Olympic Football Tournament 1952

VIII Olympic Football Tournament (Helsinki 1952)

(From 15-07-1952 to 2-08-1952)

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PARTICIPANTS (27)

· Host nation: Finland.

· Twenty-six invited nations: Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Denmark, Dutch Antilles, Egypt, France, FRG, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Saarland, Soviet Union, Sweden, Turkey, USA, Yugoslavia.

 

COMPETITION SYSTEM

· Twenty-two of the twenty-seven participating teams are paired in a preliminary knock-out round (the remaining five ones are given a bye). The winners advance to a first knock-out round, and further quarterfinals and semifinals. The two surviving teams after this last elimination round qualify for the final, whereas the two semifinal losers play a consolation final for the bronze medal.

 

 

PRELIMINARY ROUND

(15-07-1952)

Netherlands - Brazil

1-5 (x)

Turku

Italy - USA

8-0 (x)

Tampere

Egypt - Chile

5-4 (x)

Kotka

Soviet Union - Bulgaria

2-1 (a.e.t.)

Kotka

Yugoslavia - India

10-1

Helsinki

Norway - Mexico

(w.o.) (*)

Denmark - Greece

2-1

Tampere

Romania - Hungary

1-2

Turku

Luxembourg - Great Britain

5-3 (a.e.t.) (x)

Lahti

Austria - Saarland

(w.o.) (*)

Poland - France

2-1

Lahti

BYES: Dutch Antilles, Sweden, FRG, Turkey, Finland.

* Mexico and Saarland withdrew after the draw.

(x) Games played on 16-07-1952.

 

 

FIRST ROUND

(19-07-1952)

Finland - Austria

3-4

Helsinki

Brazil - Luxembourg

2-1 (x)

Kotka

Yugoslavia - Soviet Union

5-5 (a.e.t.) (x)

Tampere

FRG - Egypt

3-1 (x)

Turku

Denmark - Poland

2-0 (y)

Turku

Sweden - Norway

4-1 (y)

Tampere

Hungary - Italy

3-0 (y)

Helsinki

Turkey - Dutch Antilles

2-1 (y)

Lahti

TIE-BREAK (22-07-1952)

Yugoslavia - Soviet Union

3-1

Tampere

(x) Games played on 20-07-1952.     (y) Games played on 21-07-1952.

 

 

1/4 FINALS

(23-07-1952)

Sweden - Austria

3-1

Helsinki

FRG - Brazil

4-2 (a.e.t.) (x)

Helsinki

Hungary - Turkey

7-1 (x)

Kotka

Yugoslavia - Denmark

5-3 (y)

Helsinki

(x) Games played on 24-07-1952.     (y) Game played on 25-07-1952.

 

 

1/2 FINALS

(28-07-1952)

Hungary - Sweden

6-0

Helsinki

Yugoslavia - FRG

3-1 (x)

Helsinki

(x) Game played on 29-07-1952.

 

 

PLACES 3 & 4

(1-08-1952)

Sweden - FRG

2-0

Helsinki

 

 

FINAL

STADIUM: Olympiastadion (Helsinki)

DATE: 2-08-1952 (19:00 h)

ATTENDANCE: 58.553

REFEREE: Arthur Ellis (GBR)

GOALS: 1-0 (Puskás 70’); 2-0 (Czibor 88’)

[Incidents: Puskás missed a penalty shot (min. 34), saved by Beara.]

Magyarország
Hungary HUN - Yugoslavia YUG
2-0 (0-0)
Југославија

Hungary (coach: Gusztáv Sebes)

Gyula Grosics

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Jenő Buzánszky

Mihály Lantos

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József Bozsik

Gyula Lóránt

József Zakariás

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Nándor Hidegkuti

Sándor Kocsis

Péter Palotás

Ferenc Puskás (c)

Zoltán Czibor

Yugoslavia (coach: Milorad Arsenijević)

Vladimir Beara

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Branko Stanković

Tomislav Crnković

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Zlatko Čajkovski

Ivan Horvat

Vujadin Boškov

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Tihomir Ognjanov

Rajko Mitić (c)

Bernard Vukas

Stjepan Bobek

Branko Zebec

 

 

FINAL STANDING

1.

Hungary HUN

2.

Yugoslavia YUG

3.

Sweden SWE

4.

FRG FRG

5.

Brazil BRA

6.

Denmark DEN

7.

Austria AUT

8.

Turkey TUR

9.

Soviet Union USSR

10.

Italy ITA

11.

Luxembourg LUX

12.

Egypt EGY

13.

Poland POL

14.

Finland FIN

15.

Dutch Antilles NAN

16.

Norway NOR

17.

Chile CHI

18.

Bulgaria BUL

19.

France FRA

20.

Greece GRE

21.

Romania ROM

22.

Great Britain GBR

23.

Netherlands NED

24.

USA USA

25.

India IND

 

 

CHAMPIONSHIP SQUAD

Gyula Grosics (HUN)

Hans Eberle (FRG)

Mihály Lantos (HUN)

Igor’ Netto (USSR)

Zlatko Čajkovski (YUG)

Vujadin Boškov (YUG)

Tihomir Ognjanov (YUG)

Rajko Mitić (YUG)

Larry Pinto (BRA)

Ferenc Puskás (HUN)

Branko Zebec (YUG)

 

 

TOP SCORER: Branko Zebec (YUG) - 7 goals

 

BEST PLAYER: Ferenc Puskás (HUN)

   

 

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