Tournament Details



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

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

Qualification:
      Countries qualified       Country failed to qualify       Countries that did not enter       Country not a member
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.

  • Team Placing:
    Placing Team Starting ELO Rating Current ELO Rating GF GA GD Region
    1 Brazil 2102 2251 (+149) 14 5 9 CONMEBOL
    2 Czechoslovakia 1975 2022 (+47) 7 7 0 UEFA
    3 Chile 1739 1940 (+201) 10 8 2 CONMEBOL
    4 Yugoslavia 1971 1898 (-73) 10 7 3 UEFA
    5 Soviet Union 2036 1991 (-45) 9 7 2 UEFA
    5 Hungary 1951 1974 (+23) 8 3 5 UEFA
    5 West Germany 1894 1933 (+39) 4 2 2 UEFA
    5 England 1935 1912 (-23) 5 6 -1 UEFA
    17 Argentina 1979 1924 (-55) 2 3 -1 CONMEBOL
    17 Spain 1961 1917 (-44) 2 3 -1 UEFA
    17 Mexico 1809 1879 (+70) 3 4 -1 CONCACAF
    17 Italy 1853 1833 (-20) 3 2 1 UEFA
    17 Uruguay 1904 1813 (-91) 4 6 -2 CONMEBOL
    17 Bulgaria 1763 1712 (-51) 1 7 -6 UEFA
    17 Switzerland 1715 1565 (-150) 2 8 -6 UEFA
    17 Colombia 1441 1464 (+23) 5 11 -6 CONMEBOL
    Top goal scorers:

    4 goals Dražan Jerkovic
    4 goals Flórián Albert
    4 goals Garrincha
    4 goals Leonel Sánchez
    4 goals Valentin Ivanov
    4 goals Vavá
    3 goals Adolf Scherer
    3 goals Amarildo
    3 goals Lajos Tichy
    3 goals Milan Galic
    2 goals Eladio Rojas
    2 goals Giacomo Bulgarelli
    2 goals Igor Chislenko
    2 goals Jaime Ramírez
    2 goals Jorge Toro
    2 goals José Sasía
    2 goals Ron Flowers
    2 goals Uwe Seeler
    2 goals Viktor Ponedelnik
    1 goal Adelardo
    1 goal Albert Brülls
    1 goal Aleksei Mamykin
    1 goal Alfredo del Águila
    1 goal Alfredo Hernández
    1 goal Ángel Cabrera
    1 goal Antonio Rada
    1 goal Bobby Charlton
    1 goal Bruno Mora
    1 goal Erno Solymosi
    1 goal Francisco Zuluaga
    1 goal Georgi Sokolov
    1 goal Germán Aceros
    1 goal Gerry Hitchens
    1 goal Héctor Facundo
    1 goal Heinz Schneiter
    1 goal Horst Szymaniak
    1 goal Isidoro Díaz
    1 goal Jimmy Greaves
    1 goal Joaquín Peiró
    1 goal José Sanfilippo
    1 goal Josef Kadraba
    1 goal Josef Masopust
    1 goal Josip Skoblar
    1 goal Jozef Štibrányi
    1 goal Luis Cubilla
    1 goal Marcos Coll
    1 goal Marino Klinger
    1 goal Pelé
    1 goal Petar Radakovic
    1 goal Rolf Wüthrich
    1 goal Václav Mašek
    1 goal Vojislav Melic
    1 goal Zagallo
    1 goal Zito