Uruguay oust hosts Argentina in penalties

Updated: 17 July 2011 10:08 IST

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.

Uruguay oust hosts Argentina in penalties

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 Caceres drove home the winning spotkick as Uruguay moved into a semi-final against Peru, conquerors of Colombia.

Topics : Javier Mascherano Gonzalo Gerardo Higuain West Ham United Football Barcelona Uruguay Argentina
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