1962 FIFA World Cup

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1962 FIFA World Cup
Host Nation Chile
Qualification Dates August 21, 1960-December 16, 1961
Tournament Dates May 30-June 17, 1962
Champion Brazil
1958 • other tournaments • 1966


The 1962 FIFA World Cup was the seventh FIFA World Cup, a quadrennial football tournament for men's senior national teams, and was played in Chile. Brazil successfully defended their World Cup title, defeating Czechoslovakia 3-1 in the final in the Chilean capital of Santiago. They became the second team, after Italy in 1934 and 1938, to win the World Cup twice consecutively; no team has since achieved the feat. Host nation Chile finished third, defeating Yugoslavia 1-0 in the third-place play-off.

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Programs
Stage Date Teams Venue
Qualifying April 19, 1961 Wales vs. Spain Ninian Park
Qualifying May 3, 1961 Scotland vs. Republic of Ireland Hampden Park
Qualifying May 10, 1961 West Germany vs. Northern Ireland Olympiastadion
Qualifying September 28, 1961 England vs. Luxembourg Arsenal Stadium
Qualifying October 8, 1961 Republic of Ireland vs. Czechoslovakia Dalymount Park
Qualifying October 25, 1961 England vs. Portugal Wembley Stadium
Group November 12, 1961 Switzerland vs. Sweden Olympiastadion
1962 FIFA World Cup (Chile) Countries
Champions Brazil
Runners-up Czechoslovakia
Third Place Chile
Fourth Place Yugoslavia
Quarterfinals England • West Germany
Group Stage Spain • Switzerland
Non-Qualifiers Luxembourg • Northern Ireland • Portugal • Republic of Ireland • Scotland • Sweden • Wales
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