scored with 10 minutes left in regulation to give host Chile a 1-0 win over defending champion Uruguay in the quarterfinals of the Copa America
before 45,304 fans in Santiago. The Celeste, who had knocked the host team out of the last two Copa Americas, finished with nine players after having Edinson
and Jorge Fucile
sent off in an intense game.
The quarterfinal match was a year to the day after Uruguayan star Luis Suarez
bit Italian Giorgio Chiellini
at the World Cup -- an incident that led to his suspension from the Copa America -- and Wednesday's match was just as intense.
Both red cards against the Uruguayans led to long
delays as they protested the calls. On Cavani's ejection for his second yellow card, he lightly slapped Gonzalo Jara
after the Chilean grabbed his butt.
Longtime Uruguay coach Oscar Washington Tabarez
, who was ejected after the second red card, kept Cavani in the lineup despite his father's arrest for
allegedly killing a motorcyclist in a drunk-driving incident.
After the game, Washington Tabarez said
afterwards that Cavani was provoked and his team
had no chance after the red card.
"I would like to lose in a different way," he said. June 24 in Santiago Chile 1 Uruguay 0.
Goal: Isla 80. Chile --
Bravo; Isla, Medel, Jara, Mena; Diaz (M.Fernandez 70), Aranguiz, Vidal; Valdivia (Pizarro 85);
A.Sanchez, Vargas (Pinilla 70) Uruguay --
Muslera; Pereira, Gimenez, Godin, Fucile; Arevalo Ríos, C.Sanchez, Gonzalez, Rodriguez; Rolan (Hernandez
58), Cavani. Red Cards:
Uruguay -- Cavani 63, Fucile 87. Referee:
Sandro Ricci (Brazil). Att.:
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June 24 in Santiago
Chile 1 Uruguay 0.
June 25 in Temuco
Bolivia vs. Peru (game 20), 8:30 pm ET
June 26 in Vina del Mar
Colombia (game 21), 8:30 pm ET
June 27 in Concepcion
Brazil vs. Uruguay (game 22), 6:30 pm ET
June 29 in Santiago
Chile vs. Winner 20 (game 23), 8:30 pm ET
June 30 in Concepcion
Winner 21 vs. Winner 22 (game 24), 8:30 pm ET
July 3 in Concepcion
Loser 23 vs. Loser 24, 8:30 pm ET
July 4 in Santiago
Winner 23 vs. Winner 24, 5 pm ET