17 Jul '11, 2am

Carlos Tevez misses crucial spotkick in shootout. Argentina out of Copa America, Uruguay proceeds to semis.

Carlos Tevez misses crucial spotkick in shootout. Argentina out of Copa America, Uruguay proceeds to semis.

Uruguayan football players celebrate after beating Argentina in their 2011 Copa America quarter-final football match held at the Cementerio de Elefantes Stadium in Santa Fe. -- PHOTO: AFP SANTA FE (Argentina) - Uruguay shocked hosts Argentina 5-4 on penalties Saturday to win their Copa America quarter-final after they were locked at 1-1 after extra time in Santa Fe. Carlos Tevez, on as a late substitute, missed the crucial spotkick as the hosts crashed out to extend a trophy drought going back to 1993. Diego Perez had given Uruguay a fifth-minute lead but Gonzalo Higuain levelled 12 minutes later. Both sides ended the 90 minutes with ten men. Perez was sent off on 38 minutes for a second yellow card and then Argentina lost skipper Javier Mascherano in the 86th minute for a bad tackle from behind on Luis Suarez. The extra half hour failed to end the stalemate and Martin Cac...

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