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Group C of the Copa América Centenario consisted of Mexico, Uruguay, Jamaica, and Venezuela. Matches began on 5 June and ended on 13 June 2016. All times are EDT (UTC−4).

Mexico and Venezuela advanced to the quarter-finals.

TeamsEdit

Draw position Team Confederation Method of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
FIFA Rankings
December 2015[nb 1] June 2016
C1 (seed)   Mexico CONCACAF Automatic qualifier 10th 2015 Runners-up (1993 and 2001) 22 16
C2   Uruguay CONMEBOL Automatic qualifier 43rd 2015 Winners (Fifteen times) 11 9
C3   Jamaica CONCACAF 2014 Caribbean Cup champions 2nd 2015 Group stage (2015) 54 46
C4   Venezuela CONMEBOL Automatic qualifier 17th 2015 Fourth place (2011) 83 77
Notes
  1. ^ The rankings of December 2015 were used for seeding for the final draw, except for certain cases.

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Mexico 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7 Advance to knockout stage
2   Venezuela 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2 7
3   Uruguay 3 1 0 2 4 4 0 3
4   Jamaica 3 0 0 3 0 6 −6 0
Source: CONMEBOL & CONCACAF
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

In the quarter-finals:

  • The winner of Group C, Mexico, advanced to play the runner-up of Group D, Chile.
  • The runner-up of Group C, Venezuela, advanced to play the winner of Group D, Argentina.

MatchesEdit

Jamaica vs VenezuelaEdit

The two teams had met in six previous occasions, all of them being friendlies. Their last encounter was on 27 March 2015 at the Montego Bay Sports Complex, which Jamaica won 2–1.

Jamaica  0–1  Venezuela
Report (CONMEBOL)
Report (CONCACAF)
Attendance: 25,560[1]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jamaica
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Venezuela
GK 1 Andre Blake
RB 15 Je-Vaughn Watson   88'
CB 19 Adrian Mariappa (c)   90+2'
CB 21 Jermaine Taylor
LB 20 Kemar Lawrence   40'
RM 22 Garath McCleary
CM 10 Jobi McAnuff
CM 3 Michael Hector   20'   77'
LM 17 Rodolph Austin   24'
CF 8 Clayton Donaldson
CF 9 Giles Barnes
Substitutions:
DF 4 Wes Morgan   40'
MF 16 Lee Williamson   77'
MF 12 Michael Binns   88'
Manager:
  Winfried Schäfer   46'
 
GK 12 Dani Hernández
RB 16 Roberto Rosales
CB 2 Wilker Ángel
CB 4 Oswaldo Vizcarrondo   75'
LB 20 Rolf Feltscher
RM 15 Alejandro Guerra   90+1'
CM 8 Tomás Rincón (c)
CM 5 Arquímedes Figuera   45+2'
LM 13 Luis Manuel Seijas   86'
CF 9 Salomón Rondón
CF 17 Josef Martínez   77'
Substitutions:
MF 18 Adalberto Peñaranda   77'
MF 10 Rómulo Otero   86'
DF 21 Alexander González   90+1'
Manager:
Rafael Dudamel

Man of the Match:[2]
Josef Martínez (Venezuela)

Assistant referees:[3]
Jorge Yupanqui (Peru)
Coty Carrera (Peru)
Fourth official:[3]
Wilmar Roldán (Colombia)
Fifth official:[3]
Javier Bustillos (Bolivia)

Mexico vs UruguayEdit

The two teams had met in nineteen previous encounters, the latest being a 2011 Copa América group stage match won by Uruguay with a lone goal by Álvaro Pereira.

Before the game, the stadium played the Chilean national anthem instead that of Uruguay. Tournament organisers later apologised for the incident.[4]

Mexico  3–1  Uruguay
Report (CONMEBOL)
Report (CONCACAF)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mexico
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Uruguay
GK 12 Alfredo Talavera
RB 7 Miguel Layún
CB 2 Néstor Araujo
CB 5 Diego Reyes
LB 15 Héctor Moreno
CM 16 Héctor Herrera
CM 4 Rafael Márquez (c)
CM 18 Andrés Guardado   26'   73'
RW 11 Javier Aquino   55'
CF 14 Javier Hernández   83'
LW 10 Jesús Manuel Corona   61'
Substitutions:
FW 8 Hirving Lozano   55'
MF 20 Jesús Dueñas   61'
FW 9 Raúl Jiménez   90+3'   83'
Manager:
  Juan Carlos Osorio
 
GK 1 Fernando Muslera
RB 16 Maxi Pereira   68'
CB 2 José Maria Giménez   60'
CB 3 Diego Godín (c)   84'
LB 6 Álvaro Pereira
RM 5 Carlos Sánchez   84'
CM 17 Egidio Arévalo Ríos
CM 15 Matías Vecino   28'   45'
LM 14 Nicolás Lodeiro   46'
CF 22 Diego Rolán   60'
CF 21 Edinson Cavani
Substitutions:
MF 20 Álvaro González   46'
FW 8 Abel Hernández   60'
MF 10 Gastón Ramírez   84'
Manager:
Óscar Tabárez

Man of the Match:[6]
Rafael Márquez (Mexico)

Assistant referees:[3]
Eduardo Cardozo (Paraguay)
Milciades Saldívar (Paraguay)
Fourth official:[3]
Gery Vargas (Bolivia)
Fifth official:[3]
Darío Gaona (Paraguay)

Uruguay vs VenezuelaEdit

The two teams had met in twenty-eight previous occasions, the latest being a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying match held at the Polideportivo Cachamay in Puerto Guayana in 2013, won by Uruguay with a lone goal scored by Edinson Cavani. Their last Copa América meeting was a 4–1 win for Uruguay in the quarterfinals of the 2007 edition.

Uruguay  0–1  Venezuela
Report (CONMEBOL)
Report (CONCACAF)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Uruguay
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Venezuela
GK 1 Fernando Muslera
RB 16 Maxi Pereira
CB 2 José Maria Giménez
CB 3 Diego Godín (c)
LB 19 Gastón Silva
RM 5 Carlos Sánchez   80'
CM 17 Egidio Arévalo Ríos
CM 20 Álvaro González   78'
LM 10 Gastón Ramírez   74'
CF 11 Cristhian Stuani
CF 21 Edinson Cavani
Substitutions:
FW 22 Diego Rolán   74'
MF 14 Nicolás Lodeiro   78'
DF 18 Mathías Corujo   80'
Manager:
Óscar Tabárez
 
GK 12 Dani Hernández
RB 16 Roberto Rosales   8'
CB 2 Wilker Ángel
CB 4 Oswaldo Vizcarrondo
LB 20 Rolf Feltscher
RM 15 Alejandro Guerra
CM 8 Tomás Rincón (c)
CM 5 Arquímedes Figuera   42'   79'
LM 18 Adalberto Peñaranda
CF 9 Salomón Rondón   78'
CF 17 Josef Martínez   16'
Substitutions:
DF 21 Alexander González   8'
MF 13 Luis Manuel Seijas   86'   78'
MF 10 Rómulo Otero   79'
Manager:
Rafael Dudamel

Man of the Match:[8]
Salomón Rondón (Venezuela)

Assistant referees:[3]
Ezequiel Brailovsky (Argentina)
Ariel Scime (Argentina)
Fourth official:[3]
Roddy Zambrano (Ecuador)
Fifth official:[3]
Luis Vera (Ecuador)

Mexico vs JamaicaEdit

The two teams had met in eighteen previous occasions, the latest being the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final, won by Mexico 3–1. This marked the first time both teams faced each other in a competitive match outside of CONCACAF official competitions.

Mexico  2–0  Jamaica
Report (CONMEBOL)
Report (CONCACAF)
Attendance: 83,263[9]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mexico
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jamaica
GK 13 Guillermo Ochoa
CB 2 Néstor Araujo
CB 15 Héctor Moreno
CB 3 Yasser Corona
DM 4 Rafael Márquez (c)
RM 16 Héctor Herrera
AM 20 Jesús Dueñas   72'
LM 7 Miguel Layún
RW 9 Raúl Jiménez
CF 14 Javier Hernández   77'
LW 10 Jesús Manuel Corona   63'
Substitutions:
FW 8 Hirving Lozano   63'
MF 23 Jesús Molina   72'
FW 19 Oribe Peralta   77'
Manager:
  Juan Carlos Osorio
 
GK 1 Andre Blake
RB 15 Je-Vaughn Watson   28'
CB 19 Adrian Mariappa (c)
CB 4 Wes Morgan
LB 21 Jermaine Taylor
RM 22 Garath McCleary
CM 3 Michael Hector
CM 16 Lee Williamson   77'
LM 10 Jobi McAnuff   62'
CF 8 Clayton Donaldson
CF 9 Giles Barnes
Substitutions:
MF 12 Michael Binns   62'
FW 6 Dever Orgill   77'
Manager:
Miguel Coley

Man of the Match:[10]
Javier Hernández (Mexico)

Assistant referees:[3]
Gustavo Rossi (Argentina)
John Alexander León (Colombia)
Fourth official:[3]
Ricardo Montero (Costa Rica)
Fifth official:[3]
Octavio Jara (Costa Rica)

Mexico vs VenezuelaEdit

The two teams had met in ten previous occasions, the latest being a friendly played in 2012, which Mexico won 3–1. The friendly was held at the NRG Stadium, the same venue of this Copa América Centenario encounter. Their last Copa América meeting was a 1999 group stage match, also won by Mexico 3–1.

Mexico  1–1  Venezuela
Report (CONMEBOL)
Report (CONCACAF)
Attendance: 67,319[11]
Referee: Yadel Martínez (Cuba)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mexico
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Venezuela
GK 1 José de Jesús Corona
RB 22 Paul Aguilar
CB 5 Diego Reyes
CB 15 Héctor Moreno
LB 6 Jorge Torres Nilo   46'
CM 16 Héctor Herrera   45+1'
CM 23 Jesús Molina   59'   68'
CM 18 Andrés Guardado (c)
RW 11 Javier Aquino   18'
CF 19 Oribe Peralta
LW 8 Hirving Lozano
Substitutions:
FW 10 Jesús Manuel Corona   18'
DF 7 Miguel Layún   46'
FW 14 Javier Hernández   68'
Manager:
  Juan Carlos Osorio
 
GK 12 Dani Hernández
RB 21 Alexander González   3'
CB 2 Wilker Ángel
CB 6 José Manuel Velázquez   64'
LB 20 Rolf Feltscher
RM 15 Alejandro Guerra   83'
CM 8 Tomás Rincón (c)
CM 13 Luis Manuel Seijas
LM 18 Adalberto Peñaranda   69'
CF 19 Christian Santos   52'   78'
CF 7 Yonathan Del Valle   65'
Substitutions:
FW 17 Josef Martínez   65'
FW 9 Salomón Rondón   78'
MF 10 Rómulo Otero   83'
Manager:
Rafael Dudamel

Man of the Match:[12]
Jesús Manuel Corona (Mexico)

Assistant referees:[3]
Joseph Fletcher (Canada)
Darío Gaona (Paraguay)
Fourth official:[3]
Armando Villarreal (United States)
Fifth official:[3]
Hiran Dopico (Cuba)

Uruguay vs JamaicaEdit

The two teams had met in four previous occasions, the last being Jamaica's debut in the previous year's Copa América, which Uruguay won with a lone goal scored by Cristian Rodríguez.

Uruguay  3–0  Jamaica
Report (CONMEBOL)
Report (CONCACAF)
Attendance: 40,166[13]
Referee: Wilson Lamouroux (Colombia)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Uruguay
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jamaica
GK 1 Fernando Muslera
RB 16 Maxi Pereira
CB 2 José Maria Giménez
CB 3 Diego Godín (c)
LB 19 Gastón Silva
RM 5 Carlos Sánchez   66'
CM 17 Egidio Arévalo Ríos
CM 20 Álvaro González   81'
LM 14 Nicolás Lodeiro
CF 8 Abel Hernández   74'
CF 21 Edinson Cavani
Substitutions:
MF 15 Matías Vecino   66'
MF 10 Gastón Ramírez   74'
DF 18 Mathías Corujo   81'
Manager:
Óscar Tabárez
 
GK 1 Andre Blake
RB 15 Je-Vaughn Watson
CB 19 Adrian Mariappa (c)
CB 4 Wes Morgan
LB 21 Jermaine Taylor
RM 22 Garath McCleary   73'
CM 3 Michael Hector   32'
CM 16 Lee Williamson   69'
LM 10 Jobi McAnuff   80'
CF 9 Giles Barnes
CF 8 Clayton Donaldson
Substitutions:
MF 17 Rodolph Austin   84'   69'
FW 6 Dever Orgill   73'
MF 12 Michael Binns   80'
Manager:
  Winfried Schäfer

Man of the Match:[14]
Abel Hernández (Uruguay)

Assistant referees:[3]
Alexander Guzmán (Colombia)
Corey Parker (United States)
Fourth official:[3]
Ricardo Montero (Costa Rica)
Fifth official:[3]
Juan Carlos Mora (Costa Rica)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hine, Chris (5 June 2016). "Small crowd at Soldier Field for Venezuela's Copa America win over Jamaica". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Match 5 : Jamaica vs Venezuela". Copa América Centenario. 5 June 2016. Archived from the original on 5 June 2016. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "Referee Assignments for Copa America Centenario Matches". Copa América Centenario. 5 June 2016. Archived from the original on 27 June 2016. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Chilean anthem played for Uruguay at Copa America match vs. Mexico". Sports Illustrated. Time Inc. 5 June 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Mexico look like favorites in win over Uruguay". CONMEBOL. 5 June 2016. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Match 6 : Mexico vs Uruguay". Copa América Centenario. 5 June 2016. Archived from the original on 6 June 2016. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  7. ^ McCarthy, Erin (10 June 2016). "Suarez is helpless as Uruguay is eliminated in Copa America play". Philadelphia Media Network. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Match 13 : Uruguay vs Venezuela". Copa América Centenario. 9 June 2016. Archived from the original on 9 June 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  9. ^ "México vence 2-0 a Jamaica y también clasifica a cuartos de final" [Mexico beats Jamaica 2-0 and also advances to quarter-finals] (in Spanish). CONMEBOL. 10 June 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  10. ^ "Match 14 : Mexico vs Jamaica". Copa América Centenario. 9 June 2016. Archived from the original on 23 July 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  11. ^ "Con sobresaltos, México asegura el primer lugar del Grupo C" [With frights, Mexico secures first place in Group C] (in Spanish). CONMEBOL. 13 June 2016. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  12. ^ "Match 21 : Mexico vs Venezuela". Copa América Centenario. 13 June 2016. Archived from the original on 23 July 2016. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  13. ^ "Uruguay se despide con triunfo 3-0 ante Jamaica" [Uruguay says goodbye with 3–0 win against Jamaica] (in Spanish). CONMEBOL. 14 June 2016. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  14. ^ "Match 22 : Uruguay vs Jamaica". Copa América Centenario. 13 June 2016. Archived from the original on 9 June 2016. Retrieved 13 June 2016.

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