The 2011 Copa America is coming to an end, and in a way no one expected.
Brazil and hosts Argentina were both stifled throughout and were gone by the quarterfinals, while Uruguay and Paraguay have continued their impressive form from last summer's World Cup.
Venezuela, Colombia and Peru have also had some surprising runs in the tournament.
Some teams are certainly have some bright futures, while others are stuck at a crossroads.
Now that the final is coming up, let's examine how the 2011 Copa America will affect some of South America's big teams.