1962 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONMEBOL)

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The South American section of the 1962 FIFA World Cup qualification saw 7 teams competing 3 berths in the finals. Among the 7 teams, Paraguay were drawn to play in the CONMEBOL / CCCF / NAFC Intercontinental Play-off. The remaining 6 teams were divided into 3 groups of 2 teams each. The teams played against each other on a home-and-away basis. The group winners would qualify. Brazil did not participate, as they were granted a spot in the finals after winning the 1958 World Cup and Chile did not participate, as hosts. Venezuela did not enter the tournament.

CONMEBOL governing body of association football in South America

The South American Football Confederation is the continental governing body of football in South America and it is one of FIFA's six continental confederations. The oldest continental confederation in the world, its headquarters are located in Luque, Paraguay, near Asunción. CONMEBOL is responsible for the organization and governance of South American football's major international tournaments. With 10 member football associations, it has the fewest members of all the confederations in FIFA.

A total of 56 teams entered the 1962 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds, competing for a total of 16 spots in the final tournament. Chile, as the hosts, and Brazil, as the defending champions, qualified automatically, leaving 14 spots open for competition.

Paraguay national football team mens national association football team representing Paraguay

The Paraguay national football team is controlled by the Paraguayan Football Association and represents Paraguay in men's international football competitions. Paraguay is a member of CONMEBOL. The Albirroja has qualified for eight FIFA World Cup competitions, with their best performance coming in 2010 when they reached the quarter-finals. A regular participant at the Copa América, Paraguay have been crowned champions of the competition on two occasions. Paraguay's highest FIFA World Rankings was 8th and their lowest was 103. Paraguay was awarded second place with Best Move of the Year in 1996 for their rise in the FIFA Rankings.

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CONMEBOL Group 1

RankTeamPtsPldWDLGFGAGD
1Flag of Argentina (alternative).svg  Argentina 42200113+8
2Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador 020023118

Argentina qualified.

CONMEBOL Group 2

RankTeamPtsPldWDLGFGAGD
1Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay 3211032+1
2Flag of Bolivia.svg  Bolivia 12011231

Uruguay qualified.

CONMEBOL Group 3

RankTeamPtsPldWDLGFGAGD
1Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 3211021+1
2Flag of Peru.svg  Peru 12011121

Colombia qualified.

Inter-confederation play-offs

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification Flag of Mexico (1934-1968).png Flag of Paraguay (1954-1988).svg
1Flag of Mexico (1934-1968).png  Mexico 211010+1 3Qualification to 1962 FIFA World Cup 1–0
2Flag of Paraguay (1954-1988).svg  Paraguay 2011011 1 0–0
Source: FIFA

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