1962 FIFA World Cup final
The Estadio Nacional de Chile held the final
Event1962 FIFA World Cup
Date17 June 1962
VenueEstadio Nacional, Santiago
RefereeNikolay Latyshev (Soviet Union)
Brazil's route to the final
Opponent Result
1 Mexico 2–0
2 Czechoslovakia 0–0
3 Spain 2–1
QF England 3–1
SF Chile 4–2
Czechoslovakia's route to the final
Opponent Result
1 Spain 1–0
2 Brazil 0–0
3 Mexico 1–3
QF Hungary 1–0
SF Yugoslavia 3–1

The 1962 FIFA World Cup final was the deciding match of the 1962 FIFA World Cup. The match was held at the Estadio Nacional in Santiago, and was contested by Czechoslovakia and Brazil. Brazil won the game 3–1 to record their second consecutive World Cup victory. Both teams had played each other during the group stage which ended in a goalless draw. This was the second World Cup final match featuring teams who had already competed against each other during the group stage (the first was the 1954 final between Hungary and West Germany). This event was on Sunday, June 17, 1962.

This was only the second successful defence of the World Cup title in the history of the competition (after Italy in 1938) in spite of the absence of one of the Brazil's star players of 1958, Pelé, who was ruled out of action after being injured during the second match of the tournament.[1]



After 15 minutes, Brazil again found themselves a goal behind in the World Cup final, as a long ball from Adolf Scherer was latched onto by Josef Masopust to put Czechoslovakia 1–0 ahead. However, just like the previous final four years earlier, Brazil soon hit back, equalising two minutes later through Amarildo after an error by the previously flawless Czechoslovak goalkeeper Viliam Schrojf. The Brazilians did not stop there and with goals from Zito and Vavá (another Schrojf error) midway through the second half, the Czechoslovaks could not get back into the game, with the match ending 3–1 to Brazil.[2]


Brazil 3–1 Czechoslovakia
Amarildo 17'
Zito 69'
Vavá 78'
Report Masopust 15'
GK 1 Gilmar
RB 2 Djalma Santos
CB 3 Mauro Ramos (c)
CB 5 Zózimo
LB 6 Nílton Santos
RH 4 Zito
LH 8 Didi
OR 7 Garrincha
OL 21 Mário Zagallo
CF 19 Vavá
CF 20 Amarildo
Aymoré Moreira
GK 1 Viliam Schrojf
RB 12 Jiří Tichý
CB 5 Svatopluk Pluskal
CB 3 Ján Popluhár
LB 4 Ladislav Novák (c)
RH 19 Andrej Kvašňák
LH 6 Josef Masopust
OR 17 Tomáš Pospíchal
IR 8 Adolf Scherer
IL 18 Josef Kadraba
OL 11 Josef Jelínek
Rudolf Vytlačil

Assistant referees:
Leo Horn (Netherlands)
Bobby Davidson (Scotland)

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
  • Replay if scores still level.
  • No substitutions permitted.

See also


  1. ^ "Brazil flying high with 'Little Bird' Garrincha". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. March 2007. Archived from the original on 6 April 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  2. ^ Finále MS ve fotbalu 1962: Československo - Brazílie Archived 10 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine