First Stage Brazil and Colombia decided not to enter. Group 1 (in Concepción, Chile, or Montevideo, Uruguay) This group was to be played with the following teams (as reported on January 8, 1971): Huracán Buceo (Montevideo, Uruguay) Deportes Concepción (Concepción, Chile) one undefined team from Argentina (see Copa Argentina - 1970) one undefined team from Bolivia On February 25, 1971, Deportes Concepción withdrew and Huracán Buceo had not yet confirmed its participation, so, CSF decided the following: The tournament would be a friendly one and no cup would be awarded; name the referees because the tournament (in group 2) was about to start. Group 2 (in Quito, Ecuador, estadio Olimpico Atahualpa) NB: played in parallel with group 5 matches of the Copa Libertadores 1971. Participants: América (Quito, Ecuador) Olimpia (Asunción, Paraguay) Juan Aurich (Chiclayo, Peru) Valencia FC (Valencia, Venezuela) 28 Feb Olimpia-Juan Aurich 2-1 28 Feb América-Valencia 1-0 3 Mar América-Juan Aurich 4-0 3 Mar Olimpia-Valencia 0-0 7 Mar América-Olimpia 0-0 7 Mar Valencia-Juan Aurich 2-2 1.América (Quito) 3 2 1 0 5- 0 5 2.Olimpia (Asunción) 3 1 2 0 2- 1 4 3.Valencia 3 0 2 1 2- 3 2 4.Juan Aurich (Chiclayo) 3 0 1 2 3- 8 1 As group 1 never was played, América won the tournament (which however was a friendly one, see above).
With thanks to Osvaldo Gorgazzi and Carlos Yametti.
Sources: newspapers: Clarín, Crónica 1ª y 5ª, La Razón
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