Uruguay are Out!

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Updated: June 10, 2016
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Uruguay were knocked out of the Copa America as they lost 1-0 to Venezuela in Philadelphia when WBA striker Salomon Rondon tapped in the only goal as Venezuela stunned the world and reached the quarter-finals.

This was the second defeat in as many group games for Uruguay, with Mexico’s 2-0 victory over Jamaica in Pasadena confirming their exit.

“We didn’t play like a team that needed to get a good result,” said Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez.

Venezuela, meanwhile, secured successive wins in the tournament for the first time in their history with Rondon becoming the first Venezuela player to score in three Copa Americas as he tapped home the 36th-minute winner when a long-range shot from Alejandro Guerra came back off the crossbar.

 

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