Football at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament

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2004 Men's Olympic football tournament
Olympic rings without rims.svg
Tournament details
Host country Greece
Dates 11 August – 28 August
Teams 16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 6 (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Argentina (1st title)
Runners-up  Paraguay
Third place  Italy
Fourth place  Iraq
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 101 (3.16 per match)
Attendance 401,415 (12,544 per match)
Top scorer(s) Argentina Carlos Tevez
(8 goals)
2000
2008

The men's football tournament at the 2004 Summer Olympics featured 16 men's national teams from the six continental confederations. The 16 teams were drawn into four groups of four, in which each team would play each of the others once. At the end of the group stage, the top two teams advanced to the knockout stage, beginning with the quarter-finals and culminating with the final at Athens' Olympic Stadium on 28 August 2004.

Qualification[edit]

The following 16 teams qualified for the 2004 Olympics football tournament.

Means of qualification Berths Qualified
Host nation 1  Greece
AFC Preliminary Competition 3  Iraq
 Japan
 South Korea
CAF Preliminary Competition 4  Ghana
 Mali
 Morocco
 Tunisia
CONCACAF Preliminary Competition 2  Mexico (winner)
 Costa Rica (runner-up)
2004 CONMEBOL Men Pre-Olympic Tournament 2  Argentina (winner)
 Paraguay (runner-up)
OFC Preliminary Competition 1  Australia
2004 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship 3  Italy (winner)
 Serbia and Montenegro (runner-up)
Portugal Portugal (third-place)
Total 16

Match officials[edit]

Seeding[edit]

Pot 1: Europe Pot 2: Americas Pot 3: Africa Pot 4: Asia and Oceania

Final tournament[edit]

Key:

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

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Mali 3 1 2 0 5 3 +2 5 Qualified for the quarterfinals
2  South Korea 3 1 2 0 6 5 +1 5
3  Mexico 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
4  Greece 3 0 1 2 4 7 −3 1
Source:
South Korea  2–2  Greece
Kim D.J. Goal 43'
Vyntra Goal 64' (o.g.)
Report Taralidis Goal 78'
Papadopoulos Goal 82' (pen.)

Mali  0–0  Mexico
Report

South Korea  1–0  Mexico
Kim J.W. Goal 16' Report
Attendance: 14,026

Greece  0–2  Mali
Report Berthe Goal 2'
N'Diaye Goal 45'

South Korea  3–3  Mali
Cho J.J. Goal 57'59'
Tamboura Goal 64' (o.g.)
Report N'Diaye Goal 7'24'55'

Greece  2–3  Mexico
Taralidis Goal 82' (pen.)
Stoltidis Goal 90+3'
Report Márquez Goal 47'
Bravo Goal 70'86'
Attendance: 21,597

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Paraguay 3 2 0 1 6 5 +1 6 Qualified for the quarterfinals
2  Italy 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4
3  Ghana 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
4  Japan 3 1 0 2 6 7 −1 3
Source:
Paraguay  4–3  Japan
Giménez Goal 5'
Cardozo Goal 26'37'
Torres Goal 62'
Report Ono Goal 22' (pen.)53' (pen.)
Ōkubo Goal 81'

Ghana  2–2  Italy
Pappoe Goal 36'
Appiah Goal 45+1'
Report Pinzi Goal 49'
Gilardino Goal 83'

Paraguay  1–2  Ghana
Gamarra Goal 76' Report Tiero Goal 81'
Appiah Goal 84'

Japan  2–3  Italy
Abe Goal 21'
Takamatsu Goal 90+1'
Report De Rossi Goal 3'
Gilardino Goal 8'36'
Attendance: 9,487

Paraguay  1–0  Italy
Bareiro Goal 14' Report
Attendance: 24,160

Japan  1–0  Ghana
Ōkubo Goal 37' Report
Attendance: 6,813

Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Argentina 3 3 0 0 9 0 +9 9 Qualified for the quarterfinals
2  Australia 3 1 1 1 6 3 +3 4
3  Tunisia 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 4
4  Serbia and Montenegro 3 0 0 3 3 14 −11 0
Source:
Tunisia  1–1  Australia
Zitouni Goal 69' Report Aloisi Goal 45'
Attendance: 15,757

Argentina  6–0  Serbia and Montenegro
Delgado Goal 11'
C. González Goal 17'
Tevez Goal 42'43'
Heinze Goal 74'
Rosales Goal 77'
Report

Serbia and Montenegro  1–5  Australia
Radonjić Goal 72' Report Cahill Goal 11'
Aloisi Goal 45+1'57'
Elrich Goal 60'86'

Argentina  2–0  Tunisia
Tevez Goal 39'
Saviola Goal 72'
Report
Attendance: 5,112
Referee: Éric Poulat (France)

Argentina  1–0  Australia
D'Alessandro Goal 9' Report
Attendance: 26,338

Serbia and Montenegro  2–3  Tunisia
Krasić Goal 70'
Vukčević Goal 87'
Report Clayton Goal 41'
Jedidi Goal 83' (pen.)
Zitouni Goal 89'

Group D[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Iraq 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3 6 Qualified for the quarterfinals
2  Costa Rica 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
3  Morocco 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
4  Portugal 3 1 0 2 6 9 −3 3
Source:
Costa Rica  0–0  Morocco
Report
Attendance: 3,212

Iraq  4–2 Portugal Portugal
E. Mohammed Goal 16'
H. Mohammed Goal 29'
Y. Mahmoud Goal 56'
Sader Goal 90+3'
Report Jabar Goal 13' (o.g.)
Bosingwa Goal 45'

Costa Rica  0–2  Iraq
Report H. Mohammed Goal 67'
Karim Goal 72'
Attendance: 12,150

Morocco  1–2 Portugal Portugal
Bouden Goal 85' Report Ronaldo Goal 40'
R. Costa Goal 73'
Attendance: 7,581

Morocco  2–1  Iraq
Bouden Goal 69' (pen.)
Aqqal Goal 77'
Report Sader Goal 63'

Costa Rica  4–2 Portugal Portugal
Villalobos Goal 50'
Meira Goal 68' (o.g.)
Saborío Goal 71'
Brenes Goal 90+1'
Report Almeida Goal 29'
Ribeiro Goal 54'
Attendance: 11,218

Knockout stage[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
21 August – Piraeus        
  Mali  0
24 August – Piraeus
  Italy  1  
  Italy  0
21 August – Patras
      Argentina  3  
  Argentina  4
28 August – Athens
  Costa Rica  0  
  Argentina  1
21 August – Heraklion    
    Paraguay  0
  Iraq  1
24 August – Thessaloniki
  Australia  0  
  Iraq  1 Bronze medal match
21 August – Thessaloniki
      Paraguay  3   27 August – Thessaloniki
  Paraguay  3
  Italy  1
  South Korea  2  
  Iraq  0
 

Quarter-finals[edit]

Mali  0–1 (a.e.t.)  Italy
Report Bovo Goal 116'
Attendance: 27,543

Iraq  1–0  Australia
E. Mohammed Goal 64' Report
Attendance: 10,023

Argentina  4–0  Costa Rica
Delgado Goal 24'
Tevez Goal 43'82'83'
Report

Paraguay  3–2  South Korea
Bareiro Goal 19'71'
Cardozo Goal 61'
Report Lee C.S. Goal 74'79' (pen.)

Semi-finals[edit]

Italy  0–3  Argentina
Report Tevez Goal 16'
Lucho González Goal 69'
M. González Goal 84'
Attendance: 30,910

Iraq  1–3  Paraguay
Farhan Goal 83' Report Cardozo Goal 17'34'
Bareiro Goal 68'

Bronze Medal match[edit]

Italy  1–0  Iraq
Gilardino Goal 8' Report

Gold Medal match[edit]

Argentina  1–0  Paraguay
Tevez Goal 18' Report
Attendance: 41,116

Final ranking[edit]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Argentina (ARG) 6 6 0 0 17 0 +17 18
2  Paraguay (PAR) 6 4 0 2 12 9 +3 12
3  Italy (ITA) 6 3 1 2 7 8 −1 10
4  Iraq (IRQ) 6 3 0 3 9 8 +1 9
5  Mali (MLI) 4 1 2 1 5 4 +1 5
6  South Korea (KOR) 4 1 2 1 8 8 0 5
7  Australia (AUS) 4 1 1 2 6 4 +2 4
8  Costa Rica (CRC) 4 1 1 2 4 8 −4 4
9  Ghana (GHA) 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
10  Morocco (MAR) 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
 Mexico (MEX) 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
12  Tunisia (TUN) 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 4
13  Japan (JPN) 3 1 0 2 6 7 −1 3
14  Portugal (POR) 3 1 0 2 6 9 −3 3
15  Greece (GRE) 3 0 1 2 4 7 −3 1
16  Serbia and Montenegro (SCG) 3 0 0 3 3 14 −11 0

Statistics[edit]

Goalscorers[edit]

With eight goals, Carlos Tevez of Argentina is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 101 goals were scored by 65 different players, with four of them credited as own goals.

References[edit]

External links[edit]