So far, we have seen of the 2011 Copa America with respect to the major contenders for the title has been rather disappointing. We speak both Argentina and Brazil and Uruguay. In their debuts have not gone cold front draws selections on paper "weaker", but it is known that in football nothing is ever fully told.
To begin, the host Argentina Bolivia hit to open the tournament. All expected a rout apotheosis, but this did not happen. Even no exaggeration to say that they could lose to praise altiplano. The team led by Sergio Batista did not live up to expectations.
Lionel Messi disappointed, there was no leader appeared albiceleste as usually done in Barcelona. Bolivia was winning the match and had to be Kun Aguero decide the tie dying in 76 minutes. For the sake of football we expect the table Argentine recompose and display the best of their power.
For its part, Brazil scoreless draw against a surprising Venezuela. Despite starting with an overwhelming game, than to excite a potential marker of scandal, Cariocas far with flashy moves and forgot efficiency. In the first minutes counted several times, developed and samples of the quality of their individuality ... but the fence is kept at zero. The 'burgundy' was well planted on the defensive.
Neither Robinho or Neymar given the size advertised, only Pato (AC Milan) was to rise to the occasion because of his boots came out best efforts. Possibly the best of course was an old acquaintance of the Spanish League, Miku Getafe, with constant threats to the arc 'canarinha'. If the first half Brazilian was attractive but unproductive, so the second half was much worse, demonstrating that were lost on the road.
On the other hand, Uruguay with just managed a 1-1 tie against Peru. The renovated (thanks to DT Markarian) Inca box was very tidy and hardworking and efficient defense, and the front featured a painstaking Paolo Guerrero (Hamburg player German), who scored and several dangerous moves. Despite the formidable attacking trio played by Diego Forlan, Edison Cavani and Luis Suarez, attempts were stopped charrúas mostly.
The goal of the Peruvian Guerrero (min. 23) was countered with Suarez in the final minute of the half. In the second half both teams have opportunities to get ahead on the scoreboard, but the tie persisted, being the box Celeste (fourth in the 2010 World Cup ) which was more uncomfortable.
We'll see if these parties show a better face these choices, traditionally known as the most powerful in South America.