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The 1995 Copa América Final was the final match of the 1995 Copa América. It was held on July 23, 1995, in Montevideo, Uruguay. This was the fourth final for both Uruguay and reigning World Champion Brazil, and the third final featuring the two teams; previously Uruguay had defeated Brazil in 1983, with Brazil returning the favor in 1989 at the Estádio do Maracanã. Uruguay won the match 5–3 on penalties, continuing its historic run of winning every international tournament held in Uruguay. This remarkable streak includes South American Championships victories in 1917, 1923, 1924, 1942, 1956, and 1967, and the 1930 FIFA World Cup.

1995 Copa América Final
Event1995 Copa América
Uruguay won 5–3 on penalties
Date23 July 1995
VenueEstadio Centenario, Montevideo
RefereeBrizio Carter (Mexico)
Attendance60,000
1993
1997

By winning the 1995 Copa América tournament, Uruguay qualified for the 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Route to the finalEdit

Uruguay Round Brazil
Opponent Result Group stage Opponent Result
  Venezuela 4–1 Match 1   Ecuador 1–0
  Paraguay 1–0 Match 2   Peru 2–0
  Mexico 1–1 Match 3   Colombia 3–0
Group A winner
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
Final standings Group B winner
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
Opponent Result Knockout stage Opponent Result
  Bolivia 2–1 Quarter-finals   Argentina 2–2 (4–2 p)
  Colombia 2–0 Semi-finals   United States 1–0

MatchEdit

DetailsEdit

Uruguay  1–1  Brazil
Bengoechea   51' Report Túlio   30'
Penalties
Francescoli  
Bengoechea  
Herrera  
Gutiérrez  
Martínez  
5–3   Roberto Carlos
  Zinho
  Túlio
  Dunga
Attendance: 60,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Uruguay
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brazil
GK 1 Fernando Álvez
DF 14 Gustavo Méndez  
DF 4 José Oscar Herrera  
DF 3 Eber Moas
DF 18 Tabaré Silva   35'
MF 21 Diego Dorta   45'
MF 5 Álvaro Gutiérrez
MF 11 Gus Poyet  
MF 10 Enzo Francescoli (c)
FW 9 Daniel Fonseca
FW 7 Marcelo Otero   45'
Substitutions:
DF 6 Edgardo Adinolfi   35'
MF 8 Pablo Bengoechea   45'
FW 17 Sergio Martínez   45'
Manager:
  Héctor Núñez
GK 1 Cláudio Taffarel
DF 2 Jorginho
DF 3 Aldair
DF 14 André Cruz
DF 6 Roberto Carlos  
MF 8 Dunga (c)  
MF 5 César Sampaio
MF 10 Juninho     69'
MF 11 Zinho  
FW 7 Edmundo
FW 9 Túlio
Substitutions:
MF 17 Beto   69'
Manager:
  Mário Zagallo

OFFICIALS

MATCH RULES

  • 90 minutes
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level:
  • 3 (of 12) substitutions permitted

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