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1919 South American Championship

1919 South American Championship of Nations
Tournament details
Host country Brazil
Dates May 11 – May 29
Teams (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Brazil (1st title)
Runners-up Uruguay
Third place Argentina
Fourth place Chile
Tournament statistics
Matches played 7
Goals scored 27 (3.86 per match)
Top scorer(s) Arthur Friedenreich
Neco
(4 goals each)

The 1919 South American Championship of Nations was the third continental championship for South American national football teams. It was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from May 11 to May 29, 1919.

The participating countries were Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Uruguay as the defending champion.

After finishing tied in the group positions, host Brazil beat Uruguay in the playoff match and obtained their first title. This was the longest match in the competition, since it was needed an extra time, which oddly consisted of four periods of 15 minutes each, and not two of 15 as is still usual nowadays.

Format

There was no qualifying for the tournament. The participating countries were Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay. All teams competed between each other in a single group. Two points were awarded for a win, one for a draw and zero for a defeat. If there was a tie of points at the top of the standings, a playoff match would be held to determine the champion.

Venues

Rio de Janeiro
Estadio das Laranjeiras
Capacity: 20,000

Standings

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Brazil 3 2 1 0 11 3 +8 5
Uruguay 3 2 1 0 7 4 +3 5
Argentina 3 1 0 2 7 7 0 2
Chile 3 0 0 3 1 12 −11 0

Matches

May 11, 1919
6–0 Chile
 19'38'76'
 21'83'
 79'

May 13, 1919
2–3 Uruguay
 34'
o.g.)
 19'
 23'
 85'

May 17, 1919
2–0 Chile
 31'
 43'
Estádio das Laranjeiras, Rio de Janeiro
Referee: Adilton Ponteado (Brazil)

May 18, 1919
3–1 Argentina
 22'
 57'
 77'
 65'

May 22, 1919
4–1 Chile
 10'23'62'
 13'
 33'
Estádio das Laranjeiras, Rio de Janeiro
Referee: Joaquim de Castro (Brazil)

May 26, 1919
2–2 Brazil
 13'
 17'
 29'63'

Playoff

May 29, 1919
1–0 (a.e.t.)* Uruguay
 122'

(*) Four extra times of 15 minutes each were played. This made the match last 150 minutes, the longest in the tournament's history.

Result

 1919 South American Championship Champions 

Brazil
First title

Goal scorers

4 goals 3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

Own goals

  • Manuel Varela (for Argentina)

External links

  • South American Championship 1919 at RSSSF
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