1995 Copa América Final

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.

1995 Copa América Final
Uruguay celebra copa america 1995.jpg
Uruguay, champions
Event1995 Copa América
Uruguay won 5–3 on penalties
Date23 July 1995
VenueEstadio Centenario, Montevideo
RefereeBrizio Carter (Mexico)
Attendance60,000
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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.

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

Estadio Centenaario, venue

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

Some moments of the match; (left): Pablo Bengoechea scoring by free kick; (center): Enzo Francescoli being marked; (right): Sergio Martínez taking the decisive penalty for the win
Uruguay  1–1  Brazil
  • Bengoechea   51'
Report
Penalties
5–3
Attendance: 60,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Uruguay
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brazil

OFFICIALS

MATCH RULES

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