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Summary

  1. Isla fires hosts into the lead from inside area
  2. Cavani and Fucile sent off for Uruguay
  3. Uruguay are defending champions
  4. Winners play either Peru or Bolivia in the semi-finals
  5. Cavani may miss match after father involved in car crash

Live Reporting

By Mike Henson

All times stated are UK

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Chile 1-0 Uruguay

Isla's winner
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It felt like it would never come.

It felt like Uruguay could sneak it on penalties like against Ghana at the 2010 World Cup.

But this moment finally arrived and hosts Chile will play either Peru or Bolivia in the semi-finals.

You won't bet against them for the whole thing. There is a lot of momentum behind them now.

Catch you back here soon to see if they can lift their fist ever Copa America. Bye for now.

Chile 1-0 Uruguay

Jubilation among the home support.

Uruguay are taking this very badly with more barracking, moaning and nit-picking at the final whistle.

They have been played off the park today. And they looked like an unruly rabble by the end. Not doing anything for their national footballing stereotype today.

FULL-TIME

Chile 1-0 Uruguay

Chile 1-0 Uruguay

What a chance to seal it!

Arturo Vidal is all alone as the Uruguayan defence parts like the Red Sea, but Fernando Muslera gets off his line sharply to make the save.

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Joe Foxon: Utterly pathetic from Uruguay.

Johnny Magrinho: Surrounding the referee like a bunch of thugs. Again. Anyone else getting bored by poor refereeing and volatile reactions?

Mohsin BCFC: There has been much more fighting than football, Valdivia still managing to show his class in between all the commotion though.

Chile 1-0 Uruguay

Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo clutches onto a cross ahead of Uruguay's Diego Godin who has rolled up from the back as an added forward.

INJURY TIME

Chile 1-0 Uruguay

Uruguay
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Four minutes added on.

RED CARD

Uruguay's Jorge Fucile

Suddenly the referee is surrounded by a melee of pushing and shoving players.

The spark was Jorge Fucile's crunching tackle on Alexis Sanchez. The Uruguayan took a good look at the Arsenal man and launched into a ugly scissor-challenge.

The Chile bench in incensed and they get their wish when Fucile is sent off. Uruguay retaliate with more outrage and shoving. But finally order is restored and play restarts.

SUBSTITUTION

Chile 1-0 Uruguay

A change for Chile with Jorge Valdivia brought off in place of a bit more midfield solidity.

YELLOW CARD

Chile 1-0 Uruguay

Chile substitute Mauricio Pinilla has his name taken by the referee.

GOAL

Chile 1-0 Uruguay - Mauricio Isla

Isla
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Chile have their breakthrough and the Estadio Naciaonal is being rocked to its very foundations.

Not a particularly complex goal with the ball tossed into the area and Fernando Musclera failing to get a convincing punch.

From the edge of the box, Jorge Valdivia works it to Mauricio Isla who strikes low and hard through a thicket of players and past a recovering Muslera.

Chile
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CLOSE!

Chile 0-0 Uruguay

Was that the chance?!

The Uruguay goal somehow remains intact as a corner kick clears Gary Medal by a matter of inches, hops through the six-yard box and behind the arriving Arturo Vidal.

Chile 0-0 Uruguay

Vidal
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No extra time remember people.

This match will be decided on penalties if we cannot find a winner in the next 15 minutes.

Chile 0-0 Uruguay

Jorge Valdivia is still pulling strings for Chile in attack, but his attempted one-two and burst into the area is partially blocked. Aryuro Vidal mis-hits a volley from a tight angle. It was ambitious, and now a waste.

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Tom: I don't think anyone would want to see Uruguay's Monte Video of this match.

SUBSTITUTION

Chile 0-0 Uruguay

Double change. Mauricio Pinilla is going to come on along with Mathias Fernandez for Chile. In the opposite direction come Eduardo Vargas and Marcelo Diaz.

YELLOW CARD

Chile 0-0 Uruguay

Maxi Pereira hacks another lump out of Alexis Sanchez with a sliding and late tackle from behind.

That might well have been red in front of an English official. Periera puts up with a yellow.

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Cavani
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Mike: Cavani has been a waste upfront but stupid for him to earn that red card.

Johnny Magrinho: Neymar & Cavani both sent off for petulant reasons. What has happened to football? It's utterly embarrassing at times.

Cavani
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RED CARD

Uruguay's Edinson Cavani

Cavani
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Edinson Cavani has gone. Mentally he is off the leash.

After picking up a first yellow for nudging the linesman as he got in his face, he has picked up a second for slapping Gonzalao Jara with the back of his hand in an off-the-ball incident.

He doesn't want to go though. Oh no. Cavani spends a good minute trying to get close to the referee for a review of the decision or towards some of the less sympathetic Chile players.

Finally he is off. And is still haranguing some poor dogsbody down in the stadium bowels.

Cavani
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Chile 0-0 Uruguay

Who'd a thunk it? A little bit of Hull's misfit striker Abel Hernandez is just what Uruguay needed.

A little spell of pressure, a shot from distance, but Chile are soon back down the other end with Arturo Vidal lining up from long range and clipping his shot right at Fernando Muslera.

SUBSTITUTION

Chile 0-0 Uruguay

Hull City striker Abel Hernandez is about to make an appearance. The Uruguayan is stripped and ready to come on.

Diego Rolan is sacrificed.

Chile 0-0 Uruguay

Vidal
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BBC World's Richard Padula: "This Copa America must be setting a record for the level of jeering, whistling and expletives before and during every goal-kick. Also interesting that despite the wall-to-wall coverage and condemnation following Vidal's Ferrari crash, I've heard nothing negative from the fans during the two games since. Very much business as usual for Vidal."

Chile 0-0 Uruguay

Uruguay get a sniff of a chance and they could easily be ahead had Diego Rolan made cleaner contact as the ball hopped up invitingly for him six yards out.

His attempt to stab past Claudio Bravo is gobbled up by the Chile goalkeeper.

Chile 0-0 Uruguay

Chile are making all the running.

Alexis Sanchez feints to buy a yard of space and then dishes up a lovely cross to the far post. Uruguay's defence just about manages to get highest to head clear.

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Jasonbannerman: Uruguay haven't impressed in this tournament at all.

They have looked like a walking defeat so far tonight.

Chile 0-0 Uruguay

Arturo Vidal rattles in another effort from distance. Again it is a very clean strike, but again Fernando Muslera is equal to it in the Uruguay goal.

Chile 0-0 Uruguay

Alexis Sanchez wins a free-kick down by the Uruguay corner flag as he tempts Alvaro Gonzalez into a rash challenge.

It is a decent position, but Edinson Cavani, getting back to do some defensive dirty work, heads clear.

KICK-OFF

Chil

Chile
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The Uruguayan players kept their Chilean counterparts waiting on the pitch for a good few minutes, before finally emerging for the second.

Gamesmanship? Probably.

Belatedly, we are up and running.

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Karl Donnelly: Nine years today Portugal v Holland 16 yellows 4 red cards.. doubt this match will end with 22. Chile to win.

Akhil Dasani: If Valdivia was Brazilian he'd be playing for one of the big teams by now.

Chile v Uruguay

79.6 - #CHI ball possession % against #URU - the highest rate so far in a game of this #copaamerica. Everywhere.

79.6 - #CHI ball possession % against #URU - the highest rate so far in a game of this #copaamerica. Everywhere.

Chile 0-0 Uruguay

BBC World's Richard Padula: "At half-time, let's reflect on the tragic and shocking history of this venue. This morning we took a tour of the stadium. Anywhere else in the World this would be a fun glimpse behind the scenes on match-day. But the Estadio Nacional has a dark past. It was used as a prison camp in the 1970s during the early days of the Pinochet regime. The dressing rooms were used to hold political prisoners (120 to a room) and cruel, unspeakable acts of torture took place.

"At the north end of the stadium behind the goal, a row of 14 old wooden benches are kept as a memorial. They're fenced off and no-one ever sits on them. Behind the benches is a sign that reads "A People who Forget their Past are a People with no Future".

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Andrew: So glad there isn't extra time. 2:30 finish and kids get up at 6 #vamosChile.

Chile 0-0 Uruguay

Just a heads-up. There will be no extra-time to take us deeper into the BST morning.

Instead we are straight to spot kicks if the two teams are level at the end of 90 minutes.

Half-time stats

Chile 0-0 Uruguay

Chile v Uruguay stats
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Eight shots, 78% possession...Chile are well on top but the most important stat of all is 0-0. And just look at the number of fouls by both teams.

HALF-TIME

Chile 0-0 Uruguay

Brutal stuff, but no goals to go with the bruising and battling.

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John Arthur Rooney: I have literally never seen Cavani be anything but terrible, hope LFC dont buy him.

YELLOW CARD

Chile 0-0 Uruguay

Another update, another yellow card.

This time for Maurcio Isla of Chile after he mistimes a slide in on Carlos Sanchez.

YELLOW CARD

Chile 0-0 Uruguay

Fucile
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Some fouls are cynical and crafty. That one was cynical and clueless.

Uruguay's Jorge Fucile steps across to body check Eduardo Vargas after the ball has gone. Vargas was not going anywhere dangerous or anywhere fast, but Fucile is going straight into the book.

Chile 0-0 Uruguay

Uruguay with a corner and all the beanpoles up from the back...but out comes Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo to land a roundhouse punch on the ball, sending it to safety.

Chile 0-0 Uruguay

BBC World's Richard Padula: "Slightly off topic perhaps but yesterday the newspaper El Mercurio had an interview with Man City's Chilean coach Manuel Pellegrini. Apparently he wants to manage the Chile national team. (Also said Man City lacked ambition last season!)"