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1995 Copa America
1995 Copa América
Tournament details
Host countryUruguay
DatesJuly 5 - 23
Teams12 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Uruguay
Runners-up Brazil
Third place Colombia
Fourth place United States
Tournament statistics
Matches played26
Goals scored69 (2.65 per match)
Top scorer(s)Argentina Gabriel Batistuta
Mexico Luis García
(4 goals each)
Best player(s)Uruguay Enzo Francéscoli[1]
1993
1997

The 1995 Copa América football tournament was staged in Uruguay. It was won by Uruguay, who beat Brazil 5-3 in the penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw in the final. All 10 CONMEBOL members took part, with Mexico and the USA invited in order to reach 12 teams.[2]

The USA were the surprise of the tournament, beating defending champions Argentina 3-0 and winning the group.[3] The USA went on to defeat Mexico on penalties in the second round but then lost to Brazil 1-0 in the semi-finals. They then fell to Colombia 4-1 in the third-place game, finishing fourth overall.[4][5]

In this edition of the tournament, extra time was not played if a match was drawn after 90 minutes. Instead it went straight to a penalty shootout.

Venues

Squads

For a complete list of all participating squads: 1995 Copa América squads

Match officials

First round

The teams were divided into three groups of four teams each.

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 A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Uruguay 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7
 Paraguay 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 6
 Mexico 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 4
 Venezuela 3 0 0 3 4 10 -6 0
Uruguay 4-1 Venezuela
Fonseca Goal 14
Otero Goal 25
Francescoli Goal 75 (pen.)
Poyet Goal 84
Report Dolgetta Goal 53
Attendance: 32,000
Referee: Imperatore (Chile)

Paraguay 2-1 Mexico
Cardozo Goal 63
Samaniego Goal 73
García Goal 44
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Rodas (Ecuador)

Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Rezende (Brazil)

Mexico 3-1 Venezuela
García Goal 41 (pen.)57 (pen.)
Espinoza Goal 76
Campos Goal 65 (o.g.)

Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Ruiz (Colombia)

Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Castrilli (Argentina)

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 3 3 0 0 6 0 +6 9
 Colombia 3 1 1 1 2 4 -2 4
 Ecuador 3 1 0 2 2 3 -1 3
 Peru 3 0 1 2 2 5 -3 1
Colombia 1-1 Peru
Asprilla Goal 68 Palacios Goal 80


Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Peña (Bolivia)

Brazil 2-0 Peru
Zinho Goal 77 (pen.)
Edmundo Goal 82

Ecuador 2-1 Peru
Díaz Goal 61
Mora Goal 75
I. Hurtado Goal 82 (o.g.)

Brazil 3-0 Colombia
Leonardo Goal 30
Túlio Goal 76
Higuita Goal 85 (o.g.)
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Filippi (Uruguay)

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 United States 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6
 Argentina 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 6
 Bolivia 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
 Chile 3 0 1 2 3 8 -5 1
United States 2-1 Chile
Wynalda Goal 1420 Rozental Goal 63
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Tejada (Peru)

Argentina 2-1 Bolivia
Batistuta Goal 70
Balbo Goal 81
Angola Goal 75


Argentina 4-0 Chile
Batistuta Goal 151
Simeone Goal 6
Balbo Goal 54
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Carter (Mexico)

Bolivia 2-2 Chile
Mercado Goal 78
Ramos Goal 87
Basay Goal 5561
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Tejada (Peru)

Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Rezende (Brazil)

Ranking of third-placed teams

At the end of the first stage, a comparison was made between the third-placed teams of each group. The two third-placed teams with the best results advanced to the quarter-finals.

Group Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
A  Mexico 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 4
C  Bolivia 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
B  Ecuador 3 1 0 2 2 3 -1 3

Knock-out stage

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
16 July - Montevideo
 
 
 Colombia 1 (5)
 
19 July - Montevideo
 
 Paraguay 1 (4)
 
 Colombia 0
 
16 July - Montevideo
 
 Uruguay 2
 
 Uruguay 2
 
23 July - Montevideo
 
 Bolivia 1
 
 Uruguay 1 (5)
 
17 July - Paysandú
 
 Brazil 1 (3)
 
 United States 0 (4)
 
20 July - Maldonado
 
 Mexico 0 (1)
 
 United States 0
 
17 July - Rivera
 
 Brazil 1 Third place
 
 Brazil 2 (4)
 
22 July - Maldonado
 
 Argentina 2 (2)
 
 Colombia 4
 
 
 United States 1
 

Quarter-finals


Uruguay 2-1 Bolivia
Otero Goal 1
Fonseca Goal 30
Sánchez Goal 71
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Rodas (Ecuador)


Semi-finals

Uruguay 2-0 Colombia
Adinolfi Goal 51
Otero Goal 70
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Benegas (Paraguay)

Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Rodas (Ecuador)

Third-place match

Final

Result

 1995 Copa América Champions 

Uruguay
14th title

Goal scorers

With four goals, Gabriel Batistuta and Luis García both ended the tournament as top scorers. In total, 69 goals were scored by 45 different players, with three of them credited as own goals.

Statistics

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Eff
 Uruguay 14 6 4 2 0 11 4 +7 77.8%
 Brazil 14 6 4 2 0 10 3 +7 77.8%
 Colombia 8 6 2 2 2 7 8 -1 44.4%
 Argentina 7 4 2 1 1 8 6 +2 58.3%
 Paraguay 7 4 2 1 1 6 5 +1 58.3%
 United States 7 6 2 1 3 6 7 -1 38.9%
 Mexico 5 4 1 2 1 5 4 +1 41.7%
 Bolivia 4 4 1 1 2 5 6 -1 33.3%
 Ecuador 3 3 1 0 2 2 3 -1 33.3%
 Peru 1 3 0 1 2 2 5 -3 25.0%
 Chile 1 3 0 1 2 3 8 -5 25.0%
 Venezuela 0 3 0 0 3 4 10 -6 0.0%

References

  1. ^ "Copa América Best Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ Straus, Brian (2016-05-25). "Copa America semifinals: Personal memories of USA's 1995 run". Si.com. Retrieved .
  3. ^ Kristan Heneage. "The day USA beat Argentina in Copa América: 'Simeone threatened to kill us' | Football". The Guardian. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Revisiting the USA's fourth-placed 1995 Copa America finish". Goal.com. 2015-07-26. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Podcast: USA's Alexi Lalas, Eric Wynalda recall 1995 Copa America - Planet Futbol". SI.com. 2015-06-26. Retrieved .

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