Football At the 1968 Summer Olympics
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Football At the 1968 Summer Olympics

Football at the 1968 Summer Olympics
Tournament details
Host countryMexico
Dates13-26 October
Teams16 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Hungary
Runners-up Bulgaria
Third place Japan
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored116 (3.63 per match)
1964
1972

The 1968 Olympic football tournament was played as part of the 1968 Summer Olympics. The tournament features 16 men's national teams from five continental confederations. The 16 teams are drawn into four groups of four and each group plays 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 Azteca Stadium on 26 October 1968. This was the first time an Asian team won a medal, Japan claiming bronze.[1]

Qualification

Venues

Mexico City Puebla Guadalajara León
Estadio Azteca Estadio Cuauhtémoc Estadio Jalisco Estadio León
Capacity: 104,000[2] Capacity: 35,563[3] Capacity: 31,891[4] Capacity: 23,609[4]
Estadio Cuauhtémoc Innenansicht.jpg Barra 51.jpg Estadio León (Nou Camp), León, Guanajuato, México -Imagen Actual- 2013-12-10 14-09.jpg
Football at the 1968 Summer Olympics is located in Mexico
Estadio Azteca
Estadio Cuauhtémoc
Estadio Jalisco
Estadio León

Medalists

Squads

Group stage

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 France 3 2 0 1 8 4 +4 4
 Mexico 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 4
 Colombia 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1 2
 Guinea 3 1 0 2 4 9 −5 2
Source:[]


France 3-1 Guinea
Hallet Goal 61
Horlaville Goal 64
Perrigaud Goal 70
Report Maxim Goal 79

Guinea 3-2 Colombia
Ndongo Goal 26
Bouya Goal 58 Goal 84
Report Santa Goal 49
Mosquera Goal 66

France 4-1 Mexico
Case Goal 20 Goal 69
Tamboueon Goal 30
Medina Goal 36 (o.g.)
Report Victorino Goal 26

Mexico 4-0 Guinea
Pereda Goal 70 Goal 85
Pulido Rodríguez Goal 86 Goal 88
Report

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 3 2 1 0 4 0 +4 5
 Japan 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 4
 Brazil 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1 2
 Nigeria 3 0 1 2 4 9 −5 1
Source:[]


Japan 3-1 Nigeria
Kamamoto Goal 24 Goal 72 Goal 89 Report Okoye Goal 33

Spain 3-0 Nigeria
Ortuño Goal 27
Grande Goal 52 Goal 69
Report
Referee: Augusto Robles Guatemala[5]


Brazil 3-3 Nigeria
Ferretti Goal 50
Olumodeji Goal 59 (o.g.)
Tião Goal 65
Report Olayombo Goal 10 Goal 41
Anieke Goal 19

Group C

Ghana replaced Morocco, who refused to play Israel.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Hungary 3 2 1 0 8 2 +6 5
 Israel 3 2 0 1 8 6 +2 4
 Ghana 3 0 2 1 6 8 −2 2
 El Salvador 3 0 1 2 2 8 −6 1
Source:[]

Israel 5-3 Ghana
Spiegel Goal 11 Goal 75
Feigenbaum Goal 16 Goal 30 Goal 70
Report Jabir Goal 18 Goal 79
Amosa Goal 35


Hungary 2-2 Ghana
A. Dunai Goal 15
Menczel Goal 17
Report Sunday Goal 12
Sampene Goal 33

Israel 3-1 El Salvador
Talbi Goal 20
Spiegler Goal 44
Bar Goal 85
Report Martínez Goal 35


Hungary 2-0 Israel
A. Dunai Goal 40 Goal 75 Report

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Bulgaria 3 2 1 0 11 3 +8 5
 Guatemala 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 4
 Czechoslovakia 3 1 1 1 10 3 +7 3
 Thailand 3 0 0 3 1 19 −18 0
Source:[]


Bulgaria 7-0 Thailand
Gyonin Goal 25
Zhekov Goal 55
Mihaylov Goal 56 Goal 61
Zafirov Goal 73
Nikodimov Goal 85
Ivkov Goal 88
Report




Czechoslovakia 8-0 Thailand
Herbst Goal 12
Petrá? Goal 17 Goal 18 Goal 67
Stratil Goal 28 Goal 34
Ve?erek Goal 38
Krná? Goal 83
Report

Bracket

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
20 October - Guadalajara
 
 
 Hungary1
 
22 October - Mexico City
 
 Guatemala0
 
 Hungary5
 
20 October - Mexico City
 
 Japan0
 
 Japan3
 
26 October - Mexico City
 
 France1
 
 Hungary4
 
20 October - Leon
 
 Bulgaria1
 
 Bulgaria1
 
22 October - Guadalajara
 
 Israel1
 
 Bulgaria3
 
20 October - Puebla
 
 Mexico2 Bronze medal match
 
 Mexico2
 
24 October - Mexico City
 
 Spain0
 
 Japan2
 
 
 Mexico0
 

Quarter-finals

Mexico 2-0 Spain
Morales Goal 34
Pereda Goal 48
Report


Japan 3-1 France
Kamamoto Goal 27 Goal 59
Watanabe Goal 70
Report Tamboueon Goal 32

Bulgaria progressed after a drawing of lots.

Semi-finals


Hungary 5-0 Japan
Sz?cs Goal 30 Goal 60 Goal 75
Novák Goal 53 Goal 65
Report

Bronze Medal match

Japan 2-0 Mexico
Kamamoto Goal 20 Goal 40 Report
Attendance: 105,000
Referee: Abraham Klein Israel

Gold Medal match

Bulgaria finished the match with only eight players after having three players sent off.[6]

Attendance: 75,000
Referee: Diego De Leo (Mexico)

Goalscorers

With seven goals, Kunishige Kamamoto of Japan is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 116 goals were scored by 68 different players, with two of them credited as own goals.

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

Final ranking

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Hungary (HUN) 6 5 1 0 18 3 +15 11
2  Bulgaria (BUL) 6 3 2 1 16 10 +6 8
3  Japan (JPN) 6 3 2 1 9 8 +1 8
4  Mexico (MEX) 6 3 0 3 10 9 +1 6
5  Israel (ISR) 4 2 1 1 9 7 +2 5
6  Spain (ESP) 4 2 1 1 4 2 +2 5
7  France (FRA) 4 2 0 2 9 7 +2 4
8  Guatemala (GUA) 4 2 0 2 6 4 +2 4
9  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 3 1 1 1 10 3 +7 3
10  Colombia (COL) 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1 2
11  Guinea (GUI) 3 1 0 2 4 9 −5 2
12  Ghana (GHA) 3 0 2 1 6 8 −2 2
13  Brazil (BRA) 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1 2
14  Nigeria (NGR) 3 0 1 2 4 9 −5 1
15  El Salvador (ESA) 3 0 1 2 2 8 −6 1
16  Thailand (THA) 3 0 0 3 1 19 −18 0
Source: rsssf.com

References

  1. ^ "Football at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ 1968 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. Part 1. p. 78. Accessed 4 November 2010. (in English and French)
  3. ^ 1968 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. Part 1. p. 75. Accessed 4 November 2010. (in English and French)
  4. ^ a b 1968 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. Part 1. p. 79. Accessed 4 November 2010. (in English and French)
  5. ^ "WorldReferee.com - referee - Augusto Robles Morán - bio". worldreferee.com.
  6. ^ Wallechinsky, David (1984). The Complete Book of the Olympics. England: Penguin Books. p. 288. ISBN 0140066322.

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