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Uruguay beats Peru to reach Copa America final

2011-07-20 05:36:50 GMT2011-07-20 13:36:50(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Peruvian Juan Vargas (R) vies with Uruguayan Maxi Pereira during the semifinal match of Copa America between Uruguay and Peru in La Plata, Argentina, July 19, 2011. (Xinhua/Ivan Fernandez)

Peruvian Raul Fernandez reacts during the semifinal match of Copa America between Uruguay and Peru in La Plata, Argentina, July 19, 2011. (Xinhua/Ivan Fernandez)

Uruguayan Luis Suarez celebrates a goal during the semifinal match of Copa America between Uruguay and Peru in La Plata, Argentina, July 19, 2011.(Xinhua/Claudio Cruz)

Uruguayan players celebrate during the semifinal match of Copa America between Uruguay and Peru in La Plata, Argentina, July 19, 2011. (Xinhua/Martin Zabala)

Uruguayan Luis Suarez (L) celebrates his goal with teammate Diego Forlan during the semifinal match of Copa America between Uruguay and Peru in La Plata, Argentina, July 19, 2011.(Xinhua/Claudio Cruz)

Uruguayan Luis Suarez (R) reacts during the semifinal match of Copa America between Uruguay and Peru in La Plata, Argentina, July 19, 2011. (Xinhua/Martin Zabala)

PLATA, Argentina, July 19 (Xinhua) -- Luis Suarez scored twice to send Uruguay to a 2-0 victory over Peru and into the Copa America final.

Uruguay, the World Cup semifinalist and 14-time Copa America winner, will take on either Paraguay or Venezuela in Sunday's final.

Suarez opened the scoring in the 53rd minute as he sent a rebound to the open net.

He shook off defenders to score his second goal five minutes later.

Peru was one man short as Juan Vargas was red-carded in the 69th minute.

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