Football at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament

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2004 Women's Olympic
football tournament
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Tournament details
Host country Greece
Final positions
Champions  United States (2nd title)
Runners-up  Brazil
Third place  Germany
Fourth place  Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches played 20
Goals scored 55 (2.75 per match)
Attendance 208,637 (10,432 per match)
Top scorer(s) Brazil Cristiane
Germany Birgit Prinz (5 goals)
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Football at the
2004 Summer Olympics

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Tournament
men  women
Squads
men  women

Women's Olympic Football tournament was held for the third time at the 2004 Summer Olympics.[1][2] The tournament features 10 women's national teams from six continental confederations. The 10 teams are drawn into two groups of three and one group of four and each group plays 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 Karaiskaki Stadium on August 26, 2004.

Medal winners[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 United States (USA)
Briana Scurry
Heather Mitts
Christie Rampone
Cat Reddick
Lindsay Tarpley
Brandi Chastain
Shannon Boxx
Angela Hucles
Mia Hamm
Aly Wagner
Julie Foudy
Cindy Parlow
Kristine Lilly
Joy Fawcett
Kate Markgraf
Abby Wambach
Heather O'Reilly
Kristin Luckenbill
Coach: April Heinrichs
 Brazil (BRA)
Andréia
Maravilha
Mônica
Tânia
Juliana
Daniela
Rosana
Renata Costa
Aline
Formiga
Elaine
Maycon
Pretinha
Marta
Cristiane
Roseli
Dayane
Grazielle
Coach: Renê Simões
 Germany (GER)
Silke Rottenberg
Kerstin Stegemann
Kerstin Garefrekes
Steffi Jones
Sarah Günther
Viola Odebrecht
Pia Wunderlich
Petra Wimbersky
Birgit Prinz
Renate Lingor
Martina Müller
Navina Omilade
Sandra Minnert
Isabell Bachor
Sonja Fuss
Conny Pohlers
Ariane Hingst
Nadine Angerer
Coach: Tina Theune-Meyer

Seeding[edit]

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

Final tournament[edit]

Key:

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

First round[edit]

Group E[edit]

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
August 11, 2004
18:00
Sweden  0 – 1  Japan
Report Arakawa Goal 24'
Panthessaliko Stadium, Volos
Attendance: 10.104
Referee: Gaye (Senegal)

August 14, 2004
18:00
Japan  0 – 1  Nigeria
Report Okolo Goal 55'
Karaiskaki Stadium, Piraeus
Attendance: 14.126
Referee: Ferreira-James (Guyana)

August 17, 2004
18:00
Sweden  2 – 1  Nigeria
Marklund Goal 68'
Moström Goal 73'
Report Akide Goal 25'
Panthessaliko Stadium, Volos
Attendance: 21.597
Referee: de Oliveira (Brazil)

Group F[edit]

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
August 11, 2004
18:00
Germany  8 – 0  China PR
Prinz Goal 13'21'73'88'
Wunderlich Goal 65'
Lingor Goal 76' (pen.)
Pohlers Goal 82'
Müller Goal 90'
Report
Pampeloponnisiako Stadium, Patras
Attendance: 14.657
Referee: Seitz (USA)

August 14, 2004
18:00
China PR  1 – 1  Mexico
Ji Goal 34' Report Domínguez Goal 11'
Pampeloponnisiako Stadium, Patras
Attendance: 5.112
Referee: Ionescu (Romania)

August 17, 2004
18:00
Germany  2 – 0  Mexico
Wimbersky Goal 20'
Prinz Goal 79'
Report
Karaiskaki Stadium, Piraeus
Attendance: 26.338
Referee: Szokolaia (Hungary)

Group G[edit]

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
August 11, 2004
18:00
Greece  0 – 3  United States
Report Boxx Goal 14'
Wambach Goal 30'
Hamm Goal 82'
Pankritio Stadium, Heraklio
Attendance: 15.757
Referee: Palqvist (Sweden)

August 11, 2004
18:00
Brazil  1 – 0  Australia
Marta Goal 36' Report
Kaftanzoglio Stadium, Thessaloniki
Attendance: 25.152
Referee: Damková (Czech Republic)

August 14, 2004
20:30
Greece  0 – 1  Australia
Report Garriock Goal 27'
Pankritio Stadium, Heraklio
Attendance: 8.857
Referee: D'Coth (India)

August 14, 2004
20:30
United States  2 – 0  Brazil
Hamm Goal 58' (pen.)
Wambach Goal 77'
Report
Kaftanzoglio Stadium, Thessaloniki
Attendance: 17.123
Referee: Damkova (Czech Republic)

August 17, 2004
20:30
Greece  0 – 7  Brazil
Report Pretinha Goal 21'
Cristiane Goal 46'55'77'
Grazielle Goal 49'
Marta Goal 70'
Daniela Goal 72'
Pampeloponnisiako Stadium, Patras
Attendance: 7.214
Referee: Frai (Germany)

August 17, 2004
20:30
United States  1 – 1  Australia
Lilly Goal 19' Report Peters Goal 82'
Kaftanzoglio Stadium, Thessaloniki
Attendance: 3.320
Referee: Ionescu (Romania)

Knockout stage[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
August 20 - Patras        
  Germany  2
August 23 - Heraklio
  Nigeria  1  
  Germany  1
August 20 - Thessaloniki
      United States  2  
  United States  2
August 26 - Athens
  Japan  1  
  United States  2
August 20 - Heraklio    
    Brazil  1
  Mexico  0
August 23 - Patras
  Brazil  5  
  Sweden  0 Bronze medal match
August 20 - Volos
      Brazil  1   August 26 - Athens
  Sweden  2
  Germany  1
  Australia  1  
  Sweden  0
 

Quarter finals[edit]

August 20, 2004
18:00
Germany  2 – 1  Nigeria
Jones Goal 76'
Pohlers Goal 81'
Report Akide Goal 49'
Pampeloponnisiako Stadium, Patras
Attendance: 2.531
Referee: D'Coth (India)

August 20, 2004
18:00
United States  2 – 1  Japan
Lilly Goal 43'
Wambach Goal 59'
Report Yamamoto Goal 48'
Kaftanzoglio Stadium, Thessaloniki
Attendance: 1.418
Referee: de Oliveira (Brazil)

August 20, 2004
21:00
Mexico  0 – 5  Brazil
Report Cristiane Goal 25'49'
Formiga Goal 29'54'
Marta Goal 60'
Pankritio Stadium, Heraklio
Attendance: 3.012
Referee: Gaye (Senegal)

August 20, 2004
21:00
Sweden  2 – 1  Australia
Ljungberg Goal 25'
Larsson Goal 30'
Report de Vanna Goal 48'
Panthessaliko Stadium, Volos
Attendance: 4.811
Referee: Damková (Czech Republic)

Semi finals[edit]

August 23, 2004
18:00
United States  2 – 1 (a.e.t.)  Germany
Lilly Goal 33'
O'Reilly Goal 99'
Report Bachor Goal 90+2'
Pankritio Stadium, Heraklio
Attendance: 5.165
Referee: Szokolai (Australia)

August 23, 2004
18:00
Brazil  1 – 0  Sweden
Pretinha Goal 64' Report
Pampeloponnisiako Stadium, Patras
Attendance: 1.511
Referee: Ferreira-James (Guyana)

Bronze Medal match[edit]

26 August 2004
18:00
Germany  1 – 0  Sweden
Lingor Goal 17' Report
Karaiskaki Stadium, Piraeus
Attendance: 10,416
Referee: Kari Seitz (United States)

Gold Medal match[edit]

26 August 2004
21:00
United States  2 – 1 (a.e.t.)  Brazil
Tarpley Goal 39'
Wambach Goal 112'
Report Pretinha Goal 73'
Karaiskaki Stadium, Piraeus
Attendance: 10,416
Referee: Jenny Palmqvist (Sweden) replaced by Ferreira-James (Guyana) after 90 minutes due to injury

Final ranking[edit]

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 +6 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

Statistics[edit]

Goalscorers[edit]

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

References[edit]

External links[edit]