They stayed in the quarterfinals. Uruguay was eliminated by Peru of the Copa America 2019 and the Charrúas took leave of the continental tournament.
After the draw without goals in the 90 minutes, "La Celeste & # 39; He suffered in the definition of penalties with the decision of Luis Suarez and ended up staying out of the four best rounds.
After the meeting, Óscar Washington Tabárez, Uruguay's coach, acknowledged that they were superior but that their team should accept the defeat and know how to lose.
"The result is not explained, it happens for certain things. The cost we did in the 90 minutes, was seen in the whole game and in the penalties was better Peru. We must accept the defeat and know how to lose "Tabárez has indicated, at a press conference.
"It causes a great disappointment to the result, because we came up with the idea of winning," added the "Mestre & # 39;".
Then, the 72-year-old coach explained that the development of the game showed Uruguay a very superior one, but at times he made mistakes in attacking, facilitating the defensive task of Peru.
"I do not think that the opponent has exceeded us in the game. They at all times tried to lower the rhythm to the encounter. It simply could not win in front of a team that came to play their game, "argued the strategist.
"I have clear that there are no unbeaten players in football, but it would be boring, nor teams that always lose because they do not support it. This is football," said Tabarez.
Finally, the Uruguayan coach reflected that "They defeat all of them. We had expectationsObjectives to be met and this elimination was not met. If it's for results, the Centennial Cup was worse for me, where we did not go through the first phase. But you have to get up, correct and follow. "