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The seventeenth edition of the South American Championship was held in Montevideo, Uruguay from January 10 to February 7.

1942 South American Championship
Tournament details
Host countryUruguay
DatesJanuary 10 – February 7
Teams7 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Uruguay (8th title)
Runners-up Argentina
Third place Brazil
Fourth place Paraguay
Tournament statistics
Matches played21
Goals scored81 (3.86 per match)
Top scorer(s)Argentina Herminio Masantonio
Argentina José Manuel Moreno
(7 goals each)
1941
1945
The Uruguayan squad, champions

For the first time seven teams took part of the event; the participating countries were Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay.

Bolivia, and Colombia withdrew from the tournament.

The tournament featured a match between Argentina and Ecuador in which Argentina's José Manuel Moreno surpassed the 500-goal mark for goals in Copa América history, scoring 5 in a 12–0 drubbing of Ecuador. As of 2015, the 12-goal difference of that match remains the widest ever in Copa Américas. José Manuel Moreno and Herminio Masantonio of Argentina were joint top scorers of the tournament, with 7 goals each.

Contents

VenuesEdit

Montevideo
Estadio Centenario
Capacity: 65,235
 

Final roundEdit

Each team played against each of the other teams. Two (2) points where awarded for a win, one (1) point for a draw and no (0) points for a defeat.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Uruguay 6 6 0 0 21 2 +19 12
  Argentina 6 5 0 1 21 6 +15 10
  Brazil 6 3 1 2 15 7 +8 7
  Paraguay 6 2 2 2 11 10 +1 6
  Peru 6 1 2 3 5 10 −5 4
  Chile 6 1 1 4 4 15 −11 3
  Ecuador 6 0 0 6 4 31 −27 0
Uruguay  6–1  Chile
L. E. Castro   7'76'
O. Varela   12'
Ciocca   15'
Zapirain   37'
Porta   54'
Contreras   1'
Referee: José Bartolomé Macías (Argentina)

Argentina  4–3  Paraguay
Sandoval   9'
Masantonio   30'47'
Perucca   88'
Sánchez   59'
Aveiro   75'86'
Referee: José Ferreira Lemos (Brazil)

Brazil  6–1  Chile
Patesko   1'78'
Pirillo   23'63'86'
Cláudio   66'
Domínguez   35'
Referee: Aníbal Tejada (Uruguay)

Argentina  2–1  Brazil
E. García   3'
Masantonio   27'
Servílio   37'
Referee: Enrique Cuenca (Peru)

Uruguay  7–0  Ecuador
Zapirain   1'
Gambetta   13'
S. Varela   16'24'29'
Porta   23'42'
Referee: Marcos Gerinaldo Rojas (Paraguay)

Paraguay  1–1  Peru
Barrios   35' Magallanes   1'
Referee: José Bartolomé Macías (Argentina)

Brazil  2–1  Peru
Amorim   43'56' Fernández   73'
Referee: Marcos Gerinaldo Rojas (Paraguay)

Paraguay  2–0  Chile
Barrios   33'
Baudo Franco   54'
Referee: José Ferreira Lemos (Brazil)

Argentina  12–0  Ecuador
E. García   2'
Moreno   12'16'22'32'89'
Pedernera   25'
Masantonio   54'65'68'70'
Perucca   88'
Referee: Manuel Soto (Chile)

Uruguay  1–0  Brazil
S. Varela   32'
Referee: Marcos Gerinaldo Rojas (Paraguay)

Paraguay  3–1  Ecuador
Baudo Franco   5'
Mingo   57'
Ibarrola   62'
Jiménez   46'
Referee: Manuel Soto (Chile)

Argentina  3–1  Peru
Heredia   12'
Moreno   65'72'
Fernández   17'
Referee: Aníbal Tejada (Uruguay)

Peru  2–1  Ecuador
Quiñónez   32'
Luis Guzmán   62'
Jiménez   52'
Referee: Aníbal Tejada (Uruguay)

Uruguay  3–1  Paraguay
S. Varela   9'
Porta   26'
Ciocca   65'
Barrios   58'
Referee: Enrique Cuenca (Peru)

Argentina  0–0  Chile
Referee: Enrique Cuenca (Peru)
Chile left the pitch on the 43rd minute in protest of the dreadful referee performance.
Argentina was awarded a victory but with no goals.

Brazil  5–1  Ecuador
Tim   10'
Pirillo   12'29'76'
Zizinho   60'
Alvarez   19' (pen.)
Referee: José Bartolomé Macías (Argentina)

Uruguay  3–0  Peru
Chirimini   47'
L. E. Castro   54'
Porta   77'
Referee: José Bartolomé Macías (Argentina)

Chile  2–1  Ecuador
Domínguez   20'
Armingol   42'
Alcívar   5'
Referee: Marcos Gerinaldo Rojas (Paraguay)

Brazil  1–1  Paraguay
Zizinho   5' Baudo Franco   23'
Referee: José Bartolomé Macías (Argentina)

Chile  0–0  Peru
Referee: José Bartolomé Macías (Argentina)

Uruguay  1–0  Argentina
Zapirain   57'
Referee: Marcos Gerinaldo Rojas (Paraguay)

ResultEdit

 1942 South American Championship Champions 
 
Uruguay
Eighth title

Goal scorersEdit

7 goals

6 goals

5 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

External linksEdit