Football: Three red cards for Argentina
Monday 23 June 1997
Argentina's previous defeat had been in a World Cup qualifier in La Paz in April, when they lost 2-1 to Bolivia. On that occasion, two Argentinians were sent off and the entire team became involved in a brawl with members of the Bolivian bench.
On Saturday, Marcelo Gallardo, Eduardo Berizzo and Gustavo Zapata, one of the players who had been dismissed in April, were all sent off as Peru were joined in the semi-finals by the hosts, Bolivia, who beat Colombia 2-1. Most of the Copa America contestants are fielding weakened sides because of clashes with World Cup games.
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