|Dates||June 29 – July 18|
|Teams||12 (from 3 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||5 (in 4 host cities)|
|Champions||Brazil (6th title)|
|Goals scored||74 (2.85 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Ronaldo |
(5 goals each)
There was no qualifying for the final tournament. Mexico and Japan were invited to take part, with the latter becoming the first team to from outside the Americas to participate in the competition. Uruguay sent a youth team.
As with previous tournaments, all ten members of CONMEBOL participated in the competition. In order to bring the number of competing teams to twelve, CONMEBOL invited Mexico (accepting their fourth invitation) from the CONCACAF and Japan from the AFC.
A total of four host cities hosted the tournament. The opening and final game were hosted by Estadio Defensores del Chaco.
|Pedro Juan Caballero|
|Monumental Río Parapití|
|Ciudad del Este|
|Estadio Antonio Oddone Sarubbi|
|Estadio Defensores del Chaco||Estadio General Pablo Rojas||Estadio Feliciano Cáceres|
|Capacity: 36,000||Capacity: 32,910||Capacity: 25,000|
For a complete list of participating squads: 1999 Copa América squads
Paraguay was chosen to be the venue by defeating Colombia by seven votes to three.
The teams were divided into three groups of four teams each. The formation of the groups was made by CONMEBOL, in a public drawing of lots.
Each team plays one match against each of the other teams within the same group. Three (3) 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 best third placed team and the second best third placed team, also advance to the quarter-finals.
- If teams finish leveled on points, the following tie-breakers are used:
- greater goal difference in all group games;
- greater number of goals scored in all group games;
- winner of the head-to-head match between the teams in question;
- drawing of lots.
|Key to colours in group tables|
|Group winners, runners-up, and best two third-placed teams advance to the quarter-finals|
|Soto 70' |
Holsen 74', 81'
|Lopes 6' |
|Benítez 18', 62' |
Santa Cruz 40', 86'
|E. Sánchez 53'||Lopes 75' (pen.)|
|Santa Cruz 88'|
|Ronaldo 28', 62' |
Amoroso 54', 81'
|Amoroso 20' |
|Zamorano 5' |
Tortolero 66' (o.g.)
|Ronaldo 36' (pen.)||Report|
Suspended at 85th minute because of fog.
|Blanco 21', 39'|
|Simeone 12' |
Palermo 55', 61'
|Córdoba 10' (pen.) |
In this match Martín Palermo missed 3 penalties, one was saved by Miguel Calero. Colombia were also awarded two penalties, they scored one and missed one. So from a total of 5 penalties in this game, 4 were missed.
|Zalayeta 72', 74'||Kaviedes 78'|
|Kily González 1' |
|Morantes 37' |
Ranking of third-placed teams
At the end of the first stage, a comparison was made between the third-placed teams of each group. The two best third-placed teams advanced to the quarter-finals.
|10 July – Asunción|
|13 July – Asunción|
|11 July – Luque|
|18 July – Asunción|
|10 July – Asunción|
|14 July – Ciudad del Este|
|11 July – Ciudad del Este|
|17 July – Asunción|
|Hernández 28', 33' (pen.) |
|Palacios 6' |
|4–2|| Solano |
|Zalayeta 65'||Benítez 15'|
|5–3|| Acuña |
|Reyes 25', 50' |
|Bolaño 7' |
|Rivaldo 32' |
|Lembo 22'||Report||Zamorano 73'|
|Del Campo |
|5–3|| Vargas |
|Amoroso 24' |
|Palacios 81'||Report||Palencia 26' |
|Rivaldo 20', 27' |
|1999 Copa América Champions|
With five goals apiece, Ronaldo and Rivaldo were the tournament's top scorers. In total, 74 goals were scored by 45 different players, with one credited as an own goal.
|Eliminated in the Quarterfinals|
|Eliminated in the First Stage|
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- "Copa América Best Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 30 October 2015.
- Copa América 1999 at RSSSF