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Brazil, Uruguay scoreless at halftime of Copa America quarterfinal match

Raphinha Brazil Maximiliano Araujo Uruguay Raphinha and Maximiliano Araujo - Getty Images

Uruguay and Brazil are scoreless through the first 45 minutes of play in their Copa America quarterfinal match from Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday night.

The Brazilians recorded four shot attempts in the first half, with half of them being on net. Uruguay attempted four shots but none were able to test the keeper, Alisson.

There were no shortage of good chances however, as both Uruguay’s Darwin Nunes and Brazil’s Raphinha traded potential scoring opportunities in the 35th and 36th minute, respectively. Nunes' chance went over the bar, while Raphinha's shot forced Uruguay's Sergio Rochet to make a tough save.

The lone substitution of the first half came in the 33rd minute when Uruguay’s star centreback Ronald Araujo went down with a serious leg injury. Jose Gimenez was subbed on to replace the Barcelona defender.

The possession stats were split down the middle at 50 per cent, while the Uruguayans committed 12 fouls to Brazil’s five.