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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  Paraguay (1st title)
Runners-up  Brazil
Third place  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  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
 Paraguay 5 4 1 0 17 1 +16 9
 Brazil 5 4 0 1 25 8 +17 8
 Peru 5 2 0 3 11 13 −2 4
23x15px Ecuador 5 1 2 2 4 10 −6 4
 Uruguay 5 1 1 3 11 16 −5 3
23x15px Bolivia 5 0 2 3 5 25 −20 2

Matches

3 April 1949
Brazil  6-0 23x15px Ecuador
Estádio São Januário, Río de Janeiro
Attendance: 70,000


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


6 April 1949
Brazil  9-1 23x15px Bolivia
Estádio do Pacaembu, São Paulo
Attendance: 43,000


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


10 April 1949
Paraguay  4-1  Peru
Estádio São Januário, Río de Janeiro
Attendance: 27,000


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


17 April 1949
Peru  2-0 23x15px Ecuador
Estádio São Januário, Río de Janeiro
Attendance: 8,500


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


21 April 1949
Brazil  5-2  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  3-0 23x15px Bolivia
Estádio Vila Belmiro, Santos
Attendance: 10,000


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


27 April 1949
Brazil  5-3  Uruguay
Estádio São Januário, Río de Janeiro
Attendance: 55,000


1 May 1949
Peru  3-4  Uruguay
Estádio General Severiano, Río de Janeiro
Attendance: 25,000


5 May 1949
Paraguay  2-0  Brazil
Estádio São Januário, Río de Janeiro
Attendance: 40,000

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