Football At the 1984 Summer Olympics
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Football At the 1984 Summer Olympics

1984 Olympic Football Tournament
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Tournament details
Host countryUnited States
DatesJuly 29 - August 11
Teams16 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions France
Runners-up Brazil
Third place Yugoslavia
Fourth place Italy
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored84 (2.63 per match)
Attendance1,425,181 (44,537 per match)
Top scorer(s)Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Borislav Cvetkovi?
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Stjepan Deveri?
France Daniel Xuereb
(5 goals each)
1980
1988

The association football (soccer) tournament at the 1984 Summer Olympics started on July 29 and ended on August 11.[1] It was the first Olympic soccer competition in which professionals were allowed. Until then, the amateur-only rule had heavily favored socialist countries from Eastern Europe whose players were professionals in all but name. However, as agreed with FIFA to preserve the primacy of the World Cup, the Olympic competition was restricted to players who had played in a FIFA World Cup, regardless of age.

The soccer tournament was held in four venues:

The Gold Medal game between France and Brazil at the Rose Bowl attracted an Olympic Games soccer attendance record of 101,799. Until 2014 this remained the record attendance for a soccer game in the United States. This broke the previous Olympics record attendance of 100,000 set at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia for the game of the 1956 Olympic Games played between the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia. The Rose Bowl attendance would remain the Olympic record until 104,098 attended the game of the 2000 Summer Olympics between Cameroon and Spain at the Stadium Australia in Sydney.

The attendance also stood as the highest for a soccer game in the United States until 109,318 saw Manchester United defeat Real Madrid during the 2014 International Champions Cup at the Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor.

Schedule

G Group stage ¼ Quarterfinals ½ Semifinals B 3rd place play-off F Final
Event?/Date -> Sun 29 Mon 30 Tue 31 Wed 1 Thu 2 Fri 3 Sat 4 Sun 5 Mon 6 Tue 7 Wed 8 Thu 9 Fri 10 Sat 11
Men's tournament G G G G G G ¼ ¼ ½ B F

Qualifying

Sixteen teams qualified for the Olympic tournament after continental qualifying rounds. Three Warsaw Pact countries had qualified but withdrew as part of the Soviet-led boycott. They were replaced as follows:

Venues

Pasadena Boston Annapolis Stanford
Rose Bowl Harvard Stadium Navy-Marine Corps Stadium Stanford Stadium
Capacity: 103,300 Capacity: 30,323 Capacity: 34,000 Capacity: 84,500
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Football at the 1984 Summer Olympics is located in the United States
Rose Bowl
Harvard Stadium
Navy-Marine Corps Stadium
Stanford Stadium

Medalists

Match officials

Squads

Final tournament

Group stage

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  France 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1 4 Qualified for quarter-finals
2  Chile 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 4
3  Norway 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 3
4  Qatar 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
Source:[]
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Socha (USA)

France 2-2 Qatar
Garande Goal 43
Xuereb Goal 61
Report Al-Muhannadi Goal 5560
Attendance: 29,240
Referee: Filho (BRA)

Norway 1-2 France
Ahlsen Goal 33 Report Brisson Goal 556
Attendance: 27,832
Referee: Roth (FRG)

Chile 1-0 Qatar
Baeza Goal 52 Report
Attendance: 14,508
Referee: Siles (CRC)

Qatar 0-2 Norway
Report Vaadal Goal 2152
Attendance: 17,529
Referee: Kalombo (MWI)

Chile 1-1 France
Santis Goal 9 Report Lemoult Goal 50
Attendance: 28,114
Referee: Keizer (NED)

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Yugoslavia 3 3 0 0 7 3 +4 6 Qualified for quarter-finals
2  Canada 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 3
3  Cameroon 3 1 0 2 3 5 −2 2
4  Iraq 3 0 1 2 3 6 −3 1
Source:[]
Canada 1-1 Iraq
Gray Goal 70 Report Saeed Goal 83
Attendance: 16,730
Referee: Díaz (COL)

Attendance: 15,010
Referee: Keizer (NED)

Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Socha (USA)


Cameroon 1-3 Canada
Mfédé Goal 76 Report Mitchell Goal 4382
Vrablic Goal 72
Attendance: 27,621
Referee: Barbaresco (ITA)

Iraq 2-4 Yugoslavia
Saeed Goal 17
Shihab Goal 43
Report Deveri? Goal 557687
Nikoli? Goal 86
Attendance: 24,430
Referee: Sano (JPN)

Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Brazil 3 3 0 0 6 1 +5 6 Qualified for quarter-finals
2  West Germany 3 2 0 1 8 1 +7 4
3  Morocco 3 1 0 2 1 4 −3 2
4  Saudi Arabia 3 0 0 3 1 10 −9 0
Source:[]
Attendance: 23.228
Referee: Evangelista (CAN)

Attendance: 40,799
Referee: McGinlay (GBR)

Attendance: 75,239
Referee: Cha (KOR)

Attendance: 36,909
Referee: ?o?tari? (YUG)

Saudi Arabia 0-6 West Germany
Report Schreier Goal 866
Bommer Goal 2272
Rahn Goal 24
Mill Goal 32
Attendance: 26,242
Referee: Igna (ROU)

Morocco 0-2 Brazil
Report Dunga Goal 64
Kita Goal 70
Attendance: 49,355
Referee: Sánchez (ESP)

Group D

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Italy 3 2 0 1 2 1 +1 4 Qualified for quarter-finals
2  Egypt 3 1 1 1 5 3 +2 3
3  United States 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 3
4  Costa Rica 3 1 0 2 2 7 −5 2
Source:[]
Attendance: 78,000
Referee: Quiniou (FRA)

Italy 1-0 Egypt
Serena Goal 63 Report
Attendance: 37,430
Referee: Castro (CHI)

Attendance: 20,645
Referee: Ramírez (MEX)

Attendance: 63.624
Referee: Al-Salmi (KUW)

Attendance: 54,973
Referee: Romero (ARG)

Attendance: 41,291
Referee: Tesfaye (ETH)

Knockout stage

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
August 5 - Pasadena, CA
 
 
 France2
 
August 8 - Pasadena, CA
 
 Egypt0
 
 France (aet)4
 
August 6 - Pasadena, CA
 
 Yugoslavia2
 
 Yugoslavia5
 
August 11 - Pasadena, CA
 
 West Germany2
 
 France2
 
August 5 - Stanford, CA
 
 Brazil0
 
 Italy (aet)1
 
August 8 - Stanford, CA
 
 Chile0
 
 Italy1
 
August 6 - Stanford, CA
 
 Brazil (aet)2 Bronze medal match
 
 Brazil (pen)1 (4)
 
August 10 - Pasadena, CA
 
 Canada1 (2)
 
 Yugoslavia2
 
 
 Italy1
 

Quarter-finals

Italy 1–0 (a.e.t.) Chile
Vignola Goal 95 Report
Attendance: 67,349
Referee: McGinlay (GBR)

France 2–0 Egypt
Xuereb Goal 2952 Report
Attendance: 66,228
Referee: Cha (KOR)

Attendance: 36,150
Referee: Siles (CRC)

Yugoslavia 5–2 West Germany
Cvetkovi? Goal 215870
Radanovi? Goal 27
Gra?an Goal 46 (pen.)
Report Bommer Goal 1
Bockenfeld Goal 28
Attendance: 58,439
Referee: Romero (ARG)

Semi-finals

Attendance: 97,451
Referee: Ramírez (MEX)

Italy 1–2 (a.e.t.) Brazil
Fanna Goal 62 Report Gilmar Popoca Goal 53
Ronaldo Goal 95
Attendance: 83,642
Referee: Socha (USA)

Bronze Medal match

Yugoslavia 2–1 Italy
Balji? Goal 59
Deveri? Goal 81
Report Vignola Goal 27 (pen.)
Attendance: 100,374
Referee: McGinlay (GBR)

Gold Medal match

France 2-0 Brazil
Brisson Goal 55
Xuereb Goal 60
Report
Attendance: 101,799
Referee: Keizer (Netherlands)

Match rules

Final team rankings

Note: As per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-outs are counted as draws.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Result
1  France (FRA) 6 4 2 0 13 6 +7 10
2  Brazil (BRA) 6 4 1 1 9 5 +4 9
3  Yugoslavia (YUG) 6 5 0 1 16 10 +6 10
4  Italy (ITA) 6 3 0 3 5 5 0 6
5  West Germany (FRG) 4 2 0 2 10 6 +4 4 Eliminated in the quarter-finals
6  Canada (CAN) 4 1 2 1 5 4 +1 4
7  Chile (CHI) 4 1 2 1 2 2 0 4
8  Egypt (EGY) 4 1 1 2 5 5 0 3
9  United States (USA) 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 3 Eliminated in the group stage
10  Norway (NOR) 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 3
11  Cameroon (CMR) 3 1 0 2 3 5 −2 2
12  Morocco (MAR) 3 1 0 2 1 4 −3 2
13  Costa Rica (CRC) 3 1 0 2 2 7 −5 2
14  Iraq (IRQ) 3 0 1 2 3 6 −3 1
15  Qatar (QAT) 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
16  Saudi Arabia (KSA) 3 0 0 3 1 10 −9 0
Source:[]

Statistics

Goalscorers

With five goals, Daniel Xuereb of France, Borislav Cvetkovi? and Stjepan Deveri? of Yugoslavia are the top scorers in the tournament. In total, 84 goals were scored by 52 different players, with none of them credited as own goal.

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Discipline

In the final tournament, a player was suspended for the subsequent match in the competition for getting a red card. The following twelve players were sent off and suspended during the final tournament:

Player Offences Date Suspensions
Italy Sebastiano Nela Red card in group D v Egypt July 29 Group D v United States
Egypt Mohamed Sedky Yellow card Yellow-red card in group D v Italy July 29 Group D v Costa Rica
Egypt Morsy El Alaa Yellow card Yellow-red card in group D v Italy July 29 Group D v Costa Rica
Egypt Moustafa Ahmed Ismail Yellow card Yellow-red card in group D v Italy July 29 Group D v Costa Rica
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Marko Elsner Yellow card Yellow-red card in group B v Cameroon July 30 Group B v Canada
Morocco Mustapha El Biyaz Yellow card Yellow-red card in group C v West Germany July 30 Group C v Saudi Arabia
Qatar Mubarak Al-Kaater Yellow card Yellow-red card in group A v Norway August 2 None (Qatar eliminated)
Qatar Issa Al-Mohammadi Red card in group A v Norway August 2 None (Qatar eliminated)
Cameroon Théophile Abega Yellow card Yellow-red card in group B v Canada August 3 None (Cameroon eliminated)
Saudi Arabia Sameer Abdulshaker Yellow card Yellow-red card in group C v West Germany August 3 None (Saudi Arabia eliminated)
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jovica Nikoli? Red card in semi-final v France August 8 Bronze medal match v Italy
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Borislav Cvetkovi? Red card in semi-final v France August 8 Bronze medal match v Italy

Trivia

The wave was first broadcast internationally during the 1984 Olympic football final, when it was done among the 100,000 in attendance at the Rose Bowl, Pasadena.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Football at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on April 17, 2020. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ José Touré: "It was at the Olympic Games that I realised I was an athlete" FIFA.com. Retrieved August 25, 2011

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