|Teams||14 (from 5 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||8 (in 4 host cities)|
|Goals scored||123 (4.24 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Ferenc Bene (12 goals)|
The football competition at the 1964 Summer Olympics started on October 11 and ended on October 23. Only one event, the men's tournament, was contested. The tournament features 14 men's national teams from six continental confederations. The 14 teams are drawn into two groups of four and two groups of three 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 the Olympic Stadium on October 23, 1964. There was also three consolation matches played by losing quarter-finalists. The winner of these matches placed fifth in the tournament.
Regional qualifying tournaments were held. A riot in Lima during the decisive Peru–Argentina match resulted in 328 deaths.
16 teams qualified and were divided into 4 groups:
Two best teams of each group competed in the quarter-finals.
Italy and Korea D.P.R. withdrew: Italy because their team was not amateur, and North Korea because some Koreans were prevented from playing.
|Prince Chichibu Football Field (1)||National Olympic Stadium (2)||Komazawa Olympic Park Stadium (3)|
|Capacity: 17,569||Capacity: 71,556||Capacity: 20,780|
|Ōmiya Football Field (4)|
|Mitsuzawa Football Field (5)|
| Ferenc Bene |
| Jan Brumovský |
| Gerd Backhaus |
Note: Only players from the East Germany represented the joint Olympic team of East and West Germany.
| Creiniceanu 20'|
| Bauchspieß 7'|
Vogel 20', 63'
|Nayyerloo 59'||Report||González Dávila 54'|
|Frenzel 22'||Report||Pavlovici 27'|
| Barthels 37'|
|Bene 13', 38' (pen.), 70', 74', 78', 87'||Report|
| Samardžić 8'|
Belin 12', 59'
|United Arab Republic||3||1||1||1||12||6||+6||3|
|Brazil||1–1||United Arab Republic|
|Roberto 10'||Report||Shanin 88'|
| Lichtnégl 25'|
Mráz 32', 68'
Masný 43', 71'
|Report||Lee Yi-Woo 59'|
|Czechoslovakia||5–1||United Arab Republic|
| Vojta 5', 27'|
| Zé Roberto 30'|
Elizeu 44', 54'
|United Arab Republic||10–0||South Korea|
| Riad 14', 17', 40', 48', 72', 77'|
|Bulla 26'||Report||E. Acquah 80'|
| Sugiyama 54'|
|Report||Domínguez 24', 62'|
|Csernai 2', 84' (pen.)||Report|
|United Arab Republic||5–1||Ghana|
| Badawi 42', 61'|
El-Fanagily 69', 85'
|Hungary||6–0||United Arab Republic|
| Bene 7', 20', 66', 77'|
Komora 29', 58'
| Weiss 47' (o.g.)|
Played by losing quarter-finalists.
|Kamamoto 61'||Report|| Zambata 3', 5', 43', 63'|
Osim 28', 60'
|United Arab Republic||5|
|United Arab Republic||0|
|Yugoslavia||0||United Arab Republic||1|
With 12 goals, Ferenc Bene of Hungary is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 123 goals were scored by 56 different players, with only one of them credited as own goal.
|4||United Arab Republic||6||2||1||3||18||16||+2||5|
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