Football at the 1988 Summer Olympics

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Football at the 1988 Summer Olympics
Football pictogram.svg
Tournament details
Host countrySouth Korea
DatesSeptember 17 – October 1
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)6 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Runners-upFlag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Brazil
Third placeFlag of Germany.svg  West Germany
Fourth placeFlag of Italy.svg  Italy
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored95 (2.97 per match)
Top scorer(s) Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg Romário (7 goals)
1984
1992

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. [1]

Association football Team field sport

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

1988 Summer Olympics Games of the XXIV Olympiad, celebrated in Seoul (South Korea) in 1988

The 1988 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIV Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event celebrated from 17 September to 2 October 1988 in Seoul, South Korea.

A round-robin tournament is a competition in which each contestant meets all other contestants in turn. A round-robin contrasts with an elimination tournament, in which participants are eliminated after a certain number of losses.

Contents

Venues

Seoul Busan
Olympic Stadium Dongdaemun Stadium Busan Stadium
Capacity: 69,950Capacity: 26,383Capacity: 30,000
Seoul Olympic Stadium .jpg Korea-Seoul-Dongdaemun Stadium.jpg Gudeok Stadium 3.JPG
Daegu Daejeon Gwangju
Daegu Stadium Daejeon Stadium Gwangju Stadium
Capacity: 23,278Capacity: 30,000Capacity: 30,000
DaeguCivil stadium2.JPG Gwangju Mudeung Stadium.JPG Daejeon Hanbat Ballpark renovation.jpg

Medal summary

GoldSilverBronze
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)
Aleksandr Borodyuk
Oleksiy Cherednyk
Igor Dobrovolski
Sergei Fokin
Sergei Gorlukovich
Arvydas Janonis
Gela Ketashvili
Dmitry Kharin
Yevgeni Kuznetsov
Viktor Losev
Volodymyr Lyuty
Oleksiy Mykhaylychenko
Arminas Narbekovas
Igor Ponomarev
Yury Savichev
Igor Sklyarov
Vladimir Tatarchuk
Yevgeny Yarovenko
Alexei Prudnikov
Vadym Tyshchenko
Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Brazil  (BRA)
Ademir
Aloísio
Andrade
Batista
Bebeto
Careca
André Cruz
Edmar
Geovani
João Paulo
Jorginho
Milton
Neto
Romário
Cláudio Taffarel
Luiz Carlos Winck
Ricardo Gomes
Mazinho
Valdo Filho
Zé Carlos
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany  (FRG)
Rudi Bommer
Holger Fach
Wolfgang Funkel
Armin Görtz
Roland Grahammer
Thomas Häßler
Thomas Hörster
Olaf Janßen
Uwe Kamps
Gerhard Kleppinger
Jürgen Klinsmann
Frank Mill
Karl-Heinz Riedle
Christian Schreier
Michael Schulz
Ralf Sievers
Fritz Walter
Wolfram Wuttke
Oliver Reck
Gunnar Sauer

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.

Qualification

The following 16 teams qualified for the 1988 Olympics football tournament (Football at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Men's qualification):

The men's qualification for the 1988 Summer Olympics.

Participating nations

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 at the 1988 Summer Olympics

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 at the 1988 Summer Olympics

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.

Brazil at the 1988 Summer Olympics

Brazil competed at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, Korea. 160 competitors, 127 men and 33 women, took part in 106 events in 21 sports. Brazilians conquered 6 medals in Seoul, but only 1 gold medal.

(*) NOTE: There are only players counted, which participated in one game at least.

Final tournament

First round

Group A

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 321063+35
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany 320183+54
Flag of Tunisia (1959-1999).svg  Tunisia 302136−32
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 301205−51
China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg0–3Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany

Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg2–2Flag of Tunisia (1959-1999).svg  Tunisia

Tunisia  Flag of Tunisia (1959-1999).svg1–4Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany

China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg0–2Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden

China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg0–0Flag of Tunisia (1959-1999).svg  Tunisia

Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg2–1Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany

Group B

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
Flag of Zambia (1964-1996).svg  Zambia 3210102+85
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 320176+14
Flag of Iraq (1963-1991); Flag of Syria (1963-1972).svg  Iraq 311154+13
Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala 3003212−100
Italy  Flag of Italy.svg5–2Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala

Zambia  Flag of Zambia (1964-1996).svg2–2Flag of Iraq (1963-1991); Flag of Syria (1963-1972).svg  Iraq

Zambia  Flag of Zambia (1964-1996).svg4–0Flag of Italy.svg  Italy

Iraq  Flag of Iraq (1963-1991); Flag of Syria (1963-1972).svg3–0Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala

Zambia  Flag of Zambia (1964-1996).svg4–0Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala

Iraq  Flag of Iraq (1963-1991); Flag of Syria (1963-1972).svg0–2Flag of Italy.svg  Italy

Group C

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 321063+35
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 31114403
Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg  South Korea 302112−12
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 302135−22
South Korea  Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg0–0Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union

United States  Flag of the United States.svg1–1Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina

South Korea  Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg0–0Flag of the United States.svg  United States

Argentina  Flag of Argentina.svg1–2Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union

South Korea  Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg1–2Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina

United States  Flag of the United States.svg2–4Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union

Group D

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Brazil 330091+86
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 320123−14
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 31024402
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 300318−70
Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svg1–0Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia

Brazil  Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg4–0Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria

Nigeria  Flag of Nigeria.svg1–3Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia

Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svg0–3Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Brazil

Brazil  Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg2–1Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia

Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svg1–0Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria

Knockout stage

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsGold medal match
 
          
 
September 25 – Daegu
 
 
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 1
 
September 27 – Busan
 
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy (aet)2
 
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 2
 
September 25 – Busan
 
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union (aet)3
 
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 3
 
October 1 – Seoul
 
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 0
 
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union (aet)2
 
September 25 – Gwangju
 
Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Brazil 1
 
Flag of Zambia (1964-1996).svg  Zambia 0
 
September 27 – Seoul
 
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany 4
 
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany 1 (2)
 
September 25 – Seoul
 
Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Brazil (aet)1 (3) Bronze medal match
 
Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Brazil 1
 
September 30 – Seoul
 
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 0
 
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 0
 
 
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany 3
 

Quarter-finals

Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg1–2 (a.e.t.)Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Daegu Civic Stadium, Daegu
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Gérard Biguet

Soviet Union  Flag of the Soviet Union.svg3–0Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia

West Germany  Flag of Germany.svg4–0Flag of Zambia (1964-1996).svg  Zambia
Gwangju Mudeung Stadium, Gwangju
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Jesús Díaz

Brazil  Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg1–0Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
Dongdaemun Stadium, Seoul
Attendance: 21,800
Referee: Kurt Röthlisberger

Semi-finals

Soviet Union  Flag of the Soviet Union.svg3–2 (a.e.t.)Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Busan Gudeok Stadium, Busan
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Jamal Al Sharif

Brazil  Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg1–1 (a.e.t.)Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
Penalties
3–2
Olympic Stadium, Seoul
Attendance: 65,000
Referee: Keith Hackett

Bronze medal match

Italy  Flag of Italy.svg0–3Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
Olympic Stadium, Seoul
Attendance: 61,000
Referee: Juan Carlos Loustau

Gold medal match

Soviet Union  Flag of the Soviet Union.svg2–1 (a.e.t.)Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Brazil
Dobrovolski Soccerball shade.svg 61' (pen.)
Savichev Soccerball shade.svg 103'
Romário Soccerball shade.svg 30'
Olympic Stadium, Seoul
Attendance: 74,000
Referee: Gérard Biguet (FRA)
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Soviet Union
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Brazil

Final ranking

[2]

RankTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
1Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)6510146+811
2Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Brazil  (BRA)6411124+89
3Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany  (FRG)6411164+129
4Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)63031113–26
5Flag of Zambia (1964-1996).svg  Zambia  (ZAM)4211106+45
6Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)421175+25
7Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)420226–44
8Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina  (ARG)411245–13
9Flag of Iraq (1963-1991); Flag of Syria (1963-1972).svg  Iraq  (IRQ)311154+13
10Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.svg  Yugoslavia  (YUG)31024402
11Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg  South Korea  (KOR)302112–12
12Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)302135−22
13Pre-1999 Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia  (TUN)302136−32
14Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)301205–51
15Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria  (NGR)300318–70
16Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala  (GUA)3003212–100

Venues

Match officials

Goalscorers

With seven goals, Romário of Brazil was the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 95 goals were scored by 53 different players, with only one of them credited as own goal.

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

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References

  1. "Football at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  2. "Football Tournament 1988 Olympiad". www.rsssf.com.