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 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.[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 endeding 3–1 to Brazil.


Brazil  3–1  Czechoslovakia
Amarildo Goal 17'
Zito Goal 69'
Vavá Goal 78'
Report Masopust Goal 15'
Attendance: 68,679
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
BRA-TCH 1962-06-17.svg
GK 1 Viliam Schrojf
RB 12 Jiří Tichý
CB 3 Ján Popluhár
CB 5 Svatopluk Pluskal
LB 4 Ladislav Novák (c)
RM 17 Tomáš Pospíchal
CM 19 Andrej Kvašňák
LM 6 Josef Masopust
RF 11 Josef Jelínek
CF 8 Adolf Scherer
LF 18 Josef Kadraba
Rudolf Vytlačil

Netherlands Leo Horn
Scotland Bobby Davidson


  1. ^ "Brazil flying high with 'Little Bird' Garrincha". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. March 2007. Retrieved 3 January 2018. 

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