Brazil’s 1-1 draw sends them to Uruguay 1/4-final in Copa America

Vinicius Jr was shown a yellow card against Colombia and will mist the first game of the knockout stage

In an action-packed match in California, Brazil drew 1-1 with Colombia, setting up a thrilling Copa America quarter-final clash against Uruguay. Colombia, who topped Group D with seven points, will face Panama in the last eight.

Brazil took an early lead through Raphinha’s impressive free-kick in the 12th minute. The winger delivered a superb strike into the top corner, giving Brazil a 1-0 advantage. However, Colombia quickly responded and thought they had equalized when Davinson Sanchez headed in a cross from James Rodriguez. The goal was disallowed for offside following a lengthy VAR review.

The match continued at a frenetic pace, with Brazil’s Vinicius Jr receiving a yellow card for accidentally striking Rodriguez while competing for a loose ball, a booking that will rule him out of the Uruguay match.

Colombia eventually leveled the score in first-half stoppage time. Jhon Cordoba found space on the edge of the area and played a brilliant through ball to Daniel Munoz, who rifled his effort into the net. The result extended Colombia’s unbeaten streak to 26 matches, though it ended their 10-match winning run.

Both teams will now prepare for their respective quarter-final matches, with Brazil facing Uruguay in what promises to be a highly anticipated encounter.

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