Games of the VII. Olympiad

Football Tournament

(Antwerpen, Belgium, August 28 - September 5, 1920)


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GOLD MEDAL TOURNAMENT - FIRST ROUND

NB: Switzerland withdrew after the first round pairings had been drawn;
    Poland failed to arrive.
    Note that Yugoslavia was officially called the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes
    until 1929, but colloquially named Yugoslavia since its formation in 1918.

Antwerpen
Czechoslovakia   7-0 Yugoslavia

Antwerpen
Norway           3-1 Great Britain

France           w/o Switzerland

Gent
Italy            2-1 Egypt

Brussel
Spain            1-0 Denmark

Antwerpen
Sweden           9-0 Greece

Brussel
Netherlands      3-0 Luxembourg

Belgium          w/o Poland

GOLD MEDAL TOURNAMENT - QUARTER-FINALS

Antwerpen
Netherlands      5-4 Sweden          [aet]

Antwerpen
France           3-1 Italy

Brussel
Czechoslovakia   4-0 Norway

Antwerpen
Belgium          3-1 Spain

GOLD MEDAL TOURNAMENT - SEMI-FINALS

Antwerpen
Czechoslovakia   4-1 France

Antwerpen
Belgium          3-0 Netherlands

GOLD MEDAL TOURNAMENT - FINAL

Antwerpen, September 2, 1920
Belgium          Abd Czechoslovakia
Belgium: Jan De Bie, Armand Swartenbroeks, Oscar Verbeeck, Joseph Musch, 
         Emile Hanse, André Fierens, Louis Van Hege, Henri Larnoe,
         Mathieu Bragard, Robert Coppée, Désiré Bastin.
Czechoslovakia: Rudolf Klapka, Antonín Hojer, Karel Steiner, František Kolenatý,
                Karel "Káďa" Pešek, Emil Seifert, Josef Sedláček I, Antonín Janda,
                Vacláv Pilát, Jan Vaník, Otakar Mazal.
Referee: Lewis (Great Britain)
Attendance: 35,000.

Scorers: 6' Coppée (pen) 1-0; 30' Larnoe 2-0.
Match abandoned after 39 minutes; Czechoslovakia left the pitch in protest
to perceived biased refereeing and were disqualified from the tournament.

Top scorer: Herbert Carlsson (Sweden) 7 goals


SILVER AND BRONZE MEDALS TOURNAMENT - FIRST ROUND

NB: between quarter-final losers of the gold medal tournament.

Antwerpen
Italy            2-1 Norway          [a2et]

Antwerpen
Spain            2-1 Sweden

SILVER AND BRONZE MEDALS TOURNAMENT - SECOND ROUND

NB: between between first round winners.

Antwerpen
Spain            2-0 Italy

SILVER AND BRONZE MEDALS TOURNAMENT - THIRD ROUND

NB: between second round winners (i.e. Spain, as the "best quarter-final losers") and the 
    teams to have lost against gold medalists Belgium in the final, the semi-finals and the
    first round of the gold medal tournament; however, as final losers Czechoslovakia were
    disqualified and Belgium had received a first round bye due to the non-arrival of Poland,
    only the Netherlands (as semi-final losers against Belgium) were entitled to join Spain
    in the tournament.  Note that the team to have lost the semi-final against the losers of
    the final of the gold medal tournament (i.e. France) was not supposed to be part of the
    tournament for silver and bronze medals (as illogical as that is).  Sources claiming 
    that Spain were to play Egypt (as winners of a supposed tournament between the first
    round losers, see below) or that the Netherlands were to play France (who allegedly
    could not play because their players had left already - a rather fanciful explanation,
    as France is not particularly far away from Belgium) are wrong.

Spain            w/o Czechoslovakia  [Czechoslovakia disqualified]
Netherlands      w/o Poland          [Poland failed to arrive]

SILVER AND BRONZE MEDALS TOURNAMENT - FINAL

Antwerpen
Spain            3-1 Netherlands


FRIENDLY

NB: the below match is often listed as one belonging to a "consolation tournament" but 
    such a tournament was not foreseen in the set-up of the official tournament and the
    actual status of this match is that of a friendly (as reported by Antwerp newspapers
    at the time).  None of the other first round losers entered this fictitious
    consolation tournament; only the team that had lost in the first round to the later
    gold medalists was eligible to enter the tournament for the silver and bronze medals
    (but as that was Poland, who failed to show for their first round encounter against
    Belgium, that did not happen).

Antwerpen
Egypt            4-2 Yugoslavia


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