‘Bentancur scores’ as Uruguay defeat Bolivia in Copa America

Uruguay defeated Bolivia by five goals to boost its chances of reaching the quarterfinals of the 2024 South American Football Championship (Copa America).

Uruguay, ranked 14th in the Federation of International Football Federations (FIFA), cruised to a 5-0 victory over Bolivia, ranked 84th, in the second leg of their Group C match at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA, on Monday (Aug. 28).

With two wins, Uruguay is in sole possession of first place in Group C.

The Copa América is traditionally a competition to determine the best in South American soccer, but this year’s edition will feature 10 South American nations and six North American nations, as part of the Confederation of South American and North American and Caribbean Football Associations, to determine the best in the entire continent.

Uruguay has won the tournament 15 times, tied for the most wins with Argentina. Brazil is next with nine wins.

Uruguay enjoyed a goal-fest after Darwin Núñez (Liverpool) scored for the second straight game in the first leg against Panama on Thursday, before Federico Valverde (Real Madrid) and Rodrigo Bentancur (Tottenham) added a goal apiece in the second half.

Son’s teammate Bentancur recently sparked controversy when he made racist comments on a local television program, saying, “I wouldn’t recognize him if I brought him his cousin’s jersey,” and that he “looks exactly like Son or his cousin.”

Earlier in the day, FIFA’s 43rd-ranked Panama upset the 11th-ranked hosts, the United States, 2-1.

Uruguay leads Group C with two wins, while the United States and Panama are tied at 1-1 and Bolivia has two losses.

The third-place matchups are Uruguay-USA and Panama-Bolivia.

If the United States defeats Uruguay and Panama defeats Bolivia, Uruguay, the United States, and Panama will all be tied with two wins and one loss.

Conversely, if Uruguay defeats the U.S. and Bolivia beats Panama, the U.S., Panama, and Bolivia will all be tied for second place. 온라인카지노사이트

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