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1949 South American Championship
Tournament details
Host country Brazil
Dates 3 April-5 May
Teams 6 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 4 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Flag of Paraguay.svg Paraguay (1st title)
Runners-up Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg Brazil
Third place Flag of Peru (1825-1950).svg Peru
Fourth place 23x15px Ecuador
Tournament statistics
Matches played 15
Goals scored 73 (4.87 per match)
1947
1953

The 1949 South American Championship was the fourteenth edition of the South America Championship. It was held in the country of Brazil for the fourth time after hosting it last in 1925.

The final round saw Paraguay take out their first South American Championship after ending up on nine points which were one point higher than second place and host nation Brazil.

Qualifying Round

30 October 1948
Chile Flag of Chile.svg 0-2 23x15px Ecuador
Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago
Attendance: 24,149


30 Ocotber 1948
Bolivia 23x15px 5-0 23x15px Colombia
Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz
Attendance: 41,146

Final Round

Standings

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of Paraguay.svg Paraguay 5410171+169
Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg Brazil 5401258+178
Flag of Peru (1825-1950).svg Peru 52031113−24
23x15px Ecuador 5122410−64
Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay 51131116−53
23x15px Bolivia 5023525−202

Matches

3 April 1949
Brazil Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg 6-0 23x15px Ecuador
Estádio São Januário, Río de Janeiro
Attendance: 70,000


6 April 1949
Paraguay Flag of Paraguay.svg 0-0 23x15px Ecuador
Estádio do Pacaembu, São Paulo
Attendance: 17,000


6 April 1949
Brazil Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg 9-1 23x15px Bolivia
Estádio do Pacaembu, São Paulo
Attendance: 43,000


10 April 1949
Uruguay Flag of Uruguay.svg 1-3 23x15px Ecuador
Estádio São Januário, Río de Janeiro
Attendance: 27,000


10 April 1949
Paraguay Flag of Paraguay.svg 4-1 Flag of Peru (1825-1950).svg Peru
Estádio São Januário, Río de Janeiro
Attendance: 27,000


13 April 1949
Bolivia 23x15px 3-3 Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay
Estádio São Januário, Río de Janeiro
Attendance: 5,000


17 April 1949
Peru Flag of Peru (1825-1950).svg 2-0 23x15px Ecuador
Estádio São Januário, Río de Janeiro
Attendance: 8,500


17 April 1949
Uruguay Flag of Uruguay.svg 0-2 Flag of Paraguay.svg Paraguay
Estádio do Pacaembu, São Paulo
Attendance: 25,000


21 April 1949
Brazil Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg 5-2 Flag of Peru (1825-1950).svg Peru
Estádio São Januário, Río de Janeiro
Attendance: 40,000


21 April 1949
Bolivia 23x15px 1-1 23x15px Ecuador
Estádio do Pacaembu, São Paulo
Attendance: 15,000


24 April 1949
Peru Flag of Peru (1825-1950).svg 3-0 23x15px Bolivia
Estádio Vila Belmiro, Santos
Attendance: 10,000


27 April 1949
Paraguay Flag of Paraguay.svg 9-0 23x15px Bolivia
Estádio São Januário, Río de Janeiro
Attendance: 30,000


27 April 1949
Brazil Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg 5-3 Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay
Estádio São Januário, Río de Janeiro
Attendance: 55,000


1 May 1949
Peru Flag of Peru (1825-1950).svg 3-4 Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay
Estádio General Severiano, Río de Janeiro
Attendance: 25,000


5 May 1949
Paraguay Flag of Paraguay.svg 2-0 Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg Brazil
Estádio São Januário, Río de Janeiro
Attendance: 40,000

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