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Football at the 1980 Summer Olympics

The football tournament at the 1980 Summer Olympics started on July 20 and ended on August 2. Only one event, the men's tournament, was contested. Several qualified countries did not participate because of the American-led boycott.[1]

1980 Men's Olympic football tournament
Tournament details
Host countrySoviet Union
Dates20 July – 2 August
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)5 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Czechoslovakia (1st title)
Runners-up East Germany
Third place Soviet Union
Fourth place Yugoslavia
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored82 (2.56 per match)
Top scorer(s)Soviet Union Sergey Andreyev (5 goals)
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Sixteen teams were divided into four groups:

In the technical report following the competition, FIFA reported that: "Compared with the 1979 World Youth Tournament in Japan and the 1978 World Cup finals in Argentina, the standard of football at the Olympic Football Tournament was generally of an inferior quality,".[2]

Contents

VenuesEdit

Moscow
Central Lenin Stadium Dynamo Stadium
Capacity: 91,251 Capacity: 50,475
   
Minsk Leningrad Kiev
Dynama Stadium Kirov Stadium Republican Stadium
Capacity: 50,125 Capacity: 74,000 Capacity: 100,169
     

The football tournament was the most attended event on these Olympics: 1,821,624 spectators watched 32 matches of it at the stadiums.

QualificationEdit

Due to the American-led boycott, countries (in brackets) who qualified did not enter the final tournament. Spain sent a team under the IOC flag. The following 16 teams qualified for the 1980 Olympics football tournament:

Match officialsEdit

SquadsEdit

Final tournamentEdit

First roundEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Soviet Union 3 3 0 0 15 1 +14 6
  Cuba 3 2 0 1 3 9 −6 4
  Venezuela 3 1 0 2 3 7 −4 2
  Zambia 3 0 0 3 2 6 −4 0
Cuba  1–0  Zambia
Roldán   58' Report
Attendance: 100,000
Referee: Marijan Raus  

Soviet Union  4–0  Venezuela
Andreyev   3'
Cherenkov   25'
Gavrilov   34'
Hovhannisyan   51'
Report
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Franz Woehrer  

Cuba  2–1  Venezuela
Hernández   49'
Núñez   71'
Report Zubizarreta   68'
Attendance: 70,000

Soviet Union  3–1  Zambia
Khidiyatullin   9'   51'
Cherenkov   87'
Report Chitalu   13'
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Marwan Arafat  

Soviet Union  8–0  Cuba
Andreyev   8'   27'   44'
Romantsev   20'
Shavlo   43'
Cherenkov   55'
Gavrilov   75'
Bessonov   77'
Report
Attendance: 52,000
Referee: Bob Valentine  

Venezuela  2–1  Zambia
Zubizarreta   86'
Elie   90' (p.k.)
Report Chitalu   73'
Attendance: 80,000

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Czechoslovakia 3 1 2 0 4 1 +3 4
  Kuwait 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 4
  Colombia 3 1 1 1 2 4 −2 3
  Nigeria 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
Czechoslovakia  3–0  Colombia
Pokluda   14'
Berger   18'
Vízek   85'
Report

Kuwait  3–1  Nigeria
Al-Dakhil   16'   40'   85' (p.k.) Report Mubarak   25' (o.g.)

Colombia  1–1  Kuwait
Molinares   73' Report Yaqoub   64'

Czechoslovakia  1–1  Nigeria
Vízek   25' Report Nwosu   84'

Colombia  1–0  Nigeria
Cardona   55' Report

Czechoslovakia  0–0  Kuwait
Report

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  East Germany 3 2 1 0 7 1 +6 5
  Algeria 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 3
  Spain 3 0 3 0 2 2 0 3
  Syria 3 0 1 2 0 8 −8 1
East Germany  1–1  Spain
Kühn   49' Report Marcos   50'
Attendance: 100,000
Referee: Ulf Eriksson  

Algeria  3–0  Syria
Belloumi   36'
Madjer   48'
Merzekane   73' (p.k.)
Report

East Germany  1–0  Algeria
Terletzki   61' Report
Attendance: 70,000

Spain  0–0  Syria
Report

Spain  1–1  Algeria
Rincón   38' Report Belloumi   63'

East Germany  5–0  Syria
Hause   6'
Netz   25'   45'
Peter   75'
Terletzki   82'
Report
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Ulf Eriksson  

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Yugoslavia 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 5
  Iraq 3 1 2 0 4 1 +3 4
  Finland 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 3
  Costa Rica 3 0 0 3 2 9 −7 0
Yugoslavia  2–0  Finland
Šećerbegović   56'
Šestić   58'
Report

Iraq  3–0  Costa Rica
Basheer   45'
Saeed   49'
Hassan   75'
Report

Yugoslavia  3–2  Costa Rica
Zlatko Vujović   6'   54'
Primorac   24'
Report White   35'
Arroyo   90'

Finland  0–0  Iraq
Report

Finland  3–0  Costa Rica
Tissari   18'
Alila   58'
Soini   88'
Report

Yugoslavia  1–1  Iraq
Zoran Vujović   63' Report Hassan   61'

BracketEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
July 27 - Moscow
 
 
  Soviet Union2
 
July 29 - Moscow
 
  Kuwait1
 
  East Germany1
 
July 27 - Kiev
 
  Soviet Union0
 
  East Germany4
 
August 2 - Moscow
 
  Iraq0
 
  Czechoslovakia1
 
July 27 - Leningrad
 
  East Germany0
 
  Czechoslovakia3
 
July 29 - Moscow
 
  Cuba0
 
  Czechoslovakia2
 
July 27 - Minsk
 
  Yugoslavia0 Bronze medal match
 
  Yugoslavia3
 
August 1 - Moscow
 
  Algeria0
 
  Soviet Union2
 
 
  Yugoslavia0
 

Quarter-finalsEdit

Yugoslavia  3–0  Algeria
Miročević   5'
Šestić   19'
Zoran Vujović   70'
Report

Soviet Union  2–1  Kuwait
Cherenkov   30'
Gavrilov   51'
Report Yaqoub   59'
Attendance: 48,000

Czechoslovakia  3–0  Cuba
Vízek   29'   59'
Pokluda   90'
Report

East Germany  4–0  Iraq
Schnuphase   4' (p.k.)
Netz   11'
Steinbach   17'
Terletzki   22'
Report
Attendance: 48,000

Semi-finalsEdit

Soviet Union  0–1  East Germany
Report Netz   16'
Attendance: 95,000
Referee: Ulf Eriksson  

Czechoslovakia  2–0  Yugoslavia
Lička   4'
Šreiner   18'
Report
Attendance: 48,000
Referee: Franz Woehrer  

Bronze Medal matchEdit

Soviet Union  2–0  Yugoslavia
Hovhannisyan   67'
Andreyev   82'
Report
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Bob Valentine  

Gold Medal matchEdit

Czechoslovakia  1–0  East Germany
Svoboda   77' Report
Attendance: 70,000
 
View of stadium from the final
 
Olympic football Pins from 1980

The final was played in a hard rain for the third straight Olympics. Both teams played with ten players after the 58th minute after one player from each team was red-carded.

MedalistsEdit

GoalscorersEdit

Final rankingEdit

Below the final ranking after the end of the tournament.[3]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Czechoslovakia (TCH) 6 4 2 0 10 1 +9 10
2   East Germany (GDR) 6 4 1 1 12 2 +10 9
3   Soviet Union (URS) 6 5 0 1 19 3 +16 10
4   Yugoslavia (YUG) 6 3 1 2 9 7 +2 7
5   Kuwait (KUW) 4 1 2 1 5 4 +1 4
6   Iraq (IRQ) 4 1 2 1 4 5 -1 4
7   Cuba (CUB) 4 2 0 2 3 12 -9 4
8   Algeria (ALG) 4 1 1 2 4 5 -1 3
9   Finland (FIN) 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 3
10   Spain (ESP) 3 0 3 0 2 2 0 3
11   Colombia (COL) 3 1 1 1 2 4 -2 3
12   Venezuela (VEN) 3 1 0 2 3 7 -4 2
13   Nigeria (NGR) 3 0 1 2 2 5 -3 1
14   Syria (SYR) 3 0 1 2 0 8 -8 1
15   Zambia (ZAM) 3 0 0 3 2 6 -4 0
16   Costa Rica (CRC) 3 0 0 3 2 9 -7 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Football at the 1980 Moscow Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  2. ^ "FIFA Technical Report - 1980 Olympics Football Tournament" (PDF). FIFA. 1980. Retrieved 26 February 2014.
  3. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tableso/ol1980f-det.html

External linksEdit