1925 South American Championship
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1925 South American Championship
1925 South American Championship
Tournament details
Host countryArgentina
DatesNovember 29 - December 25
Teams3 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Argentina
Runners-up Brazil
Third place Paraguay
Tournament statistics
Matches played6
Goals scored26 (4.33 per match)
Top scorer(s)Argentina Manuel Seoane
(6 goals)
1924
1926
The Argentina squad (here pictured in the first match v Paraguay) won its second title

The ninth South American Championship was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina from November 29 to December 25, 1925.

In 1925, the participating countries were Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay. Chile and Uruguay withdrew from the tournament, making this event the one with the fewest participating teams.[1] The tournament was rescheduled to be held in two rounds.

Argentina won its second continental title.[2]

Squads

For a complete list of participants squads see: 1925 South American Championship squads

Venues

Final round

Each team played two matches against each of the other teams. Two (2) points were awarded for a win, one (1) point for a draw, and zero (0) points for a defeat.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Argentina 4 3 1 0 11 4 +7 7
 Brazil 4 2 1 1 11 9 +2 5
 Paraguay 4 0 0 4 4 13 -9 0

Brazil 5-2 Paraguay
Filo Goal 16
Friedenreich Goal 18
Lagarto Goal 3052
Nilo Goal 72
Rivas Goal 2555
Referee: Gerónimo Rapossi (Argentina)

Argentina 4-1 Brazil
Seoane Goal 414874
Garasini Goal 72
Nilo Goal 22

Paraguay 1-3 Brazil
Fretes Goal 58 Nilo Goal 30
Lagarto Goal 5761

Referee: Joaquim Antônio Leite de Castro (Brazil)

Brazil 2-2 Argentina
Friedenreich Goal 27
Nilo Goal 30
Cerroti Goal 41
Seoane Goal 55

Result

 1925 South American Championship Champions 

Argentina
Second title

Goal scorers

6 goals

4 goals

2 goals

1 goal

Aftermath

Despite having won the tournament unbeaten, part of the Argentine media considered the team's performance as "poor", highlighting that Argentina was the winner only because of being stronger than the other three participants. Argentine magazine El Gráfico stated Argentina's virtues were decreasing as the competition went by, with such notable failures.[3]

Centre forward Juan Carlos Irurieta was injured in the first match, being replaced by Manuel Seoane, who did not play as good as he used to be because of his change of position (from left insider to centre forward). The media criticised hardly the performances of Garasini, Alejandro de los Santos, Antonio Cerrotti and Juan Bianchi. On the other hand, Domingo Tarasconi, Seoane and Martín Sánchez were mentioned as the most remarkable players. In the case of Tarasconi, his efficient dribbling, passing style and accurate corner kicks were widely praised. Seoane's goalscoring prowress was also mentioned as one of the high points of Argentina, setting a record with six goals in four matches. Nevertheless, Seoane was also criticised for being out of shape due to his overweight.[3]

Another Argentine player harshly criticised was goalkeeper Américo Tesoriere:

References

  1. ^ Elsey, Brenda (1 July 2011). "Citizens and Sportsmen: Fútbol and Politics in Twentieth-Century Chile". University of Texas Press. Retrieved 2017 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ South American Championship 1925 at RSSSF
  3. ^ a b 1925. Argentina conquista su segundo Sudamericano, El Gráfico

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