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Honduras spring another surprise at Copa America

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Honduran goalie Henry Enamorado makes a save on the second penalty kick by Uruguay after the game for third place at the Copa America ended in a 2-2 tie in Bogota, Colombia, July 29, 2001. The save enabled Honduras to defeated Uruguay 5-4 on penalty kicks.
Photo Andres Stapff, Reuters
BOGOTA, July 29 (Reuters) - Honduras, quarter-final conquerors of Brazil, pulled off another upset at the Copa America on Sunday when they beat Uruguay 5-4 on penalties to finish third after a 2-2 draw.

Honduras, who stepped in at the last minute after Argentina withdrew, won the play-off when Uruguay's Carlos Gutierrez had his effort in the shoot-out saved by goalkeeper Henry Enamorado.

The Central Americans also beat Uruguay 1-0 when the two teams met in a first-round match in a romantic run which was finally ended by hosts Colombia in the semifinals.

All the goals came in the first half. Honduras twice led through goals by Saul Martinez and Junior Izaguirre but the Uruguayans hit back through Joe Bizera and Andrs Martinez.

Uruguay, who have twice finished games with nine men after having two sent off in the tournament, this time ended with all 11 on the pitch but still had five players booked.

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