Football at the 1988 Summer Olympics

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Football at the 1988 Summer Olympics
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Tournament details
Host country South Korea
Dates September 17-October 1
Teams 16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Soviet Union
Runners-up  Brazil
Third place  West Germany
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 95 (2.97 per match)
Top scorer(s) Brazil Romário (7 goals)
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1992

Football tournament was played as part of the 1988 Summer Olympics. The tournament features 16 men's national teams from six 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 Olympic Stadium on October 1, 1988.

Medal summary[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Soviet Union (URS)
Aleksandr Borodyuk
Oleksiy Cherednyk
Igor Dobrovolski
Sergei Fokin
Sergei Gorlukovich
Arvydas Janonis
Gela Ketashvili
Dmitry Kharin
Yevgeni Kuznetsov
Viktor Losev
Volodymyr Lyuty
Oleksiy Mykhaylychenko
Arminas Narbekovas
Igor Ponomarev
Yury Savichev
Igor Sklyarov
Volodymyr Tatarchuk
Yevgeny Yarovenko
Alexei Prudnikov
Vadym Tyshchenko
 Brazil (BRA)
Ademir
Aloísio
Andrade
Batista
Bebeto
Careca
André Cruz
Edmar
Geovani
João Paulo
Jorginho
Milton
Neto
Romário
Cláudio Taffarel
Luiz Carlos Winck
Ricardo Gomes
Mazinho
Valdo Filho
Zé Carlos
 West Germany (FRG)
Rudi Bommer
Holger Fach
Wolfgang Funkel
Armin Görtz
Roland Grahammer
Thomas Häßler
Thomas Hörster
Olaf Janßen
Uwe Kamps
Gerhard Kleppinger
Jürgen Klinsmann
Frank Mill
Karl-Heinz Riedle
Christian Schreier
Michael Schulz
Ralf Sievers
Fritz Walter
Wolfram Wuttke
Oliver Reck
Gunnar Sauer

Note: The players above the line played at least one game in this tournament, the players below the line were only squad members. Nevertheless the International Olympic Committee medal database credits them all as medalists.

Qualification[edit]

The following sixteen teams qualified for the 1988 Olympics football tournament:


Participating nations[edit]

Each country was allowed to enter a team of 20 players and they all were eligible for participation. A total number of 314 footballers were entered.

A total of 268(*) footballers from 16 nations competed at the Seoul Games:

(*) NOTE: There are only players counted, which participated in one game at least.


Final tournament[edit]

First round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Sweden 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 5
 West Germany 3 2 0 1 8 3 +5 4
 Tunisia 3 0 2 1 3 6 −3 2
 China PR 3 0 1 2 0 5 −5 1
September 17, 1988
China PR  0–3  West Germany
Busan Gudeok Stadium, Busan

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September 17, 1988
Sweden  2–2  Tunisia
Daegu Civic Stadium, Daegu

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September 19, 1988
Tunisia  1–4  West Germany
Busan Gudeok Stadium, Busan

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September 19, 1988
China PR  0–2  Sweden
Daegu Civic Stadium, Daegu

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September 21, 1988
China PR  0–0  Tunisia
Busan Gudeok Stadium, Busan

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September 21, 1988
Sweden  2–1  West Germany
Daegu Civic Stadium, Daegu

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Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Zambia 3 2 1 0 10 2 +8 5
 Italy 3 2 0 1 7 6 +1 4
 Iraq 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 3
 Guatemala 3 0 0 3 2 12 −10 0
September 17, 1988
Italy  5–2  Guatemala
Gwangju Mudeung Stadium, Gwangju

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September 17, 1988
Zambia  2–2  Iraq
Daejeon Hanbat Stadium, Daejeon

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September 19, 1988
Zambia  4–0  Italy
Gwangju Mudeung Stadium, Gwangju

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September 19, 1988
Iraq  3–0  Guatemala
Daejeon Hanbat Stadium, Daejeon

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September 21, 1988
Zambia  4–0  Guatemala
Gwangju Mudeung Stadium, Gwangju

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September 21, 1988
Iraq  0–2  Italy
Dongdaemun Stadium, Seoul

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Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Soviet Union 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 5
 Argentina 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 3
 South Korea 3 0 2 1 1 2 −1 2
 United States 3 0 2 1 3 5 −2 2
September 18, 1988
South Korea  0–0  Soviet Union
Busan Gudeok Stadium, Busan

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September 18, 1988
United States  1–1  Argentina
Daegu Civic Stadium, Daegu

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September 20, 1988
South Korea  0–0  United States
Busan Gudeok Stadium, Busan

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September 20, 1988
Argentina  1–2  Soviet Union
Daegu Civic Stadium, Daegu

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September 22, 1988
South Korea  1–2  Argentina
Busan Gudeok Stadium, Busan

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September 22, 1988
United States  2–4  Soviet Union
Daegu Civic Stadium, Daegu

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Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 3 3 0 0 9 1 +8 6
 Australia 3 2 0 1 2 3 −1 4
 Yugoslavia 3 1 0 2 4 4 0 2
 Nigeria 3 0 0 3 1 8 −7 0
September 18, 1988
Australia  1–0  Yugoslavia
Gwangju Mudeung Stadium, Gwangju

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September 18, 1988
Brazil  4–0  Nigeria
Daejeon Hanbat Stadium, Daejeon

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September 20, 1988
Nigeria  1–3  Yugoslavia
Daejeon Hanbat Stadium, Daejeon

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September 20, 1988
Australia  0–3  Brazil
Dongdaemun Stadium, Seoul

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September 22, 1988
Brazil  2–1  Yugoslavia
Daejeon Hanbat Stadium, Daejeon

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September 22, 1988
Australia  1–0  Nigeria
Dongdaemun Stadium, Seoul

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Knockout stage[edit]

Quarter finals Semi-finals Gold medal match
                   
September 25 - Daegu        
  Sweden  1
September 27 - Busan
  Italy (aet)  2  
  Italy  2
September 25 - Busan
      Soviet Union (aet)  3  
  Soviet Union  3
October 1 - Seoul
  Australia  0  
  Soviet Union (aet)  2
September 25 - Gwangju    
    Brazil  1
  Zambia  0
September 27 - Seoul
  West Germany  4  
  West Germany  1 (2) Bronze medal match
September 25 - Seoul
      Brazil  1 (3)   September 30 - Seoul
  Brazil  1
  Italy  0
  Argentina  0  
  West Germany  3
 

Quarter-finals[edit]

September 25, 1988
Sweden  1–2 (aet)  Italy
Daegu Civic Stadium, Daegu

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September 25, 1988
Soviet Union  3–0  Australia
Busan Gudeok Stadium, Busan

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September 25, 1988
West Germany  4–0  Zambia
Gwangju Mudeung Stadium, Gwangju

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September 25, 1988
Brazil  1–0  Argentina
Dongdaemun Stadium, Seoul

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Semi-finals[edit]

September 27, 1988
Soviet Union  3–2 (aet)  Italy
Busan Gudeok Stadium, Busan

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Attendance: 10,000

September 27, 1988
Brazil  1–1 (3-2p)  West Germany
Olympic Stadium, Seoul

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Attendance: 65,000

Bronze Medal match[edit]

September 30, 1988
Italy  0–3  West Germany
Olympic Stadium, Seoul

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Attendance: 61,000

Gold Medal match[edit]

October 1, 1988
Soviet Union  2–1 (aet)  Brazil
Olympic Stadium, Seoul

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Attendance: 74,000

Final ranking[edit]

[1]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Soviet Union (URS) 6 5 1 0 14 6 +8 11
2  Brazil (BRA) 6 4 1 1 12 4 +8 9
3  West Germany (FRG) 6 4 1 1 16 4 +12 9
4  Italy (ITA) 6 3 0 3 11 13 –2 6
5  Zambia (ZAM) 4 2 1 1 10 6 +4 5
6  Sweden (SWE) 4 2 1 1 7 5 +2 5
7  Australia (AUS) 4 2 0 2 2 6 –4 4
8  Argentina (ARG) 4 1 1 2 4 5 –1 3
9  Iraq (IRQ) 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 3
10  Yugoslavia (YUG) 3 1 0 2 4 4 0 2
11  South Korea (KOR) 3 0 2 1 1 2 –1 2
12  United States (USA) 3 0 2 1 3 5 −2 2
13  Tunisia (TUN) 3 0 2 1 3 6 −3 2
14  China (CHN) 3 0 1 2 0 5 –5 1
15  Nigeria (NGR) 3 0 0 3 1 8 –7 0
16  Guatemala (GUA) 3 0 0 3 2 12 –10 0

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Goalscorers[edit]

With seven goals, Romário of Brazil is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 95 goals were scored by 53 different players, with only one of them credited as own goal.

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tableso/ol1988f-det.html

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