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Football at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games:

Men's Football

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Host City: Tokyo, Japan
Venue(s): Komazawa Stadium, Komazawa Olympic Park, Tokyo; Mitsuzawa Stadium, Yokohama; National Stadium, Shinjuku, Tokyo; Nishiyogoku Athletic Stadium, Kyoto; Osakashi Nagai Rikujo Kyogijo, Osaka; Prince Chichubu Rugby Stadium, Minato, Tokyo; Saitamashi Omiya Koen Sakkajo, Saitama
Date Started: October 11, 1964
Date Finished: October 23, 1964
Format: Round-robin pools advance teams to single-elimination tournament of eight teams.

Gold: HUN Hungary
Silver: TCH Czechoslovakia
Bronze: GER Germany

Summary

The 1964 Olympic football tournament was dominated by the five Eastern European teams. Only one team from Western Europe had qualified, but Italy withdrew when the IOC ordered an investigation into the amateur status of several of their players, who competed for Italy's major teams. North Korea also withdrew, following the GANEFO dispute with the IOC. This left 14 teams, and the five European teams were met by Japan, Ghana and the United Arab Republic (Egypt) in the quarter-finals. Germany ousted defending champion Yugoslavia, while the UAR reached the semi-finals for the second time, the first occasion being in 1928, as Egypt. Again, the Africans lost their semi-final 0-6, Hungary qualifying for the final against Czechoslovakia. The final was illustrative for the entire tournament, with unattractive play interrupted by numerous free kicks. The match was decided by a goal from Ferenc Bene, the tournament's top scorer with 12 goals.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal G YC RC S CK FK FC
1 Hungary HUN Gold 22 0 0 137 29 127 139
2 Czechoslovakia TCH Silver 19 0 0 155 53 157 150
3 Germany GER Bronze 12 0 0 151 62 114 130
4 Egypt EGY 18 0 0 101 17 169 137
5 Romania ROU 12 0 0 37 23 107 110
6 Yugoslavia YUG 14 0 0 63 10 56 55
7T Japan JPN 6 0 0 69 14 66 71
7T Ghana GHA 7 0 0 66 30 94 84
9T Mexico MEX 2 0 0 47 16 47 72
9T Morocco MAR 1 0 0 29 11 40 44
9T Brazil BRA 5 0 0 64 21 60 79
9T Argentina ARG 3 0 0 45 13 47 63
13T Iran IRI 1 0 0 17 14 77 50
13T South Korea KOR 1 0 0 34 13 62 48