1962 FIFA World Cup

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1962 FIFA World Cup
Campeonato Mundial de Fútbol -
Copa Jules Rimet Chile 1962
1962 FIFA World Cup.jpg
1962 FIFA World Cup official logo
Tournament details
Host countryChile
Dates30 May – 17 June
Teams16 (from 3 confederations)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsFlag of Brazil (1960-1968).svg  Brazil (2nd title)
Runners-upFlag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia
Third placeFlag of Chile.svg  Chile
Fourth placeFlag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored89 (2.78 per match)
Attendance893,172 (27,912 per match)
Top scorer(s) 6 players (see below)
(4 goals each)
Best player(s) Flag of Brazil.svg Garrincha
Best young player Flag of Hungary.svg Flórián Albert

The 1962 FIFA World Cup was the seventh edition of the FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international association football championship for senior men's national teams. It was held from 30 May to 17 June 1962 in Chile. The qualification rounds took place between August 1960 and December 1961, with 56 teams entering from six confederations, and fourteen qualifying for the finals tournament alongside Chile, the hosts, and Brazil, the defending champions.


Brazil successfully defended their World Cup title, defeating Czechoslovakia 3–1 in the final in the Chilean capital of Santiago. They became the second team, after Italy in 1934 and 1938, to win the World Cup twice consecutively; no team has since achieved the feat. Host nation Chile finished third, defeating Yugoslavia 1–0 in the third-place play-off.

The tournament was marred by a toxic atmosphere and violence between players on the pitch; it included the first-round match between Chile and Italy (2–0), which became known as the Battle of Santiago, one of a number of violent matches played throughout the tournament. It was the first World Cup that used goal average as a means of separating teams with the same number of points. It was also the first World Cup in which the average number of goals per match was less than three (2.78); this has been repeated at every World Cup since, despite expansion of the tournament.

Host selection

After Europe hosted two consecutive World Cups, the American federations claimed the 1962 edition must be held in South America or they would stage a complete boycott of the tournament, similar to 1938. [1] 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. [1]

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 31 votes to Argentina's 12. Thirteen members abstained from voting. [2]


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Countries qualified for World Cup
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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 would not qualify for another World Cup until 1990.

Among the teams who failed to qualify were 1958 runners up Sweden and 1958 third-place finishers France. Austria withdrew during the qualification tournament.

List of qualified teams

The following 16 teams qualified for the final tournament.


Originally, eight stadiums were selected to host the World Cup matches in eight 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. Due to these setbacks, this is the World Cup edition with the smallest number of venues spread across the country (while the 1930 FIFA World Cup was held in three venues, all of them were located in a single city). 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. [3]

Santiago Viña del Mar
Estadio Nacional Estadio Sausalito
33°27′52″S70°36′38″W / 33.46444°S 70.61056°W / -33.46444; -70.61056 (Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos) 33°00′51.83″S71°32′6.84″W / 33.0143972°S 71.5352333°W / -33.0143972; -71.5352333 (Estadio Sausalito)
Capacity: 66,660Capacity: 18,037
Estadio Nacional de Chile 2.jpg EstadioSausalito.jpg
Rancagua Arica
Estadio Braden Copper Co. Estadio Carlos Dittborn
34°10′39.95″S70°44′15.79″W / 34.1777639°S 70.7377194°W / -34.1777639; -70.7377194 (Estadio El Teniente) 18°29′15.47″S70°17′56.96″W / 18.4876306°S 70.2991556°W / -18.4876306; -70.2991556 (Estadio Carlos Dittborn)
Capacity: 18,000Capacity: 17,786
Estadio Rancagua (Chile) - mayo de 1962.jpg Estadio Carlos Dittborn de Arica.jpg

Team bases

Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Hostería El Sauzal Rancagua
Flag of Brazil (1960-1968).svg  Brazil Villa Retiro Quilpué
Flag of Bulgaria (1948-1967).svg  Bulgaria Parque Municipal Machalí
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile Villa del Seleccionado Santiago
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia Hotel El Morro Arica
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia Posada Quebrada Verde Valparaíso
Flag of England.svg  England Staff House Braden Copper Co. Coya
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary Hotel Turismo Rengo
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Escuela de Aviación Cap. Ávalos Santiago
Flag of Mexico (1934-1968).svg  Mexico Hotel O'Higgins Viña del Mar
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Hostería Arica Arica
Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg  Spain Hotel Miramar Caleta Abarca Viña del Mar
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland Club Suizo Santiago
Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay Hotel Azapa Arica
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany Escuela Militar Bernardo O'Higgins Santiago
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia Hotel El Paso Arica


Squads for the 1962 World Cup consisted of 22 players, as for the previous tournament in 1958.

After Attilio Demaría and Luis Monti, who both represented Argentina in 1930 and Italy in 1934, Ferenc Puskás (Hungary in 1954, then Spain), José Santamaría (Uruguay in 1954, then Spain) and José Altafini (Brazil in 1958, then Italy) became the third, fourth and fifth players to play for two national teams in the World Cup. In light of this, FIFA created stipulations describing that once a player represents a nation during a World Cup or its qualifying rounds the player cannot switch to another national team. [4] Robert Prosinečki and Robert Jarni would later become the sixth and seventh such players, playing for Yugoslavia in 1990, then for Croatia in 1998; Davor Šuker was also selected in both squads, but did not play in 1990. This was accepted by FIFA because Croatia was a newly independent former republic of Yugoslavia.

Match officials

Eighteen match officials from 17 countries were assigned to the tournament to serve as referees and assistant referees.


Pot 1: South AmericaPot 2: Europe IPot 3: Europe IIPot 4: Rest of the World


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, on 18 January 1962: Brazil, England, Italy and Uruguay. [5] 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. [6] (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 still tied after extra time. In the event, no replays or drawing of lots was necessary.

Qualifying countries and their result 1962 world cup.png
Qualifying countries and their result


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". [7] 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.[ citation needed ] 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. [3]

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. [3]

Official 1962 FIFA World Cup poster. 1962 Football World Cup poster.jpg
Official 1962 FIFA World Cup poster.

The competition was marred by constant violence on the pitch. This poisonous atmosphere culminated in the 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 and its capital city; describing Santiago as a "proudly backwards and poverty-stricken dump full of prostitution and crime". [8] 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. [9] Articles in the Italian papers La Nazione and Corriere della Sera were saying that allowing Chile to host the World Cup was "pure madness"; this was used and magnified by local newspapers to inflame the Chilean population. The British newspaper the Daily Express wrote "The tournament shows every sign of developing into a violent bloodbath. Reports read like battlefront despatches; the Italy vs West Germany match was described as 'wrestling and warfare'".

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). [10]

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.[ citation needed ]

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.

Brazil national football team in the World Cup, 1962. National Archives of Brazil. Selecao Brasileira de Futebol na Copa do Mundo de 1962.tiff
Brazil national football team in the World Cup, 1962. National Archives of Brazil.

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. [11] 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 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.

Group stage

Group 1

1Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 3210851.6005Advance to knockout stage
2Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 3201832.6674
3Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay 3102460.6672
4Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 30125110.4551
Source: FIFA
Uruguay  Flag of Uruguay.svg2–1Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia
Cubilla Soccerball shade.svg 56'
Sasía Soccerball shade.svg 75'
Report Zuluaga Soccerball shade.svg 19' (pen.)
Estadio Carlos Dittborn, Arica
Attendance: 7,908
Referee: Andor Dorogi (Hungary)
Soviet Union  Flag of the Soviet Union.svg2–0Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia
Ivanov Soccerball shade.svg 51'
Ponedelnik Soccerball shade.svg 83'

Yugoslavia  Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg3–1Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay
Skoblar Soccerball shade.svg 25' (pen.)
Galić Soccerball shade.svg 29'
Jerković Soccerball shade.svg 49'
Report Cabrera Soccerball shade.svg 19'
Soviet Union  Flag of the Soviet Union.svg4–4Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia
Ivanov Soccerball shade.svg 8', 11'
Chislenko Soccerball shade.svg 10'
Ponedelnik Soccerball shade.svg 56'
Report Aceros Soccerball shade.svg 21'
Coll Soccerball shade.svg 68'
Rada Soccerball shade.svg 72'
Klinger Soccerball shade.svg 86'

Soviet Union  Flag of the Soviet Union.svg2–1Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay
Mamykin Soccerball shade.svg 38'
Ivanov Soccerball shade.svg 89'
Report Sasía Soccerball shade.svg 54'
Estadio Carlos Dittborn, Arica
Attendance: 9,973
Referee: Cesare Jonni (Italy)
Yugoslavia  Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg5–0Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia
Galić Soccerball shade.svg 20', 61'
Jerković Soccerball shade.svg 25', 87'
Melić Soccerball shade.svg 82'
Estadio Carlos Dittborn, Arica
Attendance: 7,167
Referee: Carlos Robles (Chile)

Group 2

1Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany 3210414.0005Advance to knockout stage
2Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 3201531.6674
3Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 3111321.5003
4Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 3003280.2500
Source: FIFA
Chile  Flag of Chile.svg3–1Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
L. Sánchez Soccerball shade.svg 44', 55'
Ramírez Soccerball shade.svg 51'
Report Wüthrich Soccerball shade.svg 6'
Estadio Nacional, Santiago
Attendance: 65,006
Referee: Kenneth Aston (England)
West Germany  Flag of Germany.svg0–0Flag of Italy.svg  Italy

Chile  Flag of Chile.svg2–0Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Ramírez Soccerball shade.svg 73'
Toro Soccerball shade.svg 87'
Estadio Nacional, Santiago
Attendance: 66,057
Referee: Kenneth Aston (England)
West Germany  Flag of Germany.svg2–1Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
Brülls Soccerball shade.svg 45'
Seeler Soccerball shade.svg 59'
Report Schneiter Soccerball shade.svg 73'
Estadio Nacional, Santiago
Attendance: 64,922
Referee: Leo Horn (Netherlands)

West Germany  Flag of Germany.svg2–0Flag of Chile.svg  Chile
Szymaniak Soccerball shade.svg 21' (pen.)
Seeler Soccerball shade.svg 82'
Italy  Flag of Italy.svg3–0Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
Mora Soccerball shade.svg 2'
Bulgarelli Soccerball shade.svg 65', 67'

Group 3

1Flag of Brazil (1960-1968).svg  Brazil 3210414.0005Advance to knockout stage
2Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia 3111230.6673
3Flag of Mexico (1934-1968).svg  Mexico 3102340.7502
4Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg  Spain 3102230.6672
Source: FIFA
Brazil  Flag of Brazil (1960-1968).svg2–0Flag of Mexico (1934-1968).svg  Mexico
Zagallo Soccerball shade.svg 56'
Pelé Soccerball shade.svg 73'
Czechoslovakia  Flag of the Czech Republic.svg1–0Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg  Spain
Štibrányi Soccerball shade.svg 80' Report

Brazil  Flag of Brazil (1960-1968).svg0–0Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia
Estadio Sausalito, Viña del Mar
Attendance: 14,903
Referee: Pierre Schwinte (France)
Spain  Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg1–0Flag of Mexico (1934-1968).svg  Mexico
Peiró Soccerball shade.svg 90' Report

Brazil  Flag of Brazil (1960-1968).svg2–1Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg  Spain
Amarildo Soccerball shade.svg 72', 86' Report Adelardo Soccerball shade.svg 35'
Mexico  Flag of Mexico (1934-1968).svg3–1Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia
Díaz Soccerball shade.svg 12'
Del Águila Soccerball shade.svg 29'
Hernández Soccerball shade.svg 90' (pen.)
Report Mašek Soccerball shade.svg 1'

Group 4

1Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 3210824.0005Advance to knockout stage
2Flag of England.svg  England 3111431.3333 [lower-alpha 1]
3Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 3111230.6673 [lower-alpha 1]
4Flag of Bulgaria (1948-1967).svg  Bulgaria 3012170.1431
Source: FIFA
  1. 1 2 England finished ahead of Argentina on goal average.
Argentina  Flag of Argentina.svg1–0Flag of Bulgaria (1948-1967).svg  Bulgaria
Facundo Soccerball shade.svg 4' Report
Hungary  Flag of Hungary.svg2–1Flag of England.svg  England
Tichy Soccerball shade.svg 17'
Albert Soccerball shade.svg 71'
Report Flowers Soccerball shade.svg 60' (pen.)
Estadio El Teniente, Rancagua
Attendance: 7,938
Referee: Leo Horn (Netherlands)

England  Flag of England.svg3–1Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
Flowers Soccerball shade.svg 17' (pen.)
Charlton Soccerball shade.svg 42'
Greaves Soccerball shade.svg 67'
Report Sanfilippo Soccerball shade.svg 81'
Hungary  Flag of Hungary.svg6–1Flag of Bulgaria (1948-1967).svg  Bulgaria
Albert Soccerball shade.svg 1', 6', 53'
Tichy Soccerball shade.svg 8', 70'
Solymosi Soccerball shade.svg 12'
Report Sokolov Soccerball shade.svg 64' [12]

Hungary  Flag of Hungary.svg0–0Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
England  Flag of England.svg0–0Flag of Bulgaria (1948-1967).svg  Bulgaria
Estadio El Teniente, Rancagua
Attendance: 5,700
Referee: Antoine Blavier (Belgium)

Knockout stage


10 June – Arica
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 1
13 June – Santiago
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 2
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 2
10 June – Viña del Mar
Flag of Brazil (1960-1968).svg  Brazil 4
Flag of Brazil (1960-1968).svg  Brazil 3
17 June – Santiago
Flag of England.svg  England 1
Flag of Brazil (1960-1968).svg  Brazil 3
10 June – Santiago
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia 1
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany 0
13 June – Viña del Mar
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 1
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 1
10 June – Rancagua
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia 3Third place
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 0
16 June – Santiago
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia 1
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 1
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 0


Chile  Flag of Chile.svg2–1Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
L. Sánchez Soccerball shade.svg 11'
Rojas Soccerball shade.svg 29'
Report Chislenko Soccerball shade.svg 26'
Estadio Carlos Dittborn, Arica
Attendance: 17,268
Referee: Leo Horn (Netherlands)

Czechoslovakia  Flag of the Czech Republic.svg1–0Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
Scherer Soccerball shade.svg 13' Report

Brazil  Flag of Brazil (1960-1968).svg3–1Flag of England.svg  England
Garrincha Soccerball shade.svg 31', 59'
Vavá Soccerball shade.svg 53'
Report Hitchens Soccerball shade.svg 38'
Estadio Sausalito, Viña del Mar
Attendance: 17,736
Referee: Pierre Schwinte (France)

Yugoslavia  Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg1–0Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
Radaković Soccerball shade.svg 85' Report


Czechoslovakia  Flag of the Czech Republic.svg3–1Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia
Kadraba Soccerball shade.svg 48'
Scherer Soccerball shade.svg 80', 84' (pen.)
Report Jerković Soccerball shade.svg 69'

Brazil  Flag of Brazil (1960-1968).svg4–2Flag of Chile.svg  Chile
Garrincha Soccerball shade.svg 9', 32'
Vavá Soccerball shade.svg 47', 78'
Report Toro Soccerball shade.svg 42'
L. Sánchez Soccerball shade.svg 61' (pen.)
Estadio Nacional, Santiago
Attendance: 76,594
Referee: Arturo Yamasaki (Peru)

Third place play-off

Chile  Flag of Chile.svg1–0Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia
Rojas Soccerball shade.svg 90' Report


Brazil  Flag of Brazil (1960-1968).svg3–1Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia
Amarildo Soccerball shade.svg 17'
Zito Soccerball shade.svg 69'
Vavá Soccerball shade.svg 78'
Report Masopust Soccerball shade.svg 15'


With four goals each, Flórián Albert, Garrincha, Valentin Ivanov, Dražan Jerković, Leonel Sánchez and Vavá were the top scorers in the tournament. In total, 89 goals were scored by 54 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. [13] [14] The rankings for the 1962 tournament were as follows:

1Flag of Brazil (1960-1968).svg  Brazil 3 6510145+911
2Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia 3 63127707
3Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 2 6402108+28
4Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 1 6303107+36
Eliminated in the quarter-finals
5Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 4 421183+55
6Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 1 421197+25
7Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany 2 421142+25
8Flag of England.svg  England 4 411256−13
Eliminated in the group stage
9Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 2 311132+13
10Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 4 311123−13
11Flag of Mexico (1934-1968).svg  Mexico 3 310234−12
12Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg  Spain 1 310223−12
13Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay 3 310246−22
14Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 1 3012511−61
15Flag of Bulgaria (1948-1967).svg  Bulgaria 4 301217−61
16Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 2 300328−60


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