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1942 South American Championship

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Host country  Uruguay
Runners-up  Argentina
Fourth place  Paraguay
End date  February 7, 1942
Goals scored  81
Venue(s)  1 (in 1 host city)
Third place  Brazil
Start date  1942
Teams  7
Matches played  21
1942 South American Championship
Dates  January 10 – February 7
Champion  Uruguay national football team
Similar  1947 South American Championship, 1926 South American Championship, 1924 South American Championship, 1955 South American Championship, 1929 South American Championship

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


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 was perhaps most notable for the match between Argentina and Ecuador where 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.

Final round

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.

Chile left the pitch on the 43rd minute in protest of the dreadful referee performance.
Argentina was awarded a victory but with no goals.

Goal scorers

7 goals

6 goals

  • Pirillo
  • 5 goals

    3 goals

    2 goals

    1 goal


    1942 South American Championship Wikipedia