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Only Four Countries Left in the 44th Copa America

Argentina and Paraguay. Peru and Chile. Only four countries are still standing in the 44th Copa America with the clock ticking for the tension-packed semifinal round.

Host Chile pushed it way into Monday’s semifinal showdown against Peru in Santiago de Chile as a result of its 1-0 quarterfinal upset of Uruguay – the first time Chile has defeated Uruguay in the Copa America since 1983. Peru earned its matchup against host country Chile with a bruising 3-1 quarterfinal victory over Bolivia.

Peru now has a chance to atone for a 4-2 loss to Chile in a 2014 World Cup qualifier.

Paraguay stunned Brazil on penalty kick shootout (4-3) after the game ended in a 1-1 tie. Derlis Gonzalez scored the game-winner on his penalty kick. It was the second consecutive time that Paraguay has ousted Brazil on penalties in the quarterfinals of the tournament.

Argentina made it to Concepcion and Tuesday’s semifinal against Paraguay, also on penalty kicks (5-4), following a scoreless tie against Colombia.

There is no extra time at the Copa America. The games go straight to penalties if the score is tied after 90 minutes.

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