Football At the 1988 Summer Olympics
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Football At the 1988 Summer Olympics
Football at the 1988 Summer Olympics
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Tournament details
Host countrySouth Korea
Dates17 September - 1 October
Teams16 (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 played32
Goals scored95 (2.97 per match)
Top scorer(s)Brazil Romário (7 goals)
1984
1992

A 16 teams 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 the Seoul Olympic Stadium on 1 October 1988.[1]

Venues

Medal summary

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 (Football at the 1988 Summer Olympics - Men's qualification):

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: Players who participated in at least one match.

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





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

Zambia 2-2 Iraq

Zambia 4-0 Italy



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





Knockout stage

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsGold medal match
 
          
 
25 September - Daegu
 
 
 Sweden1
 
27 September - Busan
 
 Italy (aet)2
 
 Italy2
 
25 September - Busan
 
 Soviet Union (aet)3
 
 Soviet Union3
 
1 October - Seoul
 
 Australia0
 
 Soviet Union (aet)2
 
25 September - Gwangju
 
 Brazil1
 
 Zambia0
 
27 September - Seoul
 
 West Germany4
 
 West Germany1 (2)
 
25 September - Seoul
 
 Brazil (aet)1 (3) Bronze medal match
 
 Brazil1
 
30 September - Seoul
 
 Argentina0
 
 Italy0
 
 
 West Germany3
 

Quarter-finals

Attendance: 11,000


Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Jesús Díaz

Attendance: 21,800

Semi-finals

Attendance: 10,000

Attendance: 65,000
Referee: Keith Hackett

Bronze medal match

Attendance: 61,000

Gold medal match

Attendance: 74,000
Referee: Gérard Biguet (FRA)

Final ranking

[2]

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. ^ "Football at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "Football Tournament 1988 Olympiad". www.rsssf.com.

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