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Football at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament

Football at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament
Tournament details
Host country United States
Dates 20 July – 3 August
Teams 16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)(in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions 23x15px Nigeria
Runners-up 23x15px Argentina
Third place 23x15px Brazil
Fourth place 22px Portugal
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 90 (2.81 per match)
Top scorer(s) 23x15px Hernán Crespo
23x15px Bebeto (6 goals)
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All statistics correct as of 17:28, 14 Marsh 2012 (UTC).

The 1996 Men's Olympic Football Tournament, played as part of the 1996 Summer Olympics, was hosted in Birmingham, Alabama, Washington, D.C, Orlando, Florida, Miami, Florida, Athens, Georgia and Tampa, Florida.[1][2][3][4] From 1996 onwards, male competitors must be under 23 years old, with three over-23 players allowed per squad. The tournament features 16 men's national teams from the six continental confederations. The 16 teams are drawn into four groups of four 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 Sanford Stadium on August 3, 1996.

Medal winners

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
23x15pxNigeria 23x15pxArgentina 23x15pxBrazil
Gold Silver Bronze
Nigeria Nigeria (NGR)
Emmanuel Babayaro
Celestine Babayaro
Taribo West
Nwankwo Kanu
Uche Okechukwu
Emmanuel Amuneke
Tijani Babangida
Wilson Oruma
Teslim Fatusi
Jay-Jay Okocha
Victor Ikpeba
Abiodun Obafemi
Garba Lawal
Daniel Amokachi
Sunday Oliseh
Kingsley Obiekwu
Uche F Akon
Mobi Oparaku
Dosu Joseph
Argentina Argentina (ARG)
Carlos Bossio
Roberto Ayala
José Chamot
Javier Zanetti
Matías Almeyda
Roberto Sensini
Claudio López
Diego Simeone
Hernán Crespo
Ariel Ortega
Hugo Morales
Pablo Cavallero
Héctor Pineda
Pablo Paz
Christian Bassedas
Gustavo López
Marcelo Delgado
Marcelo Gallardo
Brazil Brazil (BRA)
Dida
Zé María
Aldair
Ronaldo Guiaro
Flávio Conceição
Roberto Carlos
Bebeto
Amaral
Ronaldo
Rivaldo
Sávio
Danrlei
Narciso
André Luiz
Zé Elias
Marcelinho
Luizão
Juninho

Qualification

The following 16 teams qualified for the 1996 Olympic men's football tournament:

Means of qualification Berths Qualified
Host nation 1 23x15px United States
AFC Preliminary Competition 3 Template:Country data KOR (winner)
Template:Country data JPN (runner-up)
23x15px Saudi Arabia (third-place)
CAF Preliminary Competition 3 23x15px Ghana
23x15px Tunisia
23x15px Nigeria
CONCACAF Preliminary Competition 1 23x15px Mexico (winner)
1996 CONMEBOL Pre-Olympic Tournament 2 23x15px Brazil (winner)
23x15px Argentina (runner-up)
OFC Preliminary Competition 1 23x15px Australia
1996 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship 5 23x15px Italy (winner)
23x15px Spain (runner-up)
23x15px France (third-place)
23x15px Hungary (5th)
23x15px Portugal (6th)
Total 16

Match officials

Squads

Tournament details

First round

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px Argentina 3 1 2 0 5 3 +2 5
22px Portugal 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 5
23x15px United States 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
23x15px Tunisia 3 0 1 2 1 5 −4 1


July 20, 1996
15:00
Portugal 23x15px 2 – 0 23x15px Tunisia
Martins Goal 13', Goal 68' Report
RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 34,796
Referee: Pereira (BRA)

July 20, 1996
19.30
United States 23x15px 1 – 3 23x15px Argentina
Reyna Goal 1' Report G. López Goal 26'
Crespo Goal 55'
Simeone Goal 90'
Legion Field, Birmingham
Attendance: 83,183
Referee: Bouchardeau (NIG)

July 22, 1996
19:30
Argentina 23x15px 1 – 1 23x15px Portugal
Ortega Goal 45' Report Nuno Gomes Goal 70'
RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 25,811
Referee: Al Mehannah (KSA)

July 22, 1996
19:30
United States 23x15px 2 – 0 23x15px Tunisia
Kirovski Goal 38'
Maisonneuve Goal 90'
Report
Legion Field, Birmingham
Attendance: 45,687
Referee: Dallas (GBR)

July 24, 1996
19.30
Argentina 23x15px 1 – 1 23x15px Tunisia
Ortega Goal 5' Report M'Kacher Goal 74'
Legion Field, Birmingham
Attendance: 16,826
Referee: Un-Prasert (THA)

July 24, 1996
19:30
United States 23x15px 1 – 1 23x15px Portugal
Maisonneuve Goal 75' Report Paulo Alves Goal 33'
RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 58,012
Referee: Lennie (AUS)

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px France 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7
23x15px Spain 3 2 1 0 5 3 +2 7
23x15px Australia 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 3
23x15px Saudi Arabia 3 0 0 3 2 5 −3 0


July 20, 1996
18:30
Spain 23x15px 1 – 0 23x15px Saudi Arabia
Óscar Goal 80' Report
Citrus Bowl, Orlando
Attendance: 28,774
Referee: Collina (ITA)

July 20, 1996
18:30
France 23x15px 2 – 0 23x15px Australia
Pirès Goal 11'
Maurice Goal 74'
Report
Orange Bowl, Miami
Attendance: 14,322
Referee: Ruscio (ARG)

July 22, 1996
19:00
France 23x15px 1 – 1 23x15px Spain
Legwinski Goal 38' Report Óscar Goal 80'
Citrus Bowl, Orlando
Attendance: 16,773
Referee: Un-Prasert (THA)

July 22, 1996
19:00
Australia 23x15px 2 – 1 23x15px Saudi Arabia
Tsekenis Goal 11'
Viduka Goal 63'
Report Al-Khilaiwi Goal 37'
Orange Bowl, Miami
Attendance: 5,997
Referee: Baharmast (USA)

July 24, 1996
19:00
Spain 23x15px 3 – 2 23x15px Australia
Raúl Goal 40', Goal 90'
Santi Goal 86'
Report Vidmar Goal 3', Goal 12'
Citrus Bowl, Orlando
Attendance: 12,050
Referee: Dallas (GBR)

July 24, 1996
19:00
France 23x15px 2 – 1 23x15px Saudi Arabia
Maurice Goal 20' (pen.)
Sibierski Goal 49'
Report Anwar Goal 26'
Orange Bowl, Miami
Attendance: 4,615
Referee: Archundia (MEX)

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px Mexico 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
23x15px Ghana 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
Template:Country data KOR 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
23x15px Italy 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1 3



July 21, 1996
17.00
Mexico 23x15px 1 – 0 23x15px Italy
Palencia Goal 83' Report
Legion Field, Birmingham
Attendance: 44,211
Referee: Dallas (GBR)


July 23, 1996
21.00
Ghana 23x15px 3 – 2 23x15px Italy
Sabah Goal 15', Goal 74'
Ahinful Goal 63' (pen.)
Report Branca Goal 8', Goal 44' (pen.)
RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 27,849
Referee: Garcia Aranda (ESP)

July 25, 1996
21.00
Mexico 23x15px 1 – 1 23x15px Ghana
Abundis Goal 65' Report Ebenzer Goal 44'
RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 30,237
Referee: Pereira (BRA)

July 25, 1996
21.00
Italy 23x15px 2 – 1 Template:Country data KOR
Branca Goal 24', Goal 82' Report Lee Ki-Hyung Goal 62'
Legion Field, Birmingham
Attendance: 28,319
Referee: Ruscio (ARG)

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px Brazil 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6
23x15px Nigeria 3 2 0 1 3 1 +2 6
Template:Country data JPN 3 2 0 1 4 4 0 6
23x15px Hungary 3 0 0 3 3 7 −4 0


July 21, 1996
18:30
Template:Country data JPN 1 – 0 23x15px Brazil
Ito Goal 72' Report
Orange Bowl, Miami
Attendance: 46,713
Referee: Archundia (MEX)

July 21, 1996
18:30
Nigeria 23x15px 1 – 0 23x15px Hungary
Kanu Goal 44' Report
Citrus Bowl, Orlando
Attendance: 25,303
Referee: Un-Prasert (THA)

July 23, 1996
20:30
Brazil 23x15px 3 – 1 23x15px Hungary
Ronaldo Goal 35'
Juninho Goal 61'
Bebeto Goal 84'
Report Madar Goal 58'
Orange Bowl, Miami
Attendance: 34,871
Referee: Al-Ghandour (EGY)

July 23, 1996
20:30
Nigeria 23x15px 2 – 0 Template:Country data JPN
Babangida Goal 82'
Okocha Goal 90' (pen.)
Report
Citrus Bowl, Orlando
Attendance: 22,734
Referee: Collina (ITA)

July 25, 1996
21:00
Brazil 23x15px 1 – 0 23x15px Nigeria
Ronaldo Goal 30' Report
Orange Bowl, Miami
Attendance: 55,650
Referee: Baharmast (USA)

July 25, 1996
21:00
Template:Country data JPN 3 – 2 23x15px Hungary
Maezono Goal 39' (pen.), Goal 91'
Uemura Goal 90'
Report Sandor Goal 2''
Madar Goal 48''
Citrus Bowl, Orlando
Attendance: 20,834
Referee: Bouchardeau (NIG)

Knockout stage

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Quarter-finals

July 27, 1996
18:00
Portugal 23x15px 2 – 1 (asdet) 23x15px France
Capucho Goal 7'
Calado Golden goal 105'  (pen.)
Report Maurice Goal 49'
Orange Bowl, Miami
Attendance: 22,339
Referee: Collina (ITA)

July 27, 1996
19:30
Argentina 23x15px 4 – 0 23x15px Spain
Crespo Goal 47', Goal 88'
Aranzábal Goal 52' (o.g.)
C. López Goal 66'
Report
Legion Field, Birmingham
Attendance: 43,507
Referee: Al-Ghandour (EGY)

July 28, 1996
16:00
Mexico 23x15px 0 – 2 23x15px Nigeria
Report Okocha Goal 20'
C. Babayaro Goal 84'
Legion Field, Birmingham
Attendance: 44,788
Referee: Al Mehannah (KSA)

July 28, 1996
18:00
Brazil 23x15px 4 – 2 23x15px Ghana
Duodu Goal 18' (o.g.)
Ronaldo Goal 56', Goal 62'
Bebeto Goal 72''
Report Akonnor Goal 23'
Aboagye Goal 53'
Orange Bowl, Miami
Attendance: 45,257
Referee: Un-Prasert (THA)

Semi-finals

July 30, 1996
18:00
Portugal 23x15px 0 – 2 23x15px Argentina
Report Crespo Goal 55', Goal 61'
Sanford Stadium, Athens
Attendance: 78,212
Referee: Baharmast (USA)

July 31, 1996
18:00
Nigeria 23x15px 4 – 3 (asdet) 23x15px Brazil
Roberto Carlos Goal 20' (o.g.)
Ikpeba Goal 78'
Kanu Goal 90', Golden goal 94'
Report Flavio Conceição Goal 1', Goal 38'
Bebeto Goal 28'
Sanford Stadium, Athens
Attendance: 78,587
Referee: Garcia Aranda (ESP)

Bronze Medal match

August 2, 1996
18:00
Brazil 23x15px 5 – 0 23x15px Portugal
Ronaldo Goal 4'
Flavio Conceição Goal 10'
Bebeto Goal 46', Goal 53', Goal 74'
Report
Sanford Stadium, Athens
Attendance: 68,173
Referee: Al-Ghandour (EGY)

Gold Medal match

August 3, 1996
15:45
Nigeria 23x15px 3 – 2 23x15px Argentina
Babayaro Goal 28'
Amokachi Goal 74'
Amuneke Goal 90'
Report C. López Goal 3'
Crespo Goal 50' (pen.)
Sanford Stadium, Athens
Attendance: 86,117
Referee: Collina (ITA)

Final ranking

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Nigeria Nigeria (NGR) 6 5 0 1 12 6 +6 15
2 Argentina Argentina (ARG) 6 3 2 1 13 6 +7 11
3 Brazil Brazil (BRA) 6 4 0 2 16 8 +8 12
4 Portugal Portugal (POR) 6 2 2 2 6 10 –4 9
5 France France (FRA) 4 2 1 1 6 4 +2 7
6 Spain Spain (ESP) 4 2 1 1 5 7 -2 7
7 Mexico Mexico (MEX) 4 1 2 1 2 3 -1 5
8 Ghana Ghana (GHA) 4 1 1 2 6 8 –2 4
9 Japan Japan (JPN) 3 2 0 1 4 4 0 6
10 United States United States (USA) 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
11 South Korea South Korea (KOR) 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
12 Italy Italy (ITA) 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1 3
13 Australia Australia (AUS) 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 3
14 Tunisia Tunisia (TUN) 3 0 1 2 1 5 –4 1
15 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia (KSA) 3 0 0 3 2 5 –3 0
16 Hungary Hungary (HUN) 3 0 0 3 3 7 –4 0

Goalscorers

With six goals, Hernán Crespo of Argentina and Bebeto of Brazil are the top scorers in the tournament. In total, 90 goals were scored by 55 different players, with three of them credited as own goals.

6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals

1 goal

Own goals

References

  1. ^ "The inside story of Nigeria's Atlanta '96 gold medal - SuperSport - Football". SuperSport. 2012-07-25. Retrieved 2013-12-07. 
  2. ^ Penner, Mike (1996-08-01). "Defense Rests for a Stunned Brazil - Los Angeles Times". Articles.latimes.com. Retrieved 2013-12-07. 
  3. ^ Penner, Mike (1996-08-04). "Nigeria's Eagles Catch Argentina in Its Own Trap - Los Angeles Times". Articles.latimes.com. Retrieved 2013-12-07. 
  4. ^ "Soccer : Results : Men's Competition Notebook". Usatoday30.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2013-12-07. 

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