Tournament Details


Details:
Host country: Chile
Dates: 30 May 1962 - 17 June 1962
Teams: 16

Stages:
Round 1: 16 teams split in 4 groups of 4.
Group 1 | Group 2 | Group 3 | Group 4
Round 2: 8 Team Playoff
Playoffs

Notes:
  • 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.


    Qualification:
          Countries qualified for World Cup       Country failed to qualify       Countries that did not enter World Cup       Country not a FIFA member
    Qualified Teams:
    Placing ELO Rating Team Coach Region
    1 1182 Brazil CONMEBOL
    2 1032 Czechoslovakia UEFA
    3 1057 Chile CONMEBOL
    4 1008 Yugoslavia UEFA
    5 976 England UEFA
    5 1033 Hungary UEFA
    5 1031 Soviet Union UEFA
    5 1047 West Germany UEFA
    17 986 Argentina CONMEBOL
    17 929 Bulgaria UEFA
    17 922 Colombia CONMEBOL
    17 1009 Italy UEFA
    17 984 Mexico CONCACAF
    17 973 Spain UEFA
    17 881 Switzerland UEFA
    17 950 Uruguay CONMEBOL