• Copa América 1942
  • Uruguay are Unbeatable at Home

    After 18 years, the Copa América was back in Uruguay, and once again, the hosts clinched the title. Playing in Montevideo, the Uruguayan squad became champions in 1917, 1923, 1924 and 1942. With matches being held at the Centenário Stadium, inaugurated for the 1930 World Cup Finals, the tournament welcomed seven national teams for the first time – the greatest number thus far.

    Counting on the massive support of the local crowd, the Uruguayans didn’t give their rivals a chance e won all six matches. After two thrashings in the first two matches (6-1 against Chile, and 7-nil against Ecuador), the side led by Obdulio Varela, Schubert Gambert and Severino Varela, beat Brazil, Paraguay, Peru and archrivals Argentina 1-nil in the final match.

    Argentina had to settle for a consolation prize: the greatest mauling in the history of the Copa America: the 12-nil demolition of Ecuador.  José Manuel Moreno, who scored 5 goals in a single match, was the standout of the game and one of the leading scorers in the competition, with 7 goals, alongside compatriot Herminio Masantonio.
  • Match Schedule
  • Uruguay
  • 6
  • -
  • 1
  • Chile
  • 10/01/1942 - Montevidéu
  • Argentina
  • 4
  • -
  • 3
  • Paraguay
  • 11/01/1942 - Montevidéu
  • Brazil
  • 6
  • -
  • 1
  • Chile
  • 14/01/1942 - Montevidéu
  • Argentina
  • 2
  • -
  • 1
  • Brazil
  • 17/01/1942 - Montevidéu
  • Paraguay
  • 1
  • -
  • 1
  • Peru
  • 18/01/1942 - Montevidéu
  • Uruguay
  • 7
  • -
  • 0
  • Ecuador
  • 18/01/1942 - Montevidéu
  • Brazil
  • 2
  • -
  • 1
  • Peru
  • 21/01/1942 - Montevidéu
  • Paraguay
  • 2
  • -
  • 0
  • Chile
  • 22/01/1942 - Montevidéu
  • Argentina
  • 12
  • -
  • 0
  • Ecuador
  • 22/01/1942 - Montevidéu
  • Uruguay
  • 1
  • -
  • 0
  • Brazil
  • 24/01/1942 - Montevidéu
  • Argentina
  • 3
  • -
  • 1
  • Peru
  • 25/01/1942 - Montevidéu
  • Paraguay
  • 3
  • -
  • 1
  • Ecuador
  • 25/01/1942 - Montevidéu
  • Peru
  • 2
  • -
  • 1
  • Ecuador
  • 28/01/1942 - Montevidéu
  • Uruguay
  • 3
  • -
  • 1
  • Paraguay
  • 28/01/1942 - Montevidéu
  • Argentina
  • 0
  • -
  • 0
  • Chile
  • 31/01/1942 - Montevidéu
  • Brazil
  • 5
  • -
  • 1
  • Ecuador
  • 31/01/1942 - Montevidéu
  • Uruguay
  • 3
  • -
  • 0
  • Peru
  • 01/02/1942 - Montevidéu
  • Chile
  • 2
  • -
  • 1
  • Ecuador
  • 05/02/1942 - Montevidéu
  • Brazil
  • 1
  • -
  • 1
  • Paraguay
  • 05/02/1942 - Montevidéu
  • Peru
  • 0
  • -
  • 0
  • Chile
  • 05/02/1942 - Montevidéu
  • Uruguay
  • 1
  • -
  • 0
  • Argentina
  • 07/02/1942 - Montevidéu
  • Champion
  • Runner-up
  • How Argentina will rank in 2011 Copa América?
Will be the champion
Will be the runner-up again
Will be at the semi-finals
Will be eliminated at the first round
  • Bolivia
  • Participations:  23
  • Matches:  102
  • Historical Ranking: 
  • The referee who participated in most of the matches in Copa América’s history – 25 games in the ‘30s – is Argentine referee José Bartolomé Macías.