sharpness at Copa Americaupdated: Tue Jul 12 2011 14:12:00

A few seconds after the final whistle had sounded in Cordoba, Argentina, on Saturday came the announcement that the official man of the match was Roque Santa Cruz of Paraguay.

Argentina reach quarters of Copa Americaupdated: Tue Jul 12 2011 12:02:00

Argentina are into the quarterfinals of the 2011 Copa America after the hosts scored a comfortable 3-0 victory against Costa Rica in Cordoba.

Colombia reach Copa America quartersupdated: Sun Jul 10 2011 18:48:00

Colombia are through to the quarterfinals of the Copa America after beating Bolivia 2-0 in Sante Fe on Sunday to finish top of Group A with seven points.

SI.com: Jonathan Wilson: Favorites falter, underdogs rise up in early stages of Copa Americaupdated: Sun Jul 10 2011 15:42:00

Thoughts as the third round of group-stage games begin at Copa America ...

Holders Brazil held by Paraguay in Copa Americaupdated: Sat Jul 09 2011 20:22:00

Holders Brazil needed a last-gasp equalizer from Fred to salvage a 2-2 draw against Paraguay in their Copa America Group B match Saturday in Cordoba.

SI.com: Jonathan Wilson: Argentina's failures at the Copa America are system-basedupdated: Thu Jul 07 2011 11:49:00

One player has emerged from the first week of the Copa America with his reputation enhanced. Sadly for Argentina, that player is Spain's Xavi Hernandez.

Argentina booed off after goalless drawupdated: Thu Jul 07 2011 06:25:00

Hosts Argentina remain winless at the 2011 Copa America after being held to a 0-0 draw by Colombia in Sante Fe on Wednesday.

Suarez rescues draw for Uruguay, Chile recover to winupdated: Tue Jul 05 2011 10:00:00

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez scored in the closing moments of the first half to secure a 1-1 draw for Oscar Taberez's side against Peru in their opening match of the 2011 Copa America.

Brazil held by Venezuela in Copa Americaupdated: Sun Jul 03 2011 22:44:00

Brazil announced their arrival at this year's Copa America tournament in Argentina Sunday with a disappointing goal-less draw against Venezuela.

Colombia too good for 10-man Costa Ricaupdated: Sun Jul 03 2011 10:38:00

Colombia opened their Copa America campaign with a victory on Saturday, defeating 10-man Costa Rica 1-0 in Jujuy.

Bolivia hold hosts Argentina in Copa America openerupdated: Sat Jul 02 2011 13:12:00

Hosts Argentina needed a stunning late strike from substitute Sergio Aguero to salvage a 1-1 draw against Bolivia in the Copa America opener Friday night.

SI.com: Marcela Mora y Araujo: Colombia remains an underdogupdated: Fri Jul 01 2011 14:04:00

The Nobel Laureate Gabriel García Márquez was once told that "'In this century, only three important things have happened to Colombia: the political violent outburst of 1948, the publication in 1967 of 100 Years of Solitude, and the 5-0 defeat of Argentina by Colombia's national squad in 1993." Laughing, Márquez replied, "You know what the worst thing about that is? It's true."

SI.com: Jonathan Wilson: Copa America Group A Previewupdated: Fri Jul 01 2011 11:33:00

A look at the teams in Group A and their projected order of finish:

SI.com: Jonathan Wilson: Copa America Group C previewupdated: Thu Jun 30 2011 13:29:00

A look at the teams in Group C and their projected order of finish:

SI.com: Marcela Mora y Araujo: Argentina's defensive options don't match the class of its forwardsupdated: Thu Jun 30 2011 09:36:00

One could make a very strong case that no other team in the world has forwards as talented as Argentina's, the team currently has no less than six world-class options -- Carlos Tevez even pronounced it with confidence after La Albiceleste's last pre Copa America 2011 friendly against Albania last week. But then, in the famous adage of former England midfielder John Gregory, strikers win you games, but defenders win you championships.

SI.com: Tim Vickery: Uruguay's forwards could lead La Celeste to Copa America gloryupdated: Thu Jun 30 2011 09:29:00

Four years ago, in the opening game of the last Copa America, Uruguay went down 3-0 to Peru. Panic stations!

SI.com: Tim Vickery: From Argentina to Venezuela, questions abound going into Copa Americaupdated: Thu Jun 30 2011 09:28:00

The world's oldest continental tournament, the Copa America has ensured its continued relevance by finding a perfect slot in the global calendar.

SI.com: Jonathan Wilson: Copa America Group B previewupdated: Thu Jun 30 2011 08:57:00

A look at the teams in Group B and their projected order of finsh:

Mexico players banned for hotel incidentupdated: Wed Jun 29 2011 16:23:00

The Mexican Football Federation has banned eight players from taking part at next month's Copa America tournament in Argentina after they were caught bringing women back to the team hotel.

Japanese FA confirms Copa withdrawalupdated: Wed May 18 2011 15:48:00

Japan's national soccer team will not play as a guest nation at the Copa America tournament in Argentina after failing to secure the release of the earthquake-hit country's Europe-based players.

Japan FA passes on invite to South American soccer tournamentupdated: Wed May 18 2011 15:45:00

Japan's national football team will not play at the prestigious Copa America tournament in July due to the earthquake and tsunami that caused devastation in the island nation last month.

SI.com: Sid Lowe: Spain in Copa América? Absurdupdated: Thu Apr 07 2011 12:10:00

The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) received a letter Monday that contained a very special invitation: the chance for Spain to play in the Copa América, to be held in Argentina in July. And yes, you did read that right: Spain -- the European champion -- was invited to play in the Copa América, the American championship.

SI.com: Tim Vickery: Menezes ignores Ronaldinho and Robinho in latest Brazil call-upupdated: Wed Mar 09 2011 17:08:00

RIO DE JANEIRO -- I took a wander from my apartment here on Monday and one of the first people I saw was Ronaldinho, sitting enjoying a leisurely beer in a temporary break from the revelries of Carnaval. Seated to his right was another Ronaldinho, doing the same thing. On his left, yet another ...

SI.com: Grant Wahl: Why a combined Americas tourney works, other mailbag topicsupdated: Wed Sep 08 2010 15:40:00

I figured it was time for a soccer Mailbag, so the 'Bag (that's me) decided to put one together for this week's Planet Fútbol column. Let's dig in:

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