Played in parallel to the 1956 Copa del Atlántico, in which the national teams of Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay played. Organised by the national federations, who all entered 5 clubs. Participants: Argentina (5): Boca Juniors, Lanús, Racing, River Plate, San Lorenzo de Almagro; Brazil (5): América-RJ, Corinthians, Fluminense, Santos, São Paulo; Uruguay (5): Danubio, Defensor, Nacional, Peñarol, Wanderers. Organizers: Asociación del Fútbol Argentino - AFA. Asociación Uruguaya de Fútbol - AUF. Confederação Brasileira de Desportos - CBD. Played as a knock-out tournament. First Round [Jun 20, Buenos Aires (San Lorenzo de Almagro)] Lanús 5-1 Defensor [Jun 20, Montevideo (Centenario)] Wanderers 2-1 San Lorenzo de Almagro [Jun 23, Montevideo (Centenario)] Nacional 0-1 São Paulo [Maneca] [Jun 23, São Paulo (Pacaembú)] Corinthians 2-2 Danubio [Corinthians won on lots] [Cláudio, Paulo; Cruz, Melgarejo] [Jun 23, Rio de Janeiro (Maracanã)] América-RJ 2-1 Racing [David, Washington; Bessuti] [Jun 24, Santos] Santos 4-0 River Plate [Álvaro (2), Vasconcelos, Pagão] [Jun 24, Montevideo] Peñarol 0-1 Boca Juniors NB: Fluminense bye to quarterfinals Quarterfinals [Jun 30, São Paulo] São Paulo 3-1 América-RJ [Lanzoninho, Zezinho, Maneca; Alvinho] [Jun 30, Montevideo (Centenario)] Wanderers 0-2 Lanús [Jul 1, Buenos Aires (San Lorenzo de Almagro)] Boca Juniors 3-1 Fluminense [Angelillo (2), Borello; Valdo] [Jul 4, São Paulo] Corinthians 4-3 Santos Semifinals [Jul 5, Buenos Aires (at San Lorenzo de Almagro)] Boca Juniors 2-0 Lanús [Jul 7, São Paulo] Corinthians 2-0 São Paulo [Zezé, Cláudio] Final First Leg [Jul 19] Corinthians n/p Boca Juniors NB: the final between Boca Juniors and Corinthians was to be played as a 'best-of-three' series; however, it never took place. NB: the Copa del Atlántico 1947 is not related.
Many thanks to Osvaldo José Gorgazzi for various corrections and additions
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Authors: José Ricardo Caldas e Almeida and Santiago Reis da Cruz
Last updated: 15 Dec 2006
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