The sixth edition of the South American Championship was scheduled to be held in Chile, but Brazil asked to host it as part of its 100th anniversary independence celebrations. Thus it was held in Rio de Janeiro between 17 September and 22 October 1922.
|Dates||17 September – 22 October|
|Teams||5 (from 1 confederation)|
|Venue(s)||1 (in 1 host city)|
|Champions||Brazil (2nd title)|
|Goals scored||22 (2 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Julio Francia (4 goals)|
For a complete list of participants squads see: 1922 South American Championship squads
|Rio de Janeiro|
|Estadio das Laranjeiras|
Each team played one match against each of the other teams. Two points were awarded for a win, one point for a draw and zero points for a defeat.
|Tatú 9'||Bravo 41'|
Urdinarán 19' (pen.)
|Amílcar 14'||Rivas 71'|
Francia 36', 41'
Amílcar 86' (pen.)
|Francia 63', 79' (pen.)|
As Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay were tied, playoff matches were planned for the three teams; however, Uruguay withdrew since their players had to return home.
A playoff match was played between Brazil and Paraguay to determine the champion.
|1922 South American Championship Champions|