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The Copa América 1989 football tournament was hosted by Brazil, from 1 to 16 July. All ten CONMEBOL member nations participated.

1989 Copa América
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Tournament details
Host countryBrazil
DatesJuly 1 – 16
Teams10 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Brazil (4th title)
Runners-up Uruguay
Third place Argentina
Fourth place Paraguay
Tournament statistics
Matches played26
Goals scored55 (2.12 per match)
Top scorer(s)Brazil Bebeto (6 goals)
Best player(s)Uruguay Rubén Sosa
1987
1991

Brazil won their fourth Copa América, and first since 1949, by beating Uruguay 1–0 in the final match at the Estádio do Maracanã. This achievement ended a 19-year streak without official titles for the Brazilians. The last one had been in the 1970 World Cup.

The top scorer was Brazilian Bebeto. He scored six times, including three in the final group stage.

Contents

VenuesEdit

SquadsEdit

For a complete list of all participating squads, see: 1989 Copa América squads

First roundEdit

The tournament was set up in two groups of five teams each. Each team played one match against each of the other teams within the same group. The top two teams in each group advanced to the final stage.

Two points were awarded for a win, one point for a draw, and no points for a loss.

  • Tie-breaker
    • If teams finish leveled on points, the following tie-breakers are used:
    1. greater goal difference in all group games;
    2. greater number of goals scored in all group games;
    3. winner of the head-to-head match between the teams in question;
    4. drawing of lots.

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Paraguay 4 3 0 1 9 4 +5 6
  Brazil 4 2 2 0 5 1 +4 6
  Colombia 4 1 2 1 5 4 +1 4
  Peru 4 0 3 1 4 7 −3 3
  Venezuela 4 0 1 3 4 11 −7 1
Paraguay  5–2  Peru
Cañete   38'84'
Neffa   41'
Mendoza   51'
Del Solar   75' (o.g.)
Hirano   30'
Reynoso   80'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Loustau (Argentina)

Brazil  3–1  Venezuela
Bebeto   2'
Geovani   36' (pen.)
Baltazar   57'
Report Maldonado   63'
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Cardellino (Uruguay)

Colombia  4–2  Venezuela
Higuita   36' (pen.)
Iguarán   46'75'
de Ávila   71'
Maldonado   73'88'
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Martínez (Honduras)

Brazil  0–0  Peru
Report
Attendance: 8,200
Referee: Silva (Chile)

Peru  1–1  Venezuela
Navarro   30' Maldonado   29'
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Mauro (United States)

Paraguay  1–0  Colombia
Mendoza   51'
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Oscar Ortubé (Bolivia)

Paraguay  3–0  Venezuela
Neffa   41'
Ferreira   50'73'
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Martínez (Honduras)

Brazil  0–0  Colombia
Report
Attendance: 9,100
Referee: Jácome (Ecuador)

Colombia  1–1  Peru
Iguarán   32' Hirano   43'
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Loustau (Argentina)

Brazil  2–0  Paraguay
Bebeto   47'82' Report
Attendance: 76,800
Referee: Mauro (United States)

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Argentina 4 2 2 0 2 0 +2 6
  Uruguay 4 2 0 2 6 2 +4 4
  Chile 4 2 0 2 7 5 +2 4
  Ecuador 4 1 2 1 2 2 0 4
  Bolivia 4 0 2 2 0 8 −8 2
Ecuador  1–0  Uruguay
Benítez   88'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Maciel (Paraguay)

Argentina  1–0  Chile
Caniggia   55'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Coelho (Brazil)

Uruguay  3–0  Bolivia
Ostolaza   30'60'
Sosa   33'
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Coelho (Brazil)

Argentina  0–0  Ecuador
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: José Ramírez (Peru)

Ecuador  0–0  Bolivia
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Díaz (Colombia)

Uruguay  3–0  Chile
Sosa   44'
Alzamendi   73'
Francescoli   78'
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: José Ramírez (Peru)

Chile  5–0  Bolivia
Olmos   9'
Ramírez   10'
Astengo   55'
Pizarro   68' (pen.)
Reyes   85'
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Coelho (Brazil)

Argentina  1–0  Uruguay
Caniggia   69'
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Díaz (Colombia)

Chile  2–1  Ecuador
Olmos   44'
Letelier   88'
Avilés   89'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Maciel (Paraguay)

Argentina  0–0  Bolivia
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Nelson Rodríguez (Venezuela)

Final roundEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Brazil 3 3 0 0 6 0 +6 6
  Uruguay 3 2 0 1 5 1 +4 4
  Argentina 3 0 1 2 0 4 −4 1
  Paraguay 3 0 1 2 0 6 −6 1
Uruguay  3–0  Paraguay
Francescoli   28'
Alzamendi   82'
Paz   89'

Brazil  2–0  Argentina
Bebeto   48'
Romário   55'
Report

Uruguay  2–0  Argentina
Sosa   38'81'
Attendance: 53,909
Referee: Coelho (Brazil)

Brazil  3–0  Paraguay
Bebeto   16'52'
Romário   58'
Report

Argentina  0–0  Paraguay
Attendance: 148,068
Referee: Díaz (Colombia)

Brazil  1–0  Uruguay
Romário   49' Report
Attendance: 148,068
Referee: Silva (Chile)

ResultEdit

 1989 Copa América Champions 
 
Brazil
Fourth title

Goal scorersEdit

External linksEdit