Football at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament

The men's football tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics was held in Rio de Janeiro and five other cities in Brazil from 4 to 20 August 2016.[1] It was the 26th edition of the men's Olympic football tournament. Together with the women's competition, the 2016 Summer Olympics football tournament was held in six cities in Brazil, including Olympic host city Rio de Janeiro, which hosted the final at the Maracanã Stadium.[2] Teams participating in the men's competition were restricted to under-23 players (born on or after 1 January 1993) with a maximum of three overage players allowed.

2016 Men's Olympic Football Tournament
Tournament details
Host countryBrazil
Dates4–20 August
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)7 (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Brazil (1st title)
Runners-up Germany
Third place Nigeria
Fourth place Honduras
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored104 (3.25 per match)
Attendance1,008,426 (31,513 per match)
Top scorer(s)Germany Serge Gnabry
Germany Nils Petersen
(6 goals each)
Fair play award Denmark
2012
2020

In March 2016, it was agreed that the competition would be part of IFAB's trial to allow a fourth substitute to be made during extra time.[3]

Brazil captured their first gold medal after defeating Germany on penalties.[4] Nigeria won the bronze medal by beating Honduras 3–2.[5]

Competition scheduleEdit

The match schedule of the men's tournament was unveiled on 10 November 2015.[6][7]

G Group stage ¼ Quarter-finals ½ Semi-finals B Bronze medal match F Gold medal match
Thu 4 Fri 5 Sat 6 Sun 7 Mon 8 Tue 9 Wed 10 Thu 11 Fri 12 Sat 13 Sun 14 Mon 15 Tue 16 Wed 17 Thu 18 Fri 19 Sat 20
G G G ¼ ½ B F

QualificationEdit

In addition to host nation Brazil, 15 men's national teams qualified from six separate continental confederations. FIFA ratified the distribution of spots at the executive committee meeting in March 2014.[8]

Means of qualification Dates1 Venue1 Berths Qualified
Host country 2 October 2009 1   Brazil
2015 South American Youth Championship[9] 14 January – 7 February 2015   Uruguay 1   Argentina
2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship[10] 17–30 June 2015   Czech Republic 4   Denmark
  Germany
  Portugal
  Sweden
2015 Pacific Games[11] 3–17 July 2015   Papua New Guinea 1   Fiji2
2015 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship[12] 1–13 October 2015   United States 2   Honduras
  Mexico
2015 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations[13] 28 November – 12 December 2015   Senegal 3   Algeria
  Nigeria
  South Africa
2016 AFC U-23 Championship[14] 12–30 January 2016   Qatar 3   Iraq
  Japan
  South Korea
2016 CONCACAF–CONMEBOL play-off 25–29 March 2016   Colombia (first leg)
  United States (second leg)
1   Colombia
Total 16
  • ^1 Dates and venues are those of final tournaments (or final round of qualification tournaments), various qualification stages may precede matches at these specific venues.
  • ^2 Nations making their Olympic tournament debut

Match officialsEdit

On 2 May 2016, FIFA released the list of match referees that would officiate at the Olympics.[15]

Confederation Referee Assistants
AFC Fahad Al-Mirdasi (Saudi Arabia) Abdullah Al-Shalwai (Saudi Arabia)
Mohammed Al-Abakry (Saudi Arabia)
Alireza Faghani (Iran) Reza Sokhandan (Iran)
Mohammadreza Mansouri (Iran)
Ryuji Sato (Japan) Toru Sagara (Japan)
Hiroshi Yamauchi (Japan)
CAF Gehad Grisha (Egypt) Rédouane Achik (Morocco)
Waleed Ahmed (Sudan)
Malang Diedhiou (Senegal) Djibril Camara (Senegal)
El Hadji Malick Samba (Senegal)
CONCACAF Walter López Castellanos (Guatemala) Leonel Leal (Costa Rica)
Gerson López Castellanos (Guatemala)
César Ramos (Mexico) Marvin Torrentera (Mexico)
Miguel Hernández (Mexico)
CONMEBOL Néstor Pitana (Argentina) Hernán Maidana (Argentina)
Juan Pablo Belatti (Argentina)
Sandro Ricci (Brazil) Emerson de Carvalho (Brazil)
Marcelo Van Gasse (Brazil)
Roddy Zambrano (Ecuador) Christian Lescano (Ecuador)
Byron Romero (Ecuador)
OFC Matthew Conger (New Zealand) Simon Lount (New Zealand)
Tevita Makasini (Tonga)
UEFA Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey) Bahattin Duran (Turkey)
Tarık Ongun (Turkey)
Ovidiu Hațegan (Romania) Octavian Șovre (Romania)
Sebastian Gheorghe (Romania)
Sergei Karasev (Russia) Tikhon Kalugin (Russia)
Nikolay Golubev (Russia)
Antonio Mateu Lahoz (Spain) Pau Cebrián Devis (Spain)
Roberto Díaz Pérez (Spain)
Clément Turpin (France) Frédéric Cano (France)
Nicolas Danos (France)
Support Referee Diego Haro (Peru)
Joseph Lamptey (Ghana)

VenuesEdit

 
2016 Summer Olympics livery near Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasília, venue for several matches.

The tournament was held in seven venues across six cities:

SquadsEdit

The men's tournament was an under-23 international tournament (born on or after 1 January 1993), with a maximum of three overage players allowed. Each team had to submit a squad of 18 players, two of whom had to be goalkeepers. Each team might also have a list of four alternate players, who might replace any player in the squad in case of injury during the tournament.[16]

DrawEdit

The draw for the tournament was held on 14 April 2016, 10:30 BRT (UTC−3), at the Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro.[17] The 16 teams in the men's tournament were drawn into four groups of four teams.[18] The teams were seeded into four pots based on their performances in the five previous Olympics (with more recent tournaments weighted higher), plus bonus points awarded to the six confederation qualifying champions (Japan, Nigeria, Mexico, Argentina, Fiji, Sweden).[19] The hosts Brazil were automatically assigned into position A1. No groups could contain more than one team from the same confederation.[20]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

Group stageEdit

The top two teams of each group advanced to the quarter-finals. The rankings of teams in each group were determined as follows:[16]

  1. Points obtained in all group matches;
  2. Goal difference in all group matches;
  3. Number of goals scored in all group matches;

If two or more teams were equal on the basis of the above three criteria, their rankings were determined as follows:

  1. Points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  2. Goal difference in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  3. Number of goals scored in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  4. Drawing of lots by the FIFA Organising Committee.

Group AEdit

 
Brazil vs South Africa
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Brazil (H) 3 1 2 0 4 0 +4 5 Quarter-finals
2   Denmark 3 1 1 1 1 4 −3 4
3   Iraq 3 0 3 0 1 1 0 3
4   South Africa 3 0 2 1 1 2 −1 2
Source: Rio2016 & FIFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(H) Host
Iraq  0–0  Denmark
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Brazil  0–0  South Africa
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)

Denmark  1–0  South Africa
  • Skov   69'
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Brazil  0–0  Iraq
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)

Denmark  0–4  Brazil
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
South Africa  1–1  Iraq
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)

Group BEdit

 
Nigeria vs Colombia
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Nigeria 3 2 0 1 6 6 0 6 Quarter-finals
2   Colombia 3 1 2 0 6 4 +2 5
3   Japan 3 1 1 1 7 7 0 4
4   Sweden 3 0 1 2 2 4 −2 1
Source: Rio2016 & FIFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Sweden  2–2  Colombia
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Nigeria  5–4  Japan
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)

Sweden  0–1  Nigeria
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Japan  2–2  Colombia
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Attendance: 26,603[30]

Japan  1–0  Sweden
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Colombia  2–0  Nigeria
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)

Group CEdit

 
South Korea vs Mexico
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   South Korea 3 2 1 0 12 3 +9 7 Quarter-finals
2   Germany 3 1 2 0 15 5 +10 5
3   Mexico 3 1 1 1 7 4 +3 4
4   Fiji 3 0 0 3 1 23 −22 0
Source: Rio2016 & FIFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Mexico  2–2  Germany
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Fiji  0–8  South Korea
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)

Fiji  1–5  Mexico
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Germany  3–3  South Korea
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)

Germany  10–0  Fiji
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
South Korea  1–0  Mexico
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)

Group DEdit

 
Argentina vs Honduras
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Portugal 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7 Quarter-finals
2   Honduras 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4
3   Argentina 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
4   Algeria 3 0 1 2 4 6 −2 1
Source: Rio2016 & FIFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Honduras  3–2  Algeria
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)

Honduras  1–2  Portugal
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Argentina  2–1  Algeria
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)

Argentina  1–1  Honduras
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Algeria  1–1  Portugal
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)

Knockout stageEdit

In the knockout stage, if a match was level at the end of normal playing time, extra time was played (two periods of fifteen minutes each) and followed, if necessary, by a penalty shoot-out to determine the winner.[16]

On 18 March 2016, the FIFA Executive Committee agreed that the competition would be part of the International Football Association Board's trial to allow a fourth substitute to be made during extra time.[3]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsGold medal match
 
          
 
13 August – São Paulo
 
 
  Brazil2
 
17 August – Rio de Janeiro
 
  Colombia0
 
  Brazil6
 
13 August – Belo Horizonte
 
  Honduras0
 
  South Korea0
 
20 August – Rio de Janeiro
 
  Honduras1
 
  Brazil (p)1 (5)
 
13 August – Salvador
 
  Germany1 (4)
 
  Nigeria2
 
17 August – São Paulo
 
  Denmark0
 
  Nigeria0
 
13 August – Brasília
 
  Germany2 Bronze medal match
 
  Portugal0
 
20 August – Belo Horizonte
 
  Germany4
 
  Honduras2
 
 
  Nigeria3
 

Quarter-finalsEdit

 
Portugal vs Germany
Portugal  0–4  Germany
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)

Nigeria  2–0  Denmark
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)

South Korea  0–1  Honduras
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Attendance: 36,704[47]
Referee: Gehad Grisha (Egypt)

Brazil  2–0  Colombia
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)

Semi-finalsEdit

 
Nigeria vs Germany
Brazil  6–0  Honduras
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)

Nigeria  0–2  Germany
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)

Bronze medal matchEdit

Honduras  2–3  Nigeria
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Attendance: 9,091[51]
Referee: Sandro Ricci (Brazil)

Gold medal matchEdit

 
Brazil vs Germany
Brazil  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Germany
Report (Rio2016)
Report (ESPN)
Penalties
5–4
Attendance: 63,707[52]


GoalscorersEdit

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

Final rankingEdit

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.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
    Brazil (H) 6 3 3 0 13 1 +12 12 Gold Medal
    Germany 6 3 3 0 22 6 +16 12 Silver Medal
    Nigeria 6 4 0 2 11 10 +1 12 Bronze Medal
4   Honduras 6 2 1 3 8 14 −6 7 Fourth place
5   South Korea 4 2 1 1 12 4 +8 7 Eliminated in
quarter-finals
6   Portugal 4 2 1 1 5 6 −1 7
7   Colombia 4 1 2 1 6 6 0 5
8   Denmark 4 1 1 2 1 6 −5 4
9   Mexico 3 1 1 1 7 4 +3 4 Eliminated in
group stage
10   Japan 3 1 1 1 7 7 0 4
11   Argentina 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
12   Iraq 3 0 3 0 1 1 0 3
13   South Africa 3 0 2 1 1 2 −1 2
14   Algeria 3 0 1 2 4 6 −2 1
15   Sweden 3 0 1 2 2 4 −2 1
16   Fiji 3 0 0 3 1 23 −22 0
Source: Rio2016
(H) Host

See alsoEdit

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