Playing at home, Uruguay clinched their fourth South-American title, in just eight editions of the Copa América. At the legendary Parque Central Stadium, club Nacional’s stronghold, the Uruguayans made short work of rivals Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay – Chile gave up going to the tournament – and won every single match. The standout of the competition was striker Pedro Petrone, from extinct club Charley. The player, also known as Perucho Petrone, scored three goals in the competition, one of which during the 2-1 victory over Argentina in the final match. Petrone was also the top scorer in the 1924 Olympics and 1932 Italian Championship, playing for Fiorentina.
Once again, Argentina was unable to call up players from River Plate, Independiente, Racing and San Lorenzo. Nevertheless, fielding players only from Boca Juniors, Huracán, Rosário Central and Newell’s Old Boys, they performed well, finishing the tournament as runners-up. Brazil, depleted of their 1922 champions, ended at the bottom of the table, behind surprising Paraguay.