Football at the 1976 Summer Olympics

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1976 Men's Olympic football tournament
Tournament details
Host country Canada
Dates 18 July - 31 July
Teams 13 (from 4 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  East Germany (1st title)
Runners-up  Poland
Third place  Soviet Union
Fourth place  Brazil
Tournament statistics
Matches played 23
Goals scored 66 (2.87 per match)
Top scorer(s) Poland Andrzej Szarmach (6 goals)
1972
1980

The football tournament at the 1976 Summer Olympics started on July 18 and ended on July 31. Only one event, the men's tournament, was contested. 13 teams participated in the tournament, and 3 teams withdrew.

Venues[edit]

During the tournament, the venues were in 4 cities: Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Sherbrooke.

Qualification[edit]

The following 13 teams qualified for the 1976 Olympics football tournament:

Match Officials[edit]

Squads[edit]

Final tournament[edit]

First round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 3
 East Germany 2 1 1 0 1 0 +1 3
 Spain 2 0 0 2 1 3 −2 0
July 18, 1976
12:00
Brazil  0 – 0  East Germany
Report
Varsity Stadium, Toronto
Attendance: 21.643
Referee: John Paterson United Kingdom

July 20, 1976
12:00
Brazil  2 – 1  Spain
Rosemiro Goal 7'
Chico Fraga Goal 47' (p.k.)
Report Idígoras Goal 14'
Olympic Stadium, Montreal
Attendance: 38.123
Referee: Paul Schiller Austria

July 22, 1976
12:00
East Germany  1 – 0  Spain
Dörner Goal 46' Report
Olympic Stadium, Montreal
Attendance: 36.198
Referee: Werner Winsemann Canada

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 France 3 2 1 0 9 3 +6 5
 Israel 3 0 3 0 3 3 0 3
 Mexico 3 0 2 1 4 7 −3 2
 Guatemala 3 0 2 1 2 5 −3 2
July 19, 1976
12:00
Israel  0 – 0  Guatemala
Report
Varsity Stadium, Toronto
Attendance: 9.500
Referee: Vladimir Rudnev Soviet Union

July 19, 1976
12:00
France  4 – 1  Mexico
Schaer Goal 14'
Baronchelli Goal 33'
Rubio Goal 78'
Amisse Goal 90'
Report Sánchez Goal 81'
Lansdowne Park, Ottawa
Attendance: 14.286
Referee: Ángel Coerezza Argentina

July 21, 1976
12:00
France  4 – 1  Guatemala
Platini Goal 7' Goal 86'
Amisse Goal 41'
Schaer Goal 82'
Report Fion Goal 58'
Municipal Stadium, Sherbrooke
Attendance: 3.163
Referee: Jafar Namdar Iran

July 21, 1976
12:00
Mexico  2 – 2  Israel
Rangel Goal 19' Goal 44' Report Oz Goal 51'
Shum Goal 55' (p.k.)
Olympic Stadium, Montreal
Attendance: 36.569
Referee: Alberto Michelotti Italy

July 23, 1976
12:00
Mexico  1 – 1  Guatemala
Rangel Goal 36' Report Rergis Goal 18' (o.g.)
Municipal Stadium, Sherbrooke
Attendance: 4.118
Referee: Marian Kuston Poland

July 23, 1976
12:00
France  1 – 1  Israel
Platini Goal 80' (p.k.) Report Peretz Goal 75'
Olympic Stadium, Montreal
Attendance: 33.639
Referee: Ramón Barreto Uruguay

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Poland 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 3
 Iran 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 2
 Cuba 2 0 1 1 0 1 −1 1
July 18, 1976
12:00
Poland  0 – 0  Cuba
Report
Lansdowne Park, Ottawa
Attendance: 29.417
Referee: Abraham Klein Israel

July 20, 1976
12:00
Iran  1 – 0  Cuba
Mazloumi Goal 28' Report
Lansdowne Park, Ottawa
Attendance: 11.324
Referee: Adolf Prokop East Germany

July 22, 1976
12:00
Poland  3 – 2  Iran
Szarmach Goal 48' Goal 75'
Deyna Goal 51'
Report Parvin Goal 6'
Rowshan Goal 79'
Olympic Stadium, Montreal
Attendance: 32.309
Referee: Arnaldo Cézar Coelho Brazil

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Soviet Union 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4 4
 North Korea 2 1 0 1 3 4 −1 2
 Canada 2 0 0 2 2 5 −3 0
July 19, 1976
12:00
Canada  1 – 2  Soviet Union
Douglas Goal 88' Report Onischenko Goal 8' Goal 11'
Olympic Stadium, Montreal
Attendance: 34.320
Referee: Robert Helies France

July 21, 1976
12:00
North Korea  3 – 1  Canada
An Se-Uk Goal 18'
Hong Song-Nam Goal 66' Goal 80'
Report Douglas Goal 51'
Varsity Stadium, Toronto
Attendance: 12.638
Referee: Marco Antonio Dorantes Mexico

July 23, 1976
12:00
Soviet Union  3 – 0  North Korea
Kolotov Goal 16' (p.k.)
Veremeev Goal 81'
Blokhin Goal 89'
Report
Lansdowne Park, Ottawa
Attendance: 15.233
Referee: Emilio Guruceta-Muro Spain

Bracket[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
July 25 - Ottawa        
  East Germany  4
July 27 - Montreal
  France  0  
  East Germany  2
July 25 - Sherbrooke
      Soviet Union  1  
  Soviet Union  2
July 31 - Montreal
  Iran  1  
  East Germany  3
July 25 - Toronto    
    Poland  1
  Brazil  4
July 27 - Toronto
  Israel  1  
  Poland  2 Bronze medal match
July 25 - Montreal
      Brazil  0   July 29 - Montreal
  Poland  5
  Soviet Union  2
  North Korea  0  
  Brazil  0
 

Quarter-finals[edit]

July 25, 1976
12:00
East Germany  4 – 0  France
Löwe Goal 27'
Dörner Goal 60' (p.k.) Goal 68' (p.k.)
Riediger Goal 77'
Report
Lansdowne Park, Ottawa
Attendance: 20.083
Referee: Alberto Michelotti Italy

July 25, 1976
12:00
Soviet Union  2 – 1  Iran
Minayev Goal 40'
Zvyagintsev Goal 67'
Report Ghelichkhani Goal 82' (p.k.)
Municipal Stadium, Sherbrooke
Attendance: 5.855
Referee: Guillermo Velasquez Colombia

July 25, 1976
12:00
Brazil  4 – 1  Israel
Jarbas Goal 56' Goal 74'
Erivelto Goal 72'
Júnior Goal 88'
Report Peretz Goal 80'
Varsity Stadium, Toronto
Attendance: 18.601
Referee: Károly Palotai Hungary

July 25, 1976
12:00
Poland  5 – 0  North Korea
Szarmach Goal 13' Goal 49'
Lato Goal 59' Goal 79'
Szymanowski Goal 64'
Report
Olympic Stadium, Montreal
Attendance: 46.885
Referee: Paul Schiller Austria

Semi-finals[edit]

July 27, 1976
12:00
Soviet Union  1 – 2  East Germany
Kolotov Goal 84' (p.k.) Report Dörner Goal 59' (p.k.)
Kurbjuweit Goal 66'
Olympic Stadium, Montreal
Attendance: 57.182
Referee: Marco Antonio Dorantes Mexico

July 27, 1976
12:00
Poland  2 – 0  Brazil
Szarmach Goal 51' Goal 82' Report
Varsity Stadium, Toronto
Attendance: 21.743
Referee: John Paterson United Kingdom

Bronze Medal match[edit]

July 29, 1976
Soviet Union  2 – 0  Brazil
Onishcenko Goal 5'
Nazarenko Goal 49'
Report
Olympic Stadium, Montreal

Referee: Abraham Klein Israel

Attendance: 55.647

Gold Medal match[edit]

July 31, 1976
East Germany  3 – 1  Poland
Schade Goal 7'
Hoffmann Goal 14'
Häfner Goal 84'
Report Lato Goal 59'
Olympic Stadium, Montreal

Referee: Ramón Barreto Uruguay

Attendance: 71.617

Medal winners[edit]

Final ranking[edit]

  1.  East Germany
  2.  Poland
  3.  Soviet Union
  4.  Brazil
  5.  France
  6.  Israel
  7.  Iran
  8.  North Korea
  9.  Mexico
  10.  Guatemala
  11.  Cuba
  12.  Canada
  13.  Spain

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