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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.

Football at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament
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Tournament details
Host country Australia
Dates 13 – 28 September
Teams 8 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 5 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Norway (1st title)
Runners-up  United States
Third place  Germany
Fourth place  Brazil
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 42 (2.63 per match)
Attendance 326,215 (20,388 per match)
Top scorer(s) China Sun Wen (4 goals)
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2004
All statistics correct as of 17:28, 21 October 2000 (UTC).

Contents

Medal winnersEdit

VenuesEdit

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 Melbourne Canberra
Sydney Football Stadium Melbourne Cricket Ground Bruce Stadium
Capacity: 42,500 Capacity: 98,000 Capacity: 25,011
     

QualificationEdit

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:

SeedingEdit

Pot 1 Pot 2

SquadsEdit

Match officialsEdit

First roundEdit

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.)
Attendance: 33,600

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

Australia   1 – 2   Brazil
Hughes 33' Report Raquel 56'
Kátia 64'
Attendance: 29,400

Germany   1 – 0   Sweden
Hingst 88' Report
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Wendy Toms (England)

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
Attendance: 16,043

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 stagesEdit

Semi-finals Final
24 September - Sydney
   Norway  1  
   Germany  0  
 
28 September - Sydney
       Norway  3
     United States  2
Third place
24 September - Canberra 28 September - Sydney
   United States  1    Germany  2
   Brazil  0      Brazil  0

Semi-finalsEdit

Germany   0 – 1   Norway
Report Wunderlich 80' (o.g.)
Attendance: 16,710

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

Bronze Medal matchEdit

Germany   2 – 0   Brazil
Lingor 64'
Prinz 79'
Report
Attendance: 11,200

Gold Medal matchEdit

Norway   3 – 2 (a.e.t.)   United States
Espeseth 44'
Gulbrandsen 78'
Mellgren 102'
Report Milbrett 5', 90+2'
Attendance: 22,848

FIFA Fair play awardEdit

GoalscorersEdit

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
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

Final rankingEdit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Norway (NOR) 5 4 0 1 9 6 +3 12
2   United States (USA) 5 3 1 1 9 5 +4 10
3   Germany (GER) 5 4 0 1 8 2 +6 12
4   Brazil (BRA) 5 2 0 3 5 6 –1 6
5   China (CHN) 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 4
6   Sweden (SWE) 3 0 1 2 1 4 -3 1
7   Australia (AUS) 3 0 1 2 2 6 –4 1
8   Nigeria (NGR) 3 0 0 3 3 9 –6 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SYDNEY 2000: SOCCER; After a Wild, Intense Match, Norway Steals One From U.S. - New York Times". Nytimes.com. 29 September 2000. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  2. ^ White, Joseph. "Norway Beats U.S. to Win Soccer Gold - ABC News". Abcnews.go.com. Retrieved 2012-09-15. 

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