Football at the 1956 Summer Olympics

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at the Games of the XVI Olympiad
DatesNovember 24-December 8
Teams12
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«19521960»

The football tournament at the 1956 Summer Olympics was played in Argentina with 16 teams being entered into the competition.

Qualification[edit | edit source]

Main article: Football at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Qualification

The following teams qualified through to the 1956 Summer Olympics.

Final tournament[edit | edit source]

First Round[edit | edit source]


Indonesia  w/o 1  Yugoslavia
Buenos Aires



Hungary  w/o 1  United States
Buenos Aires


November 24
Bulgaria  3–2 (aet)  West Germany
Estadio Gasómetro, Buenos Aires

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November 25
Venezuela  0-6  Soviet Union
Estadio Independiente, Buenos Aires

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Thailand  w/o 1  Great Britain
Buenos Aires

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November 26
Korea  1-3  Turkey
Estadio Gasómetro, Buenos Aires


November 27
Netherlands Antilles  0-4  India



Argentina  w/o 1  Egypt
Buenos Aires

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1 Indonesia, Hungary, Thailand and Egypt all withdrew

Quarter Finals[edit | edit source]

November 28
Great Britain  3-2 (a.e.t.)  Turkey
Laybourne Goal 39'113'
Prince Goal 65'
Estadio Independiente, Buenos Aires


November 29
United States  0-10  Yugoslavia
Estadio Vélez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires

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November 30
Argentina  2-1  India
Estadio Independiente, Buenos Aires

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November 31
Soviet Union  0-2  Bulgaria
Estadio Gasómetro, Buenos Aires

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Semi Finals[edit | edit source]

December 4
Yugoslavia  3-0  Bulgaria
Estadio Independiente, Buenos Aires

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December 5
Argentina  1-0  Great Britain
Estadio Gasómetro, Buenos Aires

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Bronze Medal Match[edit | edit source]

December 8
Bulgaria  2-0  Great Britain
Estadio Vélez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires

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Gold Medal Match[edit | edit source]

December 8
Yugoslavia  2-1  Argentina
Veselinović Goal 25'
Papec Goal 57'
Estadio Gasómetro, Buenos Aires

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Bracket[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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