World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Football at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament

Article Id: WHEBN0036334822
Reproduction Date:

Title: Football at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Football at the 2000 Summer Olympics, Football at the Summer Olympics, Sun Wen (footballer), Birgit Prinz, United States women's national soccer team
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Football at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament

Football at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament
Tournament details
Host country Australia
Dates 13 – 28 September
Teams (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) (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) Sun Wen (4 goals)

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 Gold Silver Silver Bronze Bronze
Norway USA Germany

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
 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
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Wendy Toms (England)

Group F

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
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Attendance: 16,043
Referee: Im Eun Ju (South Korea)

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

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

Semi-finals

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

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

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

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 (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

  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. 

External links

  • Olympic Football Tournaments Sydney 2000 - Women, FIFA.com
  • Official Olympic Report
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.