Chile beat Uruguay to reach Copa America semifinals

Santiago, June 25 (IANS) Mauricio Isla struck late as Chile advanced to the semifinals of the Copa America with a 1-0 victory over nine-man Uruguay in a quarterfinal match here.

In Wednesday’s match, the Juventus full-back found the target nine minutes from time after Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani was dismissed following a second yellow card for an off-the-ball incident with Gonzalo Jara, reported Xinhua news agency.

Uruguay were handicapped further when Jorge Fucile was also booked for a second time for a rash tackle on Alexis Sanchez.

The hosts will now confront the winner of Thursday’s quarterfinal between Bolivia and Peru for a place in the final.

Jorge Sampaoli’s team are aiming to win the Copa America for the first time, despite the fact this will be their 20th appearance in the tournament’s last four.

 

 

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