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The 1983 Copa América football tournament was played between August 10 and November 4, with all ten CONMEBOL members participating. Defending champions Paraguay received a bye into the semi-finals.

1983 Copa América
Tournament details
DatesAugust 10 – November 4
Teams10 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions Uruguay (12th title)
Runners-up Brazil
Third place Peru
Fourth place Paraguay
Tournament statistics
Matches played24
Goals scored55 (2.29 per match)
Attendance1,119,738 (46,656 per match)
Top scorer(s)Uruguay Carlos Aguilera
Argentina Jorge Luis Burruchaga
Brazil Roberto Dinamite
(3 goals each)
Best player(s)Uruguay Enzo Francéscoli
1979
1987

Contents

SquadsEdit

Group stageEdit

 
Argentina playing Ecuador in Quito

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, nil points for a loss. The winner of each group advanced to the semi-finals.

Paraguay qualified automatically as holders for the semifinal.

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Uruguay 4 3 0 1 7 4 +3 6
  Chile 4 2 1 1 8 2 +6 5
  Venezuela 4 0 1 3 1 10 −9 1
Uruguay  2–1  Chile
Eduardo Mario Acevedo   45'
Fernando Morena   63' (pen.)
Juan Carlos Orellana   76'

Uruguay  3–0  Venezuela
Wilmar Cabrera   55'
Fernando Morena   51' (pen.)
Arsenio Luzardo   68'
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Gabriel González (Paraguay)

Chile  5–0  Venezuela
Oscar Arriaza   22'
Rodolfo Dubó   25'
Jorge Aravena   35'83'
Rubén Espinoza   51'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Enrique Labó (Peru)

Chile  2–0  Uruguay
Rodolfo Dubó   9'
Juan Carlos Letelier   80'
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Teodoro Nitti (Argentina)

Venezuela  1–2  Uruguay
Pedro Febles   77' Alberto Santelli   74'
Carlos Aguilera   87'
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Carlos Montalván (Peru)

Venezuela  0–0  Chile
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Elías Jácome (Ecuador)

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Brazil 4 2 1 1 6 1 +5 5
  Argentina 4 1 3 0 5 4 +1 5
  Ecuador 4 0 2 2 4 10 −6 2
Ecuador  2–2  Argentina
Galo Fidean Vásquez   68'
José Jacinto Vega   79'
Jorge Luis Burruchaga   40'51'
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Gilberto Aristizábal (Colombia)

Ecuador  0–1  Brazil
Report Roberto Dinamite   14'
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Alfonso Postigo (Peru)

Argentina  1–0  Brazil
Ricardo Gareca   55' Report
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Juan Daniel Cardellino (Uruguay)

Brazil  5–0  Ecuador
Renato Gaúcho   12'
Roberto Dinamite   46'55'
Éder   58'
Tita   60'
Report
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Luis Gregorio Da Rosa (Uruguay)

Argentina  2–2  Ecuador
Víctor Ramos   50'
Jorge Luis Burruchaga   90' (pen.)
Lupo Quiñónez   44'
Hans Maldonado   90'
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Juan Daniel Cardellino (Uruguay)

Brazil  0–0  Argentina
Report
Attendance: 75,000
Referee: Mario Lira (Chile)

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Peru 4 2 2 0 6 4 +2 6
  Colombia 4 1 2 1 5 5 0 4
  Bolivia 4 0 2 2 4 6 −2 2
Bolivia  0–1  Colombia
Didí   73'
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Gabriel González (Paraguay)

Peru  1–0  Colombia
Franco Navarro   70'
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: José Luis Martínez Bazán (Uruguay)

Bolivia  1–1  Peru
Erwin Romero   65' Franco Navarro   89'
Attendance: 37,738[1]
Referee: Jorge Eduardo Romero (Argentina)

Colombia  2–2  Peru
Miguel Augusto Prince   46'
Fernando Fiorillo   69'
Eduardo Malásquez   25' (pen.)
Juan Caballero   85'

Colombia  2–2  Bolivia
Didí   2'
Nolberto Molina   60' (pen.)
Milton Melgar   78'
Silvio Rojas   80'
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: José Vergara (Venezuela)

Peru  2–1  Bolivia
Germán Leguía   6'
Juan Caballero   21'
David Paniagua   46'
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Guillermo Budge (Chile)

Semi-finalsEdit

Peru  0–1  Uruguay
Aguilera   65'
Attendance: 28,000
Referee: Sergio Vásquez (Chile)
  Uruguay1–1  Peru
Cabrera   49' Malásquez   24'
Attendance: 58,000

  Paraguay1–1  Brazil
Morel   70' Report Éder   88'
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Castro (Chile)
  Brazil0–0  Paraguay
Report
Attendance: 75,000
Referee: Loustau (Argentina)

NOTE: BRA qualified by lot.

FinalEdit

First legEdit

  Uruguay2–0  Brazil
Francescoli   41'
Diogo   80'
Attendance: 65,000
Referee: Ortiz (Paraguay)

Second legEdit

  Brazil1–1  Uruguay
Jorginho   23' Aguilera   77'
Attendance: 95,000
Referee: Edison Pérez (Peru)

ResultEdit

 1983 Copa América Champions 
 
Uruguay
12th title

Goal scorersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Behr, Raúl. "B para creer" (in Spanish). Dechalaca.com. Retrieved 12 October 2012.
  2. ^ Oliver, Guy (1992). The Guinness Record of World Soccer. Guinness publishing. p. 568. ISBN 0-85112-954-4.
  3. ^ Oliver, Guy (1992). The Guinness Record of World Soccer. Guinness publishing. p. 568. ISBN 0-85112-954-4.

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