Thousands of Uruguayan fans flooded into the streets of Buenos Aires on Sunday to celebrate their team’s triumph.
Despite La Celeste confirming its status as South America’s best side, national team coach Oscar Washington Tabarez remains cautious.
Tabarez said: ‘‘This is such a great moment for us. I think this win shows our potential but we shouldn’t get ahead of ourselves. We have to keep our feet on the ground and all remain focus for the World Cup Qualifiers.’‘
Uruguay striker Luis Suarez was named player of the tournament and Paraguay coach Gerardo Martino was quick to praise the quality of La Celeste’s attack.
Martino said: ‘‘I’m happy with our performance throughout the tournament but I just think my players looked tired in the final. They gave everything they had in the previous rounds and on top of that Uruguay’s strikers made it very difficult for us.’‘
Two-times champions Paraguay finished the tournament without victory having reached the final with five draws. As for the Uruguayans, they will be allowed to celebrate, having earned bragging rights until World Cup qualifying gets underway next year.