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1995 Copa América Final

1995 Copa América Final
Event1995 Copa América
Uruguay won 5–3 on penalties
Date23 July 1995
VenueEstadio Centenario, Montevideo
RefereeBrizio Carter (Mexico)
Attendance60,000
1993
1997

The 1995 Copa América Final was the final match of the 1995 Copa América. It was held on July 23, 1995, in Montevideo, Uruguay. This was the fourth final for both Uruguay and reigning World Champion Brazil, and the third final featuring the two teams; previously Uruguay had defeated Brazil in 1983, with Brazil returning the favor in 1989 at the Estádio do Maracanã. Uruguay won the match 5–3 on penalties, continuing its historic run of winning every international tournament held in Uruguay. This remarkable streak includes South American Championships victories in 1917, 1923, 1924, 1942, 1956, and 1967, and the 1930 FIFA World Cup.

By winning the 1995 Copa América tournament, Uruguay qualified for the 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Route to the final

Uruguay Round Brazil
Opponent Result Group stage Opponent Result
 Venezuela 4–1 Match 1  Ecuador 1–0
 Paraguay 1–0 Match 2  Peru 2–0
 Mexico 1–1 Match 3  Colombia 3–0
Group A winner
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Uruguay 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7
 Paraguay 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 6
 Mexico 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 4
 Venezuela 3 0 0 3 4 10 −6 0
Final standings Group B winner
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 3 3 0 0 6 0 +6 9
 Colombia 3 1 1 1 2 4 −2 4
 Ecuador 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1 3
 Peru 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
Opponent Result Knockout stage Opponent Result
 Bolivia 2–1 Quarter-finals  Argentina 2–2 (4–2 p)
 Colombia 2–0 Semi-finals  United States 1–0

Match

Details

Uruguay
Brazil
GK 1 Fernando Álvez
DF 14 Gustavo Méndez Yellow card
DF 4 José Oscar Herrera Yellow card
DF 3 Eber Moas
DF 18 Tabaré Silva Substituted off 35'
MF 21 Diego Dorta Substituted off 45'
MF 5 Álvaro Gutiérrez
MF 11 Gus Poyet Yellow card
MF 10 Enzo Francescoli (c)
FW 9 Daniel Fonseca
FW 7 Marcelo Otero Substituted off 45'
Substitutions:
DF 6 Edgardo Adinolfi Substituted in 35'
MF 8 Pablo Bengoechea Substituted in 45'
FW 17 Sergio Martínez Substituted in 45'
Manager:
Uruguay Héctor Núñez
GK 1 Cláudio Taffarel
DF 2 Jorginho
DF 3 Aldair
DF 14 André Cruz
DF 6 Roberto Carlos Yellow card
MF 8 Dunga (c) Yellow card
MF 5 César Sampaio
MF 10 Juninho Yellow card Substituted off 69'
MF 11 Zinho Yellow card
FW 7 Edmundo
FW 9 Túlio
Substitutions:
MF 17 Beto Substituted in 69'
Manager:
Brazil Mário Zagallo

OFFICIALS

  • Assistant referees:
  • Fourth official: ()

MATCH RULES

  • 90 minutes
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level:
  • 3 (of 12) substitutions permitted

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