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Colombia Beats Uruguay To Reach First Copa America Final In 23 Years

Colombia Beats Uruguay To Reach First Copa America Final In 23 Years

Colombia secured a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Uruguay in the Copa America 2024 semifinals, advancing to their third final in history.

The last time Colombia reached the Copa America final was in 2001 which they went on to win.

The only goal of the game came from a Jefferson Lerma’s header off a corner by James Rodriguez in the 39th minute.

Colombia’s Daniel Muñoz received a red card just before halftime.

Mateus Uribe almost doubled the lead for Colombia four minutes into stoppage time but his effort hit the goalkeeper and the post.

Post-match, emotions boiled over as players from both sides clashed on the pitch.

The brawl went even further with some Uruguay players, including star Darwin Nuñez, even venturing into the stands to confront fans.

Colombia’s path to the final has been remarkable, extending their unbeaten streak to a national record 28 games.

They now prepare to face Argentina, led by Lionel Messi, in what promises to be an epic showdown at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on Sunday.

Argentina secured their place in the final with a 2-0 victory over Canada in the first semifinal.

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