1989 Copa América

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1989 Copa América
Tournament details
Host country Brazil
Dates July 1 – July 16
Teams 10 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Brazil (4th title)
Runners-up  Uruguay
Third place  Argentina
Fourth place  Paraguay
Tournament statistics
Matches played 26
Goals scored 55 (2.12 per match)
Top scorer(s) Brazil Bebeto (6 goals)
Best player Uruguay Rubén Sosa
1987
1991

The Copa América 1989 football tournament was hosted by Brazil, from July 1 to July 16, 1989. All ten CONMEBOL member nations participated.

Brazil won their fourth Copa América, and first since 1949, by beating Uruguay 1–0 in the final match at the Estádio do Maracanã.

The top scorer was Brazilian Bebeto. He scored six times, including three in the final group stage.

Venues[edit]

Rio de Janeiro Goiânia Recife Salvador
Estádio do Maracanã Estádio Serra Dourada Estádio do Arruda Estádio Fonte Nova
Capacity: 145,000 Capacity: 22,000 Capacity: 60,000 Capacity: 30,000
22°54′44″S 43°13′48″W / 22.91227°S 43.230128°W / -22.91227; -43.230128 16°41′59″S 49°14′03″W / 16.69969°S 49.234264°W / -16.69969; -49.234264 8°01′36″S 34°53′28″W / 8.026552°S 34.891205°W / -8.026552; -34.891205 12°58′44″S 38°30′15″W / 12.978788°S 38.504194°W / -12.978788; -38.504194
Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.jpg Serradourada01.jpg Estádio Santa Cruz.jpg 2116RP037.jpg

Squads[edit]

For a complete list of all participating squads: 1989 Copa América squads

First round[edit]

The tournament was set up in two groups of five teams each. Each team played one match against each of the other teams within the same group. The top two teams in each group advanced to the final stage.

Two points were awarded for a win, one point for a draw, and no points for a loss.

  • 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.

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Paraguay 4 3 0 1 9 4 +5 6
 Brazil 4 2 2 0 5 1 +4 6
 Colombia 4 1 2 1 5 4 +1 4
 Peru 4 0 3 1 4 7 −3 3
 Venezuela 4 0 1 3 4 11 −7 1
July 1, 1989
Paraguay  5–2  Peru
Cañete Goal 38' (84)
Neffa Goal 41'
Mendoza Goal 51'
Del Solar Goal 75' (o.g.)
Hirano Goal 30'
Reynoso Goal 80'
Estádio Fonte Nova, Salvador
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Loustau (Argentina)

July 1, 1989
Brazil  3–1  Venezuela
Bebeto Goal 2'
Geovani Goal 36' (pen.)
Baltazar Goal 57'
Maldonado Goal 63'
Estádio Fonte Nova, Salvador
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Cardellino (Uruguay)

July 3, 1989
Colombia  4–2  Venezuela
Higuita Goal 36' (pen.)
Iguarán Goal 46'75'
de Ávila Goal 71'
Maldonado Goal 73'88'
Estádio Fonte Nova, Salvador
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Martínez (Honduras)

July 3, 1989
Brazil  0–0  Peru
Estádio Fonte Nova, Salvador
Attendance: 8,200
Referee: Silva (Chile)

July 5, 1989
Peru  1–1  Venezuela
Navarro Goal 30' Maldonado Goal 29'
Estádio Fonte Nova, Salvador
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Mauro (United States)

July 5, 1989
Paraguay  1–0  Colombia
Mendoza Goal 51'
Estádio Fonte Nova, Salvador
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Oscar Ortubé (Bolivia)

July 7, 1989
Paraguay  3–0  Venezuela
Neffa Goal 41'
Ferreira Goal 50'73'
Estádio Fonte Nova, Salvador
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Martínez (Honduras)

July 7, 1989
Brazil  0–0  Colombia
Estádio Fonte Nova, Salvador
Attendance: 9,100
Referee: Jácome (Ecuador)

July 9, 1989
Colombia  1–1  Peru
Iguarán Goal 32' Hirano Goal 43'
Estádio do Arruda, Recife
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Loustau (Argentina)

July 9, 1989
Brazil  2–0  Paraguay
Bebeto Goal 47'82'
Estádio do Arruda, Recife
Attendance: 76,800
Referee: Mauro (United States)

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Argentina 4 2 2 0 2 0 +2 6
 Uruguay 4 2 0 2 6 2 +4 4
 Chile 4 2 0 2 7 5 +2 4
 Ecuador 4 1 2 1 2 2 0 4
 Bolivia 4 0 2 2 0 8 −8 2
July 2, 1989
Ecuador  1–0  Uruguay
Benítez Goal 88'
Estádio Serra Dourada, Goiânia
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Maciel (Paraguay)

July 2, 1989
Argentina  1–0  Chile
Caniggia Goal 55'
Estádio Serra Dourada, Goiânia
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Coelho (Brazil)

July 4, 1989
Uruguay  3–0  Bolivia
Ostolaza Goal 30'60'
Sosa Goal 33'
Estádio Serra Dourada, Goiânia
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Coelho (Brazil)

July 4, 1989
Argentina  0–0  Ecuador
Estádio Serra Dourada, Goiânia
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: José Ramírez (Peru)

July 6, 1989
Ecuador  0–0  Bolivia
Estádio Serra Dourada, Goiânia
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Díaz (Colombia)

July 6, 1989
Uruguay  3–0  Chile
Sosa Goal 44'
Alzamendi Goal 73'
Francescoli Goal 78'
Estádio Serra Dourada, Goiânia
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: José Ramírez (Peru)

July 8, 1989
Chile  5–0  Bolivia
Olmos Goal 9'
Ramírez Goal 10'
Astengo Goal 55'
Pizarro Goal 68' (pen.)
Reyes Goal 85'
Estádio Serra Dourada, Goiânia
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Coelho (Brazil)

July 8, 1989
Argentina  1–0  Uruguay
Caniggia Goal 69'
Estádio Serra Dourada, Goiânia
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Díaz (Colombia)

July 10, 1989
Chile  2–1  Ecuador
Olmos Goal 44'
Letelier Goal 88'
Avilés Goal 89'
Estádio Serra Dourada, Goiânia
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Maciel (Paraguay)

July 10, 1989
Argentina  0–0  Bolivia
Estádio Serra Dourada, Goiânia
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Nelson Rodríguez (Venezuela)

Final round[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 3 3 0 0 6 0 +6 6
 Uruguay 3 2 0 1 5 1 +4 4
 Argentina 3 0 1 2 0 4 −4 1
 Paraguay 3 0 1 2 0 6 −6 1
July 12, 1989
Uruguay  3–0  Paraguay
Francescoli Goal 28'
Alzamendi Goal 82'
Paz Goal 89'
Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 100,135
Referee: Loustau (Argentina)

July 12, 1989
Brazil  2–0  Argentina
Bebeto Goal 48'
Romário Goal 55'
Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 100,135
Referee: Cardellino (Uruguay)

July 14, 1989
Uruguay  2–0  Argentina
Sosa Goal 38'81'
Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 53,909
Referee: Coelho (Brazil)

July 14, 1989
Brazil  3–0  Paraguay
Bebeto Goal 16'52'
Romário Goal 58'
Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 53,909
Referee: Jácome (Ecuador)

July 16, 1989
Argentina  0–0  Paraguay
Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 148,068
Referee: Díaz (Colombia)

July 16, 1989
Brazil  1–0  Uruguay
Romário Goal 49'
Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 148,068
Referee: Silva (Chile)

Result[edit]

 1989 Copa América Champion 

Brazil
Fourth title

Goalscorers[edit]

With six goals, Bebeto is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 55 goals were scored by 30 different players, with only one of them credited as own goal.

External links[edit]