Football at the 1964 Summer Olympics
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Football at the 1964 Olympics on a stamp of Japan
Tournament details
Host countryJapan
Dates11–23 October 1964
Teams14 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s)8 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Hungary
Runners-up Czechoslovakia
Third place United Team of Germany
Fourth place United Arab Republic
Tournament statistics
Matches played29
Goals scored123 (4.24 per match)
Top scorer(s)Hungary Ferenc Bene (12 goals)
1960
1968

The football competition at the 1964 Summer Olympics started on 11 October and ended on 23 October. Only one event, the men's tournament, was contested. The tournament features 14 men's national teams from six continental confederations. The 14 teams are drawn into two groups of four and two groups of three and each group plays a round-robin tournament. At the end of the group stage, the top two teams advanced to the knockout stage, beginning with the quarter-finals and culminating with the gold medal match at the Olympic Stadium on 23 October 1964. There was also three consolation matches played by losing quarter-finalists. The winner of these matches placed fifth in the tournament.[1]

Qualification

See also: Football at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Men's qualification

Regional qualifying tournaments were held. A riot in Lima during the decisive PeruArgentina match resulted in 328 deaths.[2]

16 teams qualified and were divided into 4 groups:

Two best teams of each group competed in the quarter-finals.

Italy and Korea D.P.R. withdrew: Italy because their team was not amateur, and North Korea because some Koreans were prevented from playing.

Venues

Tokyo
Prince Chichibu Football Field (1) National Olympic Stadium (2) Komazawa Olympic Park Stadium (3)
Capacity: 17,569 Capacity: 71,556 Capacity: 20,780
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Saitama
Ōmiya Football Field (4)
Capacity: 14,392
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Yokohama
Mitsuzawa Football Field (5)
Capacity: 10,102
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Medalists

Gold Silver Bronze
 Hungary  Czechoslovakia  United Team of Germany
Ferenc Bene
Tibor Csernai
János Farkas
József Gelei
Kálmán Ihász
Sándor Katona
Imre Komora
Ferenc Nógrádi
Dezső Novák
Árpád Orbán
Károly Palotai
Antal Szentmihályi
Gusztáv Szepesi
Zoltán Varga
Jan Brumovský
Ludovít Cvetler
Ján Geleta
František Knebort
Karel Knesl
Karel Lichtnégl
Vojtech Masný
Štefan Matlák
Ivan Mráz
Karel Nepomucký
Zdeněk Pičman
František Schmucker
Anton Švajlen
Anton Urban
František Valošek
Josef Vojta
Vladimír Weiss
Gerd Backhaus
Wolfgang Barthels
Bernd Bauchspieß
Gerhard Körner
Otto Fräßdorf
Henning Frenzel
Dieter Engelhardt
Herbert Pankau
Manfred Geisler
Jürgen Heinsch
Klaus Lisiewicz
Jürgen Nöldner
Peter Rock
Klaus-Dieter Seehaus
Hermann Stöcker
Werner Unger
Klaus Urbanczyk
Eberhard Vogel
Manfred Walter
Horst Weigang

Note: Only players from the East Germany represented the joint Olympic team of United Team of Germany.

Squads

Main article: Football at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Men's team squads

First round

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 United Team of Germany 3 2 1 0 7 1 +6 5
 Romania 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 5
 Mexico 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1
 Iran 3 0 1 2 1 6 −5 1
Source:[citation needed]
Romania 3–1 Mexico
Creiniceanu 20'
Pârcălab 33'
Ionescu 47'
Report Fragoso 73'
Omiya Park Soccer Stadium, Omiya, Saitama
Attendance: 12,932
Referee: Yokoyama (JPN)

United Team of Germany 4–0 Iran
Bauchspieß 7'
Vogel 20', 63'
Frenzel 44'
Report
Mitsuzawa Soccer Stadium, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Attendance: 12.671
Referee: De Queiroz (BRA)

Iran 1–1 Mexico
Nayyerloo 59' Report González Dávila 54'
Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Attendance: 15,938
Referee: Wontumi (GHA)

United Team of Germany 1–1 Romania
Frenzel 22' Report Pavlovici 27'
Komazawa Olympic Park Stadium, Setagaya, Tokyo
Attendance: 18,970
Referee: Korelus (TCH)

United Team of Germany 2–0 Mexico
Barthels 37'
Nöldner 66'
Report
Mitsuzawa Soccer Stadium, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Attendance: 12,814
Referee: De Silva (MAS)

Romania 1–0 Iran
Pavlovici 26' Report
Omiya Park Soccer Stadium, Omiya, Saitama
Attendance: 13,026
Referee: Comesaña (ARG)

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Hungary 2 2 0 0 12 5 +7 4
 Yugoslavia 2 1 0 1 8 7 +1 2
 Morocco 2 0 0 2 1 9 −8 0
 North Korea[a] 0 0
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ Withdrew
Hungary 6–0 Morocco
Bene 13', 38' (pen.), 70', 74', 78', 87' Report
National Olympic Stadium, Tokyo
Attendance: 65,793
Referee: Kim Duk-chun (South Korea)

Yugoslavia 3–1 Morocco
Samardžić 8'
Belin 12', 59'
Report Bouachra 2'
Mitsuzawa Soccer Stadium, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Attendance: 12,675
Referee: Imam (UAE)

Hungary 6–5 Yugoslavia
Csernai 5', 11', 44', 63' (pen.)
Farkas 18'
Bene 25' (pen.)
Report Osim 1', 82'
Belin 12', 35'
Zambata 31'
Komazawa Olympic Park Stadium, Setagaya, Tokyo
Attendance: 19,316
Referee: Fukushima (Japan)

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Czechoslovakia 3 3 0 0 12 2 +10 6
 United Arab Republic 3 1 1 1 12 6 +6 3
 Brazil 3 1 1 1 5 2 +3 3
 South Korea 3 0 0 3 1 20 −19 0
Source:[citation needed]
Brazil 1–1 United Arab Republic
Roberto 10' Report Shanin 88'
Komazawa Olympic Park Stadium, Setagaya, Tokyo
Attendance: 16,450
Referee: Glöckner (GDR)

Czechoslovakia 6–1 South Korea
Lichtnégl 25'
Vojta 26'
Mráz 32', 68'
Masný 43', 71'
Report Lee Yi-woo 59'
Omiya Park Soccer Stadium, Omiya, Saitama
Attendance: 12,943
Referee: Valenzuela (MEX)

Czechoslovakia 5–1 United Arab Republic
Vojta 5', 27'
Urban 36'
Mráz 83'
Cvetler 84'
Report Riad 53'
Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Attendance: 15,903
Referee: Zsolt (HUN)

Brazil 4–0 South Korea
Zé Roberto 30'
Elizeu 44', 54'
Roberto 73'
Report
Mitsuzawa Soccer Stadium, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Attendance: 12,672
Referee: Boukkili (MAR)

United Arab Republic 10–0 South Korea
Riad 14', 17', 40', 48', 72', 77'
Mohamed 50'
El-Fanagily 61'
Etman 66'
Hassan 78'
Report
Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Attendance: 16,039
Referee: Glöckner (GDR)

Czechoslovakia 1–0 Brazil
Valošek 77' Report
Omiya Park Soccer Stadium, Omiya, Saitama
Attendance: 13,120
Referee: Tehrani (IRN)

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Ghana 2 1 1 0 4 3 +1 3
 Japan 2 1 0 1 5 5 0 2
 Argentina 2 0 1 1 3 4 −1 1
 Italy[a] 0 0
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ Withdrew, disqualified for using professional players during qualifications. Poland were offered to take Italy's place but declined the offer.[3]
Argentina 1–1 Ghana
Bulla 26' Report E. Acquah 80'
Mitsuzawa Soccer Stadium, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Attendance: 12,452
Referee: Ashkenazi (ISR)

Japan 3–2 Argentina
Sugiyama 54'
Kawabuchi 81'
Ogi 82'
Report Domínguez 24', 62'
Komazawa Olympic Park Stadium, Setagaya, Tokyo
Attendance: 19,049
Referee: Škorić (YUG)

Japan 2–3 Ghana
Sugiyama 12'
Yaegashi 52'
Report Agyemang 27'
S. Acquah 69'
Fulaiteh 80'

Quarter-finals

United Team of Germany 1–0 Yugoslavia
Frenzel 1' Report
Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Attendance: 15,767
Referee: De Silva (MAS)

Hungary 2–0 Romania
Csernai 2', 84' (pen.) Report
Mitsuzawa Soccer Stadium, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Attendance: 12,841
Referee: Ashkenazi (ISR)

United Arab Republic 5–1 Ghana
Badawi 42', 61'
Riad 65'
El-Fanagily 69', 85'
Report Mfum 37'
Omiya Park Soccer Stadium, Omiya, Saitama
Attendance: 13,121
Referee: Glöckner (GDR)

Czechoslovakia 4–0 Japan
Brumovský 43', 59'
Vojta 69' (pen.)
Mráz 86'
Report
Komazawa Olympic Park Stadium, Setagaya, Tokyo
Attendance: 18,940
Referee: De Queiroz (BRA)

Semi-finals

Hungary 6–0 United Arab Republic
Bene 7', 20', 66', 77'
Komora 29', 58'
Report
Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Referee: Comesaña (ARG)

Czechoslovakia 2–1 United Team of Germany
Lichtnégl 47'
Mráz 89'
Report Nöldner 25'
Komazawa Olympic Park Stadium, Setagaya, Tokyo
Attendance: 19,435
Referee: Ashkenazi (ISR)

Bronze Medal match

United Team of Germany 3–1 United Arab Republic
Frenzel 17'
Vogel 48'
Stöcker 56'
Report Attia 75' (pen.)
Olympic Stadium, Tokyo
Attendance: 65,610
Referee: Yokoyama (JPN)

Gold Medal match

Hungary 2–1 Czechoslovakia
Weiss 47' (o.g.)
Bene 59'
Report Brumovský 80'
Olympic Stadium, Tokyo
Attendance: 65,610
Referee: Ashkenazi (ISR)

First Consolation Round

Played by losing quarter-finalists.

Japan 1–6 Yugoslavia
Kamamoto 61' Report Zambata 3', 5', 43', 63'
Osim 28', 60'
Nagai Stadium, Osaka
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Imam (UAE)
Romania 4–2 Ghana
Pavlovici 12', 19', 74'
Creiniceanu 41'
Report Fulaiteh 25', 44'
Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium, Kyoto
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: De Silva (MAS)

Consolation Final (5th place match)

Romania 3–0 Yugoslavia
Pavlovici 50'
Pârcălab 72'
Constantin 78'
Report
Nagai Stadium, Osaka
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Zsolt (HUN)

Brackets

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
         
 United Arab Republic 5
 Ghana 1
 United Arab Republic 0
 Hungary 6
 Hungary 2
 Romania 0
 Hungary 2
 Czechoslovakia 1
 Czechoslovakia 4
 Japan 0
 Czechoslovakia 2 Third place
 United Team of Germany 1
 United Team of Germany 1  United Team of Germany 3
 Yugoslavia 0  United Arab Republic 1

Goalscorers

With 12 goals, Ferenc Bene of Hungary is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 123 goals were scored by 56 different players, with only one of them credited as own goal.

12 goals
8 goals
6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

Final ranking

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Hungary 5 5 0 0 22 6 +16 10
2  Czechoslovakia 6 5 0 1 19 5 +14 10
3  United Team of Germany 6 4 1 1 12 4 +8 9
4  United Arab Republic 6 2 1 3 18 16 +2 5
5  Romania 6 4 1 1 12 6 +6 9
6  Yugoslavia 5 2 0 3 14 12 +2 4
7  Ghana 4 1 1 2 7 12 −5 3
8  Japan 4 1 0 3 6 15 −9 2
9  Brazil 3 1 1 1 5 2 +3 3
10  Argentina 2 0 1 1 3 4 −1 1
11  Mexico 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1
12  Iran 3 0 1 2 1 6 −5 1
13  Morocco 2 0 0 2 1 9 −8 0
14  South Korea 3 0 0 3 1 20 −19 0
Source: rsssf.com

References

  1. ^ "Football at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  2. ^ Edwards, Piers (23 May 2014). "Lima 1964: The world's worst stadium disaster". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  3. ^ Games of the XVIII. Olympiad. RSSSF.

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