Football at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament

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2004 Women's Olympic
football tournament
Olympic rings without rims.svg
Tournament details
Host countryGreece
Dates11 – 26 August
Teams10 (from 6 confederations)
Final positions
ChampionsFlag of the United States.svg  United States (2nd title)
Runners-upFlag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
Third placeFlag of Germany.svg  Germany
Fourth placeFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches played20
Goals scored55 (2.75 per match)
Attendance208,637 (10,432 per match)
Top scorer(s) Flag of Brazil.svg Cristiane
Flag of Germany.svg Birgit Prinz (5 goals)
2000
2008

Women's Olympic Football tournament was held for the third time at the 2004 Summer Olympics. [1] [2] The tournament featured 10 women's national teams from six continental confederations. The 10 teams were drawn into two groups of three and one group of four and each group played a round-robin tournament. At the end of the group stage, the top teams from each group advanced to the knockout stage, beginning with the quarter-finals and culminating with the gold medal match at Karaiskakis Stadium on August 26, 2004.

Football at the Summer Olympics football competition

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.

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.

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.

Contents

Qualification

The following qualification tournaments were held to determine the participating nations. [3] . [4] .

Seeding

Originally, the tournament was planned to form two groups of five teams in the group stage, then play a knockout stage by four teams (two top teams in each group). [5] The format is later changed: the tournament is to form three groups of three or four teams in the group stage, then play a knockout stage by eight teams (two top teams in each group and two best third-placed teams from three groups). [6]

Pot 1: EuropePot 2: AmericasPot 3: Rest of the World

Squads

Final tournament

Key:

First round

Group A

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 21012203
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 21012203
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 21011103
Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg0–1Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
Report Arakawa Soccerball shade.svg 24'
Attendance: 10.104
Referee: Gaye (Senegal)

Japan  Flag of Japan.svg0–1Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
Report Okolo Soccerball shade.svg 55'
Attendance: 14.126

Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg2–1Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
Marklund Soccerball shade.svg 68'
Moström Soccerball shade.svg 73'
Report Akide Soccerball shade.svg 25'
Attendance: 21.597
Referee: de Oliveira (Brazil)

Group B

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 2200100+106
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 201113−21
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 201119−81
Germany  Flag of Germany.svg8–0Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
Prinz Soccerball shade.svg 13', 21', 73', 88'
Wunderlich Soccerball shade.svg 65'
Lingor Soccerball shade.svg 76' (pen.)
Pohlers Soccerball shade.svg 82'
Müller Soccerball shade.svg 90'
Report
Attendance: 14.657
Referee: Seitz (United States)

China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg1–1Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
Ji Soccerball shade.svg 34' Report Domínguez Soccerball shade.svg 11'
Attendance: 5.112
Referee: Ionescu (Romania)

Germany  Flag of Germany.svg2–0Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
Wimbersky Soccerball shade.svg 20'
Prinz Soccerball shade.svg 79'
Report
Attendance: 26.338
Referee: Szokolaia (Hungary)

Group C

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 321061+57
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 320182+66
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 31112204
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 3003011−110
Greece  Flag of Greece.svg0–3Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Report Boxx Soccerball shade.svg 14'
Wambach Soccerball shade.svg 30'
Hamm Soccerball shade.svg 82'
Attendance: 15.757
Referee: Palmqvist (Sweden)

Brazil  Flag of Brazil.svg1–0Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Marta Soccerball shade.svg 36' Report

Greece  Flag of Greece.svg0–1Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Report Garriock Soccerball shade.svg 27'
Attendance: 8.857
Referee: D'Coth (India)

United States  Flag of the United States.svg2–0Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
Hamm Soccerball shade.svg 58' (pen.)
Wambach Soccerball shade.svg 77'
Report

Greece  Flag of Greece.svg0–7Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
Report Pretinha Soccerball shade.svg 21'
Cristiane Soccerball shade.svg 46', 55', 77'
Grazielle Soccerball shade.svg 49'
Marta Soccerball shade.svg 70'
Daniela Soccerball shade.svg 72'
Attendance: 7.214
Referee: Frai (Germany)

United States  Flag of the United States.svg1–1Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Lilly Soccerball shade.svg 19' Report Peters Soccerball shade.svg 82'
Attendance: 3.320
Referee: Ionescu (Romania)

Knockout stage

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
August 20 – Patras
 
 
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 2
 
August 23 – Heraklio
 
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 1
 
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 1
 
August 20 – Thessaloniki
 
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 2
 
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 2
 
August 26 – Athens
 
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1
 
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 2
 
August 20 – Heraklio
 
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 1
 
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 0
 
August 23 – Patras
 
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 5
 
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 0
 
August 20 – Volos
 
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 1 Bronze medal match
 
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 2
 
August 26 – Athens
 
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 1
 
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 1
 
 
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 0
 

Quarter finals

Germany  Flag of Germany.svg2–1Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
Jones Soccerball shade.svg 76'
Pohlers Soccerball shade.svg 81'
Report Akide Soccerball shade.svg 49'
Pampeloponnisiako Stadium, Patras
Attendance: 2.531
Referee: D'Coth (India)

United States  Flag of the United States.svg2–1Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
Lilly Soccerball shade.svg 43'
Wambach Soccerball shade.svg 59'
Report Yamamoto Soccerball shade.svg 48'
Kaftanzoglio Stadium, Thessaloniki
Attendance: 1.418
Referee: de Oliveira (Brazil)

Mexico  Flag of Mexico.svg0–5Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
Report Cristiane Soccerball shade.svg 25', 49'
Formiga Soccerball shade.svg 29', 54'
Marta Soccerball shade.svg 60'
Pankritio Stadium, Heraklio
Attendance: 3.012
Referee: Gaye (Senegal)

Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg2–1Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Ljungberg Soccerball shade.svg 25'
Larsson Soccerball shade.svg 30'
Report De Vanna Soccerball shade.svg 48'
Panthessaliko Stadium, Volos
Attendance: 4.811
Referee: Damková (Czech Republic)

Semi finals

United States  Flag of the United States.svg2 – 1 (a.e.t.)Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Lilly Soccerball shade.svg 33'
O'Reilly Soccerball shade.svg 99'
Report Bachor Soccerball shade.svg 90+2'
Pankritio Stadium, Heraklio
Attendance: 5.165
Referee: Szokolai (Hungary)

Brazil  Flag of Brazil.svg1–0Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Pretinha Soccerball shade.svg 64' Report

Bronze Medal match

Germany  Flag of Germany.svg1–0Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Lingor Soccerball shade.svg 17' Report
Karaiskaki Stadium, Piraeus
Attendance: 10,416
Referee: Kari Seitz (United States)

Gold Medal match

United States  Flag of the United States.svg2 – 1 (a.e.t.)Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
Tarpley Soccerball shade.svg 39'
Wambach Soccerball shade.svg 112'
Report Pretinha Soccerball shade.svg 73'
Karaiskaki Stadium, Piraeus
Attendance: 10,416
Referee: Jenny Palmqvist (Sweden) replaced by Ferreira-James (Guyana) after 90 minutes due to dehydration

Final ranking

RankTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
1Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)6510124+816
2Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA)6402154+1112
3Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)5401143+1112
4Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)520345−16
5Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)411234−14
6Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria  (NGR)310234−13
7Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)310223−13
8Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico  (MEX)301218−71
9Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)201119−81
10Flag of Greece.svg  Greece  (GRE)3003011−110

Statistics

Goalscorers

With five goals, Cristiane of Brazil and Birgit Prinz of Germany are the top scorers in the tournament. In total, 55 goals were scored by 33 different players, with none of them credited as own goal.

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

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