|Dates||15 – 28 September|
|Teams||8 (from 6 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||5 (in 4 host cities)|
|Goals scored||42 (2.63 per match)|
|Attendance||326,215 (20,388 per match)|
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2000 Summer Olympics
A women's Olympic Football Tournament was held for the second time as part of the 2000 Summer Olympics.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 28 September 2000.
Football at the Summer Olympics, commonly known as football or soccer has been included in every Summer Olympic Games as a men's competition sport, except 1896 and 1932. Women's football was added to the official program at the 1996 Atlanta Games.
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A round-robin tournament is a competition in which each contestant meets all other contestants in turn. A round-robin contrasts with an elimination tournament, in which participants are eliminated after a certain number of losses.
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Three venues were used during the tournament, two of them outside of Sydney at cities around Australia. The Finals and the Gold Medal match were held at the Sydney Football Stadium.
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|Sydney Football Stadium||Melbourne Cricket Ground||Bruce Stadium|
|Capacity: 42,500||Capacity: 98,000||Capacity: 25,011|
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|Pot 1||Pot 2|
| Australia ||0 – 3|
|Report|| Grings 39'|
| Sweden ||0 – 2|
|Report|| Pretinha 21'|
| Australia ||1 – 1|
|Salisbury 57'||Report||Andersson 66' (pen.)|
| Germany ||2 – 1|
|Prinz 33', 41'||Report||Raquel 72'|
| Australia ||1 – 2|
|Hughes 33'||Report|| Raquel 56'|
| United States ||2 – 0|
| Milbrett 18'|
| China ||3 – 1|
| Zhao 12'|
Sun 57', 83'
|Report||Nkwocha 85' (pen.)|
| United States ||1 – 1|
|Foudy 38'||Report||Sun 67'|
| Norway ||3 – 1|
| Mellgren 22'|
Riise 62' (pen.)
| United States ||3 – 1|
| Chastain 26'|
|24 September - Sydney|
|28 September - Sydney|
|24 September - Canberra|
|28 September - Sydney|
| Germany ||0 – 1|
|Report||Wunderlich 80' (o.g.)|
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