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Colombia 1-0 Uruguay (Jul 10, 2024) Recreation Evaluation


James Rodríguez served up his sixth help of the event to assist 10-man Colombia beat Uruguay 1-0 in Charlotte on Wednesday to arrange a Copa América last in opposition to Argentina.

Argentina beat Canada 2-0 within the first semifinal on Tuesday to e book their place in Sunday’s last in Miami Gardens.

Victory for Colombia Wednesday meant they prolonged their unbeaten run to a team-record 28 video games, courting again to a loss to Argentina in February 2022.

In a contentious match that included seven yellow playing cards and one purple, gamers from each groups pushed and shoved in a scrum on the sector on the last whistle and a few gamers went into the stands to scrap with followers.

Jefferson Lerma scored the one objective of the sport in entrance of a fervent and overwhelmingly pro-Colombia crowd at Financial institution of America Stadium when he headed in a deep nook from James within the thirty ninth minute.

James Rodríguez was once more Colombia’s inspiration of their semifinal win over Uruguay.

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James turns into the primary South American participant with six assists at a single main event since Pelé for Brazil on the 1970 World Cup.

Colombia’s job of sustaining their benefit was difficult when defender Daniel Muñoz was despatched off in first-half stoppage time after receiving a second yellow card for swinging an elbow at Uruguay’s Manuel Ugarte.

However regardless of a number of alternatives for Liverpool striker Darwin Núñez and substitute Luis Suárez putting a put up, Uruguay did not discover a breakthrough in opposition to the ten males.

Colombia additionally hit the crossbar late on however the one objective proved sufficient to achieve their third Copa América last and first since 2001.

Uruguay will play Canada a day earlier within the third-place playoff on Saturday.

Data from The Related Press contributed to this report.