Football at the 2004 Summer Olympics

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Football at the 2004 Summer Olympics
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Tournament details
Host countryGreece
Dates11–28 August 2004
Teams16 (men) and 10 (women) (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)6 (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsFlag of Argentina.svg  Argentina (men)
Flag of the United States.svg  United States (women)
Runners-upFlag of Paraguay (1990-2013).svg  Paraguay (men)
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil (women)
Third placeFlag of Italy.svg  Italy (men)
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany (women)
Fourth placeFlag of Iraq (2004-2008).svg  Iraq (men)
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden (women)
Tournament statistics
Matches played52
Goals scored156 (3 per match)
Attendance601,052 (11,559 per match)
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The football tournament at the 2004 Summer Olympics started on 11 August (two days before the opening ceremony), and ended on 28 August.

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.

2004 Summer Olympics Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, held in Athens in 2004

The 2004 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad and commonly known as Athens 2004, was a premier international multi-sport event held in Athens, Greece, from 13 to 29 August 2004 with the motto Welcome Home.

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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] The men's tournament allows up to three overage players to join the U-23 squads.

Summer Olympic Games international multi-sport event

The Summer Olympic Games or the Games of the Olympiad, first held in 1896, is a major international multi-sport event held once every four years. The most recent Olympics were held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) organises the Games and oversees the host city's preparations. In each Olympic event, gold medals are awarded for first place, silver medals are awarded for second place, and bronze medals are awarded for third place; this tradition began in 1904. The Winter Olympic Games were created due to the success of the Summer Olympics.

FIFA International governing body of association football

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association is an organization which describes itself as an international governing body of association football, fútsal, beach soccer, and efootball. FIFA is responsible for the organization of football's major international tournaments, notably the World Cup which commenced in 1930 and the Women's World Cup which commenced in 1991.

Football at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Mens tournament

The men's football tournament at the 2004 Summer Olympics featured 16 men's national teams from the six continental confederations. The 16 teams were drawn into four groups of four, in which each team would play each of the others once. At the end of the group stage, the top two teams advanced to the knockout stage, beginning with the quarter-finals and culminating with the final at Athens' Olympic Stadium on 28 August 2004.

The men's tournament was won by Argentina, coached by Marcelo Bielsa, which held a record of having won every match without conceding a goal in the tournament. The Golden Boot was won by Argentina's Carlos Tevez. The women's tournament was won by the United States.

Argentina national football team Mens national association football team representing Argentina

The Argentina national football team represents Argentina in football. Argentina's home stadium is Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti in Buenos Aires.

Marcelo Bielsa Argentine footballer and manager

Marcelo Alberto Bielsa Caldera is an Argentine football manager who is head coach of English side Leeds United.

Carlos Tevez Argentine association football player

Carlos Alberto Tevez is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Boca Juniors and the Argentina national team. His energy, skill and goalscoring rate have made him an indispensable player for his club sides throughout his career, in the eyes of fellow players and media alike.

Venues

Olympic Stadium (Athens) part of the Athens Olympic Sports Complex

The Olympic Stadium of Athens "Spyros Louis" is a sports stadium in Athens, Greece. It is a part of the Athens Olympic Sports Complex and is named after the first modern Olympic marathon gold medalist in 1896, Spyros Louis. The stadium hosts two of the biggest sport clubs in Greece, Panathinaikos and AEK Athens. The stadium served as the main stadium during the 2004 Summer Olympics.

Athens Capital and largest city of Greece

Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece. Athens dominates the Attica region and is one of the world's oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning over 3,400 years and its earliest human presence starting somewhere between the 11th and 7th millennium BC.

Karaiskakis Stadium football stadium

The Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium, commonly referred to as the Karaiskakis Stadium, is a football stadium in Piraeus, Athens, Greece, and the home of Olympiacos. With a capacity of 32,115, it is the largest football-only stadium and the second largest football stadium overall in Greece. It is named after Georgios Karaiskakis, a military commander of the Greek War of Independence, who is considered a national hero and was mortally wounded in the area.

Men

EventGoldSilverBronze
Men's footballFlag of Argentina.svg  Argentina  (ARG)
Roberto Ayala
Nicolás Burdisso
Wilfredo Caballero
Fabricio Coloccini
César Delgado
Andrés D'Alessandro
Leandro Fernández
Luciano Figueroa
Cristian 'Kily' González
Luis González
Mariano González
Gabriel Heinze
Germán Lux
Javier Mascherano
Nicolás Medina
Clemente Rodríguez
Mauro Rosales
Javier Saviola
Carlos Tevez
Coach: Marcelo Bielsa
Flag of Paraguay (1990-2013).svg  Paraguay  (PAR)
Rodrigo Romero
Emilio Martínez
Julio Manzur
Carlos Gamarra
José Devaca
Celso Esquivel
Pablo Giménez
Edgar Barreto
Fredy Barreiro
Diego Figueredo
Aureliano Torres
Pedro Benítez
Julio César Enciso
Julio González
Ernesto Cristaldo
Osvaldo Díaz
José Cardozo
Diego Barreto
Coach: Carlos Jara Saguier
Flag of Italy (2003-2006).svg  Italy  (ITA)
Marco Amelia
Andrea Barzagli
Daniele Bonera
Cesare Bovo
Giorgio Chiellini
Daniele De Rossi
Simone Del Nero
Marco Donadel
Matteo Ferrari
Andrea Gasbarroni
Alberto Gilardino
Emiliano Moretti
Giandomenico Mesto
Angelo Palombo
Ivan Pelizzoli
Giampiero Pinzi
Andrea Pirlo
Giuseppe Sculli
Coach: Claudio Gentile

Women

EventGoldSilverBronze
Women's footballFlag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Briana Scurry
Heather Mitts
Christie Rampone
Cat Reddick
Lindsay Tarpley
Brandi Chastain
Shannon Boxx
Angela Hucles
Mia Hamm
Aly Wagner
Julie Foudy
Cindy Parlow
Kristine Lilly
Joy Fawcett
Kate Markgraf
Abby Wambach
Heather O'Reilly
Kristin Luckenbill
Coach: April Heinrichs
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA)
Andréia
Maravilha
Mônica
Tânia
Juliana
Daniela
Rosana
Renata Costa
Aline
Formiga
Elaine
Maycon
Pretinha
Marta
Cristiane
Roseli
Dayane
Grazielle
Coach: Renê Simões
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)
Silke Rottenberg
Kerstin Stegemann
Kerstin Garefrekes
Steffi Jones
Sarah Günther
Viola Odebrecht
Pia Wunderlich
Petra Wimbersky
Birgit Prinz
Renate Lingor
Martina Müller
Navina Omilade
Sandra Minnert
Isabell Bachor
Sonja Fuss
Conny Pohlers
Ariane Hingst
Nadine Angerer
Coach: Tina Theune-Meyer

FIFA Fair play award

Women's tournament

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