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The 2018 Copa América Femenina was the eighth edition of the CONMEBOL Copa América Femenina (also referred to as the Copa América Femenina), the quadrennial international football competition for women's national teams in South America affiliated with CONMEBOL. The tournament was played between 4 and 22 April 2018 in Chile.[1]

2018 Copa América Femenina
CONMEBOL Copa América Femenina
Chile 2018
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Tournament details
Host countryChile
Dates4–22 April
Teams10 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Brazil (7th title)
Runners-up Chile
Third place Argentina
Fourth place Colombia
Tournament statistics
Matches played26
Goals scored99 (3.81 per match)
Top scorer(s)Colombia Catalina Usme (9 goals)
Fair play award Chile
2014
2022

The tournament provided two direct qualifying places and a play-off place (against the fourth-placed team from CONCACAF) for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France,[2] one direct qualifying place and a play-off place (against the second-placed team from CAF) for the 2020 Summer Olympic women's football tournament in Japan,[3] and three (teams finishing third to fifth) for the 2019 Pan American Games women's football tournament in Lima, besides Peru who qualified automatically as hosts.[4][5]

Brazil defended successfully their title winning all their matches. It was their seventh Copa América Femenina title.[6]

Contents

Host selectionEdit

Chile were named hosts in April 2017.[5] Dates were announced on 21 July 2017.[7]

TeamsEdit

All ten CONMEBOL member national teams entered the tournament.

Team Appearance Previous best performance FIFA ranking
at start of event[8]
  Argentina 7th Champions (2006) 37
  Bolivia 7th Fifth place (1995) 84
  Brazil (holders) 8th Champions (1991, 1995, 1998, 2003, 2010, 2014) 8
  Chile (hosts) 8th Runners-up (1991) 40
  Colombia 6th Runners-up (2010, 2014) 24
  Ecuador 7th Third place (2014) Not ranked
  Paraguay 6th Fourth place (2006) 50
  Peru 6th Third place (1998) 59
  Uruguay 6th Third place (2006) 68
  Venezuela 7th Third place (1991) 64

VenuesEdit

On 25 October 2017, the ANFP announced that 3 cities would host the tournament, all of them within the Coquimbo Region.[9][10]

On 28 March 2018, CONMEBOL announced that the city of Ovalle would no longer host matches, and matches originally to be played at Estadio Diaguita on 8 and 11 April would be moved to La Serena and Coquimbo respectively.[11]

La Serena Coquimbo
Estadio La Portada Estadio Municipal Francisco Sánchez Rumoroso
Capacity: 18,243 Capacity: 18,750
   

DrawEdit

The draw of the tournament was held on 1 March 2018, 13:00 CLST (UTC−3), at the ANFP Auditorium in Santiago, Chile.[12] The ten teams were drawn into two groups of five teams. The hosts Chile and the defending champions Brazil were seeded into Groups A and B respectively, while the remaining teams were placed into four "pairing pots" according to their results in the 2014 Copa América Femenina.[13]

Seeds Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4
  Chile (Group A)
  Brazil (Group B)
  Colombia
  Ecuador
  Argentina
  Paraguay
  Uruguay
  Venezuela
  Peru
  Bolivia

SquadsEdit

Each team could register a maximum of 22 players (three of whom must be goalkeepers).[14]

Match officialsEdit

A total of 12 referees and 20 assistant referees were selected for the tournament.[15]

First stageEdit

In the first stage, the teams were ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss). If tied on points, tiebreakers would be applied in the following order (Regulations Article 18.1):[14]

  1. Goal difference;
  2. Goals scored;
  3. Head-to-head result in games between tied teams;
  4. Drawing of lots.

The top two teams of each group advanced to the final stage.

All times are local, CLST (UTC−3).[16]

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Colombia 4 3 1 0 16 2 +14 10 Final stage
2   Chile (H) 4 2 2 0 8 2 +6 8
3   Paraguay 4 2 1 1 7 7 0 7 2019 Pan American Games
4   Uruguay 4 0 1 3 2 11 −9 1
5   Peru 4 0 1 3 1 12 −11 1
Source: CONMEBOL
Rules for classification: First stage tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Colombia  7–0  Uruguay
Report
Referee: Emikar Calderas (Venezuela)
Chile  1–1  Paraguay
Report
Referee: Susana Corella (Ecuador)

Paraguay  3–0  Peru
Report
Referee: Sirley Cornejo (Bolivia)
Chile  1–1  Colombia
Report
Referee: Edina Alves (Brazil)

Uruguay  1–1  Peru
Report
Colombia  5–1  Paraguay
Report
Referee: María Laura Fortunato (Argentina)

Colombia  3–0  Peru
Report
Referee: Sirley Cornejo (Bolivia)
Chile  1–0  Uruguay
Report
Referee: María Laura Fortunato (Argentina)

Paraguay  2–1  Uruguay
Report
Referee: Edina Alves (Brazil)
Peru  0–5  Chile
Report
Referee: Emikar Calderas (Venezuela)

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Brazil 4 4 0 0 22 1 +21 12 Final stage
2   Argentina 4 3 0 1 12 6 +6 9
3   Venezuela 4 2 0 2 9 6 +3 6
4   Bolivia 4 1 0 3 1 18 −17 3
5   Ecuador 4 0 0 4 3 16 −13 0
Source: CONMEBOL
Rules for classification: First stage tiebreakers
Ecuador  0–1  Venezuela
Report
Brazil  3–1  Argentina
Report

Argentina  3–0  Bolivia
Report
Brazil  8–0  Ecuador
Report

Venezuela  8–0  Bolivia
Report
Ecuador  3–6  Argentina
Report

Ecuador  0–1  Bolivia
Report
Brazil  4–0  Venezuela
Report

Argentina  2–0  Venezuela
Report
Bolivia  0–7  Brazil
Report

Ranking of group third placeEdit

The overall fifth-placed team in the first stage qualified for the 2019 Pan American Games.

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 A   Paraguay 4 2 1 1 7 7 0 7 2019 Pan American Games
2 B   Venezuela 4 2 0 2 9 6 +3 6
Source: CONMEBOL

Final stageEdit

In the final stage, the teams were ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss). If tied on points, tiebreakers would be applied in the following order, taking into account only matches in the final stage (Regulations Article 18.2):[14]

  1. Goal difference;
  2. Goals scored;
  3. Head-to-head result in games between tied teams;
  4. Fair play points (first yellow card: minus 1 point; second yellow card / red card: minus 3 points; direct red card: minus 4 points; yellow card and direct red card: minus 5 points);
  5. Drawing of lots.
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Brazil 3 3 0 0 9 1 +8 9 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup and 2020 Summer Olympics
2   Chile (H) 3 1 1 1 5 3 +2 4 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup and Olympic CAF–CONMEBOL play-off
3   Argentina 3 1 0 2 3 8 −5 3 World Cup CONCACAF–CONMEBOL play-off and 2019 Pan American Games
4   Colombia 3 0 1 2 1 6 −5 1 2019 Pan American Games
Source: CONMEBOL
Rules for classification: Final stage tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Colombia  1–3  Argentina
Report
Referee: Emikar Calderas (Venezuela)
Brazil  3–1  Chile
Report
Referee: Olga Miranda (Paraguay)

Brazil  3–0  Argentina
Report
Referee: Susana Corella (Ecuador)
Colombia  0–0  Chile
Report

Chile  4–0  Argentina
Report
Referee: Emikar Calderas (Venezuela)
Brazil  3–0  Colombia
Report
Referee: Sirley Cornejo (Bolivia)

GoalscorersEdit

AwardsEdit

 2018 Copa América Femenina Winners 
 
Brazil
Seventh title

Qualification for international tournamentsEdit

Qualified teams for FIFA Women's World CupEdit

The following three teams from CONMEBOL qualified for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. Argentina qualified by winning the play-off against the 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship fourth-placed team, Panama.

Team Qualified on Previous appearances in FIFA Women's World Cup1
  Brazil 19 April 2018[17] 7 (1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015)
  Chile 22 April 2018[18] 0 (debut)
  Argentina 13 November 2018[19] 2 (2003, 2007)
1 Bold indicates champions for that year. Italic indicates hosts for that year.

Qualified teams for Summer OlympicsEdit

The following team from CONMEBOL qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympic women's football tournament. Chile will qualify if they win the play-off against the 2020 CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament second-placed team.

Team Qualified on Previous appearances in Summer Olympics2
  Brazil 22 April 2018[18] 6 (1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
2 Bold indicates champions for that year. Italic indicates hosts for that year.

Qualified teams for Pan American GamesEdit

The following four teams from CONMEBOL qualified for the 2019 Pan American Games women's football tournament, including Peru which qualified as hosts.

Team Qualified on Previous appearances in Pan American Games3
  Peru 11 October 2013 0 (debut)
  Paraguay 13 April 2018 1 (2007)
  Argentina 22 April 2018 4 (2003, 2007, 2011, 2015)
  Colombia 22 April 2018 2 (2011, 2015)
3 Bold indicates champions for that year. Italic indicates hosts for that year.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Paraguay, Chile, Ecuador y Argentina realizarán torneos sudamericanos femeninos". CONMEBOL.com. 25 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Circular #1565 - FIFA women's tournaments 2018-2019" (PDF). FIFA.com. 11 November 2016.
  3. ^ "OC for FIFA Competitions approves procedures for the Final Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup". FIFA.com. 14 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Qualification System manual" (PDF). www.panamsports.org/. Pan American Sports Organization. 25 April 2018. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  5. ^ a b 13, Tele. "[VIDEO] ANFP anuncia que Chile albergará la Copa América femenina en 2018".
  6. ^ "Brasil alcanza su séptimo título de campeón de Copa América femenina". CONMEBOL.com. 22 April 2018.
  7. ^ "La Copa América Femenina se celebrará del 4 al 22 de abril". CONMEBOL.com. 21 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Women's Ranking – 23 March 2018 (CONMEBOL)". FIFA.com.
  9. ^ "¡En abril, la #CopaAmericaFemenina Chile 2018 se tomará la IV Región! La Serena, Coquimbo y Ovalle son las sedes oficiales del torneo" [On April, the Copa América Femenina Chile 2018 will take over the IV Region! La Serena, Coquimbo and Ovalle will be the official host cities of the tournament]. @ANFPChile (in Spanish). Twitter. 25 October 2017. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
  10. ^ "Oficializan la Copa América Femenina - Chile 2018: La Serena, Ovalle y Coquimbo serán las sedes". CONMEBOL.com. 26 October 2017.
  11. ^ "Cambios de sedes en la CONMEBOL Copa América Femenina". CONMEBOL.com. 4 April 2018.
  12. ^ "El 1º de marzo se sortea la Copa América Femenina – Chile 2018" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL. 21 February 2018. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  13. ^ "La Copa América Femenina 2018 ya se empieza a palpitar". CONMEBOL.com. 1 March 2018.
  14. ^ a b c "Reglamento – Copa América Femenina Chile 2018" (PDF). CONMEBOL.com.
  15. ^ "Lista de árbitras convocadas - (CA-CH2018)" (PDF). CONMEBOL.com.
  16. ^ "Nota y Fixture" (PDF). CONMEBOL.com.
  17. ^ "Brazil win ticket to France with room to spare". FIFA.com. 20 April 2018.
  18. ^ a b "Chile qualify for maiden Women's World Cup". FIFA.com. 23 April 2018.
  19. ^ "Argentina outlast Panama to end Women's World Cup drought". FIFA.com. 14 November 2018.

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