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Football at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament

The men's football tournament was held at the 2000 Summer Olympics from 15 to 30 September. It was the 22nd edition of the men's Olympic football tournament.

Football at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament
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Tournament details
Host countryAustralia
Dates15 – 30 September
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)6 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Cameroon (1st title)
Runners-up Spain
Third place Chile
Fourth place United States
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored103 (3.22 per match)
Attendance1,034,500 (32,328 per match)
Top scorer(s)Chile Iván Zamorano
(6 goals)
1996
2004

The final, played at the Olympic Stadium in Sydney, Australia, attracted the Olympic Games Football attendance record of 104,098 which broke the previous record of 101,799 set at the Rose Bowl for the gold medal match of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, with Cameroon winning the gold.[1]

QualificationEdit

The following 16 teams qualified for the 2000 Olympic men's football tournament:

Means of qualification Berths Qualified
Host nation 1   Australia
AFC Preliminary Competition 3   Kuwait
  Japan
  South Korea
CAF Preliminary Competition 4   Cameroon
  Morocco
  Nigeria
  South Africa
CONCACAF Preliminary Competition 2   Honduras (winner)
  United States (runner-up)
2000 CONMEBOL Pre-Olympic Tournament 2   Brazil (winner)
  Chile (runner-up)
1999 OFC Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament 0 Eliminated in playoffs to 4th

placed African country South Africa

2000 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship 4   Italy (winner)
  Czech Republic (runner-up)
  Spain (third-place)
  Slovakia (fourth-place)
Total 16

Four countries competed for the first time in 2000: the Czech Republic and Slovakia (previously champions together as Czechoslovakia at the 1980 Summer Olympics), South Africa and Honduras.

SquadsEdit

VenuesEdit

Six venues were used during the tournament, four of them outside of Sydney at cities around Australia. Stadium Australia hosted the Final.

Sydney Melbourne Sydney
Stadium Australia Melbourne Cricket Ground Sydney Football Stadium
Capacity: 110,000 Capacity: 98,000 Capacity: 42,500
     
Brisbane Canberra Adelaide
Brisbane Cricket Ground Bruce Stadium Hindmarsh Stadium
Capacity: 37,000 Capacity: 25,011 Capacity: 20,000
     

Match officialsEdit

SeedingEdit

Pot 1: Africa Pot 2: Americas Pot 3: Europe Pot 4: Rest of the World

Group stageEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Italy 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7
  Nigeria 3 1 2 0 7 6 +1 5
  Honduras 3 1 1 1 6 7 –1 4
  Australia 3 0 0 3 3 6 –3 0
Nigeria  3–3  Honduras
Igbinadolor   50'
Agali   78'
Yakubu   90+1'
Report Suazo   36'76'
León   60'
Attendance: 13,386

Australia  0–1  Italy
Report Pirlo   81'

Italy  3–1  Honduras
Comandini   12'22'
Ambrosini   18'
Report Nesta   29' (o.g.)
Attendance: 18,301
Referee: Lu Jun (China)

Australia  2–3  Nigeria
Foxe   41'
Wehrman   44'
Report Ikedia   16'
Aghahowa   22'
Agali   64'
Attendance: 38,080
Referee: Carlos Simon (Brazil)

Italy  1–1  Nigeria
Okunowo   65' (o.g.) Report Lawal   40'
Attendance: 18,340
Referee: Felipe Ramos (Mexico)

Australia  1–2  Honduras
Rosales   51' (o.g.) Report Suazo   3'60'
Attendance: 37,788

Group BEdit

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Chile 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4 6
  Spain 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6
  South Korea 3 2 0 1 2 3 –1 6
  Morocco 3 0 0 3 1 7 –6 0
South Korea  0–3  Spain
Report Velamazán   10'
José Mari   26'
Xavi   37'
Attendance: 14,060
Referee: Felipe Ramos (Mexico)

Morocco  1–4  Chile
Ouchla   79' Report Zamorano   36'45+1' (pen.)55'
Navia   72' (pen.)
Attendance: 22,654
Referee: Saad Mane (Kuwait)

South Korea  1–0  Morocco
Lee Chun-soo   53' Report
Attendance: 12,753

Spain  1–3  Chile
Lacruz   54' Report Olarra   24'
Navia   41'90'

South Korea  1–0  Chile
Lee Dong-gook   28' Report
Attendance: 16,309

Spain  2–0  Morocco
José Mari   33'
Gabri   90'
Report
Attendance: 24,623
Referee: Lu Jun (China)

Group CEdit

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  United States 3 1 2 0 6 4 +2 5
  Cameroon 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1 5
  Kuwait 3 1 0 2 6 8 –2 3
  Czech Republic 3 0 2 1 5 6 –1 2
Cameroon  3–2  Kuwait
Alnoudji   37'
M'Boma   76'
Lauren   86'
Report Mutairi   63'
Mubarak   88'

United States  2–2  Czech Republic
Albright   21'
Wolff   44'
Report Jankulovski   28'
Došek   52' (pen.)
Attendance: 24,800
Referee: Carlos Simon (Brazil)

Czech Republic  2–3  Kuwait
Heinz   2'
Lengyel   90+1'
Report Mutairi   56'
Saeed   64'73'

United States  1–1  Cameroon
Vagenas   64' Report M'Boma   16'
Attendance: 22,379

Czech Republic  1–1  Cameroon
Došek   74' Report Lauren   24'

United States  3–1  Kuwait
Califf   40'
Albright   63'
Donovan   88'
Report Najem   83'

Group DEdit

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Brazil 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 6
  Japan 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
  South Africa 3 1 0 2 5 5 0 3
  Slovakia 3 1 0 2 4 6 –2 3
Brazil  3–1  Slovakia
Edu   30'
Cisovský   68' (o.g.)
Alex   90+1'
Report Porázik   26'

South Africa  1–2  Japan
Nomvethe   31' Report Takahara   45+1'79'
Attendance: 17,500

Brazil  1–3  South Africa
Edu   11' Report Fortune   10'
Nomvethe   74'
Lekoelea   90'

Slovakia  1–2  Japan
Porázik   83' Report Nakata   67'
Inamoto   74'
Attendance: 15,289

Brazil  1–0  Japan
Alex   5' Report

Slovakia  2–1  South Africa
Czinege   64'
Šlahor   72'
Report McCarthy   75'
Attendance: 14,562

Knockout stageEdit

Note: Extra time periods were played under the golden goal rule.

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
23 September – Adelaide
 
 
  United States (p)2 (5)
 
26 September – Sydney
 
  Japan2 (4)
 
  Spain3
 
23 September – Sydney
 
  United States1
 
  Italy0
 
30 September – Sydney
 
  Spain1
 
  Spain2 (3)
 
23 September – Brisbane
 
  Cameroon (p)2 (5)
 
  Brazil1
 
26 September – Melbourne
 
  Cameroon (aet)2
 
  Chile1
 
23 September – Melbourne
 
  Cameroon2 Bronze medal match
 
  Chile4
 
29 September – Sydney
 
  Nigeria1
 
  United States0
 
 
  Chile2
 

Quarter-finalsEdit

United States  2–2 (a.e.t.)  Japan
Wolff   68'
Vagenas   90' (pen.)
Report Yanagisawa   30'
Takahara   72'
Penalties
Vagenas  
Agoos  
Donovan  
Wolff  
Victorine  
5–4   Nakamura
  Inamoto
  Morioka
  Nakata
  Myojin

Brazil  1–2 (a.e.t.)  Cameroon
Ronaldinho   90+4' Report M'Boma   17'
M'Bami   113'
Attendance: 37,332

Italy  0–1  Spain
Report Gabri   86'
Attendance: 38,134
Referee: Carlos Simon (Brazil)

Chile  4–1  Nigeria
Contreras   17'
Zamorano   18'
Navia   42'
Tello   65'
Report Agali   76'
Attendance: 44,425
Referee: Saad Mane (Kuwait)

Semi-finalsEdit

Spain  3–1  United States
Tamudo   16'
Angulo   25'
José Mari   87'
Report Vagenas   42' (pen.)
Attendance: 39,800

Chile  1–2  Cameroon
Abanda   78' (o.g.) Report M'Boma   84'
Lauren   89' (pen.)

Bronze medal matchEdit

United States  0–2  Chile
Report Zamorano   69' (pen.)84'

Gold medal matchEdit

Spain  2–2 (a.e.t.)  Cameroon
Xavi   2'
Gabri   45+2'
Report 1
Report 2
Amaya   53' (o.g.)
Eto'o   58'
Penalties
Xavi  
Capdevila  
Amaya  
Albelda  
3–5   M'Boma
  Eto'o
  Geremi
  Lauren
  Womé
Attendance: 114,000[2]
Referee: Felipe Ramos (Mexico)


Final rankingEdit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Cameroon (CMR) 6 3 3 0 11 8 +3 12
2   Spain (ESP) 6 4 1 1 12 6 +6 13
3   Chile (CHI) 6 4 0 2 14 6 +8 12
4   United States (USA) 6 1 3 2 9 11 –2 6
5   Italy (ITA) 4 2 1 1 5 3 +2 7
6   Japan (JPN) 4 2 1 1 6 5 +1 7
7   Brazil (BRA) 4 2 0 2 6 6 0 6
8   Nigeria (NGR) 4 1 2 1 8 10 –2 5
9   South Korea (KOR) 3 2 0 1 2 3 −1 6
10   Honduras (HON) 3 1 1 1 6 7 –1 4
11   South Africa (RSA) 3 1 0 2 5 5 0 3
12   Kuwait (KUW) 3 1 0 2 6 8 −2 3
13   Slovakia (SVK) 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 3
14   Czech Republic (CZE) 3 0 2 1 5 6 −1 2
15   Australia (AUS) 3 0 0 3 3 6 −3 0
16   Morocco (MAR) 3 0 0 3 1 7 −6 0

StatisticsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Football at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  2. ^ Higham 2012, p. 99.

BibliographyEdit

External linksEdit