Football at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament

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Football at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament
Tournament details
Host country Australia
Dates 13 – 30 September
Teams 16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Cameroon (1st title)
Runners-up  Spain
Third place  Chile
Fourth place  United States
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 103 (3.22 per match)
Attendance 1,024,580 (32,018 per match)
Top scorer(s) Chile Iván Zamorano
(6 goals)
1996
2004

A men's football tournament was held at the 2000 Summer Olympic Games for the 20th time.

Venues[edit]

Qualification[edit]

The following 16 teams qualified for the 2000 Olympic men's football tournament:

Means of qualification Berths Qualified
Host nation 1  Australia
AFC Preliminary Competition 3  Kuwait
 Japan
 South Korea
CAF Preliminary Competition 4  Cameroon
 Morocco
 Nigeria
 South Africa
CONCACAF Preliminary Competition 2  Honduras (winner)
 United States (runner-up)
2000 CONMEBOL Pre-Olympic Tournament 2  Brazil (winner)
 Chile (runner-up)
OFC Preliminary Competition 0 Eliminated in playoffs
2000 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship 4  Italy (winner)
 Czech Republic (runner-up)
 Spain (third-place)
 Slovakia (fourth-place)
Total 16

Four countries competed for the first time in 2000: the Czech Republic and Slovakia (previously champions together as Czechoslovakia at the 1980 Summer Olympics), South Africa and Honduras.

Match officials[edit]

Seeding[edit]

Pot 1: Africa Pot 2: Americas Pot 3: Europe Pot 4: Rest of the World

Squads[edit]

First round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Italy 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7
 Nigeria 3 1 2 0 7 6 +1 5
 Honduras 3 1 1 1 6 7 –1 4
 Australia 3 0 0 3 3 6 –3 0
13 September 2000
18:30
v
Nigeria  3–3  Honduras
Igbinadolor Goal 50'
Agali Goal 78'
Aiyegbeni Goal 90+1'
Report Suazo Goal 36'76'
León Goal 60'
Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Attendance: 13,386
Referee: Ľuboš Micheľ (Slovakia)

13 September 2000
20:00
v
Australia  0–1  Italy
Report Pirlo Goal 81'

16 September 2000
18:30
v
Italy  3–1  Honduras
Comandini Goal 12'22'
Ambrosini Goal 18'
Report Nesta Goal 29' (o.g.)
Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Attendance: 18,301
Referee: Lu Jun (China)

16 September 2000
20:00
v
Australia  2–3  Nigeria
Foxe Goal 41'
Wehrman Goal 44'
Report Ikedia Goal 16'
Aghahowa Goal 22'
Agali Goal 64'
Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 38,080
Referee: Carlos Simon (Brazil)

19 September 2000
18:30
v
Italy  1–1  Nigeria
Okunowo Goal 65' (o.g.) Report Lawal Goal 40'
Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Attendance: 18,340
Referee: Felipe Ramos (Mexico)

19 September 2000
20:00
v
Australia  1–2  Honduras
Rosales Goal 51' (o.g.) Report Suazo Goal 3'60'
Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 37,788
Referee: Mourad Daami (Tunisia)

Group B[edit]

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Chile 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4 6
 Spain 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6
 South Korea 3 2 0 1 2 3 –1 6
 Morocco 3 0 0 3 1 7 –6 0
14 September 2000
18:30
v
South Korea  0–3  Spain
Report Velamazán Goal 10'
José Mari Goal 26'
Xavi Goal 37'
Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Attendance: 14,060
Referee: Felipe Ramos (Mexico)

14 September 2000
20:00
v
Morocco  1–4  Chile
Ouchla Goal 79' Report Zamorano Goal 36'45+1' (pen.)55'
Navia Goal 72' (pen.)
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Attendance: 22,654
Referee: Saad Mane (Kuwait)

17 September 2000
18:30
v
South Korea  1–0  Morocco
Lee Chun-soo Goal 53' Report
Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Attendance: 12,753
Referee: Herbert Fandel (Germany)

17 September 2000
20:00
v
Spain  1–3  Chile
Lacruz Goal 54' Report Olarra Goal 24'
Navia Goal 41'90'

20 September 2000
18:30
v
South Korea  1–0  Chile
Lee Dong-gook Goal 28' Report
Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Attendance: 16,309
Referee: Ľuboš Micheľ (Slovakia)

20 September 2000
20:00
v
Spain  2–0  Morocco
José Mari Goal 33'
Gabri Goal 90'
Report
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Attendance: 24,623
Referee: Lu Jun (China)

Group C[edit]

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 United States 3 1 2 0 6 4 +2 5
 Cameroon 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1 5
 Kuwait 3 1 0 2 6 8 –2 3
 Czech Republic 3 0 2 1 5 6 –1 2
13 September 2000
19:00
v
Cameroon  3–2  Kuwait
Alnoudji Goal 37'
M'Boma Goal 76'
Lauren Goal 86'
Report Mutairi Goal 63'
Mubarak Goal 88'

13 September 2000
20:00
v
United States  2–2  Czech Republic
Albright Goal 21'
Wolff Goal 44'
Report Jankulovski Goal 28'
Došek Goal 52' (pen.)
Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Attendance: 24,800
Referee: Carlos Simon (Brazil)

16 September 2000
19:00
v
Czech Republic  2–3  Kuwait
Heinz Goal 2'
Lengyel Goal 90+1'
Report Mutairi Goal 56'
Saeed Goal 64'73'
Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane
Attendance: 22,182
Referee: Mourad Daami (Tunisia)

16 September 2000
20:00
v
United States  1–1  Cameroon
Vagenas Goal 64' Report M'Boma Goal 16'
Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Attendance: 22,379
Referee: Mario Sánchez Yanten (Chile)

19 September 2000
19:00
v
Czech Republic  1–1  Cameroon
Došek Goal 74' Report Lauren Goal 24'

19 September 2000
20:00
v
United States  3–1  Kuwait
Califf Goal 40'
Albright Goal 63'
Donovan Goal 88'
Report Najem Goal 83'

Group D[edit]

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 6
 Japan 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
 South Africa 3 1 0 2 5 5 0 3
 Slovakia 3 1 0 2 4 6 –2 3
14 September 2000
19:00
v
Brazil  3–1  Slovakia
Edu Goal 30'
Cisovský Goal 68' (o.g.)
Alex Goal 90+1'
Report Porázik Goal 26'

14 September 2000
20:00
v
South Africa  1–2  Japan
Nomvethe Goal 31' Report Takahara Goal 45+1'79'
Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Attendance: 17,500
Referee: Stéphane Bré (France)

17 September 2000
19:00
v
Brazil  1–3  South Africa
Edu Goal 11' Report Fortune Goal 10'
Nomvethe Goal 74'
Lekoelea Goal 90'

17 September 2000
20:00
v
Slovakia  1–2  Japan
Porázik Goal 83' Report Nakata Goal 67'
Inamoto Goal 74'
Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Attendance: 15,289
Referee: Falla N'Doye (Senegal)

20 September 2000
19:00
v
Brazil  1–0  Japan
Alex Goal 5' Report
Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane
Attendance: 36,608
Referee: Stéphane Bré (France)

20 September 2000
20:00
v
Slovakia  2–1  South Africa
Czinege Goal 64'
Šlahor Goal 72'
Report McCarthy Goal 75'
Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Attendance: 14,562
Referee: Mario Sánchez Yanten (Chile)

Knockout stage[edit]

Note: Extra time periods were played under the golden goal rule.

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
23 September - Adelaide        
  United States (p)  2 (5)
26 September - Sydney
  Japan  2 (4)  
  United States  1
23 September - Sydney
    Spain  3  
  Italy  0
30 September - Sydney
  Spain  1  
  Spain  2 (3)
23 September - Brisbane
    Cameroon (p)  2 (5)
  Brazil  1
26 September - Melbourne
  Cameroon (aet)  2  
  Cameroon  2 Third place
23 September - Melbourne
    Chile  1  
  Chile  4   United States  0
  Nigeria  1     Chile  2
29 September - Sydney

Quarter-finals[edit]

23 September 2000
18:30
v
United States  2 – 2 (a.e.t.)  Japan
Wolff Goal 68'
Vagenas Goal 90' (pen.)
Report Yanagisawa Goal 30'
Takahara Goal 72'
  Penalties  
Vagenas Penalty scored
Agoos Penalty scored
Donovan Penalty scored
Wolff Penalty scored
Victorine Penalty scored
5 – 4 Penalty scored Nakamura
Penalty scored Inamoto
Penalty scored Morioka
Penalty missed Nakata
Penalty scored Myojin
Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Attendance: 18,345
Referee: Felix Tangawarima (Zimbabwe)

23 September 2000
19:00
v
Brazil  1 – 2 (a.e.t.)  Cameroon
Ronaldinho Goal 90+4' Report M'Boma Goal 17'
M'Bami Golden goal in the 113th minute 113'  (GG)

23 September 2000
20:00
v
Italy  0 – 1  Spain
Report Gabri Goal 86'
Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 38,134
Referee: Carlos Simon (Brazil)

23 September 2000
20:00
v
Chile  4 – 1  Nigeria
Contreras Goal 17'
Zamorano Goal 18'
Navia Goal 42'
Tello Goal 65'
Report Agali Goal 76'
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Attendance: 44,425
Referee: Saad Mane (Kuwait)

Semi-finals[edit]

26 September 2000
20:00
Spain  3 – 1  United States
Tamudo Goal 16'
Angulo Goal 25'
José Mari Goal 87'
Report Vagenas Goal 42' (pen.)
Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 39,800
Referee: Mourad Daami (Tunisia)

26 September 2000
21:00
Chile  1 – 2  Cameroon
Abanda Goal 78' (o.g.) Report M'Boma Goal 84'
Lauren Goal 89' (pen.)

Bronze medal match[edit]

29 September 2000
20:00
Chile  2 – 0  United States
Zamorano Goal 69' (pen.)84' Report

Gold medal match[edit]

30 September 2000
12:00
Cameroon  2 – 2 (a.e.t.)  Spain
Amaya Goal 53' (o.g.)
Eto'o Goal 58'
Report Xavi Goal 2'
Gabri Goal 45'
  Penalties  
Mboma Penalty scored
Eto'o Penalty scored
Njitap Penalty scored
Lauren Penalty scored
Wome Penalty scored
5 – 3 Penalty scored Xavi
Penalty scored Capdevila
Penalty missed Amaya
Penalty scored Albelda
Olympic Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 104,098
Referee: Felipe Ramos (Mexico)

Final ranking[edit]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Cameroon (CMR) 6 3 3 0 11 8 +3 12
2  Spain (ESP) 6 4 1 1 12 6 +6 13
3  Chile (CHI) 6 4 0 2 14 6 +8 12
4  United States (USA) 6 1 3 2 9 11 –2 6
5  Italy (ITA) 4 2 1 1 5 3 +2 7
6  Japan (JPN) 4 2 1 1 6 5 +1 6
7  Brazil (BRA) 4 2 0 2 6 6 0 6
8  Nigeria (NGR) 4 1 2 1 8 10 –2 5
9  South Korea (KOR) 3 2 0 1 2 3 −1 6
10  Honduras (HON) 3 1 1 1 6 7 –1 4
11  South Africa (RSA) 3 1 0 2 5 5 0 3
12  Kuwait (KUW) 3 1 0 2 6 8 −2 3
13  Slovakia (SVK) 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 3
14  Czech Republic (CZE) 3 0 2 1 5 6 −1 2
15  Australia (AUS) 3 0 0 3 3 6 −3 0
16  Morocco (MAR) 3 0 0 3 1 7 −6 0

Statistics[edit]

Goalscorers[edit]

6 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goals

External links[edit]