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The 2001 Copa América was held in Colombia, from 11 to 29 July. It was organised by CONMEBOL, South America's football governing body. Colombia won the tournament for the 1st time without conceding a goal.[2]

2001 Copa América
Copa América 2001 official logo.png
Official logo
Tournament details
Host countryColombia
Dates11–29 July
Teams12 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s)7 (in 7 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Colombia (1st title)
Runners-up Mexico
Third place Honduras
Fourth place Uruguay
Tournament statistics
Matches played26
Goals scored60 (2.31 per match)
Top scorer(s)Colombia Víctor Aristizábal
(6 goals)
Best player(s)Honduras Amado Guevara[1]
1999
2004

Brazil were the defending champions who were knocked out from the tournament by Honduras after suffering a 0-2 defeat in the quarter final.[3]

There is no qualifying for the final tournament. CONMEBOL's ten South American countries participate, along with two more invited countries, making a total of twelve teams competing in the tournament. Originally, Mexico and CONCACAF Champions Canada were invited.

Prior to the tournament, three meetings were held by CONMEBOL authorities who were concerned about potential security issues in Colombia. On 1 July they announced the cancellation of the tournament.[4][5] Venezuela offered to host the competition, but on 6 July CONMEBOL decided to reinstate the plans for Colombia, and the tournament was held on schedule.

When the tournament was originally cancelled, Canada disbanded its training camp and Canadian players returned to their club teams. The Canadian Soccer Association announced they would not be able to participate in the reinstated tournament. With only a few days notice, Costa Rica (CONCACAF) accepted an invite to take Canada's spot in the tournament. The Costa Ricans advanced to the knockout stage, losing in the quarterfinals.

Complaining about the sudden reversal, and claiming that Argentine players had received death threats from terrorist groups, the Argentine Football Association decided to withdraw from the competition on 10 July, in spite of Colombian authorities proposing to implement additional protection measures.[5] With the tournament starting the next day, Honduras (CONCACAF) were invited, arriving with barely enough players on 13 July in an airplane provided by the Colombian Air Force, after the tournament started and just a few hours before its first game. The Hondurans performed well through the tournament, finishing in third place.

Despite the pre-tournament concerns, there were no incidents of violence nor acts of assault towards any of the participating nations.

VenuesEdit

SquadsEdit

For a complete list of participating squads: 2001 Copa América squads

First roundEdit

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners, runners-up, and best two third-placed teams advance to the quarter-finals

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.

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Colombia 3 3 0 0 5 0 +5 9
  Chile 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6
  Ecuador 3 1 0 2 5 5 0 3
  Venezuela 3 0 0 3 0 7 −7 0
Ecuador  1–4  Chile
Chalá   52' Navia   29'
Montecinos   72'90'
Corrales   84'

Colombia  2–0  Venezuela
Grisales   15'
Aristizábal   59' (pen.)

Chile  1–0  Venezuela
Montecinos   78'

Colombia  1–0  Ecuador
Aristizábal   29'

Ecuador  4–0  Venezuela
Delgado   19'63'
Fernández   29'
Méndez   60'

Colombia  2–0  Chile
Aristizábal   10' (pen.)
Arriaga   90'

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Brazil 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6
  Mexico 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 4
  Peru 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 4
  Paraguay 3 0 2 1 4 6 −2 2
Peru  3–3  Paraguay
Lobatón   16'
Pajuelo   57'
Del Solar   72'
Ferreira   23'64'
Garay   90'

Brazil  0–1  Mexico
Borgetti   5'

Brazil  2–0  Peru
Guilherme   9'
Denílson   85'

Paraguay  0–0  Mexico

Peru  1–0  Mexico
Holsen   48'

Brazil  3–1  Paraguay
Alex   60'
Belletti   89'
Denílson   90'
Alvarenga   11' (pen.)

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Costa Rica 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5 7
  Honduras 3 2 0 1 3 1 +2 6
  Uruguay 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
  Bolivia 3 0 0 3 0 7 −7 0
Bolivia  0–1  Uruguay
Chevantón   60'

Honduras  0–1  Costa Rica
Wanchope   63'


Honduras  2–0  Bolivia
Guevara   53'68'

Bolivia  0–4  Costa Rica
Wanchope   45'71'
Bryce   63'
Fonseca   84'

Honduras  1–0  Uruguay
Guevara   86'

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
C   Uruguay 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
B   Peru 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 4
A   Ecuador 3 1 0 2 5 5 0 3

Knockout stageEdit

 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
 
          
 
22 July – Pereira
 
 
  Chile 0
 
25 July – Pereira
 
  Mexico 2
 
  Mexico 2
 
22 July – Armenia
 
  Uruguay 1
 
  Uruguay 2
 
29 July – Bogotá
 
  Costa Rica 1
 
  Mexico 0
 
23 July – Manizales
 
  Colombia 1
 
  Brazil 0
 
26 July – Manizales
 
  Honduras 2
 
  Honduras 0
 
23 July – Armenia
 
  Colombia 2 Third Place
 
  Colombia 3
 
29 July – Bogotá
 
  Peru 0
 
  Uruguay 2 (4)
 
 
  Honduras 2 (5)
 

QuarterfinalsEdit

Chile  0–2  Mexico
Arellano   17'
Osorno   78'

Uruguay  2–1  Costa Rica
Lemos   61' (pen.)
Lima   87'
Wanchope   52'
Attendance: 29,000[13]

Brazil  0–2  Honduras
Martínez   57'90+4'

Colombia  3–0  Peru
Aristizábal   50'69'
Hernández   66'

SemifinalsEdit

Mexico  2–1  Uruguay
Borgetti   14'
García Aspe   67' (pen.)
R. Morales   32'

Colombia  2–0  Honduras
Bedoya   6'
Aristizábal   63'

Third-place matchEdit

Uruguay  2–2  Honduras
Bizera   22'
Martínez   45'
Martínez   14'
Izaguirre   42'
Penalties
Sorondo  
Gutiérrez  
Rodríguez  
Lemos  
Olivera  
4–5   Pineda
  Martínez
  García
  Medina
  Izaguirre

FinalEdit

Colombia  1–0  Mexico
I. Córdoba   65' Report

ResultEdit

 2001 Copa América Champions 
 
Colombia
1st title

Goal scorersEdit

Final positionsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Eff
1   Colombia 6 6 0 0 11 0 +11 18 100.0%
2   Mexico 6 3 1 2 5 3 +2 10 55.6%
3   Honduras 6 3 1 2 7 5 +2 10 55.6%
4   Uruguay 6 2 2 2 7 7 0 8 44.4%
Eliminated in the Quarterfinals
5   Costa Rica 4 2 1 1 7 3 +4 7 58.3%
6   Brazil 4 2 0 2 5 4 +1 6 50.0%
7   Chile 4 2 0 2 5 5 0 6 50.0%
8   Peru 4 1 1 2 4 8 −4 4 33.3%
Eliminated in the First Stage
9   Ecuador 3 1 0 2 5 5 0 3 33.3%
10   Paraguay 3 0 2 1 4 6 −2 2 22.2%
11   Bolivia 3 0 0 3 0 7 −7 0 0.0%
12   Venezuela 3 0 0 3 0 7 −7 0 0.0%

MarketingEdit

SponsorshipEdit

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Global gold sponsor:

Local Supplier

Theme songEdit

  • "Irresistible" by American singer Jessica Simpson was the official theme song for the tournament. CONMEBOL chose the song to introduce the tournament to a younger audience. The song was a hit single in South America at the time.
  • "Bulería by Spanish Singer David Bisbal for Univision coverage for Copa América 2001

ReferencesEdit

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  5. ^ a b Steven Scragg (16 February 2015). "Honduras' Legendary Copa América Odyssey". These Football Times. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
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