Football at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament

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Football at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament
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Tournament details
Host country Australia
Dates 13 – 28 September
Teams 8 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 5 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Norway (1st title)
Runners-up  United States
Third place  Germany
Fourth place  Brazil
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 42 (2.63 per match)
Attendance 326,215 (20,388 per match)
Top scorer(s) China Sun Wen (4 goals)
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2004
All statistics correct as of 17:28, 21 October 2000 (UTC).

A women's Olympic Football Tournament was held for the second time as part of the 2000 Summer Olympics.[1][2] The tournament features 8 women's national teams from six continental confederations. The 8 teams are drawn into two groups of four and each group plays a round-robin tournament. At the end of the group stage, the top two teams advanced to the knockout stage, beginning with the semi-finals and culminating with the gold medal match at Sydney Football Stadium on 28 September 2000.

Medal winners[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Norway (NOR)
Gro Espeseth
Bente Nordby
Marianne Pettersen
Hege Riise
Kristin Bekkevold
Ragnhild Gulbrandsen
Solveig Gulbrandsen
Margunn Haugenes
Ingeborg Hovland
Christine Bøe Jensen
Silje Jørgensen
Monica Knudsen
Gøril Kringen
Anne Tønnessen
Unni Lehn
Dagny Mellgren
Anita Rapp
Brit Sandaune
Bente Kvitland
 United States (USA)
Brandi Chastain
Joy Fawcett
Julie Foudy
Mia Hamm
Michelle French
Kristine Lilly
Tiffeny Milbrett
Carla Overbeck
Cindy Parlow
Briana Scurry
Lorrie Fair
Shannon MacMillan
Siri Mullinix
Christie Pearce
Nikki Serlenga
Danielle Slaton
Kate Sobrero
Sara Whalen
 Germany (GER)
Ariane Hingst
Melanie Hoffmann
Steffi Jones
Renate Lingor
Maren Meinert
Sandra Minnert
Claudia Müller
Birgit Prinz
Silke Rottenberg
Kerstin Stegemann
Bettina Wiegmann
Tina Wunderlich
Nicole Brandebusemeyer
Nadine Angerer
Doris Fitschen
Jeannette Götte
Stefanie Gottschlich
Inka Grings

Venues[edit]

Qualification[edit]

The seven best teams at the Women's World Cup in 1999 and the host nation Australia were automatically selected for the Olympic tournament. The following eight teams qualified for the 2000 Olympic women's football tournament:

Seeding[edit]

Pot 1 Pot 2

Squads[edit]

Match officials[edit]

First round[edit]

Group E[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Germany 3 3 0 0 6 1 +5 9
 Brazil 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6
 Sweden 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 1
 Australia 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1

13 September 2000
17:00
Australia  0 – 3  Germany
Report Grings 39'
Wiegmann 70'
Lingor 90+'
Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Attendance: 24,800
Referee: Bola Abidoye (Nigeria)

13 September 2000
17:00
Sweden  0 – 2  Brazil
Report Pretinha 21'
Kátia 70'

16 September 2000
17:00
Australia  1 – 1  Sweden
Salisbury 57' Report Andersson 66' (pen.)
Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 33,600
Referee: Sonia Denoncourt (Canada)

16 September 2000
17:30
Germany  2 – 1  Brazil
Prinz 33', 41' Report Raquel 72'
Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Attendance: 17,000
Referee: Martha Toro (Colombia)

19 September 2000
17:30
Australia  1 – 2  Brazil
Hughes 33' Report Raquel 56'
Kátia 64'
Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 29,400
Referee: Vibeke Karlsen (Norway)

19 September 2000
17:30
Germany  1 – 0  Sweden
Hingst 88' Report

Group F[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 United States 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7
 Norway 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 6
 China PR 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 4
 Nigeria 3 0 0 3 3 9 −6 0

14 September 2000
17:30
United States  2 – 0  Norway
Milbrett 18'
Hamm 24'
Report

14 September 2000
17:30
China PR  3 – 1  Nigeria
Zhao 12'
Sun 57', 83'
Report Nkwocha 85' (pen.)
Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Martha Toro (Colombia)

17 September 2000
17:30
United States  1 – 1  China PR
Foudy 38' Report Sun 67'

17 September 2000
17:30
Norway  3 – 1  Nigeria
Mellgren 22'
Riise 62' (pen.)
Pettersen 90'+
Report Akide 78'
Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Attendance: 9,150
Referee: Tammy Ogston (Australia)

20 September 2000
17:30
United States  3 – 1  Nigeria
Chastain 26'
Lilly 35'
MacMillan 56'
Report Akide 48'

20 September 2000
17:30
Norway  2 – 1  China PR
Pettersen 55'
Haugenes 78'
Report Sun 75' (pen.)
Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Attendance: 11,532
Referee: Sonia Denoncourt (Canada)

Knockout stages[edit]

Semi-finals Final
24 September - Sydney
  Norway  1  
  Germany  0  
 
28 September - Sydney
      Norway  3
    United States  2
Third place
24 September - Canberra 28 September - Sydney
  United States  1   Germany  2
  Brazil  0     Brazil  0

Semi-finals[edit]

24 September 2000
17:30
Germany  0 – 1  Norway
Report Wunderlich 80' (o.g.)
Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 16,710
Referee: Im Eun Ju (South Korea)

24 September 2000
17:30
United States  1 – 0  Brazil
Hamm 60' Report
Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Nicole Petignat (Switzerland)

Bronze Medal match[edit]

28 September 2000
17:00
Germany  2 – 0  Brazil
Lingor 64'
Prinz 79'
Report
Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 11,200
Referee: Im Eun Ju (South Korea)

Gold Medal match[edit]

28 September 2000
20:00
Norway  3 – 2 (a.e.t.)  United States
Espeseth 44'
Gulbrandsen 78'
Mellgren 102'
Report Milbrett 5', 90+'
Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 22,848
Referee: Sonia Denoncourt (Canada)

FIFA Fair play award[edit]

Goalscorers[edit]

With four goals, Sun Wen of China is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 42 goals were scored by 28 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  Norway (NOR) 5 4 0 1 9 6 +3 12
2  United States (USA) 5 3 1 1 9 5 +4 10
3  Germany (GER) 5 4 0 1 8 2 +6 12
4  Brazil (BRA) 5 2 0 3 5 6 –1 6
5  China (CHN) 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 4
6  Sweden (SWE) 3 0 1 2 1 4 -3 1
7  Australia (AUS) 3 0 1 2 2 6 –4 1
8  Nigeria (NGR) 3 0 0 3 3 9 –6 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SYDNEY 2000: SOCCER; After a Wild, Intense Match, Norway Steals One From U.S. - New York Times". Nytimes.com. 29 September 2000. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  2. ^ White, Joseph. "Norway Beats U.S. to Win Soccer Gold - ABC News". Abcnews.go.com. Retrieved 2012-09-15. 

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