|Teams||16 (from 5 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||4 (in 4 host cities)|
|Goals scored||116 (3.63 per match)|
The 1968 Olympic football tournament was played as part of the 1968 Summer Olympics . The tournament features 16 men's national teams from five 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 the Azteca Stadium on 26 October 1968. This was the first time an Asian team won a medal, Japan claiming bronze.
|Estadio Azteca||Estadio Cuauhtémoc||Estadio Jalisco||Estadio León|
|Capacity: 104,000||Capacity: 35,563||Capacity: 31,891||Capacity: 23,609|
| István Básti |
| Stoyan Yordanov |
| Kenzo Yokoyama |
|1||France||3||2||0||1||8||4||+4||4||Advance to knockout stage|
| Hallet 61'|
| Ndongo 26'|
Bouya 58' 84'
|Report|| Santa 49'|
| Case 20' 69'|
Medina 36' (o.g.)
| Pereda 70' 85'|
Pulido Rodríguez 86' 88'
|1||Spain||3||2||1||0||4||0||+4||5||Advance to knockout stage|
|Kamamoto 24' 72' 89'||Report||Okoye 33'|
| Ortuño 27'|
Grande 52' 69'
| Ferretti 50'|
Olumodeji 59' (o.g.)
|Report|| Olayombo 10' 41'|
Ghana replaced Morocco, who refused to play against Israel.
|1||Hungary||3||2||1||0||8||2||+6||5||Advance to knockout stage|
| Spiegel 11' 75'|
Feigenbaum 16' 30' 70'
|Report|| Jabir 18' 79'|
| Menczel 19'|
A. Dunai 47'
| A. Dunai 15'|
|Report|| Sunday 12'|
| Talbi 20'|
|Rodríguez 42'||Report||Kofi 55'|
|1||Bulgaria||3||2||1||0||11||3||+8||5||Advance to knockout stage|
| Gyonin 25'|
Mihaylov 56' 61'
| Georgiev 44'|
|Report|| Jarabinský 25'|
| N. Melgar 23' 85'|
López Oliva 67'
|Report||Udomsilp Sornbutnark 44'|
| Nikodimov 50'|
|Report||López Oliva 88'|
|20 October – Guadalajara|
|22 October – Mexico City|
|20 October – Mexico City|
|26 October – Mexico City|
|20 October – Leon|
|22 October – Guadalajara|
|20 October – Puebla|
|Mexico||2||Bronze medal match|
|24 October – Mexico City|
| Morales 34'|
| Kamamoto 27' 59'|
|Hristakiev 5'||Report||Feigenbaum 89'|
Bulgaria progressed after a drawing of lots.
| Morales 39'|
Pulido Rodríguez 48'
|Report|| Zhekov 8'|
Bulgaria finished the match with only eight players after having three players sent off.
| Menczel 40'|
A. Dunai 41' 49'
|Report 1||Veselinov 22'|
With seven goals, Kunishige Kamamoto of Japan is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 116 goals were scored by 68 different players, with two of them credited as own goals.
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