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 countryUnited States
Dates20 July – 3 August
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)5 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Nigeria
Runners-up Argentina
Third place Brazil
Fourth place Portugal
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored90 (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 Olympics, was hosted in Birmingham, Alabama, Washington, D.C., Orlando, Florida, Miami, Florida and Athens, Georgia.[1][2][3][4] From 1992 onwards, male competitors must be under 23 years old, with three over-23 players allowed per squad. The tournament 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 Sanford Stadium on August 3, 1996.[5]

Venues[edit]

Orlando Birmingham Miami
Citrus Bowl Legion Field Orange Bowl
Capacity: 65,000 Capacity: 81,700 Capacity: 74,476
Citrus Bowl aerial view.jpg Legion Field - with upper deck.jpg Orange Bowl.jpg
Athens Washington, D.C.
Sanford Stadium Robert F. Kennedy Stadium
Capacity: 86,100 Capacity: 56,500
Football game kickoff (Georgia vs South Carolina), Sanford Stadium, September 2007.jpg RFK Stadium aerial photo, 1988.JPEG

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
 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


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

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

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

United States 2 – 0 Tunisia
Kirovski Goal 38'
Maisonneuve Goal 90'
Report
Attendance: 45,687
Referee: Dallas (GBR)

Argentina 1 – 1 Tunisia
Ortega Goal 5' Report Mkacher Goal 74'
Attendance: 16,826
Referee: Un-Prasert (THA)

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


Spain 1 – 0 Saudi Arabia
Óscar Goal 80' Report
Attendance: 28,774
Referee: Collina (ITA)

France 2 – 0 Australia
Pires Goal 11'
Maurice Goal 74'
Report
Attendance: 14,322
Referee: Ruscio (ARG)

France 1 – 1 Spain
Legwinski Goal 38' Report Óscar Goal 80'
Attendance: 16,773
Referee: Un-Prasert (THA)

Australia 2 – 1 Saudi Arabia
Tsekenis Goal 11'
Viduka Goal 63'
Report Al-Khilaiwi Goal 37'
Attendance: 5,997
Referee: Baharmast (USA)

Spain 3 – 2 Australia
Raúl Goal 40', Goal 90'
Santi Goal 86'
Report Vidmar Goal 3', Goal 12'
Attendance: 12,050
Referee: Dallas (GBR)

France 2 – 1 Saudi Arabia
Maurice Goal 20' (pen.)
Sibierski Goal 49'
Report Anwar Goal 26'
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


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

Mexico 1 – 0 Italy
Palencia Goal 83' Report
Attendance: 44,211
Referee: Dallas (GBR)

Mexico 0 – 0 South Korea
Report
Attendance: 26,111
Referee: Bouchardeau (NIG)

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)

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

Italy 2 – 1 South Korea
Branca Goal 24', Goal 82' Report Lee Ki-Hyung Goal 62'
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


Japan 1 – 0 Brazil
Ito Goal 72' Report
Attendance: 46,713
Referee: Archundia (MEX)

Nigeria 1 – 0 Hungary
Kanu Goal 44' Report
Attendance: 25,303
Referee: Un-Prasert (THA)

Brazil 3 – 1 Hungary
Ronaldo Goal 35'
Juninho Goal 61'
Bebeto Goal 84'
Report Madar Goal 58'
Attendance: 34,871
Referee: Al-Ghandour (EGY)

Nigeria 2 – 0 Japan
Tadahiro Akiba Goal 83' (o.g.)
Okocha Goal 90' (pen.)
Report
Attendance: 22,734
Referee: Collina (ITA)

Brazil 1 – 0 Nigeria
Ronaldo Goal 30' Report
Attendance: 55,650
Referee: Baharmast (USA)

Japan 3 – 2 Hungary
Maezono Goal 39' (pen.), Goal 91'
Uemura Goal 90'
Report Sandor Goal 2'
Madar Goal 48'
Attendance: 20,834
Referee: Bouchardeau (NIG)

Knockout stage[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
July 27 – Miami
 
 
 Portugal (asdet)2
 
July 30 – Athens, Georgia
 
 France1
 
 Portugal0
 
July 27 – Birmingham
 
 Argentina2
 
 Argentina4
 
August 3 – Athens
 
 Spain0
 
 Argentina2
 
July 28 – Birmingham
 
 Nigeria3
 
 Mexico0
 
July 31 – Athens, Georgia
 
 Nigeria2
 
 Nigeria (asdet)4
 
July 28 – Miami
 
 Brazil3 Bronze medal match
 
 Brazil4
 
August 2 – Athens
 
 Ghana2
 
 Portugal0
 
 
 Brazil5
 
Quarter-finals[edit]
Portugal 2 – 1 (asdet) France
Capucho Goal 7'
Calado Golden goal 105'  (pen.)
Report Maurice Goal 49' (pen.)
Attendance: 22,339
Referee: Collina (ITA)

Argentina 4 – 0 Spain
Crespo Goal 47', Goal 88' (pen.)
Aranzábal Goal 52' (o.g.)
C. López Goal 66'
Report
Attendance: 43,507
Referee: Al-Ghandour (EGY)

Mexico 0 – 2 Nigeria
Report Okocha Goal 20'
C. Babayaro Goal 84'
Attendance: 44,788
Referee: Al Mehannah (KSA)

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

Semi-finals[edit]
Portugal 0 – 2 Argentina
Report Crespo Goal 55', Goal 61'
Attendance: 78,212
Referee: Baharmast (USA)

Nigeria 4 – 3 (asdet) Brazil
Roberto Carlos Goal 20' (o.g.)
Ikpeba Goal 78'
Kanu Goal 90', Golden goal 94'
Report Flavio Conceição Goal 1', Goal 38'
Bebeto Goal 28'
Attendance: 78,587
Referee: Garcia Aranda (ESP)

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

Gold Medal match[edit]
Nigeria 3 – 2 Argentina
Babayaro Goal 28'
Amokachi Goal 74'
Amunike Goal 90'
Report C. López Goal 3'
Crespo Goal 50' (pen.)
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 8
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

Goalscorers[edit]

With six goals, Hernán Crespo of Argentina and Bebeto of Brazil are the top scorers in the tournament. In total, 90 goals were scored by 55 different players, with four of them credited as own goals.

6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own 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.
  5. ^ "Football at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 3 November 2018.

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