Football At the 1976 Summer Olympics
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Football At the 1976 Summer Olympics
1976 Men's Olympic football tournament
Tournament details
Host countryCanada
Dates18 July - 31 July
Teams13 (from 4 confederations)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions East Germany
Runners-up Poland
Third place Soviet Union
Fourth place Brazil
Tournament statistics
Matches played23
Goals scored66 (2.87 per match)
Top scorer(s)Poland Andrzej Szarmach (6 goals)
1972
1980

The football tournament at the 1976 Summer Olympics started on July 18 and ended on July 31. Only one event, the men's tournament, was contested. 13 teams participated in the tournament, and 3 teams withdrew.[1]

Venues

Montreal Ottawa Sherbrooke Toronto
Olympic Stadium Lansdowne Park Sherbrooke Stadium Varsity Stadium
Capacity: 70,000 Capacity: 30,000 Capacity: 10,000 Capacity: 21,739
Le Stade Olympique 3.jpg Lansdowne Park 3.jpg Varsity Centre.JPG

Qualification

The following 13 teams qualified for the 1976 Olympics football tournament:

Match officials

Squads

Final tournament

First round

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 3
 East Germany 2 1 1 0 1 0 +1 3
 Spain 2 0 0 2 1 3 −2 0
Attendance: 21.643
Referee: John Paterson United Kingdom

Attendance: 38.123
Referee: Paul Schiller Austria

Attendance: 36.198

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 France 3 2 1 0 9 3 +6 5
 Israel 3 0 3 0 3 3 0 3
 Mexico 3 0 2 1 4 7 −3 2
 Guatemala 3 0 2 1 2 5 −3 2
Attendance: 9.500
Referee: Vladimir Rudnev Soviet Union

France 4-1 Mexico
Schaer Goal 14
Baronchelli Goal 33
Rubio Goal 78
Amisse Goal 90
Report Sánchez Goal 81
Attendance: 14.286
Referee: Ángel Coerezza Argentina

France 4-1 Guatemala
Platini Goal 7 Goal 86
Amisse Goal 41
Schaer Goal 82
Report Fion Goal 58
Attendance: 3.163
Referee: Jafar Namdar Iran

Mexico 2-2 Israel
Rangel Goal 19 Goal 44 Report Oz Goal 51
Shum Goal 55 (pen.)
Attendance: 36.569

Attendance: 4.118
Referee: Marian Kuston Poland

France 1-1 Israel
Platini Goal 80 (pen.) Report Peretz Goal 75
Attendance: 33.639
Referee: Ramón Barreto Uruguay

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Poland 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 3
 Iran 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 2
 Cuba 2 0 1 1 0 1 −1 1
Attendance: 29.417
Referee: Abraham Klein Israel

Attendance: 11.324
Referee: Adolf Prokop East Germany

Poland 3-2 Iran
Szarmach Goal 48 Goal 75
Deyna Goal 51
Report Parvin Goal 6
Rowshan Goal 79
Attendance: 32.309

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Soviet Union 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4 4
 North Korea 2 1 0 1 3 4 −1 2
 Canada 2 0 0 2 2 5 −3 0
Attendance: 34.320
Referee: Robert Helies France

Attendance: 12.638

Attendance: 15.233

Bracket

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
July 25 - Ottawa
 
 
 East Germany4
 
July 27 - Montreal
 
 France0
 
 East Germany2
 
July 25 - Sherbrooke
 
 Soviet Union1
 
 Soviet Union2
 
July 31 - Montreal
 
 Iran1
 
 East Germany3
 
July 25 - Toronto
 
 Poland1
 
 Brazil4
 
July 27 - Toronto
 
 Israel1
 
 Poland2
 
July 25 - Montreal
 
 Brazil0 Bronze medal match
 
 Poland5
 
July 29 - Montreal
 
 North Korea0
 
 Soviet Union2
 
 
 Brazil0
 

Quarter-finals

East Germany 4-0 France
Löwe Goal 27
Dörner Goal 60 (pen.) Goal 68 (pen.)
Riediger Goal 77
Report
Attendance: 20.083


Brazil 4-1 Israel
Jarbas Goal 56 Goal 74
Erivélto Goal 72
Júnior Goal 88
Report Peretz Goal 80
Attendance: 18.601
Referee: Károly Palotai Hungary

Poland 5-0 North Korea
Szarmach Goal 13 Goal 49
Lato Goal 59 Goal 79
Szymanowski Goal 64
Report
Attendance: 46.885
Referee: Paul Schiller Austria

Semi-finals

Attendance: 57.182

Poland 2-0 Brazil
Szarmach Goal 51 Goal 82 Report
Attendance: 21.743
Referee: John Paterson United Kingdom

Bronze Medal match

Attendance: 55.647
Referee: Abraham Klein Israel

Gold Medal match

Attendance: 71.617
Referee: Ramón Barreto (Uruguay)

Medal winners

Goalscorers

With six goals, Andrzej Szarmach of Poland is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 66 goals were scored by 44 different players, with only one of them credited as own goal.

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

Final ranking

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  East Germany (GDR) 5 4 1 0 10 2 +8 9
2  Poland (POL) 5 3 1 1 11 5 +6 7
3  Soviet Union (URS) 5 4 0 1 10 4 +6 8
4  Brazil (BRA) 5 2 1 2 6 6 0 7
5  France (FRA) 4 2 1 1 9 7 +2 5
6  Israel (ISR) 4 0 3 1 4 7 -3 4
7  Iran (IRI) 3 1 0 2 4 5 -1 2
8  North Korea (PRK) 3 1 0 2 3 9 -6 2
9  Mexico (MEX) 3 0 2 1 4 7 -3 2
10  Guatemala (GUA) 3 0 2 1 2 5 -3 2
11  Cuba (CUB) 2 0 1 1 0 1 -1 1
12  Spain (ESP) 2 0 0 2 1 3 -2 0
13  Canada (CAN) 2 0 0 2 2 5 -3 0

References

  1. ^ "Football at the 1976 Montreal Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2018.

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