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Football at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament

Women's Olympic Football tournament was held for the third time at the 2004 Summer Olympics.[1][2] The tournament featured 10 women's national teams from six continental confederations. The 10 teams were drawn into two groups of three and one group of four and each group played a round-robin tournament. At the end of the group stage, the top teams from each group advanced to the knockout stage, beginning with the quarter-finals and culminating with the gold medal match at Karaiskakis Stadium on August 26, 2004.

2004 Women's Olympic
football tournament
Olympic rings without rims.svg
Tournament details
Host countryGreece
Dates11 – 26 August
Teams10 (from 6 confederations)
Final positions
Champions United States (2nd title)
Runners-up Brazil
Third place Germany
Fourth place Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches played20
Goals scored55 (2.75 per match)
Attendance208,637 (10,432 per match)
Top scorer(s)Brazil Cristiane
Germany Birgit Prinz (5 goals)
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2008

QualificationEdit

This is the first Olympic women's football tournament whose participants in the finals are determined separately from FIFA Women's World Cup: each of the six continental confederations determines the teams playing the finals[3].

SeedingEdit

Originally, the tournament was planned to form two groups of five teams in the group stage, then play a knockout stage by four teams (two top teams in each group).[4] The format is later changed: the tournament is to form three groups of three or four teams in the group stage, then play a knockout stage by eight teams (two top teams in each group and two best third-placed teams from three groups).[5]

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

SquadsEdit

Final tournamentEdit

Key:

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

First roundEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Sweden 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
  Nigeria 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
  Japan 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 3
Sweden  0–1  Japan
Report Arakawa   24'
Attendance: 10.104
Referee: Gaye (Senegal)

Japan  0–1  Nigeria
Report Okolo   55'
Attendance: 14.126

Sweden  2–1  Nigeria
Marklund   68'
Moström   73'
Report Akide   25'
Attendance: 21.597
Referee: de Oliveira (Brazil)

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Germany 2 2 0 0 10 0 +10 6
  Mexico 2 0 1 1 1 3 −2 1
  China PR 2 0 1 1 1 9 −8 1
Germany  8–0  China PR
Prinz   13'21'73'88'
Wunderlich   65'
Lingor   76' (pen.)
Pohlers   82'
Müller   90'
Report

China PR  1–1  Mexico
Ji   34' Report Domínguez   11'
Attendance: 5.112
Referee: Ionescu (Romania)

Germany  2–0  Mexico
Wimbersky   20'
Prinz   79'
Report
Attendance: 26.338
Referee: Szokolai (Hungary)

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  United States 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5 7
  Brazil 3 2 0 1 8 2 +6 6
  Australia 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
  Greece 3 0 0 3 0 11 −11 0
Greece  0–3  United States
Report Boxx   14'
Wambach   30'
Hamm   82'
Attendance: 15.757
Referee: Palmqvist (Sweden)

Brazil  1–0  Australia
Marta   36' Report

Greece  0–1  Australia
Report Garriock   27'
Attendance: 8.857
Referee: D'Coth (India)

United States  2–0  Brazil
Hamm   58' (pen.)
Wambach   77'
Report

Greece  0–7  Brazil
Report Pretinha   21'
Cristiane   46'55'77'
Grazielle   49'
Marta   70'
Daniela   72'
Attendance: 7.214
Referee: Frai (Germany)

United States  1–1  Australia
Lilly   19' Report Peters   82'
Attendance: 3.320
Referee: Ionescu (Romania)

Knockout stageEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
August 20 – Patras
 
 
  Germany2
 
August 23 – Heraklio
 
  Nigeria1
 
  Germany1
 
August 20 – Thessaloniki
 
  United States2
 
  United States2
 
August 26 – Athens
 
  Japan1
 
  United States2
 
August 20 – Heraklio
 
  Brazil1
 
  Mexico0
 
August 23 – Patras
 
  Brazil5
 
  Sweden0
 
August 20 – Volos
 
  Brazil1 Bronze medal match
 
  Sweden2
 
August 26 – Athens
 
  Australia1
 
  Germany1
 
 
  Sweden0
 

Quarter finalsEdit

Germany  2–1  Nigeria
Jones   76'
Pohlers   81'
Report Akide   49'
Attendance: 2.531
Referee: D'Coth (India)

United States  2–1  Japan
Lilly   43'
Wambach   59'
Report Yamamoto   48'

Mexico  0–5  Brazil
Report Cristiane   25'49'
Formiga   29'54'
Marta   60'
Attendance: 3.012
Referee: Gaye (Senegal)

Sweden  2–1  Australia
Ljungberg   25'
Larsson   30'
Report De Vanna   48'

Semi finalsEdit

United States  2–1 (a.e.t.)  Germany
Lilly   33'
O'Reilly   99'
Report Bachor   90+2'
Attendance: 5.165
Referee: Szokolai (Hungary)

Brazil  1–0  Sweden
Pretinha   64' Report

Bronze Medal matchEdit

Germany  1–0  Sweden
Lingor   17' Report
Attendance: 10,416

Gold Medal matchEdit

United States  2–1 (a.e.t.)  Brazil
Tarpley   39'
Wambach   112'
Report Pretinha   73'
Attendance: 10,416

Final rankingEdit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   United States (USA) 6 5 1 0 12 4 +8 16
2   Brazil (BRA) 6 4 0 2 15 4 +11 12
3   Germany (GER) 5 4 0 1 14 3 +11 12
4   Sweden (SWE) 5 2 0 3 4 5 −1 6
5   Australia (AUS) 4 1 1 2 3 4 −1 4
6   Nigeria (NGR) 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 3
7   Japan (JPN) 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1 3
8   Mexico (MEX) 3 0 1 2 1 8 −7 1
9   China (CHN) 2 0 1 1 1 9 −8 1
10   Greece (GRE) 3 0 0 3 0 11 −11 0

StatisticsEdit

GoalscorersEdit

With five goals, Cristiane of Brazil and Birgit Prinz of Germany are the top scorers in the tournament. In total, 55 goals were scored by 33 different players, with none of them credited as own goal.

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SI.com – Wambach gives U.S. veterans golden parting gift in extra time – Thursday August 26, 2004 7:26PM". Sportsillustrated.cnn.com. 2004-08-26. Retrieved 2012-08-01.
  2. ^ "SI.com – Writers – Michael Silver: Fitting farewell for U.S. soccer's Fab Five – Friday August 27, 2004 2:55PM". Sportsillustrated.cnn.com. 2004-08-27. Retrieved 2012-08-01.
  3. ^ "Olympic Football Tournaments Athens 2004" (PDF). FIFA. p. 132. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Regulations of the Olympic Football Tournaments Games of the XXVIIIth Olympiad Athens 2004" (PDF). FIFA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 July 2004. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Olympic Football Tournaments: FIFA Emergency Committee approves venue and kick-off time for men's Final as well as format for women's competition". FIFA. 28 July 2003. Archived from the original on 20 April 2004. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  6. ^ Palmqvist was replaced by Dianne Ferreira-James (Guyana) after 90 minutes due to dehydration

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