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The 1920 South American Championship of Nations was the fourth continental championship for nations in South America. It was held in Valparaíso, Chile from September 11 to October 3, 1920.

1920 South American Championship of Nations
Copa América (since 1975)
Tournament details
Host countryChile
DatesSeptember 11 – October 3
Teams4 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Uruguay (3rd title)
Runners-up Argentina
Third place Brazil
Fourth place Chile
Tournament statistics
Matches played6
Goals scored16 (2.67 per match)
Top scorer(s)Uruguay José Pérez
Uruguay Ángel Romano
(3 goals each)
1919
1921

Contents

OverviewEdit

 
Uruguay's winning squad

The participating countries were the host Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil as the defending champion. Uruguay regained the title lost in the last edition, thus becoming champion for the third time in the first four editions of the tournament. Ángel Romano was the top goalscorer alongside teammate José Pérez, with three goals, repeating his feat of three years earlier.

Brazil's 6–0 loss to Uruguay in this tournament would not be equaled until the 2014 FIFA World Cup, 94 years later, where they lost 7–1 against Germany.[1]

1920 South American Championship SquadsEdit

For a complete list of participating squads see: 1920 South American Championship squads

Final roundEdit

Each team played one match against each of the other teams. Two (2) points were awarded for a win, one (1) point for a draw and zero (0) points for a defeat.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Uruguay 3 2 1 0 9 2 +7 5
  Argentina 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 4
  Brazil 3 1 0 2 1 8 −7 2
  Chile 3 0 1 2 2 4 −2 1
Brazil  1–0  Chile
Alvariza   53'

Argentina  1–1  Uruguay
Echeverría   75' Piendibene   10'

Uruguay  6–0  Brazil
Romano   23'60'
Urdinarán   26' (pen.)
Pérez   29'65'
Campolo   48'

Chile  1–1  Argentina
Bolados   30' Dellavalle   13'

Argentina  2–0  Brazil
Echeverría   40'
Libonatti   73'

Uruguay  2–1  Chile
Romano   37'
Pérez   65'
Domínguez   60'

ResultEdit

 1920 South American Championship Champions 
 
Uruguay
Third title

Goal scorersEdit

3 goals

2 goals

  •   Raúl Echeverría

1 goal

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Brazil blown away by sharp Germany". ESPN. 8 July 2014. Retrieved 17 August 2016.

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