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Football at the 1984 Summer Olympics

1984 Olympic Football Tournament
Games of the XXIII Olympiad - Los Angeles 1984
Tournament details
Host country United States
Dates July 29 – August 11
Teams 16 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s) 4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  France (1st title)
Runners-up  Brazil
Third place  Yugoslavia
Fourth place  Italy
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 84 (2.63 per match)
Attendance 1,425,181 (44,537 per match)
Top scorer(s) Daniel Xuereb
Borislav Cvetković
Stjepan Deverić (5 goals)

The association football tournament at the 1984 Summer Olympics started on July 29 and ended on August 11. It featured only a men's tournament, as women's football had yet to become an Olympic event. It was the first Olympic football competition in which professionals were allowed. Until then, the amateur-only rule had heavily favored socialist countries from Eastern Europe whose players were professionals in all but name. However, as agreed with FIFA to preserve the primacy of the World Cup, the Olympic competition was restricted to players with no more than five "A" caps at tournament start, regardless of age.

The football tournament was held in four venues:

The Gold Medal game between France and Brazil at the Rose Bowl attracted an Olympic Games football attendance record of 101,799. Until 2014 this remained the record attendance for a football game in the United States. This broke the previous Olympics record attendance of 100,000 set at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia for the corresponding game of the 1956 Olympic Games played between the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia. The Rose Bowl attendance would remain the Olympic record until 104,098 attended the Gold Medal game of the 2000 Summer Olympics between Cameroon and Spain at the Stadium Australia in Sydney.

The attendance also stood as the highest for a football game in the United States until 109,318 saw Manchester United defeat Real Madrid during the 2014 International Champions Cup at the Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor.

Contents

  • Qualification 1
  • Men's competition 2
    • Medalists 2.1
  • Match officials 3
  • Squads 4
  • Final tournament 5
    • First round 5.1
      • Group A 5.1.1
      • Group B 5.1.2
      • Group C 5.1.3
      • Group D 5.1.4
    • Knockout stages 5.2
      • Quarter-finals 5.2.1
      • Semi-finals 5.2.2
      • Bronze Medal match 5.2.3
      • Gold Medal match 5.2.4
  • Goalscorers 6
  • Final ranking 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9

Qualification

Sixteen teams qualified for the Olympic tournament after continental qualifying rounds. Three Warsaw Pact countries had qualified but withdrew as part of the Soviet-led boycott. They were replaced as follows:

Men's competition

Medalists

Match officials

Squads

Final tournament

First round

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 France 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1 4
 Chile 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 4
 Norway 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 3
 Qatar 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1


July 29, 1984
19:30
Norway  0 – 0  Chile
Report
Harvard Stadium, Boston
Attendance: 25.000
Referee: Socha (USA)

July 29, 1984
19:30
France  2 – 2  Qatar
Garande  43'
Xuereb  61'
Report Al-Muhannadi  55',  60'
Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis
Attendance: 29.240
Referee: Filho (BRA)

July 31, 1984
19:00
Norway  1 – 2  France
Ahlsen  33' Report Brisson  5',  56'
Harvard Stadium, Boston
Attendance: 27.832
Referee: Roth (FRG)

July 31, 1984
19:00
Chile  1 – 0  Qatar
Baeza  52' Report
Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis
Attendance: 14.508
Referee: Siles (CRC)

August 2, 1984
19:00
Qatar  0 – 2  Norway
Report Vaadal  21',  52'
Harvard Stadium, Boston
Attendance: 17.529
Referee: Kalombo (MWI)

August 2, 1984
19:00
Chile  1 – 1  France
Santis  9' Report Lemoult  50'
Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis
Attendance: 28.114
Referee: Keizer (NED)

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Yugoslavia 3 3 0 0 7 3 +4 6
 Canada 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 3
 Cameroon 3 1 0 2 3 5 −2 2
 Iraq 3 0 1 2 3 6 −3 1


July 30, 1984
19:30
Canada  1 – 1  Iraq
Gray  70' Report Saeed  83'
Harvard Stadium, Boston
Attendance: 16.730
Referee: Díaz (COL)

July 30, 1984
19:00
Yugoslavia  2 – 1  Cameroon
Nikolić  39'
Cvetković  70'
Report Milla  32'
Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis
Attendance: 15.010
Referee: Keizer (NED)

August 1, 1984
19:00
Cameroon  1 – 0  Iraq
Bahoken  7' Report
Harvard Stadium, Boston
Attendance: 20.000
Referee: Socha (USA)

August 1, 1984
19:00
Yugoslavia  1 – 0  Canada
Nikolić  76' Report
Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis
Attendance: 20.000
Referee: Hossameldin (EGY)

August 3, 1984
19:00
Cameroon  1 – 3  Canada
Mfédé  76' Report Mitchell  43',  82'
Vrablic  72'
Harvard Stadium, Boston
Attendance: 27.621
Referee: Barbaresco (ITA)

August 3, 1984
19:00
Iraq  2 – 4  Yugoslavia
Saeed  17'
Shihab  43'
Report Deverić  55',  76',  87'
Nikolić  86'
Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis
Attendance: 24.430
Referee: Sano (JPN)

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 3 3 0 0 6 1 +5 6
 West Germany 3 2 0 1 8 1 +7 4
 Morocco 3 1 0 2 1 4 −3 2
 Saudi Arabia 3 0 0 3 1 10 −9 0


July 30, 1984
19:30
West Germany  2 – 0  Morocco
Rahn  43'
Brehme  52'
Report
Stanford Stadium, Stanford
Attendance: 23.228
Referee: Evangelista (CAN)

July 30, 1984
19:00
Brazil  3 – 1  Saudi Arabia
Gilmar Popoca  12'
Silvinho  50'
Dunga  59'
Report Abdullah  69'
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 40.799
Referee: McGinlay (GBR)

August 1, 1984
19:00
Brazil  1 – 0  West Germany
Gilmar Popoca  86' Report
Stanford Stadium, Stanford
Attendance: 75.239
Referee: Cha (KOR)

August 1, 1984
19:00
Morocco  1 – 0  Saudi Arabia
Merry  72' Report
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 36.909
Referee: Sostarić (YUG)

August 3, 1984
19:00
Saudi Arabia  0 – 6  West Germany
Report Schreier  8',  66'
Bommer  22',  72'
Rahn  24'
Mill  32'
Stanford Stadium, Stanford
Attendance: 26.242
Referee: Igna (ROU)

August 3, 1984
19:00
Morocco  0 – 2  Brazil
Report Dunga  64'
Kita  70'
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 49.355
Referee: Sánchez (ESP)

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Italy 3 2 0 1 2 1 +1 4
 Egypt 3 1 1 1 5 3 +2 3
 United States 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 3
 Costa Rica 3 1 0 2 2 7 −5 2


July 29, 1984
19:30
United States  3 – 0  Costa Rica
Davis  23',  86'
Willrich  35'
Report
Stanford Stadium, Stanford
Attendance: 78.000
Referee: Quiniou (FRA)

July 29, 1984
19:30
Italy  1 – 0  Egypt
Serena  63' Report
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 37.430
Referee: Castro (CHI)

July 31, 1984
19:00
Egypt  4 – 1  Costa Rica
Khatib  32'
Abdelghani  35'
Soliman  62'
Gadallah  71'
Report Coronado  87'
Stanford Stadium, Stanford
Attendance: 20.645
Referee: Ramírez (MEX)

July 31, 1984
19:00
Italy  1 – 0  United States
Baresi  58' Report
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 63.624
Referee: Al-Salmi (KUW)

August 2, 1984
19:00
Egypt  1 – 1  United States
Soliman  27' Report Thompson  8'
Stanford Stadium, Stanford
Attendance: 54.973
Referee: Romero (ARG)

August 2, 1984
19:00
Costa Rica  1 – 0  Italy
Rivers  33' Report
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 41.291
Referee: Tesfaye (ETH)

Knockout stages

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
August 5 – Pasadena, CA        
  France  2
August 8 – Pasadena, CA
  Egypt  0  
  France (aet)  4
August 6 – Pasadena, CA
      Yugoslavia  2  
  Yugoslavia  5
August 11 – Pasadena, CA
  West Germany  2  
  France  2
August 5 – Stanford, CA    
    Brazil  0
  Italy (aet)  1
August 8 – Stanford, CA
  Chile  0  
  Italy  1 Bronze medal match
August 6 – Stanford, CA
      Brazil (aet)  2   August 10 – Pasadena, CA
  Brazil (pen)  1 (4)
  Yugoslavia  2
  Canada  1 (2)  
  Italy  1
 

Quarter-finals

August 5, 1984
15:00
Italy  1 – 0 (aet)  Chile
Vignola  95' Report
Stanford Stadium, Stanford
Attendance: 67.349
Referee: McGinlay (GBR)

August 5, 1984
19:00
France  2 – 0  Egypt
Xuereb  29',  52' Report
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 66.228
Referee: Cha (KOR)

August 6, 1984
17:00
Brazil  1 – 1 (aet)  Canada
Gilmar Popoca  72' Report Mitchell  58'
  Penalties  
Gilmar
Kita
Ademir
André Luiz
4 – 2 Wilson
Mitchell
Bridge
Gray
Stanford Stadium, Stanford
Attendance: 36.150
Referee: Siles (CRC)

August 6, 1984
19:00
Yugoslavia  5 – 2  West Germany
Cvetković  21',  58',  70'
Radanović  27'
Gračan  46' (pen)
Report Bommer  1'
Bockenfeld  28'
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 58.439
Referee: Romero (ARG)

Semi-finals

August 8, 1984
18:15
France  4 – 2 (aet)  Yugoslavia
Bijotat  7'
Jeannol  15'
Lacombe  96'
Xuereb  119'
Report Cvetković  63'
Deverić  74'
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 97.451
Referee: Ramírez (MEX)

August 8, 1984
20:30
Italy  1 – 2 (aet)  Brazil
Fanna  62' Report Gilmar Popoca  53'
Ronaldo  95'
Stanford Stadium, Stanford
Attendance: 83.642
Referee: Socha (USA)

Bronze Medal match

August 10, 1984
19:00
Yugoslavia  2 – 1  Italy
Baljić  59'
Deverić  81'
Report Vignola  27' (pen)
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 100.374
Referee: McGinlay (GBR)

Gold Medal match

August 11, 1984
19:00
France  2 – 0  Brazil
Brisson  55'
Xuereb  60'
Report
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 101.799
Referee: Keizer (NED)


 1984 Olympic Champions 

France
First title

Goalscorers

With five goals, Daniel Xuereb of France, Borislav Cvetković and Stjepan Deverić of Yugoslavia are the top scorers in the tournament. In total, 84 goals were scored by 52 different players, with none of them credited as own goal.

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Final ranking

[1]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  France (FRA) 6 4 2 0 13 6 +7 10
2  Brazil (BRA) 6 4 1 1 9 5 +4 9
3  Yugoslavia (YUG) 6 5 0 1 16 10 +6 10
4  Italy (ITA) 6 3 0 3 5 5 0 6
5  West Germany (FRG) 4 2 0 2 10 6 +4 4
6  Canada (CAN) 4 1 2 1 5 4 +1 4
7  Chile (CHI) 4 1 2 1 2 2 0 4
8  Egypt (EGY) 4 1 1 2 5 5 0 3
9  United States (USA) 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 3
10  Norway (NOR) 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 3
11  Cameroon (CMR) 3 1 0 2 3 5 -2 2
12  Morocco (MAR) 3 1 0 2 1 4 -3 2
13  Costa Rica (CRC) 3 1 0 2 2 7 -5 2
14  Iraq (IRQ) 3 0 1 2 3 6 –3 1
15  Qatar (QAT) 3 0 1 2 2 5 –3 1
16  Saudi Arabia (KSA) 3 0 0 3 1 10 –9 0

References

  1. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tableso/ol1984f-det.html

External links

  • Olympic Football Tournament Los Angeles 1984, FIFA.com
  • RSSSF Summary
  • FIFA Technical Report
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