Football at the 1968 Summer Olympics

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Football at the 1968 Summer Olympics
Tournament details
Host country Mexico
Dates October 13-October 26
Teams 16 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Hungary
Runners-up  Bulgaria
Third place  Japan
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 116 (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 October 26, 1968.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Hungary  Bulgaria  Japan
István Básti
Antal Dunai
Lajos Dunai
Ernö Noskó
Dezső Novák
Károly Fatér
László Fazekas
István Juhász
László Keglovich
Lajos Kocsis
Iván Menczel
László Nagy
Miklós Páncsics
István Sárközi
Lajos Szűcs
Zoltan Szarka
Miklos Szalai
Stoyan Yordanov
Atanas Gerov
Georgi Hristakiev
Milko Gaydarski
Kiril Ivkov
Ivaylo Georgiev
Tsvetan Veselinov
Evgeni Yanchovski
Petar Zhekov
Atanas Hristov
Asparuh Donev
Kiril Stankov
Georgi Ivanov
Todor Nikolov
Yancho Dimitrov
Ivan Zafirov
Mihail Gyonin
Georgi Vasilev
Kenzo Yokoyama
Hiroshi Katayama
Masakatsu Miyamoto
Yoshitada Yamaguchi
Mitsuo Kamata
Ryozo Suzuki
Kiyoshi Tomizawa
Takaji Mori
Aritatsu Ogi
Eizo Yuguchi
Shigeo Yaegashi
Teruki Miyamoto
Masashi Watanabe
Yasuyuki Kuwahara
Kunishige Kamamoto
Ikuo Matsumoto
Ryuichi Sugiyama
Masahiro Hamazaki

Squads[edit]

First round[edit]

Group A[edit]

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

1968-10-13
12:00
Mexico  1 – 0  Colombia
Estrada Goal 6' Report

1968-10-13
12:00
France  3 – 1  Guinea
Hallet Goal 61'
Horlaville Goal 64'
Perrigaud Goal 70'
Report Maxim Goal 79'

1968-10-15
12:00
Guinea  3 – 2  Colombia
Ndongo Goal 26'
Bouya Goal 58' Goal 84'
Report Santa Goal 49'
Mosquera Goal 66'

1968-10-15
12:00
France  4 – 1  Mexico
Kanyan Case Goal 20' Goal 69'
Teamboueon Goal 30'
Medina Goal 36' (o.g.)
Report Victorino Goal 26'

1968-10-17
12:00
Mexico  4 – 0  Guinea
Pereda Goal 70' Goal 85'
Pulido Rodríguez Goal 86' Goal 88'
Report

1968-10-17
12:00
Colombia  2 – 1  France
Tamayo Hoyos Goal 14'
Jaramillo Goal 35'
Report Teamboueon Goal 59'

Group B[edit]

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

1968-10-14
12:00
Spain  1 – 0  Brazil
Fernández Goal 77' Report

1968-10-14
12:00
Japan  3 – 1  Nigeria
Kamamoto Goal 24' Goal 72' Goal 89' Report Okoye Goal 33'

1968-10-16
12:00
Spain  3 – 0  Nigeria
Ortuño Goal 27'
Grande Goal 52' Goal 69'
Report

1968-10-16
12:00
Brazil  1 – 1  Japan
Ferretti Goal 9' Report Watanabe Goal 83'

1968-10-18
12:00
Brazil  3 – 3  Nigeria
Ferreti Goal 50'
Olumodeji Goal 59' (o.g.)
Tião Goal 65'
Report Olayombo Goal 10' Goal 41'
Anieke Goal 19'

1968-10-18
12:00
Spain  0 – 0  Japan
Report

Group C[edit]

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

1968-10-13
12:00
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'

1968-10-13
12:00
Hungary  4 – 0  El Salvador
Menczel Goal 19'
A. Dunai Goal 47'
Fazekas Goal 51'
Sárközi Goal 68'
Report

1968-10-15
12:00
Hungary  2 – 2  Ghana
A. Dunai Goal 15'
Menczel Goal 17'
Report Sunday Goal 12'
Sampene Goal 33'

1968-10-15
12:00
Israel  3 – 1  El Salvador
Talbi Goal 20'
Spiegler Goal 44'
Bar Goal 85'
Report Martínez Goal 35'

1968-10-17
12:00
El Salvador  1 – 1  Ghana
Rodríguez Goal 42' Report Kofi Goal 55'

1968-10-17
12:00
Hungary  2 – 0  Israel
A. Dunai Goal 40' Goal 75' Report

Group D[edit]

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


1968-10-14
12:00
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

1968-10-16
12:00
Bulgaria  2 – 2  Czechoslovakia
Georgiev Goal 44'
Zhekov Goal 77'
Report Jarabinský Goal 25'
Petráš Goal 42'

1968-10-16
12:00
Guatemala  4 – 1  Thailand
N. Melgar Goal 23' Goal 85'
Roldán Goal 55'
López Oliva Goal 67'
Report Udomsilp Sornbutnark Goal 44'

1968-10-18
12:00
Bulgaria  2 – 1  Guatemala
Nikodimov Goal 50'
Zhekov Goal 84'
Report López Oliva Goal 88'

1968-10-18
12:00
Czechoslovakia  8 – 0  Thailand
Herbst Goal 12'
Petráš Goal 17' Goal 18' Goal 67'
Stratil Goal 28' Goal 34'
Večerek Goal 38'
Krnáč Goal 83'
Report

Bracket[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
October 20 - Guadalajara        
  Hungary  1
October 22 - Mexico City
  Guatemala  0  
  Hungary  5
October 20 - Mexico City
      Japan  0  
  Japan  3
October 26 - Mexico City
  France  1  
  Hungary  4
October 20 - Leon    
    Bulgaria  1
  Bulgaria  1
October 22 - Guadalajara
  Israel  1  
  Bulgaria  3 Bronze medal match
October 20 - Puebla
      Mexico  2   October 24 - Mexico City
  Mexico  2
  Japan  2
  Spain  0  
  Mexico  0
 

Quarter-finals[edit]

1968-10-20
12:00
Mexico  2 – 0  Spain
Morales Goal 34'
Pereda Goal 48'
Report

1968-10-20
12:00
Hungary  1 – 0  Guatemala
Szűcs Goal 69' Report

1968-10-20
12:00
Japan  3 – 1  France
Kamamoto Goal 27' Goal 59'
Watanabe Goal 70'
Report Teamboueon Goal 32'

1968-10-20
12:00
Bulgaria  1 – 1  Israel
Hristakiev Goal 5' Report Feigenbaum Goal 89'

Bulgaria progressed after a drawing of lots.

Semi-finals[edit]

1968-10-22
12:00
Mexico  2 – 3  Bulgaria
Morales Goal 39'
Pulido Rodríguez Goal 48'
Report Zhekov Goal 8'
Mihaylov Goal 9'
Veselinov Goal 58'

1968-10-22
12:00
Hungary  5 – 0  Japan
Szűcs Goal 30' Goal 60' Goal 75'
Novák Goal 53' Goal 65'
Report

Bronze Medal match[edit]

1968-10-24
12:00
Japan  2 – 0  Mexico
Kamamoto Goal 20' Goal 40' Report
Azteca Stadium, Mexico City
Attendance: 105,000
Referee: Abraham Klein Israel

Gold Medal match[edit]

1968-10-26
12:00
Hungary  4 – 1  Bulgaria
Menczel Goal 40'
A. Dunai Goal 41' Goal 49'
Juhász Goal 62'
Report Veselinov Goal 22'
Azteca Stadium, Mexico City
Attendance: 75,000
Referee: Diego De Leo Mexico

Goalscorers[edit]

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[edit]

Rank 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 6 +3 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

References[edit]

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