Brazil and Argentina both eliminated from Copa America

The favourites are tumbling like flies in the 2011 Copa America. First Argentina went out on penalties to Uruguay, and now Brazil have done the same against Paraguay, who are (amazingly) in the semi-finals without having won a single match.

There wasn’t too much hope for Paraguay going into the game. Brazil had hit their stride against Ecuador and Paraguay’s defence had been leaking goals. About the best they could have hoped for was to somehow hold out through 120 minutes of football and take the match to penalty kicks. They did, just, and it all worked out perfectly for them.

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