Football at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament

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2004 Women's Olympic
football tournament
Olympic rings without rims.svg
Tournament details
Host country Greece
Dates 11 – 26 August
Teams 10 (from 6 confederations)
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)
2000
2008

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

Qualification[edit]

This is the first Olympic women's football tournament whose participants in the finals are determined separately from FIFA Women's World Cup: each of the six continental confederations determines the teams playing the finals[3].

Seeding[edit]

Originally, the tournament was planned to form two groups of five teams in the group stage, then play a knockout stage by four teams (two top teams in each group).[4] The format is later changed: the tournament is to form three groups of three or four teams in the group stage, then play a knockout stage by eight teams (two top teams in each group and two best third-placed teams from three groups).[5]

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

Squads[edit]

Final tournament[edit]

Key:

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

First round[edit]

Group A[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
Sweden 0–1 Japan
Report Arakawa Goal 24'
Attendance: 10.104
Referee: Gaye (Senegal)

Japan 0–1 Nigeria
Report Okolo Goal 55'
Attendance: 14.126
Referee: Ferreira-James (Guyana)

Sweden 2–1 Nigeria
Marklund Goal 68'
Moström Goal 73'
Report Akide Goal 25'
Attendance: 21.597
Referee: de Oliveira (Brazil)

Group B[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
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
Attendance: 14.657
Referee: Seitz (USA)

China PR 1–1 Mexico
Ji Goal 34' Report Domínguez Goal 11'
Attendance: 5.112
Referee: Ionescu (Romania)

Germany 2–0 Mexico
Wimbersky Goal 20'
Prinz Goal 79'
Report
Attendance: 26.338
Referee: Szokolaia (Hungary)

Group C[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
Greece 0–3 United States
Report Boxx Goal 14'
Wambach Goal 30'
Hamm Goal 82'
Attendance: 15.757
Referee: Palmqvist (Sweden)

Brazil 1–0 Australia
Marta Goal 36' Report
Attendance: 25.152
Referee: Damková (Czech Republic)

Greece 0–1 Australia
Report Garriock Goal 27'
Attendance: 8.857
Referee: D'Coth (India)

United States 2–0 Brazil
Hamm Goal 58' (pen.)
Wambach Goal 77'
Report
Attendance: 17.123
Referee: Damkova (Czech Republic)

Greece 0–7 Brazil
Report Pretinha Goal 21'
Cristiane Goal 46'55'77'
Grazielle Goal 49'
Marta Goal 70'
Daniela Goal 72'
Attendance: 7.214
Referee: Frai (Germany)

United States 1–1 Australia
Lilly Goal 19' Report Peters Goal 82'
Attendance: 3.320
Referee: Ionescu (Romania)

Knockout stage[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
August 20 – Patras
 
 
 Germany2
 
August 23 – Heraklio
 
 Nigeria1
 
 Germany1
 
August 20 – Thessaloniki
 
 United States2
 
 United States2
 
August 26 – Athens
 
 Japan1
 
 United States2
 
August 20 – Heraklio
 
 Brazil1
 
 Mexico0
 
August 23 – Patras
 
 Brazil5
 
 Sweden0
 
August 20 – Volos
 
 Brazil1 Bronze medal match
 
 Sweden2
 
August 26 – Athens
 
 Australia1
 
 Germany1
 
 
 Sweden0
 

Quarter finals[edit]

Germany 2–1 Nigeria
Jones Goal 76'
Pohlers Goal 81'
Report Akide Goal 49'
Attendance: 2.531
Referee: D'Coth (India)

United States 2–1 Japan
Lilly Goal 43'
Wambach Goal 59'
Report Yamamoto Goal 48'
Attendance: 1.418
Referee: de Oliveira (Brazil)

Mexico 0–5 Brazil
Report Cristiane Goal 25'49'
Formiga Goal 29'54'
Marta Goal 60'
Attendance: 3.012
Referee: Gaye (Senegal)

Sweden 2–1 Australia
Ljungberg Goal 25'
Larsson Goal 30'
Report De Vanna Goal 48'
Attendance: 4.811
Referee: Damková (Czech Republic)

Semi finals[edit]

United States 2 – 1 (a.e.t.) Germany
Lilly Goal 33'
O'Reilly Goal 99'
Report Bachor Goal 90+2'
Attendance: 5.165
Referee: Szokolai (Hungary)

Brazil 1–0 Sweden
Pretinha Goal 64' Report
Attendance: 1.511
Referee: Ferreira-James (Guyana)

Bronze Medal match[edit]

Germany 1–0 Sweden
Lingor Goal 17' Report
Attendance: 10,416

Gold Medal match[edit]

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

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 +11 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]

  1. ^ "SI.com – Wambach gives U.S. veterans golden parting gift in extra time – Thursday August 26, 2004 7:26PM". Sportsillustrated.cnn.com. 2004-08-26. Retrieved 2012-08-01.
  2. ^ "SI.com – Writers – Michael Silver: Fitting farewell for U.S. soccer's Fab Five – Friday August 27, 2004 2:55PM". Sportsillustrated.cnn.com. 2004-08-27. Retrieved 2012-08-01.
  3. ^ "Olympic Football Tournaments Athens 2004" (PDF). FIFA. p. 132. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Regulations of the Olympic Football Tournaments Games of the XXVIIIth Olympiad Athens 2004" (PDF). FIFA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 July 2004. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Olympic Football Tournaments: FIFA Emergency Committee approves venue and kick-off time for men's Final as well as format for women's competition". FIFA. 28 July 2003. Archived from the original on 20 April 2004. Retrieved 3 February 2017.

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