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Bolivia hosted the Copa América for the second time in its 38th edition. It was held from June 11 to 29. It was organized by CONMEBOL, South America's football governing body.

1997 Copa América
1997 Copa América logo.svg
Tournament details
Host countryBolivia
DatesJune 11 – 29
Teams12 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s)5 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Brazil (5th title)
Runners-up Bolivia
Third place Mexico
Fourth place Peru
Tournament statistics
Matches played26
Goals scored67 (2.58 per match)
Top scorer(s)Mexico Luis Hernández
(6 goals)
Best player(s)Brazil Ronaldo[1]
1995
1999

There is no qualifying for the final tournament. All South American countries (10 countries) participate, along with two more invited countries, making a total of 12 teams competing in the tournament.

In the 1997 edition, Costa Rica and Mexico were the invitees.

The tournament was won by Brazil, who became the first team to hold the Copa América and the World Cup at the same time, a feat they would repeat in 2004.

Contents

VenuesEdit

SquadsEdit

For a complete list of participating squads: 1997 Copa América squads

Match officialsEdit

First roundEdit

The teams were divided into three groups of four teams each. The formation of the groups was made by CONMEBOL, in a public drawing of lots that took place on December 17, 1996.

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
  Ecuador 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7
  Argentina 3 1 2 0 3 1 +2 5
  Paraguay 3 1 1 1 2 3 −1 4
  Chile 3 0 0 3 1 5 −4 0

Paraguay  1–0  Chile
Acuña   28'

Argentina  2–0  Chile
Berti   83'
Gallardo   87'

Paraguay  0–2  Ecuador
Sánchez   71'
Graziani   86'

Ecuador  2–1  Chile
Graziani   32'
Gavica   55'
Vergara   52'

Paraguay  1–1  Argentina
Chilavert   73' (pen.) Gallardo   90' (pen.)

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Bolivia 3 3 0 0 4 0 +4 9
  Peru 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1 6
  Uruguay 3 1 0 2 2 2 0 3
  Venezuela 3 0 0 3 0 5 −5 0
Bolivia  1–0  Venezuela
Coimbra   60'

Peru  1–0  Uruguay
Hidalgo   75'

Uruguay  2–0  Venezuela
Recoba   19'
Saralegui   47'

Bolivia  2–0  Peru
Etcheverry   45'
Baldivieso   50'

Peru  2–0  Venezuela
Cominges   13'59'

Bolivia  1–0  Uruguay
Baldivieso   29'

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Brazil 3 3 0 0 10 2 +8 9
  Mexico 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4
  Colombia 3 1 0 2 5 5 0 3
  Costa Rica 3 0 1 2 2 10 −8 1
Brazil  5–0  Costa Rica
Djalminha   20'
González   34' (o.g.)
Ronaldo   47'54'
Romário   60'

Colombia  1–2  Mexico
Ricard   58' Hernández   7'11'

Brazil  3–2  Mexico
Aldair   47'
Romero   59' (o.g.)
Leonardo   77'
Hernández   13'31'

Colombia  4–1  Costa Rica
Morantes   13'23'
Cabrera   62' (pen.)
Aristizábal   78'
Wright   66'

Brazil  2–0  Colombia
Dunga   11'
Edmundo   67'

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 best third-placed teams advanced to the quarter-finals.

Group Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
A   Paraguay 3 1 1 1 2 3 −1 4
C   Colombia 3 1 0 2 5 5 0 3
B   Uruguay 3 1 0 2 2 2 0 3

Quarter-finalsEdit

Peru  2–1  Argentina
Carazas   30'
Hidalgo   61'
Gallardo   66' (pen.)

Bolivia  2–1  Colombia
Etcheverry   3'
Sánchez   24'
Gaviria   57'


Brazil  2–0  Paraguay
Ronaldo   9'34'

Semi-finalsEdit

Bolivia  3–1  Mexico
E. Sánchez   27'
R. Castillo   39'
Moreno   79'
Ramírez   4'

Peru  0–7  Brazil
Denílson   1'
Conceição   28'
Romário   36'49'
Leonardo   45'55'
Djalminha   77'

Third-place matchEdit

Mexico  1–0  Peru
Hernández   82'

FinalEdit

Bolivia  1–3  Brazil
E. Sánchez   45' Denilson   40'
Ronaldo   79'
Zé Roberto   90'

ResultEdit

 1997 Copa América Champions 
 
Brazil
Fifth title

GoalscorersEdit

Final positionsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Eff
1   Brazil 6 6 0 0 22 3 +19 18 100%
2   Bolivia 6 5 0 1 10 5 +5 15 83.5%
3   Mexico 6 2 2 2 8 9 −1 8 44.4%
4   Peru 6 3 0 3 5 11 −6 9 50%
Eliminated in the Quarterfinals
5   Ecuador 4 2 2 0 5 2 +3 8 66.7%
6   Argentina 4 1 2 1 4 3 +1 5 41.7%
7   Paraguay 4 1 1 2 2 5 −3 4 33.3%
8   Colombia 4 1 0 3 6 7 −1 3 25%
Eliminated in the First Stage
9   Uruguay 3 1 0 2 2 2 0 3 33.3%
10   Costa Rica 3 0 1 2 2 10 −8 1 11.1%
11   Chile 3 0 0 3 1 5 −4 0 0%
12   Venezuela 3 0 0 3 0 5 −5 0 0%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Copa América Best Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 30 October 2015.

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