XIV Olympic Football Tournament (Montréal 1976)

Game Details

(From 18-07-1976 to 31-07-1976)

 

 

GROUP STAGE

STADIUM: Stade Varsity / Varsity Stadium (Toronto)

DATE: 18-07-1976 (15:00 h)

ATTENDANCE: 21.643

REFEREE: John Paterson (SCO)

GOALS: -

BRA

Brasil

Brazil - GDR

Ostdeutschland

GDR

0-0 (0-0)

BRAZIL

Carlos

Mauro, Tecão (c) (Edval 28’), Edinho, Chico Fraga

Batista, Erivelto, Júnior

Rosemiro, Jarbas, Santos (Marinho 77’)

COACH: Cláudio Coutinho

GDR

Croy

Weber, Weise, Kische, Kurbjuweit

Lauck, Häfner, Dörner (c)

Heidler, Riediger (Riedel 65’), Löwe (Hoffmann 85’)

COACH: Georg Buschner

 

GROUP STAGE

STADIUM: Stade de Sherbrooke / Municipal Stadium (Sherbrooke)

DATE: 18-07-1976 (15:00 h)

ATTENDANCE:

REFEREE:

GOALS:

[Incidents: Game scheduled but cancelled just before the beginning of the competition after Zambia withdrew from the Olympic Games as part of an African-led boycott against the participation of New Zealand.]

SPA

España

Spain - Zambia

Zambia

ZAM

[CANCELLED]

 

GROUP STAGE

STADIUM: Stade Olympique / Olympic Stadium (Montréal)

DATE: 18-07-1976 (15:00 h)

ATTENDANCE: 22.242

REFEREE: Abraham Klein (ISR)

GOALS: -

POL

Polska

Poland - Cuba

Cuba

CUB

0-0 (0-0)

POLAND

Tomaszewski

Szymanowski, Gorgoń, Żmuda, Wawrowski

Kasperczak (Maszczyk 46’), Deyna (c), Ćmikiewicz

Lato, Szarmach, Kmiecik

COACH: Kazimierz Górski

CUBA

Reinoso

Rivero, Holmaza, Elejalde, Garcés

Massó, Delgado, Bonora

Roldán, Hernández Heres (Pereira 68’), Fariñas

COACH: Sergio Padrón

 

GROUP STAGE

STADIUM: Parc Lansdowne / Lansdowne Park (Ottawa)

DATE: 18-07-1976 (15:00 h)

ATTENDANCE:

REFEREE:

GOALS:

[Incidents: Game scheduled but cancelled just before the beginning of the competition after Nigeria withdrew from the Olympic Games as part of an African-led boycott against the participation of New Zealand.]

IRN

ایران

Iran - Nigeria

Nigeria

NIG

[CANCELLED]

 

GROUP STAGE

STADIUM: Stade Olympique / Olympic Stadium (Montréal)

DATE: 19-07-1976 (16:00 h)

ATTENDANCE: 24.591

REFEREE: Robert Héliès (FRA)

GOALS: 0-1 (Onishchenko 8’); 0-2 (Onishchenko 11’); 1-2 (Douglas 88’)

CAN

Canada

Canada - Soviet Union

СССР

USSR

1-2 (0-2)

CANADA

Brand

Ayre, Lawrence, Grant, Telford

Megraw, Douglas (c), Bolitho (McLenaghen 76’)

McLeod, Connor, McGrane (Rose 63’)

COACH: Colin Morris

SOVIET UNION

Astapovskij

Kon’kov, Troshkin, Reshko, Matvienko

Kolotov (c), Veremeev (Fomenko 46’), Burjak

Minaev, Onishchenko (Fjodorov 73’), Blokhin

COACH: Valerij Lobanovskij

 

GROUP STAGE

STADIUM: Stade de Sherbrooke / Municipal Stadium (Sherbrooke)

DATE: 19-07-1976 (16:00 h)

ATTENDANCE:

REFEREE:

GOALS:

[Incidents: Game scheduled but cancelled just before the beginning of the competition after Ghana withdrew from the Olympic Games as part of an African-led boycott against the participation of New Zealand.]

NKR

조선

North Korea - Ghana

Ghana

GHA

[CANCELLED]

 

GROUP STAGE

STADIUM: Stade Varsity / Varsity Stadium (Toronto)

DATE: 19-07-1976 (18:00 h)

ATTENDANCE: 9.500

REFEREE: Vladimir Rudnev (USSR)

GOALS: -

ISR

ישראל

Israel - Guatemala

Guatemala

GUA

0-0 (0-0)

ISRAEL

Vissoker

Ben-Dor, Leventhal, Bar, Lev

Nimni (Gal 30’), Schweitzer, Shum (Cohen 85’), Oz

Peretz, Damti

COACH: David Schweitzer

GUATEMALA

Piccinini

Gómez, C. Monterroso, Wellmann, Rivera

Bolaños, B. Monterroso (Fión 63’), Hurtarte

Sánchez, Pennant (Sandoval 46’), Morales

COACH: Roberto Pineda

 

GROUP STAGE

STADIUM: Parc Lansdowne / Lansdowne Park (Ottawa)

DATE: 19-07-1976 (18:00 h)

ATTENDANCE: 14.286

REFEREE: Ángel Norberto Coerezza (ARG)

GOALS: 1-0 (Schaer 14’); 2-0 (Baronchelli 33’); 3-0 (Rubio 78’); 3-1 (Hugo Sánchez 81’); 4-1 (Amisse 90’)

FRA

France

France - Mexico

México

MEX

4-1 (2-0)

FRANCE

Larrieu

Battiston, Chazottes, Stassievitch, Meynieu

Fernández, Platini, Rubio

Baronchelli, Schaer, Amisse

COACH: Gaby Robert

MEXICO

Regalado

López Malo, Viveros, Rergis, De la Rosa

Caballero, García (Márquez 46’), Cossío (Toribio 46’)

Tapia, Rangel, Hugo Sánchez

COACH: Diego Mercado

 

GROUP STAGE

STADIUM: Stade Olympique / Olympic Stadium (Montréal)

DATE: 20-07-1976 (15:00 h)

ATTENDANCE: 30.693

REFEREE: Paul Schiller (AUT)

GOALS: 1-0 (Rosemiro 7’); 1-1 (Idígoras 14’); 2-1 (Chico Fraga [p.] 47’)

BRA

Brasil

Brazil - Spain

España

SPA

2-1 (1-1)

BRAZIL

Carlos

Rosemiro (Mauro 19’), Edval, Edinho, Chico Fraga

Batista, Erivelto, Alberto Leguelé

Marinho, Jarbas (Julinho 82’), Santos

COACH: Cláudio Coutinho

SPAIN

Arconada

Olmo, I. San José (Tente Sánchez 84’), Camus, P. San José

Saura, Bermejo, Vitoria (Mir 48’)

Juanito, Idígoras (c), Esteban

COACH: Ladislao Kubala

 

GROUP STAGE

STADIUM: Stade de Sherbrooke / Municipal Stadium (Sherbrooke)

DATE: 20-07-1976 (15:00 h)

ATTENDANCE:

REFEREE:

GOALS:

[Incidents: Game scheduled but cancelled just before the beginning of the competition after Zambia withdrew from the Olympic Games as part of an African-led boycott against the participation of New Zealand.]

GDR

Ostdeutschland

GDR - Zambia

Zambia

ZAM

[CANCELLED]

 

GROUP STAGE

STADIUM: Parc Lansdowne / Lansdowne Park (Ottawa)

DATE: 20-07-1976 (18:00 h)

ATTENDANCE: 11.324

REFEREE: Adolf Prokop (GDR)

GOALS: 1-0 (Mazloumi 28’)

IRN

ایران

Iran - Cuba

Cuba

CUB

1-0 (1-0)

IRAN

Hejazi

Nazari, Zolfagharnasab, Abdollahi, Eskandarian (Nayeb-Agha 46’)

Parvin (c), Ghelichkhani, Ghassempour

Rowshan, Mazloumi (Jahani 84’), Khorshidi

COACH: Heshmat Mohajerani

CUBA

Reinoso

Rivero, Holmaza, Elejalde, Garcés

Massó, Delgado, Bonora

Roldán, Hernández Heres (Cepero 73’), Fariñas

COACH: Sergio Padrón

 

GROUP STAGE

STADIUM: Stade Varsity / Varsity Stadium (Toronto)

DATE: 20-07-1976 (18:00 h)

ATTENDANCE:

REFEREE:

GOALS:

[Incidents: Game scheduled but cancelled just before the beginning of the competition after Nigeria withdrew from the Olympic Games as part of an African-led boycott against the participation of New Zealand.]

POL

Polska

Poland - Nigeria

Nigeria

NIG

[CANCELLED]

 

GROUP STAGE

STADIUM: Stade Olympique / Olympic Stadium (Montréal)

DATE: 21-07-1976 (16:00 h)

ATTENDANCE: 28.124

REFEREE: Alberto Michelotti (ITA)

GOALS: 1-0 (Rangel 19’); 2-0 (Rangel 44’); 2-1 (Oz 51’); 2-2 (Shum [p.] 55’)

[Incidents: López Malo (min. 67), Lev (min. 67) and Oz (min. 89) were all sent off.]

MEX

México

Mexico - Israel

ישראל

ISR

2-2 (2-0)

MEXICO

Regalado

López Malo, Viveros, Rergis, De la Rosa

Caballero, Márquez (c), Cossío (Toribio 46’)

Tapia (Navarrete 60’), Rangel, Hugo Sánchez

COACH: Diego Mercado

ISRAEL

Vissoker

Ben-Dor, Leventhal, Bar, Lev

Nimni, Schweitzer, Shum, Oz

Peretz (Machness 78’), Damti

COACH: David Schweitzer

 

GROUP STAGE

STADIUM: Stade de Sherbrooke / Municipal Stadium (Sherbrooke)

DATE: 21-07-1976 (17:00 h)

ATTENDANCE: 3.163

REFEREE: Jaffar Namdar (IRN)

GOALS: 1-0 (Platini 7’); 2-0 (Amisse 41’); 2-1 (Fión 58’); 3-1 (Schaer 82’); 4-1 (Platini 86’)

FRA

France

France - Guatemala

Guatemala

GUA

4-1 (2-0)

FRANCE

Larrieu

Battiston, Chazottes, Pottier, Stassievitch

Fernández, Platini, Rubio

Baronchelli (Pécout 71’), Schaer, Amisse (Rouyer 46’)

COACH: Gaby Robert

GUATEMALA

Piccinini

Gómez, C. Monterroso, Wellmann, Rivera

Bolaños, B. Monterroso, Anderson

Sánchez (Pennant 76’), Fión (MacDonald 82’), Morales

COACH: Roberto Pineda

 

GROUP STAGE

STADIUM: Stade Varsity / Varsity Stadium (Toronto)

DATE: 21-07-1976 (18:00 h)

ATTENDANCE: 12.638

REFEREE: Marco Antonio Dorantes (MEX)

GOALS: 1-0 (An Se-ook 18’); 1-1 (Douglas 51’); 2-1 (Hong Sung-nam 66’); 3-1 (Hong Sung-nam 80’)

NKR

조선

North Korea - Canada

Canada

CAN

3-1 (1-0)

NORTH KOREA

Jin In-chul

An Kil-hwan, Kim Mu-kil, Kim Jung-min, Park Jong-hoon

Myung Dong-chan, Hong Sung-nam, Cha Jong-suk

Yang Sung-kook, An Se-ook, Lee Hee-yong (Kim Il-nam 59’)

COACH: Park Doo-ik

CANADA

Brand

Ayre, Grant, Lawrence, Telford (McLenaghen 53’)

Megraw, Douglas (c), Bolitho

McLeod, McGrane (Whitehead 78’), Connor

COACH: Colin Morris

 

GROUP STAGE

STADIUM: Parc Lansdowne / Lansdowne Park (Ottawa)

DATE: 21-07-1976 (18:00 h)

ATTENDANCE:

REFEREE:

GOALS:

[Incidents: Game scheduled but cancelled just before the beginning of the competition after Ghana withdrew from the Olympic Games as part of an African-led boycott against the participation of New Zealand.]

USSR

СССР

Soviet Union - Ghana

Ghana

GHA

[CANCELLED]

 

GROUP STAGE

STADIUM: Stade Olympique / Olympic Stadium (Montréal)

DATE: 22-07-1976 (15:00 h)

ATTENDANCE: 26.204

REFEREE: Werner Winsemann (CAN)

GOALS: 1-0 (Dörner 46’)

GDR

Ostdeutschland

GDR - Spain

España

SPA

1-0 (0-0)

GDR

Croy

Weber (Schade 76’), Dörner (c), Weise, Kurbjuweit

Kische, Lauck, Heidler

Häfner, Löwe, Hoffmann

COACH: Georg Buschner

SPAIN

Arconada

Pulido, I. San José, Camus (Tente Sánchez 22’), Cundi (Juani 61’)

Saura, Olmo, Vitoria

Juanito, Idígoras (c), Esteban

COACH: Ladislao Kubala

 

GROUP STAGE

STADIUM: Stade Varsity / Varsity Stadium (Toronto)

DATE: 22-07-1976 (15:00 h)

ATTENDANCE:

REFEREE:

GOALS:

[Incidents: Game scheduled but cancelled just before the beginning of the competition after Zambia withdrew from the Olympic Games as part of an African-led boycott against the participation of New Zealand.]

ZAM

Zambia

Zambia - Brazil

Brasil

BRA

[CANCELLED]

 

GROUP STAGE

STADIUM: Stade Olympique / Olympic Stadium (Montréal)

DATE: 22-07-1976 (20:00 h)

ATTENDANCE: 27.698

REFEREE: Arnaldo César Coelho (BRA)

GOALS: 0-1 (Parvin 6’); 1-1 (Szarmach 48’); 2-1 (Deyna 51’); 3-1 (Szarmach 75’); 3-2 (Rowshan 79’)

POL

Polska

Poland - Iran

ایران

IRN

3-2 (0-1)

POLAND

Tomaszewski

Szymanowski, Gorgoń, Żmuda, Wawrowski

Maszczyk, Deyna (c), Ćmikiewicz

Lato, Szarmach, Kmiecik (Benigier 63’)

COACH: Kazimierz Górski

IRAN

Hejazi

Nazari, Zolfagharnasab, Abdollahi, Eskandarian

Parvin (c), Ghelichkhani, Ghassempour

Rowshan, Mazloumi (Jahani 53’), Khorshidi

COACH: Heshmat Mohajerani

 

GROUP STAGE

STADIUM: Stade de Sherbrooke / Municipal Stadium (Sherbrooke)

DATE: 22-07-1976 (20:00 h)

ATTENDANCE:

REFEREE:

GOALS:

[Incidents: Game scheduled but cancelled just before the beginning of the competition after Nigeria withdrew from the Olympic Games as part of an African-led boycott against the participation of New Zealand.]

NIG

Nigeria

Nigeria - Cuba

Cuba

CUB

[CANCELLED]

 

GROUP STAGE

STADIUM: Stade de Sherbrooke / Municipal Stadium (Sherbrooke)

DATE: 23-07-1976 (17:00 h)

ATTENDANCE: 4.118

REFEREE: Marian Kustoń (POL)

GOALS: 0-1 (Rergis [o.g.] 8’); 1-1 (Rangel 36’)

[Incidents: Cossío was sent off (min. 75).]

MEX

México

Mexico - Guatemala

Guatemala

GUA

1-1 (1-1)

MEXICO

Regalado

Carrillo, García, Rergis (Hernández 23’), De la Rosa

Caballero, Márquez (c), Cossío

Tapia (Toribio 69’), Rangel, Hugo Sánchez

COACH: Diego Mercado

GUATEMALA

Rodolfo García

Gómez, C. Monterroso, Wellmann, Rivera

Bolaños, Villavicencio (B. Monterroso 64’), MacDonald

Pennant, Fión, Sandoval (Morales 79’)

COACH: Roberto Pineda

 

GROUP STAGE

STADIUM: Parc Lansdowne / Lansdowne Park (Ottawa)

DATE: 23-07-1976 (18:00 h)

ATTENDANCE: 15.233

REFEREE: Emilio Carlos Guruceta Muro (SPA)

GOALS: 1-0 (Kolotov [p.] 76’); 2-0 (Veremeev 81’); 3-0 (Blokhin 89’)

[Incidents: An Kil-hwan (min. 74) and Veremeev (min. 85) were both sent off.]

USSR

СССР

Soviet Union - North Korea

조선

NKR

3-0 (0-0)

SOVIET UNION

Astapovskij

Kon’kov (Fomenko 12’), Troshkin, Reshko, Matvienko

Kolotov (c), Veremeev, Burjak (Fjodorov 65’)

Minaev, Onishchenko, Blokhin

COACH: Valerij Lobanovskij

NORTH KOREA

Park Kyung-won

An Kil-hwan, Kim Mu-kil, Kim Jung-min, Park Jong-hoon

Myung Dong-chan (Ma J.W. 81’), Hong Sung-nam, Cha Jong-suk

Yang Sung-kook, An Se-ook, Lee Hee-yong (Kim Il-nam 64’)

COACH: Park Doo-ik

 

GROUP STAGE

STADIUM: Stade Varsity / Varsity Stadium (Toronto)

DATE: 23-07-1976 (18:00 h)

ATTENDANCE:

REFEREE:

GOALS:

[Incidents: Game scheduled but cancelled just before the beginning of the competition after Ghana withdrew from the Olympic Games as part of an African-led boycott against the participation of New Zealand.]

GHA

Ghana

Ghana - Canada

Canada

CAN

[CANCELLED]

 

GROUP STAGE

STADIUM: Stade Olympique / Olympic Stadium (Montréal)

DATE: 23-07-1976 (21:00 h)

ATTENDANCE: 33.639

REFEREE: Ramón Barreto (URU)

GOALS: 0-1 (Peretz 75’); 1-1 (Platini [p.] 80’)

FRA

France

France - Israel

ישראל

ISR

1-1 (0-0)

FRANCE

Larrieu

Battiston, Chazottes, Pottier, Stassievitch

Fernández, Platini, Rubio

Amisse, Rouyer, Schaer

COACH: Gaby Robert

ISRAEL

Vissoker

Ben-Dor, Leventhal, Bar, Nimni

Schweitzer, Shum, Cohen

Peretz, Turk, Damti

COACH: David Schweitzer

 

1/4 FINAL

STADIUM: Stade Varsity / Varsity Stadium (Toronto)

DATE: 25-07-1976 (16:00 h)

ATTENDANCE: 18.601

REFEREE: Károly Palotai (HUN)

GOALS: 1-0 (Jarbas 56’); 2-0 (Erivelto 72’); 3-0 (Jarbas 74’); 3-1 (Peretz 80’); 4-1 (Júnior 88’)

BOOKED: Edinho / Peretz, Turk

BRA

Brasil

Brazil - Israel

ישראל

ISR

4-1 (0-0)

BRAZIL

Carlos (Zé Carlos 77’)

Mauro, Tecão (c), Edinho, Chico Fraga

Batista, Erivelto, Alberto Leguelé

Júnior, Jarbas (Eudes 74’), Santos

COACH: Cláudio Coutinho

ISRAEL

Vissoker

Ben-Dor, Leventhal, Bar (Machness 52’), Nimni

Schweitzer (Turk 26’), Shum, Cohen, Oz

Peretz, Damti

COACH: David Schweitzer

 

1/4 FINAL

STADIUM: Stade de Sherbrooke / Municipal Stadium (Sherbrooke)

DATE: 25-07-1976 (16:00 h)

ATTENDANCE: 5.855

REFEREE: Guillermo Velásquez (COL)

GOALS: 1-0 (Minaev 40’); 2-0 (Zvjagintsev 67’); 2-1 (Ghelichkhani [p.] 82’)

BOOKED: Fjodorov / Nazari, Eskandarian

USSR

СССР

Soviet Union - Iran

ایران

IRN

2-1 (1-0)

SOVIET UNION

Astapovskij

Troshkin, Fomenko, Zvjagintsev, Matvienko

Kolotov (c), Burjak, Minaev

Nazarenko (Veremeev 62’), Fjodorov, Blokhin (Onishchenko 73’)

COACH: Valerij Lobanovskij

IRAN

Hejazi

Nazari, Zolfagharnasab, Mir-Fakhraei, Eskandarian

Parvin (c), Ghelichkhani, Ghassempour

Rowshan, Nouraei (Mazloumi 67’), Jahani

COACH: Heshmat Mohajerani

 

1/4 FINAL

STADIUM: Parc Lansdowne / Lansdowne Park (Ottawa)

DATE: 25-07-1976 (18:00 h)

ATTENDANCE: 20.083

REFEREE: Alberto Michelotti (ITA)

GOALS: 0-1 (Löwe 27’); 0-2 (Dörner [p.] 60’); 0-3 (Dörner [p.] 68’); 0-4 (Riediger 77’)

BOOKED: Rouyer

[Incidents: Rubio (min. 58) and Fernández (min. 58) were both sent off.]

FRA

France

France - GDR

Ostdeutschland

GDR

0-4 (0-1)

FRANCE

Larrieu

Meynieu, Chazottes, Pottier, Stassievitch

Fernández, Platini, Rubio

Amisse (Cougé 66’), Rouyer, Schaer (Pécout 66’)

COACH: Gaby Robert

GDR

Croy (Grapenthin 80’)

Schade, Dörner (c), Weise, Kurbjuweit

Kische, Lauck, Heidler

Häfner, Löwe (Riediger 76’), Hoffmann

COACH: Georg Buschner

 

1/4 FINAL

STADIUM: Stade Olympique / Olympic Stadium (Montréal)

DATE: 25-07-1976 (21:00 h)

ATTENDANCE: 44.332

REFEREE: Paul Schiller (AUT)

GOALS: 1-0 (Szarmach 13’); 2-0 (Szarmach 49’); 3-0 (Lato 59’); 4-0 (Szymanowski 64’); 5-0 (Lato 79’)

BOOKED: Szarmach

[Incidents: An Se-ook was sent off (min. 56).]

POL

Polska

Poland - North Korea

조선

NKR

5-0 (1-0)

POLAND

Tomaszewski

Szymanowski, Gorgoń, Żmuda, Wawrowski (Rudy 64’)

Maszczyk (Ogaza 69’), Kasperczak, Ćmikiewicz

Lato, Deyna (c), Szarmach

COACH: Kazimierz Górski

NORTH KOREA

Jin In-chul

Kim Il-nam, Kim Jung-min, Kim Mu-kil (Kim K.S. 21’), Hong Sung-nam

Park Jong-hoon, An Se-ook, Lee Hee-yong

Myung Dong-chan (Ma Jung-woo 47’), Yang Sung-kook

COACH: Park Doo-ik

 

1/2 FINAL

STADIUM: Stade Varsity / Varsity Stadium (Toronto)

DATE: 27-07-1976 (18:00 h)

ATTENDANCE: 21.743

REFEREE: John Paterson (SCO)

GOALS: 0-1 (Szarmach 51’); 0-2 (Szarmach 82’)

BOOKED: -

BRA

Brasil

Brazil - Poland

Polska

POL

0-2 (0-0)

BRAZIL

Carlos

Rosemiro (Marinho 61’), Tecão (c), Edinho, Chico Fraga

Batista, Erivelto, Alberto Leguelé

Jarbas (Eudes 77’), Júnior, Santos

COACH: Cláudio Coutinho

POLAND

Tomaszewski

Szymanowski, Gorgoń, Żmuda, Wawrowski

Maszczyk, Kasperczak, Ćmikiewicz (Kmiecik 28’)

Lato, Deyna (c), Szarmach

COACH: Kazimierz Górski

 

1/2 FINAL

STADIUM: Stade Olympique / Olympic Stadium (Montréal)

DATE: 27-07-1976 (18:00 h)

ATTENDANCE: 57.182

REFEREE: Marco Antonio Dorantes (MEX)

GOALS: 1-0 (Dörner [p.] 59’); 2-0 (Kurbjuweit 66’); 2-1 (Kolotov [p.] 84’)

BOOKED: Lauck / Zvjagintsev, Veremeev

GDR

Ostdeutschland

GDR - Soviet Union

СССР

USSR

2-1 (0-0)

GDR

Croy

Häfner, Kische, Weise, Kurbjuweit

Heidler, Dörner (c), Lauck

Schade, Löwe, Hoffmann

COACH: Georg Buschner

SOVIET UNION

Astapovskij

Troshkin, Zvjagintsev (Fomenko 71’), Reshko, Matvienko

Kolotov (c), Veremeev, Burjak

Minaev, Onishchenko (Fjodorov 71’), Blokhin

COACH: Valerij Lobanovskij

 

PLACES 3-4

STADIUM: Stade Olympique / Olympic Stadium (Montréal)

DATE: 29-07-1976 (21:00 h)

ATTENDANCE: 55.647

REFEREE: Abraham Klein (ISR)

GOALS: 0-1 (Onishchenko 5’); 0-2 (Nazarenko 49’)

BOOKED: Edinho / Troshkin, Troshkin (> RC)

[Incidents: Kolotov missed a penalty shot (min. 64), saved by Carlos. Troshkin was sent off (min. 85).]

BRA

Brasil

Brazil - Soviet Union

СССР

USSR

0-2 (0-1)

BRAZIL

Carlos

Mauro, Tecão (c), Edinho, Júnior

Batista, Erivelto, Alberto Leguelé (Rosemiro 56’)

Marinho, Jarbas (Eudes 63’), Julinho

COACH: Cláudio Coutinho

SOVIET UNION

Astapovskij

Zvjagintsev, Troshkin, Fomenko, Reshko

Matvienko, Kolotov (c), Burjak

Minaev, Onishchenko (Nazarenko 40’), Blokhin

COACH: Valerij Lobanovskij

 

FINAL

STADIUM: Stade Olympique / Olympic Stadium (Montréal)

DATE: 31-07-1976 (21:30 h)

ATTENDANCE: 71.617

REFEREE: Ramón Barreto (URU)

GOALS: 0-1 (Schade 7’); 0-2 (Hoffmann 14’); 1-2 (Lato 59’); 1-3 (Häfner 84’)

BOOKED: Schade

POL

Polska

Poland - GDR

Ostdeutschland

GDR

1-3 (0-2)

POLAND

Tomaszewski (Mowlik 19’)

Szymanowski, Wieczorek, Żmuda, Wawrowski

Maszczyk, Deyna (c), Kasperczak

Lato, Szarmach, Kmiecik

COACH: Kazimierz Górski

GDR

Croy

Kische, Weise, Dörner (c), Kurbjuweit

Häfner, Lauck, Schade

Löwe (Gröbner 68’), Riediger (Bransch 86’), Hoffmann

COACH: Georg Buschner

GAME SUMMARY

East Germany deservedly won the gold medal in the football tournament after defeating title holders Poland, who were unlucky to play their worst game in the competition when it mattered most. After a brilliant first half, the Germans held on to their 2-0 lead during the second forty-five minutes to continue the communist domination in olympic football.

 

The weather conditions were far from ideal for a ball game, as the constant rain had left the pitch in Olympic Stadium—already damaged after the athletic competitions—soaked and heavy. The East Germans, physically well-built, adapted to this situation better than their rivals, and outmuscled them during the first half. As soon as the first minute, Hoffmann sent a shot to the upright after dribbling past Tomaszewski. The German speed constantly overwhelmed the Polish defense, who was held pinned back and baffled as the German attackers constantly changed their positions. In minute 7, Schade took advantage of some poor Polish defending to open the score. The Germans completely dominated the midfield during the first half and Poland, with their captain and organizer Deyna missing in action, were helpless. When Hoffmann made it 2-0 in minute 14 with an unstoppable cross-shot, East Germany threatened to run havoc with their rivals, and the Polish coach Kazimierz Górski decided to substitute his starting goalkeeper Tomaszewski (who had been slow and out of place in the second German goal). Häfner and Hoffmann had good opportunities to increase the advantage before halftime, but they missed them for not keeping their cool in front of goal (and also because of a soaked pitch). Against all this, Poland could only oppose a couple of decent chances: a Deyna header in minute 23 and soon after a Kmiecik shot against the onrushing goalkeeper.

 

After the restart, East Germany continued their domination, and within the first minute Löwe should have made it 3-0 after dribbling past three defenders and the goalkeeper, but his shot was dramatically saved by Szymanowski over the goal line. So confident were the Germans in their superiority that they thought the final was already won and let their rivals off the hook, giving them the ball control during the second half. However, Poland didn’t take advantage of this situation, mostly because Lato, Szarmach and Kasperczak persisted in their technical play of dribblings and short passes which, with a wet and heavy grass, was fruitless. As the pitch conditions deteriorated, it looked as if the main danger could come from set pieces, and so Lato pulled one goal back on the hour mark by heading home a corner kick. A period of Polish domination ensued and, for the first time in all the game, the German defense was in disarray. Kmiecik and Szarmach came close to an equalizer, but Croy was quick to deny them. After some minutes, however, the Germans pulled themselves together and retook their physical play of long passes to their attackers Hoffmann and Riediger, who brought panic to the Polish area with their speed and mobility. Then, six minutes from time, Häfner put the score beyond doubt when he stole the ball from Żmuda in midfield, started a solo run and cooly beat the onrushing Mowlik.

 

 

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