Football at the 1988 Summer Olympics

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Football at the 1988 Summer Olympics
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Tournament details
Host country South Korea
Dates September 17 – October 1
Teams 16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 6 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Soviet Union
Runners-up  Brazil
Third place  West Germany
Fourth place  Italy
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 95 (2.97 per match)
Top scorer(s) Brazil Romário (7 goals)
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1992

A 16 team Football tournament was played as part of the 1988 Summer Olympics. The tournament featured men's national teams from six continental confederations. The 16 teams are drawn into four groups of four and each group played a round-robin tournament. At the end of the group stage, the top two teams advanced to the knockout stage, beginning with the quarter-finals and culminating with the gold medal match at Olympic Stadium on October 1, 1988.

Venues

Seoul
Busan
Olympic Stadium Busan Stadium
Capacity: 69,950 Capacity: 30,000
Seoul Olympic Stadium .jpg Gudeok Stadium 3.JPG
Daegu Daejeon
Daegu Stadium Daejeon Stadium
Capacity: 23,278 Capacity: 30,000
DaeguCivil stadium2.JPG Daejeon Hanbat Ballpark renovation.jpg
Seoul Gwangju
Dongdaemun Stadium Gwangju Stadium
Capacity: 26,383 Capacity: 30,000
Korea-Seoul-Dongdaemun Stadium.jpg Gwangju Mudeung Stadium.JPG

Medal summary

Gold Silver Bronze
 Soviet Union (URS)
Aleksandr Borodyuk
Oleksiy Cherednyk
Igor Dobrovolski
Sergei Fokin
Sergei Gorlukovich
Arvydas Janonis
Gela Ketashvili
Dmitry Kharin
Yevgeni Kuznetsov
Viktor Losev
Volodymyr Lyuty
Oleksiy Mykhaylychenko
Arminas Narbekovas
Igor Ponomarev
Yury Savichev
Igor Sklyarov
Vladimir Tatarchuk
Yevgeny Yarovenko
Alexei Prudnikov
Vadym Tyshchenko
 Brazil (BRA)
Ademir
Aloísio
Andrade
Batista
Bebeto
Careca
André Cruz
Edmar
Geovani
João Paulo
Jorginho
Milton
Neto
Romário
Cláudio Taffarel
Luiz Carlos Winck
Ricardo Gomes
Mazinho
Valdo Filho
Zé Carlos
 West Germany (FRG)
Rudi Bommer
Holger Fach
Wolfgang Funkel
Armin Görtz
Roland Grahammer
Thomas Häßler
Thomas Hörster
Olaf Janßen
Uwe Kamps
Gerhard Kleppinger
Jürgen Klinsmann
Frank Mill
Karl-Heinz Riedle
Christian Schreier
Michael Schulz
Ralf Sievers
Fritz Walter
Wolfram Wuttke
Oliver Reck
Gunnar Sauer

Note: The players above the line played at least one game in this tournament, the players below the line were only squad members. Nevertheless, the International Olympic Committee medal database credits them all as medalists.

Qualification

The following 16 teams qualified for the 1988 Olympics football tournament:

Participating nations

Each country was allowed to enter a team of 20 players and they all were eligible for participation. A total number of 314 footballers were entered.

A total of 268(*) footballers from 16 nations competed at the Seoul Games:

(*) NOTE: There are only players counted, which participated in one game at least.

Final tournament

First round

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Sweden 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 5
 West Germany 3 2 0 1 8 3 +5 4
 Tunisia 3 0 2 1 3 6 −3 2
 China PR 3 0 1 2 0 5 −5 1

September 17, 1988
Sweden  2–2  Tunisia

September 19, 1988
Tunisia  1–4  West Germany

September 19, 1988
China PR  0–2  Sweden

September 21, 1988
China PR  0–0  Tunisia

September 21, 1988
Sweden  2–1  West Germany

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Zambia 3 2 1 0 10 2 +8 5
 Italy 3 2 0 1 7 6 +1 4
 Iraq 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 3
 Guatemala 3 0 0 3 2 12 −10 0

September 17, 1988
Italy  5–2  Guatemala

September 17, 1988
Zambia  2–2  Iraq

September 19, 1988
Zambia  4–0  Italy

September 19, 1988
Iraq  3–0  Guatemala

September 21, 1988
Zambia  4–0  Guatemala

September 21, 1988
Iraq  0–2  Italy

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Soviet Union 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 5
 Argentina 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 3
 South Korea 3 0 2 1 1 2 −1 2
 United States 3 0 2 1 3 5 −2 2





Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 3 3 0 0 9 1 +8 6
 Australia 3 2 0 1 2 3 −1 4
 Yugoslavia 3 1 0 2 4 4 0 2
 Nigeria 3 0 0 3 1 8 −7 0

September 18, 1988
Brazil  4–0  Nigeria

September 20, 1988
Nigeria  1–3  Yugoslavia

September 20, 1988
Australia  0–3  Brazil

September 22, 1988
Brazil  2–1  Yugoslavia

September 22, 1988
Australia  1–0  Nigeria

Knockout stage

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Gold medal match
September 25 – Daegu        
  Sweden  1
September 27 – Busan
  Italy (aet)  2  
  Italy  2
September 25 – Busan
      Soviet Union (aet)  3  
  Soviet Union  3
October 1 – Seoul
  Australia  0  
  Soviet Union (aet)  2
September 25 – Gwangju    
    Brazil  1
  Zambia  0
September 27 – Seoul
  West Germany  4  
  West Germany  1 (2) Bronze medal match
September 25 – Seoul
      Brazil (aet)  1 (3)   September 30 – Seoul
  Brazil  1
  Italy  0
  Argentina  0  
  West Germany  3
 

Quarter-finals

September 25, 1988
Sweden  1–2 (a.e.t.)  Italy
Daegu Civic Stadium, Daegu
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Gérard Biguet

September 25, 1988
Soviet Union  3–0  Australia
Busan Gudeok Stadium, Busan
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Juan Daniel Cardellino

September 25, 1988
West Germany  4–0  Zambia
Gwangju Mudeung Stadium, Gwangju
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Jesús Díaz

September 25, 1988
Brazil  1–0  Argentina
Dongdaemun Stadium, Seoul
Attendance: 21,800
Referee: Kurt Röthlisberger

Semi-finals

September 27, 1988
Soviet Union  3–2 (a.e.t.)  Italy
Busan Gudeok Stadium, Busan
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Jamal Al Sharif

September 27, 1988
Brazil  1–1 (a.e.t.)  West Germany
  Penalties  
3–2
Olympic Stadium, Seoul
Attendance: 65,000
Referee: Keith Hackett

Bronze medal match

September 30, 1988
Italy  0–3  West Germany
Olympic Stadium, Seoul
Attendance: 61,000
Referee: Juan Carlos Loustau

Gold medal match

October 1, 1988
Soviet Union  2–1 (a.e.t.)  Brazil
Dobrovolski Goal 61' (pen.)
Savichev Goal 103'
Report Romário Goal 30'
Olympic Stadium, Seoul
Attendance: 74,000
Referee: Gérard Biguet (FRA)

Final ranking

[1]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Soviet Union (URS) 6 5 1 0 14 6 +8 11
2  Brazil (BRA) 6 4 1 1 12 4 +8 9
3  West Germany (FRG) 6 4 1 1 16 4 +12 9
4  Italy (ITA) 6 3 0 3 11 13 –2 6
5  Zambia (ZAM) 4 2 1 1 10 6 +4 5
6  Sweden (SWE) 4 2 1 1 7 5 +2 5
7  Australia (AUS) 4 2 0 2 2 6 –4 4
8  Argentina (ARG) 4 1 1 2 4 5 –1 3
9  Iraq (IRQ) 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 3
10  Yugoslavia (YUG) 3 1 0 2 4 4 0 2
11  South Korea (KOR) 3 0 2 1 1 2 –1 2
12  United States (USA) 3 0 2 1 3 5 −2 2
13  Tunisia (TUN) 3 0 2 1 3 6 −3 2
14  China (CHN) 3 0 1 2 0 5 –5 1
15  Nigeria (NGR) 3 0 0 3 1 8 –7 0
16  Guatemala (GUA) 3 0 0 3 2 12 –10 0

Venues

Match officials

Goalscorers

With seven goals, Romário of Brazil was the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 95 goals were scored by 53 different players, with only one of them credited as own goal.

7 goals
6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

References

  1. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tableso/ol1988f-det.html

External links

  • Olympic Football Tournament Seoul 1988, FIFA.com
  • RSSSF Summary
  • FIFA Technical Report (Part 1), (Part 2), (Part 3) and (Part 4)
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