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Football at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament

Football at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament
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Tournament details
Host country Australia
Dates 13 – 28 September
Teams(from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)(in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions 23x15px Norway (1st title)
Runners-up 23x15px United States
Third place 23x15px Germany
Fourth place 23x15px Brazil
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 42 (2.63 per match)
Attendance 326,215 (20,388 per match)
Top scorer(s) 23x15px Sun Wen (4 goals)
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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 September 28, 2000.

Medal winners

Gold Silver Bronze
Norway 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 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 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

Qualification

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

Pot 1 Pot 2

Match officials

First round

Group E

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px Germany 3 3 0 0 6 1 +5 9
23x15px Brazil 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6
23x15px Sweden 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 1
23x15px Australia 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1

13 September 2000
17:00
Australia 23x15px 0 – 3 23x15px Germany
Report Grings 39'
Wiegmann 70'
Lingor 90+'
Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Attendance: 24,800
Referee: Bola Abidoye (Nigeria)

13 September 2000
17:00
Sweden 23x15px 0 – 2 23x15px Brazil
Report Pretinha 21'
Kátia 70'

16 September 2000
17:00
Australia 23x15px 1 – 1 23x15px Sweden
Salisbury 57' Report Andersson 66' (pen.)

16 September 2000
17:30
Germany 23x15px 2 – 1 23x15px Brazil
Prinz 33', 41' Report Raquel 72'
Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Attendance: 17,000
Referee: Martha Toro (Colombia)

19 September 2000
17:30
Australia 23x15px 1 – 2 23x15px Brazil
Hughes 33' Report Raquel 56'
Kátia 64'

19 September 2000
17:30
Germany 23x15px 1 – 0 23x15px Sweden
Hingst 88' Report

Group F

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px United States 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7
23x15px Norway 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 6
23x15px China PR 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 4
23x15px Nigeria 3 0 0 3 3 9 −6 0

14 September 2000
17:30
China PR 23x15px 3 – 1 23x15px 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
Norway 23x15px 3 – 1 23x15px 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
Norway 23x15px 2 – 1 23x15px China PR
Pettersen 55'
Haugenes 78'
Report Sun 75' (pen.)
Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Attendance: 11,532
Referee: Sonia Denoncourt (Canada)

Knockout stages

Semi-finals Final
24 September - Sydney
 23x15px Norway  1  
 23x15px Germany  0  
 
28 September - Sydney
     23x15px Norway  3
   23x15px United States  2
Third place
24September - Canberra 28 September - Sydney
 23x15px United States  1  23x15px Germany  2
 23x15px Brazil  0    23x15px Brazil  0

Semi-finals

24 September 2000
17:30
Germany 23x15px 0 – 1 23x15px Norway
Report Wunderlich 80' (o.g.)

24 September 2000
17:30
United States 23x15px 1 – 0 23x15px Brazil
Hamm 60' Report
Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Nicole Petignat (Switzerland)

Bronze Medal match

28 September 2000
17:00
Germany 23x15px 2 – 0 23x15px Brazil
Lingor 64'
Prinz 79'
Report

Gold Medal match

FIFA Fair play award

Goalscorers

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

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Norway Norway (NOR) 5 4 0 1 9 6 +3 12
2 United States United States (USA) 5 3 1 1 9 5 +4 10
3 Germany Germany (GER) 5 4 0 1 8 2 +6 12
4 Brazil Brazil (BRA) 5 2 0 3 5 6 –1 6
5 China China (CHN) 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 4
6 Sweden Sweden (SWE) 3 0 1 2 1 4 -3 1
7 Australia Australia (AUS) 3 0 1 2 2 6 –4 1
8 Nigeria Nigeria (NGR) 3 0 0 3 3 9 –6 0

References

  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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