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1917 South American Championship

Football tournament

1917 South American Championship of Nations
Tournament details
Host countryUruguay
DatesSeptember 30 – October 14
Teams4 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Uruguay (2nd title)
Runners-up  Argentina
Third place  Brazil
Fourth place  Chile
Tournament statistics
Matches played6
Goals scored21 (3.5 per match)
Top scorer(s) Ángel Romano
(4 goals)
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The 1917 South American Championship of Nations was the second edition of the continental tournament now known as the Copa América. It was held in Montevideo, Uruguay from September 30 to October 14, 1917. Hosts Uruguay retained the title after winning 1–0 over Argentina in the last match of the competition. Ángel Romano from Uruguay finished as the top scorer of the tournament with 4 goals.

1917 South American Championship Intro articles: 4

Format

The Uruguay team that won the championship

There was no qualifying for the tournament. The participating countries were Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay. All teams competed between each other in a single group. The one with the best position after the matches was the champion. Two points were awarded for a win, one for a draw, and zero for a defeat.

1917 South American Championship Format articles: 4

Squads

Venues

All the matches were played at Parque Pereira, a 40,000 seater multi-use stadium in Montevideo.

Overview of "Parque Pereira" article

Final round

Each team played one match against each of the other teams. Two (2) points were awarded for a win, one (1) point for a draw and zero (0) points for a defeat.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Uruguay 3 3 0 0 9 0 +9 6
 Argentina 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 4
 Brazil 3 1 0 2 7 8 −1 2
 Chile 3 0 0 3 0 10 −10 0
Uruguay  4–0  Chile
Pizo  20'62' (pen.)
Romano  44'75'
Referee: Germán Guassone (Argentina)

Argentina  4–2  Brazil
Calomino  15'
Ohaco  56' (pen.)58' (pen.)
A. Blanco  80'
Neco  8'
Lagreca  39' (pen.)
Referee: Carlos Fanta (Chile)

Argentina  1–0  Chile
García  76' (o.g.)
Referee: Álvaro Saralegui (Uruguay)

Uruguay  4–0  Brazil
H. Scarone  8'
Romano  17'77'
C. Scarone  86'
Referee: Germán Guassone (Argentina)

Brazil  5–0  Chile
Caetano  21'
Neco  23'
Haroldo  26'59'
Amílcar  41'
Referee: Ricardo Vallarino (Uruguay)

Uruguay  1–0  Argentina
H. Scarone  62'
Referee: Juan Livingstone (Chile)

1917 South American Championship Final round articles: 11

Result

 1917 South American Championship Champions 

Uruguay
Second title

Goal scorers

4 goals

2 goals

1 goal

  • Carlos Scarone

Own goals

  • Luis García (for Argentina)

1917 South American Championship Result articles: 3

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