1995 Copa América

football tournament
1995 Copa América
Tournament details
Host country Uruguay
Dates July 5 – 23
Teams 12 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s) 4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Uruguay (14th title)
Runners-up  Brazil
Third place  Colombia
Fourth place  United States
Tournament statistics
Matches played 26
Goals scored 69 (2.65 per match)
Top scorer(s) Argentina Gabriel Batistuta
Mexico Luis García
(4 goals each)
Best player Uruguay Enzo Francéscoli[1]
1993
1997

The 1995 Copa América football tournament was staged in Uruguay. It was won by Uruguay, who beat Brazil 5–3 in the penalty shootout after a 1–1 draw in the final. All 10 CONMEBOL members took part, with Mexico and the USA invited in order to reach 12 teams.[2]

The USA were the surprise of the tournament, beating defending champions Argentina 3–0 and winning the group.[3] The USA went on to defeat Mexico on penalties in the second round but then lost to Brazil 1–0 in the semi-finals. They then fell to Colombia 4–1 in the third-place game, finishing fourth overall.[4][5]

In this edition of the tournament, extra time was never played if a match was drawn after 90 minutes. Instead it went straight to a penalty shootout.

Contents

VenuesEdit

SquadsEdit

For a complete list of all participating squads: 1995 Copa América squads

Match officialsEdit

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. Three (3) 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 best third placed team and the second best third placed team, 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
  Uruguay 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7
  Paraguay 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 6
  Mexico 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 4
  Venezuela 3 0 0 3 4 10 −6 0

July 5, 1995
Uruguay   4–1   Venezuela
Fonseca   14'
Otero   25'
Francescoli   75' (pen.)
Poyet   84'
Report Dolgetta   53'
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 32,000
Referee: Imperatore (Chile)

July 6, 1995
Paraguay   2–1   Mexico
Cardozo   63'
Samaniego   73'
García   44'
Estadio Campus Municipal, Maldonado
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Rodas (Ecuador)

July 9, 1995
Uruguay   1–0   Paraguay
Francescoli   13' Report
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Rezende (Brazil)

July 9, 1995
Mexico   3–1   Venezuela
García   41' (pen.)57' (pen.)
Espinoza   76'
Campos   65' (o.g.)

July 12, 1995
Paraguay   3–2   Venezuela
Cardozo   35'
Villamayor   64'
Gamarra   83'
Miranda   13'
Dolgetta   68'
Estadio Campus Municipal, Maldonado
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Ruiz (Colombia)

July 13, 1995
Uruguay   1–1   Mexico
Saralegui   79' García   67'
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Castrilli (Argentina)

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Brazil 3 3 0 0 6 0 +6 9
  Colombia 3 1 1 1 2 4 −2 4
  Ecuador 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1 3
  Peru 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1

July 7, 1995
Colombia   1–1   Peru
Asprilla   68' Palacios   80'
Estadio Atilio Paiva Olivera, Rivera
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Filippi (Uruguay)

July 7, 1995
Brazil   1–0   Ecuador
Ronaldão   73'

July 10, 1995
Colombia   1–0   Ecuador
Rincón   44'
Estadio Atilio Paiva Olivera, Rivera
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Peña (Bolivia)

July 10, 1995
Brazil   2–0   Peru
Zinho   77' (pen.)
Edmundo   82'
Estadio Atilio Paiva Olivera, Rivera
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Benegas (Paraguay)

July 13, 1995
Ecuador   2–1   Peru
Díaz   61'
Mora   75'
I. Hurtado   82' (o.g.)

July 13, 1995
Brazil   3–0   Colombia
Leonardo   30'
Túlio   76'
Higuita   85' (o.g.)
Estadio Atilio Paiva Olivera, Rivera
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Filippi (Uruguay)

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  United States 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6
  Argentina 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 6
  Bolivia 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
  Chile 3 0 1 2 3 8 −5 1

July 8, 1995
United States   2–1   Chile
Wynalda   14'20' Rozental   63'
Estadio Parque Artigas, Paysandú
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Tejada (Peru)

July 8, 1995
Argentina   2–1   Bolivia
Batistuta   70'
Balbo   81'
Angola   75'
Estadio Parque Artigas, Paysandú
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Dluzniewski (Uruguay)

July 11, 1995
Bolivia   1–0   United States
Etcheverry   23'
Estadio Parque Artigas, Paysandú
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Borgosano (Venezuela)

July 11, 1995
Argentina   4–0   Chile
Batistuta   1'51'
Simeone   6'
Balbo   54'
Estadio Parque Artigas, Paysandú
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Carter (Mexico)

July 14, 1995
Bolivia   2–2   Chile
Mercado   78'
Ramos   87'
Basay   55'61'
Estadio Parque Artigas, Paysandú
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Tejada (Peru)

July 14, 1995
United States   3–0   Argentina
Klopas   20'
Lalas   31'
Wynalda   58'
Estadio Parque Artigas, Paysandú
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Rezende (Brazil)

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
A   Mexico 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 4
C   Bolivia 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
B   Ecuador 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1 3

Knock-out stageEdit

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
16 July – Montevideo        
   Colombia  1 (5)
19 July – Montevideo
   Paraguay  1 (4)  
   Colombia  0
16 July – Montevideo
     Uruguay  2  
   Uruguay  2
23 July – Montevideo
   Bolivia  1  
   Uruguay  1 (5)
17 July – Paysandú
     Brazil  1 (3)
   United States  0 (4)
20 July – Maldonado
   Mexico  0 (1)  
   United States  0 Third place
17 July – Rivera
     Brazil  1  
   Brazil  2 (4)    Colombia  4
   Argentina  2 (2)      United States  1
22 July – Maldonado

Quarter-finalsEdit

July 16, 1995
Colombia   1–1   Paraguay
Rincón   53' Villamayor   26'
  Penalties  
Rincón  
Mendoza  
Arboleda  
Cabrera  
Asprilla  
5–4   Jara
  Acuña
  Samaniego
  Denis
  Gamarra

July 16, 1995
Uruguay   2–1   Bolivia
Otero   1'
Fonseca   30'
Sánchez   71'
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Rodas (Ecuador)

July 17, 1995
United States   0–0   Mexico
  Penalties  
Wynalda  
Moore  
Caligiuri  
Klopas  
4–1   García
  Hermosillo
  Coyote
Estadio Parque Artigas, Paysandú
Attendance: 6,500
Referee: Ruiz (Colombia)

July 17, 1995
Brazil   2–2   Argentina
Edmundo   9'
Túlio   81'
Balbo   2'
Batistuta   29'
  Penalties  
Roberto Carlos  
Túlio  
André Cruz  
Dunga  
Edmundo  
4–2   Pérez
  Acosta
  Simeone
  Fabbri
Estadio Atilio Paiva Olivera, Rivera
Attendance: 24,000
Referee: Tejada (Peru)

Semi-finalsEdit

July 19, 1995
Uruguay   2–0   Colombia
Adinolfi   51'
Otero   70'
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Benegas (Paraguay)

July 20, 1995
Brazil   1–0   United States
Aldair   13'
Estadio Campus Municipal, Maldonado
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Rodas (Ecuador)

Third-place matchEdit

July 22, 1995, 20:30
Colombia   4–1   United States
Quiñónez   30'
Valderrama   38'
Asprilla   50'
Rincón   76'
Moore   52' (pen.)
Estadio Campus Municipal, Maldonado
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Imperatore (Chile)

FinalEdit

July 23, 1995, 17:00
Uruguay   1–1   Brazil
Bengoechea   51' Report Túlio   30'
  Penalties  
Francescoli  
Bengoechea  
Herrera  
Gutiérrez  
Martínez  
5–3   Roberto Carlos
  Zinho
  Túlio
  Dunga
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Brizio Carter (Mexico)

ResultEdit

 1995 Copa América Champions 
 
Uruguay
14th title

Goal scorersEdit

StatisticsEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Eff
  Uruguay 14 6 4 2 0 11 4 +7 77.8%
  Brazil 14 6 4 2 0 10 3 +7 77.8%
  Colombia 8 6 2 2 2 7 8 -1 44.4%
  Argentina 7 4 2 1 1 8 6 +2 58.3%
  Paraguay 7 4 2 1 1 6 5 +1 58.3%
  United States 7 6 2 1 3 6 7 -1 38.9%
  Mexico 5 4 1 2 1 5 4 +1 41.7%
  Bolivia 4 4 1 1 2 5 6 -1 33.3%
  Ecuador 3 3 1 0 2 2 3 -1 33.3%
  Peru 1 3 0 1 2 2 5 -3 25.0%
  Chile 1 3 0 1 2 3 8 -5 25.0%
  Venezuela 0 3 0 0 3 4 10 -6 0.0%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Copa América Best Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Straus, Brian (2016-05-25). "Copa America semifinals: Personal memories of USA's 1995 run". Si.com. Retrieved 2016-06-21. 
  3. ^ Kristan Heneage. "The day USA beat Argentina in Copa América: 'Simeone threatened to kill us' | Football". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016-06-01. 
  4. ^ "Revisiting the USA's fourth-placed 1995 Copa America finish". Goal.com. 2015-07-26. Retrieved 2015-08-01. 
  5. ^ "Podcast: USA's Alexi Lalas, Eric Wynalda recall 1995 Copa America – Planet Futbol". SI.com. 2015-06-26. Retrieved 2015-08-01. 

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