Football at the 1984 Summer Olympics

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1984 Olympic Football Tournament
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Tournament details
Host country United States
Dates (1984-07-29) (1984-08-11)29 July – 11 August 1984
(13 days)
Teams 16 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s) 4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  France (1st title)
Runners-up  Brazil
Third place  Yugoslavia
Fourth place  Italy
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 84 (2.63 per match)
Attendance 1,425,181 (44,537 per match)
Top scorer(s) France Daniel Xuereb
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Borislav Cvetković
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Stjepan Deverić
(5 goals each)
1980
1988

The association football tournament at the 1984 Summer Olympics started on July 29 and ended on August 11. It featured only a men's tournament, as women's football had yet to become an Olympic event. It was the first Olympic football competition in which professionals were allowed. Until then, the amateur-only rule had heavily favored socialist countries from Eastern Europe whose players were professionals in all but name. However, as agreed with FIFA to preserve the primacy of the World Cup, the Olympic competition was restricted to players with no more than five "A" caps at tournament start, regardless of age.

The football tournament was held in four venues:

The Gold Medal game between France and Brazil at the Rose Bowl attracted an Olympic Games football attendance record of 101,799. Until 2014 this remained the record attendance for a football game in the United States. This broke the previous Olympics record attendance of 100,000 set at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia for the corresponding game of the 1956 Olympic Games played between the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia. The Rose Bowl attendance would remain the Olympic record until 104,098 attended the Gold Medal game of the 2000 Summer Olympics between Cameroon and Spain at the Stadium Australia in Sydney.

The attendance also stood as the highest for a football game in the United States until 109,318 saw Manchester United defeat Real Madrid during the 2014 International Champions Cup at the Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor.

Schedule

G Group stage ¼ Quarterfinals ½ Semifinals B 3rd place play-off F Final
Event↓/Date → Sun 29 Mon 30 Tue 31 Wed 1 Thu 2 Fri 3 Sat 4 Sun 5 Mon 6 Tue 7 Wed 8 Thu 9 Fri 10 Sat 11
Men's tournament G G G G G G ¼ ¼ ½ B F

Qualifying

Sixteen teams qualified for the Olympic tournament after continental qualifying rounds. Three Warsaw Pact countries had qualified but withdrew as part of the Soviet-led boycott. They were replaced as follows:

Venues

Pasadena
Football at the 1984 Summer Olympics (the US)
Boston
Rose Bowl Harvard Stadium
Capacity: 103,300 Capacity: 30,323
Inter vs Chelsea at the Rose Bowl.jpg Harvard Stadium aerial axonometric.JPG
Annapolis Stanford
Navy–Marine Corps Stadium Stanford Stadium
Capacity: 34,000 Capacity: 84,500
2005 Stanford-Navy Game at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.jpg StanfordStadium2004.jpg

Medalists

Match officials

Squads

Final tournament

First round

Group A

Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 France 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1 4
 Chile 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 4
 Norway 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 3
 Qatar 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1

July 29, 1984
19:30
Norway  0 – 0  Chile
Report
Harvard Stadium, Boston
Attendance: 25.000
Referee: Socha (USA)

July 29, 1984
19:30
France  2 – 2  Qatar
Garande Goal 43'
Xuereb Goal 61'
Report Al-Muhannadi Goal 55', Goal 60'
Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis
Attendance: 29.240
Referee: Filho (BRA)

July 31, 1984
19:00
Norway  1 – 2  France
Ahlsen Goal 33' Report Brisson Goal 5', Goal 56'
Harvard Stadium, Boston
Attendance: 27.832
Referee: Roth (FRG)

July 31, 1984
19:00
Chile  1 – 0  Qatar
Baeza Goal 52' Report
Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis
Attendance: 14.508
Referee: Siles (CRC)

August 2, 1984
19:00
Qatar  0 – 2  Norway
Report Vaadal Goal 21', Goal 52'
Harvard Stadium, Boston
Attendance: 17.529
Referee: Kalombo (MWI)

August 2, 1984
19:00
Chile  1 – 1  France
Santis Goal 9' Report Lemoult Goal 50'
Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis
Attendance: 28.114
Referee: Keizer (NED)

Group B

Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Yugoslavia 3 3 0 0 7 3 +4 6
 Canada 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 3
 Cameroon 3 1 0 2 3 5 −2 2
 Iraq 3 0 1 2 3 6 −3 1

July 30, 1984
19:30
Canada  1 – 1  Iraq
Gray Goal 70' Report Saeed Goal 83'
Harvard Stadium, Boston
Attendance: 16.730
Referee: Díaz (COL)

July 30, 1984
19:00
Yugoslavia  2 – 1  Cameroon
Nikolić Goal 39'
Cvetković Goal 70'
Report Milla Goal 32'
Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis
Attendance: 15.010
Referee: Keizer (NED)

August 1, 1984
19:00
Cameroon  1 – 0  Iraq
Bahoken Goal 7' Report
Harvard Stadium, Boston
Attendance: 20.000
Referee: Socha (USA)

August 1, 1984
19:00
Yugoslavia  1 – 0  Canada
Nikolić Goal 76' Report
Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis
Attendance: 20.000
Referee: Hossameldin (EGY)

August 3, 1984
19:00
Cameroon  1 – 3  Canada
Mfédé Goal 76' Report Mitchell Goal 43', Goal 82'
Vrablic Goal 72'
Harvard Stadium, Boston
Attendance: 27.621
Referee: Barbaresco (ITA)

August 3, 1984
19:00
Iraq  2 – 4  Yugoslavia
Saeed Goal 17'
Shihab Goal 43'
Report Deverić Goal 55', Goal 76', Goal 87'
Nikolić Goal 86'
Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis
Attendance: 24.430
Referee: Sano (JPN)

Group C

Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Brazil 3 3 0 0 6 1 +5 6
 West Germany 3 2 0 1 8 1 +7 4
 Morocco 3 1 0 2 1 4 −3 2
 Saudi Arabia 3 0 0 3 1 10 −9 0

July 30, 1984
19:30
West Germany  2 – 0  Morocco
Rahn Goal 43'
Brehme Goal 52'
Report
Stanford Stadium, Stanford
Attendance: 23.228
Referee: Evangelista (CAN)

July 30, 1984
19:00
Brazil  3 – 1  Saudi Arabia
Gilmar Popoca Goal 12'
Silvinho Goal 50'
Dunga Goal 59'
Report Abdullah Goal 69'
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 40.799
Referee: McGinlay (GBR)

August 1, 1984
19:00
Brazil  1 – 0  West Germany
Gilmar Popoca Goal 86' Report
Stanford Stadium, Stanford
Attendance: 75.239
Referee: Cha (KOR)

August 1, 1984
19:00
Morocco  1 – 0  Saudi Arabia
Merry Goal 72' Report
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 36.909
Referee: Šoštarič (YUG)

August 3, 1984
19:00
Saudi Arabia  0 – 6  West Germany
Report Schreier Goal 8', Goal 66'
Bommer Goal 22', Goal 72'
Rahn Goal 24'
Mill Goal 32'
Stanford Stadium, Stanford
Attendance: 26.242
Referee: Igna (ROU)

August 3, 1984
19:00
Morocco  0 – 2  Brazil
Report Dunga Goal 64'
Kita Goal 70'
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 49.355
Referee: Sánchez (ESP)

Group D

Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Italy 3 2 0 1 2 1 +1 4
 Egypt 3 1 1 1 5 3 +2 3
 United States 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 3
 Costa Rica 3 1 0 2 2 7 −5 2

July 29, 1984
19:30
United States  3 – 0  Costa Rica
Davis Goal 23', Goal 86'
Willrich Goal 35'
Report
Stanford Stadium, Stanford
Attendance: 78.000
Referee: Quiniou (FRA)

July 29, 1984
19:30
Italy  1 – 0  Egypt
Serena Goal 63' Report
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 37.430
Referee: Castro (CHI)

July 31, 1984
19:00
Egypt  4 – 1  Costa Rica
Khatib Goal 32'
Abdelghani Goal 35'
Soliman Goal 62'
Gadallah Goal 71'
Report Coronado Goal 87'
Stanford Stadium, Stanford
Attendance: 20.645
Referee: Ramírez (MEX)

July 31, 1984
19:00
Italy  1 – 0  United States
Fanna Goal 58' Report
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 63.624
Referee: Al-Salmi (KUW)

August 2, 1984
19:00
Egypt  1 – 1  United States
Soliman Goal 27' Report Thompson Goal 8'
Stanford Stadium, Stanford
Attendance: 54.973
Referee: Romero (ARG)

August 2, 1984
19:00
Costa Rica  1 – 0  Italy
Rivers Goal 33' Report
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 41.291
Referee: Tesfaye (ETH)

Knockout stages

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
August 5 – Pasadena, CA        
  France  2
August 8 – Pasadena, CA
  Egypt  0  
  France (aet)  4
August 6 – Pasadena, CA
      Yugoslavia  2  
  Yugoslavia  5
August 11 – Pasadena, CA
  West Germany  2  
  France  2
August 5 – Stanford, CA    
    Brazil  0
  Italy (aet)  1
August 8 – Stanford, CA
  Chile  0  
  Italy  1 Bronze medal match
August 6 – Stanford, CA
      Brazil (aet)  2   August 10 – Pasadena, CA
  Brazil (pen)  1 (4)
  Yugoslavia  2
  Canada  1 (2)  
  Italy  1
 

Quarter-finals

August 5, 1984
15:00
Italy  1 – 0 (aet)  Chile
Vignola Goal 95' Report
Stanford Stadium, Stanford
Attendance: 67.349
Referee: McGinlay (GBR)

August 5, 1984
19:00
France  2 – 0  Egypt
Xuereb Goal 29', Goal 52' Report
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 66.228
Referee: Cha (KOR)

August 6, 1984
17:00
Brazil  1 – 1 (aet)  Canada
Gilmar Popoca Goal 72' Report Mitchell Goal 58'
  Penalties  
Gilmar Penalty scored
Kita Penalty scored
Ademir Penalty scored
André Luiz Penalty scored
4 – 2 Penalty scored Wilson
Penalty missed Mitchell
Penalty missed Bridge
Penalty scored Gray
Stanford Stadium, Stanford
Attendance: 36.150
Referee: Siles (CRC)

August 6, 1984
19:00
Yugoslavia  5 – 2  West Germany
Cvetković Goal 21', Goal 58', Goal 70'
Radanović Goal 27'
Gračan Goal 46' (pen)
Report Bommer Goal 1'
Bockenfeld Goal 28'
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 58.439
Referee: Romero (ARG)

Semi-finals

August 8, 1984
18:15
France  4 – 2 (aet)  Yugoslavia
Bijotat Goal 7'
Jeannol Goal 15'
Lacombe Goal 96'
Xuereb Goal 119'
Report Cvetković Goal 63'
Deverić Goal 74'
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 97.451
Referee: Ramírez (MEX)

August 8, 1984
20:30
Italy  1 – 2 (aet)  Brazil
Fanna Goal 62' Report Gilmar Popoca Goal 53'
Ronaldo Goal 95'
Stanford Stadium, Stanford
Attendance: 83.642
Referee: Socha (USA)

Bronze Medal match

August 10, 1984
19:00
Yugoslavia  2 – 1  Italy
Baljić Goal 59'
Deverić Goal 81'
Report Vignola Goal 27' (pen)
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 100.374
Referee: McGinlay (GBR)

Gold Medal match

August 11, 1984
19:00
France  2 – 0  Brazil
Brisson Goal 55'
Xuereb Goal 60'
Report
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 101.799
Referee: Keizer (NED)

Final team rankings

Note: As per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-outs are counted as draws.

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  France (FRA) 6 4 2 0 13 6 +7 10
2  Brazil (BRA) 6 4 1 1 9 5 +4 9
3  Yugoslavia (YUG) 6 5 0 1 16 10 +6 10
4  Italy (ITA) 6 3 0 3 5 5 0 6
Eliminated in the quarter-finals
5  West Germany (FRG) 4 2 0 2 10 6 +4 4
6  Canada (CAN) 4 1 2 1 5 4 +1 4
7  Chile (CHI) 4 1 2 1 2 2 0 4
8  Egypt (EGY) 4 1 1 2 5 5 0 3
Eliminated in the group stage
9  United States (USA) 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 3
10  Norway (NOR) 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 3
11  Cameroon (CMR) 3 1 0 2 3 5 –2 2
12  Morocco (MAR) 3 1 0 2 1 4 –3 2
13  Costa Rica (CRC) 3 1 0 2 2 7 –5 2
14  Iraq (IRQ) 3 0 1 2 3 6 –3 1
15  Qatar (QAT) 3 0 1 2 2 5 –3 1
16  Saudi Arabia (KSA) 3 0 0 3 1 10 –9 0

Statistics

Goalscorers

With five goals, Daniel Xuereb of France, Borislav Cvetković and Stjepan Deverić of Yugoslavia are the top scorers in the tournament. In total, 84 goals were scored by 52 different players, with none of them credited as own goal.

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Discipline

In the final tournament, a player was suspended for the subsequent match in the competition for getting a red card. The following twelve players were sent off and suspended during the final tournament:

Player Offences Date Suspensions
Italy Sebastiano Nela Red card in group D v Egypt 29 July Group D v United States
Egypt Mohamed Sedky Yellow cardYellow cardRed card in group D v Italy 29 July Group D v Costa Rica
Egypt Morsy El Alaa Yellow cardYellow cardRed card in group D v Italy 29 July Group D v Costa Rica
Egypt Moustafa Ahmed Ismail Yellow cardYellow cardRed card in group D v Italy 29 July Group D v Costa Rica
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Marko Elsner Yellow cardYellow cardRed card in group B v Cameroon 30 July Group B v Canada
Morocco Mustapha El Biyaz Yellow cardYellow cardRed card in group C v West Germany 30 July Group C v Saudi Arabia
Qatar Mubarak Al-Kaater Yellow cardYellow cardRed card in group A v Norway 2 August None (Qatar eliminated)
Qatar Issa Al-Mohammadi Red card in group A v Norway 2 August None (Qatar eliminated)
Cameroon Théophile Abega Yellow cardYellow cardRed card in group B v Canada 3 August None (Cameroon eliminated)
Saudi Arabia Sameer Abdulshaker Yellow cardYellow cardRed card in group C v West Germany 3 August None (Saudi Arabia eliminated)
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jovica Nikolić Red card in semi-final v France 8 August Bronze medal match v Italy
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Borislav Cvetković Red card in semi-final v France 8 August Bronze medal match v Italy

References

External links

  • Olympic Football Tournament Los Angeles 1984, FIFA.com
  • RSSSF Summary
  • FIFA Technical Report
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