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The 1999 Copa América was a football tournament held in Paraguay, from June 29 to July 18. It was organized by CONMEBOL, South America's football governing body.

1999 Copa América
1999 Copa América logo.svg
Tournament details
Host countryParaguay
DatesJune 29 – July 18
Teams12 (from 3 confederations)
Venue(s)5 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Brazil (6th title)
Runners-up Uruguay
Third place Mexico
Fourth place Chile
Tournament statistics
Matches played26
Goals scored74 (2.85 per match)
Top scorer(s)Brazil Ronaldo
Brazil Rivaldo
(5 goals each)
Best player(s)Brazil Rivaldo[1]
1997
2001

Due to the low number of entrants, there is no qualifying for the final tournament. Japan became the first non-American team to participate. Uruguay sent a youth team.

Contents

Competing nationsEdit

As with previous tournaments, all ten members of CONMEBOL participated in the competition. In order to bring the number of competing teams to twelve, CONMEBOL invited Mexico (accepting their fourth invitation) from the CONCACAF and Japan from the AFC.

VenuesEdit

A total of four host cities hosted the tournament. The opening and final game were hosted by Estadio Defensores del Chaco.

Pedro Juan Caballero
Monumental Río Parapití
Capacity: 30,000
 
Ciudad del Este
Estadio Antonio Oddone Sarubbi
Capacity: 28,000
 
Asunción Luque
Estadio Defensores del Chaco Estadio General Pablo Rojas Estadio Feliciano Cáceres
Capacity: 36,000 Capacity: 32,910 Capacity: 25,000
     

SquadsEdit

For a complete list of participating squads: 1999 Copa América squads

Venue selectionEdit

Paraguay was chosen to be the venue by defeating Colombia by seven votes to three.

Group stageEdit

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.

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
  Paraguay 3 2 1 0 5 0 +5 7
  Peru 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
  Bolivia 3 0 2 1 1 2 −1 2
  Japan 3 0 1 2 3 8 −5 1
Peru  3–2  Japan
Soto   70'
Holsen   74'81'
Lopes   6'
Miura   77'

Paraguay  4–0  Japan
Benítez   18'62'
Santa Cruz   40'86'

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Brazil 3 3 0 0 10 1 +9 9
  Mexico 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6
  Chile 3 1 0 2 3 2 +1 3
  Venezuela 3 0 0 3 1 13 −12 0
Brazil  7–0  Venezuela
Ronaldo   28'62'
Emerson   40'
Amoroso   54'81'
Ronaldinho   74'
Rivaldo   82'
Report


Suspended at 85th minute because of fog.

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Colombia 3 3 0 0 6 1 +5 9
  Argentina 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 6
  Uruguay 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
  Ecuador 3 0 0 3 3 7 −4 0
Argentina  3–1  Ecuador
Simeone   12'
Palermo   55'61'
Kaviedes   77'

Argentina  0–3  Colombia
Córdoba   10' (pen.)
Congo   79'
Montaño   87'

In this match Martín Palermo missed 3 penalties, one was saved by Miguel Calero. Colombia were also awarded two penalties, they scored one and missed one. So from a total of 5 penalties in this game, 4 were missed.

Uruguay  2–1  Ecuador
Zalayeta   72'74' Kaviedes   78'

Colombia  2–1  Ecuador
Morantes   37'
Ricard   39'
Graziani   50'

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
B   Chile 3 1 0 2 3 2 +1 3
C   Uruguay 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
A   Bolivia 3 0 2 1 1 2 −1 2

Knockout stageEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
10 July – Asunción
 
 
  Paraguay 1 (3)
 
13 July – Asunción
 
  Uruguay 1 (5)
 
  Uruguay 1 (5)
 
11 July – Luque
 
  Chile 1 (3)
 
  Colombia 2
 
18 July – Asunción
 
  Chile 3
 
  Uruguay 0
 
10 July – Asunción
 
  Brazil 3
 
  Peru 3 (2)
 
14 July – Ciudad del Este
 
  Mexico 3 (4)
 
  Mexico 0
 
11 July – Ciudad del Este
 
  Brazil 2 Third place
 
  Brazil 2
 
17 July – Asunción
 
  Argentina 1
 
  Chile 1
 
 
  Mexico 2
 

Quarter-finalsEdit

Mexico  3–3  Peru
Hernández   28'33' (pen.)
Torrado   87'
Palacios   6'
Pereda   15'
Solano   40'
Penalties
Suárez  
Terrazas  
R. García  
Zepeda  
4–2   Solano
  Jor. Soto
  Jos. Soto
  Reynoso


Chile  3–2  Colombia
Reyes   25'50'
Zamorano   65'
Bolaño   7'
Bonilla   35'

Semi-finalsEdit


Third-place matchEdit

Chile  1–2  Mexico
Palacios   81' Report Palencia   26'
Zepeda   87'

FinalEdit

Brazil  3–0  Uruguay
Rivaldo   20'27'
Ronaldo   46'
Report

ResultEdit

 1999 Copa América Champions 
 
Brazil
Sixth title

Goal scorersEdit

Final positionsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Eff
1   Brazil 6 6 0 0 17 2 +15 18 100.0%
2   Uruguay 6 1 2 3 4 9 −5 5 27.8%
3   Mexico 6 3 1 2 10 9 +1 10 55.6%
4   Chile 6 2 1 3 8 7 +1 7 38.9%
Eliminated in the Quarterfinals
5   Colombia 4 3 0 1 8 4 +4 9 75.0%
6   Paraguay 4 2 2 0 6 1 +5 8 66.7%
7   Peru 4 2 1 1 7 6 +1 7 58.3%
8   Argentina 4 2 0 2 6 6 0 6 50.0%
Eliminated in the First Stage
9   Bolivia 3 0 2 1 1 2 −1 2 22.2%
10   Japan 3 0 1 2 3 8 −5 1 11.1%
11   Ecuador 3 0 0 3 3 7 −4 0 0.0%
12   Venezuela 3 0 0 3 1 13 −12 0 0.0%

MarketingEdit

SponsorshipEdit

Global platinum sponsor

Global gold sponsor

Local suppliers

Theme songEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

External linksEdit