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Copa Americas Cup

Centenario 13th July 2011 - Kick off 01:45

Uruguay Uruguay vs Mexico Mexico

Uruguay 1

A Pereira (14)

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Mexico 0

Uruguay reach last eight

Pereira goal enough to dump out Mexico

Last Updated: 13/07/11 9:17am

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Pereira: Uruguay's match-winner against Mexico

Pereira: Uruguay's match-winner against Mexico

Uruguay set up a quarter-final clash with Argentina after a 1-0 win over Mexico in the Copa America.

Alvaro Pereira netted the game's only goal in the 14th minute to ensure Oscar Tabarez's side finished second in Group C behind Chile, who earlier defeated Peru 1-0, while Mexico were condemned to a group-stage exit from the competition for the first time.

Porto winger Pereira found the net when chipping in after Diego Forlan's free-kick was parried by Mexico keeper Luis Michel.

Diego Forlan and Nicolas Lodeiro both hit the woodwork as Uruguay sought to find a second goal.

Mexico thought they had grabbed an equaliser ten minutes from time when Marquez Lugo prodded home a free-kick from substitute Edgar Pacheco, but he was adjudged offside.

Uruguay held on to set up a last eight meeting with hosts Argentina.

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