Football at the 2000 Summer Olympics

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Football at the 2000 Summer Olympics
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Tournament details
Host countryAustralia
Dates15 – 30 September
Teams16 (men) + 8 (women) (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)6 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsFlag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon (men)
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway (women)
Runners-upFlag of Spain.svg  Spain (men)
Flag of the United States.svg  United States (women)
Third placeFlag of Chile.svg  Chile (men)
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany (women)
Fourth placeFlag of the United States.svg  United States (men)
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil (women)
Tournament statistics
Matches played48
Goals scored145 (3.02 per match)
Attendance1,350,795 (28,142 per match)
1996
2004

The football tournament at the 2000 Summer Olympics started on 15 September. The men's tournament is played by U-23 (under 23 years old) national teams, with up to three over age players allowed per squad. Article 1 of the tournament regulations states: "The Tournaments take place every four years, in conjunction with the Summer Olympic Games. The associations affiliated to FIFA are invited to participate with their men's U-23 and women's representative teams." [1]

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.

2000 Summer Olympics Games of the XXVII Olympiad, held in Sydney in 2000

The 2000 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad and commonly known as Sydney 2000 or the Millennium Olympic Games/Games of the New Millennium, were an international multi-sport event which was held between 15 September and 1 October 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It was the second time that the Summer Olympics were held in Australia, and also the Southern Hemisphere, the first being in Melbourne, Victoria, in 1956.

Football at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Mens tournament

The men's football tournament was held at the 2000 Summer Olympics from 15 to 30 September. It was the 20th edition of the men's Olympic football tournament.

Contents

Venues

Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia
Sydney Sydney Canberra Adelaide Brisbane Melbourne
Stadium Australia Sydney Football Stadium Bruce Stadium Hindmarsh Stadium* Brisbane Cricket Ground Melbourne Cricket Ground
Capacity: 110,000Capacity: 43,000Capacity: 25,011Capacity: 20,000Capacity: 36,000Capacity: 98,000
33°50′50″S151°3′48″E / 33.84722°S 151.06333°E / -33.84722; 151.06333 33°53′21″S151°13′31″E / 33.88917°S 151.22528°E / -33.88917; 151.22528 35°15′0″S149°6′10″E / 35.25000°S 149.10278°E / -35.25000; 149.10278 34°54′27″S138°34′8″E / 34.90750°S 138.56889°E / -34.90750; 138.56889 27°29′9″S153°2′17″E / 27.48583°S 153.03806°E / -27.48583; 153.03806 37°49′12″S144°59′0″E / 37.82000°S 144.98333°E / -37.82000; 144.98333
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* Hindmarsh Stadium only used during the Men's tournament. Temporary seating was added for the games.

Competition schedule

PPreliminaries¼Quarterfinals½SemifinalsB3rd place play-offFFinal
Event↓/Date →Wed 13Thu 14Fri 15Sat 16Sun 17Mon 18Tue 19Wed 20Thu 21Fri 22Sat 23Sun 24Mon 25Tue 26Wed 27Thu 28Fri 29Sat 30
Men PPPPPP¼½BF
Women PPPPPP½BF

Medal summary

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon 1001
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 1001
3Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 0101
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 0101
5Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 0011
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 0011
Totals (6 nations)2226

Events

EventGoldSilverBronze
Men Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon  (CMR)
Samuel Eto'o
Serge Mimpo
Clément Beaud
Aaron Nguimbat
Joël Epalle
Modeste M'bami
Patrice Abanda
Nicolas Alnoudji
Daniel Bekono
Serge Branco
Lauren
Carlos Kameni
Patrick Mboma
Albert Meyong
Daniel Kome
Geremi
Patrick Suffo
Pierre Womé
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)
David Albelda
Iván Amaya
Miguel Ángel Angulo
Daniel Aranzubia
Joan Capdevila
Jordi Ferrón
Gabri
Xavi
Jesús Lacruz
Albert Luque
Carlos Marchena
Felip Ortiz
Carles Puyol
José María Romero
Ismael
Raúl Tamudo
Antonio Velamazán
Unai Vergara
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile  (CHI)
Pedro Reyes
Nelson Tapia
Héctor Tapia
Iván Zamorano
Javier di Gregorio
Cristián Álvarez
Francisco Arrué
Pablo Contreras
Sebastián González
David Henríquez
Manuel Ibarra
Claudio Maldonado
Reinaldo Navia
Rodrigo Núñez
Rafael Olarra
Patricio Ormazábal
David Pizarro
Rodrigo Tello
Mauricio Rojas
Women Flag of Norway.svg  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
Flag of the United States.svg  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
Flag of Germany.svg  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

Men's tournament

Group AGroup BGroup CGroup D

Women's tournament

Group EGroup F

Awards

FIFA Fair Play Award

Country

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