The 2018 Copa América Femenina was the eighth edition of the CONMEBOL Copa América Femenina (also referred to as the Copa América Femenina), the quadrennial international football competition for women's national teams in South America affiliated with CONMEBOL. The tournament was played between 4 and 22 April 2018 in Chile.
The tournament provided two direct qualifying places and a play-off place (against the fourth-placed team from CONCACAF) for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France, one direct qualifying place and a play-off place (against the second-placed team from CAF) for the 2020 Summer Olympic women's football tournament in Japan, and three (teams finishing third to fifth) for the 2019 Pan American Games women's football tournament in Lima, besides Peru who qualified automatically as hosts.
|2018 Copa América Femenina|
|CONMEBOL Copa América Femenina|
|Teams||10 (from 1 confederation)|
|Venue(s)||2 (in 2 host cities)|
|Champions||Brazil (7th title)|
|Goals scored||99 (3.81 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Catalina Usme (9 goals)|
|Fair play award||Chile|
All ten CONMEBOL member national teams entered the tournament.
|Team||Appearance||Previous best performance||FIFA ranking|
at start of event
|Bolivia||7th||Fifth place (1995)||84|
|Brazil (holders)||8th||Champions (1991, 1995, 1998, 2003, 2010, 2014)||8|
|Chile (hosts)||8th||Runners-up (1991)||40|
|Colombia||6th||Runners-up (2010, 2014)||24|
|Ecuador||7th||Third place (2014)||Not ranked|
|Paraguay||6th||Fourth place (2006)||50|
|Peru||6th||Third place (1998)||59|
|Uruguay||6th||Third place (2006)||68|
|Venezuela||7th||Third place (1991)||64|
On 28 March 2018, CONMEBOL announced that the city of Ovalle would no longer host matches, and matches originally to be played at Estadio Diaguita on 8 and 11 April would be moved to La Serena and Coquimbo respectively.
|Estadio La Portada||Estadio Municipal Francisco Sánchez Rumoroso|
|Capacity: 18,243||Capacity: 18,750|
The draw of the tournament was held on 1 March 2018, 13:00 CLST (UTC−3), at the ANFP Auditorium in Santiago, Chile. The ten teams were drawn into two groups of five teams. The hosts Chile and the defending champions Brazil were seeded into Groups A and B respectively, while the remaining teams were placed into four "pairing pots" according to their results in the 2014 Copa América Femenina.
|Seeds||Pot 1||Pot 2||Pot 3||Pot 4|
| Chile (Group A)
Brazil (Group B)
Each team could register a maximum of 22 players (three of whom must be goalkeepers).
A total of 12 referees and 20 assistant referees were selected for the tournament.
In the first stage, the teams were ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss). If tied on points, tiebreakers would be applied in the following order (Regulations Article 18.1):
The top two teams of each group advanced to the final stage.
|3||Paraguay||4||2||1||1||7||7||0||7||2019 Pan American Games|
The overall fifth-placed team in the first stage qualified for the 2019 Pan American Games.
|1||A||Paraguay||4||2||1||1||7||7||0||7||2019 Pan American Games|
In the final stage, the teams were ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss). If tied on points, tiebreakers would be applied in the following order, taking into account only matches in the final stage (Regulations Article 18.2):
|1||Brazil||3||3||0||0||9||1||+8||9||2019 FIFA Women's World Cup and 2020 Summer Olympics|
|2||Chile (H)||3||1||1||1||5||3||+2||4||2019 FIFA Women's World Cup and Olympic CAF–CONMEBOL play-off|
|3||Argentina||3||1||0||2||3||8||−5||3||World Cup CONCACAF–CONMEBOL play-off and 2019 Pan American Games|
|4||Colombia||3||0||1||2||1||6||−5||1||2019 Pan American Games|
There were 99 goals scored in 26 matches, for an average of 3.81 goals per match.
1 own goal
|2018 Copa América Femenina Winners|
The following three teams from CONMEBOL qualified for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. Argentina qualified by winning the play-off against the 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship fourth-placed team, Panama.
|Team||Qualified on||Previous appearances in FIFA Women's World Cup1|
|Brazil||19 April 2018||7 (1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015)|
|Chile||22 April 2018||0 (debut)|
|Argentina||13 November 2018||2 (2003, 2007)|
The following team from CONMEBOL qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympic women's football tournament. Chile will qualify if they win the play-off against the 2020 CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament second-placed team.
|Team||Qualified on||Previous appearances in Summer Olympics2|
|Brazil||22 April 2018||6 (1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)|
The following four teams from CONMEBOL qualified for the 2019 Pan American Games women's football tournament, including Peru which qualified as hosts.
|Team||Qualified on||Previous appearances in Pan American Games3|
|Peru||11 October 2013||0 (debut)|
|Paraguay||13 April 2018||1 (2007)|
|Argentina||22 April 2018||4 (2003, 2007, 2011, 2015)|
|Colombia||22 April 2018||2 (2011, 2015)|
This article describes about the squads for the 2018 Copa América Femenina.Camila Sáez
Camila Alejandra Sáez Oyaneder (born 17 October 1994) is a Chilean footballer who plays as a defender for Spanish top league club Rayo Vallecano and the Chile national team.Colombia women's national football team
The Colombia women's national football team represents Colombia in international women's football competitions and are controlled by the Colombian Football Federation. They are a member of the CONMEBOL. The team is currently ranked 22nd in the FIFA Ranking and have qualified for two FIFA Women's World Cups, in Germany 2011 and Canada 2015.
Colombia is one of South America's best-ranked national teams, and are also the third nation of the continent to qualify for World Cup and the Olympics, besides Brazil and Argentina. Colombia was the first Spanish-speaking country whose women's team advanced beyond the group stage in a World Cup (in 2015).
Las Cafeteras also had participated in all Copa América Femenina editions since 1998. Colombia were runners-up in 2010 and 2014.Daniela Caracas
Daniela Caracas González (born 25 April 1997) is a Colombian footballer who plays as a defender for Atlético Huila and the Colombia women's national team.Edina Alves Batista
Edina Alves Batista (born 10 January 1980) is a Brazilian association football referee.Estefanía Banini
Estefanía Romina Banini Ruiz (born 21 June 1990) is an Argentine footballer who plays as a forward on loan for Spanish club Levante UD. She also plays for the Washington Spirit in the NWSL and the Argentina women's national team.
Banini has previously spent four seasons with Colo-Colo of the Chilean women's football championship, two seasons with the Spirit, and a season with Valencia. Banini is a member of the Argentine women's national team. She is often referred to as the female equivalent of male football star Lionel Messi and the Marta of Argentina.Football at the 2019 Pan American Games – Women's tournament
The Women's football tournament at the 2019 Pan American Games will be held in Lima during July and August 2019.Francisca Lara
Francisca Alejandra Lara Lara (born 29 July 1990), known as Pancha Lara, is a Chilean footballer who plays as a midfielder for Spanish club Sevilla FC and the Chile women's national team.Jemina Rolfo
Jemina Elisabet Rolfo Cristino (born 20 February 1995) is a Uruguayan footballer who plays as a midfielder for CA Peñarol and the Uruguay women's national team.Jessica Caro
Jessica Caro García (born 20 July 1988) is a Colombian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Generaciones Palmiranas and the Colombia women's national team.Manuela Vanegas
Manuela Vanegas Cataño (born 9 November 2000) is a Colombian footballer who plays as a defender for Formas Íntimas and the Colombia women's national team.Mariela Coronel
Mariela del Carmen Coronel (born 20 June 1981) is an Argentine footballer who plays as a midfielder for Granada CF in Spain's Segunda División. She previously played for Club Atlético Independiente and San Lorenzo de Almagro in her country, and CD Transportes Alcaine in Spain.María José Rojas
María José Alondra Rojas Pino (born 17 December 1987) is a Chilean footballer who currently plays as a forward for SK Slavia Praha in the Czech First Division and the Chile national team.Milagros Otazú
Milagros Ayelén Otazú (born 31 May 2001) is an Argentine footballer who plays as a left back for UAI Urquiza and the Argentina women's national team.Oriana Altuve
Oriana Yoselyn Altuve Mancilla (born 3 October 1992) is a Venezuelan footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Rayo Vallecano and the Venezuela women's national team.Ruth Bravo
Linda Ruth Bravo Sarmiento (born 6 March 1992) is an Argentine footballer who plays as a midfielder for Spanish Primera División club Rayo Vallecano and the Argentina women's national team.Sindy Ramírez
Sindy Noelia Ramírez Acosta (born 28 January 1991) is a Uruguayan footballer and a futsal player who plays as a forward and a pivot for Argentine club San Lorenzo de Almagro (both football and futsal sides) and the Uruguay women's national football team.Vanina Correa
Vanina Noemí Correa (born 13 August 1983) is an Argentine footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Rosario Central and the Argentina women's national team. She has played for Renato Cesarini, Boca Juniors and Social Lux in her country.Yessenia López
Yesenia Andrea López López (born 20 October 1990), known as Paloma López, is a Chilean footballer who plays as a midfielder for Colo-Colo and the Chile women's national team.
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