1962 World Cup Soccer / Football

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1962 World Cup was hosted by Chile.

1962 Soccer World Cup in Chile had Brazil successfully defend their title and also show the world that Brazil was rising up and considered to be one of the best football/soccer nations for many years to come.

Brazil side arrived to Chile as the absolute favorite with stars Pele, Garrincha, Amarildo, Vava and Zito leading the squad and being considered best players in the world at the time.

Brazil lost their no. 10 "Pele" in the opening match against Mexico to a thigh injury. Pele scored a goal in that match but would have to watch his team defend their title from the sidelines.

This allowed the winger Garrincha to take the spotlight and also earn a nickname "Little Bird" in the papers during 1962 World Cup.

Garrincha was described as "The most extraordinary right winger Football has ever known" by the newspapers around the world.

This World Cup also staged one of the ugliest matches in the history of Soccer World Cup's during the first round between Chile and Italy.

Italians Giorgio Ferrini and Mario David were sent off with red cards while the Italian Umberto Maschio would walk away with a broken nose due to a punch from Chilean Leonel Sanchez to which Italian Giorgio Ferrini retaliated with a neck-high kick on Leonel Sanchez and in doing so was sent off from this bloody, dramatic, frustrated and everything else except soccer/football match.

BBC called it "The most stupid, appalling, disgusting and disgraceful exhibition of football".

Another thing worth mentioning in 1962 World Cup is the game between Spain and Brazil where Spain needed a win to advance and would have the lead until very late in the game when Brazilian Amarildo scored 2 goals in 4 minutes to knock Spain out of the tournament.

Brazil successfully defended their World Cup Title in the final game against Czechoslovakia.

Teams that participated in 1962 World Cup hosted by Chile were:

Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, England, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Soviet Union, Spain, Switzerland, Yugoslavia, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Uruguay.

1962 World Cup in Chile - CHAMPIONS

1962 Champions: Brazil

1962 Runner Up: Sweden

1962 Soccer World Cup in Chile - TOP GOALSCORERS

Garrincha (BRA) 4 goals
Valentin Ivanov (SOV) 4 goals
Leonel Sanchez (CHI) 4 goals
Vava (BRA) 4 goals
Florian Albert (HUN) 4 goals
Drazan Jerkovic (YUG) 4 goals

1962 Football World Cup in Chile - STATISTICS

Number of games 32
Total Goals scored 89
Average per game 2,78
Expulsions 6
Own goals none
Total attendance 776,000
Average attendance 24,250
Final attendance 50,000

1962 World Cup in Chile - Group 1

Uruguay vs Columbia 2-1
Soviet Union vs Yugoslavia 2-0
Yugoslavia vs Uruguay 3-1
Soviet Union vs Columbia 4-4
Soviet Union vs Uruguay 2-1
Yugoslavia vs Columbia 5-0

Team Played Won Draw Lost Goals For Goals Against Points
Soviet Union 3 2 1 0 8 5 5
Yugoslavia 3 2 0 1 8 3 4
Uruguay 3 1 0 2 4 6 2
Colombia 3 0 1 2 5 11 1

1962 World Cup in Chile - Group 2

Chile vs Switzerland 3-1
Germany vs Italy 0-0
Chile vs Italy 2-0
Germany vs Switzerland 2-1
Germany vs Chile 2-0
Italy vs Switzerland 3-0

Team Played Won Draw Lost Goals For Goals Against Points
Germany 3 2 1 0 4 1 5
Chile 3 2 0 1 5 3 4
Italy 3 1 1 1 3 2 3
Switzerland 3 0 0 3 2 8 0

1962 Soccer World Cup in Chile - Group 3

Brazil vs Mexico 2-0
Czechoslovakia vs Spain 1-0
Brazil vs Czechoslovakia 0-0
Spain vs Mexico 1-0
Brazil vs Spain 2-1
Mexico vs Czechoslovakia 3-1

Team Played Won Draw Lost Goals For Goals Against Points
Brazil 3 2 1 0 4 1 5
Czechoslovakia 3 1 1 1 2 3 3
Mexico 3 1 0 2 3 4 2
Spain 3 1 0 2 2 3 2

1962 Football World Cup in Chile - Group 4

Argentina vs Bulgaria 1-0
Hungary vs England 2-1
England vs Argentina 3-1
Hungary vs Bulgaria 6-1
Hungary vs Argentina 0-0
England vs Bulgaria 0-0

Team Played Won Draw Lost Goals For Goals Against Points
Hungary 3 2 1 0 8 2 5
England 3 1 1 1 4 3 3
Argentina 3 1 1 1 2 3 3
Bulgaria 3 0 1 2 1 7 1

1962 Soccer World Cup in Chile - Quarter Finals

Brazil vs England 3-1
Chile vs Soviet Union 2-1
Yugoslavia vs Germany 1-0
Czechoslovakia vs Hungary 1-0

1962 Soccer World Cup in Chile - Semi Finals

Czechoslovakia vs Yugoslavia 3-1
Brazil vs Chile 4-2

1962 Soccer World Cup in Chile - Third Place

Chile vs Yugoslavia 1-0

1962 World Cup in Chile - Final

Brazil vs Czechoslovakia 3-1

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