2001 Copa América

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2001 Copa América
Official logo
Tournament details
Host country Colombia
Dates July 11 – July 29
Teams 12 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 7 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Colombia (1st title)
Runners-up  Mexico
Third place  Honduras
Fourth place  Uruguay
Tournament statistics
Matches played 26
Goals scored 60 (2.31 per match)
Top scorer(s) Colombia Víctor Aristizábal
(6 goals)
Best player Honduras Amado Guevara
1999
2004

The Copa América 2001 was held in Colombia, from July 11 to July 29, 2001. It was organised by CONMEBOL, South America's football governing body.

There is no qualifying for the final tournament. CONMEBOL's ten South American countries participate, along with two more invited countries, making a total of twelve teams competing in the tournament. Originally, Mexico and CONCACAF Champions Canada were invited.

Prior to the tournament, three meetings were held by CONMEBOL authorities who were concerned about potential security issues in Colombia. They announced the cancellation of the tournament.[1] Venezuela offered to host the competition, but at the last minute, CONMEBOL decided to return the organization to Colombia, and the tournament was held on schedule.

Complaining about the sudden reversal, and claiming that Argentine players had received death threats from terrorist groups, the Argentine Football Association decided to withdraw from the competition, in spite of long days of debate, during which Colombian authorities proposed to implement additional protection measures. Despite the general disappointment of the Argentine people, most Argentines considered that their reasons were genuine and the incident did not generate any significant disagreement inside that country, though the decision was criticized in Colombia and elsewhere.

When the cancellation was announced Canada disbanded their training camp and Canadian players returned to their club teams. The Canadian Soccer Association announced they would not be able to participate in the reinstated tournament.

Because Canada and Argentina withdrew, on July 6 and July 10 respectively, Costa Rica and Honduras were invited. The Honduras team was a last minute invitee and arrived with barely enough players on July 13, 2001 in an airplane provided by the Colombian Air Force after the tournament started and just few hours before its first game.

Venues[edit]

Armenia Barranquilla
Estadio Centenario Estadio Metropolitano
Capacity: 29,000 Capacity: 60,000
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Bogotá Cali
Estadio El Campín Estadio Pascual Guerrero
Capacity: 48,300 Capacity: 45,625
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Manizales Medellín
Estadio Palogrande Estadio Atanasio Girardot
Capacity: 36,553 Capacity: 52,000
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Pereira
Estadio Hernán Ramírez Villegas
Capacity: 30,313

Squads[edit]

For a complete list of participating squads: 2001 Copa América squads

First round[edit]

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners, runners-up, and best two third-placed teams advance to the quarter-finals

The teams were divided into three groups of four teams each. The formation of the groups was made by CONMEBOL, in a public drawing of lots.

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.

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Colombia 3 3 0 0 5 0 +5 9
 Chile 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6
 Ecuador 3 1 0 2 5 5 0 3
 Venezuela 3 0 0 3 0 7 −7 0
2001-07-11
18:00
Ecuador  1–4  Chile
Chalá Goal 77' Navia Goal 29'
Montecinos Goal 73'90'
Corrales Goal 85'

2001-07-11
20:45
Colombia  2–0  Venezuela
Grisales Goal 15'
Aristizábal Goal 59' (pen.)

2001-07-14
16:15
Chile  1–0  Venezuela
Montecinos Goal 78'

2001-07-14
18:30
Colombia  1–0  Ecuador
Aristizábal Goal 29'

2001-07-17
18:30
Ecuador  4–0  Venezuela
Delgado Goal 19'63'
Fernández Goal 29'
Méndez Goal 60'

2001-07-17
20:45
Colombia  2–0  Chile
Aristizábal Goal 10' (pen.)
Arriaga Goal 90'

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6
 Mexico 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 4
 Peru 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 4
 Paraguay 3 0 2 1 4 6 −2 2
2001-07-12
17:30
Peru  3–3  Paraguay
Lobatón Goal 16'
Pajuelo Goal 57'
Del Solar Goal 72'
Ferreira Goal 23'64'
Garay Goal 90'

2001-07-12
19:45
Brazil  0–1  Mexico
Borgetti Goal 5' (pen.)

2001-07-15
16:00
Brazil  2–0  Peru
Guilherme Goal 9'
Denílson Goal 85'

2001-07-15
18:15
Paraguay  0–0  Mexico

2001-07-18
17:30
Peru  1–0  Mexico
Holsen Goal 48'

2001-07-18
19:45
Brazil  3–1  Paraguay
Alex Goal 60'
Belletti Goal 89'
Denílson Goal 90'
Alvarenga Goal 11' (pen.)

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Costa Rica 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5 7
 Honduras 3 2 0 1 3 1 +2 6
 Uruguay 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
 Bolivia 3 0 0 3 0 7 −7 0

2001-07-13
20:15
Honduras  0–1  Costa Rica
Wanchope Goal 63'


2001-07-16
20:15
Honduras  2–0  Bolivia
Guevara Goal 53'68'

2001-07-19
18:00
Bolivia  0–4  Costa Rica
Wanchope Goal 45'71'
Bryce Goal 63'
Fonseca Goal 84'

2001-07-19
20:15
Honduras  1–0  Uruguay
Guevara Goal 86'

Ranking of third-placed teams[edit]

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

Group Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
C  Uruguay 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
B  Peru 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 4
A  Ecuador 3 1 0 2 5 5 0 3

Knockout stage[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                   
22 July - Pereira        
  Chile  0
25 July - Pereira
  Mexico  2  
  Mexico  2
22 July - Armenia
    Uruguay  1  
  Uruguay  2
29 July - Bogotá
  Costa Rica  1  
  Mexico  0
23 July - Manizales
    Colombia  1
  Brazil  0
26 July - Manizales
  Honduras  2  
  Honduras  0 Third Place
23 July - Armenia
    Colombia  2  
  Colombia  3   Uruguay  2 (4)
  Peru  0     Honduras  2 (5)
28 July - Bogotá

Quarterfinals[edit]

2001-07-22
15:00
Chile  0–2  Mexico
Arellano Goal 17'
Osorno Goal 78'

2001-07-22
17:30
Uruguay  2–1  Costa Rica
Lemos Goal 61' (pen.)
Lima Goal 87'
Wanchope Goal 52'
Estadio Centenario, Armenia
Attendance: 29,000[9]
Referee: Óscar Ruiz (Colombia)

2001-07-23
17:30
Brazil  0–2  Honduras
S. Martínez Goal 57'90+4'

2001-07-23
19:45
Colombia  3–0  Peru
Aristizábal Goal 50'69'
Hernández Goal 66'
Estadio Centenario, Armenia
Attendance: 30,000[11]
Referee: Gilberto Alcalá (Mexico)

Semifinals[edit]

2001-07-25
19:45
Mexico  2–1  Uruguay
Borgetti Goal 14'
García Aspe Goal 67' (pen.)
R. Morales Goal 32'

2001-07-26
19:45
Colombia  2–0  Honduras
Bedoya Goal 6'
Aristizábal Goal 63'
Estadio Palogrande, Manizales
Attendance: 40,000[13]
Referee: Mario Sánchez (Chile)

Third-place match[edit]

Final[edit]

2001-07-29
16:30
Colombia  1–0  Mexico
I. Córdoba Goal 65' Report
Estadio El Campín, Bogotá
Attendance: 47,000[15]
Referee: Ubaldo Aquino (Paraguay)

Goal scorers[edit]

1 goal

Final positions[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Eff
1  Colombia 6 6 0 0 11 0 +11 18 100.0%
2  Mexico 6 3 1 2 5 3 +2 10 55.6%
3  Honduras 6 3 1 2 7 5 +2 10 55.6%
4  Uruguay 6 2 2 2 7 7 0 8 44.4%
Eliminated in the Quarterfinals
5  Costa Rica 4 2 1 1 7 3 +4 7 58.3%
6  Brazil 4 2 0 2 5 4 +1 6 50.0%
7  Chile 4 2 0 2 5 5 0 6 50.0%
8  Peru 4 1 1 2 4 8 −4 4 33.3%
Eliminated in the First Stage
9  Ecuador 3 1 0 2 5 5 0 3 33.3%
10  Paraguay 3 0 2 1 4 6 −2 2 22.2%
11  Bolivia 3 0 0 3 0 7 −7 0 0.0%
12  Venezuela 3 0 0 3 0 7 −7 0 0.0%

Theme song[edit]

"Irresistible" by American singer Jessica Simpson was the official theme song for the tournament. Simpson performed the song during halftime of the final match between Colombia and Mexico. CONMEBOL chose the song to introduce the tournament to a younger audience and was also a hit single in South America at the time.

References[edit]

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