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Uruguay Downs Brazil

Uruguay, looking to reassert itself after missing the last World Cup, beat mighty Brazil 5-3 on penalty kicks to win the America Cup a record 14th time.

After the teams played to a 1-1 tie in regulation, goalkeeper Fernando Alvez saved Brazil’s third penalty kick by Tulio, enabling Uruguay to win its first South American championship since 1987.

Brazil, a four-time champion in the World Cup and America Cup, hadn’t lost in 25 straight games dating to 1993 and continued its streak of never having won the America Cup away from home.


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