|Host country||South Korea|
|Dates||September 17 – October 1|
|Teams||16 (from 6 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||6 (in 5 host cities)|
|Goals scored||95 (2.97 per match)|
A 16 teams football tournament was played as part of the 1988 Summer Olympics . The tournament featured men's national teams from six continental confederations. The 16 teams are drawn into four groups of four and each group played 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 Olympic Stadium on October 1, 1988.
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|Olympic Stadium||Dongdaemun Stadium||Busan Stadium|
|Capacity: 69,950||Capacity: 26,383||Capacity: 30,000|
|Daegu Stadium||Daejeon Stadium||Gwangju Stadium|
|Capacity: 23,278||Capacity: 30,000||Capacity: 30,000|
Luiz Carlos Winck
Note: The players above the line played at least one game in this tournament, the players below the line were only squad members. Nevertheless, the International Olympic Committee medal database credits them all as medalists.
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The men's qualification for the 1988 Summer Olympics.
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Each country was allowed to enter a team of 20 players and they all were eligible for participation. A total number of 314 footballers were entered.
A total of 268(*) footballers from 16 nations competed at the Seoul Games:
Argentina competed at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. 118 competitors, 93 men and 25 women, took part in 53 events in 18 sports. The country claimed Olympic medals for the first time since 1972.
Australia competed at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, Korea. 252 competitors, 180 men and 72 women, took part in 145 events in 24 sports. Australian athletes have competed in every Summer Olympic Games of the modern era.
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(*) NOTE: There are only players counted, which participated in one game at least.
|Quarter-finals||Semi-finals||Gold medal match|
|September 25 – Daegu|
|September 27 – Busan|
|September 25 – Busan|
|October 1 – Seoul|
|September 25 – Gwangju|
|September 27 – Seoul|
|September 25 – Seoul|
|1 (3)||Bronze medal match|
|September 30 – Seoul|
| Soviet Union ||3–0|
| Soviet Union ||3–2 (a.e.t.)|
| Soviet Union ||2–1 (a.e.t.)|
| Dobrovolski |
| Romário |
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