1956 Panamerican Championship
Tournament details
Host country Mexico
City Mexico City
Dates February 26-March 17
Teams 6 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s) 1 (in Mexico City host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Brazil (2nd title)
Runners-up  Costa Rica
Third place  Argentina
Fourth place  Mexico
Tournament statistics
Matches played 15
1952
1960

The third edition of the Panamerican Championship of football was held in Mexico City, Mexico from February 26 to March 18. Six teams entered the competition with Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico and the Netherlands Antilles all entering the competition.

Brazil would again take out the title, this time with a matchday to spare as they wiped the floor off the other teams with the only fault being Argentina which ended in a 1-1 draw.

Rankings

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 5 4 1 0 13 1 +12 9
 Costa Rica 5 2 2 1 10 10 0 6
 Argentina 5 2 1 2 10 7 +3 5
 Mexico 5 1 3 1 3 4 -1 5
 Chile 5 1 2 2 6 9 -3 4
23x15px Netherlands Antilles 5 0 1 4 3 14 -11 1

Matches

February 26, 1956
 Mexico 1–1  Costa Rica
Mexico City


February 27, 1956
 Argentina 4–0 23x15px Netherlands Antilles
Mexico City


February 28, 1956
 Brazil 2–0  Chile
Mexico City


March 2, 1956
 Mexico 0–0 23x15px Netherlands Antilles
Mexico City


March 2, 1956
 Argentina 2–4  Costa Rica
Mexico City


March 4, 1956
 Brazil 3–0 23x15px Netherlands Antilles
Mexico City


March 4, 1956
 Costa Rica 1–1  Chile
Mexico City


March 6, 1956
 Brazil 2–0 23x15px Mexico
Mexico City


March 9, 1956
 Argentina 3–1  Chile
Mexico City


March 11, 1956
 Brazil 5–0  Costa Rica
Mexico City


March 11, 1956
 Mexico 1–0  Argentina
Mexico City


March 12, 1956
23x15px Netherlands Antilles 2–3  Chile
Mexico City


March 15, 1956
 Costa Rica 4–1 23x15px Netherlands Antilles
Mexico City


March 16, 1956
 Mexico 1–1  Chile
Mexico City


March 17, 1956
 Brazil 1–1  Argentina
Mexico City

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