1962 FIFA World Cup knockout stage

The knockout stage of the 1962 FIFA World Cup was the second and final stage of the competition, following the group stage. The knockout stage began on 10 June with the quarter-finals and ended on 17 June 1962 with the final match, held at the Estadio Nacional in Santiago. The top two teams from each group (eight in total) advanced to the knockout stage to compete in a single-elimination style tournament. A third place play-off also was played between the two losing teams of the semi-finals.

Brazil won the final 3–1 against Czechoslovakia for their second World Cup title.[1]

All times listed are local time.

Qualified teamsEdit

The top two placed teams from each of the four groups qualified for the knockout stage.

Group Winners Runners-up
1   Soviet Union   Yugoslavia
2   West Germany   Chile
3   Brazil   Czechoslovakia
4   Hungary   England


10 June – Arica
  Soviet Union1
13 June – Santiago
10 June – Viña del Mar
17 June – Santiago
10 June – Santiago
  West Germany0
13 June – Viña del Mar
10 June – Rancagua
  Czechoslovakia3 Third place
16 June – Santiago


Chile vs Soviet UnionEdit

Eleven minutes into the game Leonel Sánchez opened the score with a free kick from wide on the right that surprised Lev Yashin at the near post. Igor Chislenko equalized for the Soviet Union after picking up a deflected shot by Viktor Ponedelnik but almost immediately Eladio Rojas scored with an excellent low shot from distance. Chile managed to hold on to the result.[2][3]

Chile  2–1  Soviet Union
L. Sánchez   11'
Rojas   29'
Report Chislenko   26'
Attendance: 17,268

Czechoslovakia vs HungaryEdit

In the first half a through-ball from Masopust cut out the Hungarian defense for Scherer to score. After that Schrojf made several saves to deny a Hungarian goal. Tichy once hit the bar but couldn't score.[2][4]

Czechoslovakia  1–0  Hungary
Scherer   13' Report

Brazil vs EnglandEdit

Garrincha opened the score at the half hour when he headed in a corner by Mário Zagallo. England equalized when Jimmy Greaves hit the bar with a looping header and Gerry Hitchens banged in an instant shot. Soon after halftime Brazil regained advantage after Vavá headed in a free kick from Garrincha and six minutes later the Brazilian right winger made it 3–1 with a curling shot into the top corner.[2]

Brazil  3–1  England
Garrincha   31'59'
Vavá   53'
Report Hitchens   38'

Yugoslavia vs West GermanyEdit

The first clear opportunity was for the Germans when Seeler hit the post with a low shot after running onto Haller's pass. Yugoslavia were also close to score but Schnellinger cleared the ball off the line following a corner. The only goal of the game came near the end when Galić pulled the ball back after working his way to the goal line and Radaković lashed it high into the net.[2][5]

Yugoslavia  1–0  West Germany
Radaković   85' Report


Czechoslovakia vs YugoslaviaEdit

Czechoslovakia  3–1  Yugoslavia
Kadraba   48'
Scherer   80'84' (pen.)
Report Jerković   69'

Brazil vs ChileEdit

Brazil  4–2  Chile
Garrincha   9'32'
Vavá   47'78'
Report Toro   42'
L. Sánchez   61' (pen.)
Attendance: 76,594

Third place play-offEdit

Chile  1–0  Yugoslavia
Rojas   90' Report


Brazil  3–1  Czechoslovakia
Amarildo   17'
Zito   69'
Vavá   78'
Report Masopust   15'
GK 1 Gilmar
RB 2 Djalma Santos
CB 3 Mauro Ramos (c)
CB 5 Zózimo
LB 6 Nílton Santos
RH 4 Zito
LH 8 Didi
OR 7 Garrincha
OL 21 Mário Zagallo
CF 19 Vavá
CF 20 Amarildo
Aymoré Moreira
GK 1 Viliam Schrojf
RB 12 Jiří Tichý
CB 5 Svatopluk Pluskal
CB 3 Ján Popluhár
LB 4 Ladislav Novák (c)
RH 19 Andrej Kvašňák
LH 6 Josef Masopust
OR 17 Tomáš Pospíchal
IR 8 Adolf Scherer
IL 18 Josef Kadraba
OL 11 Josef Jelínek
Rudolf Vytlačil

Assistant referees:
Leo Horn (Netherlands)
Bobby Davidson (Scotland)


  1. ^ "Brazil flying high with 'Little Bird' Garrincha". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. March 2007. Archived from the original on 6 April 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d World Cup 1962 Final Stage: Game Details
  3. ^ Chile vs Soviet Union on YouTube
  4. ^ Czechoslovakia vs Hungary on YouTube
  5. ^ Yugoslavia vs West Germany on YouTube

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