VII OLYMPIC FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT (LONDON 1948)

GAME DETAILS

(From 26-07-1948 to 13-08-1948)

 

 

PRELIMINARY ROUND

STADIUM: Goldstone Ground (Brighton)

DATE: 26-07-1948 (18:00 h)

ATTENDANCE: 13.000

REFEREE: A.C. Williams (GBR)

GOALS: 1-0 (Gales 6’); 2-0 (Kettel 40’); 3-0 (Schammel 41’); 4-0 (Paulus 62’); 5-0 (Gales 79’); 6-0 (Paulus 80’)

LUX

Lëtzebuerg

Luxembourg - Afghanistan

افغانستان

AFG

6-0 (3-0)

LUXEMBOURG

Michaux

Pauly, J. Feller

R. Wagner, V. Feller (c), May

Gales, Kremer, Kettel, Paulus, Schammel

COACH: Jean-Pierre Hoscheit

AFGHANISTAN

Abdul Ghafoor Assar

Gharzai, A. G. Yusufzai

Azimi, Barakzai, A. A. Kharot

M. A. Kharot, Afzal, Abdul Ghani Assar, Tajik, M. S. Yusufzai

COACH: xxx

 

PRELIMINARY ROUND

STADIUM: Fratton Park (Portsmouth)

DATE: 26-07-1948 (18:00 h)

ATTENDANCE: 8.000

REFEREE: George Reader (GBR)

GOALS: 1-0 (Wilkes 1’); 2-0 (Roosenburg 11’); 2-1 (Smith 52’); 3-1 (Wilkes 74’)

[Incidents: FIFA credits O’Kelly with the Irish goal.]

NED

Nederland

Netherlands - Ireland

Éire

IRL

3-1 (2-0)

NETHERLANDS

Kraak

Van Bun, Schijvenaar

Krijgh, Terlouw, De Vroet (c)

Van der Tuyn, Rijvers, Roosenburg, Wilkes, Lenstra

COACH: Jesse Carver

IRELAND

Lawlor

Glennon (c), Richardson

Barry, Kavanagh, O’Grady

McDonald, McLoughlin, Cleary, O’Kelly, Smith

COACH: Johnny Carey

 

FIRST ROUND

STADIUM: Craven Cottage (London)

DATE: 31-07-1948 (18:30 h)

ATTENDANCE: 7.000

REFEREE: Karel van der Meer (NED)

GOALS: 0-1 (Schammel 10’); 1-1 (Stanković 57’); 2-1 (Mihajlović 61’); 3-1 (Željko Čajkovski 65’); 4-1 (Željko Čajkovski 70’); 5-1 (Mitić 74’); 6-1 (Bobek 87’)

[Incidents: The official Olympic report states that the score at halftime was 1-1. Vic Feller (min. 20) and Schammel (min. 62) both left the game.]

YUG

Југославија

Yugoslavia - Luxembourg

Lëtzebuerg

LUX

6-1 (0-1)

YUGOSLAVIA

Šoštarić

Brozović, Stanković

Zlatko Čajkovski (c), Jovanović, Atanacković

Mihajlović, Mitić, Wölfl, Bobek, Željko Čajkovski

COACH: Milorad Arsenijević

LUXEMBOURG

Michaux

J. Feller, Pauly

R. Wagner, V. Feller (c), May

Gales, Konter, Kettel, Paulus, Schammel

COACH: Jean-Pierre Hoscheit

 

FIRST ROUND

STADIUM: Selhurst Park (London)

DATE: 31-07-1948 (18:30 h)

ATTENDANCE: 12.000

REFEREE: Stanley Boardman (GBR)

GOALS: 1-0 (K. A. Hansen 82’); 1-1 (El-Gindy 83’); 2-1 (K. A. Hansen 95’); 3-1 (Pløger [p.] 119’)

DEN

Danmark

Denmark - Egypt

مصر

EGY

3-1 (0-0;1-1)

DENMARK

Nielsen

V. Jensen, Overgaard

Pilmark, Ørnvold, I. Jensen

Pløger, K. A. Hansen, Lundberg (c), J. Hansen, Præst

COACH: Robert Mountford

EGYPT

Imam

Hammami, Sedqi

El-Maati, Abou Habaga, Bastan

El-Dhizui, El-Gindy, El-Mekkawi, Saqr, Madkour

COACH: Eric Keen

 

FIRST ROUND

STADIUM: Highbury (London)

DATE: 31-07-1948 (18:30 h)

ATTENDANCE: 21.000

REFEREE: Valdemar Laursen (DEN)

GOALS: 0-1 (Appel 9’); 1-1 (McBain 22’); 2-1 (Hardisty 58’); 2-2 (Appel 63’); 3-2 (Kelleher 77’); 3-3 (Wilkes 81’); 4-3 (McIlvenny 111’)

[Incidents: Hopper abandoned the game in minute 112.]

GBR

Great Britain

Great Britain - Netherlands

Nederland

NED

4-3 (1-1;3-3)

GREAT BRITAIN

Simpson

Neale, Manning

McBain, Lee, Fright

Hopper, Hardisty (c), McIlvenny, Kelleher, Kippax

COACH: Matt Busby

NETHERLANDS

Kraak

Van Bun, Schijvenaar

Krijgh, Terlouw, De Vroet (c)

Van der Tuyn, Rijvers, Appel, Wilkes, Lenstra

COACH: Jesse Carver

 

FIRST ROUND

STADIUM: Cricklefield (Ilford)

DATE: 31-07-1948 (18:30 h)

ATTENDANCE: 17.000

REFEREE: Gunnar Dahlner (SWE)

GOALS: 1-0 (Courbin 30’); 1-1 (Raman 70’); 2-1 (Persillon 89’)

[Incidents: Following their tradition, all the Indian players (except right-back Mohammed) played barefoot. Near halftime, Raman missed a penalty shot. In the second half, Prasad missed another penalty kick, saved by Rouxel.]

FRA

France

France - India

भारत

IND

2-1 (1-0)

FRANCE

Rouxel

Rouellé, Bienvenu

Krug, Colau, Robert

Heckel, Persillon, Paluch, Strappe, Courbin

COACH: xxx

INDIA

Varada Raj

Mohammed, Manna

Basheer, Ao (c), Prasad

Das, Parab, Mewalal, Khan, Raman

COACH: Balai Das Chatterjee

 

FIRST ROUND

STADIUM: Green Pond Road (Walthamstow)

DATE: 2-08-1948 (18:30 h)

ATTENDANCE: 21.708

REFEREE: Johann Beck (AUT)

GOALS: 1-0 (Gündüz 18’); 2-0 (Gündüz 61’); 3-0 (Hüseyin 72’); 4-0 (Lefter 87’)

TUR

Türkiye

Turkey - China

中国

CHN

4-0 (1-0)

TURKEY

Cihat (c)

Murat, Vedii

Selahattin, Bülent, Hüseyin

Fikret, Erol, Gündüz, Lefter, Şükrü

COACH: Ulvi Yenal

CHINA

Zhāng Bānglún

Hóu Róngshēng, Yăn Shìxīn

Zòu Wénzhì, Sòng Língshèng, Liú Sōngshēng

Hé Yìngfēn, Zhāng Jīnhăi, Zhū Yŏngqiáng, Xiè Wénliáng, Lĭ Dàhuī

COACH: Lĭ Huìtáng

 

FIRST ROUND

STADIUM: White Hart Lane (London)

DATE: 2-08-1948 (18:30 h)

ATTENDANCE: 9.514

REFEREE: William Ling (GBR)

GOALS: 1-0 (G. Nordahl 2’); 2-0 (G. Nordahl 10’); 3-0 (Rosén 71’)

[Incidents: Kowanz was sent off (min. 65).]

SWE

Sverige

Sweden - Austria

Österreich

AUT

3-0 (2-0)

SWEDEN

Lindberg

K. Nordahl, E. Nilsson

Rosengren (c), B. Nordahl, Andersson

Rosén, Gren, G. Nordahl, Carlsson, Liedholm

COACH: George Raynor

AUSTRIA

Pelikan

Kowanz, Happel

Mikolasch, Ocwirk, Joksch

Melchior, Habitzl, Epp, Hahnemann (c), Körner

COACH: Edi Frühwirth

 

FIRST ROUND

STADIUM: Champion Hill (Dulwich)

DATE: 2-08-1948 (18:30 h)

ATTENDANCE: 6.500

REFEREE: Leo Lemešić (YUG)

GOALS: 0-1 (Choi Sung-gon 13’); 1-1 (Cárdenas 23’); 1-2 (Bae Jong-ho 30’); 1-3 (Chung Kook-jin 63’); 1-4 (Chung Kook-jin 66’); 2-4 (Figueroa 85’); 2-5 (Chung Nam-sik 87’); 3-5 (J. Ruiz 89’)

MEX

México

Mexico - Korea

한국

KOR

3-5 (1-2)

MEXICO

Quintero

Rodríguez Peralta, Rodríguez Navarro

Thompson (c), Figueroa, Córdoba

Garduño, Mercado, Cárdenas, Sánchez, J. Ruiz

COACH: Abel Ramírez

KOREA

Hong D.Y.

Park K.J., Park D.J.

Choi S.G., Kim K.H., Min B.D.

Chung K.J., Woo K.H., Bae J.H., Chung N.S., Kim Y.S.

COACH: Lee Young-min

 

FIRST ROUND

STADIUM: Griffin Park (Brentford)

DATE: 2-08-1948 (18:30 h)

ATTENDANCE: 8.391

REFEREE: Charles de la Salle (FRA)

GOALS: 1-0 (Pernigo 2’); 2-0 (Stellin [p.] 25’); 3-0 (Turconi 46’); 4-0 (Pernigo 57’); 5-0 (Cavigioli 72’); 6-0 (Cavigioli 87’); 7-0 (Pernigo 88’); 8-0 (Caprile 89’); 9-0 (Pernigo 90’)

[Incidents: In minute 55, John Souza had to leave the pitch due to injury. After the fourth Italian goal, Martin replaced Strimel in goal.]

ITA

Italia

Italy - USA

United States of America

USA

9-0 (2-0)

ITALY

Casari

Giovannini, Stellin

Presca, Neri (c), Mari

Cavigioli, Turconi, Pernigo, Cassani, Caprile

COACH: Vittorio Pozzo

USA

Strimel

Costa (c), Martin

Colombo, Ferreira, Bahr

Beckman, J. Souza, Bertani, McLaughlin, E. Souza

COACH: Walter Giesler

 

1/4 FINAL

STADIUM: Cricklefield (Ilford)

DATE: 5-08-1948 (18:30 h)

ATTENDANCE: 8.000

REFEREE: Victor Sdez (FRA)

GOALS: 0-1 (Željko Čajkovski 21’); 1-1 (Şükrü 33’); 1-2 (Bobek 60’); 1-3 (Wölfl 80’)

[Incidents: Bülent (min. 80) and Şükrü (min. 85) were both sent off. Bobek had to leave the game in minute 86.]

TUR

Türkiye

Turkey - Yugoslavia

Југославија

YUG

1-3 (1-1)

TURKEY

Cihat (c)

Murat, Vedii

Naci, Bülent, Hüseyin

Fikret, Erol, Gündüz, Lefter, Şükrü

COACH: Ulvi Yenal

YUGOSLAVIA

Šoštarić

Brozović, Stanković

Zlatko Čajkovski (c), Jovanović, Atanacković

Tomašević, Mitić, Wölfl, Bobek, Željko Čajkovski

COACH: Milorad Arsenijević

 

1/4 FINAL

STADIUM: Selhurst Park (London)

DATE: 5-08-1948 (18:30 h)

ATTENDANCE: 7.110

REFEREE: Giuseppe Carpani (ITA)

GOALS: 1-0 (Liedholm 11’); 2-0 (G. Nordahl 25’); 3-0 (Gren 27’); 4-0 (G. Nordahl 40’); 5-0 (Carlsson 61’); 6-0 (Liedholm 62’); 7-0 (Carlsson 64’); 8-0 (Rosén 72’); 9-0 (G. Nordahl 78’); 10-0 (G. Nordahl 80’); 11-0 (Carlsson 82’); 12-0 (Rosén 85’)

SWE

Sverige

Sweden - Korea

한국

KOR

12-0 (4-0)

SWEDEN

Lindberg

Leander, E. Nilsson

Rosengren (c), B. Nordahl, Andersson

Rosén, Gren, G. Nordahl, Carlsson, Liedholm

COACH: George Raynor

KOREA

Hong D.Y.

Park K.J., Park D.J.

Choi S.G., Kim K.H., Min B.D.

Woo K.H., Bae J.H., Chung N.S., Kim Y.S., Chung K.J.

COACH: Lee Young-min

 

1/4 FINAL

STADIUM: Craven Cottage (London)

DATE: 5-08-1948 (18:30 h)

ATTENDANCE: 25.000

REFEREE: Karel van der Meer (NED)

GOALS: 1-0 (Hardisty 29’)

GBR

Great Britain

Great Britain - France

France

FRA

1-0 (1-0)

GREAT BRITAIN

McAlinden

Neale, McColl

McBain, Lee, Fright

Donovan, Hardisty (c), McIlvenny, Kelleher, Kippax

COACH: Matt Busby

FRANCE

Rouxel

Krug, Bienvenu

Persillon, Colau, Robert

Heckel, Strappe, Hebinger, Paluch, Courbin

COACH: xxx

 

1/4 FINAL

STADIUM: Highbury (London)

DATE: 5-08-1948 (18:30 h)

ATTENDANCE: 25.000

REFEREE: William Ling (GBR)

GOALS: 1-0 (J. Hansen 30’); 1-1 (Cavigioli 50’); 2-1 (J. Hansen 53’); 2-2 (Caprile 67’); 3-2 (J. Hansen 74’); 3-3 (Pernigo 81’); 4-3 (J. Hansen 82’); 5-3 (Pløger 84’)

DEN

Danmark

Denmark - Italy

Italia

ITA

5-3 (1-0)

DENMARK

Nielsen

V. Jensen, Overgaard

Pilmark, Ørnvold, I. Jensen

Pløger, K. A. Hansen (c), Præst, J. Hansen, Seebach

COACH: Robert Mountford

ITALY

Casari

Giovannini, Stellin

Maestrelli, Neri (c), Mari

Cavigioli, Turconi, Pernigo, Cassani, Caprile

COACH: Vittorio Pozzo

 

1/2 FINAL

STADIUM: Empire Stadium (London)

DATE: 10-08-1948 (18:30 h)

ATTENDANCE: 20.000

REFEREE: Stanley Boardman (GBR)

GOALS: 1-0 (Seebach 3’); 1-1 (Carlsson 18’); 1-2 (Rosén 31’); 1-3 (Rosén 37’); 1-4 (Carlsson 42’); 2-4 (J. Hansen 77’)

DEN

Danmark

Denmark - Sweden

Sverige

SWE

2-4 (1-4)

DENMARK

Nielsen

V. Jensen, Overgaard

Pilmark, Ørnvold, I. Jensen

Pløger, K. A. Hansen (c), Præst, J. Hansen, Seebach

COACH: Robert Mountford

SWEDEN

Lindberg

Leander, E. Nilsson

Rosengren (c), B. Nordahl, Andersson

Rosén, Gren, G. Nordahl, Carlsson, Liedholm

COACH: George Raynor

 

1/2 FINAL

STADIUM: Empire Stadium (London)

DATE: 11-08-1948 (18:30 h)

ATTENDANCE: 40.000

REFEREE: Karel van der Meer (NED)

GOALS: 0-1 (Bobek 19’); 1-1 (Donovan 20’); 1-2 (Wölfl 24’); 1-3 (Mitić 48’)

GBR

Great Britain

Great Britain - Yugoslavia

Југославија

YUG

1-3 (1-2)

GREAT BRITAIN

McAlinden

Neale, McColl

McBain, Lee, Fright

Donovan, Hardisty (c), McIlvenny, Kelleher, Kippax

COACH: Matt Busby

YUGOSLAVIA

Šoštarić

Brozović, Stanković

Zlatko Čajkovski (c), Jovanović, Atanacković

Mihajlović, Mitić, Wölfl, Bobek, Željko Čajkovski

COACH: Milorad Arsenijević

 

PLACES 3-4

STADIUM: Empire Stadium (London)

DATE: 13-08-1948 (14:00 h)

ATTENDANCE: 5.000

REFEREE: Karel van der Meer (NED)

GOALS: 0-1 (Aitken 5’); 1-1 (Præst 12’); 2-1 (J. Hansen 16’); 2-2 (McIlvenny 33’); 3-2 (J. L. Sørensen 41’); 4-2 (Præst 49’); 4-3 (Amor [p.] 63’); 5-3 (J. Hansen 77’)

[Incidents: FIFA credits Hardisty with the second British goal.]

DEN

Danmark

Denmark - Great Britain

Great Britain

GBR

5-3 (3-2)

DENMARK

Nielsen

V. Jensen, Overgaard

Pilmark, Ørnvold, I. Jensen

Pløger, Lundberg (c), Præst, J. Hansen, J. L. Sørensen

COACH: Robert Mountford

GREAT BRITAIN

Simpson

Neale, Carmichael

Hardisty (c), Lee, Fright

Boyd, Aitken, McIlvenny, Rawlings, Amor

COACH: Matt Busby

 

FINAL

STADIUM: Empire Stadium (London)

DATE: 13-08-1948 (18:30 h)

ATTENDANCE: 60.000

REFEREE: William Ling (GBR)

GOALS: 1-0 (Gren 24’); 1-1 (Bobek 42’); 2-1 (G. Nordahl 48’); 3-1 (Gren [p.] 67’)

SWE

Sverige

Sweden - Yugoslavia

Југославија

YUG

3-1 (1-1)

SWEDEN

Lindberg

K. Nordahl, E. Nilsson

Rosengren (c), B. Nordahl, Andersson

Rosén, Gren, G. Nordahl, Carlsson, Liedholm

COACH: George Raynor

YUGOSLAVIA

Lovrić

Brozović, Stanković

Zlatko Čajkovski (c), Jovanović, Atanacković

Cimermančić, Mitić, Bobek, Željko Čajkovski, Vukas

COACH: Milorad Arsenijević

GAME SUMMARY

Sweden brilliantly won the gold medal after an almost perfect olympic tournament, with 22 goals scored in only four games. The Swedes took advantage of the fact that their Football Association forbade professionalism in their domestic competitions, and with a group of talented amateur players who would later on turn successful professionals (such as Gunnar Gren, Gunnar Nordahl and Nils Liedholm, the famous GRE-NO-LI attacking trio of AC Milan) became worthy olympic winners, with a polished ball control and teamwork. The Nordic had a worthy rival in Yugoslavia, and the final between these two teams was doubtless the best match in an otherwise poor tournament.

 

Sweden dominated the game from the onset over a wet and heavy pitch with a perfect tactical display, avoiding to fall in the creative (although somewhat anarchic) free game of the Yugoslavs. Gren made it 1-0 in minute 24 after a good collective play, and it looked as if Sweden could ride on their lead for the rest of the game. However, Yugoslavia reacted strongly after the goal and center forward Bobek equalized in minute 42.

 

Three minutes into the second half, Sweden took the lead again when Gunnar Nordahl finished a good move by Carlsson. Yugoslavia didn’t give up though, and had some excellent chances to equalize. In minute 67, Nordahl was tripped in the Yugoslav area while trying to escape his marking to receive a pass, and the English referee Mr. Ling called a rather rigorous penalty that Gren duly converted. The two-goal deficit was too much for Yugoslavia, who nevertheless still missed clear chances until the end of the game.

 

 

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