Where is Vinicius Jr? Brazil striker's absence from Copa America quarterfinal vs. Uruguay explained

Brazil will face a powerful Uruguay team in the quarterfinals as they seek their first Copa America championship since 2019.  

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The Selecao must work hard to return to the top of South American football after finishing second in their group behind Colombia.  

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Argentina, on the other hand, are looking to reach the 2024 Copa America final after defeating Ecuador on penalties and facing Canada in the semifinals, a team they thrashed in the opener.  

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Real Madrid great and Ballon d'Or contender Vinicus Jr. will miss the quarterfinal encounter, thus Brazil will need to do without him to reach the last four.  

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The Sporting News describes Vinicus Jr.'s absence and return. When Brazil plays Uruguay in the Copa America quarterfinals on Saturday, Vinicius Jr. will be missing.  

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The Real Madrid forward, a Ballon d'Or contender this season, will miss tonight's game in Las Vegas due to a suspension.  

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