WATCH: Darwin Nunez gets hit as Uruguay players fight with fans in Copa America 2024

Football: the atmosphere became heated after the final whistle, when players from both teams got into a fight, with officials intervening.

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Colombia defeated Uruguay 1-0 on Wednesday night, with Jefferson Lerma scoring in the 39th minute and playing a man down the whole second half to advance to the Copa America final against Lionel Messi and Argentina.

Colombia won the championship for the first time since 2001, despite Daniel Munoz's ejection in first-half stoppage time due to his second yellow card. Colombia's undefeated streak now stands at 28 games, one more than in 1992-94 and the longest in men's international soccer.

However, the atmosphere became heated after the final whistle, when players from both teams got into a fight, with officials intervening. As a result, there was probable tension inside the squad, which erupted when two top players clashed with spectators.

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After a short period, the official broadcaster showed some Uruguayan players entering the stands and engaging in a physical conflict with some Colombian fans, following a heated argument between the two groups of fans.

Before Colombian supporters became hostile towards the group and a huge brawl broke out between players and spectators, Darwin Nunez led several Uruguayan players into the crowd. After receiving a punch from a fan, Nunez retaliated by punching several of his followers, as shown in the video.

Colombia to face Argentina in Final

Thousands of spectators were left in shock when they captured the incident on their phones, with Barcelona player Ronald Araujo among those involved. After that, security intervened to keep the two groups apart and made an effort to herd the Uruguayan players into the locker room as soon as possible.

Colombia and Argentina, the defending champions, square off on Sunday night in Miami Gardens, Florida. The Albiceleste want to become the 16th team to win the Copa in history and join Spain, who did it from 2008 to 2012, as the only nation to win three consecutive major championships.

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