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Colombia advances to Copa America final; Uruguay to meet Canada in third-place game

Jefferson Lerma’s 39th minute marker was the difference as Colombia advanced to the final of Copa America with a 1-0 victory over Uruguay on Wednesday.

Colombia, who played the entire second half of the game with 10 men after Daniel Muñoz was sent off just before the break, will face Argentina in Sunday’s final at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.

Uruguay will take on Canada in the third place game on Saturday at Bank of America Stadium.

Lerma rose at the back post and headed a James Rodríguez corner past Uruguay keeper Sergio Rochet to open the scoring for Colombia.

Muñoz then picked up his second yellow and was forced to leave the game after throwing an elbow at Uruguay midfielder Manuel Ugarte.

With the man advantage in the second half, Uruguay continued to press and fire shot after shot at Colombia’s net, but where not able to find a way past Camilo Vargas.

Colombia will be looking for their second Copa America title on Sunday, they captured the 2001 tournament at home, defeating Mexico in the final.

Argentina will be playing for their record 16th championship, they are currently tied with Uruguay for the most in the history of the competition.

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