Football at the 1996 Summer Olympics

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Football at the 1996 Summer Olympics
Tournament details
Host countryUnited States
Dates20 July - 3 August
Teams16 (men) + 8 (women) (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)5 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsFlag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria (men)
Flag of the United States.svg  United States (women)
Runners-upFlag of Argentina.svg  Argentina (men)
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR (women)
Third placeFlag of Brazil.svg  Brazil (men)
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway (women)
Fourth place Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal (men)
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil (women)
Tournament statistics
Matches played48
Goals scored143 (2.98 per match)
All statistics correct as of 17:28, 20 November 2012 (UTC).

The football tournament at the 1996 Summer Olympics started on 20 July and finished on 3 August. The women's competition was contested for the first time in Olympic history at these Games.

Association football Team field sport

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

1996 Summer Olympics Games of the XXVI Olympiad, in Atlanta

The 1996 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad, commonly known as Atlanta 1996, and also referred to as the Centennial Olympic Games, were an international multi-sport event that was held from July 19 to August 4, 1996, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. These Games, which were the fourth Summer Olympics to be hosted by the United States, marked the centennial of the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens—the inaugural edition of the modern Olympic Games. They were also the first since 1924 to be held in a different year from a Winter Olympics, under a new IOC practice implemented in 1994 to hold the Summer and Winter Games in alternating, even-numbered years.


Medal winners


Men's footballFlag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria  (NGR)
Emmanuel Babayaro
Celestine Babayaro
Taribo West
Nwankwo Kanu
Uche Okechukwu
Emmanuel Amuneke
Tijani Babangida
Wilson Oruma
Teslim Fatusi
Jay-Jay Okocha
Victor Ikpeba
Abiodun Obafemi
Garba Lawal
Daniel Amokachi
Sunday Oliseh
Kingsley Obiekwu
Mobi Oparaku
Dosu Joseph
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina  (ARG)
Carlos Bossio
Roberto Ayala
José Chamot
Javier Zanetti
Matías Almeyda
Roberto Sensini
Claudio López
Diego Simeone
Hernán Crespo
Ariel Ortega
Hugo Morales
Pablo Cavallero
Héctor Pineda
Pablo Paz
Christian Bassedas
Gustavo López
Marcelo Delgado
Marcelo Gallardo
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA)
Zé María
Ronaldo Guiaro
Flávio Conceição
Roberto Carlos
André Luiz
Zé Elias


Women's footballFlag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Briana Scurry
Mary Harvey
Cindy Parlow
Carla Overbeck
Tiffany Roberts
Brandi Chastain
Staci Wilson
Shannon MacMillan
Mia Hamm
Michelle Akers
Julie Foudy
Carin Gabarra
Kristine Lilly
Joy Fawcett
Tisha Venturini
Tiffeny Milbrett
Amanda Cromwell
Thori Staples Bryan
Saskia Webber
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)
Zhong Honglian
Wang Liping
Fan Yunjie
Yu Hongqi
Xie Huilin
Zhao Lihong
Wei Haiying
Shui Qingxia
Sun Wen
Liu Ailing
Sun Qingmei
Wen Lirong
Liu Ying
Chen Yufeng
Shi Guihong
Gao Hong
Zhang Yan
Niu Lijie
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)
Bente Nordby
Agnete Carlsen
Gro Espeseth
Nina Nymark Andersen
Merete Myklebust
Hege Riise
Anne Nymark Andersen
Heidi Støre
Marianne Pettersen
Linda Medalen
Brit Sandaune
Reidun Seth
Tina Svensson
Tone Haugen
Trine Tangeraas
Ann Kristin Aarønes
Tone Gunn Frustøl
Kjersti Thun
Ingrid Sternhoff

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