2018 Copa América Femenina

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.[1]

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,[2] 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,[3] 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.[4][5]

Brazil defended successfully their title winning all their matches. It was their seventh Copa América Femenina title.[6]

2018 Copa América Femenina
CONMEBOL Copa América Femenina
Chile 2018
Copa-America-Femenina-2018
Tournament details
Host countryChile
Dates4–22 April
Teams10 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Brazil (7th title)
Runners-up Chile
Third place Argentina
Fourth place Colombia
Tournament statistics
Matches played26
Goals scored99 (3.81 per match)
Top scorer(s)Colombia Catalina Usme (9 goals)
Fair play award Chile

Host selection

Chile were named hosts in April 2017.[5] Dates were announced on 21 July 2017.[7]

Teams

All ten CONMEBOL member national teams entered the tournament.

Team Appearance Previous best performance FIFA ranking
at start of event[8]
 Argentina 7th Champions (2006) 37
 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

Venues

On 25 October 2017, the ANFP announced that 3 cities would host the tournament, all of them within the Coquimbo Region.[9][10]

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.[11]

La Serena Coquimbo
Estadio La Portada Estadio Municipal Francisco Sánchez Rumoroso
Capacity: 18,243 Capacity: 18,750
La Portada La Serena EstadioFranciscoSánchezRumoroso

Draw

The draw of the tournament was held on 1 March 2018, 13:00 CLST (UTC−3), at the ANFP Auditorium in Santiago, Chile.[12] 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.[13]

Seeds Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4
 Chile (Group A)
 Brazil (Group B)
 Colombia
 Ecuador
 Argentina
 Paraguay
 Uruguay
 Venezuela
 Peru
 Bolivia

Squads

Each team could register a maximum of 22 players (three of whom must be goalkeepers).[14]

Match officials

A total of 12 referees and 20 assistant referees were selected for the tournament.[15]

First stage

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):[14]

  1. Goal difference;
  2. Goals scored;
  3. Head-to-head result in games between tied teams;
  4. Drawing of lots.

The top two teams of each group advanced to the final stage.

All times are local, CLST (UTC−3).[16]

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Colombia 4 3 1 0 16 2 +14 10 Final stage
2  Chile (H) 4 2 2 0 8 2 +6 8
3  Paraguay 4 2 1 1 7 7 0 7 2019 Pan American Games
4  Uruguay 4 0 1 3 2 11 −9 1
5  Peru 4 0 1 3 1 12 −11 1
Colombia 7–0 Uruguay
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Chile 1–1 Paraguay
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Paraguay 3–0 Peru
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Chile 1–1 Colombia
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Uruguay 1–1 Peru
Report
  • Martínez Goal 37'
Colombia 5–1 Paraguay
Report
  • Cortaza Goal 90+2'
Colombia 3–0 Peru
Report
Chile 1–0 Uruguay
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Paraguay 2–1 Uruguay
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Peru 0–5 Chile
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Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Brazil 4 4 0 0 22 1 +21 12 Final stage
2  Argentina 4 3 0 1 12 6 +6 9
3  Venezuela 4 2 0 2 9 6 +3 6
4  Bolivia 4 1 0 3 1 18 −17 3
5  Ecuador 4 0 0 4 3 16 −13 0
Ecuador 0–1 Venezuela
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Brazil 3–1 Argentina
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Argentina 3–0 Bolivia
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Brazil 8–0 Ecuador
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Venezuela 8–0 Bolivia
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Ecuador 3–6 Argentina
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Ecuador 0–1 Bolivia
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  • Morón Goal 68' (pen.)
Brazil 4–0 Venezuela
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Argentina 2–0 Venezuela
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Bolivia 0–7 Brazil
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Ranking of group third place

The overall fifth-placed team in the first stage qualified for the 2019 Pan American Games.

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 A  Paraguay 4 2 1 1 7 7 0 7 2019 Pan American Games
2 B  Venezuela 4 2 0 2 9 6 +3 6

Final stage

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):[14]

  1. Goal difference;
  2. Goals scored;
  3. Head-to-head result in games between tied teams;
  4. Fair play points (first yellow card: minus 1 point; second yellow card / red card: minus 3 points; direct red card: minus 4 points; yellow card and direct red card: minus 5 points);
  5. Drawing of lots.
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
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
Colombia 1–3 Argentina
Report
Brazil 3–1 Chile
Report
Brazil 3–0 Argentina
Report
Colombia 0–0 Chile
Report
Chile 4–0 Argentina
Report
Brazil 3–0 Colombia
Report

Goalscorers

There were 99 goals scored in 26 matches, for an average of 3.81 goals per match.

9 goals

6 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

Awards

 2018 Copa América Femenina Winners 

Brazil
Seventh title

Qualification for international tournaments

Qualified teams for FIFA Women's World Cup

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[17] 7 (1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015)
 Chile 22 April 2018[18] 0 (debut)
 Argentina 13 November 2018[19] 2 (2003, 2007)
1 Bold indicates champions for that year. Italic indicates hosts for that year.

Qualified teams for Summer Olympics

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[18] 6 (1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
2 Bold indicates champions for that year. Italic indicates hosts for that year.

Qualified teams for Pan American Games

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)
3 Bold indicates champions for that year. Italic indicates hosts for that year.

References

  1. ^ "Paraguay, Chile, Ecuador y Argentina realizarán torneos sudamericanos femeninos". CONMEBOL.com. 25 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Circular #1565 - FIFA women's tournaments 2018-2019" (PDF). FIFA.com. 11 November 2016.
  3. ^ "OC for FIFA Competitions approves procedures for the Final Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup". FIFA.com. 14 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Qualification System manual" (PDF). www.panamsports.org/. Pan American Sports Organization. 25 April 2018. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  5. ^ a b 13, Tele. "[VIDEO] ANFP anuncia que Chile albergará la Copa América femenina en 2018".
  6. ^ "Brasil alcanza su séptimo título de campeón de Copa América femenina". CONMEBOL.com. 22 April 2018.
  7. ^ "La Copa América Femenina se celebrará del 4 al 22 de abril". CONMEBOL.com. 21 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Women's Ranking – 23 March 2018 (CONMEBOL)". FIFA.com.
  9. ^ "¡En abril, la #CopaAmericaFemenina Chile 2018 se tomará la IV Región! La Serena, Coquimbo y Ovalle son las sedes oficiales del torneo" [On April, the Copa América Femenina Chile 2018 will take over the IV Region! La Serena, Coquimbo and Ovalle will be the official host cities of the tournament]. @ANFPChile (in Spanish). Twitter. 25 October 2017. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
  10. ^ "Oficializan la Copa América Femenina - Chile 2018: La Serena, Ovalle y Coquimbo serán las sedes". CONMEBOL.com. 26 October 2017.
  11. ^ "Cambios de sedes en la CONMEBOL Copa América Femenina". CONMEBOL.com. 4 April 2018.
  12. ^ "El 1º de marzo se sortea la Copa América Femenina – Chile 2018" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL. 21 February 2018. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  13. ^ "La Copa América Femenina 2018 ya se empieza a palpitar". CONMEBOL.com. 1 March 2018.
  14. ^ a b c "Reglamento – Copa América Femenina Chile 2018" (PDF). CONMEBOL.com.
  15. ^ "Lista de árbitras convocadas - (CA-CH2018)" (PDF). CONMEBOL.com.
  16. ^ "Nota y Fixture" (PDF). CONMEBOL.com.
  17. ^ "Brazil win ticket to France with room to spare". FIFA.com. 20 April 2018.
  18. ^ a b "Chile qualify for maiden Women's World Cup". FIFA.com. 23 April 2018.
  19. ^ "Argentina outlast Panama to end Women's World Cup drought". FIFA.com. 14 November 2018.

External links

2018 Copa América Femenina squads

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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