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Uruguay v Tahiti – Confederations Cup 2013

Uruguay v Tahiti – Confederations Cup 2013……Abel Hernandez scored a first-half hat-trick as 10-man Uruguay booked a place in the Cup semi-finals with a comprehensive win over Tahiti.

The striker scored a header and finished a Nicolas Lodeiro pass before Diego Perez and Hernandez made it four.

Uruguay team profile

Luis Suarez came off the bench to score twice, moving him above Diego Forlan to become Uruguay’s all-time leading goal-scorer with 35.

Andres Scotti’s penalty was saved before the Uruguayan and Tahiti’s Teheivarii Ludivion were sent off.

Lodeiro scored a fifth and Hernandez converted from the spot before substitute Luis Suarez added two more.

Oscar Tabarez’s team will now face hosts Brazil in the last four on Wednesday.

Uruguay knew that a point would probably be enough to progress and Tabarez was confident enough to make 11 changes with the last four in mind.

That included leaving out Suarez, Edinson Cavani and Diego Forlan out of the starting line-up but Palermo’s Hernandez, who had only scored three international goals before the match, provided plenty of cutting edge.

Full match report at BBC Sport

Uruguay

  • 23 Silva
  • 04 Coates
  • 13 Aguirregaray
  • 19 Scotti
  • 05 Gargano Booked
  • 06 Pereira
  • 08 Eguren
  • 14 Lodeiro
  • 15 Perez
  • 18 Ramirez
  • 11 Hernandez

Substitutes

  • 01 Muslera
  • 12 Castillo
  • 02 Lugano
  • 03 Godin
  • 16 Pereira
  • 22 Caceres
  • 07 Rodriguez
  • 17 Arevalo
  • 20 Gonzalez
  • 09 Suarez
  • 10 Forlan
  • 21 Cavani

Tahiti

  • 22 Meriel
  • 04 Ludivion
  • 10 Vallar
  • 19 Simon
  • 06 Caroine
  • 15 L Tehau
  • 16 Aitamai
  • 17 J Tehau
  • 21 Hnanyine (Tohoni – 87′ )
  • 03 Vahirua
  • 13 Chong Hue

Substitutes

  • 01 Roche
  • 23 Samin
  • 05 Wagemann
  • 08 Faatiarau
  • 12 Lemaire
  • 14 Aroita
  • 20 Vero
  • 02 A Tehau
  • 07 Bourebare
  • 09 T Tehau
  • 18 Tohoni
  • 11 Atani
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