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Men's football
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
DatesJuly 31, 1948 (1948-07-31)-August 13, 1948 (1948-08-13)
Competitors344
Teams18
Medalists
Gold medal Olympics 
Silver medal Olympics 
Bronze medal Olympics 
«19361952»

The 1948 Olympic football tournament was a football tournament held in London, Great Britain and was the first football tournament in the Olympics after the Second World War.

Sweden would take out the title for the first time after they defeated Yugoslavia in the final at Wembley.

BracketEdit

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                           
July 31 - Fulham            
 Flag of SFR Yugoslavia Yugoslavia  4
August 5 - Ilford
 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg  0  
 Flag of SFR Yugoslavia Yugoslavia  4
August 2 - Walthamstow
   Flag of the Republic of China China  0  
 Flag of Turkey Turkey  1
August 11 - Wembley
 Flag of the Republic of China China  2  
 Flag of SFR Yugoslavia Yugoslavia  3
July 31 - Highbury
   Flag of France France  0  
 Flag of the United Kingdom Great Britain  3
August 5 - Fulham
 Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands  2  
 Flag of the United Kingdom Great Britain  0
July 31 - Ilford
   Flag of France France  2  
 Flag of France France  2
August 13 - Wembley
 Flag of India India  1  
 Flag of SFR Yugoslavia Yugoslavia  1
August 2 - Tottenham
   Flag of Sweden Sweden  2
 Flag of Sweden Sweden  2
August 5 - South Norwood
 Flag of Austria Austria  0  
 Flag of Sweden Sweden  7
August 2 - Dulwich
   Flag of Mexico (1934-1968) Mexico  0  
 Flag of Korea (1882-1910) Korea  3
August 10 - Wembley
 Flag of Mexico (1934-1968) Mexico  5  
 Flag of Sweden Sweden  3
July 31 - South Norwood
   Flag of Egypt (1922–1958) Egypt  0   Third place
 Flag of Denmark Denmark  1
August 5 - Highbury August 13 - Wembley
 Flag of Egypt (1922–1958) Egypt (aet)  2  
 Flag of Egypt (1922–1958) Egypt  3  Flag of France France  2
August 2 - Berentford
   Flag of Italy Italy  1    Flag of Egypt (1922–1958) Egypt  0
 Flag of Italy Italy  8
 US flag with 48 stars by Hellerick United States  0  

MatchesEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

July 26
16:00
Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg 4-0 Flag of Afghanistan Afghanistan
Goldstone Ground, Brighton
Attendance: 4,500


July 26
18:00
Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands 2-1 Flag of Ireland Republic of Ireland
Fratton Park, Portsmouth
Attendance: 7,600

First roundEdit

July 31
18:30
Flag of SFR Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 4-0 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg
Craven Cottage, Fulham
Attendance: 6,000


July 31
18:30
Flag of Denmark Denmark 1-2 (a.e.t) Flag of Egypt (1922–1958) Egypt
Hafez Soccerball shade 114'
Selhurst Park, South Norwood
Attendance: 10,000


July 31
18:30
Flag of the United Kingdom Great Britain 3-2 Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands
Arsenal Stadium, Highbury
Attendance: 20,000


July 31
18:30
Flag of France France 2-1 Flag of India India
Lynn Road, Ilford
Attendance: 16,700


August 2
18:30
Flag of Turkey Turkey 1-2 Flag of the Republic of China China
Green Pond Road, Walthamstow
Attendance: 1,400


August 2
18:30
Flag of Sweden Sweden 2-0 Flag of Austria Austria
White Hart Lane, Tottenham
Attendance: 9,418


August 2
18:30
Flag of Korea (1882-1910) Korea 3-5 Flag of Mexico (1934-1968) Mexico
Champion Hill, Dulwich
Attendance: 6,400


August 2
18:30
Flag of Italy Italy 8-0 US flag with 48 stars by Hellerick United States
Caprile Soccerball shade 7'23'62'88'
Griffin Park, Berentford
Attendance: 19,000

Quarter FinalsEdit

August 5
18:30
Flag of SFR Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 4-0 Flag of the Republic of China China
Lynn Road, Ilford
Attendance: 7,800


August 5
18:30
Flag of Sweden Sweden 7-0 Flag of Mexico (1934-1968) Mexico
Selhurst Park, South Norwood
Attendance: 6,700


August 5
18:30
Flag of the United Kingdom Great Britain 3-2 Flag of France France
Craven Cottage, Fulham
Attendance: 19,000


August 5
18:30
Flag of Egypt (1922–1958) Egypt 3-1 Flag of Italy Italy
Arsenal Stadium, Highbury
Attendance: 21,000

Semi FinalsEdit

August 10
18:30
Flag of Sweden Sweden 3-0 Flag of Egypt (1922–1958) Egypt
Carlsson Soccerball shade 32'79'
Gren Soccerball shade 55'
Empire Stadium, Wembley
Attendance: 19,000


August 11
18:30
Flag of SFR Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 3-0 Flag of France France
Empire Stadium, Wembley
Attendance: 26,500

Bronze Medal matchEdit

August 13
14:00
Flag of France France 2-0 Flag of Egypt (1922–1958) Egypt
Empire Stadium, Wembley
Attendance: 26,600

Gold Medal matchEdit

August 13
18:30
Flag of SFR Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 1-2 Flag of Sweden Sweden
Gren Soccerball shade 85'
Empire Stadium, Wembley
Attendance: 47,900

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