The entertaining South American Championship of Champions

The entertaining South American Championship of Champions

The South American Championship of Champions was a football tournament that had only one edition. There is 1xBet sports betting available now, which you can make on the most important football competitions from all across the world.

This competition had only a single edition, which was played in 1948 in Santiago, Chile. It is recognized as the first continental football competition between clubs in South America. If you are a football fan, there is sports betting available now on 1xBet on the most entertaining competitions from all across the world.

Participants from all across the continent

There were many attempts to create a continental football competition in South America. However, prior to 1948, none of those attempts had ever come to fruition. Finally, after many negotiations between various South American countries and CONMEBOL, the tournament got the green light. You can now try 1xBet mobile app too, which you can use to wager on South American football from your tablet and smartphone.

There were no qualifying rounds for this tournament. Instead, the idea was to invite the teams that were considered the most important from each country. The squads that took part on this competition were:

  • River Plate from Argentina;
  • Litoral from Bolivia;
  • Vasco da Gama from Brazil;
  • Colo-Colo from Chile;
  • Emelec from Ecuador;
  • Deportivo Municipal from Peru;
  • and Nacional from Uruguay.

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Brazilian and Argentinian domination

The competition only had a round-robin stage. Here teams from Brazil and Argentina showed their domination over the rest of the continent. The representative from the former, Vasco da Gama, won the tournament. River Plate finished in second place. You can go to the website to try great slot games before other matches of these teams begin.

The tournament was a resounding success. While the tournament didn’t continue in that form, it was a predecessor to the Copa Libertadores which is the most important championship in South America.

It is also worth noting that Jacques Ferran, who was a French journalist, had the chance to witness the tournament. He found it inconceivable that, at that time, Europe didn’t have a continent-wide football championship. After seeing the success of the South American Championship of Champions, European officials were inspired to create the European Cup. This is the predecessor of the UEFA Champions League, which can be wagered on the 1xBet online bookmaker as well.

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