The football competition at the 1964 Summer Olympics started on 11 October and ended on 23 October. 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 23 October 1964. There was also three consolation matches played by losing quarter-finalists. The winner of these matches placed fifth in the tournament.
|Dates||11–23 October 1964|
|Teams||14 (from 5 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||8 (in 4 host cities)|
|Third place||United Team of Germany|
|Fourth place||United Arab Republic|
|Goals scored||123 (4.24 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Ferenc Bene (12 goals)|
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 four groups:
- Group A (United Team of Germany (which was de facto East Germany), Romania, Mexico, Iran)
- Group B (Hungary, Yugoslavia, Morocco,
- Group C (Czechoslovakia, United Arab Republic (Egypt), Brazil, Korea Rep.)
- Group D (Japan, Ghana, Argentina,
The two best teams of each group competed in the quarter-finals.
Ultimately, the tournament was played two teams short:
- Italy were disqualified as their team was not amateur; Poland, who Italy had beaten to qualify, declined to take Italy's place due to a lack of preparation time.
- North Korea withdrew from the entire Games before the Opening Ceremony after Japanese immigration officials refused six of their athletes entry.
|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)|
Note: Only players from the East Germany represented the joint Olympic team of United Team of Germany.
|United Team of Germany||3||2||1||0||7||1||+6||5|
|United Team of Germany||4–0||Iran|
Vogel 20', 63'
|Nayyerloo 59'||Report||González Dávila 54'|
|United Team of Germany||1–1||Romania|
|Frenzel 22'||Report||Pavlovici 27'|
|United Team of Germany||2–0||Mexico|
- ^ Withdrew
|Bene 13', 38' (pen.), 70', 74', 78', 87'||Report|
Belin 12', 59'
|Csernai 5', 11', 44', 63' (pen.)
Bene 25' (pen.)
|Report||Osim 1', 82'
Belin 12', 35'
|United Arab Republic||3||1||1||1||12||6||+6||3|
|Brazil||1–1||United Arab Republic|
|Roberto 10'||Report||Shanin 88'|
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'|
|Report||Domínguez 24', 62'|
|United Team of Germany||1–0||Yugoslavia|
|Csernai 2', 84' (pen.)||Report|
|Badawi 42', 61'
El-Fanagily 69', 85'
|Brumovský 43', 59'
Vojta 69' (pen.)
|Hungary||6–0||United Arab Republic|
|Bene 7', 20', 66', 77'
Komora 29', 58'
|Czechoslovakia||2–1||United Team of Germany|
Bronze Medal matchEdit
|United Team of Germany||3–1||United Arab Republic|
|Report||Attia 75' (pen.)|
Gold Medal matchEdit
|Weiss 47' (o.g.)
First consolation roundEdit
Played by losing quarter-finalists.
|Kamamoto 61'||Report||Zambata 3', 5', 43', 63'
Osim 28', 60'
|Pavlovici 12', 19', 74'
|Report||Fulaiteh 25', 44'|
Consolation Final (5th place match)Edit
|United Arab Republic||5|
|United Arab Republic||0|
|United Team of Germany||1|
|United Team of Germany||1||United Team of Germany||3|
|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.
- 12 goals
- 8 goals
- 6 goals
- 5 goals
- 4 goals
- 3 goals
- 2 goals
- 1 goal
- Carlos Alberto Bulla
- Zé Roberto
- Anton Urban
- František Valošek
- Ľudovít Cvetler
- Bernd Bauchspieß
- Hermann Stöcker
- Wolfgang Barthels
- Edward Acquah
- Gyau Agyemang
- Sam Acquah
- Wilberforce Mfum
- János Farkas
- Karam Ali Nirlou
- Aritatsu Ogi
- Kunishige Kamamoto
- Saburo Kawabuchi
- Shigeo Yaegashi
- Javier Fragoso
- José Luis González Dávila
- Ali Bouachra
- Ion Ionescu
- Gheorghe Constantin
- Lee Yi-Woo
- Aly Etman
- Kalil Shanin
- Mahmoud Hassan
- Raafat Attia
- Seddik Mohamed
- Spasoje Samardžić
- Own goal
- Vladimír Weiss (playing against Hungary)
|3||United Team of Germany||6||4||1||1||12||4||+8||9|
|4||United Arab Republic||6||2||1||3||18||16||+2||5|
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- ^ Edwards, Piers (23 May 2014). "Lima 1964: The world's worst stadium disaster". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
- ^ Games of the XVIII. Olympiad. RSSSF.
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