World Cup 1962 - Hosts Chile

April 18, 2006
By John Brewin
After two World Cup championships in Europe, FIFA decided that South America would be the host continent - and it was a straight shoot-out between Chile and Argentina.

When Chile was wracked by earthquakes that killed thousands in 1960, Argentina looked favourites. But an impassioned call by President Dittborn won the day and the country's regeneration was led by the building of new stadiums in time for the tournament.

Brazil, on somewhere approaching homesoil ...

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