Football at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament
A women's Olympic Football Tournament was held for the second time as part of the 2000 Summer Olympics. The tournament features 8 women's national teams from six continental confederations. The 8 teams are drawn into two groups of four and each group plays a round-robin tournament. At the end of the group stage, the top two teams advanced to the knockout stage, beginning with the semi-finals and culminating with the gold medal match at Sydney Football Stadium on 28 September 2000.
|Dates||15 – 28 September|
|Teams||8 (from 6 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||5 (in 4 host cities)|
|Champions||Norway (1st title)|
|Goals scored||42 (2.63 per match)|
|Attendance||326,215 (20,388 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Sun Wen (4 goals)|
Three venues were used during the tournament, two of them outside of Sydney at cities around Australia. The Finals and the Gold Medal match were held at the Sydney Football Stadium.
|Sydney Football Stadium||Melbourne Cricket Ground||Bruce Stadium|
|Capacity: 42,500||Capacity: 98,000||Capacity: 25,011|
The seven best teams at the Women's World Cup in 1999 and the host nation Australia were automatically selected for the Olympic tournament. The following eight teams qualified for the 2000 Olympic women's football tournament:
|Pot 1||Pot 2|
|Australia||0 – 3||Germany|
|Sweden||0 – 2||Brazil|
|Australia||1 – 1||Sweden|
|Salisbury 57'||Report||Andersson 66' (pen.)|
|Germany||2 – 1||Brazil|
|Prinz 33', 41'||Report||Raquel 72'|
|Australia||1 – 2||Brazil|
|Hughes 33'||Report||Raquel 56'
|Germany||1 – 0||Sweden|
|United States||2 – 0||Norway|
|China PR||3 – 1||Nigeria|
Sun 57', 83'
|Report||Nkwocha 85' (pen.)|
|United States||1 – 1||China PR|
|Foudy 38'||Report||Sun 67'|
|Norway||3 – 1||Nigeria|
Riise 62' (pen.)
|United States||3 – 1||Nigeria|
|24 September - Sydney|
|28 September - Sydney|
|24 September - Canberra|
|28 September - Sydney|
|Germany||0 – 1||Norway|
|Report||Wunderlich 80' (o.g.)|
|United States||1 – 0||Brazil|
Bronze Medal matchEdit
|Germany||2 – 0||Brazil|
Gold Medal matchEdit
FIFA Fair play awardEdit
With four goals, Sun Wen of China is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 42 goals were scored by 28 different players, with only one of them credited as own goal.
- 4 goals
- Sun Wen (3 apps)
- 3 goals
- 2 goals
- 1 goal
- Own goal
- Tina Wunderlich (playing against Norway)
|2||United States (USA)||5||3||1||1||9||5||+4||10|
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- White, Joseph. "Norway Beats U.S. to Win Soccer Gold - ABC News". Abcnews.go.com. Retrieved 15 September 2012.