Uruguay deny Brazil Copa America semifinals after beating them 4-2 in penalty shootout

Uruguay was down to 10 men in second half but Brazil failed to take advantage

Uruguay's midfielder Manuel Ugarte Uruguay's midfielder Manuel Ugarte celebrates after a penalty shoot-out to win the Conmebol 2024 Copa America tournament quarter-final football match between Uruguay and Brazil at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on July 6, 2024 | AFP

Uruguay overcame Brazil 4-2 in a penalty shootout on Saturday following a 0-0 draw. With this, they have entered the semifinals of the Copa America and will lock horns with Colombia.

Sergio Rochet thwarted Brazil's first penalty in the shootout taken by Eder Militao. Brazil's Douglas Luiz hit the post with the team's third penalty. Though Brazil keeper Alisson Becker denied Jose Gimenez, Manuel Ugarte buried the decisive spot kick as Uruguay advanced.

The game saw 41 fouls from the two teams with Uruguay's Darwin Nunez missing a close-range header. Brazil captain Raphinha's kick was saved by Uruguay goalkeeper Sergio Rochet.

Uruguay lost Nahitan Nandez in the second half after he was booted following a VAR review for a tackle on Rodrygo. However, Brazil failed to exploit the opportunity as Uruguay took the match to penalties. 

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