South American Football Day – Origin

South American Football Day – Origin

Today is celebrated the “South American Football Day”!

On June 9, 1924, the Uruguayan team defeated, in Paris, at the Colombes stadium, the Swiss team by 3-0 in the final of the Olympic Games. The goals were scored by Petrone, Cea and Romano. In homage to what was the first world title for a South American team, the South American Football Confederation decided, in 1941, to designate June 9 as “South American Football Day”. The Uruguayan consecration would also leave a legacy to football since at the end of the game the winning players greeted the public by going around the field of play. This greeting was called the “Olympic round”, a name that endures.

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