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1953 South American Championship
Tournament details
Host country Peru
Dates 22 February-28 March
Teams 6 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Flag of Paraguay.svg Paraguay (2nd title)
Runners-up Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay
Third place Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg Brazil
Fourth place Flag of Chile.svg Chile
Tournament statistics
Matches played 15
Goals scored 45 (3 per match)
1949
1957

The 1953 South American Championship was the fifteenth edition of the South America Championship. It was held in Peru for the third time after they hosted it last in 1939.

In the final round it was Paraguay who would surprise South America by taking out the title as they and Uruguay would qualify through to the 1954 FIFA World Cup which was held in Chile.

Qualifying Round

10 January 1953
Bolivia 23x15px 3-0 23x15px Ecuador
Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz
Attendance: 35,637

Final Round

Standings

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of Paraguay.svg Paraguay 5410135+89
Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay 531164+27
Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg Brazil 5221144+105
Flag of Chile.svg Chile 5203510−54
Flag of Peru.svg Peru 511358−33
23x15px Bolivia 5014214−121

Matches

February 22, 1953
Bolivia 23x15px 1-1 Flag of Peru.svg Peru
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Attendance: 50,000


February 25, 1953
Paraguay Flag of Paraguay.svg 3-0 Flag of Chile.svg Chile
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Attendance: 40,000


February 25, 1953
Uruguay Flag of Uruguay.svg 1-0 23x15px Bolivia
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Attendance: 40,000


March 1, 1953
Brazil Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg 8-0 23x15px Bolivia
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Attendance: 30,000


March 1, 1953
Chile Flag of Chile.svg 1-3 Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Attendance: 32,000


March 4, 1953
Chile Flag of Chile.svg 2-0 Flag of Peru.svg Peru
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Attendance: 35,000


March 8, 1953
Peru Flag of Peru.svg 2-3 Flag of Paraguay.svg Paraguay
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Attendance: 50,000


March 12, 1953
Paraguay Flag of Paraguay.svg 3-0 Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Attendance: 37,000


March 15, 1953
Brazil Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg 0-0 Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Attendance: 41,000


March 16, 1953
Paraguay Flag of Paraguay.svg 2-1 23x15px Bolivia
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Attendance: 30,000


March 19, 1953
Peru Flag of Peru.svg 2-0 Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg Brazil
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Attendance: 50,000


March 23, 1953
Brazil Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg 4-1 Flag of Chile.svg Chile
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Attendance: 33,000


March 27, 1953
Paraguay Flag of Paraguay.svg 2-2 Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg Brazil
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Attendance: 38,000


March 28, 1953
Chile Flag of Chile.svg 2-1 23x15px Bolivia
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Attendance: 39,000


March 28, 1953
Uruguay Flag of Uruguay.svg 2-0 Flag of Peru.svg Peru
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Attendance: 48,000

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