Panini Copa America Argentina 2011 is the second official sticker album of the Copa America by Panini, after Venezuela 2007.
The album opens with the contents and the panini 50 years celebrative sticker behind the cover. On the right page there is the program of the competition and three stickers: the Copa America logo (two shining stickers) and the mascot.
The typical section with cities and stadiums includes all the 8 Argentinian venues. For each venue there are two stickers: the city landscape and the stadium sticker.
Each of the 12 teams is displaced over three pages with a total of 23 stickers: the shining National team logo, the team photo (2 stickers) and 20 players.
Group A: Argentina, Colombia, Japan, Bolivia
Disappointing tournament for Argentina, the host of the competition: second in the group and then eliminated in the quarter finals against Uruguay. Colombia won the group, but it was also eliminated at the quarter finals against Peru. Japan did not take part into the competition, replaced by Costa Rica
Group B: Brazil, Paraguay, Ecuador, Venezuela
In this group Brazil, Paraguay and Venezuela advanced to the next stage. Paraguay defeated then Brazil in the quarter finals and Venezuela in the semifinals, but lost the final against Uruguay.
Group C: Uruguay, Chile, Mexico, Peru
Great tournament for Uruguay, winner of Copa America 2011 with a 3-0 in the final against Paraguay, goals of Suarez and Forlan (2). Peru reached the semifinals (out with Uruguay) and Chile only the quarter finals.
The last part of the album shows players in action with a total of 50 stickers on 8 pages, starting from the best goalkeepers to the best forwards. 10 of these stickers are shining: Julio Cesar, Lugano, Dani Alves, Mascherano, Robinho, Tevez, Forlan, Santa Cruz, Messi, Ronaldinho.
The album closes with the roll of honour and the last two stickers of the trophy of the competition, won in this edition 2011 by Uruguay.
Update sheet Costa Rica
After the dramatic earthquake events occurred in March 2011 in its country, Japan decided not to participate to the Copa America 2011 and Costa Rica was invited to replace it.
Panini released an extra sheet of four pages including the 23 stickers of Costa Rica. The structure is the same of the other team pages, with the difference that the National team logo of Costa Rica is not a special shining sticker.
Neymar and Messi portrait stickers
The action sticker of Neymar and Messi
Full name: Copa America Argentina 2011
Competition: Copa America
Number of teams: 12
Stickers per team: 23
Special sections: -Introduction (4 stickers)
-Venues and Stadiums (16 stickers)
-Players in action (50 stickers)
-Trophy (2 stickers)
Extra stickers: Costa Rica (4 pages sheet + 23 stickers)
Total number of stickers: 348 + 23 (Costa Rica update sheet)