Football at the 1960, 1964 and 1968 Olympics

by on December 24, 2012
in FIFA, Football tournaments

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The football tournament at the 1960 Summer Olympics was hosted by Italy and was held from 26 August to 10 September. 16 teams participated in the contest of which 4 qualified for the bronze and gold medal match. The bronze medal match was held on September 9 in Rome between Hungary and Italy in which Hungary claimed its bronze medal. Whereas the gold medal match between Yugoslavia and Denmark was ended up for 3-1 making Yugoslavia the gold medalist and Denmark the silver medal recipient.

The football events at the 1964 Olympics were held in Japan from 11 October to 23 October. 16 teams participated in the contest but Italy and Korea D.P.R withdrew. A unique unofficial consolation round was also held for the 5th place and was won by Romania. In the intervening time, Hungary claimed its possession on the gold medal while Czechoslovakia and Germany were awarded with the silver and bronze medals, respectively.

The football contest at the 1968 Summer Olympics was hosted by Mexico and persisted from 13 October to 26 October. 16 teams participated in the tournament and were divided among four groups out of which 8 teams qualified for the quarter finals. The bronze medal match was held between Japan and Mexico in which Japan proved better to become the bronze medalist. The gold medal match (final) was held between Hungary and Bulgaria where Hungary became the gold medal recipient by scoring a total of 4 goals against Hungary.

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