Football at the 1984 Summer Olympics

1984 Olympic Football Tournament
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Tournament details
Host countryUnited States
DatesJuly 29 – August 11
Teams16 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions France (1st title)
Runners-up Brazil
Third place Yugoslavia
Fourth place Italy
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored84 (2.63 per match)
Attendance1,425,181 (44,537 per match)
Top scorer(s)Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Borislav Cvetković
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Stjepan Deverić
France Daniel Xuereb
(5 goals each)
1980
1988
International football competition

The association football (soccer) tournament at the 1984 Summer Olympics started on July 29 and ended on August 11, taking place throughout the United States.[1] It was the first Olympic soccer competition in which officially professional players were allowed. Until then, the amateur-only rule had heavily favored socialist countries from Eastern Europe whose players were professionals in all but name. However, as agreed with FIFA to preserve the primacy of the World Cup, the Olympic competition was restricted to players with no more than five "A" caps at tournament start, regardless of age.

The soccer tournament was held in four venues:

The Gold medal game between France and Brazil at the Rose Bowl attracted an Olympic Games soccer attendance record of 101,799. Until 2014 this remained the record attendance for a soccer game in the United States. This broke the previous Olympics record attendance of 100,000 set at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia for the game of the 1956 Olympic Games played between the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia. The Rose Bowl attendance would remain the Olympic record until 104,098 attended the game of the 2000 Summer Olympics between Cameroon and Spain at the Stadium Australia in Sydney.

The attendance also stood as the highest for a soccer game in the United States until 109,318 saw Manchester United defeat Real Madrid during the 2014 International Champions Cup at the Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor.

Schedule

G Group stage ¼ Quarterfinals ½ Semifinals B 3rd place play-off F Final
Event↓/Date → Sun 29 Mon 30 Tue 31 Wed 1 Thu 2 Fri 3 Sat 4 Sun 5 Mon 6 Tue 7 Wed 8 Thu 9 Fri 10 Sat 11
Men's tournament G G G G G G ¼ ¼ ½ B F

Qualifying

Sixteen teams qualified for the Olympic tournament after continental qualifying rounds. Three Warsaw Pact countries had qualified but withdrew as part of the Soviet-led boycott. They were replaced as follows:

Venues

Pasadena Boston Annapolis Stanford
Rose Bowl Harvard Stadium Navy–Marine Corps Stadium Stanford Stadium
Capacity: 103,300 Capacity: 30,323 Capacity: 34,000 Capacity: 84,500
Inter vs Chelsea at the Rose Bowl.jpg Harvard Stadium aerial axonometric.JPG 2005 Stanford-Navy Game at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.jpg StanfordStadium2004.jpg

Medalists

Gold Gold Medal France

William Ayache
Michel Bensoussan
Michel Bibard
Dominique Bijotat
François Brisson
Patrick Cubaynes
Patrice Garande
Philippe Jeannol
Guy Lacombe
Jean-Claude Lemoult
Jean-Philippe Rohr
Albert Rust
Didier Sénac
Jean-Christophe Thouvenel
José Touré
Daniel Xuereb
Jean-Louis Zanon
Coach: Henri Michel

Silver Silver Medal Brazil

Pinga
Davi
Milton Cruz
Luís Henrique Dias
André Luís
Mauro Galvão
Tonho
Kita
Gilmar Popoca
Silvinho
Gilmar
Ademir
Paulo Santos
Ronaldo Silva
Dunga
Chicão
Luiz Carlos Winck
Coach: Jair Picerni

Bronze Bronze Medal Yugoslavia

Mirsad Baljić
Mehmed Baždarević
Vlado Čapljić
Borislav Cvetković
Stjepan Deverić
Milko Đurovski
Marko Elsner
Nenad Gračan
Tomislav Ivković
Srečko Katanec
Branko Miljuš
Mitar Mrkela
Jovica Nikolić
Ivan Pudar
Ljubomir Radanović
Admir Smajić
Dragan Stojković
Coach: Ivan Toplak

Match officials

Africa
  • Egypt Mohamed Hossameldin
  • Ethiopia Gebreyesus Tesfaye
  • Malawi Bester Kalombo
Asia
North and Central America


South America
Europe

Squads

Final tournament

Group stage

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  France 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1 4 Qualified for quarter-finals
2  Chile 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 4
3  Norway 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 3
4  Qatar 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
Source: FIFA
Norway 0–0 Chile
Report
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Socha (USA)

France 2–2 Qatar
Garande 43'
Xuereb 61'
Report Al-Muhannadi 55', 60'
Attendance: 29,240
Referee: Filho (BRA)

Norway 1–2 France
Ahlsen 33' Report Brisson 5', 56'
Attendance: 27,832
Referee: Roth (FRG)

Chile 1–0 Qatar
Baeza 52' Report
Attendance: 14,508
Referee: Siles (CRC)

Qatar 0–2 Norway
Report Vaadal 21', 52'
Attendance: 17,529
Referee: Kalombo (MWI)

Chile 1–1 France
Santis 9' Report Lemoult 50'
Attendance: 28,114
Referee: Keizer (NED)

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Yugoslavia 3 3 0 0 7 3 +4 6 Qualified for quarter-finals
2  Canada 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 3
3  Cameroon 3 1 0 2 3 5 −2 2
4  Iraq 3 0 1 2 3 6 −3 1
Source: FIFA
Canada 1–1 Iraq
Gray 70' Report Saeed 83'
Attendance: 16,730
Referee: Díaz (COL)

Yugoslavia 2–1 Cameroon
Nikolić 39'
Cvetković 70'
Report Milla 32'
Attendance: 15,010
Referee: Keizer (NED)

Cameroon 1–0 Iraq
Bahoken 7' Report
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Socha (USA)

Yugoslavia 1–0 Canada
Nikolić 76' Report
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Hossameldin (EGY)

Cameroon 1–3 Canada
Mfédé 76' Report Mitchell 43', 82'
Vrablic 72'
Attendance: 27,621
Referee: Barbaresco (ITA)

Iraq 2–4 Yugoslavia
Saeed 17'
Shihab 43'
Report Deverić 55', 76', 87'
Nikolić 86'
Attendance: 24,430
Referee: Sano (JPN)

Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Brazil 3 3 0 0 6 1 +5 6 Qualified for quarter-finals
2  West Germany 3 2 0 1 8 1 +7 4
3  Morocco 3 1 0 2 1 4 −3 2
4  Saudi Arabia 3 0 0 3 1 10 −9 0
Source: FIFA
West Germany 2–0 Morocco
Rahn 43'
Brehme 52'
Report
Attendance: 23.228
Referee: Evangelista (CAN)

Brazil 3–1 Saudi Arabia
Gilmar Popoca 12'
Silvinho 50'
Dunga 59'
Report Abdullah 69'
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 40,799
Referee: McGinlay (GBR)

Brazil 1–0 West Germany
Gilmar Popoca 86' Report
Attendance: 75,239
Referee: Cha (KOR)

Morocco 1–0 Saudi Arabia
Merry 72' Report
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 36,909
Referee: Šoštarič (YUG)

Saudi Arabia 0–6 West Germany
Report Schreier 8', 66'
Bommer 22', 72'
Rahn 24'
Mill 32'
Attendance: 26,242
Referee: Igna (ROU)

Morocco 0–2 Brazil
Report Dunga 64'
Kita 70'
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 49,355
Referee: Sánchez (ESP)

Group D

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Italy 3 2 0 1 2 1 +1 4 Qualified for quarter-finals
2  Egypt 3 1 1 1 5 3 +2 3
3  United States 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 3
4  Costa Rica 3 1 0 2 2 7 −5 2
Source: FIFA
United States 3–0 Costa Rica
Davis 23', 86'
Willrich 35'
Report
Attendance: 78,000
Referee: Quiniou (FRA)

Italy 1–0 Egypt
Serena 63' Report
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 37,430
Referee: Castro (CHI)

Egypt 4–1 Costa Rica
Khatib 32'
Abdelghani 35'
Soliman 62'
Gadallah 71'
Report Coronado 87'
Attendance: 20,645
Referee: Ramírez (MEX)

Italy 1–0 United States
Baresi 58' Report
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 63.624
Referee: Al-Salmi (KUW)

Egypt 1–1 United States
Soliman 27' Report Thompson 8'
Attendance: 54,973
Referee: Romero (ARG)

Costa Rica 1–0 Italy
Rivers 33' Report
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 41,291
Referee: Tesfaye (ETH)

Knockout stage

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
August 5 – Pasadena, CA
 
 
 France2
 
August 8 – Pasadena, CA
 
 Egypt0
 
 France (a.e.t.)4
 
August 6 – Pasadena, CA
 
 Yugoslavia2
 
 Yugoslavia5
 
August 11 – Pasadena, CA
 
 West Germany2
 
 France2
 
August 5 – Stanford, CA
 
 Brazil0
 
 Italy (a.e.t.)1
 
August 8 – Stanford, CA
 
 Chile0
 
 Italy1
 
August 6 – Stanford, CA
 
 Brazil (a.e.t.)2 Bronze medal match
 
 Brazil (pen.)1 (4)
 
August 10 – Pasadena, CA
 
 Canada1 (2)
 
 Yugoslavia2
 
 
 Italy1
 

Quarter-finals

Italy 1–0 (a.e.t.) Chile
Vignola 95' Report
Attendance: 67,349
Referee: McGinlay (GBR)

France 2–0 Egypt
Xuereb 29', 52' Report
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 66,228
Referee: Cha (KOR)

Brazil 1–1 (a.e.t.) Canada
Gilmar Popoca 72' Report Mitchell 58'
Penalties
Gilmar soccer ball with check mark
Kita soccer ball with check mark
Ademir soccer ball with check mark
André Luiz soccer ball with check mark
4–2 soccer ball with check mark Wilson
soccer ball with red X Mitchell
soccer ball with red X Bridge
soccer ball with check mark Gray
Attendance: 36,150
Referee: Siles (CRC)

Yugoslavia 5–2 West Germany
Cvetković 21', 58', 70'
Radanović 27'
Gračan 46' (pen.)
Report Bommer 1'
Bockenfeld 28'
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 58,439
Referee: Romero (ARG)

Semi-finals

France 4–2 (a.e.t.) Yugoslavia
Bijotat 7'
Jeannol 15'
Lacombe 96'
Xuereb 119'
Report Cvetković 63'
Deverić 74'
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 97,451
Referee: Ramírez (MEX)

Italy 1–2 (a.e.t.) Brazil
Fanna 62' Report Gilmar Popoca 53'
Ronaldo 95'
Attendance: 83,642
Referee: Socha (USA)

Bronze Medal match

Yugoslavia 2–1 Italy
Baljić 59'
Deverić 81'
Report Vignola 27' (pen.)
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 100,374
Referee: McGinlay (GBR)

Gold Medal match

France 2–0 Brazil
Brisson 55'
Xuereb 60'
Report
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 101,799
Referee: Keizer (Netherlands)
Team details
France
Brazil
GK 1 Albert Rust
DF 2 William Ayache
DF 4 Michel Bibard
DF 8 Philippe Jeannol
DF 16 Jean-Louis Zanon
MF 10 Jean-Claude Lemoult
MF 11 Jean-Philippe Rohr
MF 9 Guy Lacombe
FW 4 Dominique Bijotat
FW 15 Daniel Xuereb downward-facing red arrow
FW 5 François Brisson downward-facing red arrow
Substitutions:
FW 7 Patrice Garande upward-facing green arrow
FW 6 Patrick Cubaynes upward-facing green arrow
Manager:
France Henri Michel
GK 1 Gilmar Rinaldi
DF 2 Ronaldo Silva
DF 3 Pinga
DF 4 Mauro Galvão
DF 6 André Luís
MF 5 Ademir
MF 8 Dunga
MF 10 Gilmar Popoca
FW 15 Tonho downward-facing red arrow
FW 9 Kita downward-facing red arrow
FW 11 Silvinho
Substitutions:
FW 16 Chicão upward-facing green arrow
FW 17 Milton Cruz upward-facing green arrow
Manager:
Brazil Jair Picerni

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Maximum of two substitutions.

Final team rankings

Note: 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 Result
1  France (FRA) 6 4 2 0 13 6 +7 10
2  Brazil (BRA) 6 4 1 1 9 5 +4 9
3  Yugoslavia (YUG) 6 5 0 1 16 10 +6 10
4  Italy (ITA) 6 3 0 3 5 5 0 6
5  West Germany (FRG) 4 2 0 2 10 6 +4 4 Eliminated in the quarter-finals
6  Canada (CAN) 4 1 2 1 5 4 +1 4
7  Chile (CHI) 4 1 2 1 2 2 0 4
8  Egypt (EGY) 4 1 1 2 5 5 0 3
9  United States (USA) 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 3 Eliminated in the group stage
10  Norway (NOR) 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 3
11  Cameroon (CMR) 3 1 0 2 3 5 −2 2
12  Morocco (MAR) 3 1 0 2 1 4 −3 2
13  Costa Rica (CRC) 3 1 0 2 2 7 −5 2
14  Iraq (IRQ) 3 0 1 2 3 6 −3 1
15  Qatar (QAT) 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
16  Saudi Arabia (KSA) 3 0 0 3 1 10 −9 0
Source:[citation needed]

Statistics

Goalscorers

With five goals, Daniel Xuereb of France, Borislav Cvetković and Stjepan Deverić of Yugoslavia are the top scorers in the tournament. In total, 84 goals were scored by 52 different players, with none of them credited as own goal.

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Discipline

In the final tournament, a player was suspended for the subsequent match in the competition for getting a red card. The following twelve players were sent off and suspended during the final tournament:

Player Offences Date Suspensions
Italy Sebastiano Nela Red card in group D v Egypt July 29 Group D v United States
Egypt Mohamed Sedky Yellow card Yellow-red card in group D v Italy July 29 Group D v Costa Rica
Egypt Morsy El Alaa Yellow card Yellow-red card in group D v Italy July 29 Group D v Costa Rica
Egypt Moustafa Ahmed Ismail Yellow card Yellow-red card in group D v Italy July 29 Group D v Costa Rica
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Marko Elsner Yellow card Yellow-red card in group B v Cameroon July 30 Group B v Canada
Morocco Mustapha El Biyaz Yellow card Yellow-red card in group C v West Germany July 30 Group C v Saudi Arabia
Qatar Mubarak Al-Kaater Yellow card Yellow-red card in group A v Norway August 2 None (Qatar eliminated)
Qatar Issa Al-Mohammadi Red card in group A v Norway August 2 None (Qatar eliminated)
Cameroon Théophile Abega Yellow card Yellow-red card in group B v Canada August 3 None (Cameroon eliminated)
Saudi Arabia Sameer Abdulshaker Yellow card Yellow-red card in group C v West Germany August 3 None (Saudi Arabia eliminated)
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jovica Nikolić Red card in semi-final v France August 8 Bronze medal match v Italy
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Borislav Cvetković Red card in semi-final v France August 8 Bronze medal match v Italy

Trivia

The wave was first broadcast internationally during the 1984 Olympic football final, when it was done among the 100,000 in attendance at the Rose Bowl, Pasadena.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Football at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on April 17, 2020. Retrieved October 29, 2018.
  2. ^ José Touré: "It was at the Olympic Games that I realised I was an athlete" FIFA.com. Retrieved August 25, 2011

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