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The 1993 Copa América was the 36th Copa América, CONMEBOL's football tournament for national teams. It was held in Ecuador between June 15 and July 4. All 10 CONMEBOL members took part, but for the first time two nations from outside CONMEBOL were invited to take part in the tournament, to round out the format. Mexico and the USA were the invited teams for this tournament. Argentina defeated Mexico in the final 2–1 to win their record 14th continental championship.

1993 Copa América
1993 Copa América logo.jpg
Tournament details
Host countryEcuador
DatesJune 15 – July 4
Teams12 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s)7 (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Argentina (14th title)
Runners-up Mexico
Third place Colombia
Fourth place Ecuador
Tournament statistics
Matches played26
Goals scored64 (2.46 per match)
Top scorer(s)Venezuela José Luis Dolgetta
(4 goals)
Best player(s)Argentina Sergio Goycochea[1]
1991
1995

It was the first edition of the Copa América in which neither Brazil nor Uruguay finished in the top four. This would not occur again until 2015.

Contents

VenuesEdit

SquadsEdit

For a complete list of all participating squads: 1993 Copa América squads

First roundEdit

The teams were divided into three groups of four teams each. Each team plays one match against each of the other teams within the same group. Two (2) points are awarded for a win, one (1) point for a draw and zero (0) points for a defeat. First and second placed teams, in each group, advance to the quarter-finals. The two best third place teams also advance to the quarter-finals.

  • 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.
Key to colours in group tables
Group winners, runners-up, and best two third-placed teams advance to the quarter-finals

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Ecuador 3 3 0 0 10 2 +8 6
  Uruguay 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 3
  Venezuela 3 0 2 1 6 11 −5 2
  United States 3 0 1 2 3 6 −3 1
Ecuador  6–1  Venezuela
Muñoz   19'
Noriega   32'
Fernández   57'81'
E. Hurtado   65'
Aguinaga   84'
Dolgetta   79'
Uruguay  1–0  United States
Ostolaza   50'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Alberto Tejada (Peru)

Uruguay  2–2  Venezuela
Saralegui   23'
Kanapkis   79'
Dolgetta   10'
Rivas   72'
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Pablo Peña (Bolivia)
Ecuador  2–0  United States
Avilés   11'
E. Hurtado   35'

Venezuela  3–3  United States
Dolgetta   68'80'
Echenausi   89'
Henderson   20'
Lalas   37'
Kinnear   51'
Ecuador  2–1  Uruguay
Avilés   28'
Aguinaga   87'
Kanapkis   64'

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Peru 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 4
  Brazil 3 1 1 1 5 3 +2 3
  Paraguay 3 1 1 1 2 4 −2 3
  Chile 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 2
Paraguay  1–0  Chile
Cabañas   6'
Brazil  0–0  Peru
Report

Paraguay  1–1  Peru
Monzón   37' Del Solar   77'
Chile  3–2  Brazil
Sierra   15'
Zambrano   51'59'
Report Müller   36'
Palhinha   55'

Peru  1–0  Chile
Del Solar   14' (pen.)
Brazil  3–0  Paraguay
Palhinha   15'72'
Edmundo   62'
Report

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Colombia 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1 4
  Argentina 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 4
  Mexico 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2
  Bolivia 3 0 2 1 1 2 −1 2
Colombia  2–1  Mexico
Valencia   35'
Aristizábal   87'
Alves   57'
Attendance: 20,000
Argentina  1–0  Bolivia
Batistuta   53'

Argentina  1–1  Mexico
Ruggeri   28' Patiño   14'
Colombia  1–1  Bolivia
Maturana   18' (pen.) Etcheverry   14'
Attendance: 11,000

Mexico  0–0  Bolivia
Argentina  1–1  Colombia
Simeone   2' Rincón   5'

Ranking of third-placed teamsEdit

At the end of the first stage, a comparison was made between the third-placed teams of each group. The two third-placed teams with the best results advanced to the quarter-finals.

Group Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
B   Paraguay 3 1 1 1 2 4 −2 3
C   Mexico 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2
A   Venezuela 3 0 2 1 6 11 −5 2

Knock-out stageEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
26 June – Quito
 
 
  Ecuador 3
 
30 June – Quito
 
  Paraguay 0
 
  Ecuador 0
 
27 June – Quito
 
  Mexico 2
 
  Mexico 4
 
4 July – Guayaquil
 
  Peru 2
 
  Mexico 1
 
26 June – Guayaquil
 
  Argentina 2
 
  Colombia 1 (5)
 
1 July – Guayaquil
 
  Uruguay 1 (3)
 
  Colombia 0 (5)
 
27 June – Guayaquil
 
  Argentina 0 (6) Third place
 
  Argentina 1 (6)
 
3 July – Portoviejo
 
  Brazil 1 (5)
 
  Colombia 1
 
 
  Ecuador 0
 

Quarter-finalsEdit

Ecuador  3–0  Paraguay
E. Hurtado   33'
Ramírez   43' (o.g.)
Avilés   81'

Colombia  1–1  Uruguay
Perea   88' Saralegui   63'
Penalties
Asprilla  
Mendoza  
Valderrama  
W. Pérez  
Valencia  
5–3   Pelletti
  Saralegui
  Moas
  Siboldi
Attendance: 10,000

Argentina  1–1  Brazil
Rodríguez   69' Report Müller   37'
Penalties
Gorosito  
Simeone  
Rodríguez  
Acosta  
Medina Bello  
Borelli  
6–5   Zinho
  Cafu
  Müller
  Roberto Carlos
  Luisinho
  Boiadeiro
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Alberto Tejada (Peru)

Mexico  4–2  Peru
García Aspe   22' (pen.)44'
Alves   43'
Patiño   49'
Del Solar   55' (pen.)
Reynoso   82'

Semi-finalsEdit

Mexico  2–0  Ecuador
Sánchez   23'
R. Ramírez   54'

Third-place matchEdit

Ecuador  0–1  Colombia
Valencia   86'

FinalEdit

Argentina  2–1  Mexico
Batistuta   63'74' Galindo   67' (pen.)
Attendance: 40,000

Goal scorersEdit

Final positionsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Eff
1   Argentina 6 2 4 0 6 4 +2 8 66.7%
2   Mexico 6 2 2 2 9 7 +2 6 50.0%
3   Colombia 6 2 4 0 6 4 +2 8 66.7%
4   Ecuador 6 4 0 2 13 5 +8 8 66.7%
Eliminated in the Quarterfinals
5   Brazil 4 1 2 1 6 4 +2 4 50.0%
6   Uruguay 4 1 2 1 5 5 0 4 50.0%
7   Peru 4 1 2 1 4 5 −1 4 50.0%
8   Paraguay 4 1 1 2 2 7 −5 3 37.5%
Eliminated in the First Stage
9   Chile 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 2 33.3%
10   Bolivia 3 0 2 1 1 2 −1 2 33.3%
11   Venezuela 3 0 2 1 6 11 −5 2 33.3%
12   United States 3 0 1 2 3 6 −3 1 16.7%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Copa América Best Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 1 February 2015.

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