Football at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament

men's association football tournament during the 2012 Olympic Summer Games

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

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

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

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

Semi-finalsEdit

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

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

Bronze medal matchEdit

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

Gold medal matchEdit

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

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. "Play-off details confirmed". FIFA. 26 January 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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  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.