Uruguay shocks Brazil to reach Copa América semi final in 13 Years

Uruguay shocks Brazil to reach Copa América semi final in 13 Years

Hassan Abdulsalam 04:51 - 07.07.2024

Uruguay will battle Colombia in the Semi Final as they pursue their record-extending 16th Copa America championship.

In a dramatic upset, 10-man Uruguay edged out favorites Brazil 4-2 on penalties after a tense 0-0 draw to reach the Copa América semi-finals for the first time in 13 years.

The highly anticipated clash between South American giants failed to live up to its goal-scoring expectations.

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A tense midfield battle ensued, with Uruguay's goalkeeper making key saves to keep them afloat.

The momentum shifted dramatically when a VAR review upgraded a yellow card for Uruguay's Nandez to a red, forcing them to play with ten men for the final stretch.

Uruguay's resolute defense held firm to send the match to penalties as misses penalties while Uruguay, on the other hand, capitalised on their opportunities, converting three out of four penalties to secure a historic upset.

Uruguay will now face a formidable opponent in Colombia as they chase their record-extending 16th Copa América title.

In the other semi-final, in New Jersey on Tuesday, sees world champions Argentina face surprise package Canada.