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Football at the 1980 Summer Olympics – Men's qualification

 

Football at the 1980 Summer Olympics – Men's qualification

The men's qualification for the 1980 Summer Olympics.

Qualified teams

A total of 16 teams participated in the finals of the Olympic tournament. Due to the American-led political boycott, some countries (in brackets) who qualified did not enter the Final Tournament and were replaced by other countries.[1]

Qualifications

UEFA (Europe)

The European Qualifiers for the 1980 Summer Olympic tournament took place over a total of two rounds between 28 March 1979 and 23 April 1980. After the second round, Czechoslovakia, Norway, Spain and Yugoslavia gained qualification to the Olympic tournament. However Norway was replaced by Finland.

CONMEBOL (South America)

The South American Pre-Olympic tournament was held from the 23 January to the 15 February 1980 in Colombia, and saw Argentina and Colombia qualify. However Argentina was replaced by Venezuela.

CONCACAF (North, Central America and Caribbean)

The CONCACAF Qualifying rounds and Pre-Olympic tournament was held from the 1 April 1979 to the 2 April 1980, and saw Costa Rica and United States qualify. However United States was replaced by Cuba.

CAF (Africa)

The African Qualifiers for the 1980 Summer Olympic tournament took place over a total of tree rounds between 25 Marsh 1979 and 13 April 1980. After the third round, Algeria, Ghana and Egypt gained qualification to the Olympic tournament. However Ghana was replaced by Nigeria and Egypt was replaced by Zambia.

AFC (Asia)

Tree Pre-Olympic tournaments of the Asian Qualifying to the 1980 Summer Olympic were helds from the 23 February to the 6 April 1980 in Iraq, Malaysia and Singapour and saw Kuwait, Malaysia and Iran qualify. However Malaysia was replaced by Iraq and Iran was replaced by Syria.

References

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