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Football at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament

The men's football tournament at the 2004 Summer Olympics featured 16 men's national teams from the six continental confederations. The 16 teams were drawn into four groups of four, in which each team would play each of the others once. At the end of the group stage, the top two teams advanced to the knockout stage, beginning with the quarter-finals and culminating with the final at Athens' Olympic Stadium on 28 August 2004.[1]

2004 Men's Olympic football tournament
Olympic rings without rims.svg
Tournament details
Host countryGreece
Dates11 August – 28 August
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)6 (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Argentina (1st title)
Runners-up Paraguay
Third place Italy
Fourth place Iraq
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored101 (3.16 per match)
Attendance401,415 (12,544 per match)
Top scorer(s)Argentina Carlos Tevez
(8 goals)
2000
2008

Contents

QualificationEdit

The following 16 teams qualified for the 2004 Olympics football tournament.

Means of qualification Berths Qualified
Host nation 1   Greece
AFC Preliminary Competition 3   Iraq
  Japan
  South Korea
CAF Preliminary Competition 4   Ghana
  Mali
  Morocco
  Tunisia
CONCACAF Preliminary Competition 2   Mexico (winner)
  Costa Rica (runner-up)
2004 CONMEBOL Men Pre-Olympic Tournament 2   Argentina (winner)
  Paraguay (runner-up)
OFC Preliminary Competition 1   Australia
2004 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship 3   Italy (winner)
  Serbia and Montenegro (runner-up)
  Portugal (third-place)
Total 16

Match officialsEdit

SeedingEdit

Pot 1: Europe Pot 2: Americas Pot 3: Africa Pot 4: Asia and Oceania

Final tournamentEdit

Key:

  • Teams highlighted in green went through to the knockout stage.

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Mali 3 1 2 0 5 3 +2 5 Qualified for the quarterfinals
2   South Korea 3 1 2 0 6 5 +1 5
3   Mexico 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
4   Greece 3 0 1 2 4 7 −3 1
South Korea  2–2  Greece
Kim D.J.   43'
Vyntra   64' (o.g.)
Report Taralidis   78'
Papadopoulos   82' (pen.)

Mali  0–0  Mexico
Report

South Korea  1–0  Mexico
Kim J.W.   16' Report
Attendance: 14,026

Greece  0–2  Mali
Report Berthe   2'
N'Diaye   45'

South Korea  3–3  Mali
Cho J.J.   57'59'
Tamboura   64' (o.g.)
Report N'Diaye   7'24'55'

Greece  2–3  Mexico
Taralidis   82' (pen.)
Stoltidis   90+3'
Report Márquez   47'
Bravo   70'86'
Attendance: 21,597

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Paraguay 3 2 0 1 6 5 +1 6 Qualified for the quarterfinals
2   Italy 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4
3   Ghana 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
4   Japan 3 1 0 2 6 7 −1 3
Paraguay  4–3  Japan
Giménez   5'
Cardozo   26'37'
Torres   62'
Report Ono   22' (pen.)53' (pen.)
Ōkubo   81'

Ghana  2–2  Italy
Pappoe   36'
Appiah   45+1'
Report Pinzi   49'
Gilardino   83'

Paraguay  1–2  Ghana
Gamarra   76' Report Tiero   81'
Appiah   84'

Japan  2–3  Italy
Abe   21'
Takamatsu   90+1'
Report De Rossi   3'
Gilardino   8'36'

Paraguay  1–0  Italy
Bareiro   14' Report
Attendance: 24,160

Japan  1–0  Ghana
Ōkubo   37' Report
Attendance: 6,813

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Argentina 3 3 0 0 9 0 +9 9 Qualified for the quarterfinals
2   Australia 3 1 1 1 6 3 +3 4
3   Tunisia 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 4
4   Serbia and Montenegro 3 0 0 3 3 14 −11 0
Tunisia  1–1  Australia
Zitouni   69' Report Aloisi   45'
Attendance: 15,757

Argentina  6–0  Serbia and Montenegro
Delgado   11'
C. González   17'
Tevez   42'43'
Heinze   74'
Rosales   77'
Report

Serbia and Montenegro  1–5  Australia
Radonjić   72' Report Cahill   11'
Aloisi   45+1'57'
Elrich   60'86'

Argentina  2–0  Tunisia
Tevez   39'
Saviola   72'
Report

Argentina  1–0  Australia
D'Alessandro   9' Report

Serbia and Montenegro  2–3  Tunisia
Krasić   70'
Vukčević   87'
Report Clayton   41'
Jedidi   83' (pen.)
Zitouni   89'

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Iraq 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3 6 Qualified for the quarterfinals
2   Costa Rica 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
3   Morocco 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
4   Portugal 3 1 0 2 6 9 −3 3
Costa Rica  0–0  Morocco
Report

Iraq  4–2  Portugal
E. Mohammed   16'
H. Mohammed   29'
Y. Mahmoud   56'
Sadir   90+3'
Report Jabar   13' (o.g.)
Bosingwa   45'

Costa Rica  0–2  Iraq
Report H. Mohammed   67'
Karim   72'

Morocco  1–2  Portugal
Bouden   85' Report Ronaldo   40'
R. Costa   73'

Morocco  2–1  Iraq
Bouden   69' (pen.)
Aqqal   77'
Report Sadir   63'

Costa Rica  4–2  Portugal
Villalobos   50'
Meira   68' (o.g.)
Saborío   71'
Brenes   90+1'
Report Almeida   29'
Ribeiro   54'
Attendance: 11,218

Knockout stageEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
21 August – Piraeus
 
 
  Mali0
 
24 August – Piraeus
 
  Italy1
 
  Italy0
 
21 August – Patras
 
  Argentina3
 
  Argentina4
 
28 August – Athens
 
  Costa Rica0
 
  Argentina1
 
21 August – Heraklion
 
  Paraguay0
 
  Iraq1
 
24 August – Thessaloniki
 
  Australia0
 
  Iraq1
 
21 August – Thessaloniki
 
  Paraguay3 Bronze medal match
 
  Paraguay3
 
27 August – Thessaloniki
 
  South Korea2
 
  Italy1
 
 
  Iraq0
 

Quarter-finalsEdit

Mali  0–1 (a.e.t.)  Italy
Report Bovo   116'
Attendance: 27,543

Iraq  1–0  Australia
E. Mohammed   64' Report
Attendance: 10,023

Argentina  4–0  Costa Rica
Delgado   24'
Tevez   43'82'83'
Report

Paraguay  3–2  South Korea
Bareiro   19'71'
Cardozo   61'
Report Lee C.S.   74'79' (pen.)

Semi-finalsEdit

Italy  0–3  Argentina
Report Tevez   16'
Lucho González   69'
M. González   84'
Attendance: 30,910

Iraq  1–3  Paraguay
Farhan   83' Report Cardozo   17'34'
Bareiro   68'

Bronze Medal matchEdit

Italy  1–0  Iraq
Gilardino   8' Report

Gold Medal matchEdit

Argentina  1–0  Paraguay
Tevez   18' Report
Attendance: 41,116

Final rankingEdit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Argentina (ARG) 6 6 0 0 17 0 +17 18
2   Paraguay (PAR) 6 4 0 2 12 9 +3 12
3   Italy (ITA) 6 3 1 2 7 8 −1 10
4   Iraq (IRQ) 6 3 0 3 9 8 +1 9
5   Mali (MLI) 4 1 2 1 5 4 +1 5
6   South Korea (KOR) 4 1 2 1 8 8 0 5
7   Australia (AUS) 4 1 1 2 6 4 +2 4
8   Costa Rica (CRC) 4 1 1 2 4 8 −4 4
9   Ghana (GHA) 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
10   Morocco (MAR) 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
  Mexico (MEX) 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
12   Tunisia (TUN) 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 4
13   Japan (JPN) 3 1 0 2 6 7 −1 3
14   Portugal (POR) 3 1 0 2 6 9 −3 3
15   Greece (GRE) 3 0 1 2 4 7 −3 1
16   Serbia and Montenegro (SCG) 3 0 0 3 3 14 −11 0

StatisticsEdit

GoalscorersEdit

With eight goals, Carlos Tevez of Argentina is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 101 goals were scored by 65 different players, with four of them credited as own goals.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Football at the 2004 Athens Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 3 November 2018.

External linksEdit