1983 Copa América Finals

The 1983 Copa América Final was the final match to determine the champion of the 1983 Copa América, the 32nd. edition of this continental competition. The final was played in the two-legged tie system, with the team earning more points being the champion. The first leg was held on October 27 in Estadio Centenario of Montevideo, where Uruguay beat Brazil 2–0. In the second leg, held on November 4 in Estádio Fonte Nova in Salvador, both teams tied 0–0.

1983 Copa América Finals
Event1983 Copa América
Uruguay won 3–1 on points
First leg
DateOctober 27, 1983
VenueEstadio Centenario, Montevideo
RefereeHéctor Ortiz (Paraguay)
Attendance65,000
Second leg
DateNovember 4, 1983
VenueEstádio Fonte Nova, Salvador
RefereeEdison Pérez (Peru)
Attendance95,000
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1987

Uruguay was crowned champion winning 3–1 on points (plus 2–0 on aggregate), therefore achieving their 12th. Copa América title.[1]

Qualified teamsEdit

Team Previous final app.
  Uruguay 1919
  Brazil 1919, 1922, 1937, 1949, 1953

Bold indicates winning years

VenuesEdit

Route to the finalEdit

Uruguay Round Brazil
Opponent Result Group stage Opponent Result
  Chile 2–1 Match 1   Ecuador 1–0
  Venezuela 3–0 Match 2   Argentina 0–1
  Chile 0–2 Match 3   Ecuador 5–0
  Venezuela 2–1 Match 4   Argentina 0–0
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
Final standings
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
Opponent Result Knockout stage Opponent Result
  Peru 1–0 Semi-finals   Paraguay 1–1
  Peru 1–1 Semi-finals   Paraguay 0–0
Notes
  • Uruguay won 2–1 on aggregate
  • Brazil qualified on a drawing of lots

Match detailsEdit

First legEdit

First leg
Uruguay  2–0  Brazil
Francescoli   41'
Diogo   80'
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Uruguay
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brazil

Second legEdit

Second leg
Brazil  1–1  Uruguay
Jorginho   23' Report Aguilera   77'
Attendance: 95,000
Referee: Edison Pérez (Peru)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brazil
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Uruguay

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Copa América 1983 by Martín Tabeira on the RSSSF
  2. ^ a b Oliver, Guy (1992). The Guinness Record of World Soccer. Guinness publishing. p. 568. ISBN 0-85112-954-4.