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Football, Men

Date11 – 23 October 1964
StatusOlympic
LocationKokuritsu Kyogijo, Shinjuku, Tokyo / Chichibunomiya Ragubijo, Minato, Tokyo / Komazawa Stadium, Komazawa Olympic Park, Tokyo / Mitsuzawa Stadium, Yokohama / Saitamashi Omiya Koen Sakkajo, Saitama / Osakashi Nagai Rikujo Kyogijo, Osaka / Nishikyogoku Sutajiamu, Kyoto
Participants214 from 14 countries
FormatRound-robin pools advance teams to single-elimination tournament of eight teams.

The 1964 Olympic football tournament was dominated by the five Eastern European teams. Only one team from Western Europe had qualified, but Italy withdrew when the IOC ordered an investigation into the amateur status of several of their players, who competed for Italy’s major teams. North Korea also withdrew, following the GANEFO dispute with the IOC. This left 14 teams, and the five European teams were met by Japan, Ghana and the United Arab Republic (Egypt) in the quarter-finals. Germany ousted defending champion Yugoslavia, while the UAR reached the semi-finals for the second time, the first occasion being in 1928, as Egypt. Again, the Africans lost their semi-final 0-6, Hungary qualifying for the final against Czechoslovakia. The final was illustrative for the entire tournament, with unattractive play interrupted by numerous free kicks. The match was decided by a goal from Ferenc Bene, the tournament’s top scorer with 12 goals.

PosNrTeamNOCWTLPts
1HungaryHUN5001022–6Gold
2CzechoslovakiaTCH5011019–5Silver
3GermanyGER411912–4Bronze
4United Arab RepublicEGY213518–16
5RomaniaROU411912–6
6YugoslaviaYUG203414–12
=7JapanJPN10326–15
=7GhanaGHA11237–12
=9MexicoMEX01212–6
=9MoroccoMAR00201–9
=9BrazilBRA11135–2
=9ArgentinaARG01113–4
=13IranIRI01211–6
=13Republic of KoreaKOR00301–20

Preliminary Round (11 – 16 October 1964)

Group A (11 – 15 October 1964)

Round-robin pool.

PosNOCWTLPtsGoals
1GER21057–1Q
2ROU21055–2Q
3MEX01212–6
4IRI01211–6

Match #1 11 Oct 14:00GER 4 – 0IRI
Match #2 11 Oct 14:00ROU 3 – 1MEX
Match #3 13 Oct 13:59IRI 1 – 1MEX
Match #4 13 Oct 14:00GER 1 – 1ROU
Match #5 15 Oct 14:00GER 2 – 0MEX
Match #6 15 Oct 14:00ROU 1 – 0IRI

Group B (11 – 15 October 1964)

Round-robin pool.

PosNOCWTLPtsGoals
1HUN200412–5Q
2YUG10128–7Q
3MAR00201–9

Match #1 11 Oct 14:01HUN 6 – 0MAR
Match #2 13 Oct 14:00YUG 3 – 1MAR
Match #3 15 Oct 14:00HUN 6 – 5YUG

Group C (12 – 16 October 1964)

Round-robin pool.

PosNOCWTLPtsGoals
1TCH300612–2Q
2EGY111312–6Q
3BRA11135–2
4KOR00301–20

Match #1 12 Oct 13:55TCH 6 – 1KOR
Match #2 12 Oct 14:00BRA 1 – 1EGY
Match #3 14 Oct 13:58TCH 5 – 1EGY
Match #4 14 Oct 14:00BRA 4 – 0KOR
Match #5 16 Oct 13:55TCH 1 – 0BRA
Match #6 16 Oct 13:59EGY 10 – 0KOR

Group D (12 – 16 October 1964)

Round-robin pool.

PosNOCWTLPtsGoals
1GHA11034–3Q
2JPN10125–5Q
3ARG01113–4

Match #1 12 Oct 14:00ARG 1 – 1GHA
Match #2 14 Oct 14:00JPN 3 – 2ARG
Match #3 16 Oct 14:00GHA 3 – 2JPN

Quarter-Finals (18 October 1964)

Single-elimination.

Match #1 18 Oct 13:59GER 1 – 0YUG
Match #2 18 Oct 14:00HUN 2 – 0ROU
Match #3 18 Oct 14:00TCH 4 – 0JPN
Match #4 18 Oct 14:00EGY 5 – 1GHA

Classification Round 5-8 (20 October 1964)

Classification matches.

Match #1 1 20 Oct 14:00YUG 26 – 1JPN
Match #2 20 Oct 14:00ROU 4 – 2GHA

Semi-Finals (20 October 1964)

Single-elimination.

Match #1 20 Oct 14:00TCH 2 – 1GER
Match #2 20 Oct 13:59HUN 6 – 0EGY

Final Round (22 – 23 October 1964)

Medal round.

Match 1/2 23 Oct 14:27HUN 2 – 1TCH
Match 3/4 23 Oct 11:57GER 3 – 1EGY
Match 5/6 22 Oct 14:00ROU 3 – 0YUG

Rankings

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