Argentina Gets Ward Off the Copa America

argentina 2011 Copa AmericaArgentina stopped out of the 2011 Copa America on Saturday after losing to Uruguay on penalty kicks, 5-4.

The competition finished 1-1 after 20 minutes of play with Diego Perez opening the scoring after five minutes for Uruguay, while Argentina hit back in the 17th through Gonzalo Higuain.

But Argentina accepted a big break when Perez was drove off in the 38th minute for picking up a second yellow card.

This permitted Argentina to discover lots of space in the second half and manage great piece of the competition, but Uruguay remained strong with some motivated play by goalkeeper Fernando Muslera.

Argentina was too diminished to 10 men with four minutes left in regulation when Javier Mascherano was hit with a second yellow card, and though the hosts dominated play in additional time, they were still unable to search the breakthrough.

The competition went to penalty kicks, and Uruguay changed all five of its efforts, while Carlos Tevez had his effort saved by Muslera.

Uruguay goes forward together with the win where they will face a Peru team that banged off Colombia in additional time on Saturday, 2-0.

A scoreless 90 minutes gave way to 30 more, and it was Peru that obtained benefit with Carlos Lobaton and Juan Vargas together discovering the net to pull off the upset.

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