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1962 FIFA World Cup
Campeonato Mundial de Fútbol -
Copa Jules Rimet Chile 1962
WorldCup1962logo.jpg
1962 FIFA World Cup official logo
Tournament details
Host countryFlag of Chile.png Chile
Dates30 May – 17 June 1962 (19 days)
Teams16 (from 3 confederations)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsBrazil.png Brazil
Runner-upFlag of Czech.jpg Czechoslovakia
Third placeFlag of Chile.png Chile
Fourth placeFlag of SFR Yugoslavia 001.png Yugoslavia
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored89 (2.78 per match)
Attendance899,074 (28,096 per match)
Top scorer(s)Brazil Garrincha
Brazil Vavá
Flag of CHI Leonel Sánchez
Flag of SFR Yugoslavia 001 Dražan Jerković
Flag of Hungary Flórián Albert
Flag of the Soviet Union Valentin Ivanov
(4 goals)
Best playerBrazil Garrincha
1958
1966

The 1962 FIFA World Cup was the 7th FIFA World Cup. It was held from May 30 to June 17, 1962 in Chile. Teams representing 57 national football associations from all six populated continents entered the competition, with its qualification process beginning in August 1960. Fourteen teams qualified from this process, along with host nation Chile and defending champion Brazil, for the finals tournament.

The tournament was won by the defending world champions Brazil, who claimed their second World Cup title in World Cup history by defeating Czechoslovakia 3–1 in the final, becoming the second team, after Italy in 1938, to successfully defend the world title. Host nation Chile defeated Yugoslavia 1–0 in the Third Place match to finish third. The 1962 FIFA World Cup was the first World Cup that used goal average as a means of separating teams with the same amount of points.

This atmosphere culminated in the infamous first-round match between Chile and Italy (2–0), which became known as the Battle of Santiago, plus a number of other violent matches that were played throughout this tournament. The average goals per match dropped below 3 for the first time ever in World Cup history, to just 2.78 (the average has never been above 3 since).

Host selection

After Europe hosted two consecutive World Cups, the American federations claimed the 1962 edition must be held in South America or face a complete boycott of the tournament, similar to 1938. Argentina, after previously failed candidacies, was the favorite. Magallanes' chairman, Ernesto Alvear, attended a FIFA Congress held in Helsinki while the Finnish city was hosting the 1952 Summer Olympics. He considered that Chile was able to organise the World Cup. Several sources also say that FIFA did not want Argentina to run alone, requesting the participation of Chile as almost symbolic. Chile registered its candidacy in 1954 alongside Argentina and West Germany, the latter withdrawing at the request of FIFA.

Chile's football federation committee, led by Carlos Dittborn and Juan Pinto Durán, toured many countries convincing various football associations about the country's ability to organise the tournament in comparison to Argentina's superior sports infrastructure and prestige. The FIFA Congress met in Lisbon, Portugal on 10 June 1956. That day, Raul Colombo, representing Argentina's candidacy, ended his speech with the phrase "We can start the World Cup tomorrow. We have it all." The next day, Dittborn presented four arguments that supported Chile's candidacy: Chile's continued participations at FIFA-organised conferences and tournaments, sports climate, tolerance of race and creed and political and institutional stability of the country. In addition, Dittborn invoked Article 2 of the FIFA statutes that addressed the tournament's role in promoting the sport in countries deemed "underdeveloped". Chile won 32 votes to Argentina's 11. Thirteen members abstained from voting.

Qualification

Main article: 1962 FIFA World Cup qualification

57 teams entered the 1962 World Cup (due to rejected entries and withdrawals, 52 teams eventually participated in the qualifying stages). Chile as host nation and Brazil as reigning World Cup champions were granted automatic qualification, with the remaining 14 finals places divided among the continental confederations.

Eight places were contested by UEFA teams (Europe) and three by CONMEBOL teams (South America). CAF teams (Africa), AFC teams (Asia), NAFC teams (North America), and CCCF teams (Central America and Caribbean) contested three play-offs slots. The three winners would then face a European or South American team for entry into the World Cup. The 1962 tournament was the last one for which only nations from Europe or the Americas qualified.

Two teams qualified for the first time ever: Colombia and Bulgaria. Colombia did not qualify for another World Cup until 1990.

Among the teams who failed to qualify were 1958 finalists Sweden and 1958 semi-finalists France. Austria withdrew during the qualification tournament.

Venues

Originally, eight stadiums were selected to host the World Cup matches in eight different cities: Santiago, Viña del Mar, Rancagua, Arica, Talca, Concepción, Talcahuano and Valdivia.

The Valdivia earthquake, the most powerful earthquake ever recorded, occurred on 22 May 1960. With over 50,000 casualties and more than 2 million people affected, the earthquake forced the organising committee to completely modify the World Cup's calendar. Talca, Concepción, Talcahuano and Valdivia were severely damaged and discarded as venues. Antofagasta and Valparaíso declined to host any matches as their venues were not financially self-sustainable. Viña del Mar and Arica managed to rebuild their stadiums while Braden Copper Company, then an American company that controlled the El Teniente copper mine, allowed the use of its stadium in Rancagua. The most used stadium was the Estadio Nacional in Santiago, with 10 matches; the Estadio Sausalito in Viña del Mar hosted 8 matches, and the stadiums in Rancagua and far-away Arica (the only location that was not close to the other cities) both hosted 7 matches.

Being largely concerned with the build-up of the country after the 1960 earthquake government support for the tournament was minimal.

Santiago Viña del Mar
Estadio Nacional Estadio Sausalito
Capacity: 66,660 Capacity: 18,037
Estadio Nacional de Chile EstadioSausalito
Rancagua Arica
Estadio Braden Copper Co. Estadio Carlos Dittborn
Capacity: 18,000 Capacity: 17,786
Estadio El Teniente 2009

Accommodation

Team Site City Team Site City
Flag of Argentina.png Argentina Hostería El Sauzal Rancagua Flag of Italy.gif Italy Escuela de Aviación Cap. Ávalos Santiago
Brazil.png Brazil Villa Retiro Quilpué Flag of Mexico.png Mexico Hotel O'Higgins Viña del Mar
Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria Parque Municipal Machalí Flag of Spain.png Spain Hotel Miramar Caleta Abarca Viña del Mar
Flag of CHI.png Chile Villa del Seleccionado Santiago Switzerland.png Switzerland Club Suizo Santiago
Flag of Colombia.png Colombia Hotel El Morro Arica Flag of Uruguay.gif Uruguay Hotel Azapa Arica
Flag of Czech.jpg Czechoslovakia Posada Quebrada Verde Valparaíso Flag of the Soviet Union.png Soviet Union Hostería Arica Arica
England.png England Staff House Braden Copper Co. Coya Flag of Germany.svg West Germany Escuela Militar Bernardo O'Higgins Santiago
Flag of Hungary.png Hungary Hotel Turismo Rengo Flag of SFR Yugoslavia 001.png Yugoslavia Hotel El Paso Arica

Squads

Europe

North and Central America

South America

Seeding

Pot 1: South America Pot 2: Europe I Pot 3: Europe II Pot 4: Rest of the World

Format

The format of the competition was similar to that of the 1958 competition: 16 teams qualified, divided into four groups of four. Four teams were seeded in the draw taking place in Santiago de Chile, on 18 January 1962: Brazil, England, Italy and Uruguay. The top two teams in each group advanced to the quarter-finals.

Two points were awarded for a win and one for a draw. In a change from the 1958 format, goal average was used to separate any teams equal on points. (In 1958, goal average was available, but was only between teams level on points in first place, or if a playoff between teams equal in second place failed to yield a result after extra time). Argentina became the first (and only) team in World Cup history to be eliminated on goal average when England advanced from Group 4 in second place.

In the knockout games, if the teams were level after ninety minutes, thirty minutes of extra time were played. For any match other than the final, if the teams were still even after extra time then lots would be drawn to determine the winner. The final would have been replayed if even after extra time. In the event, no replays or drawing of lots was necessary.

Summary

In May 1960, as the preparations were well under way, Chile suffered the largest earthquake ever recorded (9.5 magnitude), which caused enormous damage to the national infrastructure. In the face of this, Carlos Dittborn, the president of the Organization Committee, coined the phrase "Because we don't have anything, we will do everything in our power to rebuild". Stadia and other infrastructure were rebuilt at record speed and the tournament occurred on schedule with no major organisational flaw. Dittborn did not live to see the success of his efforts, as he died one month before the start of the tournament. The World Cup venue at Arica was named Estadio Carlos Dittborn in his honour and bears his name to this day. Even with these few and low-capacity stadiums Chile was able to meet the demand for seats as international travel to Chile, far-away for Europe, was minimal at the time.

President Jorge Alessandri gave an uninspiring inaugural speech before the first match, which was played between Chile and Switzerland. Alessandri left however before the end of the match. While Chilean society was living in a "footballized" atmosphere, Alessandri was criticized for his cold attitude towards the tournament, which forced his ministers to come out and claim he was as "footballized" as everybody else, but was too busy to devote too much attention to the competition.

As the competition began, a shift in strategy was imminent. Defensive strategies began to take hold as the average goals per match dropped to 2.78, under 3 for the first time in competition history (the average has never been above 3 since).

Pelé was injured in the second group match against Czechoslovakia. The USSR's goalkeeper Lev Yashin, arguably the world's best at the time, was in poor form and his team went out to Chile (1–2) in the quarter-finals. Bright spots included the emergence of the young Brazilians Amarildo (standing in for Pelé) and Garrincha, the heroics of Czechoslovakia goalkeeper Viliam Schrojf against Hungary and Yugoslavia, and the performance of the host nation Chile, who took third place with a squad of relatively unknown players.

The competition was marred by violence. This poisonous atmosphere culminated in the infamous first-round match between host Chile and Italy (2–0), known as the Battle of Santiago. Two Italian journalists had written unflattering articles about the host country. Although only two players (both of them Italian) were sent off by the English referee Ken Aston, the match saw repeated attempts from players on both sides to harm opponents, and the Italian team needed police protection to leave the field in safety.

In the first round, Brazil topped their group with Czechoslovakia finishing second, above Mexico and Spain. USSR and Yugoslavia finished above Uruguay and Colombia. Hungary, along with England progressed to the quarter-finals, while Argentina and Bulgaria were eliminated. England had the same number of points as Argentina but progressed due to a superior goal average; the first time such a requirement had been necessary in a World Cup finals tournament. Switzerland lost all three games while West Germany and Chile both went through over Italy.

Chile defeated European champions USSR to earn a semi-final game against the winner of the England – Brazil game. Garrincha scored two goals in a 3–1 win against England. Meanwhile, 1–0 wins for Yugoslavia against West Germany – and another 1–0 win of Czechoslovakia against neighbours Hungary – saw the two Slavic states meet in the semi-finals.

Viña del Mar was the original venue for the South American semi-final and Santiago for the Slavic one, but due to Chile's surprise qualification, the organisers prompted FIFA to switch the venues. This irritated crowds in Viña del Mar and only a little under 6,000 spectators came to Estadio Sausalito to watch Czechoslovakia beat Yugoslavia 3–1, whereas a capacity crowd of 76,600 in Santiago watched Brazil beat the hosts 4–2. This game saw Garrincha sent off for Brazil and Honorino Landa sent off for Chile. Chile eventually took third place in a 1–0 victory over Yugoslavia with the very last play of the match. The same player, Eladio Rojas, had also scored the winning goal in Chile's game against USSR.

Santiago's Estadio Nacional served as the venue for the final, and after 15 minutes, Brazil again found themselves a goal behind in the World Cup final, as a long ball from Adolf Scherer was latched onto by Josef Masopust: 1–0 Czechoslovakia. As in the previous final in 1958, Brazil soon hit back, equalising two minutes later through Amarildo after an error by Czechoslovak goalkeeper Schroijf. The Brazilians scored goals from Zito and Vavá (another Schrojf error) midway through the second half, and the Czechoslovaks could not get back into the game. The match ended 3–1 to Brazil, a successful defence of the title for only the second time in the history of the competition in spite of the absence of one of their star players of 1958, Pelé, who was replaced by Amarildo.

Results

Group stage

Group 1

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Flag of the Soviet Union.png Soviet Union 3210851.605
Flag of SFR Yugoslavia 001.png Yugoslavia 3201832.674
Flag of Uruguay.gif Uruguay 3102460.672
Flag of Colombia.png Colombia 30125110.451
30 May 1962
15:00 CLT (UTC-04)
Uruguay Flag of Uruguay.gif 2–1 Flag of Colombia.png Colombia Estadio Carlos Dittborn, Arica
Attendance: 7,908
Referee: Andor Dorogi (Hungary)
Cubilla Soccerball 56'
Sasía Soccerball 75'
Report Zuluaga Soccerball 19' (pen.)

31 May 1962
15:00 CLT (UTC-04)
Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union.png 2–0 Flag of SFR Yugoslavia 001.png Yugoslavia Estadio Carlos Dittborn, Arica
Attendance: 9,622
Referee: Albert Dusch (West Germany)
Ivanov Soccerball 51'
Ponedelnik Soccerball 83'
Report

2 June 1962
15:00 CLT (UTC-04)
Yugoslavia Flag of SFR Yugoslavia 001.png 3–1 Flag of Uruguay.gif Uruguay Estadio Carlos Dittborn, Arica
Attendance: 8,829
Referee: Karol Galba (Czechoslovakia)
Skoblar Soccerball 25' (pen.)
Galić Soccerball 29'
Jerković Soccerball 49'
Report Cabrera Soccerball 19'

3 June 1962
15:00 CLT (UTC-04)
Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union.png 4–4 Flag of Colombia.png Colombia Estadio Carlos Dittborn, Arica
Attendance: 8,040
Referee: João Etzel Filho (Brazil)
Ivanov Soccerball 8'11'
Chislenko Soccerball 10'
Ponedelnik Soccerball 56'
Report Aceros Soccerball 21'
Coll Soccerball 68' (cnr.)
Rada Soccerball 72'
Klinger Soccerball 86'

6 June 1962
15:00 CLT (UTC-04)
Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union.png 2–1 Flag of Uruguay.gif Uruguay Estadio Carlos Dittborn, Arica
Attendance: 9,973
Referee: Cesare Jonni (Italy)
Mamykin Soccerball 38'
Ivanov Soccerball 89'
Report Sasía Soccerball 54'

7 June 1962
15:00 CLT (UTC-04)
Yugoslavia Flag of SFR Yugoslavia 001.png 5–0 Flag of Colombia.png Colombia Estadio Carlos Dittborn, Arica
Attendance: 7,167
Referee: Carlos Robles (Chile)
Galić Soccerball 20'61'
Jerković Soccerball 25'87'
Melić Soccerball 82'
Report

Group 2

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Flag of Germany.svg West Germany 3210414.005
Flag of CHI.png Chile 3201531.674
Flag of Italy.gif Italy 3111321.503
Switzerland.png Switzerland 3003280.250
30 May 1962
15:00 CLT (UTC-04)
Chile Flag of CHI.png 3–1 Switzerland.png Switzerland Estadio Nacional, Santiago
Attendance: 65,000
Referee: Kenneth Aston (England)
L. Sánchez Soccerball 44'55'
Ramírez Soccerball 51'
Report Wüthrich Soccerball 6'

31 May 1962
15:00 CLT (UTC-04)
West Germany Flag of Germany.svg 0–0 Flag of Italy.gif Italy Estadio Nacional, Santiago
Attendance: 65,440
Referee: Robert Holley Davidson (Scotland)
Report

2 June 1962
15:00 CLT (UTC-04)
Chile Flag of CHI.png 2–0 Flag of Italy.gif Italy Estadio Nacional, Santiago
Attendance: 66,057
Referee: Kenneth Aston (England)
Ramírez Soccerball 73'
Toro Soccerball 87'
Report

3 June 1962
15:00 CLT (UTC-04)
West Germany Flag of Germany.svg 2–1 Switzerland.png Switzerland Estadio Nacional, Santiago
Attendance: 64,922
Referee: Leo Horn (Netherlands)
Brülls Soccerball 45'
Seeler Soccerball 59'
Report Schneiter Soccerball 73'

6 June 1962
15:00 CLT (UTC-04)
West Germany Flag of Germany.svg 2–0 Flag of CHI.png Chile Estadio Nacional, Santiago
Attendance: 67,224
Referee: Robert Holley Davidson (Scotland)
Szymaniak Soccerball 21' (pen.)
Seeler Soccerball 82'
Report

7 June 1962
15:00 CLT (UTC-04)
Italy Flag of Italy.gif 3–0 Switzerland.png Switzerland Estadio Nacional, Santiago
Attendance: 59,828
Referee: Nikolay Latyshev (Soviet Union)
Mora Soccerball 1'
Bulgarelli Soccerball 65'67'
Report

Group 3

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Brazil.png Brazil 3210414.005
Flag of Czech.jpg Czechoslovakia 3111230.673
Flag of Mexico.png Mexico 3102340.752
Flag of Spain.png Spain 3102230.672
30 May 1962
15:00 CLT (UTC-04)
Brazil Brazil.png 2–0 Flag of Mexico.png Mexico Estadio Sausalito, Viña del Mar
Attendance: 10,484
Referee: Gottfried Dienst (Switzerland)
Zagallo Soccerball 56'
Pelé Soccerball 73'
Report

31 May 1962
15:00 CLT (UTC-04)
Czechoslovakia Flag of Czech.jpg 1–0 Flag of Spain.png Spain Estadio Sausalito, Viña del Mar
Attendance: 12,700
Referee: Carl Erich Steiner (Austria)
Štibrányi Soccerball 80' Report

2 June 1962
15:00 CLT (UTC-04)
Brazil Brazil.png 0–0 Flag of Czech.jpg Czechoslovakia Estadio Sausalito, Viña del Mar
Attendance: 14,903
Referee: Pierre Schwinte (France)
Report

3 June 1962
15:00 CLT (UTC-04)
Spain Flag of Spain.png 1–0 Flag of Mexico.png Mexico Estadio Sausalito, Viña del Mar
Attendance: 11,875
Referee: Branko Tesanić (Yugoslavia)
Peiró Soccerball 90' Report

6 June 1962
15:00 CLT (UTC-04)
Brazil Brazil.png 2–1 Flag of Spain.png Spain Estadio Sausalito, Viña del Mar
Attendance: 18,715
Referee: Sergio Bustamante (Chile)
Amarildo Soccerball 72'86' Report Adelardo Soccerball 35'

7 June 1962
15:00 CLT (UTC-04)
Mexico Flag of Mexico.png 3–1 Flag of Czech.jpg Czechoslovakia Estadio Sausalito, Viña del Mar
Attendance: 10,648
Referee: Gottfried Dienst (Switzerland)
Díaz Soccerball 12'
Del Águila Soccerball 29'
Hernández Soccerball 90' (pen.)
Report Mašek Soccerball 1'

Group 4

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Flag of Hungary.png Hungary 3210824.005
England.png England 3111431.333
Flag of Argentina.png Argentina 3111230.673
Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria 3012170.141
  • England finished ahead of Argentina on goal average.
30 May 1962
15:00 CLT (UTC-04)
Argentina Flag of Argentina.png 1–0 Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria Estadio El Teniente, Rancagua
Attendance: 7,134
Referee: Juan Garay Gardeazábal (Spain)
Facundo Soccerball 4' Report

31 May 1962
15:00 CLT (UTC-04)
Hungary Flag of Hungary.png 2–1 England.png England Estadio El Teniente, Rancagua
Attendance: 7,938
Referee: Leo Horn (Netherlands)
Tichy Soccerball 17'
Albert Soccerball 71'
Report Flowers Soccerball 60' (pen.)

2 June 1962
15:00 CLT (UTC-04)
England England.png 3–1 Flag of Argentina.png Argentina Estadio El Teniente, Rancagua
Attendance: 9,794
Referee: Nikolay Latyshev (Soviet Union)
Flowers Soccerball 17' (pen.)
Charlton Soccerball 42'
Greaves Soccerball 67'
Report Sanfilippo Soccerball 81'

3 June 1962
15:00 CLT (UTC-04)
Hungary Flag of Hungary.png 6–1 Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria Estadio El Teniente, Rancagua
Attendance: 7,442
Referee: Juan Garay Gardeazábal (Spain)
Albert Soccerball 1'6'53'
Tichy Soccerball 8'70'
Solymosi Soccerball 12'
Report Sokolov Soccerball 64'

6 June 1962
15:00 CLT (UTC-04)
Hungary Flag of Hungary.png 0–0 Flag of Argentina.png Argentina Estadio El Teniente, Rancagua
Attendance: 7,945
Referee: Arturo Yamasaki Maldonado (Peru)
Report

7 June 1962
15:00 CLT (UTC-04)
England England.png 0–0 Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria Estadio El Teniente, Rancagua
Attendance: 5,700
Referee: Antoine Blavier (Belgium)
Report

Knockout stage

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
10 June – Arica        
 Flag of the Soviet Union.png Soviet Union  1
13 June – Santiago
 Flag of CHI.png Chile  2  
 Flag of CHI.png Chile  2
10 June – Viña del Mar
     Brazil.png Brazil  4  
 Brazil.png Brazil  3
17 June – Santiago
 England.png England  1  
 Brazil.png Brazil  3
10 June – Santiago    
   Flag of Czech.jpg Czechoslovakia  1
 Flag of Germany.svg West Germany  0
13 June – Viña del Mar
 Flag of SFR Yugoslavia 001.png Yugoslavia  1  
 Flag of SFR Yugoslavia 001.png Yugoslavia  1 Third place
10 June – Rancagua
     Flag of Czech.jpg Czechoslovakia  3   16 June – Santiago
 Flag of Hungary.png Hungary  0
 Flag of CHI.png Chile  1
 Flag of Czech.jpg Czechoslovakia  1  
 Flag of SFR Yugoslavia 001.png Yugoslavia  0
 

Quarter-finals

10 June 1962
14:30 CLT (UTC-04)
Chile Flag of CHI.png 2–1 Flag of the Soviet Union.png Soviet Union Estadio Carlos Dittborn, Arica
Attendance: 17,268
Referee: Leo Horn (Netherlands)
L. Sánchez Soccerball 11'
Rojas Soccerball 29'
Report Chislenko Soccerball 26'

10 June 1962
14:30 CLT (UTC-04)
Czechoslovakia Flag of Czech.jpg 1–0 Flag of Hungary.png Hungary Estadio El Teniente, Rancagua
Attendance: 11,690
Referee: Nikolay Latyshev (Soviet Union)
Scherer Soccerball 13' Report

10 June 1962
14:30 CLT (UTC-04)
Brazil Brazil.png 3–1 England.png England Estadio Sausalito, Viña del Mar
Attendance: 17,736
Referee: Pierre Schwinte (France)
Garrincha Soccerball 31'59'
Vavá Soccerball 53'
Report Hitchens Soccerball 38'

10 June 1962
14:30 CLT (UTC-04)
Yugoslavia Flag of SFR Yugoslavia 001.png 1–0 Flag of Germany.svg West Germany Estadio Nacional, Santiago
Attendance: 63,324
Referee: Arturo Yamasaki Maldonado (Peru)
Radaković Soccerball 85' Report

Semi-finals

13 June 1962
14:30 CLT (UTC-04)
Czechoslovakia Flag of Czech.jpg 3–1 Flag of SFR Yugoslavia 001.png Yugoslavia Estadio Sausalito, Viña del Mar
Attendance: 5,890
Referee: Gottfried Dienst (Switzerland)
Kadraba Soccerball 48'
Scherer Soccerball 80'84' (pen.)
Report Jerković Soccerball 69'

13 June 1962
14:30 CLT (UTC-04)
Brazil Brazil.png 4–2 Flag of CHI.png Chile Estadio Nacional, Santiago
Attendance: 76,594
Referee: Arturo Yamasaki Maldonado (Peru)
Garrincha Soccerball 9'32'
Vavá Soccerball 47'78'
Report Toro Soccerball 42'
L. Sánchez Soccerball 61' (pen.)

Third-place match

16 June 1962
14:30 CLT (UTC-04)
Chile Flag of CHI.png 1–0 Flag of SFR Yugoslavia 001.png Yugoslavia Estadio Nacional, Santiago
Attendance: 66,679
Referee: Juan Gardeazábal Garay (Spain)
Rojas Soccerball 90' Report

Final

Main article: 1962 FIFA World Cup Final
17 June 1962
14:30 CLT (UTC-04)
Brazil Brazil.png 3–1 Flag of Czech.jpg Czechoslovakia Estadio Nacional, Santiago
Attendance: 68,679
Referee: Nikolay Latyshev (Soviet Union)
Amarildo Soccerball 17'
Zito Soccerball 69'
Vavá Soccerball 78'
Report Masopust Soccerball 15'

Goalscorers

With four goals each, Flórián Albert, Garrincha, Valentin Ivanov, Dražan Jerković, Leonel Sánchez and Vavá are the top scorers in the tournament. In total, 89 goals were scored by 54 different players, with none of them credited as own goal.

4 goals

3 goals
2 goals

1 goal

FIFA retrospective ranking

In 1986, FIFA published a report that ranked all teams in each World Cup up to and including 1986, based on progress in the competition, overall results and quality of the opposition. The rankings for the 1962 tournament were as follows:

R Team G P W D L GF GA GD Pts.
1 Brazil.png Brazil 3 6 5 1 0 14 5 +9 11
2 Flag of Czech.jpg Czechoslovakia 3 6 3 1 2 7 7 0 7
3 Flag of CHI.png Chile 2 6 4 0 2 10 8 +2 8
4 Flag of SFR Yugoslavia 001.png Yugoslavia 1 6 3 0 3 10 7 +3 6
Eliminated in the quarter-finals
5 Flag of Hungary.png Hungary 4 4 2 1 1 8 3 +5 5
6 Flag of the Soviet Union.png Soviet Union 1 4 2 1 1 9 7 +2 5
7 Flag of Germany.svg West Germany 2 4 2 1 1 4 2 +2 5
8 England.png England 4 4 1 1 2 5 6 −1 3
Eliminated in the group stage
9 Flag of Italy.gif Italy 2 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 3
10 Flag of Argentina.png Argentina 4 3 1 1 1 2 3 −1 3
11 Flag of Mexico.png Mexico 3 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 2
12 Flag of Uruguay.gif Uruguay 1 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 2
13 Flag of Spain.png Spain 3 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1 2
14 Flag of Colombia.png Colombia 1 3 0 1 2 5 11 −6 1
15 Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria 4 3 0 1 2 1 7 −6 1
16 Switzerland.png Switzerland 2 3 0 0 3 2 8 −6 0

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