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The 1975 edition of the Copa América football tournament was played between July 17 and October 28. For the first time there was no fixed venue, and all matches were played throughout the year in each country. In addition, the tournament changed its name from South American Championship to Copa América. All ten CONMEBOL countries participated, with defending champions Uruguay receiving a bye into the semi-finals and the rest starting in the group stage.

1975 Copa América
Tournament details
DatesJuly 17 – October 28
Teams10 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions Peru (2nd title)
Runners-up Colombia
Third place Brazil
Fourth place Uruguay
Tournament statistics
Matches played25
Goals scored79 (3.16 per match)
Top scorer(s)Colombia Ernesto Díaz
Argentina Leopoldo Luque
(4 goals each)
Best player(s)Peru Teófilo Cubillas[1]
1967
1979

Contents

SquadsEdit

For a complete list of participating squads: see 1975 Copa América squads

First roundEdit

The teams were drawn into three groups, consisting of three teams each. Each team played twice (home and away) against the other teams in their group, with two points for a win, one point for a draw, and no points for a loss. The winner of each group advanced to the semi-finals.

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Brazil 4 4 0 0 13 1 +12 8
  Argentina 4 2 0 2 17 4 +13 4
  Venezuela 4 0 0 4 1 26 −25 0
Venezuela  0–4  Brazil
Romeu   2'
Danival   50'
Palhinha   82'88'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee:   Carlos Rivero

Venezuela  1–5  Argentina
Iriarte   14' Luque   12'34'66'
Kempes   30'
Ardiles   86'
Attendance: 15,000
Referee:   Rafael Hormazábal

Brazil  2–1  Argentina
Nelinho   31'55' (pen.) Asad   11'
Attendance: 80,000

Argentina  11–0  Venezuela
D. Killer   8'41'62'
Gallego   14'
Ardiles   39'
Kempes   53'81'
Zanabria   56'64'
Bóveda   80'
Luque   85'
Attendance: 50,000
Referee:   Pedro Reyes

Brazil  6–0  Venezuela
Roberto Batata   6'79'
Nelinho   9'
Danival   37'
Campos   53'
Palhinha   65'
Attendance: 32,000
Referee:   Carlos Rivero

Argentina  0–1  Brazil
Danival   45'
Attendance: 50,000
Referee:   Carlos Robles

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Peru 4 3 1 0 8 3 +5 7
  Chile 4 1 1 2 7 6 +1 3
  Bolivia 4 1 0 3 3 9 −6 2
Chile  1–1  Peru
Crisosto   10' Rojas   72'
Attendance: 50,000
Referee:   Omar Delgado

Bolivia  2–1  Chile
Mezza   60'75' Gamboa   41'
Attendance: 18,000
Referee:   Héctor Ortiz

Bolivia  0–1  Peru
Ramírez   17'
Attendance: 18,000
Referee:   Alberto Ducatelli

Peru  3–1  Bolivia
Ramírez   7' (pen.)
Cueto   26'
Oblitas   52'
Mezza   58' (pen.)
Attendance: 40,000

Chile  4–0  Bolivia
Araneda   40'87'
Ahumada   61'
Gamboa   71'
Attendance: 15,000

Peru  3–1  Chile
Rojas   3'
Oblitas   32'
Cubillas   39'
Carlos Reinoso   76'
Attendance: 35,000
Referee:   Juan José Fortunatto

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Colombia 4 4 0 0 7 1 +6 8
  Paraguay 4 1 1 2 5 5 0 3
  Ecuador 4 0 1 3 4 10 −6 1
Colombia  1–0  Paraguay
Díaz   83'

Ecuador  2–2  Paraguay
Lasso   38'
Castañeda   47'
Kiese   16'87'
Attendance: 50,000
Referee:   Mario Fiorenza

Ecuador  1–3  Colombia
Carrera   40' Ortiz   15'
Retat   75'
Castro   83'
Attendance: 45,000
Referee:   Miguel Angel Comesaña

Paraguay  0–1  Colombia
Díaz   40'
Match abandoned at 43'

Colombia  2–0  Ecuador
Díaz   15'
Calero   42'
Attendance: 50,000
Referee:   Carlos Robles

Paraguay  3–1  Ecuador
Báez   21'
Rolón   39'58'
Castañeda   31'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee:   Armando Marques

Final roundEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

Colombia  3–0  Uruguay
Angulo   53'
Ortiz   70'
Díaz   90'
De los Santos   17'
Attendance: 55,000
Referee:   César Orozco

Brazil  1–3  Peru
Roberto Batata   54' Casaretto   19'88'
Cubillas   82'
Attendance: 75,000
Referee:   Miguel Angel Comesaña

Uruguay  1–0  Colombia
Morena   17' (pen.)   80'
Attendance: 70,000
Referee:   Rafael Hormazábal

Peru  0–2  Brazil
Meléndez   10' (o.g.)
Campos   61'
Attendance: 35,000

(*) Peru was declared the winner by the drawing of lots.

FinalsEdit

Colombia  1–0  Peru
Castro   38'
Attendance: 50,000
Referee:   Miguel Comesaña

Peru  2–0  Colombia
Oblitas   18'
Ramírez   44'
Attendance: 50,000
Referee:   Juan Silvagno

Peru  1–0  Colombia
Sotil   25'
Attendance: 30,000

ResultEdit

 1975 Copa América Champions 
 
Peru
2nd title

Goal scorersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Copa América Archive – Trivia
  2. ^ Oliver, Guy (1992). The Guinness Record of World Soccer. Guinness publishing. p. 566. ISBN 0-85112-954-4.
  3. ^ Oliver, Guy (1992). The Guinness Record of World Soccer. Guinness publishing. p. 566. ISBN 0-85112-954-4.
  4. ^ Oliver, Guy (1992). The Guinness Record of World Soccer. Guinness publishing. p. 566. ISBN 0-85112-954-4.

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