1987 Copa América

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1987 Copa América
Tournament details
Host country Argentina
Dates June 27 – July 12
Teams 10 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Uruguay (13th title)
Runners-up  Chile
Third place  Colombia
Fourth place  Argentina
Tournament statistics
Matches played 13
Goals scored 33 (2.54 per match)
Top scorer(s) Colombia Arnoldo Iguarán
(4 goals)
Best player Colombia Carlos Valderrama
1983
1989

The 1987 Copa América was 33rd edition of the Copa América, CONMEBOL's national team competition. It was the first Copa América under the new rotational hosting system. Argentina, as the first country alphabetically, hosted the tournament between June 27 to July 12, 1987. Uruguay successfully defended their title, winning a record 13th Copa América.

Squads[edit]

Venues[edit]

Buenos Aires Córdoba Rosario
Estadio Monumental Estadio Olímpico Chateau Carreras Estadio Gigante de Arroyito
Capacity: 67,664 Capacity: 46,083 Capacity: 41,654
002.Buenos Aires desde el cielo (Estadio de River).JPG Estadio Córdoba (Arg vs Ghana) 2.jpg Estadio Gigante de Arroyito.jpg

Group stage[edit]

The teams were drawn into three groups, consisting of three teams each. Each team plays once against the other teams in their group and would receive 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss. The winner of each group advances to the semi-finals. Defending champions Uruguay received a bye into the semi-finals.


Uruguay qualified automatically as holders for the semifinal.


Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Argentina 2 1 1 0 4 1 +3 3
 Peru 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 2
 Ecuador 2 0 1 1 1 4 −3 1
June 27, 1987
Argentina  1–1  Peru
Maradona Goal 47' Reyna Goal 59'
Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Armando Pérez Hoyos (Colombia)

July 2, 1987
Argentina  3–0  Ecuador
Caniggia Goal 50'
Maradona Goal 67' (pen.)85'

July 4, 1987
Peru  1–1  Ecuador
La Rosa Goal 87' Cuvi Goal 72'
Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Asterio Martínez (Paraguay)

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Chile 2 2 0 0 7 1 +6 4
 Brazil 2 1 0 1 5 4 +1 2
 Venezuela 2 0 0 2 1 8 −7 0
June 28, 1987
Brazil  5–0  Venezuela
Edú Marangón Goal 33'
Morovic Goal 39' (o.g.)
Careca Goal 66'
Nelsinho Goal 72'
Romário Goal 89'

June 30, 1987
Chile  3–1  Venezuela
Letelier Goal 17'
Contreras Goal 70'
Salgado Goal 83'
Acosta Goal 24' (pen.)

July 3, 1987
Chile  4–0  Brazil
Basay Goal 41' (68)
Letelier Goal 48' (75)

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Colombia 2 2 0 0 5 0 +5 4
 Bolivia 2 0 1 1 0 2 −2 1
 Paraguay 2 0 1 1 0 3 −3 1
June 28, 1987
Paraguay  0–0  Bolivia

July 1, 1987
Colombia  2–0  Bolivia
Valderrama Goal 34'
Iguarán Goal 89'

July 5, 1987
Colombia  3–0  Paraguay
Iguarán Goal 8' (34)50'

Final stage[edit]

Semi-finals Final
July 8 - Córdoba
   Chile   2  
   Colombia   1  
 
12 July - Buenos Aires
       Uruguay   1
     Chile   0
Third place
July 9 - Buenos Aires 11 July - Buenos Aires
   Uruguay   1    Colombia   2
   Argentina   0      Argentina   1

Semi-finals[edit]

July 8, 1987
Chile  2–1 (a.e.t.)  Colombia
Astengo Goal 106'
Vera Goal 108'
Redín Goal 103' (pen.)
Chateau Carreras, Córdoba
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Arppi Filho (Brazil)

July 9, 1987
Uruguay  1–0  Argentina
Alzamendi Goal 43'
Monumental, Buenos Aires
Attendance: 75,000
Referee: Jácome (Ecuador)

Third-place match[edit]

July 11, 1987
Colombia  2–1  Argentina
Gómez Goal 8'
Galeano Goal 27'
Caniggia Goal 86'
Monumental, Buenos Aires
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Bernardo Corujo (Venezuela)

Final[edit]

July 12, 1987
Uruguay  1–0  Chile
Bengoechea Goal 56'
Monumental, Buenos Aires
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Arppi Filho (Brazil)

Champion[edit]

 1987 Copa América Champion 

Uruguay
13th title

Goalscorers[edit]

With four goals, Arnoldo Iguarán is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 33 goals were scored by 24 different players, with only one of them credited as own goal.

External links[edit]