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1942 Pan American Championship (An Earlier World Cup of Football)

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1942 Pan American Championship
Tournament details
Host country Flag of Uruguay Uruguay
City Montevideo
Dates January 10–31
Teams (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s) 1 (host cities: Montevideo)
Final positions
Champions Flag of Argentina Argentina
Runners-up Flag of Uruguay Uruguay
Third place Flag of Peru (1825 - 1950) Peru
Fourth place Flag of Costa Rica Costa Rica
Tournament statistics
Matches played 15
Goals scored 74 (4.93 per match)
Attendance 96,221 (6,415 per match)

The first edition of the Pan American Championship of football was held in Montevideo, Uruguay from January 10 to February 7. Uruguay, Argentina, Peru, Costa Rica, El Salvador and Cuba.

Argentina would win the title after they defeated Uruguay in the final group stage match. But the low crowds and the drubbings cause the competition to be scrapped for twelve years until it was reborn in 1954.

Rankings

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of Argentina Argentina 5 4 1 0 25 2 +23 9
Flag of Uruguay Uruguay 5 4 0 1 27 2 +25 8
Flag of Peru (1825 - 1950) Peru 5 3 1 1 13 4 +9 7
Flag of Costa Rica Costa Rica 5 1 1 3 5 17 -12 3
Flag of El Salvador El Salvador 5 1 0 4 2 26 -24 2
Flag of Cuba Cuba 5 0 1 4 2 23 -21 1

Matches

January 10, 1942
Flag of Argentina Argentina 7–0 Flag of Cuba Cuba


January 11, 1942
Flag of Uruguay Uruguay 9–0 Flag of El Salvador El Salvador
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 11311


January 14, 1942
Flag of Peru (1825 - 1950) Peru 2–1 Flag of Costa Rica Costa Rica


January 17, 1942
Flag of El Salvador El Salvador 0–10 Flag of Argentina Argentina


January 18, 1942
Flag of Costa Rica Costa Rica 1–1 Flag of Cuba Cuba


January 18, 1942
Flag of Peru (1825 - 1950) Peru 1–2 Flag of Uruguay Uruguay
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 10553


January 21, 1942
Flag of Argentina Argentina 6–1 Flag of Costa Rica Costa Rica


January 22, 1942
Flag of El Salvador El Salvador 0–4 Flag of Peru (1825 - 1950) Peru


January 22, 1942
Flag of Cuba Cuba 0–8 Flag of Uruguay Uruguay
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 10331


January 24, 1942
Flag of Peru (1825 - 1950) Peru 1–1 Flag of Argentina Argentina


January 25, 1942
Flag of Uruguay Uruguay 8–0 Flag of Costa Rica Costa Rica
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 10515


January 25, 1942
Flag of Cuba Cuba 1–2 Flag of El Salvador El Salvador


January 28, 1942
Flag of Argentina Argentina 1–0 Flag of Uruguay Uruguay
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 20313


January 28, 1942
Flag of Peru (1825 - 1950) Peru 5–0 Flag of Cuba Cuba


January 31, 1942
Flag of Costa Rica Costa Rica 2–0 Flag of El Salvador El Salvador

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