Football at the 1968 Summer Olympics

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Football at the 1968 Summer Olympics
Tournament details
Host countryMexico
Dates13–26 October
Teams16 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsFlag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
Runners-upFlag of Bulgaria (1967-1971).svg  Bulgaria
Third placeFlag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan
Fourth placeFlag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored116 (3.63 per match)
1964
1972

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. [1]

Contents

Qualification

Venues

Mexico City Puebla Guadalajara León
Estadio Azteca Estadio Cuauhtémoc Estadio Jalisco Estadio León
Capacity: 104,000 [2] Capacity: 35,563 [3] Capacity: 31,891 [4] Capacity: 23,609 [4]
Estadio Cuauhtemoc Innenansicht.jpg Barra 51.jpg Estadio Leon (Nou Camp), Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico -Imagen Actual- 2013-12-10 14-09.jpg

Medalists

GoldSilverBronze
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary Flag of Bulgaria (1967-1971).svg  Bulgaria Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan
István Básti
Antal Dunai
Lajos Dunai
Ernő Noskó
Dezső Novák
Károly Fatér
László Fazekas
István Juhász
László Keglovich
Lajos Kocsis
Iván Menczel
László Nagy
Miklós Páncsics
István Sárközi
Lajos Szűcs
Zoltán Szarka
Miklós Szalai
Stoyan Yordanov
Atanas Gerov
Georgi Hristakiev
Milko Gaydarski
Kiril Ivkov
Ivaylo Georgiev
Tsvetan Veselinov
Evgeni Yanchovski
Petar Zhekov
Atanas Hristov
Asparuh Donev
Kiril Stankov
Georgi Ivanov
Todor Nikolov
Yancho Dimitrov
Ivan Zafirov
Mihail Gyonin
Georgi Vasilev
Kenzo Yokoyama
Hiroshi Katayama
Masakatsu Miyamoto
Yoshitada Yamaguchi
Mitsuo Kamata
Ryozo Suzuki
Kiyoshi Tomizawa
Takaji Mori
Aritatsu Ogi
Eizo Yuguchi
Shigeo Yaegashi
Teruki Miyamoto
Masashi Watanabe
Yasuyuki Kuwahara
Kunishige Kamamoto
Ikuo Matsumoto
Ryuichi Sugiyama
Masahiro Hamazaki

Squads

Group stage

Group A

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1Flag of France.svg  France 320184+44Advance to knockout stage
2Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico (H)320164+24
3Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 31024512
4Flag of Guinea.svg  Guinea 31024952
Source: FIFA
(H) Host
Mexico  Flag of Mexico.svg1–0Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia
Estrada Soccerball shade.svg 6' Report
France  Flag of France.svg3–1Flag of Guinea.svg  Guinea
Hallet Soccerball shade.svg 61'
Horlaville Soccerball shade.svg 64'
Perrigaud Soccerball shade.svg 70'
Report Maxim Soccerball shade.svg 79'

Guinea  Flag of Guinea.svg3–2Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia
Ndongo Soccerball shade.svg 26'
Bouya Soccerball shade.svg 58'Soccerball shade.svg 84'
Report Santa Soccerball shade.svg 49'
Mosquera Soccerball shade.svg 66'
France  Flag of France.svg4–1Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
Case Soccerball shade.svg 20'Soccerball shade.svg 69'
Tamboueon Soccerball shade.svg 30'
Medina Soccerball shade.svg 36' (o.g.)
Report Victorino Soccerball shade.svg 26'

Mexico  Flag of Mexico.svg4–0Flag of Guinea.svg  Guinea
Pereda Soccerball shade.svg 70'Soccerball shade.svg 85'
Pulido Rodríguez Soccerball shade.svg 86'Soccerball shade.svg 88'
Report
Colombia  Flag of Colombia.svg2–1Flag of France.svg  France
Tamayo Hoyos Soccerball shade.svg 14'
Jaramillo Soccerball shade.svg 35'
Report Tamboueon Soccerball shade.svg 59'

Group B

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 321040+45Advance to knockout stage
2Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 312042+24
3Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 30214512
4Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 30124951
Source: FIFA
Spain  Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg1–0Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Brazil
Fernández Soccerball shade.svg 77' Report
Japan  Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg3–1Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
Kamamoto Soccerball shade.svg 24'Soccerball shade.svg 72'Soccerball shade.svg 89' Report Okoye Soccerball shade.svg 33'

Spain  Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg3–0Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
Ortuño Soccerball shade.svg 27'
Grande Soccerball shade.svg 52'Soccerball shade.svg 69'
Report
Azteca Stadium, Mexico City
Referee: Augusto Robles Flag of Guatemala.svg [5]
Brazil  Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg1–1Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan
Ferretti Soccerball shade.svg 9' Report Watanabe Soccerball shade.svg 83'

Brazil  Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg3–3Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
Ferretti Soccerball shade.svg 50'
Olumodeji Soccerball shade.svg 59' (o.g.)
Tião Soccerball shade.svg 65'
Report Olayombo Soccerball shade.svg 10'Soccerball shade.svg 41'
Anieke Soccerball shade.svg 19'
Spain  Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg0–0Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan
Report

Group C

Ghana replaced Morocco, who refused to play against Israel.

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 321082+65Advance to knockout stage
2Flag of Israel.svg  Israel 320186+24
3Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana 30216822
4Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador 30122861
Source: FIFA
Israel  Flag of Israel.svg5–3Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana
Spiegel Soccerball shade.svg 11'Soccerball shade.svg 75'
Feigenbaum Soccerball shade.svg 16'Soccerball shade.svg 30'Soccerball shade.svg 70'
Report Jabir Soccerball shade.svg 18'Soccerball shade.svg 79'
Amosa Soccerball shade.svg 35'
Hungary  Flag of Hungary.svg4–0Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador
Menczel Soccerball shade.svg 19'
A. Dunai Soccerball shade.svg 47'
Fazekas Soccerball shade.svg 51'
Sárközi Soccerball shade.svg 68'
Report

Hungary  Flag of Hungary.svg2–2Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana
A. Dunai Soccerball shade.svg 15'
Menczel Soccerball shade.svg 17'
Report Sunday Soccerball shade.svg 12'
Sampene Soccerball shade.svg 33'
Israel  Flag of Israel.svg3–1Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador
Talbi Soccerball shade.svg 20'
Spiegler Soccerball shade.svg 44'
Bar Soccerball shade.svg 85'
Report Martínez Soccerball shade.svg 35'

El Salvador  Flag of El Salvador.svg1–1Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana
Rodríguez Soccerball shade.svg 42' Report Kofi Soccerball shade.svg 55'
Hungary  Flag of Hungary.svg2–0Flag of Israel.svg  Israel
A. Dunai Soccerball shade.svg 40'Soccerball shade.svg 75' Report

Group D

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 3210113+85Advance to knockout stage
2Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala 320163+34
3Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia 3111103+73
4Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 3003119180
Source: FIFA
Guatemala  Flag of Guatemala.svg1–0Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia
Stokes Soccerball shade.svg 28' Report
Bulgaria  Flag of Bulgaria (1967-1971).svg7–0Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand
Gyonin Soccerball shade.svg 25'
Zhekov Soccerball shade.svg 55'
Mihaylov Soccerball shade.svg 56'Soccerball shade.svg 61'
Zafirov Soccerball shade.svg 73'
Nikodimov Soccerball shade.svg 85'
Ivkov Soccerball shade.svg 88'
Report

Bulgaria  Flag of Bulgaria (1967-1971).svg2–2Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia
Georgiev Soccerball shade.svg 44'
Zhekov Soccerball shade.svg 77'
Report Jarabinský Soccerball shade.svg 25'
Petráš Soccerball shade.svg 42'
Guatemala  Flag of Guatemala.svg4–1Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand
N. Melgar Soccerball shade.svg 23'Soccerball shade.svg 85'
Roldán Soccerball shade.svg 55'
López Oliva Soccerball shade.svg 67'
Report Udomsilp Sornbutnark Soccerball shade.svg 44'

Bulgaria  Flag of Bulgaria (1967-1971).svg2–1Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala
Nikodimov Soccerball shade.svg 50'
Zhekov Soccerball shade.svg 84'
Report López Oliva Soccerball shade.svg 88'
Czechoslovakia  Flag of the Czech Republic.svg8–0Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand
Herbst Soccerball shade.svg 12'
Petráš Soccerball shade.svg 17'Soccerball shade.svg 18'Soccerball shade.svg 67'
Stratil Soccerball shade.svg 28'Soccerball shade.svg 34'
Večerek Soccerball shade.svg 38'
Krnáč Soccerball shade.svg 83'
Report

Knockout stage

Bracket

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
20 October – Guadalajara
 
 
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 1
 
22 October – Mexico City
 
Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala 0
 
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 5
 
20 October – Mexico City
 
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan 0
 
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan 3
 
26 October – Mexico City
 
Flag of France.svg  France 1
 
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 4
 
20 October – Leon
 
Flag of Bulgaria (1967-1971).svg  Bulgaria 1
 
Flag of Bulgaria (1967-1971).svg  Bulgaria 1
 
22 October – Guadalajara
 
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel 1
 
Flag of Bulgaria (1967-1971).svg  Bulgaria 3
 
20 October – Puebla
 
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 2 Bronze medal match
 
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 2
 
24 October – Mexico City
 
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 0
 
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan 2
 
 
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 0
 

Quarter-finals

Mexico  Flag of Mexico.svg2–0Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg  Spain
Morales Soccerball shade.svg 34'
Pereda Soccerball shade.svg 48'
Report

Hungary  Flag of Hungary.svg1–0Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala
Szűcs Soccerball shade.svg 69' Report

Japan  Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg3–1Flag of France.svg  France
Kamamoto Soccerball shade.svg 27'Soccerball shade.svg 59'
Watanabe Soccerball shade.svg 70'
Report Tamboueon Soccerball shade.svg 32'

Bulgaria  Flag of Bulgaria (1967-1971).svg1–1Flag of Israel.svg  Israel
Hristakiev Soccerball shade.svg 5' Report Feigenbaum Soccerball shade.svg 89'

Bulgaria progressed after a drawing of lots.

Semi-finals

Mexico  Flag of Mexico.svg2–3Flag of Bulgaria (1967-1971).svg  Bulgaria
Morales Soccerball shade.svg 39'
Pulido Rodríguez Soccerball shade.svg 48'
Report Zhekov Soccerball shade.svg 8'
Mihaylov Soccerball shade.svg 9'
Veselinov Soccerball shade.svg 58'

Hungary  Flag of Hungary.svg5–0Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan
Szűcs Soccerball shade.svg 30'Soccerball shade.svg 60'Soccerball shade.svg 75'
Novák Soccerball shade.svg 53'Soccerball shade.svg 65'
Report

Bronze Medal match

Japan  Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg2–0Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
Kamamoto Soccerball shade.svg 20'Soccerball shade.svg 40' Report
Azteca Stadium, Mexico City
Attendance: 105,000
Referee: Abraham Klein Flag of Israel.svg

Gold Medal match

Bulgaria finished the match with only eight players after having three players sent off. [6]

Hungary  Flag of Hungary.svg4–1Flag of Bulgaria (1967-1971).svg  Bulgaria
Menczel Soccerball shade.svg 40'
A. Dunai Soccerball shade.svg 41'Soccerball shade.svg 49'
Juhász Soccerball shade.svg 62'
Report 1 Veselinov Soccerball shade.svg 22'
Azteca Stadium, Mexico City
Attendance: 75,000
Referee: Diego De Leo (Mexico)

Statistics

Goalscorers

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.

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

Final ranking

As per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-outs are counted as draws.

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsFinal result
Gold medal icon.svgFlag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 6510183+1511Gold medal
Silver medal icon.svgFlag of Bulgaria (1967-1971).svg  Bulgaria 63211610+68Silver medal
Bronze medal icon.svgFlag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan 632198+18Bronze medal
4Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 6303109+16Fourth place
5Flag of Israel.svg  Israel 421197+25Eliminated in
quarter-finals
6Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg  Spain 421142+25
7Flag of France.svg  France 420297+24
8Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala 420264+24
9Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia 3111103+73Eliminated in
group stage
10Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 31024512
11Flag of Guinea.svg  Guinea 31024952
12Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana 30216822
13Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Brazil 30214512
14Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 30124951
15Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador 30122861
16Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 3003119180
Source: Olympics

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