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1946 South American Championship

The nineteenth edition of the South American Championship in football was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina from January 12 to February 10. This tournament, an extra edition with no trophy handed to the winners, is considered official by CONMEBOL.

1946 South American Championship
Tournament details
Host countryArgentina
DatesJanuary 12 – February 10
Teams6 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)3 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Argentina (8th title)
Runners-up Brazil
Third place Paraguay
Fourth place Uruguay
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored61 (4.07 per match)
Top scorer(s)Uruguay José María Medina
(7 goals)
1945
1947
The Argentina team that beat Brazil 2-0 in the final

The participating countries were Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay.

Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru withdrew from the tournament.

VenuesEdit

Final roundEdit

Each team played 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
  Argentina 5 5 0 0 17 3 +14 10
  Brazil 5 3 1 1 13 7 +6 7
  Paraguay 5 2 1 2 8 8 0 5
  Uruguay 5 2 0 3 11 9 +2 4
  Chile 5 2 0 3 8 11 −3 4
  Bolivia 5 0 0 5 4 23 −19 0
Argentina  2–0  Paraguay
De la Mata   6'
Martino   43'
Referee: Mário Silveira Vianna (Brazil)

Brazil  3–0  Bolivia
Heleno   47'78'
Zizinho   65'
Referee: José Bartolomé Macías (Argentina)

Uruguay  1–0  Chile
Medina   34'
Referee: Mário Silveira Vianna (Brazil)

Chile  2–1  Paraguay
Araya   48'
Cremaschi   68'
Rolón   14'
Referee: Nobel Valentini (Uruguay)

Argentina  7–1  Bolivia
Labruna   34'89'
Méndez   39'60'
Salvini   75'84'
Loustau   79'
Peredo   67'
Referee: Higinio Madrid (Chile)

Brazil  4–3  Uruguay
Jair   1'16'
Heleno   39'
Chico   44'
Medina   25'70'
Vázquez   37'
Referee: Cayetano de Nicola (Paraguay)

Paraguay  4–2  Bolivia
Genés   30'
Benítez Cáceres   44'
Villalba   67'88'
Coronel   20' (o.g.)
González   42'
Referee: José Bartolomé Macías (Argentina)

Argentina  3–1  Chile
Labruna   39'60'
Pedernera   65'
Alcántara   85'
Referee: Nobel Valentini (Uruguay)

Uruguay  5–0  Bolivia
Medina   1'25'30'78'
García   75'
Referee: Higinio Madrid (Chile)

Brazil  1–1  Paraguay
Norival   63' Villalba   31'
Referee: José Bartolomé Macías (Argentina)

Argentina  3–1  Uruguay
Pedernera   8'
Labruna   46'
Méndez   72'
Riephoff   59'
Referee: Mário Silveira Vianna (Brazil)

Brazil  5–1  Chile
Zizinho   4'41'46'71'
Chico   89'
Salfate   84' (pen.)
Referee: Nobel Valentini (Uruguay)

Chile  4–1  Bolivia
Araya   9'39'
Cremaschi   49'78'
Peredo   50'
Referee: José Bartolomé Macías (Argentina)

Paraguay  2–1  Uruguay
Villalba   37'
Rodríguez   75'
Schiaffino   57'
Referee: Mário Silveira Vianna (Brazil)

Argentina  2–0  Brazil
Méndez   14'20'
Referee: Nobel Valentini (Uruguay)

ResultEdit

 1946 South American Championship Champions 
 
Argentina
Eighth title

Goal scorersEdit

7 Goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

Own goal

  •   Coronel (for Bolivia)

External linksEdit