The 1993 Copa América was the 36th Copa América, CONMEBOL's football tournament for national teams. It was held in Ecuador between June 15 and July 4. All 10 CONMEBOL members took part, but for the first time two nations from outside CONMEBOL were invited to take part in the tournament, to round out the format. Mexico and the USA were the invited teams for this tournament. Argentina defeated Mexico in the final 2–1 to win their record 14th continental championship.
|1993 Copa América|
|Dates||June 15 – July 4|
|Teams||12 (from 2 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||7 (in 6 host cities)|
|Champions||Argentina (14th title)|
|Goals scored||64 (2.46 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| José Luis Dolgetta |
|Best player(s)||Sergio Goycochea|
|Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa||Estadio Bellavista|
|Capacity: 40,948||Capacity: 22,000|
|Estadio Reales Tamarindos||Estadio Alejandro Serrano Aguilar|
|Capacity: 18,000||Capacity: 22,000|
|Estadio 9 de Mayo||Estadio Monumental Isidro Romero Carbo||Estadio George Capwell|
|Capacity: 16,500||Capacity: 89,932||Capacity: 25,000|
For a complete list of all participating squads: 1993 Copa América squads
The teams were divided into three groups of four teams each. Each team plays one match against each of the other teams within the same group. Two (2) 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 two best third place teams also advance to the quarter-finals.
|Key to colours in group tables|
|Group winners, runners-up, and best two third-placed teams advance to the quarter-finals|
Fernández 57', 81'
E. Hurtado 65'
E. Hurtado 35'
|Dolgetta 68', 80'
|Monzón 37'||Del Solar 77'|
Zambrano 51', 59'
|Del Solar 14' (pen.)|
|Palhinha 15', 72'
|Ruggeri 28'||Patiño 14'|
|Maturana 18' (pen.)||Etcheverry 14'|
|Simeone 2'||Rincón 5'|
At the end of the first stage, a comparison was made between the third-placed teams of each group. The two third-placed teams with the best results advanced to the quarter-finals.
|26 June – Quito|
|30 June – Quito|
|27 June – Quito|
|4 July – Guayaquil|
|26 June – Guayaquil|
|1 July – Guayaquil|
|27 June – Guayaquil|
|Argentina||0 (6)||Third place|
|3 July – Portoviejo|
|E. Hurtado 33'
Ramírez 43' (o.g.)
|Perea 88'||Saralegui 63'|
|Rodríguez 69'||Report||Müller 37'|
|García Aspe 22' (pen.), 44'
|Del Solar 55' (pen.)
R. Ramírez 54'
|Batistuta 63', 74'||Galindo 67' (pen.)|
With four goals, José Luis Dolgetta was the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 64 goals were scored by 41 different players, with one credited as an own goal.
|Eliminated in the Quarterfinals|
|Eliminated in the First Stage|
The 1993 Copa América Final was the final match of the 1993 Copa América. It was held on July 4, 1993, in Guayaquil. Argentina won the match 2–1 against Mexico. This was the first time a non-CONMEBOL nation played in a Copa América final.
Argentina won the Copa América for the 14th time, and defended their title.1993 Copa América squads
Below are the rosters for the 1993 Copa América tournament in Ecuador, from 15 June to 4 July 1993. The competition featured the debut of two teams (Mexico and the United States) and as a result the tournament format changed to one with three groups of four teams each.Alexis García
Alexis Enrique García Vega (born 21 July 1960) is a Colombian retired football midfielder. He is currently the manager of Deportivo Pasto in the Categoría Primera A.Alicio Solalinde
Alicio Ignacio Solalinde Miers (born February 1, 1952) is a former football defender that now works as a coach.Arturo Salah
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Benjamín Galindo Marentes (born December 11, 1960 in Tierra Blanca, Zacatecas), nicknamed El Maestro (The Master), is a Mexican former footballer. He participated with the national team in the 1994 FIFA World Cup.Guillermo Muñoz
Guillermo Muñoz Ramírez (born 20 October 1961 in Monterrey) is a retired Mexican football defender, who was nicknamed "El Turbo". He has 20 caps for the Mexico national team between 1987 and 1993, and on the squad at the 1993 Copa América. He made his debut on 17 January 1987.Gustavo Zapata
Gustavo Miguel Zapata (born 15 October 1967 in Saladillo) is a retired Argentine footballer who played as a midfielder. He played for the Argentine national team at the 1991 Copa América in Chile, the 1993 Copa América in Ecuador, and in 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification.Juan Hernández (footballer)
Juan Hernández Ramírez (born 8 March 1965 in Mexico City) is a retired Mexican football defender. He obtained a total number of 36 caps for the Mexico national team between 1987 and 1993, and was a squad member at the 1993 Copa América. He made his debut on 17 March 1987. In 2009, during the Club América 93rd anniversary, Hernández Ramírez was inducted into the players hall of fame for being considered a talented player throughout the 1980s and 1990s although his league titles were limited to 1987-1988 and the 1988-1989 championships.Luis Fernando Herrera
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He is current head coach for Atlético HuilaLuis Musrri
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Mario Enrique Lepe González (born 25 March 1965) is a retired Chilean footballer. He spent his entire career with Universidad Católica. He also represented the Chilean national side.
On 19 April 2012, Lepe was fired as coach after Universidad Católica failed to advance to the next stage of the Copa Libertadores.Nelson Parraguez
Nelson Rodrigo Parraguez Riveros (born April 5, 1971) is a retired Chilean football midfielder who was capped 52 times for the Chilean national team between 1991 and 2001, including three games at the 1998 FIFA World Cup.Paraguez played most of his career for Universidad Católica where he won one league title and two Copa Chile.
He also played abroad for Necaxa of Mexico and Nueva Chicago of Argentina.Rodrigo Barrera
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