1983 Copa América

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1983 Copa América
Tournament details
Dates August 10 – November 4
Teams 10 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions  Uruguay (12th title)
Runners-up  Brazil
Third place  Peru
Fourth place  Paraguay
Tournament statistics
Matches played 24
Goals scored 55 (2.29 per match)
Top scorer(s) Argentina Jorge Luis Burruchaga
Uruguay Carlos Aguilera
Brazil Roberto Dinamite
(3 goals each)
Best player Uruguay Enzo Francéscoli
1979
1987

The 1983 Copa América football tournament was played between August 10 and November 4, with all ten CONMEBOL members participating. Defending champions Paraguay received a bye into the semi-finals.

Group stage[edit]

The teams were drawn into three groups, consisting of three teams each. Each team played twice (home and away) against the other teams in their group, with two points for a win, one point for a draw, nil points for a loss. The winner of each group advanced to the semi-finals.


Paraguay qualified automatically as holders for the semifinal.


Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Uruguay 4 3 0 1 7 4 +3 6
 Chile 4 2 1 1 8 2 +6 5
 Venezuela 4 0 1 3 1 10 −9 1
September 1, 1983
Uruguay  2–1  Chile
Eduardo Mario Acevedo Goal 45'
Fernando Morena Goal 63' (pen.)
Juan Carlos Orellana Goal 76'
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Arnaldo César Coelho (Brazil)

September 4, 1983
Uruguay  3–0  Venezuela
Wilmar Cabrera Goal 55'
Fernando Morena Goal 51' (pen.)
Arsenio Luzardo Goal 68'
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Gabriel González (Paraguay)

September 8, 1983
Chile  5–0  Venezuela
Oscar Arriaza Goal 22'
Rodolfo Dubó Goal 25'
Jorge Aravena Goal 35'83'
Rubén Espinoza Goal 51'
Estadio Nacional, Santiago
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Enrique Labó (Peru)

September 11, 1983
Chile  2–0  Uruguay
Rodolfo Dubó Goal 9'
Juan Carlos Letelier Goal 80'
Estadio Nacional, Santiago
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Teodoro Nitti (Argentina)

September 18, 1983
Venezuela  1–2  Uruguay
Pedro Febles Goal 77' Alberto Santelli Goal 74'
Carlos Aguilera Goal 87'
Brígido Iriarte Stadium, Caracas
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Carlos Montalván (Peru)

September 21, 1983
Venezuela  0–0  Chile
Brígido Iriarte Stadium, Caracas
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Elías Jácome (Ecuador)

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 4 2 1 1 6 1 +5 5
 Argentina 4 1 3 0 5 4 +1 5
 Ecuador 4 0 2 2 4 10 −6 2
August 10, 1983
Ecuador  2–2  Argentina
Galo Fidean Vásquez Goal 68'
José Jacinto Vega Goal 79'
Jorge Luis Burruchaga Goal 40'51'
Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Gilberto Aristizábal (Colombia)

August 17, 1983
Ecuador  0–1  Brazil
Roberto Dinamite Goal 14'
Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Alfonso Postigo (Peru)

August 24, 1983
Argentina  1–0  Brazil
Ricardo Gareca Goal 55'
Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Juan Daniel Cardellino (Uruguay)

September 1, 1983
Brazil  5–0  Ecuador
Renato Gaúcho Goal 12'
Roberto Dinamite Goal 46'55'
Éder Goal 58'
Tita Goal 60'
Estádio Serra Dourada, Goiânia
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Luis Gregorio Da Rosa (Uruguay)

September 7, 1983
Argentina  2–2  Ecuador
Víctor Ramos Goal 50'
Jorge Luis Burruchaga Goal 90' (pen.)
Lupo Quiñónez Goal 44'
Hans Maldonado Goal 90'
Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Juan Daniel Cardellino (Uruguay)

September 14, 1983
Brazil  0–0  Argentina
Maracanã Stadium, Río de Janeiro
Attendance: 75,000
Referee: Mario Lira (Chile)

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Peru 4 2 2 0 6 4 +2 6
 Colombia 4 1 2 1 5 5 0 4
 Bolivia 4 0 2 2 4 6 −2 2
August 14, 1983
Bolivia  0–1  Colombia
Didí Goal 73'
Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Gabriel González (Paraguay)

August 17, 1983
Peru  1–0  Colombia
Franco Navarro Goal 70'
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: José Luis Martínez Bazán (Uruguay)

August 21, 1983
Bolivia  1–1  Peru
Erwin Romero Goal 65' Franco Navarro Goal 89'
Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz
Attendance: 37,738[1]
Referee: Jorge Eduardo Romero (Argentina)

August 28, 1983
Colombia  2–2  Peru
Miguel Augusto Prince Goal 46'
Fernando Fiorillo Goal 69'
Eduardo Malásquez Goal 25' (pen.)
Juan Caballero Goal 85'
Estadio El Campín, Bogotá
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Arnaldo César Coelho (Brazil)

August 31, 1983
Colombia  2–2  Bolivia
Didí Goal 2'
Nolberto Molina Goal 60' (pen.)
Milton Melgar Goal 78'
Silvio Rojas Goal 80'
Estadio El Campín, Bogotá
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: José Vergara (Venezuela)

September 4, 1983
Peru  2–1  Bolivia
Germán Leguía Goal 6'
Juan Caballero Goal 21'
David Paniagua Goal 46'
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Guillermo Budge (Chile)

Semi-finals[edit]

October 13, 1983
Peru  0–1  Uruguay
Aguilera Goal 65'
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Attendance: 28,000
Referee: Sergio Vásquez (Chile)
October 20, 1983
 Uruguay 1–1  Peru
Cabrera Goal 49' Malásquez Goal 24'
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 58,000
Referee: Ithurralde (Argentina)

October 13, 1983
 Paraguay 1–1  Brazil
Morel Goal 70' Éder Goal 88'
Defensores del Chaco, Asunción
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Castro (Chile)
October 20, 1983
 Brazil 0–0  Paraguay
Parque de Sabiá, Uberlandia
Attendance: 75,000
Referee: Loustau (Argentina)
Brazil qualified by drawing lot.

Finals[edit]

October 27, 1983
 Uruguay 2–0  Brazil
Francescoli Goal 41'
Diogo Goal 80'
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 65,000
Referee: Ortiz (Paraguay)
November 4, 1983
 Brazil 1–1  Uruguay
Jorginho Goal 23' Aguilera Goal 77'
Estádio Fonte Nova, Salvador
Attendance: 95,000
Referee: Edison Pérez (Peru)

Result[edit]

 1983 Copa América Champion 

Uruguay
12th title

Goal scorers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Behr, Raúl. "B para creer" (in Spanish). Dechalaca.com. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 

External links[edit]