1987 Copa América

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1987 Copa América
Tournament details
Host countryArgentina
DatesJune 27 – July 12
Teams10 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Uruguay (13th title)
Runners-up Chile
Third place Colombia
Fourth place Argentina
Tournament statistics
Matches played13
Goals scored33 (2.54 per match)
Top scorer(s)Colombia Arnoldo Iguarán
(4 goals)
Best player(s)Colombia Carlos Valderrama
1983
1989

The 1987 Copa América was the 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 and July 12. Uruguay successfully defended their title, winning a record 13th Copa América.

Squads[edit]

Venues[edit]

Players of Uruguay holding the trophy, as covered on El Gráfico
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
Argentina 1–1 Peru
Maradona Goal 47' Reyna Goal 59'
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Armando Pérez Hoyos (Colombia)

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

Peru 1–1 Ecuador
La Rosa Goal 87' Cuvi Goal 72'
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
Brazil 5–0 Venezuela
Edú Marangón Goal 33'
Morovic Goal 39' (o.g.)
Careca Goal 66'
Nelsinho Goal 72'
Romário Goal 89'
Report

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

Chile 4–0 Brazil
Basay Goal 41'68'
Letelier Goal 48'75'
Report

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
Paraguay 0–0 Bolivia

Colombia 2–0 Bolivia
Valderrama Goal 34'
Iguarán Goal 89'

Colombia 3–0 Paraguay
Iguarán Goal 8'34'50'

Final stage[edit]

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

Semi-finals[edit]

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

Uruguay 1–0 Argentina
Alzamendi Goal 43'
Attendance: 75,000
Referee: Jácome (Ecuador)

Third-place match[edit]

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

Final[edit]

Uruguay 1–0 Chile
Bengoechea Goal 56'
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Arppi Filho (Brazil)

Champion[edit]

 1987 Copa América Champions 

Uruguay
13th title

Goal scorers[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]