Football at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament

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Football at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament
Tournament details
Host country United States
Dates 20 July – 3 August
Teams 16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Nigeria
Runners-up  Argentina
Third place  Brazil
Fourth place Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 90 (2.81 per match)
Top scorer(s) Argentina Hernán Crespo
Brazil Bebeto (6 goals)
1992
2000

The 1996 Men's Olympic Football Tournament, played as part of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games, was hosted in Birmingham, Alabama, Washington, D.C, Orlando, Florida, Miami, Florida, Athens, Georgia and Tampa, Florida.[1][2][3][4] From 1996 male competitors must be under 23 years old, 23 years old players with three over-23 players allowed per squad.

Medal winners[edit]

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
NigeriaNigeria ArgentinaArgentina BrazilBrazil

Qualification[edit]

The following 16 teams qualified for the 1996 Olympic men's football tournament:

Means of qualification Berths Qualified
Host nation 1  United States
AFC Preliminary Competition 3  South Korea (winner)
 Japan (runner-up)
 Saudi Arabia (third-place)
CAF Preliminary Competition 3  Ghana
 Tunisia
 Nigeria
CONCACAF Preliminary Competition 1  Mexico (winner)
1996 CONMEBOL Pre-Olympic Tournament 2  Brazil (winner)
 Argentina (runner-up)
OFC Preliminary Competition 1  Australia
1996 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship 5  Italy (winner)
 Spain (runner-up)
 France (third-place)
 Hungary (5th)
 Portugal (6th)
Total 16

Match officials[edit]

Squads[edit]

Tournament details[edit]

First round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Argentina 3 1 2 0 5 3 +2 5
Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 5
 United States 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
 Tunisia 3 0 1 2 1 5 −4 1


July 20, 1996
15:00
Portugal  2 – 0  Tunisia
Martins Goal 13', Goal 68' Report
RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 34,796
Referee: Pereira (BRA)

July 20, 1996
19.30
United States  1 – 3  Argentina
Reyna Goal 1' Report G. López Goal 26'
Crespo Goal 55'
Simeone Goal 90'
Legion Field, Birmingham
Attendance: 83,183
Referee: Bouchardeau (NIG)

July 22, 1996
19:30
Argentina  1 – 1  Portugal
Ortega Goal 45' Report Nuno Gomes Goal 70'
RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 25,811
Referee: Al Mehannah (KSA)

July 22, 1996
19:30
United States  2 – 0  Tunisia
Kirovski Goal 38'
Maisonneuve Goal 90'
Report
Legion Field, Birmingham
Attendance: 45,687
Referee: Dallas (GBR)

July 24, 1996
19.30
Argentina  1 – 1  Tunisia
Ortega Goal 5' Report M'Kacher Goal 74'
Legion Field, Birmingham
Attendance: 16,826
Referee: Un-Prasert (THA)

July 24, 1996
19:30
United States  1 – 1  Portugal
Maisonneuve Goal 75' Report Paulo Alves Goal 33'
RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 58,012
Referee: Lennie (AUS)

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 France 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7
 Spain 3 2 1 0 5 3 +2 7
 Australia 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 3
 Saudi Arabia 3 0 0 3 2 5 −3 0


July 20, 1996
18:30
Spain  1 – 0  Saudi Arabia
Óscar Goal 80' Report
Citrus Bowl, Orlando
Attendance: 28,774
Referee: Collina (ITA)

July 20, 1996
18:30
France  2 – 0  Australia
Pirès Goal 11'
Maurice Goal 74'
Report
Orange Bowl, Miami
Attendance: 14,322
Referee: Ruscio (ARG)

July 22, 1996
19:00
France  1 – 1  Spain
Legwinski Goal 38' Report Óscar Goal 80'
Citrus Bowl, Orlando
Attendance: 16,773
Referee: Un-Prasert (THA)

July 22, 1996
19:00
Australia  2 – 1  Saudi Arabia
Tsekenis Goal 11'
Viduka Goal 63'
Report Al-Khilaiwi Goal 37'
Orange Bowl, Miami
Attendance: 5,997
Referee: Baharmast (USA)

July 24, 1996
19:00
Spain  3 – 2  Australia
Raúl Goal 40', Goal 90'
Santi Goal 86'
Report Vidmar Goal 3', Goal 12'
Citrus Bowl, Orlando
Attendance: 12,050
Referee: Dallas (GBR)

July 24, 1996
19:00
France  2 – 1  Saudi Arabia
Maurice Goal 20' (pen.)
Sibierski Goal 49'
Report Amin Goal 26'
Orange Bowl, Miami
Attendance: 4,615
Referee: Archundia (MEX)

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Mexico 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
 Ghana 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
 South Korea 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
 Italy 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1 3


July 21, 1996
12.00
South Korea  1 – 0  Ghana
Yoon Jung-Hwan Goal 41' (pen.) Report
RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 45,946
Referee: Lennie (AUS)

July 21, 1996
17.00
Mexico  1 – 0  Italy
Palencia Goal 83' Report
Legion Field, Birmingham
Attendance: 44,211
Referee: Dallas (GBR)

July 23, 1996
20.00
Mexico  0 – 0  South Korea
Report
Legion Field, Birmingham
Attendance: 26,111
Referee: Bouchardeau (NIG)

July 23, 1996
21.00
Ghana  3 – 2  Italy
Sabah Goal 15', Goal 74'
Ahinful Goal 63' (pen.)
Report Branca Goal 8', Goal 44' (pen.)
RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 27,849
Referee: Garcia Aranda (ESP)

July 25, 1996
21.00
Mexico  1 – 1  Ghana
Abundis Goal 65' Report Ebenzer Goal 44'
RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 30,237
Referee: Pereira (BRA)

July 25, 1996
21.00
Italy  2 – 1  South Korea
Branca Goal 24', Goal 82' Report Lee Ki-Hyung Goal 62'
Legion Field, Birmingham
Attendance: 28,319
Referee: Ruscio (ARG)

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6
 Nigeria 3 2 0 1 3 1 +2 6
 Japan 3 2 0 1 4 4 0 6
 Hungary 3 0 0 3 3 7 −4 0


July 21, 1996
18:30
Japan  1 – 0  Brazil
Ito Goal 72' Report
Orange Bowl, Miami
Attendance: 46,713
Referee: Archundia (MEX)

July 21, 1996
18:30
Nigeria  1 – 0  Hungary
Kanu Goal 44' Report
Citrus Bowl, Orlando
Attendance: 25,303
Referee: Un-Prasert (THA)

July 23, 1996
20:30
Brazil  3 – 1  Hungary
Ronaldo Goal 35'
Juninho Goal 61'
Bebeto Goal 84'
Report Madar Goal 58'
Orange Bowl, Miami
Attendance: 34,871
Referee: Al-Ghandour (EGY)

July 23, 1996
20:30
Nigeria  2 – 0  Japan
Babangida Goal 82'
Okocha Goal 90' (pen.)
Report
Citrus Bowl, Orlando
Attendance: 22,734
Referee: Collina (ITA)

July 25, 1996
21:00
Brazil  1 – 0  Nigeria
Ronaldo Goal 30' Report
Orange Bowl, Miami
Attendance: 55,650
Referee: Baharmast (USA)

July 25, 1996
21:00
Japan  3 – 2  Hungary
Maezono Goal 39' (pen.), Goal 91'
Uemura Goal 90'
Report Sandor Goal 2''
Madar Goal 48''
Citrus Bowl, Orlando
Attendance: 20,834
Referee: Bouchardeau (NIG)

Knockout stage[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
July 27 - Miami        
 Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal (ASDET)  2
July 30 - Athens, Georgia
  France  1  
 Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal  0
July 27 - Birmingham
    Argentina  2  
  Argentina  4
August 3 - Athens
  Spain  0  
  Argentina  2
July 28 - Birmingham
    Nigeria  3
  Mexico  0
July 31 - Athens, Georgia
  Nigeria  2  
  Nigeria (ASDET)  4 Third place
July 28 - Miami
    Brazil  3  
  Brazil  4  Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal  0
  Ghana  2     Brazil  5
August 2 - Athens
Quarter-finals[edit]
July 27, 1996
18:00
Portugal  2 – 1 (ASDET)  France
Capucho Goal 7'
Calado Golden goal in the 105th minute 105'  (pen.)
Report Maurice Goal 49'
Orange Bowl, Miami
Attendance: 22,339
Referee: Collina (ITA)

July 27, 1996
19:30
Argentina  4 – 0  Spain
Crespo Goal 47', Goal 88'
Aranzábal Goal 52' (o.g.)
C. López Goal 66'
Report
Legion Field, Birmingham
Attendance: 43,507
Referee: Al-Ghandour (EGY)

July 28, 1996
16:00
Mexico  0 – 2  Nigeria
Report Okocha Goal 20'
C. Babayaro Goal 84'
Legion Field, Birmingham
Attendance: 44,788
Referee: Al Mehannah (KSA)

July 28, 1996
18:00
Brazil  4 – 2  Ghana
Duodu Goal 18' (o.g.)
Ronaldo Goal 56', Goal 62'
Bebeto Goal 72''
Report Akonnor Goal 23'
Aboagye Goal 53'
Orange Bowl, Miami
Attendance: 45,257
Referee: Un-Prasert (THA)

Semi-finals[edit]
July 30, 1996
18:00
Portugal  0 – 2  Argentina
Report Crespo Goal 55', Goal 61'
Sanford Stadium, Athens
Attendance: 78,212
Referee: Baharmast (USA)

July 31, 1996
18:00
Nigeria  4 – 3 (ASDET)  Brazil
Roberto Carlos Goal 20' (o.g.)
Ikpeba Goal 78'
Kanu Goal 90', Golden goal in the 94th minute 94'
Report Flavio Conceição 1', 38'
Bebeto Goal 28'
Sanford Stadium, Athens
Attendance: 78,587
Referee: Garcia Aranda (ESP)

Bronze Medal match[edit]
August 2, 1996
18:00
Brazil  5 – 0  Portugal
Ronaldo Goal 4'
Flavio Conceição Goal 10'
Bebeto Goal 46', Goal 53', Goal 74'
Report
Sanford Stadium, Athens
Attendance: 68,173
Referee: Al-Ghandour (EGY)

Gold Medal match[edit]
August 3, 1996
15:45
Nigeria  3 – 2  Argentina
Babayaro Goal 28'
Amokachi Goal 74'
Amuneke Goal 90'
Report C. López Goal 3'
Crespo Goal 50' (pen.)
Sanford Stadium, Athens
Attendance: 86,117
Referee: Collina (ITA)

Final ranking[edit]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Nigeria (NGR) 6 5 0 1 12 6 +6 15
2  Argentina (ARG) 6 3 2 1 13 6 +7 11
3  Brazil (BRA) 6 4 0 2 16 8 +8 12
4  Portugal (POR) 6 2 2 2 6 10 –4 9
5  France (FRA) 4 2 1 1 6 4 +2 7
6  Spain (ESP) 4 2 1 1 5 7 -2 7
7  Mexico (MEX) 4 1 2 1 2 3 -1 5
8  Ghana (GHA) 4 1 1 2 6 8 –2 4
9  Japan (JPN) 3 2 0 1 4 4 0 6
10  United States (USA) 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
11  South Korea (KOR) 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
12  Italy (ITA) 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1 3
13  Australia (AUS) 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 3
14  Tunisia (TUN) 3 0 1 2 1 5 –4 1
15  Saudi Arabia (KSA) 3 0 0 3 2 5 –3 0
16  Hungary (HUN) 3 0 0 3 3 7 –4 0

Top scorers[edit]

Six goals
Five goals
Four goals
Three goals

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The inside story of Nigeria's Atlanta '96 gold medal - SuperSport - Football". SuperSport. 2012-07-25. Retrieved 2013-12-07. 
  2. ^ Penner, Mike (1996-08-01). "Defense Rests for a Stunned Brazil - Los Angeles Times". Articles.latimes.com. Retrieved 2013-12-07. 
  3. ^ Penner, Mike (1996-08-04). "Nigeria's Eagles Catch Argentina in Its Own Trap - Los Angeles Times". Articles.latimes.com. Retrieved 2013-12-07. 
  4. ^ "Soccer : Results : Men's Competition Notebook". Usatoday30.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2013-12-07. 

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