Football at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament

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2012 Men's Olympic Football Tournament
Tournament details
Host countryGreat Britain
Dates26 July – 11 August
Teams16
Venue(s)6 (in 6 host cities)
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The 2012 Men's Olympic Football Tournament is a under-23 football tournament. It is held during the 2012 Summer Olympics. It is held in 26 July to 11 August. All the national under-23 qualified football teams can compete. The defending champion is Argentina. The tournament is hosted in England (4 stadiums), Scotland (1 stadium) and Wales (1 stadium). 16 teams were qualified for the final group stage.

Teams[change | change source]

Means of qualification Date of completion Venue Berths Qualified
Host nation 1  Great Britain
AFC Preliminary Competition 29 March 2012 Various (home and away) 3  South Korea
 Japan
 United Arab Emirates
CAF Preliminary Competition 10 December 2011  Morocco 3  Gabon
 Morocco
 Egypt
CONCACAF Preliminary Competition 2 April 2012  United States[1] 2  Mexico
 Honduras
CONMEBOL Preliminary Competition 12 February 2011  Peru 2  Brazil
 Uruguay
OFC Preliminary Competition 25 March 2012  New Zealand 1  New Zealand
UEFA Preliminary Competition 25 June 2011  Denmark 3  Spain
  Switzerland
 Belarus
AFC–CAF play-off 23 April 2012 United Kingdom Great Britain[2] 1  Senegal
Total 16

Venues[change | change source]

London
Football at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament (the United Kingdom)
Manchester
Wembley Stadium Old Trafford
Capacity: 90,000 Capacity: 76,212
Wembley 22 August 2007 20 August 2006
Cardiff Newcastle
Millennium Stadium St James' Park
Capacity: 74,500 Capacity: 52,387
5 February 2009 21 August 2008
Glasgow Coventry
Hampden Park City of Coventry Stadium
Capacity: 52,103 Capacity: 32,500
18 July 2004 Ricoh Arena, Coventry.JPG

Group Stage[change | change source]

Group A[change | change source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
United Kingdom Great Britain 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7
Senegal Senegal 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 5
Uruguay Uruguay 3 1 0 2 2 4 -2 3
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 3 0 1 2 3 6 -3 1
26 July 2012
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 1 – 2 Uruguay Uruguay
Great Britain United Kingdom 1 – 1 Senegal Senegal
29 July 2012
Senegal Senegal 2 – 0 Uruguay Uruguay
Great Britain United Kingdom 3 – 1 United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
1 August 2012
Senegal Senegal 1 – 1 United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
Great Britain United Kingdom 1 – 0 Uruguay Uruguay

Group B[change | change source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Mexico 3 2 1 0 3 0 +3 7
 South Korea 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
 Gabon 3 0 2 1 1 3 -2 2
  Switzerland 3 0 1 2 2 4 -2 1
26 July 2012
 Mexico 0–0  South Korea
 Gabon 1–1   Switzerland
29 July 2012
 Mexico 2–0  Gabon
 South Korea 2–1   Switzerland
1 August 2012
 Mexico 1–0   Switzerland
 South Korea 0–0  Gabon

Group C[change | change source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Brazil Brazil 3 3 0 0 9 3 +6 9
Egypt Egypt 3 1 1 1 6 5 +1 4
Belarus Belarus 3 1 0 2 3 6 -3 3
New Zealand New Zealand 3 0 1 2 1 5 -4 1
26 July 2012
Belarus Belarus 1–0 New Zealand New Zealand
Brazil Brazil 3–2 Egypt Egypt
29 July 2012
Brazil Brazil 1–1 Belarus Belarus
Egypt Egypt 3–1 New Zealand New Zealand
1 August 2012
Brazil Brazil 3–0 New Zealand New Zealand
Egypt Egypt 3–1 Belarus Belarus

Group D[change | change source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Japan Japan 3 2 1 0 2 0 +2 7
Honduras Honduras 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
Morocco Morocco 3 0 2 1 2 3 -1 2
Spain Spain 3 0 1 2 0 2 -2 1
26 July 2012
Spain Spain 0–1 Japan Japan
Honduras Honduras 2–2 Morocco Morocco
29 July 2012
Spain Spain 0–1 Honduras Honduras
Japan Japan 1–0 Morocco Morocco
1 August 2012
Japan Japan 0–0 Honduras Honduras
Spain Spain 0–0 Morocco Morocco

Knockout phase[change | change source]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Gold medal match
                           
  A1   Great Britain 1 (4)  
B2   South Korea 1 (5)  
    South Korea 0  
    Brazil 3  
C1   Brazil 3
  D2   Honduras 2  
      Brazil 1
    Mexico 2
  B1   Mexico 4  
A2   Senegal 2  
    Mexico 3 Bronze medal match
    Japan 1  
D1   Japan 3   South Korea 2
  C2   Egypt 0     Japan 0

Quarter-finals[change | change source]

 Japan3–0 Egypt
Nagai Goal 14'
Yoshida Goal 78'
Ōtsu Goal 83'
Report

 Mexico4–2 (a.e.t.) Senegal
Enríquez Goal 10'
Aquino Goal 62'
Dos Santos Goal 98'
Herrera Goal 109'
Report Konaté Goal 69'
Baldé Goal 76'

 Brazil3–2 Honduras
Damião Goal 38'60'
Neymar Goal 50' (pen.)
Report Martínez Goal 12'
Espinoza Goal 48'
Attendance: 42,166[5]
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)

Semi-finals[change | change source]

 Mexico3–1 Japan
Fabián Goal 31'
Peralta Goal 65'
Cortés Goal 90+3'
Report Ōtsu Goal 12'
Attendance: 82,372[7]

 South Korea0–3 Brazil
Report Rômulo Goal 38'
Damião Goal 57'64'

Bronze medal match[change | change source]

 South Korea2–0 Japan
Park Chu-young Goal 38'
Koo Ja-cheol Goal 57'
Report

Gold medal match[change | change source]

 Brazil1–2 Mexico
Hulk Goal 90+1' Report 1
Report 2
Peralta Goal 1'75'

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "CONCACAF to seek additional World Cup berth". CONCACAF. 16 January 2011.
  2. "Play-off details confirmed". FIFA. 26 January 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
  3. "Japan – Egypt". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 August 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2012.
  4. "Mexico – Senegal". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 August 2012. Retrieved 6 August 2012.
  5. "Brazil – Honduras". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 August 2012. Retrieved 6 August 2012.
  6. "Great Britain – South Korea". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 August 2012. Retrieved 6 August 2012.
  7. "Mexico – Japan". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 7 August 2012. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
  8. "South Korea – Brazil". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 7 August 2012. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
  9. "South Korea – Japan". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 10 August 2012. Retrieved 16 August 2012.
  10. "Brazil – Mexico". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 11 August 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2012.