Copa America: Tabarez rues Uruguay’s ouster

Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani gets the marching order during Wednesday's match.

Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani gets the marching order during Wednesday’s match.

ABAYOMI JOHNSON
Uruguay coach Oscar has been left to rue his team’s elimination from Copa America.
The defending champions exited the event on Wednesday following a 1-0 defeat to host nation Chile in a quarter-finals game at Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos, Santiago de Chile.
“I have a bitter taste in my mouth because the Copa ended for us,” he said in a news conference after the match. “We’ve shown a rebuilding process.
“I believe we played a good match when you consider the rival we had to face. We didn’t have attacking chances. “When we went down to 10 men, it made it a little harder.”
Tabárez and Jorge Fucile also were sent off early as referee Sandro Ricci disciplined Uruguay for a confrontation late in the match.
The coach said he regretted his role in the incident and was pleased nothing more serious occurred.
“I apologise because I don’t have to leave the technical area, I went out there,” he said. “Luckily, more things didn’t happen.”