Paolo Guerrero gave Peru a 1-0 lead in the 24th, a surprising start for a team playing without its top two forwards and leading midfielder, all out injured.
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Uruguay are the pick of many to win the Copa America, ahead of Brazil and Argentina. They reached the World Cup semi-finals in South Africa a year ago and are fielding much the same team in the South American championship.
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