Football at the 1979 Pan American Games

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The eighth edition of the Men's Football Tournament at the Pan American Games was held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from July 2 to July 14, 1979. Nine teams competed in a first round-robin competition, with Brazil defending the title. After the preliminary round there was a second round, followed by a knock-out stage.[1]

All games played at Estadio Country Club.

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA
1  Argentina 4 2 2 0 0 3 0
2  Costa Rica 2 2 1 0 1 3 2
3  Bermuda 0 2 0 0 2 1 5
Argentina 1 - 0 Costa Rica
Argentina 2 - 0 Bermuda
Costa Rica 3 - 1 Bermuda


Group B[edit]

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA
1  Brazil 4 2 2 0 0 3 0
2  Cuba 1 2 0 1 1 2 3
3  Guatemala 1 2 0 1 1 2 4
Brazil 1 - 0 Cuba
Brazil 2 - 0 Guatemala
Cuba 2 - 2 Guatemala


Group C[edit]

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA
1  United States 4 2 2 0 0 9 1
2  Puerto Rico 2 2 1 0 1 2 3
3  Dominican Republic 0 2 0 0 2 0 7
United States 3 - 1 Puerto Rico
United States 6 - 0 Dominican Republic
Puerto Rico 1 - 0 Dominican Republic

Second round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA
1.  Brazil 4 2 2 0 0 8 1
2.  Costa Rica 2 2 1 0 1 5 3
3.  Puerto Rico 0 2 0 0 2 0 9
Brazil 3 - 1 Costa Rica
Brazil 5 - 0 Puerto Rico
Costa Rica 4 - 0 Puerto Rico


Group B[edit]

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA
1.  Cuba 3 2 1 1 0 5 0
2.  Argentina 3 2 1 1 0 4 0
3.  United States 0 2 0 0 2 0 9
Cuba 0 - 0 Argentina
Cuba 5 - 0 United States
Argentina 4 - 0 United States


Fifth Place Match[edit]

Puerto Rico  walk-over  United States
USA left competition

Bronze medal match[edit]

Argentina  2 - 0  Costa Rica

Gold Medal match[edit]

Brazil  3 - 0  Cuba

Awards[edit]

 1979 Pan American Games Winners 

Brazil
Third title

References[edit]