SAN CRISTÓBAL, Jul 7 (SW) - After a successful group phase for Venezuela, the Copa America hosts now face a tough task against Uruguay in the quarter final.
The Venezuelans have proven to be inspired by their home crowd and performed above all expectations so far.
The side drew with both Bolivia and Uruguay, but the historical win over Peru was enough to secure a spot in the next round.
Interestingly, Venezuela again face the Uruguayans, playing two consecutive matches against that team.
The first encounter was of little importance as a 0-0 result was save for both, but things will be different this time around.
Uruguay suffered a shocking 3-0 defeat by Peru in the tournament's opening match, but their win over Bolivia and the scoreless draw with Venezuela led them to the quarter finals after all.
In theory, Uruguay should be the better team tonight but Venezuela will use their home advantage to try and beat their favorite opponents.
The first quarter final will be played in San Cristóbal at 18:05 (6:05pm) local time.
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