Chile 1962 World Cup Finals

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The Ball is Round Football Index: World Cup Finals: Chile 1962.

Chile - Hosted the seventh World Cup, in 1962.

Chile - Hosted the seventh World Cup, in 1962.

The seventh World cup finals were staged in South America again, after two consecutive tournaments in Europe: Switzerland in 1954 and Sweden in 1958.

Uruguay and Brazil had both staged the tournament before so this time the surprise choice was Chile, considered by some to be too small to stage the World Cup.

World Cup History - Chile 1962

Only four venues were used for the whole tournament: Arica, Santiago, Vina del Mar and Rancagua.

Many of the first-round games, in the 1962 World Cup, were tense and fiercely contested. Pelé was injured in the opening round and there was quite a battle in Group 2, between Chile and Italy; where two Italians were shown the red card and one had his nose broken.

Four of the first-round games ended in (0:0) draws.

On the 7th June, Czechoslovakia player Vaclav Masek opened the scoring against Mexico, in a record 15 seconds. The Mexicans didn't seem to worry and came back to win the game (3:1). The only game they did win, in Chile 1962.

Czechoslovakia overcame Hungary in the quarter-finals and Yugoslavia in the semis, while Brazil took care of England and the host nation, Chile, on the way to the final.

Brazil went on to win the World Cup for a second time; equaling the records of Uruguay and Italy, without their Star of Sweden.

16 Countries Competed at Chile 1962

Argentina Argentina
Group 4 (1:0) (1:3) (0:0).

Brazil Brazil
Group 3 (2:0) (0:0) (2:1); Quarter-finals (3:1); Semi-finals (4:2); Winner (3:1).

Bulgaria Bulgaria
Group 4 (0:1) (1:6) (0:0).

Chile Chile
Group 2 (3:1) (2:0) (0:2); Quarter-finals (2:1); Semi-finals (2:4); Third place (1:0).

Colombia Colombia
Group 1 (1:2) (4:4) (0:5).

Czech Republic Czechoslovakia
Group 3 (1:0) (0:0) (1:3); Quarter-finals (1:0); Semi-finals (3:1); Finalist (1:3).

England England
Group 4 (1:2) (3:1) (0:0); Quarter-finals (1:3).

Hungary Hungary
Group 4 (2:1) (6:1) (0:0; Quarter-finals (0:1).

Italy Italy
Group 2 (0:0) (0:2) (3:0).

Mexico Mexico
Group 3 (0:2) (0:1) (3:1).

Spain Spain
Group 3 (0:1) (1:0) (1:2).

Switzerland Switzerland
Group 2 (1:3) (1:2) (0:3).

Uruguay Uruguay
Group 1 (2:1) (1:3) (1:2).

Russia USSR
Group 1 (2:0) (4:4) (2:1); Quarter-finals (1:2).

Germany West Germany
Group 2 (0:0) (2:1) (2:0); Quarter-finals (0:1).

Serbia Yugoslavia
Group 1 (0:2) (3:1) (5:0); Quarter-finals (1:0); Semi-finals (1:3); Third place (0:1).

First Round - Group Stage

Group 1

Played in Arica.

30th May
Uruguay vs Colombia (2:1)

31st May
USSR vs Yugoslavia (2:0)

2nd June
Yugoslavia vs Uruguay (3:1)

3rd June
USSR vs Colombia (4:4)

6th June
USSR vs Uruguay (2:1)

7th June
Yugoslavia vs Colombia (5:0)

USSR and Yugoslavia qualify for the quarter-finals.

Group 2

Played in Santiago.

30th May
Chile vs Switzerland (3:1)

31st May
West Germany vs Italy (0:0)

2nd June
Chile vs Italy (2:0)

3rd June
West Germany vs Switzerland (2:1)

6th June
West Germany vs Chile (2:0)

7th June
Italy vs Switzerland (3:0)

West Germany and Chile qualify for the quarter-finals.

Group 3

Played in Vina del Mar.

30th May
Brazil vs Mexico (2:0)

31st May
Czechoslovakia vs Spain (1:0)

2nd June
Brazil vs Czechoslovakia (0:0)

3rd June
Spain vs Mexico (1:0)

6th June
Brazil vs Spain (2:1)

7th June
Mexico vs Czechoslovakia (3:1)

Brazil and Czechoslovakia qualify for the quarter-finals.

Group 4

Played in Rancagua.

30th May
Argentina vs Bulgaria (1:0)

31st May
Hungary vs England (2:1)

2nd June
England vs Argentina (3:1)

3rd June
Hungary vs Bulgaria (6:1)

6th June
Hungary vs Argentina (0:0)

7th June
England vs Bulgaria (0:0)

Hungary and England qualify for the quarter-finals.

Quarter-Finals - 10th June, 1962

Arica: Chile vs USSR (2:1)

Rancagua: Czechoslovakia vs Hungary (1:0)

Santiago: Yugoslavia vs West Germany (1:0)

Vina del Mar: Brazil vs England (3:1)

Semi-Finals - 13th June, 1962

Santiago: Brazil vs Chile (4:2)

Vina del Mar: Czechoslovakia vs Yugoslavia (3:1)

Third Place - 16th June, 1962

Santiago: Chile vs Yugoslavia (1:0)

1962 World Cup Final
17th June:
Brazil vs Czechoslovakia (3:1)

How many appearances each country has made in the World Cup Finals.

World Cup Finals

Uruguay 1930:
Uruguay trailed Argentina at half-time (1:2) but replied with three goals in the second half; to win the first ever World Cup Final (4-2) on July 30th, 1930.

Italy 1934:
Italy were one of the countries who missed out on the vote to host the first World Cup but managed to win the prestigious golden trophy for the home fans.

France 1938:
The third World Cup was held in Europe for a second time, although Germany had annexed Austria, and Spain was in civil turmoil.

Brazil 1950:
Although no cup-final as such, Uruguay and Brazil went into their final game with the winner guaranteed to be champions; a draw would be enough for Brazil.

Switzerland 1954:
The fifth World Cup tournament produced a record number of goals, including a 7:5 encounter between Austria and Switzerland in Lausanne.

Sweden 1958:
Brazil presented a 17 year-old Pele to the world; who went on to claim a hat-trick in Brazil's 5:2 semi-final win over France and bag another two in the final.

Chile 1962:
Czechoslovakia overcame Hungary in the quarter-finals and Yugoslavia in the semis, while Brazil took care of England and the host nation, Chile.

England 1966:
Geoff Hurst scored a hat-trick, in the final against West Germany, as England triumphed in a thrilling game watched by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

Mexico 1970:
1970 belonged to Pelé, who earned his third World Cup winners' medal when Brazil got their hands on the Jules Rimet Cup.... for keeps.

W. Germany 1974:
Johan Cruyff was the player of the tournament as total football became the buzzword of the day, even though Holland lost to West Germany in the 1974 final.

Argentina 1978:
Holland contested the 1978 World Cup Final, in Argentina, for the second time in a row. As in West Germany, they again finished runners-up; to the hosts.

Spain 1982:
The Spain 82 World Cup finals increased to 24 teams and the format was changed to have two group stages, with four second-round groups of three.

Mexico 1986:
In 1986, Mexico became the first nation to stage the World Cup Finals for a second time; having only staged the competition sixteen years previously.

Italy 1990:
In 1990, Italy became the World Cup of stalemates. Both semi-finals were drawn out through penalty kicks. In the final itself, the only goal came from the spot.

USA 1994:
Once Team US had played a few games most of the nation began to understand they were hosting the greatest show on earth and how the game was played.

France 1998:
France became the sixth nation to win the World Cup on home soil. Thirty-two teams competed in the 16th World Cup; better known as France 98.

Korea-Japan 2002:
The 17th World Cup, held in Korea and Japan, was the first World Cup finals to be shared by two hosts and the first to be held in Asia.

Germany 2006:
The 2006 World Cup Finals ran from 9th June to 9th July; the opening match in Munich and the final in Berlin. Munich and Dortmund hosted the semi-finals.

South Africa 2010:
Eighty years after the First World Cup Finals in Uruguay, the world's most prestigious football competition was finally hosted on the African continent.

Brazil 2014:
Five times World Cup Champions, Brazil, get a second chance to hold the prestigious World Cup Finals; 64 years after they last hosted the tournament.

Russia 2018:
VAR made its World Cup debut and set out to change the course of a game with some crucial rule infringement watching and vital on the spot decisions.

Qatar 2022:
When FIFA executives met in Zurich to decide on who would host the 2018 and 2022 World Cup Finals, Qatar was probably the biggest surprise to many.

United 2026:
The 2026 FIFA World Cup Finals will be jointly hosted by Canada, Mexico and the United States. The United Bid won the hosting rights ahead of Morocco.

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