1983 Copa América

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1983 Copa América
Tournament details
DatesAugust 10 – November 4
Teams10 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions Uruguay (12th title)
Runners-up Brazil
Third place Peru
Fourth place Paraguay
Tournament statistics
Matches played24
Goals scored55 (2.29 per match)
Top scorer(s)Uruguay Carlos Aguilera
Argentina Jorge Luis Burruchaga
Brazil Roberto Dinamite
(3 goals each)
Best player(s)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.

Squads[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Argentina playing Ecuador in Quito

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
Uruguay 2–1 Chile
Eduardo Mario Acevedo Goal 45'
Fernando Morena Goal 63' (pen.)
Juan Carlos Orellana Goal 76'

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

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

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

Venezuela 1–2 Uruguay
Pedro Febles Goal 77' Alberto Santelli Goal 74'
Carlos Aguilera Goal 87'
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Carlos Montalván (Peru)

Venezuela 0–0 Chile
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
Ecuador 2–2 Argentina
Galo Fidean Vásquez Goal 68'
José Jacinto Vega Goal 79'
Jorge Luis Burruchaga Goal 40'51'
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Gilberto Aristizábal (Colombia)

Ecuador 0–1 Brazil
Report Roberto Dinamite Goal 14'
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Alfonso Postigo (Peru)

Argentina 1–0 Brazil
Ricardo Gareca Goal 55' Report
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Juan Daniel Cardellino (Uruguay)

Brazil 5–0 Ecuador
Renato Gaúcho Goal 12'
Roberto Dinamite Goal 46'55'
Éder Goal 58'
Tita Goal 60'
Report
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Luis Gregorio Da Rosa (Uruguay)

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

Brazil 0–0 Argentina
Report
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
Bolivia 0–1 Colombia
Didí Goal 73'
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Gabriel González (Paraguay)

Peru 1–0 Colombia
Franco Navarro Goal 70'
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: José Luis Martínez Bazán (Uruguay)

Bolivia 1–1 Peru
Erwin Romero Goal 65' Franco Navarro Goal 89'
Attendance: 37,738[1]
Referee: Jorge Eduardo Romero (Argentina)


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

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

Semi-finals[edit]

Peru 0–1 Uruguay
Aguilera Goal 65'
Attendance: 28,000
Referee: Sergio Vásquez (Chile)
 Uruguay1–1 Peru
Cabrera Goal 49' Malásquez Goal 24'
Attendance: 58,000

 Paraguay1–1 Brazil
Morel Goal 70' Report Éder Goal 88'
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Castro (Chile)
 Brazil0–0 Paraguay
Report
Attendance: 75,000
Referee: Loustau (Argentina)

Finals[edit]

 Uruguay2–0 Brazil
Francescoli Goal 41'
Diogo Goal 80'
Attendance: 65,000
Referee: Ortiz (Paraguay)
GK Rodríguez
DF Diogo
DF Gutiérrez
DF Acevedo
DF Agresta
MF González
MF Barrios
MF Cabrera
FW Aguilera Substituted off 85'
FW Francescoli
FW Acosta Substituted off 75'
Substitutions:
FW Ramos Substituted in 75'
MF Bossio Substituted in 85'
Manager:
Uruguay Borrás
GK Leão
DF Leandro
DF Márcio
DF Mozer
DF Júnior
MF China Substituted off 60'
MF Jorginho
MF Renato
MF Renato Gaúcho
FW Roberto Dinamite
FW Éder
Substitutions:
MF Tita Substituted in 60'
Manager:
Brazil Parreira


 Brazil1–1 Uruguay
Jorginho Goal 23' Aguilera Goal 77'
Attendance: 95,000
Referee: Edison Pérez (Peru)
GK Leão
DF Paulo Roberto
DF Márcio
DF Mozer
DF Júnior
MF China
MF Jorginho
MF Sócrates
MF Tita Substituted off 77'
FW Roberto Dinamite Substituted off 43'
FW Éder
Substitutions:
MF Renato Gaúcho Substituted in 77'
FW Careca Substituted in 43'
Manager:
Brazil Parreira
GK Rodríguez
DF Diogo
DF Gutiérrez
DF Acevedo
DF Agresta
MF González
MF Barrios
MF Cabrera
FW Aguilera Substituted off 82'
FW Francescoli
FW Acosta Substituted off 46'
Substitutions:
FW Ramos Substituted in 46'
MF Bossio Substituted in 82'
Manager:
Uruguay Borrás


Result[edit]

 1983 Copa América Champions 

Uruguay
12th title

Goal scorers[edit]

With three goals, Jorge Luis Burruchaga, Roberto Dinamite and Carlos Aguilera are the top scorers in the tournament. In total, 55 goals were scored by 40 different players, with none of them credited as own goal.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Behr, Raúl. "B para creer" (in Spanish). Dechalaca.com. Retrieved 12 October 2012.
  2. ^ Oliver, Guy (1992). The Guinness Record of World Soccer. Guinness publishing. p. 568. ISBN 0-85112-954-4.
  3. ^ Oliver, Guy (1992). The Guinness Record of World Soccer. Guinness publishing. p. 568. ISBN 0-85112-954-4.

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