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1942 Panamerican Championship
Tournament details
Host country Uruguay
City Montevideo
Dates January 10–31
Teams 6 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s) 1 (in Montevideo host cities)
Final positions
Champions Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina (1st title)
Runners-up Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay
Third place Flag of Peru.svg Peru
Fourth place Flag of Costa Rica.svg Costa Rica
Tournament statistics
Matches played 15
Goals scored 74 (4.93 per match)
Attendance 96,221 (6,415 per match)
1952

The first edition of the Panamerican 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 ten years until it was reborn in 1952.

Rankings

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina 5 4 1 0 23 2 +21 9
Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay 5 4 0 1 27 2 +25 8
Flag of Peru (1825-1950).svg Peru 5 3 1 1 13 4 +9 7
Flag of Costa Rica.svg Costa Rica 5 1 1 3 5 17 -12 3
23x15px El Salvador 5 1 0 4 2 24 -22 2
23x15px Cuba 5 0 1 4 2 23 -21 1

Matches

January 10, 1942
Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina 7–0 23x15px Cuba


January 11, 1942
Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay 9–0 23x15px El Salvador
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 11311


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


January 17, 1942
23x15px El Salvador 0–8 Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina


January 18, 1942
Flag of Costa Rica.svg Costa Rica 1–1 23x15px Cuba


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


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


January 22, 1942
23x15px El Salvador 0–4 Flag of Peru (1825-1950).svg Peru


January 22, 1942
23x15px Cuba 0–8 Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 10331


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


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


January 25, 1942
23x15px Cuba 1–2 23x15px El Salvador


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


January 28, 1942
Flag of Peru (1825-1950).svg Peru 5–0 23x15px Cuba


January 31, 1942
Flag of Costa Rica.svg Costa Rica 2–0 23x15px El Salvador