17 Jul '11, 2am

Football: Uruguay into Copa semis as Argentina ousted

Football: Uruguay into Copa semis as Argentina ousted

BUENOS AIRES: Uruguay broke Argentina's hearts on Saturday, beating the hosts 5-4 on penalties to book a Copa America semi-final with Peru after Carlos Tevez missed the crucial kick. Tevez, on as a late substitute, saw Uruguayan keeper Fernando Muslera save the third Argentinian spotkick as the albiceleste crashed out to extend a trophy drought going back to 1993. "This was like a final. We played an Argentine side with a fantastic attack and had to scrap - but we have put out our biggest rivals," said Uruguay defender Diego Lugano, although Brazil, who meet Paraguay on Sunday, are another tough nut still alive. Diego Perez had given Uruguay a fifth-minute lead but Gonzalo Higuain levelled 12 minutes later. Thereafter, a gritty encounter failed to produce further breakthroughs, despite the additional half-hour, with both sides having a goal chalked off for offside and also...

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