Football at the 1983 Pan American Games

The ninth edition of the Men's Football Tournament at the Pan American Games was held in Caracas, Venezuela, from August 15 to August 27, 1983. Ten teams competed in a first round-robin competition, with Brazil defending the title. After the preliminary round there was a semifinal and a final.

Football – Men's tournament at the IX Pan American Games
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VenueBrígido Iriarte Stadium
Dates15–27 August
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 

Original DrawEdit

Originally, the tournament was to have been played by 12 teams organised into four groups of three teams, but Honduras and Suriname withdrew, forcing a rearrangement of the original draw (shown below).

  • Group A: Venezuela, Chile, Suriname
  • Group B: Brazil, United States, Bermuda
  • Group C: Argentina, Guatemala, Honduras
  • Group D: Uruguay, Mexico, Cuba

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Group BEdit

Group CEdit


Group B winner (Brazil) received a bye to the final.

21 August 1983 Uruguay   2–1   Guatemala Caracas, Venezuela
Peirano   48'   75'   78' Bobadilla Stadium: Brígido Iriarte Stadium
Referee: Angelo Brassif (USA)
Note: Guatemala obtains the bronze medal.

Gold Medal MatchEdit

23 August 1983 Uruguay   1–0   Brazil Caracas, Venezuela
Peirano   83' Stadium: Brígido Iriarte Stadium
Referee: Mario Lira (CHI)

 1983 Pan American Games Winners 
First title