2016 Copa América Centenario
Centennial Copa America
Copa america centenario.jpg
Tournament details
Host countryFlag of the United States.png United States
Dates3–26 June
Teams16 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s)10 (in 10 host cities)
Tournament statistics
Matches played20
Goals scored55 (2.75 per match)
Attendance809,763 (40,488 per match)
Top scorer(s)Flag of Argentina Lionel Messi
Brazil Philippe Coutinho (3 goals each)

The Copa América Centenario is an international men's football tournament being held in the United States in 2016. The competition is a celebration of the centenary of CONMEBOL and the Copa América, and is the first Copa América hosted outside of South America.

The tournament is the 45th edition of Copa América since its inception in 1916. It is being held as part of an agreement between CONMEBOL (the South American football confederation) and CONCACAF (the football confederation for North and Central America and the Caribbean) as a special edition between the usual four-year cycle, and features an expanded field of 16 teams (an increase from the usual 12), with all ten teams from CONMEBOL and six teams from CONCACAF. The winner of this tournament will not receive an invitation to the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, as Chile has already qualified by winning the 2015 Copa América.


In February 2012, Alfredo Hawit, then Acting President of CONCACAF, announced that the competition would be expected to take place in 2016, as a celebration of CONMEBOL's centenary. CONMEBOL President Nicolás Leoz said "Hopefully we can organize a big event, because we're 100 years old and we want to celebrate big."

The tournament was announced by CONMEBOL on 24 October 2012 and confirmed by CONCACAF on 1 May 2014.

On 26 September 2014, FIFA announced that the tournament had been added to the FIFA International Match Calendar, meaning that clubs had to release players called up to the competition.

The tournament is scheduled for June 2016, along with UEFA Euro 2016.

Sports executive corruption

The tournament was placed in doubt after several high profile sports executive arrests were made including people involved with media rights holder Datisa (using the trading name of "Wematch"), a partnership between three media rights companies; Full Play, Torneos and Traffic Sports Marketing. In December 2014, Brazilian José Hawilla, the owner and founder of Traffic Sports pled guilty to "corruption charges including racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering". In an indictment, the FBI stated that officials were to receive bribes totalling US$20million for the 2016 event. Datisa held agreements for the commercial rights with CONMEBOL and CONCACAF and had their bank account frozen placing the tournament in jeopardy. On 21 October 2015 CONCACAF announced that they had terminated their agreement with Datisa.

On 23 October 2015, CONCACAF, CONMEBOL and the hosting association US Soccer Federation all confirmed that the tournament was going ahead as originally intended.


A new trophy was supposed to be created for the tournament and was to be unveiled on 4 July 2015 at the 2015 Copa América final. No trophy was unveiled amidst the FIFA corruption scandal. However, CONMEBOL announced that, on 28 April 2016, a presentation for the trophy would take place in Bogotá, Colombia.

On 28 April 2016, it was explained on the Copa América website that the "new" trophy is in fact commemorative, and will only be given to the winning country to keep, while the original silver trophy will continue to be awarded to each winner of the tournament (including the 2016 winner). The Centenario trophy retains the silhouette of the original trophy's Grecian urn, but is plated in matte gold. The front of the trophy is adorned with a raised (and in the case of some parts of the logo, engraved) image of the Copa América Centenario wordmark and logo. On each side are raised and polished images of a connected North and South America, commemorating the first Copa América held outside of South America. Instead of the traditional wooden base holding the names off all past winners, the base of the Centenario commemorative trophy includes 16 zones, in which the names of all 16 nations are engraved. Other details include: The logos of both CONMEBOL and CONCACAF (the two confederations with representatives in the tournament), the years "1916-2016" (commemorating the 100 years of CONMEBOL and Copa América), and the phrases "La Copa del Siglo" ("The Cup of the Century") and "Uniting the Americas".

Host selection

Luis Chiriboga, the President of the Ecuadorian Football Federation stated the United States and Mexico were potential hosts of at least one stage of the competition. Hawit preferred the competition to be hosted in the United States for financial reasons, stating that "the market is in the United States, the stadiums are in the United States, the people are in the United States. The study that we have made [shows] that everything’s in the United States." In July 2012, CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb stated there was much organizing to be done.

On 1 May 2014, it was announced that the tournament would be held in the United States from 3–26 June 2016.


On 8 January 2015, CONCACAF and CONMEBOL announced the 24 U.S. metropolitan areas which had indicated interest in hosting matches.

The stadiums were chosen following a bidding process, with the minimum capacity to be 50,000. The final list of venues, anticipated to number between 8 and 13, was to be announced in May 2015. However, the list was not released and speculation regarding whether the tournament will be able to move forward arose because Interpol red notices were issued for the former presidents of the CONMEBOL and CONCACAF confederations in relation to the 2015 FIFA corruption case, including allegations that they accepted significant bribes in relation to the $112.5 million broadcasting deal for the event. However, officials from CONMEBOL expressed a desire to move forward with the event despite the scandal.

On 19 November 2015, the ten venues selected for the tournament were announced by CONCACAF, CONMEBOL, and US Soccer Federation.

Seattle, Washington Chicago, Illinois Foxborough, Massachusetts
(Boston area)
East Rutherford, New Jersey
(New York City area)
CenturyLink Field Soldier Field Gillette Stadium MetLife Stadium
Capacity: 67,000 Capacity: 63,500 Capacity: 68,756 Capacity: 82,566
Qwest Field North
Gillette Stadium02 New Meadowlands Stadium Mezz Corner
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Levi's Stadium Lincoln Financial Field
Capacity: 68,500 Capacity: 69,176
Entering Levi's Stadium Philly (45)
Pasadena, California
(Los Angeles area)
Glendale, Arizona
(Phoenix area)
Houston, Texas Orlando, Florida
Rose Bowl University of Phoenix Stadium NRG Stadium Camping World Stadium
Capacity: 92,542 Capacity: 63,400 Capacity: 71,795 Capacity: 60,219
Inter vs Chelsea at the Rose Bowl Cardswin1 Reliantstadium Citrus Bowl Orlando City

Participating teams

At the official announcement of the tournament, CONMEBOL and CONCACAF confirmed that all ten CONMEBOL members will be joined by six CONCACAF teams in the tournament. United States and Mexico will automatically qualify. The other four spots will be given to Costa Rica, the champions of the Central American Football Union by virtue of winning the 2014 Copa Centroamericana, Jamaica, the champions of the Caribbean Football Union by virtue of winning the 2014 Caribbean Cup, and Haiti and Panama, the two play-off winners among the four highest finishers in the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup not already qualified.

CONMEBOL (10 teams) CONCACAF (6 teams)


The group seeds and match schedule were announced on 17 December 2015. The USA (Group A) were seeded as host, Argentina (Group D) were seeded as the highest FIFA-ranked team in the CONMEBOL region during December 2015. According to Soccer United Marketing, Brazil (Group B) and Mexico (Group C) were seeded as they were "the most decorated nations in the last 100 years in international competitions from their respective confederations". However, there has been criticism for not including Uruguay, which won two World Cups and is the Copa América all-time leader with 15 championships, or Chile, which is the defending Copa América winner.

The draw took place on 21 February 2016 at 19:30 EST, at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Teams were seeded using the FIFA Ranking from December 2015.

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

Flag of Argentina.png Argentina (1)
Brazil.png Brazil (6)
Flag of Mexico.png Mexico (22)
Flag of the United States.png United States (32) (hosts)

Flag of CHI.png Chile (5)
Flag of Colombia.png Colombia (8)
Flag of Uruguay.gif Uruguay (11)
Flag of Ecuador.png Ecuador (13)

Flag of Costa Rica.png Costa Rica (37)
Flag of Jamaica.png Jamaica (54)
Panama.png Panama (64)
Flag of Haiti.png Haiti (77)

Flag of Paraguay.png Paraguay (46)
Flag of Peru.png Peru (47)
Flag of Bolivia.png Bolivia (68)
Flag of Venezuela.png Venezuela (83)

The four group pots will contain four positions each, one from each group, as follows:

Pot 1 A1B1C1D1
Pot 2 A2B2C2D2
Pot 3 A3B3C3D3
Pot 4 A4B4C4D4


Each team must submit a final squad of 23 players (three of whom must be goalkeepers).

Match officials

Country Referee Assistant referees Matches refereed
Flag of Argentina Argentina Patricio Loustau Ezequiel Brailovsky
Ariel Mariano Scime
Costa Rica-Paraguay (Group A)
Uruguay-Venezuela (Group C)
Flag of Bolivia Bolivia Gery Vargas Javier Bustillos
Juan P. Montaño
Ecuador-Haiti (Group B)
Brazil Brazil Héber Lopes Kléber Gil
Bruno Boschilia
Colombia-Paraguay (Group A)
Brazil Brazil Wilton Sampaio Flag of Argentina Gustavo Rossi
Flag of Colombia Alexander Léon
Mexico-Jamaica (Group C)
Flag of CHI Chile Julio Bascuñán Carlos Astroza
Christian Schiemann
Brazil-Ecuador (Group B)
United States-Paraguay (Group A)
Flag of Colombia Colombia Wilmar Roldán Alexander Guzmán
Wilmar Navarro
Ecuador-Peru (Group B)
Flag of Costa Rica Costa Rica Ricardo Montero Octavio Jara
Juan Mora
Panama-Bolivia (Group D)
Flag of Cuba Cuba Yadel Martínez Hiran Dopico
Flag of Honduras Cristian Ramírez
Flag of Ecuador Ecuador Roddy Zambrano Luis Vera
Byron Romero
United States-Costa Rica (Group A)
El Salvador El Salvador Joel Aguilar Juan Zumba
William Torres
Argentina-Panama (Group D)
Flag of Mexico Mexico Roberto García Orozco José Luis Camargo
Alberto Morín
United States-Colombia (Group A)
Panama Panama Jhon Pitti Gabriel Victoria
Flag of Honduras Cristian Ramírez
Haiti-Peru (Group B)
Flag of Paraguay Paraguay Enrique Cáceres Eduardo Cardozo
Milciades Saldívar
Mexico-Uruguay (Group C)
Flag of Peru Peru Víctor Carrillo Jorge Luis Yupanqui Namuche
Coty Carrera
Jamaica-Venezuela (Group C)
Flag of the United States United States Mark Geiger Charles Morgante
Flag of Canada Joe Fletcher
Brazil-Haiti (Group B)
Flag of the United States United States Jair Marrufo Peter Manikowski
Corey Rockwell
Chile-Bolivia (Group D)
Flag of Uruguay Uruguay Daniel Fedorczuk
Andrés Cunha
Nicolás Taran
Richard Trinidad
Argentina-Chile (Group D)
Brazil-Peru (Group B)
Flag of Venezuela Venezuela José Argote Luis Murillo
Luis Alfonso Sánchez Pérez
Colombia-Costa Rica (Group A)
Country Fourth official
Brazil Brazil Wilton Pereira Sampaio
Flag of Colombia Colombia Wilson Lamouroux
Flag of the United States United States Armando Villarreal
Flag of Uruguay Uruguay Daniel Fedorczuk
Country Reserve assistant referee
Flag of Argentina Argentina Gustavo Fabián Rossi Fagivoli
Flag of Colombia Colombia John Alexander León Sánchez
Flag of Paraguay Paraguay Darío Antonio Gaona Rodríguez
Flag of the United States United States Corey Parker

Opening ceremony

The opening ceremony of Copa América Centenario took place at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara 21:00 EDT (UTC−4) on 3 June 2016 ahead of the opening match and featured musical performances by the Colombian J Balvin, the American Jason Derulo and the Canadian band Magic!

Group stage

All times are EDT (UTC−4). The top two teams from each group advance to the quarter-finals.


The ranking of each team in each group will be determined as follows:

  1. Greatest number of points obtained in all group matches
  2. Goal difference in all group matches
  3. Greatest number of goals scored in all group matches
  4. If two or more teams are equal on the basis of the above three criteria, their rankings will be determined as follows:
    1. Greatest number of points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned
    2. Goal difference resulting from the group matches between the teams concerned
    3. Greater number of goals scored in all group matches between the teams concerned
    4. Drawing of lots

Group A

Main article: Copa América Centenario Group A
Team Pld
Flag of the United States.png United States 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6 Advance to knockout phase
Flag of Colombia.png Colombia 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 6
Flag of Costa Rica.png Costa Rica 3 1 1 1 3 6 −3 4
Flag of Paraguay.png Paraguay 3 0 1 2 1 3 −2 1
3 June 2016 (2016-06-03)
United States Flag of the United States.png 0–2 Flag of Colombia.png Colombia Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara
Attendance: 67,439
Referee: Roberto García Orozco (Mexico)
C. Zapata Soccerball 8'
Rodríguez Soccerball 42' (pen.)
4 June 2016 (2016-06-04)
Costa Rica Flag of Costa Rica.png 0–0 Flag of Paraguay.png Paraguay Camping World Stadium, Orlando
Attendance: 14,334
Referee: Patricio Loustau (Argentina)

7 June 2016 (2016-06-07)
United States Flag of the United States.png 4–0 Flag of Costa Rica.png Costa Rica Soldier Field, Chicago
Attendance: 39,642
Referee: Roddy Zambrano (Ecuador)
Dempsey Soccerball 9' (pen.)
Jones Soccerball 37'
Wood Soccerball 42'
Zusi Soccerball 87'
7 June 2016 (2016-06-07)
Colombia Flag of Colombia.png 2–1 Flag of Paraguay.png Paraguay Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 42,766
Referee: Héber Lopes (Brazil)
Bacca Soccerball 12'
Rodríguez Soccerball 30'
Ayala Soccerball 71'

11 June 2016 (2016-06-11)
United States Flag of the United States.png 1–0 Flag of Paraguay.png Paraguay Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
Attendance: 51,041
Referee: Julio Bascuñán (Chile)
Dempsey Soccerball 27' Report (CONMEBOL)
11 June 2016 (2016-06-11)
Colombia Flag of Colombia.png 2–3 Flag of Costa Rica.png Costa Rica NRG Stadium, Houston
Attendance: 45,808
Referee: José Argote (Venezuela)
Fabra Soccerball 6'
M. Moreno Soccerball 73'
Venegas Soccerball 2'
Fabra Soccerball 34' (o.g.)
Borges Soccerball 58'

Group B

Main article: Copa América Centenario Group B
Team Pld
Flag of Peru.png Peru 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7 Advance to knockout phase
Flag of Ecuador.png Ecuador 3 1 2 0 6 2 +4 5
Brazil.png Brazil 3 1 1 1 7 2 +5 4
Flag of Haiti.png Haiti 3 0 0 3 1 12 −11 0
4 June 2016 (2016-06-04)
Haiti Flag of Haiti.png 0–1 Flag of Peru.png Peru CenturyLink Field, Seattle
Attendance: 20,190
Referee: Jhon Pitti (Panama)
Guerrero Soccerball 61'
4 June 2016 (2016-06-04)
Brazil Brazil.png 0–0 Flag of Ecuador.png Ecuador Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 53,158
Referee: Julio Bascuñán (Chile)

8 June 2016 (2016-06-08)
Brazil Brazil.png 7–1 Flag of Haiti.png Haiti Camping World Stadium, Orlando
Attendance: 28,241
Referee: Mark Geiger (United States)
Coutinho Soccerball 14'29'90+2'
Renato Augusto Soccerball 35'86'
Gabriel Soccerball 59'
Lucas Lima Soccerball 67'
Marcelin Soccerball 70'
8 June 2016 (2016-06-08)
Ecuador Flag of Ecuador.png 2–2 Flag of Peru.png Peru University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale
Attendance: 11,937
Referee: Wilmar Roldán (Colombia)
E. Valencia Soccerball 39'
Bolaños Soccerball 49'
Cueva Soccerball 5'
Flores Soccerball 13'

12 June 2016 (2016-06-12)
Ecuador Flag of Ecuador.png 4–0 Flag of Haiti.png Haiti MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford
Attendance: 50,976
Referee: Gery Vargas (Bolivia)
E. Valencia Soccerball 11'
J. Ayoví Soccerball 20'
Noboa Soccerball 57'
A. Valencia Soccerball 78'
12 June 2016 (2016-06-12)
Brazil Brazil.png 0–1 Flag of Peru.png Peru Gillette Stadium, Foxborough
Attendance: 36,187
Referee: Andrés Cunha (Uruguay)
Ruidíaz Soccerball 75'

Group C

Main article: Copa América Centenario Group C
Team Pld
Flag of Mexico.png Mexico 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7 Advance to knockout phase
Flag of Venezuela.png Venezuela 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2 7
Flag of Uruguay.gif Uruguay 3 1 0 2 4 4 0 3
Flag of Jamaica.png Jamaica 3 0 0 3 0 6 −6 0
5 June 2016 (2016-06-05)
Jamaica Flag of Jamaica.png 0–1 Flag of Venezuela.png Venezuela Soldier Field, Chicago
Attendance: 25,560
Referee: Víctor Carrillo (Peru)
Martínez Soccerball 15'
5 June 2016 (2016-06-05)
Mexico Flag of Mexico.png 3–1 Flag of Uruguay.gif Uruguay University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale
Attendance: 60,025
Referee: Enrique Cáceres (Paraguay)
Á. Pereira Soccerball 4' (o.g.)
Márquez Soccerball 85'
Herrera Soccerball 90+2'
Godín Soccerball 74'

9 June 2016 (2016-06-09)
Uruguay Flag of Uruguay.gif 0–1 Flag of Venezuela.png Venezuela Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
Attendance: 23,002
Referee: Patricio Loustau (Argentina)
Rondón Soccerball 36'
9 June 2016 (2016-06-09)
Mexico Flag of Mexico.png 2–0 Flag of Jamaica.png Jamaica Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 83,263
Referee: Wilton Sampaio (Brazil)
Hernández Soccerball 18'
Peralta Soccerball 81'

13 June 2016 (2016-06-13)
Mexico Flag of Mexico.png 1–1 Flag of Venezuela.png Venezuela NRG Stadium, Houston
Attendance: 67,319
Referee: Yadel Martínez (Cuba)
J. M. Corona Soccerball 80' Report (CONMEBOL)
Velázquez Soccerball 10'
13 June 2016 (2016-06-13)
Uruguay Flag of Uruguay.gif 3–0 Flag of Jamaica.png Jamaica Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara
Attendance: 40,166
Referee: Wilson Lamouroux (Colombia)
Hernández Soccerball 21'
Watson Soccerball 66' (o.g.)
Corujo Soccerball 88'

Group D

Main article: Copa América Centenario Group D
Team Pld
Flag of Argentina.png Argentina 3 3 0 0 10 1 +9 9 Advance to knockout phase
Flag of CHI.png Chile 3 2 0 1 7 5 +2 6
Panama.png Panama 3 1 0 2 4 10 −6 3
Flag of Bolivia.png Bolivia 3 0 0 3 2 7 −5 0
6 June 2016 (2016-06-06)
Panama Panama.png 2–1 Flag of Bolivia.png Bolivia Camping World Stadium, Orlando
Attendance: 13,466
Referee: Ricardo Montero (Costa Rica)
Pérez Soccerball 11'87' Report (CONMEBOL)
Arce Soccerball 54'
6 June 2016 (2016-06-06)
Argentina Flag of Argentina.png 2–1 Flag of CHI.png Chile Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara
Attendance: 69,451
Referee: Daniel Fedorczuk (Uruguay)
Di María Soccerball 51'
Banega Soccerball 59'
Fuenzalida Soccerball 90+3'

10 June 2016 (2016-06-10)
Chile Flag of CHI.png 2–1 Flag of Bolivia.png Bolivia Gillette Stadium, Foxborough
Attendance: 19,392
Referee: Jair Marrufo (United States)
Vidal Soccerball 46'90+10' (pen.) Report (CONMEBOL)
Campos Soccerball 61'
10 June 2016 (2016-06-10)
Argentina Flag of Argentina.png 5–0 Panama.png Panama Soldier Field, Chicago
Attendance: 53,885
Referee: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)
Otamendi Soccerball 7'
Messi Soccerball 68'78'87'
Agüero Soccerball 90'

14 June 2016 (2016-06-14)
Chile Flag of CHI.png 4–2 Panama.png Panama Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
Attendance: 27,260
Referee: Roddy Zambrano (Ecuador)
Vargas Soccerball 15'43'
Sánchez Soccerball 50'89'
Camargo Soccerball 5'
Arroyo Soccerball 75'
14 June 2016 (2016-06-14)
Argentina Flag of Argentina.png 3–0 Flag of Bolivia.png Bolivia CenturyLink Field, Seattle
Attendance: 45,753
Referee: Víctor Carrillo (Peru)
Lamela Soccerball 13'
Lavezzi Soccerball 15'
Cuesta Soccerball 32'

Knockout stage

Main article: Copa América Centenario knockout stage

All times are EDT (UTC−4). In the quarter-finals, semi-finals, and third place match of the knockout stage, a penalty shoot-out is used to decide the winner if tied after 90 minutes. In the final, extra time and a penalty shoot-out are used to decide the winner if necessary. Should the final enter extra time, a fourth substitute would be allowed as part of FIFA's approval of rule changes based on IFAB's new regulations.


Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
16 June – Seattle        
 Flag of the United States.png United States  2
21 June – Houston
 Flag of Ecuador.png Ecuador  1  
 Flag of the United States.png United States  0
18 June – Foxborough
   Flag of Argentina.png Argentina  4  
 Flag of Argentina.png Argentina  4
26 June – East Rutherford
 Flag of Venezuela.png Venezuela  1  
 Flag of Argentina.png Argentina  0 (2)
17 June – East Rutherford
   Flag of CHI.png Chile (p)  0 (4)
 Flag of Peru.png Peru  0 (2)
22 June – Chicago
 Flag of Colombia.png Colombia (p)  0 (4)  
 Flag of Colombia.png Colombia  0 Third place
18 June – Santa Clara
   Flag of CHI.png Chile  2  
 Flag of Mexico.png Mexico  0  Flag of the United States.png United States  0
 Flag of CHI.png Chile  7    Flag of Colombia.png Colombia  1
25 June – Glendale


16 June 2016 (2016-06-16)
United States Flag of the United States.png 2–1 Flag of Ecuador.png Ecuador CenturyLink Field, Seattle
Attendance: 47,322
Referee: Wilmar Roldán (Colombia)
Dempsey Soccerball 22'
Zardes Soccerball 65'
Arroyo Soccerball 74'
17 June 2016 (2016-06-17)
Peru Flag of Peru.png 0–0 Flag of Colombia.png Colombia MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford
Attendance: 79,194
Referee: Patricio Loustau (Argentina)
Ruidíaz Soccerball shad check
Tapia Soccerball shad check
Trauco -Soccerball shade cross
Cueva -Soccerball shade cross
2–4 Soccerball shad check Rodríguez
Soccerball shad check Cuadrado
Soccerball shad check D. Moreno
Soccerball shad check Pérez
18 June 2016 (2016-06-18)
Argentina Flag of Argentina.png 4–1 Flag of Venezuela.png Venezuela Gillette Stadium, Foxborough
Attendance: 59,183
Referee: Roberto García Orozco (Mexico)
Higuaín Soccerball 8'28'
Messi Soccerball 60'
Lamela Soccerball 71'
Rondón Soccerball 70'
18 June 2016 (2016-06-18)
Mexico Flag of Mexico.png 0–7 Flag of CHI.png Chile Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara
Attendance: 70,547
Referee: Héber Lopes (Brazil)
Puch Soccerball 16'88'
Vargas Soccerball 44'52'57'74'
Sánchez Soccerball 49'


21 June 2016 (2016-06-21)
United States Flag of the United States.png 0–4 Flag of Argentina.png Argentina NRG Stadium, Houston
Attendance: 70,858
Referee: Enrique Cáceres (Paraguay)
Lavezzi Soccerball 3'
Messi Soccerball 32'
Higuaín Soccerball 50'86'

22 June 2016 (2016-06-22)
Colombia Flag of Colombia.png 0–2 Flag of CHI.png Chile Soldier Field, Chicago
Attendance: 55,423
Referee: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)
Aránguiz Soccerball 7'
Fuenzalida Soccerball 11'

Third place play-off

25 June 2016 (2016-06-25)
United States Flag of the United States.png 0–1 Flag of Colombia.png Colombia University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale
Attendance: 29,041
Referee: Daniel Fedorczuk (Uruguay)
Bacca Soccerball 31'


Main article: Copa América Centenario Final
26 June 2016 (2016-06-26)
20:00 EDT
Argentina Flag of Argentina.png 0–0
Flag of CHI.png Chile MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford
Attendance: 82,026
Referee: Héber Lopes (Brazil)
Messi -Soccerball shade cross
Mascherano Soccerball shad check
Agüero Soccerball shad check
Biglia -Soccerball shade cross
2–4 -Soccerball shade cross Vidal
Soccerball shad check Castillo
Soccerball shad check Aránguiz
Soccerball shad check Beausejour
Soccerball shad check Silva



6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal



 Copa América Centenario champions 
Flag of Chile.png
Second title

Individual awards

The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament.

Team of the tournament

The Technical Study Group announced the tournament's Best XI squad.




  • Anheuser-Busch InBev (Brahma, Budweiser, Corona, Quilmes)
  • Coca-Cola
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Makita
  • MasterCard
  • Nike, Inc.
  • Procter & Gamble (Ariel, Gillette, Head & Shoulders, Oral-B, Pampers, Vicks)
  • PPG Industries (Comex Group)
  • Samsung Electronics
  • Scotiabank
  • State Farm Insurance
  • Sprint Corporation
  • TAG Heuer
  • Total S.A.

Match ball

The Nike Ordem Ciento was announced as the official Copa América Centenario match ball on 21 February 2016. The mainly white ball has red brush stroke decoration. It shows the official Copa América Centenario logo.

Theme songs

  • "Superstars" by American rapper Pitbull featuring Becky G is the official song of the tournament and both artists will perform the song during the Final.
  • "Breaking All the Rules" by English-American rock musician Peter Frampton, who will perform the song during the Final.

Broadcasting rights


Country Broadcaster
Latin America (orthographic projection) Latin America DirecTV Sports
Flag of Argentina.png Argentina Televisión Pública Argentina (Argentina matches only), TyC Sports (all matches)
Flag of Bolivia.png Bolivia TV Boliviana (all matches)
Brazil.png Brazil Rede Globo (Brazil matches only), SporTV (all matches)
Flag of Canada.png Canada Univision Canada (Spanish)
Flag of Chile.png Chile Canal 13
Flag of Colombia.png Colombia RCN TV, Caracol TV
Flag of Costa Rica.png Costa Rica Repretel, Teletica
Flag of Cuba.png Cuba Cubavision International
Flag of Ecuador.png Ecuador Gama TV
Flag of Haiti.png Haiti CONATEL, Tele Haiti
Flag of Jamaica.png Jamaica CVM TV
Flag of Mexico.png Mexico Televisa, TV Azteca
Panama.png Panama Telemetro, TVMax, RPC-TV
Flag of Paraguay.png Paraguay Paraguay TV, Unicanal
Flag of Peru.png Peru América Televisión
Flag of the United States.png United States Fox Sports (English), Univision (Spanish)
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National anthems and Symbols

On 5 June 2016 during the pre-match ceremony between Mexico and Uruguay, the national anthem of Chile was played for Uruguay. Many Uruguayan players seemed confused. However, the correct anthem was never played. Copa América organizers released the following statement via Twitter:

"This evening during the pre-match ceremony, due to human error, we inadvertently played the incorrect national anthem. We sincerely apologize to the Uruguayan Federation, the Uruguay national team, the people of Uruguay and to the fans for this mistake. We will work with all parties involved to ensure a mistake like this does not occur again."

Diego Fagúndez, Uruguayan midfielder, said the incident caused "much disrespect".

The following day during the pre-match ceremony between Argentina and Chile, another accident about national anthem happened when the national anthem of Chile was interrupted by Pitbull's song Superstars, the official song of the tournament, and Pitbull's "Mr. Worldwide" could be heard in the stadium, leading to all sound being cut. Chilean players then sang without accompaniment till the end of their national anthem.

Just on the same day before the game between Panama and Bolivia, the video screens of the Citrus Bowl in Orlando displayed the flags of both countries: however, in the case of Bolivia, it was erroneously inverted.

Match officiating

On 4 June, during the game between Ecuador and Brazil, the assistant referee called the ball out prior to a cross that led to the ball going into the net for Ecuador. Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson dropped the ball, and it went over the line into his own goal. The replays seemed to show the ball was not completely out of bounds before being crossed, but the goal did not stand. The match ended in a 0–0 draw.

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