Football at the 1979 Pan American Games

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Football – Men's tournament at the VIII Pan American Games
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VenueEstadio Country Club
Estadio Sixto Escobar
Hiram Bithorn Stadium
Dates2–14 July
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 

The eighth edition of the Men's Football Tournament at the Pan American Games was held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from July 2 to July 14, 1979. Nine teams competed in a first round-robin competition, with Brazil defending the title. After the preliminary round there was a second round, followed by a knock-out stage.[1]

Games were played at Estadio Country Club, Estadio Sixto Escobar and Estadio Hiram Bithorn.

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Group B[edit]

Group C[edit]

Second round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Group B[edit]

Fifth Place Match[edit]

Puerto Rico  walk-over  United States
USA left competition

Bronze medal match[edit]

Argentina  2 - 0  Costa Rica

Gold Medal match[edit]

Brazil  3 - 0  Cuba


 1979 Pan American Games Winners 

Third title