Football at the 1992 Summer Olympics

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Football at the 1992 Summer Olympics
Tournament details
Host countrySpain
Dates24 July – 8 August
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)5 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Spain (1st title)
Runners-up Poland
Third place Ghana
Fourth place Australia
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored87 (2.72 per match)
Top scorer(s)Poland Andrzej Juskowiak (7 goals)
1988
1996

The football competition at the 1992 Summer Olympics was the first Under-23 competition. The competition features 16 men's national teams from the 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 Camp Nou on 8 August 1992.[1]

Notably, these were the first matches played with football's new back-pass rule.[2]

Qualification[edit]

The following 16 teams qualified for the 1992 Olympic men's football tournament:

Means of qualification Berths Qualified
Host nation 1  Spain
AFC Preliminary Competition 3  Qatar
 South Korea
 Kuwait
CAF Preliminary Competition 3  Egypt
 Ghana
 Morocco
1992 CONCACAF Pre-Olympic Tournament 2  Mexico
 United States
1992 CONMEBOL Pre-Olympic Tournament 2  Colombia
 Paraguay
1991 OFC Pre-Olympic Tournament 1  Australia
1992 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship 4  Italy
 Sweden
 Denmark
 Poland
Total 16

Venues[edit]

Barcelona Barcelona Valencia
Camp Nou Estadi de Sarrià Estadio Luis Casanova
Capacity: 100,000 Capacity: 42,000 Capacity: 50,000
Camp Nou aerial (cropped).jpg Sarrià.jpg Mestalla trofeu taronja 120811.jpg
Sabadell
Estadi de la Nova Creu Alta
Capacity: 16,000
Estadinovacreualta 2.jpg
Zaragoza
Estadio La Romareda
Capacity: 43,000
La Romareda en día de partido.jpg

Match officials[edit]

Squads[edit]

Final tournament[edit]

First round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Poland 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 5
 Italy 3 2 0 1 3 4 −1 4
 United States 3 1 1 1 6 5 +1 3
 Kuwait 3 0 0 3 1 6 −5 0
Italy 2–1 United States
Melli Goal 15'
Albertini Goal 22'
Report Moore Goal 65'
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Manuel Díaz Vega (ESP)

Poland 2–0 Kuwait
Juskowiak Goal 7'80' Report
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Juan Francisco Escobar (PAR)

United States 3–1 Kuwait
Brose Goal 56'
Lagos Goal 79'
Snow Goal 85'
Report Marwi Goal 16'
Attendance: 4,500
Referee: Lim Kee Chong (MRI)

Italy 0–3 Poland
Report Juskowiak Goal 5'
Staniek Goal 48'
Mielcarski Goal 90'
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Philip Don (GBR)

United States 2–2 Poland
Imler Goal 20'
Snow Goal 85'
Report Koźmiński Goal 31'
Juskowiak Goal 40'
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Lim Kee Chong (MRI)

Italy 1–0 Kuwait
Melli Goal 10' Report
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Arturo Brizio Carter (MEX)

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 3 3 0 0 8 0 +8 6
 Qatar 3 1 1 1 2 3 −1 3
 Egypt 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 2
 Colombia 3 0 1 2 4 9 −5 1
Spain 4–0 Colombia
Guardiola Goal 10'
Kiko Goal 37'
Berges Goal 41'
Luis Enrique Goal 69'
Report
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Merk (GER)

Egypt 0–1 Qatar
Report Mustafa Goal 74'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Don (GBR)

Spain 2–0 Egypt
Solozábal Goal 55'
Soler Goal 70'
Report
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Rezende de Freitas (BRA)

Colombia 1–1 Qatar
Aristizábal Goal 62' Report Soufi Goal 89'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Brizio Carter (MEX)

Spain 2–0 Qatar
Alfonso Goal 40'
Kiko Goal 60'
Report
Attendance: 19,300
Referee: Angeles (USA)

Colombia 3–4 Egypt
Gaviria Goal 9'84'
Pacheco Goal 14'
Report Youssef Goal 27'
El-Masry Goal 47'
Khashaba Goal 91'94'
Attendance: 4,500
Referee: Bujsaim (UAE)

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Sweden 3 1 2 0 5 1 +4 4
 Paraguay 3 1 2 0 3 1 +2 4
 South Korea 3 0 3 0 2 2 0 3
 Morocco 3 0 1 2 2 8 −6 1
Sweden 0–0 Paraguay
Report
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Spassov (BUL)

Morocco 1–1 South Korea
Bahja Goal 64' Report Jung Kwang-seok Goal 73'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Angeles (USA)

Sweden 4–0 Morocco
Brolin Goal 14'69'
Mild Goal 20'
Rödlund Goal 57'
Report
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Torres Cadena (COL)

Paraguay 0–0 South Korea
Report
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Sendid (ALG)

Sweden 1–1 South Korea
Rödlund Goal 52' Report Seo Jung-won Goal 28'
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Díaz Vega (ESP)

Paraguay 3–1 Morocco
Arce Goal 43'
Caballero Goal 57'
Gamarra Goal 70'
Report Naybet Goal 87'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Merk (GER)

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Ghana 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 4
 Australia 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 3
 Mexico 3 0 3 0 3 3 0 3
 Denmark 3 0 2 1 1 4 −3 2
Denmark 1–1 Mexico
Thomsen Goal 85' Report Rotllán Goal 39' (pen.)
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Fabio Baldas (Italy)

Ghana 3–1 Australia
Gargo Goal 12'
Ayew Goal 83'89'
Report Vidmar Goal 91'

Denmark 0–0 Ghana
Report

Mexico 1–1 Australia
Castañeda Goal 63' Report Arambasic Goal 20'
Attendance: 10,000

Denmark 0–3 Australia
Report Markovski Goal 32'
Mori Goal 60'
Vidmar Goal 75'
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Fabio Baldas (Italy)

Mexico 1–1 Ghana
Rotllán Goal 30' Report Ayew Goal 79'
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: José Torres Cadena (COL)

Knockout stage[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
August 1 - Valencia
 
 
 Spain1
 
August 5 - Valencia
 
 Italy0
 
 Spain2
 
August 1 - Barcelona (Camp Nou)
 
 Ghana0
 
 Paraguay2
 
August 8 - Barcelona (Camp Nou)
 
 Ghana (aet)4
 
 Spain3
 
August 2 - Zaragoza
 
 Poland2
 
 Poland2
 
August 5 - Barcelona (Camp Nou)
 
 Qatar0
 
 Poland6
 
August 2 - Barcelona (Camp Nou)
 
 Australia1 Bronze medal match
 
 Sweden1
 
August 7 - Barcelona (Camp Nou)
 
 Australia2
 
 Ghana1
 
 
 Australia0
 

Quarter-finals[edit]

Spain 1–0 Italy
Kiko Goal 38' Report
Attendance: 28,000
Referee: Rezende de Freitas (BRA)

Poland 2–0 Qatar
Kowalczyk Goal 42'
Jałocha Goal 74'
Report
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Sendid (ALG)

Paraguay 2–4 (a.e.t.) Ghana
Acheampong Goal 78' (o.g.)
Campos Goal 81'
Report Ayew Goal 17'55'121'
Rahman Goal 114'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Bujsaim (UAE)

Sweden 1–2 Australia
Andersson Goal 60' Report Markovski Goal 30'
Murphy Goal 53'
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Brizio Carter (MEX)

Semi-finals[edit]

Spain 2–0 Ghana
Abelardo Goal 25'
Berges Goal 55'
Report
Attendance: 36,000
Referee: Brizio Carter (MEX)

Poland 6–1 Australia
Kowalczyk Goal 27'88'
Juskowiak Goal 43'52'78'
Murphy Goal 67' (o.g.)
Report Veart Goal 35'
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Rezende de Freitas (BRA)

Bronze Medal match[edit]

Australia 0–1 Ghana
Report Asare Goal 19'
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Díaz Vega (ESP)

Gold Medal match[edit]

Poland 2–3 Spain
Kowalczyk Goal 44'
Staniek Goal 76'
Report Abelardo Goal 65'
Kiko Goal 72'90'
Attendance: 95,000
Referee: Torres Cadena (COL)

Medal winners[edit]

Goalscorers[edit]

With seven goals, Andrzej Juskowiak of Poland is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 87 goals were scored by 57 different players, with two of them credited as own goals.

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

Final ranking[edit]

[3]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Spain (ESP) 6 6 0 0 14 2 +12 12
2  Poland (POL) 6 4 1 1 17 6 +11 9
3  Ghana (GHA) 6 3 2 1 9 6 +3 8
4  Australia (AUS) 6 2 1 3 8 12 –4 5
5  Italy (ITA) 4 2 0 2 3 5 -2 4
6  Sweden (SWE) 4 1 2 1 6 3 +3 4
7  Paraguay (PAR) 4 1 2 1 5 5 0 4
8  Qatar (QAT) 4 1 1 2 2 5 -3 3
9  United States (USA) 3 1 1 1 6 5 +1 3
10  Mexico (MEX) 3 0 3 0 3 3 0 3
11  South Korea (KOR) 3 0 3 0 2 2 0 3
12  Egypt (EGY) 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 2
13  Denmark (DEN) 3 0 2 1 1 4 −3 2
14  Colombia (COL) 3 0 1 2 4 9 –5 1
15  Morocco (MAR) 3 0 1 2 2 8 –6 1
16  Kuwait (KUW) 3 0 0 3 1 6 –5 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  2. ^ Miller, Nick (18 February 2015). "Who was the last goalkeeper to legally pick up a backpass?". the Guardian. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  3. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tableso/ol1992f-det.html

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