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)
1984
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 Dongdaemun Stadium Busan Stadium
Capacity: 69,950 Capacity: 26,383 Capacity: 30,000
Seoul Olympic Stadium .jpg Korea-Seoul-Dongdaemun Stadium.jpg Gudeok Stadium 3.JPG
Daegu Daejeon Gwangju
Daegu Stadium Daejeon Stadium Gwangju Stadium
Capacity: 23,278 Capacity: 30,000 Capacity: 30,000
DaeguCivil stadium2.JPG Gwangju Mudeung Stadium.JPG Daejeon Hanbat Ballpark renovation.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
China PR  0–3  West Germany

Sweden  2–2  Tunisia

Tunisia  1–4  West Germany

China PR  0–2  Sweden

China PR  0–0  Tunisia

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
Italy  5–2  Guatemala

Zambia  2–2  Iraq

Zambia  4–0  Italy

Iraq  3–0  Guatemala

Zambia  4–0  Guatemala

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
South Korea  0–0  Soviet Union

United States  1–1  Argentina

South Korea  0–0  United States

Argentina  1–2  Soviet Union

South Korea  1–2  Argentina

United States  2–4  Soviet Union

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
Australia  1–0  Yugoslavia

Brazil  4–0  Nigeria

Nigeria  1–3  Yugoslavia

Australia  0–3  Brazil

Brazil  2–1  Yugoslavia

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

Sweden  1–2 (a.e.t.)  Italy
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Gérard Biguet

Soviet Union  3–0  Australia
Attendance: 7,000

West Germany  4–0  Zambia
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Jesús Díaz

Brazil  1–0  Argentina
Attendance: 21,800

Semi-finals

Soviet Union  3–2 (a.e.t.)  Italy
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Jamal Al Sharif

Brazil  1–1 (a.e.t.)  West Germany
Penalties
3–2
Attendance: 65,000
Referee: Keith Hackett

Bronze medal match

Italy  0–3  West Germany
Attendance: 61,000

Gold medal match

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

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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