Football at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament

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Football at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament
Tournament details
Host country United States
Dates July 21-August 1
Teams (from 4 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  United States[1]
Runners-up  China PR
Third place  Norway
Fourth place  Brazil
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 53 (3.31 per match)
Attendance 691,762 (43,235 per match)
Top scorer(s) Norway Ann Kristin Aarønes
Norway Linda Medalen
Brazil Pretinha (4 goals)
2000

The 1996 Summer Olympics—based in Atlanta, Georgia, United States—marked the first time that women would participate in the association football (soccer) tournament.[2][3] The tournament features 8 women's national teams from four continental confederations. The 8 teams are drawn into two groups of four and each group plays a round-robin tournament (which was held in Miami, Orlando, Birmingham and Washington, D.C.), At the end of the group stage, the top two teams advanced to the knockout stage (which was held at Sanford Stadium), beginning with the semi-finals and culminating with the gold medal match on August 1, 1996.

Football at the
1996 Summer Olympics
Football pictogram.svg
Tournament
men  women
Squads
men  women

Medal winners[edit]

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
USA China Norway
Gold Silver Bronze
 United States (USA)
Michelle Akers
Brandi Chastain
Joy Fawcett
Julie Foudy
Carin Gabarra
Mia Hamm
Mary Harvey
Kristine Lilly
Shannon MacMillan
Tiffeny Milbrett
Carla Overbeck
Cindy Parlow
Tiffany Roberts
Briana Scurry
Tisha Venturini
Staci Wilson
 China (CHN)
Chen Yufeng
Fan Yunjie
Gao Hong
Liu Ailing
Liu Ying
Shi Guihong
Shui Qingxia
Sun Qingmei
Sun Wen
Wang Liping
Wei Haiying
Wen Lirong
Xie Huilin
Yu Hongqi
Zhao Lihong
Zhong Honglian
 Norway (NOR)
Ann Kristin Aarønes
Agnete Carlsen
Gro Espeseth
Tone Gunn Frustøl
Tone Haugen
Linda Medalen
Merete Myklebust
Bente Nordby
Anne Nymark Andersen
Nina Nymark Andersen
Marianne Pettersen
Hege Riise
Brit Sandaune
Reidun Seth
Heidi Støre
Tina Svensson
Trine Tangeraas
Kjersti Thun
Ingrid Sternhoff

Qualification[edit]

Since there was no time to hold a qualifying tournament, the eight best teams at the Women's World Cup in 1995 were automatically selected for the Olympic tournament (which meant no teams from Africa or Oceania could take part in this tournament). The only exception was the inclusion of Brazil in place of England (who, under the regulations of the International Olympic Committee are ineligible). The following eight teams qualified for the 1996 Olympics football tournament:

Match officials[edit]

Squads[edit]

Group E[edit]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts China United States Sweden Denmark
1.  China PR 3 2 1 0 7 1 +6 7 X 0:0 2:0 5:1
2.  United States 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 7 0:0 X 2:1 3:0
3.  Sweden 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1 3 0:2 1:2 X 3:1
4.  Denmark 3 0 0 3 2 11 −9 0 1:5 0:3 1:3 X

USA vs Denmark[edit]

United States United States 3 — 0
(final score after 90 minutes)
Denmark Denmark
Manager: United States Tony DiCicco

Team:
01 - GK - Briana Scurry
06 - DF - Brandi Chastain
04 - DF - Carla Overbeck
14 - DF - Joy Fawcett
13 - MF - Kristine Lilly
11 - MF - Julie Foudy
15 - MF - Tisha Venturini
08 - MF - Shannon MacMillan
09 - FW - Mia Hamm sub 75'
10 - FW - Michelle Akers sub 62'
16 - FW - Tiffeny Milbrett sub 66'


Substitutes:
03 - FW - Cindy Parlow on 62'
05 - MF - Tiffany Roberts on 66' Booked 85'
12 - FW - Carin Gabarra on 75'


Unused Substitutes:
02 - GK - Mary Harvey
07 - DF - Staci Wilson


Scorers:
1-0 Tisha Venturini (37')
2-0 Mia Hamm (41')
3-0 Tiffeny Milbrett (49')

Half-time:
2-0

Competition:
Olympic tournament
(Group stage)

Date:
Sunday
July 21, 1996

Kick off:
4 p.m.

Venue:
Citrus Bowl, Orlando

Attendance:
25303

Referee:
Cláudia de Vasconcellos  BRA

Assistants:
María Rodríguez  MEX
Nelly Viennot  FRA

Fourth Official:
Bente Skogvang  NOR

Match rules:
90 minutes
Five named substitutes
Maximum of 3 substitutions

Manager: Denmark Keld Gantzhorn

Team:
01 - GK - Dorthe Larsen
03 - DF - Bonny Madsen
04 - DF - Kamma Flæng Booked 78'
12 - DF - Lene Terp
05 - DF - Rikke Holm Booked 85'
06 - MF - Christina Petersen
07 - MF - Birgit Christensen
08 - MF - Lisbet Kolding (capt.) sub 68'
13 - MF - Anne Dot Eggers Nielsen
10 - FW - Gitte Krogh sub 80'
11 - FW - Lene Madsen sub 46'


Substitutes:
09 - FW - Helle Jensen on 46'
02 - DF - Anette Laursen on 68'
15 - FW - Christine Bonde on 80'


Unused Substitutes:
14 - MF - Merete Pedersen
16 - GK - Helle Bjerregaard


Scorers:
-

Sweden vs PR China[edit]

Sweden Sweden 0 — 2
(final score after 90 minutes)
China PR China
Manager: Sweden Bengt Simonson

Team:
01 - GK - Annelie Nilsson
02 - DF - Cecilia Sandell
03 - DF - Åsa Jakobsson sub 46'
04 - DF - Annika Nessvold
05 - DF - Kristin Bengtsson
06 - MF - Anna Pohjanen Yellow cardRed card 57', 60'
07 - MF - Pia Sundhage
08 - MF - Malin Swedberg Booked 88'
10 - MF - Ulrika Kalte sub 71'
11 - FW - Lena Videkull
14 - FW - Maria Kun sub 64'


Substitutes:
13 - DF - Camilla Svensson-Gustafsson on 46'
09 - MF - Malin Andersson on 64'
16 - FW - Hanna Ljungberg on 71'


Unused Substitutes:
12 - GK - Ulrika Karlsson
15 - FW - Julia Carlsson


Scorers:
-

Half-time:
0-2

Competition:
Olympic tournament
(Group stage)

Date:
Sunday
July 21, 1996

Kick off:
4 p.m.

Venue:
Orange Bowl, Miami

Attendance:
46724

Referee:
Gamal Al-Ghandour  EGY

Assistants:
Jeon Young-Hyun  KOR
Carlos Velázquez  URU

Fourth Official:
Roberto Rubén Ruscio  ARG

Match rules:
90 minutes
Five named substitutes
Maximum of 3 substitutions

Manager: China Ma Yuanan

Team:
16 - GK - Gao Hong
02 - DF - Wang Liping sub 65'
03 - DF - Fan Yunjie
05 - DF - Xie Huilin
12 - DF - Wen Lirong
06 - MF - Zhao Lihong
09 - MF - Sun Wen
10 - MF - Liu Ailing
15 - MF - Shi Guihong sub 60'
08 - FW - Shui Qingxia sub 60'
11 - FW - Sun Qingmei


Substitutes:
04 - DF - Yu Hongqi on 60' Booked 68'
07 - FW - Wei Haiying on 60'
13 - MF - Liu Ying on 65'


Unused Substitutes:
01 - GK - Zhong Honglian
14 - MF - Chen Yufeng


Scorers:
0-1 Shi Guihong (31')
0-2 Zhao Lihong (32')

USA vs Sweden[edit]

United States United States 2 — 1
(final score after 90 minutes)
Sweden Sweden
Manager: United States Tony DiCicco

Team:
01 - GK - Briana Scurry
06 - DF - Brandi Chastain
04 - DF - Carla Overbeck
14 - DF - Joy Fawcett
13 - MF - Kristine Lilly
11 - MF - Julie Foudy
15 - MF - Tisha Venturini
08 - MF - Shannon MacMillan sub 89'
09 - FW - Mia Hamm sub 85'
10 - FW - Michelle Akers
16 - FW - Tiffeny Milbrett sub 58'


Substitutes:
05 - MF - Tiffany Roberts on 58'
12 - FW - Carin Gabarra on 85'
07 - DF - Staci Wilson on 89'


Unused Substitutes:
02 - GK - Mary Harvey
03 - FW - Cindy Parlow


Scorers:
1-0 Tisha Venturini (15')
2-0 Shannon MacMillan (62')

Half-time:
1-0

Competition:
Olympic tournament
(Group stage)

Date:
Tuesday
July 23, 1996

Kick off:
6 p.m.

Venue:
Citrus Bowl, Orlando

Attendance:
28000

Referee:
Bente Skogvang  NOR

Assistants:
Dramane Dante  MLI
María Rodríguez  MEX

Fourth Official:
Cláudia de Vasconcellos  BRA

Match rules:
90 minutes
Five named substitutes
Maximum of 3 substitutions

Manager: Sweden Bengt Simonson

Team:
01 - GK - Annelie Nilsson
02 - DF - Cecilia Sandell sub 67' Booked 59'
13 - DF - Camilla Svensson-Gustafsson
04 - DF - Annika Nessvold Booked 87'
05 - DF - Kristin Bengtsson
09 - MF - Malin Andersson
07 - MF - Pia Sundhage
08 - MF - Malin Swedberg
10 - MF - Ulrika Kalte sub 85'
11 - FW - Lena Videkull
15 - FW - Julia Carlsson sub 56'


Substitutes:
16 - FW - Hanna Ljungberg on 56'
03 - DF - Åsa Jakobsson on 67'
14 - FW - Maria Kun sub 85'


Unused Substitutes:
12 - GK - Ulrika Karlsson
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Scorers:
2-1 Carla Overbeck (64', og)

Denmark vs PR China[edit]

Denmark Denmark 1 — 5
(final score after 90 minutes)
China PR China
Manager: Denmark Keld Gantzhorn

Team:
01 - GK - Dorthe Larsen
03 - DF - Bonny Madsen
04 - DF - Kamma Flæng
12 - DF - Lene Terp
05 - DF - Rikke Holm
06 - MF - Christina Petersen sub 84'
07 - MF - Birgit Christensen
08 - MF - Lisbet Kolding (capt.)
15 - FW - Christine Bonde sub 42'
09 - FW - Helle Jensen sub 46'
10 - FW - Gitte Krogh


Substitutes:
11 - FW - Lene Madsen on 42'
13 - MF - Anne Dot Eggers Nielsen on 46'
02 - DF - Anette Laursen on 84'


Unused Substitutes:
14 - MF - Merete Pedersen
16 - GK - Helle Bjerregaard


Scorers:
1-4 Lene Madsen (55')

Half-time:
0-4

Competition:
Olympic tournament
(Group stage)

Date:
Tuesday
July 23, 1996

Kick off:
6 p.m.

Venue:
Orange Bowl, Miami

Attendance:
34871

Referee:
Benito Archundia  MEX

Assistants:
Peter Kelly  TRI
Amir Osman Mohamed  SUD

Fourth Official:
Roberto Rubén Ruscio  ARG

Match rules:
90 minutes
Five named substitutes
Maximum of 3 substitutions

Manager: China Ma Yuanan

Team:
16 - GK - Gao Hong
02 - DF - Wang Liping
03 - DF - Fan Yunjie
05 - DF - Xie Huilin
12 - DF - Wen Lirong
06 - MF - Zhao Lihong
09 - MF - Sun Wen sub 43'
10 - MF - Liu Ailing sub 84'
15 - MF - Shi Guihong
08 - FW - Shui Qingxia
11 - FW - Sun Qingmei sub 61'


Substitutes:
14 - MF - Chen Yufeng on 43'
13 - MF - Liu Ying on 61'
04 - DF - Yu Hongqi on 84'


Unused Substitutes:
01 - GK - Zhong Honglian
07 - FW - Wei Haiying


Scorers:
0-1 Shi Guihong (10')
0-2 Liu Ailing (15')
0-3 Sun Qingmei (29')
0-4 Fan Yunjie (32')
1-5 Sun Qingmei (59')

USA vs PR China[edit]

United States United States 0 — 0
(final score after 90 minutes)
China PR China
Manager: United States Tony DiCicco

Team:
01 - GK - Briana Scurry
06 - DF - Brandi Chastain
04 - DF - Carla Overbeck
14 - DF - Joy Fawcett
13 - MF - Kristine Lilly Booked 34'
11 - MF - Julie Foudy
15 - MF - Tisha Venturini sub 63'
05 - MF - Tiffany Roberts
08 - MF - Shannon MacMillan
10 - FW - Michelle Akers
16 - FW - Tiffeny Milbrett sub 30'


Substitutes:
12 - FW - Carin Gabarra on 30'
03 - FW - Cindy Parlow on 63'


Unused Substitutes:
02 - GK - Mary Harvey
07 - DF - Staci Wilson
09 - FW - Mia Hamm


Scorers:
-

Half-time:
0-0

Competition:
Olympic tournament
(Group stage)

Date:
Thursday
July 25, 1996

Kick off:
6.30 p.m.

Venue:
Orange Bowl, Miami

Attendance:
55650

Referee:
Pierluigi Collina  ITA

Assistants:
Amir Osman Mohamed  SUD
Carlos Velázquez  URU

Fourth Official:
Gamal Al-Ghandour  EGY

Match rules:
90 minutes
Five named substitutes
Maximum of 3 substitutions

Manager: China Ma Yuanan

Team:
16 - GK - Gao Hong Booked 89'
02 - DF - Wang Liping
03 - DF - Fan Yunjie
05 - DF - Xie Huilin
12 - DF - Wen Lirong
06 - MF - Zhao Lihong Booked 68'
09 - MF - Sun Wen
10 - MF - Liu Ailing Booked 49'
15 - MF - Shi Guihong sub 88'
08 - FW - Shui Qingxia sub 53'
11 - FW - Sun Qingmei


Substitutes:
14 - MF - Chen Yufeng on 53'
07 - FW - Wei Haiying on 88'


Unused Substitutes:
01 - GK - Zhong Honglian
04 - DF - Yu Hongqi
13 - MF - Liu Ying


Scorers:
-

Denmark vs Sweden[edit]

Denmark Denmark 1 — 3
(final score after 90 minutes)
Sweden Sweden
Manager: Denmark Keld Gantzhorn

Team:
01 - GK - Dorthe Larsen
02 - DF - Anette Laursen sub 46'
03 - DF - Bonny Madsen
04 - DF - Kamma Flæng
12 - DF - Lene Terp
05 - DF - Rikke Holm (capt.)
06 - MF - Christina Petersen sub 69'
07 - MF - Birgit Christensen
13 - MF - Anne Dot Eggers Nielsen
10 - FW - Gitte Krogh Booked 36'
11 - FW - Lene Madsen


Substitutes:
09 - FW - Helle Jensen on 46'
14 - MF - Merete Pedersen on 69'


Unused Substitutes:
08 - MF - Lisbet Kolding
15 - FW - Christine Bonde
16 - GK - Helle Bjerregaard


Scorers:
1-3 Helle Jensen (90')

Half-time:
0-0

Competition:
Olympic tournament
(Group stage)

Date:
Thursday
July 25, 1996

Kick off:
6.30 p.m.

Venue:
Citrus Bowl, Orlando

Attendance:
17020

Referee:
Cláudia de Vasconcellos  BRA

Assistants:
Nelly Viennot  FRA
María Rodríguez  MEX

Fourth Official:
Bente Skogvang  NOR

Match rules:
90 minutes
Five named substitutes
Maximum of 3 substitutions

Manager: Sweden Bengt Simonson

Team:
01 - GK - Annelie Nilsson sub 31'
02 - DF - Cecilia Sandell sub 27'
13 - DF - Camilla Svensson-Gustafsson
04 - DF - Annika Nessvold
05 - DF - Kristin Bengtsson
06 - MF - Anna Pohjanen
07 - MF - Pia Sundhage
08 - MF - Malin Swedberg
09 - MF - Malin Andersson
10 - MF - Ulrika Kalte sub 84'
11 - FW - Lena Videkull


Substitutes:
03 - DF - Åsa Jakobsson on 27'
12 - GK - Ulrika Karlsson on 31'
14 - FW - Maria Kun sub 84'


Unused Substitutes:
15 - FW - Julia Carlsson
16 - FW - Hanna Ljungberg


Scorers:
0-1 Malin Swedberg (62')
0-2 Malin Swedberg (68')
0-3 Lena Videkull (76')

Group F[edit]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Norway Brazil Germany Japan
1.  Norway 3 2 1 0 9 4 +5 7 X 2:2 3:2 4:0
2.  Brazil 3 1 2 0 5 3 +2 5 2:2 X 1:1 2:0
3.  Germany 3 1 1 1 6 6 0 4 2:3 1:1 X 3:2
4.  Japan 3 0 0 3 2 9 −7 0 0:4 0:2 2:3 X

Norway vs Brazil[edit]

Norway Norway 2 — 2
(final score after 90 minutes)
Brazil Brazil
Manager: Norway Even Pellerud

Team:
01 - GK - Bente Nordby Booked 44'
02 - DF - Agnete Carlsen
03 - DF - Gro Espeseth Booked 67'
04 - DF - Nina Nymark Andersen
05 - DF - Merete Myklebust
06 - MF - Hege Riise
08 - MF - Heidi Støre sub 31'
14 - MF - Tone Haugen sub 76'
16 - FW - Ann Kristin Aarønes
10 - FW - Linda Medalen Booked 72'
07 - FW - Anne Nymark Andersen


Substitutes:
11 - FW - Brit Sandaune on 31'
13 - DF - Tina Svensson on 76'


Unused Substitutes:
09 - FW - Marianne Pettersen
12 - GK - Reidun Seth
15 - MF - Trine Tangeraas


Scorers:
1-0 Linda Medalen (32')
2-1 Ann Kristin Aarønes (68')

Half-time:
1-0

Competition:
Olympic tournament
(Group stage)

Date:
Sunday
July 21, 1996

Kick off:
3 p.m.

Venue:
RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.

Attendance:
45946

Referee:
José García Aranda  ESP

Assistants:
Lencie Fred  VAN
Mohamed Al-Musawi  OMA

Fourth Official:
Omer Al Mehannah  KSA

Match rules:
90 minutes
Five named substitutes
Maximum of 3 substitutions

Manager: Brazil José Duarte

Team:
01 - GK - Meg
02 - DF - Nenê sub 85'
06 - DF - Elane
16 - DF - Sônia sub 83'
04 - MF - Fanta
05 - MF - Márcia Taffarel
08 - MF - Formiga
10 - MF - Sissi
07 - FW - Pretinha sub 86'
11 - FW - Roseli
14 - FW - Tânia Maranhão


Substitutes:
19 - MF - Kátia Cilene on 83'
13 - DF - Marisa on 85'
09 - FW - Michael Jackson on 86'


Unused Substitutes:
03 - DF - Suzy
12 - GK - Didi


Scorers:
1-1 Pretinha (57')
2-2 Pretinha (89')

Germany vs Japan[edit]

Germany Germany 3 — 2
(final score after 90 minutes)
Japan Japan
Manager: Germany Gero Bisanz

Team:
01 - GK - Manuela Goller
05 - DF - Doris Fitschen
03 - DF - Birgitt Austermühl
02 - DF - Jutta Nardenbach
13 - DF - Sandra Minnert
08 - MF - Bettina Wiegmann
10 - MF - Silvia Neid
07 - MF - Martina Voss
16 - MF - Pia Wunderlich sub 65'
09 - FW - Heidi Mohr
11 - FW - Patricia Brocker sub 53'


Substitutes:
15 - FW - Birgit Prinz on 53' Booked 87'
04 - DF - Kerstin Stegemann on 65'


Unused Substitutes:
06 - MF - Dagmar Pohlmann
12 - GK - Katja Kraus
16 - MF - Renate Lingor


Scorers:
1-0 Bettina Wiegmann (5')
2-1 Yumi Tomei (29', og)
3-2 Heidi Mohr (52')

Half-time:
2-2

Competition:
Olympic tournament
(Group stage)

Date:
Sunday
July 21, 1996

Kick off:
1.30 p.m.

Venue:
Legion Field, Birmingham

Attendance:
44211

Referee:
Sonia Denoncourt  CAN

Assistants:
Gitte Holm  DEN
Janice Gettemeyer  USA

Fourth Official:
Ingrid Jonsson  SWE

Match rules:
90 minutes
Five named substitutes
Maximum of 3 substitutions

Manager: Japan Tamotsu Suzuki

Team:
01 - GK - Junko Ozawa
02 - DF - Yumi Tomei
03 - DF - Rie Yamaki
04 - DF - Maki Haneta Booked 12'
05 - DF - Yumi Obe
06 - DF - Kae Nishina Booked 71'
07 - MF - Homare Sawa
08 - MF - Asako Takakura
09 - MF - Futaba Kioka
10 - FW - Akemi Noda
12 - FW - Tamaki Uchiyama sub 73'


Substitutes:
11 - MF - Etsuko Handa on 73'


Unused Substitutes:
13 - MF - Nami Otake
14 - MF - Kaoru Kadohara
15 - FW - Miyuki Izumi
16 - GK - Shiho Onodera


Scorers:
1-1 Futaba Kioka (18')
2-2 Akemi Noda (33')

Norway vs Germany[edit]

Norway Norway 3 — 2
(final score after 90 minutes)
Germany Germany
Manager: Norway Even Pellerud

Team:
01 - GK - Bente Nordby
13 - DF - Tina Svensson sub 76'
04 - DF - Nina Nymark Andersen
03 - DF - Gro Espeseth
05 - DF - Merete Myklebust
06 - MF - Hege Riise
02 - MF - Agnete Carlsen
07 - MF - Anne Nymark Andersen
09 - FW - Marianne Pettersen sub 65'
10 - FW - Linda Medalen
16 - FW - Ann Kristin Aarønes Booked 47'


Substitutes:
15 - MF - Trine Tangeraas on 65'
14 - MF - Tone Haugen on 76'


Unused Substitutes:
11 - FW - Brit Sandaune
12 - GK - Reidun Seth
17 - MF - Tone Gunn Frustøl


Scorers:
1-0 Ann Kristin Aarønes (5')
2-1 Linda Medalen (34')
3-2 Hege Riise (65')

Half-time:
2-1

Competition:
Olympic tournament
(Group stage)

Date:
Tuesday
July 23, 1996

Kick off:
6.30 p.m.

Venue:
RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.

Attendance:
28000

Referee:
Edward Lennie  AUS

Assistants:
Jorge Arango  COL
Yuri Dupanov  BLR

Fourth Official:
Antônio Pereira  BRA

Match rules:
90 minutes
Five named substitutes
Maximum of 3 substitutions

Manager: Germany Gero Bisanz

Team:
01 - GK - Manuela Goller
05 - DF - Doris Fitschen
02 - DF - Jutta Nardenbach
03 - DF - Birgitt Austermühl
13 - DF - Sandra Minnert
16 - MF - Pia Wunderlich sub 54'
10 - MF - Silvia Neid sub 76'
08 - MF - Bettina Wiegmann
07 - MF - Martina Voss
11 - FW - Patricia Brocker sub 52'
09 - FW - Heidi Mohr


Substitutes:
15 - FW - Birgit Prinz on 52'
04 - DF - Kerstin Stegemann on 54'
16 - MF - Renate Lingor on 76'


Unused Substitutes:
06 - MF - Dagmar Pohlmann
12 - GK - Katja Kraus


Scorers:
1-1 Bettina Wiegmann (32')
2-2 Birgit Prinz (62')

Brazil vs Japan[edit]

Brazil Brazil 2 — 0
(final score after 90 minutes)
Japan Japan
Manager: Brazil José Duarte

Team:
12 - GK - Didi
02 - DF - Nenê
06 - DF - Elane
16 - DF - Sônia sub 36' Booked 25'
04 - MF - Fanta
05 - MF - Márcia Taffarel
08 - MF - Formiga
10 - MF - Sissi
07 - FW - Pretinha
11 - FW - Roseli
14 - FW - Tânia Maranhão


Substitutes:
19 - MF - Kátia Cilene on 36'


Unused Substitutes:
01 - GK - Meg
03 - DF - Suzy
09 - FW - Michael Jackson
13 - DF - Marisa


Scorers:
1-0 Kátia Cilene (68')
2-0 Pretinha (78')

Half-time:
0-0

Competition:
Olympic tournament
(Group stage)

Date:
Tuesday
July 23, 1996

Kick off:
4.30 p.m.

Venue:
Legion Field, Birmingham

Attendance:
26111

Referee:
Ingrid Jonsson  SWE

Assistants:
Janice Gettemeyer  USA
Gitte Holm  DEN

Fourth Official:
Sonia Denoncourt  CAN

Match rules:
90 minutes
Five named substitutes
Maximum of 3 substitutions

Manager: Japan Tamotsu Suzuki

Team:
01 - GK - Junko Ozawa
02 - DF - Yumi Tomei
03 - DF - Rie Yamaki
04 - DF - Maki Haneta
05 - DF - Yumi Obe
06 - DF - Kae Nishina
07 - MF - Homare Sawa
08 - MF - Asako Takakura sub 72'
09 - MF - Futaba Kioka
10 - FW - Akemi Noda
12 - FW - Tamaki Uchiyama


Substitutes:
13 - MF - Nami Otake on 72'


Unused Substitutes:
11 - MF - Etsuko Handa
14 - MF - Kaoru Kadohara
15 - FW - Miyuki Izumi
16 - GK - Shiho Onodera


Scorers:
-

Norway vs Japan[edit]

Norway Norway 4 — 0
(final score after 90 minutes)
Japan Japan
Manager: Norway Even Pellerud

Team:
01 - GK - Bente Nordby
13 - DF - Tina Svensson
04 - DF - Nina Nymark Andersen
03 - DF - Gro Espeseth sub 77'
05 - DF - Merete Myklebust
06 - MF - Hege Riise sub 70'
02 - MF - Agnete Carlsen
07 - MF - Anne Nymark Andersen
09 - FW - Marianne Pettersen
10 - FW - Linda Medalen sub 61'
16 - FW - Ann Kristin Aarønes


Substitutes:
15 - MF - Trine Tangeraas on 61'
11 - FW - Brit Sandaune on 70'
14 - MF - Tone Haugen on 77'


Unused Substitutes:
12 - GK - Reidun Seth
17 - MF - Tone Gunn Frustøl


Scorers:
1-0 Marianne Pettersen (25')
2-0 Linda Medalen (60')
3-0 Trine Tangeraas (74')
4-0 Marianne Pettersen (86')

Half-time:
1-0

Competition:
Olympic tournament
(Group stage)

Date:
Thuersday
July 25, 1996

Kick off:
6.30 p.m.

Venue:
RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.

Attendance:
30237

Referee:
Omer Al Mehannah  KSA

Assistants:
Mohamed Al-Musawi  OMA
Lencie Fred  VAN

Fourth Official:
Edward Lennie  AUS

Match rules:
90 minutes
Five named substitutes
Maximum of 3 substitutions

Manager: Japan Tamotsu Suzuki

Team:
16 - GK - Shiho Onodera
02 - DF - Yumi Tomei
03 - DF - Rie Yamaki
04 - DF - Maki Haneta
05 - DF - Yumi Obe sub 78'
06 - DF - Kae Nishina
07 - MF - Homare Sawa
08 - MF - Asako Takakura
09 - MF - Futaba Kioka
10 - FW - Akemi Noda
12 - FW - Tamaki Uchiyama sub 81'


Substitutes:
14 - MF - Kaoru Kadohara on 78'
15 - FW - Miyuki Izumi on 81'


Unused Substitutes:
01 - GK - Junko Ozawa
11 - MF - Etsuko Handa
13 - MF - Nami Otake


Scorers:
-

Brazil vs Germany[edit]

Brazil Brazil 1 — 1
(final score after 90 minutes)
Germany Germany
Manager: Brazil José Duarte

Team:
01 - GK - Meg
02 - DF - Nenê
05 - DF - Márcia Taffarel
06 - DF - Elane
04 - MF - Fanta Booked 90'
08 - MF - Formiga
10 - MF - Sissi
19 - MF - Kátia Cilene sub 85'
07 - FW - Pretinha
11 - FW - Roseli
14 - FW - Tânia Maranhão Booked 70'


Substitutes:
16 - DF - Sônia on 85'


Unused Substitutes:
03 - DF - Suzy
09 - FW - Michael Jackson
12 - GK - Didi
13 - DF - Marisa


Scorers:
1-1 Sissi (53')

Half-time:
0-1

Competition:
Olympic tournament
(Group stage)

Date:
Thuersday
July 25, 1996

Kick off:
6.30 p.m.

Venue:
Legion Field, Birmingham

Attendance:
28319

Referee:
Sonia Denoncourt  CAN

Assistants:
Gitte Holm  DEN
Janice Gettemeyer  USA

Fourth Official:
Pirom Un-Prasert  THA

Match rules:
90 minutes
Five named substitutes
Maximum of 3 substitutions

Manager: Germany Gero Bisanz

Team:
01 - GK - Manuela Goller
05 - DF - Doris Fitschen
02 - DF - Jutta Nardenbach sub 46'
03 - DF - Birgitt Austermühl Booked 58'
13 - DF - Sandra Minnert
16 - MF - Pia Wunderlich
10 - MF - Silvia Neid sub 68'
08 - MF - Bettina Wiegmann
07 - MF - Martina Voss
11 - FW - Patricia Brocker sub 42'
09 - FW - Heidi Mohr


Substitutes:
15 - FW - Birgit Prinz on 42'
04 - DF - Kerstin Stegemann on 46'
06 - MF - Dagmar Pohlmann on 68'


Unused Substitutes:
12 - GK - Katja Kraus
16 - MF - Renate Lingor


Scorers:
0-1 Pia Wunderlich (4')

Knockout stages[edit]

Semi-finals Final
July 28 - Athens, Georgia
  China PR  3  
  Brazil  2  
 
August 1 - Athens
      China PR  1
    United States  2
Third place
July 28 - Athens, Georgia August 1 - Athens
  Norway  1   Brazil  0
  United States (AET)  2     Norway  2

Semi finals[edit]

PR China vs Brazil[edit]

China PR China 3 — 2
(final score after 90 minutes)
Brazil Brazil
Manager: China Ma Yuanan

Team:
16 - GK - Gao Hong
02 - DF - Wang Liping
03 - DF - Fan Yunjie
05 - DF - Xie Huilin
12 - DF - Wen Lirong Red card 61'
06 - MF - Zhao Lihong
09 - MF - Sun Wen
10 - MF - Liu Ailing
15 - MF - Shi Guihong sub 55'
08 - FW - Shui Qingxia sub 70'
11 - FW - Sun Qingmei


Substitutes:
07 - FW - Wei Haiying on 55'
04 - DF - Yu Hongqi on 70'


Unused Substitutes:
01 - GK - Zhong Honglian
13 - MF - Liu Ying
14 - MF - Chen Yufeng


Scorers:
1-0 Sun Qingmei (5')
2-2 Wei Haiying (83')
3-2 Wei Haiying (90')

Half-time:
1-0

Competition:
Olympic tournament
(Semi final)

Date:
Sunday
July 28, 1996

Kick off:
3 p.m.

Venue:
Sanford Stadium, Athens

Attendance:
64196

Referee:
Ingrid Jonsson  SWE

Assistants:
Nelly Viennot  FRA
María Rodríguez  MEX

Fourth Official:
Bente Skogvang  NOR

Match rules:
90 minutes
30 minutes of extra-time if necessary
with decision by Golden goal
Penalty shootout if scores still level
Five named substitutes
Maximum of 3 substitutions

Manager: Brazil José Duarte

Team:
01 - GK - Meg
02 - DF - Nenê
05 - DF - Márcia Taffarel
06 - DF - Elane
04 - MF - Fanta
08 - MF - Formiga
10 - MF - Sissi
19 - MF - Kátia Cilene sub 46'
07 - FW - Pretinha
11 - FW - Roseli
14 - FW - Tânia MaranhãoYellow cardYellow cardRed card 36', 43'


Substitutes:
03 - DF - Suzy on 46'


Unused Substitutes:
09 - FW - Michael Jackson
12 - GK - Didi
13 - DF - Marisa
16 - DF - Sônia


Scorers:
1-1 Roseli (67')
1-2 Pretinha (72')

Norway vs USA[edit]

Norway Norway 1 — 2
(final score after 100 minutes)
United States United States
Manager: Norway Even Pellerud

Team:
01 - GK - Bente Nordby
13 - DF - Tina Svensson sub 71'
04 - DF - Nina Nymark Andersen
03 - DF - Gro Espeseth Booked 77'
05 - DF - Merete Myklebust
06 - MF - Hege Riise
02 - MF - Agnete CarlsenYellow cardRed card 54', 71'
07 - MF - Anne Nymark Andersen
09 - FW - Marianne Pettersen
10 - FW - Linda Medalen
16 - FW - Ann Kristin Aarønes


Substitutes:
15 - MF - Trine Tangeraas on 71'


Unused Substitutes:
11 - FW - Brit Sandaune
12 - GK - Reidun Seth
14 - MF - Tone Haugen
17 - MF - Tone Gunn Frustøl


Scorers:
1-0 Linda Medalen (18')

Half-time:
1-0

After 90 mins:
1-1

Competition:
Olympic tournament
(Semi final)

Date:
Sunday
July 28, 1996

Kick off:
5.30 p.m.

Venue:
Sanford Stadium, Athens

Attendance:
64196

Referee:
Sonia Denoncourt  CAN

Assistants:
Jorge Arango  COL
Gitte Holm  DEN

Fourth Official:
José García Aranda  ESP

Match rules:
90 minutes
30 minutes of extra-time if necessary
with decision by Golden goal
Penalty shootout if scores still level
Five named substitutes
Maximum of 3 substitutions

Manager: United States Tony DiCicco

Team:
01 - GK - Briana Scurry
06 - DF - Brandi Chastain
04 - DF - Carla Overbeck
14 - DF - Joy Fawcett
13 - MF - Kristine Lilly
11 - MF - Julie Foudy
15 - MF - Tisha Venturini
05 - MF - Tiffany Roberts
09 - FW - Mia Hamm
10 - FW - Michelle Akers
16 - FW - Tiffeny Milbrett sub 96'


Substitutes:
08 - MF - Shannon MacMillan on 96'


Unused Substitutes:
02 - GK - Mary Harvey
03 - FW - Cindy Parlow
07 - DF - Staci Wilson
12 - FW - Carin Gabarra


Scorers:
1-1 Michelle Akers (76', pen)
1-2 Shannon MacMillan (100', g.g)

Bronze Medal match[edit]

Brazil vs Norway[edit]

Brazil Brazil 0 — 2
(final score after 90 minutes)
Norway Norway
Manager: Brazil José Duarte

Team:
01 - GK - Meg
03 - DF - Suzy
06 - DF - Elane
13 - DF - Marisa
16 - DF - Sônia sub 70'
04 - MF - Fanta
05 - MF - Márcia Taffarel sub 46'
08 - MF - Formiga
10 - MF - Sissi sub 86'
07 - FW - Pretinha
11 - FW - Roseli


Substitutes:
19 - MF - Kátia Cilene on 46'
09 - FW - Michael Jackson on 70'
02 - DF - Nenê on 86'


Unused Substitutes:
12 - GK - Didi
?


Scorers:

Half-time:
0-2

Competition:
Olympic tournament
(Bronze medal match)

Date:
Tuesday
August 1, 1996

Kick off:
6 p.m.

Venue:
Sanford Stadium, Athens

Attendance:
76489

Referee:
Ingrid Jonsson  SWE

Assistants:
Gitte Holm  DEN
Carlos Velázquez  URU

Fourth Official:
Pirom Un-Prasert  THA

Match rules:
90 minutes
30 minutes of extra-time if necessary
with decision by Golden goal
Penalty shootout if scores still level
Five named substitutes
Maximum of 3 substitutions

Manager: Norway Even Pellerud

Team:
01 - GK - Bente Nordby
11 - DF - Brit Sandaune
04 - DF - Nina Nymark Andersen sub 46'
03 - DF - Gro Espeseth Booked 67'
05 - DF - Merete Myklebust
06 - MF - Hege Riise
15 - MF - Trine Tangeraas sub 89'
07 - MF - Anne Nymark Andersen
09 - MF - Marianne Pettersen sub 89'
16 - FW - Ann Kristin Aarønes
10 - FW - Linda Medalen


Substitutes:
13 - DF - Tina Svensson on 46'
14 - MF - Tone Haugen on 89'
17 - MF - Tone Gunn Frustøl on 89'


Unused Substitutes:
12 - GK - Reidun Seth
?


Scorers:
0-1 Ann Kristin Aarønes (21')
0-2 Ann Kristin Aarønes (25')

Gold Medal match[edit]

PR China vs USA[edit]

China PR China 1 — 2
(final score after 90 minutes)
United States United States
Manager: China Ma Yuanan

Team:
16 - GK - Gao Hong
02 - DF - Wang Liping sub 86'
03 - DF - Fan Yunjie
05 - DF - Xie Huilin Booked 7'
06 - MF - Zhao Lihong
09 - MF - Sun Wen
10 - MF - Liu Ailing
13 - MF - Liu Ying
15 - MF - Shi Guihong sub 69'
08 - FW - Shui Qingxia
11 - FW - Sun Qingmei


Substitutes:
07 - FW - Wei Haiying on 69'
04 - DF - Yu Hongqi on 86'


Unused Substitutes:
01 - GK - Zhong Honglian
14 - MF - Chen Yufeng
?


Scorers:
1-1 Sun Wen (32')

Half-time:
1-1

Competition:
Olympic tournament
(Gold medal match)

Date:
Tuesday
August 1, 1996

Kick off:
8.30 p.m.

Venue:
Sanford Stadium, Athens

Attendance:
76489

Referee:
Bente Skogvang  NOR

Assistants:
Nelly Viennot  FRA
María Rodríguez  MEX

Fourth Official:
Sonia Denoncourt  CAN

Match rules:
90 minutes
30 minutes of extra-time if necessary
with decision by Golden goal
Penalty shootout if scores still level
Five named substitutes
Maximum of 3 substitutions

Manager: United States Tony DiCicco

Team:
01 - GK - Briana Scurry Booked 40'
06 - DF - Brandi Chastain
04 - DF - Carla Overbeck
14 - DF - Joy Fawcett
13 - MF - Kristine Lilly Booked 15'
11 - MF - Julie Foudy
15 - MF - Tisha Venturini
08 - MF - Shannon MacMillan
09 - FW - Mia Hamm sub 89'
10 - FW - Michelle Akers
16 - FW - Tiffeny Milbrett sub 71' Booked 33'


Substitutes:
05 - MF - Tiffany Roberts on 71'
12 - FW - Carin Gabarra on 89'


Unused Substitutes:
02 - GK - Mary Harvey
03 - FW - Cindy Parlow
07 - DF - Staci Wilson


Scorers:
0-1 Shannon MacMillan (19')
1-2 Tiffeny Milbrett (68')

FIFA Fair play award[edit]

Top scoring teams[edit]

Top qualifiers[edit]

Goalscorers[edit]

With four goals, Pretinha of Brazil, Ann Kristin Aarønes and Linda Medalen of Norway are the top scorers in the tournament. In total, 53 goals were scored by 33 different players, with only one of them credited as own goal.

4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

Final Ranking[edit]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  United States (USA) 5 4 1 0 9 3 +6 13
2  China (CHN) 5 3 1 1 11 5 +6 10
3  Norway (NOR) 5 3 1 1 12 6 +6 10
4  Brazil (BRA) 5 1 2 2 7 8 –1 5
5  Germany (GER) 3 1 1 1 6 6 0 4
6  Sweden (SWE) 3 1 0 2 4 5 –1 3
7  Japan (JPN) 3 0 0 3 2 9 –7 0
8  Denmark (DEN) 3 0 0 3 2 11 –9 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "U.S. Women's Soccer Team Wins Gold". WashingtonPost.com. 1996-08-02. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  2. ^ GEORGE VECSEYPublished: August 02, 1996 (1996-08-02). "Women's Soccer: 76,481 Fans, 1 U.S. Gold - New York Times". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 2012-11-01. 
  3. ^ Published: September 20, 1993 (1993-09-20). "Women Sports Get a Boost - New York Times". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 2012-09-17. 

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