Uruguay's midfielder #05 Manuel Ugarte celebrates after scoring in a penalty shoot-out to win the Conmebol 2024 Copa America tournament quarter-final football match between Uruguay and Brazil. (Photo by Frederic J. Brown / AFP)

The 2024 Copa América tournament reached a crucial stage on Saturday, with a highly anticipated quarterfinal clash between football giants Brazil and Uruguay in Las Vegas.

It certainly played up to its billing in an exciting finish on penalty kicks where Uruguay won 4-2 to secure a spot in the semifinals on Wednesday.

Uruguay set the tone early in the first half and more than doubled up Brazil on fouls. By the end of the game, they racked up 26 to Brazil’s 15. Uruguay played fast and aggressive but Brazil had better opportunities to score. Midway through the second half, Uruguay went down to 10 men after an aggressive tackle by Nahitan Nández. Brazil could not take advantage and the game went to penalties.

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