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The 1987 Copa América was the 33rd edition of the Copa América, CONMEBOL's national team competition. It was the first Copa América under the new rotational hosting system. Argentina, as the first country alphabetically, hosted the tournament between June 27 and July 12. Uruguay successfully defended their title, winning a record 13th Copa América.

1987 Copa América
Tournament details
Host countryArgentina
DatesJune 27 – July 12
Teams10 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Uruguay (13th title)
Runners-up Chile
Third place Colombia
Fourth place Argentina
Tournament statistics
Matches played13
Goals scored33 (2.54 per match)
Top scorer(s)Colombia Arnoldo Iguarán
(4 goals)
Best player(s)Colombia Carlos Valderrama
1983
1989

Contents

SquadsEdit

VenuesEdit

 
Players of Uruguay holding the trophy, as covered on El Gráfico
Buenos Aires Córdoba Rosario
Estadio Monumental Estadio Olímpico Chateau Carreras Estadio Gigante de Arroyito
Capacity: 67,664 Capacity: 46,083 Capacity: 41,654
     

Group stageEdit

The teams were drawn into three groups, consisting of three teams each. Each team plays once against the other teams in their group and would receive 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss. The winner of each group advances to the semi-finals. Defending champions Uruguay received a bye into the semi-finals.


Uruguay qualified automatically as holders for the semifinal.


Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Argentina 2 1 1 0 4 1 +3 3
  Peru 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 2
  Ecuador 2 0 1 1 1 4 −3 1
Argentina  1–1  Peru
Maradona   47' Reyna   59'
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Armando Pérez Hoyos (Colombia)

Argentina  3–0  Ecuador
Caniggia   50'
Maradona   67' (pen.)85'

Peru  1–1  Ecuador
La Rosa   87' Cuvi   72'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Asterio Martínez (Paraguay)

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Chile 2 2 0 0 7 1 +6 4
  Brazil 2 1 0 1 5 4 +1 2
  Venezuela 2 0 0 2 1 8 −7 0
Brazil  5–0  Venezuela
Edú Marangón   33'
Morovic   39' (o.g.)
Careca   66'
Nelsinho   72'
Romário   89'
Report

Chile  3–1  Venezuela
Letelier   17'
Contreras   70'
Salgado   83'
Acosta   24' (pen.)

Chile  4–0  Brazil
Basay   41'68'
Letelier   48'75'
Report

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Colombia 2 2 0 0 5 0 +5 4
  Bolivia 2 0 1 1 0 2 −2 1
  Paraguay 2 0 1 1 0 3 −3 1
Paraguay  0–0  Bolivia

Colombia  2–0  Bolivia
Valderrama   34'
Iguarán   89'

Colombia  3–0  Paraguay
Iguarán   8'34'50'

Final stageEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
July 8 - Córdoba
 
 
  Chile 2
 
12 July - Buenos Aires
 
  Colombia 1
 
  Uruguay 1
 
July 9 - Buenos Aires
 
  Chile 0
 
  Uruguay 1
 
 
  Argentina 0
 
Third place
 
 
11 July - Buenos Aires
 
 
  Colombia 2
 
 
  Argentina 1

Semi-finalsEdit

Chile  2–1 (a.e.t.)  Colombia
Astengo   106'
Vera   108'
Redín   103' (pen.)
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Arppi Filho (Brazil)

Uruguay  1–0  Argentina
Alzamendi   43'
Attendance: 75,000
Referee: Jácome (Ecuador)

Third-place matchEdit

Colombia  2–1  Argentina
Gómez   8'
Galeano   27'
Caniggia   86'
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Bernardo Corujo (Venezuela)

FinalEdit

Uruguay  1–0  Chile
Bengoechea   56'
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Arppi Filho (Brazil)

ChampionEdit

 1987 Copa América Champions 
 
Uruguay
13th title

Goal scorersEdit

With four goals, Arnoldo Iguarán is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 33 goals were scored by 24 different players, with only one of them credited as own goal.

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