Copa America 2011: 4 Reasons Why Argentina Will and Will Not Beat Uruguay

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Copa America 2011: 4 Reasons Why Argentina Will and Will Not Beat Uruguay
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It's arguably the greatest and certainly the oldest rivalry in International Football. The first match between Argentina and Uruguay dates back to 1889 and this will be the 183th time the two countries face each other in a football match, including a World Cup final in 1930 won by Uruguay. So far, Argentina have 83 wins and Uruguay 58. In the Copa America head-to-head, both nations have 13 wins against each other and three draws.

Both these nations have won two World Cups and are joint holders of the record for most Copa America trophies (14 each). Tomorrow, these old rivals will once again battle, with the winner getting one step closer to becoming the sole holder of the Copa America wins record. 

Argentina haven't won any major competition since 1993, and playing at home they're eager to put an end to that, but first they need to get past a formidable Uruguay side. This article presents four reasons why they can do it, and four reasons why they can't.

 

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