Athletistic / Football. Uruguay national team head coach Marcelo Bielsa spoke about the fight between his players and the fans of the Colombian national team after the semi-final of the Copa America 2024. The match ended in a defeat for the Uruguayans with a score of 0:1.

“It seemed to me that the incident ended with an argument between the players in the middle of the pitch. When I saw that, I simply went to the locker room. At that moment, I thought that my players had simply gone to thank the fans for their support. However, I then discovered that, unfortunately, there were some problems,” Bielsa said, as quoted by ESPN.

  • Video of fights between Uruguayan national team players and Colombian fans during the Copa America 2024

After the match between the national teams of Colombia and Uruguay, a fight broke out in the center of the field, which then led to riots in the stands. As a result, defender Ronald Araujo and striker Darwin Nunez fought with Colombian fans. The North Carolina State Police, in the United States, had to intervene in this case.

In the match for third place, the Uruguay team will face Canada on the night of July 14.