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)
Venue(s)5 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions United States (2nd title)
Runners-up Brazil
Third place Germany
Fourth place Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches played20
Goals scored55 (2.75 per match)
Attendance208,637 (10,432 per match)
Top scorer(s)Brazil Cristiane
Germany Birgit Prinz
(5 goals each)
Fair play award Japan
 Sweden
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 26 August 2004.

Qualification[edit]

Several qualification tournaments were held to determine the participating nations.[3]

Venues[edit]

The tournament was held in five venues across five cities:

Seeding[edit]

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).[4] 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).[5]

Pot 1: Europe Pot 2: Americas Pot 3: Rest of the World

Squads[edit]

Match officials[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Competing countries were divided into three groups: two containing three teams (groups E and F) and one containing four teams (group G). Teams in each group played one another in a round-robin. The top two teams of each group advanced to the knockout stage, along with the third-placed team from the four-team group (group G) and the better-ranked third-placed team from the three-team groups (groups E and F).

Key:

  • Teams highlighted in green went through to the knockout stages.

Group E[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Sweden 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
 Nigeria 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
 Japan 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 3
Sweden 0–1 Japan
Report Arakawa Goal 24'
Attendance: 10.104
Referee: Gaye (Senegal)

Japan 0–1 Nigeria
Report Okolo Goal 55'
Attendance: 14.126

Sweden 2–1 Nigeria
Marklund Goal 68'
Moström Goal 73'
Report Akide Goal 25'
Attendance: 21.597
Referee: de Oliveira (Brazil)

Group F[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Germany 2 2 0 0 10 0 +10 6
 Mexico 2 0 1 1 1 3 −2 1
 China PR 2 0 1 1 1 9 −8 1
Germany 8–0 China PR
Prinz Goal 13'21'73'88'
Wunderlich Goal 65'
Lingor Goal 76' (pen.)
Pohlers Goal 82'
Müller Goal 90'
Report

China PR 1–1 Mexico
Ji Goal 34' Report Domínguez Goal 11'
Attendance: 5.112
Referee: Ionescu (Romania)

Germany 2–0 Mexico
Wimbersky Goal 20'
Prinz Goal 79'
Report
Attendance: 26.338
Referee: Szokolai (Australia)

Group G[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 United States 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5 7
 Brazil 3 2 0 1 8 2 +6 6
 Australia 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
 Greece 3 0 0 3 0 11 −11 0
Greece 0–3 United States
Report Boxx Goal 14'
Wambach Goal 30'
Hamm Goal 82'
Attendance: 15.757
Referee: Palmqvist (Sweden)

Brazil 1–0 Australia
Marta Goal 36' Report

Greece 0–1 Australia
Report Garriock Goal 27'
Attendance: 8.857
Referee: D'Coth (India)

United States 2–0 Brazil
Hamm Goal 58' (pen.)
Wambach Goal 77'
Report

Greece 0–7 Brazil
Report Pretinha Goal 21'
Cristiane Goal 46'55'77'
Grazielle Goal 49'
Marta Goal 70'
Daniela Goal 72'
Attendance: 7.214
Referee: Frai (Germany)

United States 1–1 Australia
Lilly Goal 19' Report Peters Goal 82'
Attendance: 3.320
Referee: Ionescu (Romania)

Ranking of third-placed teams from groups of three[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Japan 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 3
 China PR 2 0 1 1 1 9 −8 1

Knockout stage[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
20 August – Patras
 
 
 Germany2
 
23 August – Heraklio
 
 Nigeria1
 
 Germany1
 
20 August – Thessaloniki
 
 United States2
 
 United States2
 
26 August – Athens
 
 Japan1
 
 United States2
 
20 August – Heraklio
 
 Brazil1
 
 Mexico0
 
23 August – Patras
 
 Brazil5
 
 Sweden0
 
20 August – Volos
 
 Brazil1 Bronze medal match
 
 Sweden2
 
26 August – Athens
 
 Australia1
 
 Germany1
 
 
 Sweden0
 

Quarter-finals[edit]

Germany 2–1 Nigeria
Jones Goal 76'
Pohlers Goal 81'
Report Akide Goal 49'
Attendance: 2.531
Referee: D'Coth (India)

United States 2–1 Japan
Lilly Goal 43'
Wambach Goal 59'
Report Yamamoto Goal 48'

Mexico 0–5 Brazil
Report Cristiane Goal 25'49'
Formiga Goal 29'54'
Marta Goal 60'
Attendance: 3.012
Referee: Gaye (Senegal)

Sweden 2–1 Australia
Ljungberg Goal 25'
Larsson Goal 30'
Report De Vanna Goal 48'

Semi-finals[edit]

United States 2–1 (a.e.t.) Germany
Lilly Goal 33'
O'Reilly Goal 99'
Report Bachor Goal 90+2'
Attendance: 5.165
Referee: Szokolai (Australia)

Brazil 1–0 Sweden
Pretinha Goal 64' Report

Bronze medal match[edit]

Germany 1–0 Sweden
Lingor Goal 17' Report
Attendance: 10,416

Gold medal match[edit]

United States 2–1 (a.e.t.) Brazil
Tarpley Goal 39'
Wambach Goal 112'
Report Pretinha Goal 73'

Statistics[edit]

Goalscorers[edit]

There were 55 goals scored in 20 matches, for an average of 2.75 goals per match. Cristiane of Brazil and Birgit Prinz of Germany finished as the top scorers of the tournament, with each scoring five goals.

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

Source: FIFA[3]

Assists[edit]

3 assists

2 assists

1 assist

Source: FIFA[3]

FIFA Fair Play Award[edit]

Japan and Sweden won the FIFA Fair Play Award, given to the team with the best record of fair play during the tournament. Every match in the tournament was taken into account, though only teams that played at least three matches were eligible to win the award.[3]

Pos Team Pts
1  Japan 857
 Sweden 857
3  Australia 843
4  China PR 815
5  Germany 811
6  Nigeria 781
7  Brazil 772
8  United States 762
9  Greece 752
10  Mexico 686

Tournament ranking[edit]

Per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-outs are counted as draws.

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1 G  United States 6 5 1 0 12 4 +8 16 Gold medal
2 G  Brazil 6 4 0 2 15 4 +11 12 Silver medal
3 F  Germany 5 4 0 1 14 3 +11 12 Bronze medal
4 E  Sweden 5 2 0 3 4 5 −1 6 Fourth place
5 G  Australia 4 1 1 2 3 4 −1 4 Eliminated in
quarter-finals
6 E  Nigeria 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 3
7 E  Japan 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1 3
8 F  Mexico 3 0 1 2 1 8 −7 1
9 F  China PR 2 0 1 1 1 9 −8 1 Eliminated in
group stage
10 G  Greece (H) 3 0 0 3 0 11 −11 0
Source: FIFA[3]
(H) Host.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Palmqvist was replaced by Dianne Ferreira-James (Guyana) after 90 minutes due to dehydration.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SI.com – Wambach gives U.S. veterans golden parting gift in extra time – Thursday August 26, 2004 7:26PM". Sportsillustrated.cnn.com. 26 August 2004. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  2. ^ "SI.com – Writers – Michael Silver: Fitting farewell for U.S. soccer's Fab Five – Friday August 27, 2004 2:55PM". Sportsillustrated.cnn.com. 27 August 2004. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d e Report and Statistics – Olympic Football Tournaments Athens 2004 (PDF). FIFA. Zürich. 2004. Retrieved 5 February 2021.
  4. ^ "Regulations of the Olympic Football Tournaments Games of the XXVIIIth Olympiad Athens 2004" (PDF). FIFA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 July 2004. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Olympic Football Tournaments: FIFA Emergency Committee approves venue and kick-off time for men's Final as well as format for women's competition". FIFA. 28 July 2003. Archived from the original on 20 April 2004. Retrieved 3 February 2017.

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