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2001 Copa América

2001 Copa América
Copa América 2001 official logo.png
Official logo
Tournament details
Host countryColombia
Dates11–29 July
Teams12 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s)7 (in 7 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Colombia (1st title)
Runners-up Mexico
Third place Honduras
Fourth place Uruguay
Tournament statistics
Matches played26
Goals scored60 (2.31 per match)
Top scorer(s)Colombia Víctor Aristizábal
(6 goals)
Best player(s)Honduras Amado Guevara[1]
1999
2004

The 2001 Copa América was held in Colombia, from 11 to 29 July. It was organised by CONMEBOL, South America's football governing body. Colombia won the tournament for the 1st time without conceding a goal.[2]

Brazil were the defending champions who were knocked out from the tournament by Honduras after suffering a 0–2 defeat in the quarter-final.[3]

There is no qualifying for the final tournament. CONMEBOL's ten South American countries participate, along with two more invited countries, making a total of twelve teams competing in the tournament. Originally, Mexico and CONCACAF Champions Canada were invited.

Prior to the tournament, three meetings were held by CONMEBOL authorities who were concerned about potential security issues in Colombia. On 1 July they announced the cancellation of the tournament.[4][5] Venezuela offered to host the competition, but on 6 July CONMEBOL decided to reinstate the plans for Colombia, and the tournament was held on schedule.

When the tournament was originally cancelled, Canada disbanded its training camp and Canadian players returned to their club teams. The Canadian Soccer Association announced they would not be able to participate in the reinstated tournament. With only a few days' notice, Costa Rica (CONCACAF) accepted an invite to take Canada's spot in the tournament. The Costa Ricans advanced to the knockout stage, losing in the quarterfinals.

Complaining about the sudden reversal, and claiming that Argentine players had received death threats from terrorist groups, the Argentine Football Association decided to withdraw from the competition on 10 July, in spite of Colombian authorities proposing to implement additional protection measures.[5] With the tournament starting the next day, Honduras (CONCACAF) were invited, arriving with barely enough players on 13 July in an airplane provided by the Colombian Air Force, after the tournament started and just a few hours before its first game. The Hondurans performed well through the tournament, finishing in third place.

Despite the pre-tournament concerns, there were no incidents of violence nor acts of assault towards any of the participating nations.

Venues

Armenia Barranquilla
Estadio Centenario Estadio Metropolitano
Capacity: 29,000 Capacity: 60,000
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Bogotá Cali
Estadio El Campín Estadio Pascual Guerrero
Capacity: 48,300 Capacity: 45,625
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Manizales Pereira Medellín
Estadio Palogrande Estadio Hernán Ramírez Villegas Estadio Atanasio Girardot
Capacity: 36,553 Capacity: 30,313 Capacity: 52,000
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Squads

For a complete list of participating squads: 2001 Copa América squads

First round

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

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.

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Colombia 3 3 0 0 5 0 +5 9
 Chile 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6
 Ecuador 3 1 0 2 5 5 0 3
 Venezuela 3 0 0 3 0 7 −7 0
Ecuador 1–4 Chile
Chalá Goal 52' Navia Goal 29'
Montecinos Goal 72'90'
Corrales Goal 84'
Attendance: 40,000[6]
Referee: Gilberto Hidalgo (Peru)

Colombia 2–0 Venezuela
Grisales Goal 15'
Aristizábal Goal 59' (pen.)

Chile 1–0 Venezuela
Montecinos Goal 78'
Attendance: 33,000[8]
Referee: Gilberto Alcalá (Mexico)

Colombia 1–0 Ecuador
Aristizábal Goal 29'

Ecuador 4–0 Venezuela
Delgado Goal 19'63'
Fernández Goal 29'
Méndez Goal 60'
Attendance: 20,000[10]
Referee: Gilberto Hidalgo (Peru)

Colombia 2–0 Chile
Aristizábal Goal 10' (pen.)
Arriaga Goal 90'

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6
 Mexico 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 4
 Peru 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 4
 Paraguay 3 0 2 1 4 6 −2 2
Peru 3–3 Paraguay
Lobatón Goal 16'
Pajuelo Goal 57'
Del Solar Goal 72'
Ferreira Goal 23'64'
Garay Goal 90'

Brazil 0–1 Mexico
Borgetti Goal 5'

Brazil 2–0 Peru
Guilherme Goal 9'
Denílson Goal 85'

Paraguay 0–0 Mexico
Referee: Roger Zambrano (Ecuador)

Peru 1–0 Mexico
Holsen Goal 48'

Brazil 3–1 Paraguay
Alex Goal 60'
Belletti Goal 89'
Denílson Goal 90'
Alvarenga Goal 11' (pen.)

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Costa Rica 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5 7
 Honduras 3 2 0 1 3 1 +2 6
 Uruguay 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
 Bolivia 3 0 0 3 0 7 −7 0



Honduras 2–0 Bolivia
Guevara Goal 53'68'

Bolivia 0–4 Costa Rica
Wanchope Goal 45'71'
Bryce Goal 63'
Fonseca Goal 84'
Referee: Luis Solórzano (Venezuela)

Honduras 1–0 Uruguay
Guevara Goal 86'
Referee: Roger Zambrano (Ecuador)

Ranking of third-placed teams

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
C  Uruguay 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
B  Peru 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 4
A  Ecuador 3 1 0 2 5 5 0 3

Knockout stage

 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
 
          
 
22 July – Pereira
 
 
 Chile 0
 
25 July – Pereira
 
 Mexico 2
 
 Mexico 2
 
22 July – Armenia
 
 Uruguay 1
 
 Uruguay 2
 
29 July – Bogotá
 
 Costa Rica 1
 
 Mexico 0
 
23 July – Manizales
 
 Colombia 1
 
 Brazil 0
 
26 July – Manizales
 
 Honduras 2
 
 Honduras 0
 
23 July – Armenia
 
 Colombia 2 Third Place
 
 Colombia 3
 
29 July – Bogotá
 
 Peru 0
 
 Uruguay 2 (4)
 
 
 Honduras 2 (5)
 

Quarter-finals

Chile 0–2 Mexico
Arellano Goal 17'
Osorno Goal 78'

Uruguay 2–1 Costa Rica
Lemos Goal 61' (pen.)
Lima Goal 87'
Wanchope Goal 52'
Attendance: 29,000[13]

Brazil 0–2 Honduras
Martínez Goal 57'90+4'

Colombia 3–0 Peru
Aristizábal Goal 50'69'
Hernández Goal 66'
Attendance: 30,000[15]
Referee: Gilberto Alcalá (Mexico)

Semi-finals

Mexico 2–1 Uruguay
Borgetti Goal 14'
García Aspe Goal 67' (pen.)
R. Morales Goal 32'

Colombia 2–0 Honduras
Bedoya Goal 6'
Aristizábal Goal 63'

Third-place match

Uruguay 2–2 Honduras
Bizera Goal 22'
Martínez Goal 45'
Martínez Goal 14'
Izaguirre Goal 42'
Penalties
Sorondo Penalty scored
Gutiérrez Penalty missed
Rodríguez Penalty scored
Lemos Penalty scored
Olivera Penalty scored
4–5 Penalty scored Pineda
Penalty scored Martínez
Penalty scored García
Penalty scored Medina
Penalty scored Izaguirre
Attendance: 47,000[18]
Referee: Gilberto Hidalgo (Peru)

Final

Colombia 1–0 Mexico
I. Córdoba Goal 65' Report

Result

 2001 Copa América Champions 

Colombia
1st title

Goal scorers

With six goals, Víctor Aristizábal is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 60 goals were scored by 41 different players, with none of them credited as own goal.

1 goal

Final positions

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Eff
1  Colombia 6 6 0 0 11 0 +11 18 100.0%
2  Mexico 6 3 1 2 5 3 +2 10 55.6%
3  Honduras 6 3 1 2 7 5 +2 10 55.6%
4  Uruguay 6 2 2 2 7 7 0 8 44.4%
Eliminated in the Quarterfinals
5  Costa Rica 4 2 1 1 7 3 +4 7 58.3%
6  Brazil 4 2 0 2 5 4 +1 6 50.0%
7  Chile 4 2 0 2 5 5 0 6 50.0%
8  Peru 4 1 1 2 4 8 −4 4 33.3%
Eliminated in the First Stage
9  Ecuador 3 1 0 2 5 5 0 3 33.3%
10  Paraguay 3 0 2 1 4 6 −2 2 22.2%
11  Bolivia 3 0 0 3 0 7 −7 0 0.0%
12  Venezuela 3 0 0 3 0 7 −7 0 0.0%

Marketing

Sponsorship

Global platinum sponsor:

Global gold sponsor:

Local supplier

Theme song

  • "Irresistible" by American singer Jessica Simpson was the official theme song for the tournament. CONMEBOL chose the song to introduce the tournament to a younger audience. The song was a hit single in South America at the time.
  • "Bulería" by Spanish singer David Bisbal for Univision coverage for Copa América 2001

References

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