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Football at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament

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.

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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TeamsEdit

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   Great Britain[2] 1   Senegal
Total 16

VenuesEdit

London
Football at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament (the United Kingdom)
Manchester
Wembley Stadium Old Trafford
Capacity: 90,000 Capacity: 76,212
   
Cardiff Newcastle
Millennium Stadium St James' Park
Capacity: 74,500 Capacity: 52,387
   
Glasgow Coventry
Hampden Park City of Coventry Stadium
Capacity: 52,103 Capacity: 32,500
   

Group StageEdit

Group AEdit

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

Group BEdit

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 CEdit

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

Group DEdit

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

Knockout phaseEdit

  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-finalsEdit

4 August 2012
12:00
Winner Group D Match 25 Runner-up Group C Old Trafford, Manchester

4 August 2012
14:30
Winner Group B Match 26 Runner-up Group A Wembley Stadium, London

4 August 2012
17:00
Winner Group C Match 27 Runner-up Group D St James' Park, Newcastle

4 August 2012
19:30
Winner Group A Match 28 Runner-up Group B Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

Semi-finalsEdit

7 August 2012
17:00
Winner Match 26 Match 29 Winner Match 25 Wembley Stadium, London

7 August 2012
19:45
Winner Match 28 Match 30 Winner Match 27 Old Trafford, Manchester

Bronze medal matchEdit

10 August 2012
19:45
Loser Match 30 v Loser Match 29 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

Gold medal matchEdit

11 August 2012
15:00
Winner Match 30 v Winner Match 29 Wembley Stadium, London

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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.