1999 Copa América

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1999 Copa América
1999 Copa América logo.svg
Tournament details
Host countryParaguay
DatesJune 29 – July 18
Teams12 (from 3 confederations)
Venue(s)5 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Brazil (6th title)
Runners-up Uruguay
Third place Mexico
Fourth place Chile
Tournament statistics
Matches played26
Goals scored74 (2.85 per match)
Top scorer(s)Brazil Ronaldo
Brazil Rivaldo
(5 goals each)
Best player(s)Brazil Rivaldo[1]
1997
2001

The 1999 Copa América was a football tournament held in Paraguay, from June 29 to July 18. It was organized by CONMEBOL, South America's football governing body.

Due to the low number of entrants, there is no qualifying for the final tournament. Japan became the first non-American team to participate. Uruguay sent a youth team.

Competing nations[edit]

As with previous tournaments, all ten members of CONMEBOL participated in the competition. In order to bring the number of competing teams to twelve, CONMEBOL invited Mexico (accepting their fourth invitation) from the CONCACAF and Japan from the AFC.

Venues[edit]

A total of four host cities hosted the tournament. The opening and final game were hosted by Estadio Defensores del Chaco.

Pedro Juan Caballero
Monumental Río Parapití
Capacity: 30,000
Ciudad del Este
Estadio Antonio Oddone Sarubbi
Capacity: 28,000
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Asunción Luque
Estadio Defensores del Chaco Estadio General Pablo Rojas Estadio Feliciano Cáceres
Capacity: 36,000 Capacity: 32,910 Capacity: 25,000
Defensores del Chaco.JPG Ollamonumental.jpg Estadio Feliciano Caceres 2010.jpg

Squads[edit]

For a complete list of participating squads: 1999 Copa América squads

Venue selection[edit]

Paraguay was chosen to be the venue by defeating Colombia by seven votes to three.

Group stage[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.

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
 Paraguay 3 2 1 0 5 0 +5 7
 Peru 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
 Bolivia 3 0 2 1 1 2 −1 2
 Japan 3 0 1 2 3 8 −5 1
Peru 3–2 Japan
Soto Goal 70'
Holsen Goal 74'81'
Lopes Goal 6'
Miura Goal 77'

Paraguay 4–0 Japan
Benítez Goal 18'62'
Santa Cruz Goal 40'86'

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 3 3 0 0 10 1 +9 9
 Mexico 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6
 Chile 3 1 0 2 3 2 +1 3
 Venezuela 3 0 0 3 1 13 −12 0
Brazil 7–0 Venezuela
Ronaldo Goal 28'62'
Emerson Goal 40'
Amoroso Goal 54'81'
Ronaldinho Goal 74'
Rivaldo Goal 82'
Report


Suspended at 85th minute because of fog.

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Colombia 3 3 0 0 6 1 +5 9
 Argentina 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 6
 Uruguay 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
 Ecuador 3 0 0 3 3 7 −4 0
Argentina 3–1 Ecuador
Simeone Goal 12'
Palermo Goal 55'61'
Kaviedes Goal 77'

In this match Martín Palermo missed 3 penalties, one was saved by Miguel Calero. Colombia were also awarded two penalties, they scored one and missed one. So from a total of 5 penalties in this game, 4 were missed.

Uruguay 2–1 Ecuador
Zalayeta Goal 72'74' Kaviedes Goal 78'

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
B  Chile 3 1 0 2 3 2 +1 3
C  Uruguay 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
A  Bolivia 3 0 2 1 1 2 −1 2

Knockout stage[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
10 July – Asunción
 
 
 Paraguay 1 (3)
 
13 July – Asunción
 
 Uruguay 1 (5)
 
 Uruguay 1 (5)
 
11 July – Luque
 
 Chile 1 (3)
 
 Colombia 2
 
18 July – Asunción
 
 Chile 3
 
 Uruguay 0
 
10 July – Asunción
 
 Brazil 3
 
 Peru 3 (2)
 
14 July – Ciudad del Este
 
 Mexico 3 (4)
 
 Mexico 0
 
11 July – Ciudad del Este
 
 Brazil 2 Third place
 
 Brazil 2
 
17 July – Asunción
 
 Argentina 1
 
 Chile 1
 
 
 Mexico 2
 

Quarter-finals[edit]



Chile 3–2 Colombia
Reyes Goal 25'50'
Zamorano Goal 65'
Bolaño Goal 7'
Bonilla Goal 35'

Semi-finals[edit]


Third-place match[edit]

Final[edit]

Result[edit]

 1999 Copa América Champions 

Brazil
Sixth title

Goal scorers[edit]

With five goals apiece, Ronaldo and Rivaldo were the tournament's top scorers. In total, 74 goals were scored by 45 different players, with one credited as an own goal.

Final positions[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Eff
1  Brazil 6 6 0 0 17 2 +15 18 100.0%
2  Uruguay 6 1 2 3 4 9 −5 5 27.8%
3  Mexico 6 3 1 2 10 9 +1 10 55.6%
4  Chile 6 2 1 3 8 7 +1 7 38.9%
Eliminated in the Quarterfinals
5  Colombia 4 3 0 1 8 4 +4 9 75.0%
6  Paraguay 4 2 2 0 6 1 +5 8 66.7%
7  Peru 4 2 1 1 7 6 +1 7 58.3%
8  Argentina 4 2 0 2 6 6 0 6 50.0%
Eliminated in the First Stage
9  Bolivia 3 0 2 1 1 2 −1 2 22.2%
10  Japan 3 0 1 2 3 8 −5 1 11.1%
11  Ecuador 3 0 0 3 3 7 −4 0 0.0%
12  Venezuela 3 0 0 3 1 13 −12 0 0.0%

Marketing[edit]

Sponsorship[edit]

Global platinum sponsor

Global gold sponsor

Local suppliers

Theme song[edit]

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]