1979 Copa América


1979 Copa América
1979 Copa América
Tournament details
Dates July 10 - December 12
Teams 10 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions  Paraguay (2nd title)
Runners-up  Chile
Third place  Brazil
Fourth place  Peru
Tournament statistics
Matches played 27
Goals scored 61 (2.26 per match)
Top scorer(s) Chile Jorge Peredo (4)
Paraguay Eugenio Morel (4)
1975
1983

The 1979 edition of the Copa América soccer tournament was played between July 10 and December 12. This time, the continental champion would not go to the FIFA World Cup. It was not held in a particular country, all matches were played on a home and away basis. Defending champions Peru got a bye into the semifinals.

Contents

First round

The teams were drawn into three groups, consisting of three teams each. Each team played twice (home and away) against the other teams in their group, with two points for a win, one point for a draw, nil points for a loss. The winner of each group advanced to the semi-finals.


Peru qualified automatically as holders for the semifinal.


Group A

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA
 Chile 5 4 2 1 1 10 2
 Colombia 5 4 2 1 1 5 2
 Venezuela 2 4 0 2 2 1 12
August 1, 1979
Venezuela  0–0  Colombia Pueblo Nuevo, San Cristóbal
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Bolivia Luis Barrancos

August 8, 1979
Venezuela  1–1  Chile Pueblo Nuevo, San Cristóbal
Attendance: 14,000
Referee: Peru César Pagano
Carvajal Goal 70' Peredo Goal 81'

August 15, 1979
Colombia  1–0  Chile Estadio El Campín, Bogota
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Brazil Romualdo Arppi Filho
Díaz Goal 21'

August 22, 1979
Colombia  4–0  Venezuela Estadio El Campín, Bogota
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Argentina Carlos Espósito
Iguarán Goal 17'
Valverde Goal 53'
Chaparro Goal 59'
Morón Goal 86'

August 29, 1979
Chile  7–0  Venezuela Estadio Nacional, Santiago
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Peru Enrique Labó
Peredo Goal 3'59'
Rivas Goal 38'54'
Véliz Goal 76'
Soto Goal 80'
Yañez Goal 84'
Paéz Red card

September 5, 1979
Chile  2–0  Colombia Estadio Nacional, Santiago
Attendance: 85,000
Referee: Paraguay Wilfredo Cáceres
Caszely Goal 14'
Peredo Goal 58'

Group B

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA
 Brazil 5 4 2 1 1 7 5
 Bolivia 4 4 2 0 2 4 7
 Argentina 3 4 1 1 2 7 6
July 18, 1979
Bolivia  2–1  Argentina Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Colombia Octavio Sierra
Reynaldo Goal 29'66' López Goal 5'

July 26, 1979
Bolivia  2–1  Brazil Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Colombia Octavio Sánchez
Aragonés Goal 36' (pen.)63' Roberto Dinamite Goal 30' (pen.)

August 2, 1979
Brazil  2–1  Argentina Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 130,000
Referee: Peru Edison Pérez
Zico Goal 2'
Tita Goal 54'
Coscia Goal 29'

August 8, 1979
Argentina  3–0  Bolivia Estadio José Amalfitani, Buenos Aires
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Chile Sergio Vázquez
Passarella Goal 1'
Gáspari Goal 15'
Maradona Goal 65'

August 16, 1979
Brazil  2–0  Bolivia Estádio Morumbi, São Paulo
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Venezuela José Vergara
Tita Goal 46'
Zico Goal 90'

August 23, 1979
Argentina  2–2  Brazil Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires
Attendance: 68,000
Referee: Uruguay Roque Cerullo
Passarella Goal 38'
Díaz Goal 71'
Gallego Red card
Sócrates Goal 17'65' (pen.)
Zico Red card

Group C

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA
 Paraguay 6 4 2 2 0 6 3
 Uruguay 4 4 1 2 1 5 5
 Ecuador 2 4 1 0 3 4 7
August 29, 1979
Ecuador  1–2  Paraguay Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Argentina Carlos Espósito
Torres Garcés Goal 64' (pen) Talavera Goal 22'
Solalinde Goal 77'

September 5, 1979
Ecuador  2–1  Uruguay Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Brazil Romualdo Arppi Filho
Tenorio Goal 6'
Alarcón Goal 9'
Victorino Goal 79' (pen)
Castillo Red card 65'

September 13, 1979
Paraguay  2–0  Ecuador Defensores del Chaco, Asunción
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Argentina Abel Gnecco
Morel Goal 27'
Osorio Goal 48'

September 16, 1979
Uruguay  2–1  Ecuador Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Brazil Oscar Scolfaro
Bica Goal 4'
Victorino Goal 57' (pen)
Maneiro Red card 78'
Klinger Goal 77'
Granda Red card 57'
Ron Red card 81'

September 20, 1979
Paraguay  0–0  Uruguay Defensores del Chaco, Asunción
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Chile Sergio Vásquez
Ovelar Red card 35'

September 26, 1979
Uruguay  2–2  Paraguay Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Peru Edison Pérez
Milar Goal 54' (pen.)
Paz Goal 83'
Morel Goal 34'88'

Semifinals

October 17, 1979
Peru  1 – 2  Chile Estadio Nacional, Lima
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Arppi Filho (BRA)
Mosquera Goal 71' Caszely Goal 36', Goal 76'


October 24, 1979
Chile  0 – 0  Peru Estadio Nacional, Santiago
Attendance: 75,000
Referee: Cardellino (URU)


October 24, 1979
Paraguay  2 – 1  Brazil Defensores del Chaco, Asunción
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Barretto (URU)
E. Morel Goal 16'
Talavera Goal 35'
Palhinha Goal 79'


October 31, 1979
Brazil  2 – 2  Paraguay Maracaná, Río de Janeiro
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Espósito (ARG)
Falcão Goal 29'
Sócrates Goal 61' (pk)
M. Morel Goal 31'
Romero Goal 68'

Finals

November 28, 1979
Paraguay  3 – 0  Chile Defensores del Chaco, Asunción
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Da Rosa (URU)
Romero Goal 12'85'
M. Morel Goal 36'


December 5, 1979
Chile  1 – 0  Paraguay Estadio Nacional, Santiago
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Barreto (URU)
Rivas Goal 10'

Final play-off

December 11, 1979
Paraguay  0 – 0
(a.e.t.)
 Chile Estadio José Amalfitani, Buenos Aires
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Coelho (BRA)
Paraguay won on goals aggregate (3-1)

Result

 Copa América 1979 Winners 

Paraguay
Second title

Individual scorers

Four goals
Three goals
Two goals
One goal
  • Argentina Hugo Coscia
  • Argentina Roberto Osvaldo Díaz

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