Uruguay's Manuel Ugarte celebrates after scoring the winning penalty against Brazil. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty ImagesUruguay's Manuel Ugarte celebrates after scoring the winning penalty against Brazil. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

Brazil suffered a quarterfinal exit in the Copa América after losing 4-2 on penalties to Uruguay on Saturday.

The game was 0-0 after 90 minutes and, with no extra time in this tournament, it headed straight to the dreaded penalty kicks where Uruguay held its cool to beat Brazil 4-2 in the shootout.

Heartbreak for Brazil: Copa América Quarterfinal Exit After Penalty Shootout Drama Against Uruguay

In a dramatic turn of events, Brazil’s journey in the Copa América came to an end on Saturday after a nail-biting penalty shootout loss to Uruguay, who triumphed 4-2 in the quarterfinals.

The match remained goalless through 90 minutes of intense play, leading directly to a penalty shootout due to the tournament’s no extra time rule. Uruguay showcased nerves of steel, converting their penalties with precision while Brazil faltered under pressure.

The game was fiercely contested, marked by 41 fouls and a flurry of cards. Four yellow cards were issued, and a crucial red card was shown to Uruguay’s Nahitan Nández. Nández received his marching orders late in the match for a studs-up tackle on Brazil’s Rodrygo, a decision confirmed by a VAR check.

Despite being down to 10 men, Uruguay managed to hold on and push the game to penalties. The shootout saw Federico Valverde confidently score Uruguay’s first penalty, setting the tone for the rest of the session. Brazil’s Éder Militão missed their opening penalty, his shot saved by the impressive Sergio Rochet.

The pressure mounted for Brazil as Douglas Luiz hit the post with their third penalty, putting Uruguay in a commanding position with a 3-1 lead. Ultimately, Uruguay maintained their composure, sealing a 4-2 victory in the shootout and sending Brazil crashing out of the Copa América.

Douglas Luiz hit the post with his penalty in the shootout.

This unexpected exit leaves Brazilian fans heartbroken as Uruguay marches on, proving their resilience and determination in the face of adversity.

Heartbreak for Brazil: Uruguay Knocks Out Selecao in Copa América Quarterfinals with Dramatic Penalty Shootout

Brazil’s Copa América hopes were dashed in a dramatic quarterfinal showdown as Uruguay triumphed 4-2 on penalties, despite a valiant effort from goalkeeper Alisson Becker.

The match, which ended 0-0 in regular time, saw Uruguay take control in the penalty shootout. Alisson gave Brazilian fans a glimmer of hope by saving José María Giménez’s spot-kick. However, it wasn’t enough, as Manuel Ugarte coolly slotted his penalty, sending Alisson the wrong way and securing Uruguay’s place in the semifinals.

“It was a very tense match against a very tough opponent. We had to endure playing a man down in the last minutes, but we showed character despite our youth,” Uruguay’s goalkeeper Sergio Rochet said after the game, according to Reuters. “Winning in a penalty shootout brings tremendous happiness. This group and our country deserve it. We are very excited and aiming for more.”

Brazil’s promising 17-year-old talent, Endrick, started the game but couldn’t help his team advance to the next round. Reflecting on the loss, Endrick remained hopeful for the future.

“We want to put Brazil at the top. We will continue working and preparing for the World Cup qualifiers,” Endrick said, as reported by Reuters. “This is a difficult moment, but we hope to have the support of all Brazilians.”

The unexpected exit leaves Brazil to regroup and focus on future challenges, while Uruguay celebrates a hard-fought victory and looks forward to the semifinals with renewed confidence.

Historic Win: Canada Reaches Copa América Semifinals with Thrilling Penalty Shootout Victory Over Venezuela

Canada’s remarkable debut at the Copa América continues as they defeated Venezuela 4-3 in a nail-biting penalty shootout, securing a historic spot in the semifinals for the first time ever.

The match ended 0-0 after regular and extra time, leading to a dramatic shootout. Both teams were tied 3-3 after five attempts each. The tension soared as Wilker Ángel’s sixth attempt for Venezuela was brilliantly saved by Canada’s goalkeeper Maxime Crépeau. Seizing the moment, Ismaël Koné calmly buried the decisive penalty, sparking wild celebrations from the Canadian squad.

“Emotions are running high. I’m so happy for everyone who is supporting us,” Crépeau told TSN. “It’s a lot of hard work, and now we are reaping the rewards of our efforts.”

Canada’s surprising run has captured the hearts of fans and marked a new milestone in their soccer history. The team’s resilience and determination have paid off, and they now look forward to their next challenge in the semifinals with renewed confidence and national pride.

Brazil’s Copa América hopes were dashed in a dramatic quarterfinal showdown as Uruguay triumphed 4-2 on penalties, despite a valiant effort from goalkeeper Alisson Becker.

The match, which ended 0-0 in regular time, saw Uruguay take control in the penalty shootout. Alisson gave Brazilian fans a glimmer of hope by saving José María Giménez’s spot-kick. However, it wasn’t enough, as Manuel Ugarte coolly slotted his penalty, sending Alisson the wrong way and securing Uruguay’s place in the semifinals.

“It was a very tense match against a very tough opponent. We had to endure playing a man down in the last minutes, but we showed character despite our youth,” Uruguay’s goalkeeper Sergio Rochet said after the game, according to Reuters. “Winning in a penalty shootout brings tremendous happiness. This group and our country deserve it. We are very excited and aiming for more.”

Brazil’s promising 17-year-old talent, Endrick, started the game but couldn’t help his team advance to the next round. Reflecting on the loss, Endrick remained hopeful for the future.

“We want to put Brazil at the top. We will continue working and preparing for the World Cup qualifiers,” Endrick said, as reported by Reuters. “This is a difficult moment, but we hope to have the support of all Brazilians.

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