Football at the 2000 Summer Olympics
|Dates||13 – 30 September|
|Teams||16 (men) + 8 (women) (from 6 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||6 (in 5 host cities)|
|Champions|| Cameroon (men)
|Runners-up|| Spain (men)
United States (women)
|Third place|| Chile (men)
|Fourth place|| United States (men)
|Goals scored||145 (3.02 per match)|
|Attendance||1,350,795 (28,142 per match)|
|Football at the
2000 Summer Olympics
The football tournament at the 2000 Summer Olympics started on 13 September. The men's tournament is played by U-23 (under 23 years old) national teams, with up to three over age players allowed per squad. Article 1 of the tournament regulations states: "The Tournaments take place every four years, in conjunction with the Summer Olympic Games. The associations affiliated to FIFA are invited to participate with their men's U-23 and women's representative teams."
|Stadium Australia||Sydney Football Stadium||Bruce Stadium||Hindmarsh Stadium*||Brisbane Cricket Ground||Melbourne Cricket Ground|
|Capacity: 110,000||Capacity: 43,000||Capacity: 25,011||Capacity: 20,000||Capacity: 36,000||Capacity: 98,000|
* Hindmarsh Stadium only used during the Men's tournament. Temporary seating was added for the games.
|P||Preliminaries||¼||Quarterfinals||½||Semifinals||B||3rd place play-off||F||Final|
|Event↓/Date →||Wed 13||Thu 14||Fri 15||Sat 16||Sun 17||Mon 18||Tue 19||Wed 20||Thu 21||Fri 22||Sat 23||Sun 24||Mon 25||Tue 26||Wed 27||Thu 28||Fri 29||Sat 30|
|Group A||Group B||Group C||Group D|
|Group E||Group F|
FIFA Fair Play Award
- "Men’s Olympic Football Tournament" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). 13 September 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2012.