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Uruguay 0-0 Brazil (4-2 pens): Selecao crash out of Copa America on spot-kicks

Brazil were dumped out of the Copa America by 10-man Uruguay, who survived Nahitan Nandez’s red card to win on penalties after a bad-tempered, goalless quarter-final.

Marcelo Bielsa’s team played the final 16 minutes a man down after Nandez was dismissed for a reckless lunge on Rodrygo, but with star winger Vinicius Junior suspended, Brazil were unable to find a winner and were made to pay in the shoot-out.

Sergio Rochet saved from Eder Militao before Douglas Luiz struck the post, and though Jose Gimenez squandered Uruguay’s first chance to win it, Manuel Ugarte made no mistake with their next attempt.

They will now face Colombia in the last four after James Rodriguez inspired Los Cafeteros to a 5-0 rout of Panama, while Brazil’s wait for a 10th Copa title goes on.

Uruguay 0-0 Brazil (Uruguay advance 4-2 on pens)

A country with a population of three million is probably used to being a man down.

10-man Uruguay are through to the semis.#URUBRA #CopaAmerica2024 pic.twitter.com/hxGFVDCJwj

— Opta Analyst US (@OptaAnalystUS) July 7, 2024

Brazil struggled to match Uruguay’s intensity early on and survived a couple of close calls. Darwin Nunez saw a header hit Militao and drop just wide of the left-hand post before Mathias Olivera powered over the crossbar from the resulting corner.

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