Football At the 1980 Summer Olympics
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Football At the 1980 Summer Olympics
1980 Men's Olympic football tournament
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Tournament details
Host countrySoviet Union
Dates20 July - 2 August
Teams16 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s)5 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Czechoslovakia
Runners-up East Germany
Third place Soviet Union
Fourth place Yugoslavia
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored82 (2.56 per match)
Top scorer(s)
1976
1984

The football tournament at the 1980 Summer Olympics started on 20 July and ended on 2 August. Only one event, the men's tournament, was contested. Seven qualified countries did not participate joining the American-led boycott in protest of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.[1]

Sixteen teams were divided into four groups:

In the technical report following the competition, FIFA reported that: "Compared with the 1979 World Youth Tournament in Japan and the 1978 World Cup finals in Argentina, the standard of football at the Olympic Football Tournament was generally of an inferior quality,".[2]

Venues

Moscow
Central Lenin Stadium Dynamo Stadium
Capacity: 91,251 Capacity: 50,475
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Minsk Leningrad Kiev
Dinamo Stadium Kirov Stadium Republican Stadium
Capacity: 50,125 Capacity: 74,000 Capacity: 100,169
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The football tournament was the most attended event on these Olympics: 1,821,624 spectators watched 32 matches of it at the stadiums.

Qualification

Due to the American-led boycott, countries (in brackets) who qualified did not enter the final tournament. Spain sent a team under the IOC flag. The following 16 teams qualified for the 1980 Olympics football tournament:

Match officials

Squads

Final tournament

First round

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Soviet Union 3 3 0 0 15 1 +14 6
 Cuba 3 2 0 1 3 9 −6 4
 Venezuela 3 1 0 2 3 7 −4 2
 Zambia 3 0 0 3 2 6 −4 0
Source:[]
Attendance: 100,000
Referee: Marijan Raus Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Franz Woehrer Austria

Attendance: 70,000

Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Marwan Arafat Syria

Soviet Union 8-0 Cuba
Andreyev Goal 8 Goal 27 Goal 44
Romantsev Goal 20
Shavlo Goal 43
Cherenkov Goal 55
Gavrilov Goal 75
Bessonov Goal 77
Report
Attendance: 52,000
Referee: Bob Valentine Scotland

Venezuela 2-1 Zambia
Zubizarreta Goal 86
Elie Goal 90 (p.k.)
Report Chitalu Goal 73
Attendance: 80,000

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Czechoslovakia 3 1 2 0 4 1 +3 4
 Kuwait 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 4
 Colombia 3 1 1 1 2 4 −2 3
 Nigeria 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
Source:[]

Kuwait 3-1 Nigeria
Al-Dakhil Goal 16 Goal 40 Goal 85 (p.k.) Report Mubarak Goal 25 (o.g.)




Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 East Germany 3 2 1 0 7 1 +6 5
 Algeria 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 3
Spain Spain 3 0 3 0 2 2 0 3
 Syria 3 0 1 2 0 8 −8 1
Source:[]
Attendance: 100,000
Referee: Ulf Eriksson Sweden

Algeria 3-0 Syria
Belloumi Goal 36
Madjer Goal 48
Merzekane Goal 73 (p.k.)
Report

Attendance: 70,000



East Germany 5-0 Syria
Hause Goal 6
Netz Goal 25 Goal 45
Peter Goal 75
Terletzki Goal 82
Report
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Ulf Eriksson Sweden

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Yugoslavia 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 5
 Iraq 3 1 2 0 4 1 +3 4
 Finland 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 3
 Costa Rica 3 0 0 3 2 9 −7 0
Source:[]

Iraq 3-0 Costa Rica
Ahmed Goal 45
Saeed Goal 49
Hassan Goal 75
Report


Attendance: 40,000

Attendance: 50,000

Bracket

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
July 27 - Moscow
 
 
 Soviet Union2
 
July 29 - Moscow
 
 Kuwait1
 
 East Germany1
 
July 27 - Kiev
 
 Soviet Union0
 
 East Germany4
 
August 2 - Moscow
 
 Iraq0
 
 Czechoslovakia1
 
July 27 - Leningrad
 
 East Germany0
 
 Czechoslovakia3
 
July 29 - Moscow
 
 Cuba0
 
 Czechoslovakia2
 
July 27 - Minsk
 
 Yugoslavia0 Bronze medal match
 
 Yugoslavia3
 
August 1 - Moscow
 
 Algeria0
 
 Soviet Union2
 
 
 Yugoslavia0
 

Quarter-finals


Attendance: 48,000

Czechoslovakia 3-0 Cuba
Vízek Goal 29 Goal 59
Pokluda Goal 90
Report

East Germany 4-0 Iraq
Schnuphase Goal 4 (p.k.)
Netz Goal 11
Steinbach Goal 17
Terletzki Goal 22
Report
Attendance: 48,000

Semi-finals

Attendance: 95,000
Referee: Ulf Eriksson Sweden

Attendance: 48,000
Referee: Franz Woehrer Austria

Bronze Medal match

Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Bob Valentine Scotland

Gold Medal match

Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Eldar Azimzade (Soviet Union)
View of stadium from the final
Olympic football Pins from 1980

The final was played in a hard rain for the third straight Olympics. Both teams played with ten players after the 58th minute after one player from each team was red-carded.

Medalists

Goalscorers

With five goals, Sergey Andreyev of Soviet Union is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 82 goals were scored by 52 different players, with only one of them credited as own goal.

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

Final ranking

Below the final ranking after the end of the tournament.[3]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 6 4 2 0 10 1 +9 10
2  East Germany (GDR) 6 4 1 1 12 2 +10 9
3  Soviet Union (URS) 6 5 0 1 19 3 +16 10
4  Yugoslavia (YUG) 6 3 1 2 9 7 +2 7
5  Kuwait (KUW) 4 1 2 1 5 4 +1 4
6  Iraq (IRQ) 4 1 2 1 4 5 −1 4
7  Cuba (CUB) 4 2 0 2 3 12 −9 4
8  Algeria (ALG) 4 1 1 2 4 5 −1 3
9  Finland (FIN) 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 3
10  Spain (ESP) 3 0 3 0 2 2 0 3
11  Colombia (COL) 3 1 1 1 2 4 −2 3
12  Venezuela (VEN) 3 1 0 2 3 7 −4 2
13  Nigeria (NGR) 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
14  Syria (SYR) 3 0 1 2 0 8 −8 1
15  Zambia (ZAM) 3 0 0 3 2 6 −4 0
16  Costa Rica (CRC) 3 0 0 3 2 9 −7 0
Source:[]

References

  1. ^ "Football at the 1980 Moscow Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "FIFA Technical Report - 1980 Olympics Football Tournament" (PDF). FIFA. 1980. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tableso/ol1980f-det.html

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