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Copa America: Peru ousts Uruguay, stage set for semis

Copa America: Peru ousts Uruguay, stage set for semis
Suarez misses first penalty, Peru onto tournament semifinal for third time in last four editions

By Satuk Bugra Kutlugun

ANKARA (AA) - Peru eliminated Uruguay on penalties in Copa America quarters to reach semifinal late Saturday.

After the regular time and the extra time finished goalless at the Arena Fonte Nova stadium in Salvador, the penalty shootout decided the winner.

Luis Suarez missed the first penalty, saved by goalkeeper Pedro Gallese, and neither Uruguay nor Peru missed out on the rest as Peru marched their way to the third semifinal appearance in the last four Copa America tournaments.

Peru won their first penalty shootout victory in the Copa America, they lost to Mexico in 1999 and to Colombia in 2016.

Here is the semifinal schedule:

Tuesday, July 2

Brazil vs. Argentina (Governor Magalhães Pinto Stadium, Maracana) (9.30 p.m. local time, 0030GMT Wednesday)

Wednesday, July 3

Chile vs. Peru (Arena do Gremio, Porto Alegre) (9.30 p.m. local time, 0030GMT Thursday)

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