30 May 1962 - 17 June 1962
Round 1: 16 teams split in 4 groups of 4.
Round 2: 8 Team Playoff
2 Years before play began, an earthquake struck, the largest ever recorded at 9.5 magnitude, prompting officials to rebuild due to major damage to infrastructure.Colombia's Marcos Coll made World Cup history when he scored a goal direct from a corner kick (called an Olympic Goal in Latin America) the only one ever made in a World Cup and to the mythical goal keeper Lev Yashin.
Countries qualified for World Cup
Country failed to qualify Countries
that did not enter World Cup Country not a FIFA member