Chile knock out defending champions Uruguay from Copa America 2015

Saturday, June 27, 2015

On Wednesday, Chile, the host nation, defeated the defending champions, Uruguay, in the first quarter final of the 2015 Copa América ((en))Spanish language: ‍America Cup which was held in Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos stadium in Santiago, Chile.

La Roja had 80% possession of the ball in front of Uruguay. Two Uruguayan players were red carded in this match.

Mauricio Isla scored in the 81st minute, assisted by Jorge Valdívia, the only goal of the match. Cavani got his yellow card at the 29th by arguing with a linesman. 11 minutes later, Uruguayan defender Jorge Fucile was booked for clattering on Vargas. The first half ended with 0–0 score, and four players booked.

Cavani's father Luis Cavani was arrested earlier this week over a Monday truck crash in which a 19-year-old motorcyclist was killed. Then, in the 63rd minute Chilean defender Jara provoked Cavani reportedly by putting his finger in Cavani's anus. Cavani touched Jara's face, and Jara fell to the ground causing Cavani to get a card. The Uruguayan team had only nine men left after Fucile received his second yellow card for a foul on Alexis Sánchez.

June 24, 2015
Chile 1–0 Uruguay Estadio Nacional, Santiago
Referee: Sandro Ricci (Brazil)
C. Bravo
Isla Booked after 43 minutes 43' Scored after 81 minutes 81'
E. Mena
G. Medel
J. Valdívia Booked after 18 minutes 18' Substituted off after 85 minutes 85'
C. Aránguiz
M. Díaz Substituted off after 71 minutes 71'
Vargas Substituted off after 71 minutes 71'
M. Fernández Substituted on after 71 minutes 71'
Pinilla Substituted on after 71 minutes 71' Booked after 84 minutes 84'
Pizarro Substituted on after 85 minutes 85'
Fernando Muslera
Maxi PereiraBooked after 67 minutes 67'
Fucile Booked after 40'Booked again after 88'Sent off after 88' 40', 88'
C. Sánchez Substituted off after 85 minutes 85'
C. Rodríguez
E. Arévalo
Diego Rolán Substituted off after 58 minutes 58'
Cavani Booked after 29'Booked again after 63'Sent off after 63' 29', 63'
Jonathan Rodríguez Substituted on after 85 minutes 85'
Abel Hernández Substituted on after 58 minutes 58'