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1925 South American Championship

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1925 South American Championship
Tournament details
Host countryArgentina
DatesNovember 29 – December 25
Teams3 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Argentina (2nd title)
Runners-up  Brazil
Third place  Paraguay
Tournament statistics
Matches played6
Goals scored26 (4.33 per match)
Top scorer(s) Manuel Seoane
(6 goals)
1924
1926
The Argentina squad (here pictured in the first match v Paraguay) won its second title

The ninth South American Championship was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina from November 29 to December 25, 1925.

In 1925, the participating countries were Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay. Chile and Uruguay withdrew from the tournament, making this event the one with the fewest participating teams.[1] The tournament was rescheduled to be held in two rounds.

Argentina won its second continental title.[2]

1925 South American Championship Intro articles: 4

Squads

For a complete list of participants squads see: 1925 South American Championship squads

Overview of "1925 South American Championship squads" article

Venues

Buenos Aires
Sportivo Barracas Stadium Estadio Ministro Brin y Senguel
Capacity: 30,000 Capacity: 25,000

Final round

Each team played two matches 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
 Argentina 4 3 1 0 11 4 +7 7
 Brazil 4 2 1 1 11 9 +2 5
 Paraguay 4 0 0 4 4 13 −9 0
Argentina  2–0  Paraguay
Seoane  2'
Sánchez  72'

Brazil  5–2  Paraguay
Filo  16'
Friedenreich  18'
Lagarto  30'52'
Nilo  72'
Rivas  25'55'
Referee: Gerónimo Rapossi (Argentina)

Argentina  4–1  Brazil
Seoane  41'48'74'
Garasini  72'
Nilo  22'

Paraguay  1–3  Brazil
Fretes  58' Nilo  30'
Lagarto  57'61'

Paraguay  1–3  Argentina
Fleitas Solich  15' Tarasconi  22'
Seoane  32'
Irurieta  63'
Referee: Joaquim Antônio Leite de Castro (Brazil)

Brazil  2–2  Argentina
Friedenreich  27'
Nilo  30'
Cerroti  41'
Seoane  55'

1925 South American Championship Venues articles: 12

Result

 1925 South American Championship Champions 

Argentina
Second title

Goal scorers

6 goals

4 goals

2 goals

1 goal

Aftermath

Despite having won the tournament unbeaten, part of the Argentine media considered the team's performance as "poor", highlighting that Argentina was the winner only because of being stronger than the other three participants. Argentine magazine El Gráfico stated Argentina's virtues were decreasing as the competition went by, with such notable failures.[3]

Centre forward Juan Carlos Irurieta was injured in the first match, being replaced by Manuel Seoane, who did not play as good as he used to be because of his change of position (from left insider to centre forward). The media criticised hardly the performances of Garasini, Alejandro de los Santos, Antonio Cerrotti and Juan Bianchi. On the other hand, Domingo Tarasconi, Seoane and Martín Sánchez were mentioned as the most remarkable players. In the case of Tarasconi, his efficient dribbling, passing style and accurate corner kicks were widely praised. Seoane's goalscoring prowress was also mentioned as one of the high points of Argentina, setting a record with six goals in four matches. Nevertheless, Seoane was also criticised for being out of shape due to his overweight.[3]

Another Argentine player harshly criticised was goalkeeper Américo Tesoriere:

(Tesoriere) is not the "magician of the goal" that we admired so much due to his security, courage, cold blood, surprising agility and unsurpassed sense of location. Although the rival did not attack so much, he conceded four goals, which were not hard-to-stop shots. Apart from the goals received, Tesoriere's showed himself insecure and slow, which could have been worse. Undoubtely, we don't mean that his performance was disastreous, but we do want to set he is having a tough time in his sports career either his debacle is approaching...

— El Gráfico, about Américo Tesoriere's performance at the South American Championship

1925 South American Championship Aftermath articles: 3

References

  1. ^ Elsey, Brenda (1 July 2011). Citizens and Sportsmen: Fútbol and Politics in Twentieth-Century Chile. University of Texas Press. ISBN 9780292744714. Retrieved 4 March 2017 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ South American Championship 1925 at RSSSF
  3. ^ a b 1925. Argentina conquista su segundo Sudamericano, El Gráfico