Football at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament

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Football at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament
Olympic rings without rims.svg
Tournament details
Host countryAustralia
Dates15 – 30 September
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)6 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Cameroon (1st title)
Runners-up Spain
Third place Chile
Fourth place United States
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored103 (3.22 per match)
Attendance1,034,500 (32,328 per match)
Top scorer(s)Chile Iván Zamorano
(6 goals)
1996
2004

The men's football tournament was held at the 2000 Summer Olympics from 15 to 30 September. It was the 20th edition of the men's Olympic football tournament.

The final, played at the Olympic Stadium, attracted the Olympic Games Football attendance record of 104,098 to break the previous record of 101,799 set at the Rose Bowl for the gold medal match of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, with Cameroon winning the gold.[1]

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)
1999 OFC Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament 0 Eliminated in playoffs to 4th

placed African country South Africa

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.

Squads[edit]

Venues[edit]

Six venues were used during the tournament, four of them outside of Sydney at cities around Australia. Stadium Australia hosted the Final.

Sydney Melbourne Sydney
Stadium Australia Melbourne Cricket Ground Sydney Football Stadium
Capacity: 110,000 Capacity: 98,000 Capacity: 42,500
Womens-long-jump-final.jpg MCG stadium.jpg Allianz Stadium - 13 October 2012.jpg
Brisbane Canberra Adelaide
Brisbane Cricket Ground Bruce Stadium Hindmarsh Stadium
Capacity: 37,000 Capacity: 25,011 Capacity: 20,000
The Gabba Panorama.jpg BruceStadium19032005.JPG HindmarshStadium.JPG

Match officials[edit]

Seeding[edit]

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

Group stage[edit]

Preliminary 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
Nigeria 3–3 Honduras
Igbinadolor Goal 50'
Agali Goal 78'
Yakubu Goal 90+1'
Report Suazo Goal 36'76'
León Goal 60'
Attendance: 13,386

Australia 0–1 Italy
Report Pirlo Goal 81'

Italy 3–1 Honduras
Comandini Goal 12'22'
Ambrosini Goal 18'
Report Nesta Goal 29' (o.g.)
Attendance: 18,301
Referee: Lu Jun (China)

Australia 2–3 Nigeria
Foxe Goal 41'
Wehrman Goal 44'
Report Ikedia Goal 16'
Aghahowa Goal 22'
Agali Goal 64'
Attendance: 38,080
Referee: Carlos Simon (Brazil)

Italy 1–1 Nigeria
Okunowo Goal 65' (o.g.) Report Lawal Goal 40'
Attendance: 18,340
Referee: Felipe Ramos (Mexico)

Australia 1–2 Honduras
Rosales Goal 51' (o.g.) Report Suazo Goal 3'60'
Attendance: 37,788

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
South Korea 0–3 Spain
Report Velamazán Goal 10'
José Mari Goal 26'
Xavi Goal 37'
Attendance: 14,060
Referee: Felipe Ramos (Mexico)

Morocco 1–4 Chile
Ouchla Goal 79' Report Zamorano Goal 36'45+1' (pen.)55'
Navia Goal 72' (pen.)
Attendance: 22,654
Referee: Saad Mane (Kuwait)

South Korea 1–0 Morocco
Lee Chun-soo Goal 53' Report
Attendance: 12,753

Spain 1–3 Chile
Lacruz Goal 54' Report Olarra Goal 24'
Navia Goal 41'90'

South Korea 1–0 Chile
Lee Dong-gook Goal 28' Report
Attendance: 16,309

Spain 2–0 Morocco
José Mari Goal 33'
Gabri Goal 90'
Report
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
Cameroon 3–2 Kuwait
Alnoudji Goal 37'
M'Boma Goal 76'
Lauren Goal 86'
Report Mutairi Goal 63'
Mubarak Goal 88'

United States 2–2 Czech Republic
Albright Goal 21'
Wolff Goal 44'
Report Jankulovski Goal 28'
Došek Goal 52' (pen.)
Attendance: 24,800
Referee: Carlos Simon (Brazil)

Czech Republic 2–3 Kuwait
Heinz Goal 2'
Lengyel Goal 90+1'
Report Mutairi Goal 56'
Saeed Goal 64'73'

United States 1–1 Cameroon
Vagenas Goal 64' Report M'Boma Goal 16'
Attendance: 22,379

Czech Republic 1–1 Cameroon
Došek Goal 74' Report Lauren Goal 24'

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
Brazil 3–1 Slovakia
Edu Goal 30'
Cisovský Goal 68' (o.g.)
Alex Goal 90+1'
Report Porázik Goal 26'

South Africa 1–2 Japan
Nomvethe Goal 31' Report Takahara Goal 45+1'79'
Attendance: 17,500

Brazil 1–3 South Africa
Edu Goal 11' Report Fortune Goal 10'
Nomvethe Goal 74'
Lekoelea Goal 90'

Slovakia 1–2 Japan
Porázik Goal 83' Report Nakata Goal 67'
Inamoto Goal 74'
Attendance: 15,289

Brazil 1–0 Japan
Alex Goal 5' Report

Slovakia 2–1 South Africa
Czinege Goal 64'
Šlahor Goal 72'
Report McCarthy Goal 75'
Attendance: 14,562

Knockout stage[edit]

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

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
23 September – Adelaide
 
 
 United States (p)2 (5)
 
26 September – Sydney
 
 Japan2 (4)
 
 Spain3
 
23 September – Sydney
 
 United States1
 
 Italy0
 
30 September – Sydney
 
 Spain1
 
 Spain2 (3)
 
23 September – Brisbane
 
 Cameroon (p)2 (5)
 
 Brazil1
 
26 September – Melbourne
 
 Cameroon (aet)2
 
 Chile1
 
23 September – Melbourne
 
 Cameroon2 Bronze medal match
 
 Chile4
 
29 September – Sydney
 
 Nigeria1
 
 United States0
 
 
 Chile2
 

Quarter-finals[edit]


Brazil 1–2 (a.e.t.) Cameroon
Ronaldinho Goal 90+4' Report M'Boma Goal 17'
M'Bami Golden goal 113'
Attendance: 37,332

Italy 0–1 Spain
Report Gabri Goal 86'
Attendance: 38,134
Referee: Carlos Simon (Brazil)

Chile 4–1 Nigeria
Contreras Goal 17'
Zamorano Goal 18'
Navia Goal 42'
Tello Goal 65'
Report Agali Goal 76'
Attendance: 44,425
Referee: Saad Mane (Kuwait)

Semi-finals[edit]

Spain 3–1 United States
Tamudo Goal 16'
Angulo Goal 25'
José Mari Goal 87'
Report Vagenas Goal 42' (pen.)
Attendance: 39,800

Chile 1–2 Cameroon
Abanda Goal 78' (o.g.) Report M'Boma Goal 84'
Lauren Goal 89' (pen.)

Bronze medal match[edit]

United States 0–2 Chile
Report Zamorano Goal 69' (pen.)84'

Gold medal match[edit]

Spain 2–2 (a.e.t.) Cameroon
Xavi Goal 2'
Gabri Goal 45+2'
Report Amaya Goal 53' (o.g.)
Eto'o Goal 58'
Penalties
Xavi Penalty scored
Capdevila Penalty scored
Amaya Penalty missed
Albelda Penalty scored
3–5 Penalty scored M'Boma
Penalty scored Eto'o
Penalty scored Geremi
Penalty scored Lauren
Penalty scored Womé
Attendance: 114,000[2]
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 7
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]

With six goals, Iván Zamorano of Chile is the top goalscorer in the tournament. In total, 103 goals were scored by 62 different players, with six of them credited as own goals.

6 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  2. ^ Higham 2012, p. 99.

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