WATCH: 10-men Uruguay send Brazil home after epic penalty shoot-out win in Copa America 2024

Brazil have been knocked out of the tournament by 10-men Uruguay after the latter won 4-3 on penalties and marched on to the semi-finals of Copa America 2024.

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Uruguay faced Brazil in the final quarter-final of Copa America 2024 and this was certainly a fixture that everyone had earmarked earlier on. Even though there were no goals throughout the ninety minutes, the game was certainly enthralling for the full ninety minutes. Both teams had great chances and had the opportunity to break the deadlock but could not get the composure when they required it the most. 

After taking down Rodrygo from behind, Nandez received a yellow card. Rodrygo was receiving medical attention even though it didn't originally appear to be that serious. Since that was a reckless challenge, a VAR check was conducted for a red card. The referee had checked with the monitor, and based on what he saw, Nandez is probably going to get his marching orders. It was Brazil's game to lose after this move completely altered the complexion of the game.

Despite having a man’s advantage for the remaining ten to fifteen minutes, Brazil was not able to capitalize on it and it was now time for penalties to decide the final semi-finalist. But luck did not seem to be on the side for Brazil as Eder Militao and Douglas Luiz missed their penalties. Even though Allison could save one of Uruguay’s penalties, it wasn’t enough to save them from elimination from the tournament.

Why was Ronald Araujo substituted during Copa America 2024 quarter-final against Brazil?

Thirty minutes into Uruguay's quarter-final match against Brazil, Ronald Araujo fell down with what appeared to be a hamstring injury. The FC Barcelona player was soon evaluated and ruled out, crying as he left the field to be substituted by José Giménez.

Araujo had an injury going into the Uruguay squad that kept him out of action for the majority of FC Barcelona's 2023–24 season. Araujo may not play for Uruguay for the remainder of the season, though, as no one is certain of the severity of this latest injury.

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