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.[1][2] 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.

2000 Women's Olympic Football Tournament
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Tournament details
Host countryAustralia
Dates13–28 September
Teams8 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)Sydney Football Stadium
Melbourne Cricket Ground
Bruce Stadium
Final positions
Champions Norway (1st title)
Runners-up United States
Third place Germany
Fourth place Brazil
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored42 (2.63 per match)
Attendance326,215 (20,388 per match)
Top scorer(s)China Sun Wen (4 goals)
Fair play award Germany
1996
2004

Medal winnersEdit

Gold Silver Bronze
  Norway (NOR)
Gro Espeseth
Bente Nordby
Marianne Pettersen
Hege Riise
Kristin Bekkevold
Ragnhild Gulbrandsen
Solveig Gulbrandsen
Margunn Haugenes
Ingeborg Hovland
Christine Bøe Jensen
Silje Jørgensen
Monica Knudsen
Gøril Kringen
Anne Tønnessen
Unni Lehn
Dagny Mellgren
Anita Rapp
Brit Sandaune
Bente Kvitland
  United States (USA)
Brandi Chastain
Joy Fawcett
Julie Foudy
Mia Hamm
Michelle French
Kristine Lilly
Tiffeny Milbrett
Carla Overbeck
Cindy Parlow
Briana Scurry
Lorrie Fair
Shannon MacMillan
Siri Mullinix
Christie Pearce
Nikki Serlenga
Danielle Slaton
Kate Sobrero
Sara Whalen
  Germany (GER)
Ariane Hingst
Melanie Hoffmann
Steffi Jones
Renate Lingor
Maren Meinert
Sandra Minnert
Claudia Müller
Birgit Prinz
Silke Rottenberg
Kerstin Stegemann
Bettina Wiegmann
Tina Wunderlich
Nicole Brandebusemeyer
Nadine Angerer
Doris Fitschen
Jeannette Götte
Stefanie Gottschlich
Inka Grings

VenuesEdit

The tournament was held in three venues across three cities:

QualificationEdit

The seven best quarter-finalists at the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup and the host nation Australia qualified for the 2000 Olympic women's football tournament.

SeedingEdit

Pot 1 Pot 2

SquadsEdit

Match officialsEdit

Group stageEdit

Group EEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Germany 3 3 0 0 6 1 +5 9
  Brazil 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6
  Sweden 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 1
  Australia 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1
Australia  0 – 3  Germany
Report Grings 39'
Wiegmann 70'
Lingor 90+'
Attendance: 24,800

Sweden  0 – 2  Brazil
Report Pretinha 21'
Kátia 70'

Australia  1 – 1  Sweden
Salisbury 57' Report Andersson 66' (pen.)

Germany  2 – 1  Brazil
Prinz 33', 41' Report Raquel 72'
Attendance: 17,000

Australia  1 – 2  Brazil
Hughes 33' Report Raquel 56'
Kátia 64'

Germany  1 – 0  Sweden
Hingst 88' Report

Group FEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  United States 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7
  Norway 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 6
  China PR 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 4
  Nigeria 3 0 0 3 3 9 −6 0
United States  2 – 0  Norway
Milbrett 18'
Hamm 24'
Report

China PR  3 – 1  Nigeria
Zhao 12'
Sun 57', 83'
Report Nkwocha 85' (pen.)
Attendance: 16,000

United States  1 – 1  China PR
Foudy 38' Report Sun 67'

Norway  3 – 1  Nigeria
Mellgren 22'
Riise 62' (pen.)
Pettersen 90'+
Report Akide 78'
Attendance: 9,150

United States  3 – 1  Nigeria
Chastain 26'
Lilly 35'
MacMillan 56'
Report Akide 48'

Norway  2 – 1  China PR
Pettersen 55'
Haugenes 78'
Report Sun 75' (pen.)
Attendance: 11,532

Knockout stageEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
24 September - Sydney
 
 
  Norway1
 
28 September - Sydney
 
  Germany0
 
  Norway3
 
24 September - Canberra
 
  United States2
 
  United States1
 
 
  Brazil0
 
Third place
 
 
28 September - Sydney
 
 
  Germany2
 
 
  Brazil0

Semi-finalsEdit

Germany  0 – 1  Norway
Report Wunderlich 80' (o.g.)

United States  1 – 0  Brazil
Hamm 60' Report
Attendance: 11,000

Bronze medal matchEdit

Germany  2 – 0  Brazil
Lingor 64'
Prinz 79'
Report

Gold medal matchEdit

Norway  3 – 2 (a.e.t.)  United States
Espeseth 44'
Gulbrandsen 78'
Mellgren 102'
Report Milbrett 5', 90+2'

StatisticsEdit

GoalscorersEdit

There were 42 goals scored in 16 matches, for an average of 2.62 goals per match. Sun Wen of China was the top scorer of the tournament with four goals.

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

Source: FIFA[3]

AssistsEdit

5 assists

2 assists

1 assist

Source: FIFA[3]

FIFA Fair Play AwardEdit

Germany won the FIFA Fair Play Award, given to the team with the best record of fair play during the tournament.[3]

Tournament rankingEdit

Per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-outs are counted as draws.

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1 F   Norway 5 4 0 1 9 6 +3 12 Gold medal
2 F   United States 5 3 1 1 9 5 +4 10 Silver medal
3 E   Germany 5 4 0 1 8 2 +6 12 Bronze medal
4 E   Brazil 5 2 0 3 5 6 −1 6 Fourth place
5 F   China PR 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 4 Eliminated in
group stage
6 E   Sweden 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 1
7 E   Australia (H) 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1
8 F   Nigeria 3 0 0 3 3 9 −6 0
Source: FIFA[3]
(H) Host

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SYDNEY 2000: SOCCER; After a Wild, Intense Match, Norway Wins Gold Over the US - New York Times". Nytimes.com. 29 September 2000. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  2. ^ White, Joseph. "Norway Beats U.S. to Win Soccer Gold - ABC News". Abcnews.go.com. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d Statistics – Olympic Football Tournaments Sydney 2000. FIFA. Zürich. 2000.

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