1925 South American Championship
|Dates||November 29 – December 25|
|Teams||3 (from 1 confederation)|
|Venue(s)||2 (in 1 host city)|
|Champions||Argentina (2nd title)|
|Goals scored||26 (4.33 per match)|
In 1925, the participating countries were Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay. Chile and Uruguay withdrew from the tournament, making this event the one with the fewest participating teams. The tournament was rescheduled to be held in two rounds.
Argentina won its second continental title.
For a complete list of participants squads see: 1925 South American Championship squads
|Sportivo Barracas Stadium||Estadio Ministro Brin y Senguel|
|Capacity: 30,000||Capacity: 25,000|
Each team played two matches against each of the other teams. Two (2) points were awarded for a win, one (1) point for a draw, and zero (0) points for a defeat.
Lagarto 30', 52'
|Rivas 25', 55'|
Seoane 41', 48', 74'
Lagarto 57', 61'
|Fleitas Solich 15'||
|1925 South American Championship Champions|
Despite having won the tournament unbeaten, part of the Argentine media considered the team's performance as "poor", highlighting that Argentina was the winner only because of being stronger than the other three participants. Argentine magazine El Gráfico stated Argentina's virtues were decreasing as the competition went by, with such notable failures.
Centre forward Juan Carlos Irurieta was injured in the first match, being replaced by Manuel Seoane, who did not play as good as he used to be because of his change of position (from left insider to centre forward). The media criticised hardly the performances of Garasini, Alejandro de los Santos, Antonio Cerrotti and Juan Bianchi. On the other hand, Domingo Tarasconi, Seoane and Martín Sánchez were mentioned as the most remarkable players. In the case of Tarasconi, his efficient dribbling, passing style and accurate corner kicks were widely praised. Seoane's goalscoring prowress was also mentioned as one of the high points of Argentina, setting a record with six goals in four matches. Nevertheless, Seoane was also criticised for being out of shape due to his overweight.
Another Argentine player harshly criticised was goalkeeper Américo Tesoriere:
|“||(Tesoriere) is not the "magician of the goal" that we admired so much due to his security, courage, cold blood, surprising agility and unsurpassed sense of location. Although the rival did not attack so much, he conceded four goals, which were not hard-to-stop shots. Apart from the goals received, Tesoriere's showed himself insecure and slow, which could have been worse. Undoubtely, we don't mean that his performance was disastreous, but we do want to set he is having a tough time in his sports career either his debacle is approaching...||”|
|— El Gráfico, about Américo Tesoriere's performance at the South American Championship|
- Elsey, Brenda (1 July 2011). "Citizens and Sportsmen: Fútbol and Politics in Twentieth-Century Chile". University of Texas Press. Retrieved 4 March 2017 – via Google Books.
- South American Championship 1925 at RSSSF
- 1925. Argentina conquista su segundo Sudamericano, El Gráfico
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