La Plata: Paraguay advanced to the Copa America semifinals on Sunday by defeating defending champion Brazil 2-0 in a penalty shootout after the game was 0-0 following extra time.
Paraguay goalkeeper Justo Villar stopped Thiago Silva's shot and Elano, Andre Santos and Fred also missed for Brazil, which was eliminated from the South American competition a day after host Argentina lost to Uruguay.
Brazil dominated from the start but couldn't capitalize on its scoring opportunities due to a great performance by Villar.
Paraguay will face Venezuela, which beat Chile later Sunday. Uruguay and Peru, which eliminated Colombia on Saturday, will meet in the other semifinal.
This will be only the second time since 1987 that the final will not include either Brazil or Argentina. In 2001, Colombia defeated Mexico 1-0.
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