1946 South American Championship

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1946 South American Championship
Tournament details
Host country Argentina
Dates January 12 – February 10
Teams 6 (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 played 15
Goals scored 61 (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 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.

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

Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru withdrew from the tournament.

Venues[edit]

Buenos Aires Avellaneda
Estadio Monumental Estadio Gasómetro de Boedo Estadio Independiente
Capacity: 67,664 Capacity: 75,000 Capacity: 57.858
002.Buenos Aires desde el cielo (Estadio de River).JPG El Gasometro.JPG

Final round[edit]

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 Goal 6'
Martino Goal 43'
Referee: Mário Silveira Vianna (Brazil)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Result[edit]

 1946 South American Championship Champions 

Argentina
Eighth title

Goal scorers[edit]

7 Goals

  • Uruguay Medina

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

Own goal

  • Paraguay Coronel (for Bolivia)

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