1997 Copa América

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1997 Copa América
1997 Copa América logo.svg
Tournament details
Host countryBolivia
DatesJune 11 – 29
Teams12 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s)5 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Brazil (5th title)
Runners-up Bolivia
Third place Mexico
Fourth place Peru
Tournament statistics
Matches played26
Goals scored67 (2.58 per match)
Top scorer(s)Mexico Luis Hernández
(6 goals)
Best player(s)Brazil Ronaldo[1]
1995
1999

Bolivia hosted the Copa América for the second time in its 38th edition. It was held from June 11 to 29. It was organized by CONMEBOL, South America's football governing body.

There is no qualifying for the final tournament. All South American countries (10 countries) participate, along with two more invited countries, making a total of 12 teams competing in the tournament.

In the 1997 edition, Costa Rica and Mexico were the invitees.

The tournament was won by Brazil, who became the first team to hold the Copa América and the World Cup at the same time, a feat they would repeat in 2004.

Venues[edit]

Sucre Cochabamba
Estadio Olímpico Patria Estadio Félix Capriles
Capacity: 29,000 Capacity: 36,000
La Paz Santa Cruz
Estadio Hernando Siles Estadio Ramón Aguilera
Capacity: 51,000 Capacity: 42,000
Hernando Siles Stadium - La Paz.jpg TahuichiAguileraBlooming.jpg
Oruro
Estadio Jesús Bermúdez
Capacity: 28,000

Squads[edit]

For a complete list of participating squads: 1997 Copa América squads

Match officials[edit]

First round[edit]

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 that took place on December 17, 1996.

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

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Ecuador 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7
 Argentina 3 1 2 0 3 1 +2 5
 Paraguay 3 1 1 1 2 3 −1 4
 Chile 3 0 0 3 1 5 −4 0




Ecuador 2–1 Chile
Graziani Goal 32'
Gavica Goal 55'
Vergara Goal 52'

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Bolivia 3 3 0 0 4 0 +4 9
 Peru 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1 6
 Uruguay 3 1 0 2 2 2 0 3
 Venezuela 3 0 0 3 0 5 −5 0

Peru 1–0 Uruguay
Hidalgo Goal 75'

Uruguay 2–0 Venezuela
Recoba Goal 19'
Saralegui Goal 47'


Peru 2–0 Venezuela
Cominges Goal 13'59'

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 3 3 0 0 10 2 +8 9
 Mexico 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4
 Colombia 3 1 0 2 5 5 0 3
 Costa Rica 3 0 1 2 2 10 −8 1
Brazil 5–0 Costa Rica
Djalminha Goal 20'
González Goal 34' (o.g.)
Ronaldo Goal 47'54'
Romário Goal 60'


Brazil 3–2 Mexico
Aldair Goal 47'
Romero Goal 59' (o.g.)
Leonardo Goal 77'
Hernández Goal 13'31'



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
A  Paraguay 3 1 1 1 2 3 −1 4
C  Colombia 3 1 0 2 5 5 0 3
B  Uruguay 3 1 0 2 2 2 0 3

Quarter-finals[edit]

Peru 2–1 Argentina
Carazas Goal 30'
Hidalgo Goal 61'
Gallardo Goal 66' (pen.)



Brazil 2–0 Paraguay
Ronaldo Goal 9'34'

Semi-finals[edit]


Peru 0–7 Brazil
Denílson Goal 1'
Conceição Goal 28'
Romário Goal 36'49'
Leonardo Goal 45'55'
Djalminha Goal 77'

Third-place match[edit]

Mexico 1–0 Peru
Hernández Goal 82'

Final[edit]

Bolivia 1–3 Brazil
E. Sánchez Goal 45' Edmundo Goal 40'
Ronaldo Goal 79'
Zé Roberto Goal 90'

Result[edit]

 1997 Copa América Champions 

Brazil
Fifth title

Goalscorers[edit]

With six goals, Luis Hernández is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 67 goals were scored by 42 different players, with two of them credited as own goals.

6 goals

5 goals

3 Goals

2 goals

1 goal

Own goals

Final positions[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Eff
1  Brazil 6 6 0 0 22 3 +19 18 100%
2  Bolivia 6 5 0 1 10 5 +5 15 83.5%
3  Mexico 6 2 2 2 8 9 −1 8 44.4%
4  Peru 6 3 0 3 5 11 −6 9 50%
Eliminated in the Quarterfinals
5  Ecuador 4 2 2 0 5 2 +3 8 66.7%
6  Argentina 4 1 2 1 4 3 +1 5 41.7%
7  Paraguay 4 1 1 2 2 5 −3 4 33.3%
8  Colombia 4 1 0 3 6 7 −1 3 25%
Eliminated in the First Stage
9  Uruguay 3 1 0 2 2 2 0 3 33.3%
10  Costa Rica 3 0 1 2 2 10 −8 1 11.1%
11  Chile 3 0 0 3 1 5 −4 0 0%
12  Venezuela 3 0 0 3 0 5 −5 0 0%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Copa América Best Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 30 October 2015.

External links[edit]