Football at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament

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2016 Men's Olympic Football Tournament
Olympic rings without rims.svg
Tournament details
Host country  Brazil
Dates 4–20 August 2016
Teams 16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 7 (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Brazil (1st title)
Runners-up  Germany
Third place  Nigeria
Fourth place  Honduras
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 104 (3.25 per match)
Attendance 1,008,426 (31,513 per match)
Top scorer(s) Germany Serge Gnabry
Germany Nils Petersen
(6 goals each)
Fair play award  Denmark
2012
2020

The men's football tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics was held from 4 to 20 August 2016.[1] It was the 26th edition of the men's Olympic football tournament. Together with the women's competition, the 2016 Summer Olympics football tournament was held in six cities in Brazil, including Olympic host city Rio de Janeiro, which hosted the final at the Maracanã Stadium.[2] Teams participating in the men's competition were restricted to under-23 players (born on or after 1 January 1993) with a maximum of three overage players allowed.

In March 2016, it was agreed that the competition would be part of IFAB's trial to allow a fourth substitute to be made during extra time.[3]

Brazil captured their first gold medal after defeating Germany on penalties.[4] Nigeria won the bronze medal by beating Honduras 3–2.[5]

Competition schedule[edit]

The match schedule of the men's tournament was unveiled on 10 November 2015.[6][7]

G Group stage ¼ Quarterfinals ½ Semifinals B 3rd place play-off F Final
Thu 4 Fri 5 Sat 6 Sun 7 Mon 8 Tue 9 Wed 10 Thu 11 Fri 12 Sat 13 Sun 14 Mon 15 Tue 16 Wed 17 Thu 18 Fri 19 Sat 20
G G G ¼ ½ B F

Qualification[edit]

In addition to host nation Brazil, 15 men's national teams qualified from six separate continental confederations. FIFA ratified the distribution of spots at the Executive Committee meeting in March 2014.[8]

Means of qualification Dates1 Venue1 Berths Qualified
Host country 2 October 2009  Denmark 1  Brazil
2015 South American Youth Championship[9] 14 January – 7 February 2015  Uruguay 1  Argentina
2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship[10] 17–30 June 2015  Czech Republic 4  Denmark
 Germany
 Portugal
 Sweden
2015 Pacific Games[11] 3–17 July 2015  Papua New Guinea 1  Fiji2
2015 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship[12] 1–13 October 2015  United States 2  Honduras
 Mexico
2015 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations[13] 28 November – 12 December 2015  Senegal 3  Algeria
 Nigeria
 South Africa
2016 AFC U-23 Championship[14] 12–30 January 2016  Qatar 3  Iraq
 Japan
 South Korea
2016 CONCACAF–CONMEBOL play-off 25–29 March 2016  Colombia (first leg)
 United States (second leg)
1  Colombia
Total 16
  • ^1 Dates and venues are those of final tournaments (or final round of qualification tournaments), various qualification stages may precede matches at these specific venues.
  • ^2 Nations making their Olympic tournament debut

Match officials[edit]

On 2 May 2016, FIFA released the list of match referees that would officiate at the Olympics.[15]

Confederation Referee Assistants
AFC Fahad Al-Mirdasi (Saudi Arabia) Abdullah Al-Shalwai (Saudi Arabia)
Mohammed Al-Abakry (Saudi Arabia)
Alireza Faghani (Iran) Reza Sokhandan (Iran)
Mohammadreza Mansouri (Iran)
Ryuji Sato (Japan) Toru Sagara (Japan)
Hiroshi Yamauchi (Japan)
CAF Gehad Grisha (Egypt) Rédouane Achik (Morocco)
Waleed Ahmed (Sudan)
Malang Diedhiou (Senegal) Djibril Camara (Senegal)
El Hadji Malick Samba (Senegal)
CONCACAF Walter López Castellanos (Guatemala) Leonel Leal (Costa Rica)
Gerson López Castellanos (Guatemala)
César Arturo Ramos (Mexico) Marvin Torrentera (Mexico)
Miguel Hernández (Mexico)
CONMEBOL Néstor Pitana (Argentina) Hernán Maidana (Argentina)
Juan Pablo Belatti (Argentina)
Sandro Ricci (Brazil) Emerson de Carvalho (Brazil)
Marcelo Van Gasse (Brazil)
Roddy Zambrano (Ecuador) Christian Lescano (Ecuador)
Byron Romero (Ecuador)
OFC Matthew Conger (New Zealand) Simon Lount (New Zealand)
Tevita Makasini (Tonga)
UEFA Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey) Bahattin Duran (Turkey)
Tarık Ongun (Turkey)
Ovidiu Hațegan (Romania) Octavian Șovre (Romania)
Sebastian Gheorghe (Romania)
Sergei Karasev (Russia) Tikhon Kalugin (Russia)
Nikolay Golubev (Russia)
Antonio Mateu Lahoz (Spain) Pau Cebrián Devis (Spain)
Roberto Díaz Pérez (Spain)
Clément Turpin (France) Frédéric Cano (France)
Nicolas Danos (France)
Support Referee Diego Haro (Peru)
Joseph Lamptey (Ghana)

Venues[edit]

2016 Summer Olympic Games livery near Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasília, venue for several matches.

The tournament was held in seven venues across six cities:

Squads[edit]

The men's tournament was an under-23 international tournament (born on or after 1 January 1993), with a maximum of three overage players allowed. Each team had to submit a squad of 18 players, two of whom had to be goalkeepers. Each team might also have a list of four alternate players, who might replace any player in the squad in case of injury during the tournament.[16]

Draw[edit]

The draw for the tournament was held on 14 April 2016, 10:30 BRT (UTC−3), at the Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro.[17] The 16 teams in the men's tournament were drawn into four groups of four teams.[18] The teams were seeded into four pots based on their performances in the five previous Olympics (with more recent tournaments weighted higher), plus bonus points awarded to the six confederation qualifying champions (Japan, Nigeria, Mexico, Argentina, Fiji, Sweden).[19] The hosts Brazil were automatically assigned into position A1. No groups can contain more than one team from the same confederation.[20]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

Group stage[edit]

The top two teams of each group advanced to the quarter-finals. The rankings of teams in each group were determined as follows:[16]

  1. points obtained in all group matches;
  2. goal difference in all group matches;
  3. number of goals scored in all group matches;

If two or more teams were equal on the basis of the above three criteria, their rankings were determined as follows:

  1. points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  2. goal difference in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  3. number of goals scored in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  4. drawing of lots by the FIFA Organising Committee.

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Brazil (H) 3 1 2 0 4 0 +4 5 Quarter-finals
2  Denmark 3 1 1 1 1 4 −3 4
3  Iraq 3 0 3 0 1 1 0 3
4  South Africa 3 0 2 1 1 2 −1 2
Source: Rio2016 & FIFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Iraq  0–0  Denmark
[21][22]
Brazil  0–0  South Africa
[24][25]

Denmark  1–0  South Africa
Skov Goal 69' [27][28]
Brazil  0–0  Iraq
[30][31]

Denmark  0–4  Brazil
[33][34] Gabriel Goal 26'80'
Gabriel Jesus Goal 40'
Luan Goal 50'
South Africa  1–1  Iraq
Motupa Goal 6' Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Abdul-Amir Goal 14'

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Nigeria 3 2 0 1 6 6 0 6 Quarter-finals
2  Colombia 3 1 2 0 6 4 +2 5
3  Japan 3 1 1 1 7 7 0 4
4  Sweden 3 0 1 2 2 4 −2 1
Source: Rio2016 & FIFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Sweden  2–2  Colombia
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Nigeria  5–4  Japan
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Attendance: 29,996[38]

Sweden  0–1  Nigeria
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Sadiq Goal 40'
Japan  2–2  Colombia
Asano Goal 67'
Nakajima Goal 74'
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Gutiérrez Goal 59'
Fujiharu Goal 65' (o.g.)
Attendance: 26,603[40]

Japan  1–0  Sweden
Yajima Goal 65' Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Colombia  2–0  Nigeria
Gutiérrez Goal 4'
Pabón Goal 63' (pen.)
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)

Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  South Korea 3 2 1 0 12 3 +9 7 Quarter-finals
2  Germany 3 1 2 0 15 5 +10 5
3  Mexico 3 1 1 1 7 4 +3 4
4  Fiji 3 0 0 3 1 23 −22 0
Source: Rio2016 & FIFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Mexico  2–2  Germany
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Fiji  0–8  South Korea
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)

Fiji  1–5  Mexico
Krishna Goal 10' Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Gutiérrez Goal 48'55'58'73'
Salcedo Goal 67'
Germany  3–3  South Korea
Gnabry Goal 33'90+2'
Selke Goal 55'
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Hwang Hee-chan Goal 25'
Son Heung-min Goal 57'
Suk Hyun-jun Goal 87'

Germany  10–0  Fiji
Gnabry Goal 8'45'
Petersen Goal 14'33'40'63' (pen.)70'
Meyer Goal 30'49'52'
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
South Korea  1–0  Mexico
Kwon Chang-hoon Goal 73' Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)

Group D[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Portugal 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7 Quarter-finals
2  Honduras 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4
3  Argentina 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
4  Algeria 3 0 1 2 4 6 −2 1
Source: Rio2016 & FIFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Honduras  3–2  Algeria
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)

Honduras  1–2  Portugal
Elis Goal 1' Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Figueiredo Goal 21'
Paciência Goal 36'
Argentina  2–1  Algeria
Correa Goal 47'
Calleri Goal 70'
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Bendebka Goal 64'

Argentina  1–1  Honduras
Martínez Goal 90+3' Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Lozano Goal 75' (pen.)
Algeria  1–1  Portugal
Benkablia Goal 30' Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Paciência Goal 25' (pen.)

Knockout stage[edit]

In the knockout stages, if a match is level at the end of normal playing time, extra time is played (two periods of 15 minutes each) and followed, if necessary, by a penalty shoot-out to determine the winner.[16]

On 18 March 2016, the FIFA Executive Committee agreed that the competition would be part of the International Football Association Board's trial to allow a fourth substitute to be made during extra time.[3]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsGold medal match
 
          
 
13 August — São Paulo
 
 
 Brazil2
 
17 August — Rio de Janeiro
 
 Colombia0
 
 Brazil6
 
13 August — Belo Horizonte
 
 Honduras0
 
 South Korea0
 
20 August — Rio de Janeiro
 
 Honduras1
 
 Brazil (p)1 (5)
 
13 August — Salvador
 
 Germany1 (4)
 
 Nigeria2
 
17 August — São Paulo
 
 Denmark0
 
 Nigeria0
 
13 August — Brasília
 
 Germany2 Bronze medal match
 
 Portugal0
 
20 August — Belo Horizonte
 
 Germany4
 
 Honduras2
 
 
 Nigeria3
 

Quarter-finals[edit]

Portugal  0–4  Germany
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Gnabry Goal 45+1'
Ginter Goal 57'
Selke Goal 75'
Max Goal 87'

Nigeria  2–0  Denmark
Mikel Goal 15'
Umar Goal 59'
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)

South Korea  0–1  Honduras
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Elis Goal 59'
Attendance: 36,704[57]
Referee: Gehad Grisha (Egypt)

Brazil  2–0  Colombia
Neymar Goal 12'
Luan Goal 83'
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)

Semi-finals[edit]

Brazil  6–0  Honduras
Neymar Goal 1'90+1' (pen.)
Gabriel Jesus Goal 26'35'
Marquinhos Goal 51'
Luan Goal 79'
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Attendance: 52,457[59]

Nigeria  0–2  Germany
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Klostermann Goal 9'
Petersen Goal 89'

Bronze medal match[edit]

Honduras  2–3  Nigeria
Lozano Goal 71'
Pereira Goal 86'
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Sadiq Goal 34'56'
Umar Goal 49'
Attendance: 9,091[61]
Referee: Sandro Ricci (Brazil)

Gold medal match[edit]

Goalscorers[edit]

6 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goals

Final ranking[edit]

As per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-outs are counted as draws.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1st, gold medalist(s)  Brazil (H) 6 3 3 0 13 1 +12 12 Gold Medal
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Germany 6 3 3 0 22 6 +16 12 Silver Medal
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Nigeria 6 4 0 2 11 10 +1 12 Bronze Medal
4  Honduras 6 2 1 3 8 14 −6 7 Fourth place
5  South Korea 4 2 1 1 12 4 +8 7 Eliminated in
quarter-finals
6  Portugal 4 2 1 1 5 6 −1 7
7  Colombia 4 1 2 1 6 6 0 5
8  Denmark 4 1 1 2 1 6 −5 4
9  Mexico 3 1 1 1 7 4 +3 4 Eliminated in
group stage
10  Japan 3 1 1 1 7 7 0 4
11  Argentina 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
12  Iraq 3 0 3 0 1 1 0 3
13  South Africa 3 0 2 1 1 2 −1 2
14  Algeria 3 0 1 2 4 6 −2 1
15  Sweden 3 0 1 2 2 4 −2 1
16  Fiji 3 0 0 3 1 23 −22 0
Source: Rio2016
(H) Host.

See also[edit]

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