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1988 in association football

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The following are the association football events of the year 1988 throughout the world.

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Events

  • March 27, 1988 – Cameroon wins the Africa Nations Cup by defeating Nigeria: 1–0. The only goal in Casablanca's Stade Mohammed V is scored by Emmanuel Kundé from a penalty kick.
  • June 25, 1988 – Thanks to goals from captain Ruud Gullit and top goalscorer Marco van Basten, the Netherlands defeat the Soviet Union (2–0) in the final of UEFA Euro 1988 in Munich.
  • July 12, 1988 – Italian club Juventus receive The UEFA Plaque in Geneva (Switzerland) as first club in European football history to win the three main UEFA club competitions.
  • 1988 Copa Libertadores – won by Nacional after defeating Newell's Old Boys on an aggregate score of 3–1.
  • England – FA Cup – Wimbledon won 1–0 over Liverpool.
  • The Football League celebrates its Centenary.
  • With great surprise worldwide FIFA gives the 1994 FIFA World Cup to United States.
  • August 24, 1988 – The Faroe Islands record their first international victory, defeating Canada 1–0.
  • September 14, 1988 – Thijs Libregts makes his debut as the manager of Dutch national team with a 1–0 win over Wales, replacing successful coach Rinus Michels.
  • December 11, 1988 – Uruguay's Nacional wins the Intercontinental Cup in Tokyo, Japan by defeating Dutch PSV Eindhoven on penalties (7–6), after the match ended in 2–2.
  • National club championships winners

    Europe
    North and South America

    International tournaments

  • African Cup of Nations in Morocco (March 13 – 27 1988)
    1.  Cameroon
    2.  Nigeria
    3.  Algeria
  • Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea (September 17 – October 1, 1988)
    1.  Soviet Union
    2.  Brazil
    3.  West Germany
  • UEFA European Football Championship in West Germany (June 10 – 25 1988)
    1.  Netherlands
    2.  Soviet Union
    3.  West Germany and  Italy
  • Games of national teams

     Netherlands

    Births

  • 12 February: Nicolás Otamendi, Argentine international football player
  • 1 June: Javier Hernández, Mexican international football player
  • 13 September: Luis Rentería, Panamanian international footballer (died 2014)
  • 15 October: Mesut Özil, German international football player
  • February

  • February 8 – Pietro Arcari, Italian forward, winner of the 1934 FIFA World Cup and one of four Italian players who won the FIFA World Cup while never being capped. (78)
  • February 26 – Euclydes Barbosa, Brazilian defender, semi-finalist at the 1938 FIFA World Cup. (82)
  • March

  • March 13 – Rodolpho Barteczko, Brazilian striker, semi-finalist at the 1938 FIFA World Cup. (77)
  • References

    1988 in association football Wikipedia


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