Copa America: Uruguay defeats Peru, moves to final game

Peru Uruguay

In the waning moments of the South American biannual soccer tournament it was clear that with a 2-0 win over Peru Uruguay, often called a giant-killer or surprise, announced themselves as one of the premier soccer clubs in the world.

Both goals in the game were scored by Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez. His first came in the 52 minute, and the next only five minutes later, in the 57 minute.

He did not stick around long for interviews after the game.

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Copa America: Uruguay upsets favorites Argentina on penality kicks, 5-4

Argentina is out of the Copa America after losing to Uruguay Saturday, 5-4 on penalty kicks. The regular game saw a 1-1 tie, with several penalties throughout.

Carlos Tevez, a forward for Argentina, was the only player to miss a penalty kick in the final moments of the game. His shot was low and to the left of the goal, but was blocked by Fernando Muslera, Uruguay’s goalkeeper.

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Copa America: Colombia loses to Peru 2-0 in extra time

Juan Vargas celebrates goal against Colombia in 111 minute (AFP, Antonio Scorza)

Colombia lost to Peru 2-0 in extra time Saturday, ending their time in the Copa America and advancing Peru to the semifinals, facing the winner of the Uruguay and Argentina game.

Peru’s goals came in the 101 minute of the game, by midfielder Carlos Lobaton, and the 111 minute, by another midfielder Juan Vargas.

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