Football at the 1980 and 1984 Olympics

by on December 24, 2012
in FIFA, Football tournaments

Olympics 1984

The football event at the 1980 Olympics was hosted by USSR which commenced on July 20 and ended on August 2. A total of 16 teams from 6 confederations participated which comprised of only men. These events were held in 6 different venues out of which 5 were in host cities. There were 32 matches in the tournament which were allocated to different stages and rounds. The match for the bronze medal was held on 1 August at Dinamo Stadium, Moscow between Soviet Union and Yugoslavia which ended up as a victory for Soviet Union. After the gold medal match, the results were announced which declared Czechoslovakia as the gold medalist, East Germany as the silver medalist, and Soviet Union as the bronze medal recipient. Sergey Andreyev of Soviet Union was the top goal scorer with 5 goals in the tournament.

The football competition at the 1984 Olympics was held in United States from 29 July to 11 August at 4 different locations of which 3 were in the host cities. 16 teams participated from 5 confederations and competed in 32 matches of the tournament. There were a total of 84 goals scored that were witnessed by 1,425,181 attendees. The tournament ended awarding France with a gold medal, Brazil with silver, and Yugoslavia with bronze. There were three top scorers in the tournament each scoring 5 goals, namely Daniel Xuereb of France, Borislav Cvetković and Stjepan Deverić of Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

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