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Football at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament

Football at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament
Tournament details
Host country Australia
Dates 13 – 30 September
Teams 16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 6 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Cameroon (1st title)
Runners-up  Spain
Third place  Chile
Fourth place  United States
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 103 (3.22 per match)
Attendance 1,034,500 (32,328 per match)
Top scorer(s) Iván Zamorano
(6 goals)

A men's football tournament was held at the 2000 Summer Olympic Games for the 20th time.

The Gold Medal game, played at the Stadium Australia, attracted the Olympic Games Football attendance record of 104,098 to break the previous record of 101,799 set at the Rose Bowl for the Gold Medal game of the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.

Contents

  • Medal winners 1
  • Venues 2
  • Qualification 3
  • Match officials 4
  • Seeding 5
    • Squads 5.1
    • First round 5.2
      • Group A 5.2.1
      • Group B 5.2.2
      • Group C 5.2.3
      • Group D 5.2.4
    • Knockout stage 5.3
      • Quarter-finals 5.3.1
      • Semi-finals 5.3.2
      • Bronze medal match 5.3.3
      • Gold medal match 5.3.4
  • Final ranking 6
  • Statistics 7
    • Goalscorers 7.1
  • References 8
  • Bibliography 9
  • External links 10

Medal winners

Gold Silver Bronze
 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 Ngom Kome
Geremi
Patrick Suffo
Pierre Womé
 Spain (ESP)
David Albelda
Iván Amaya
Miguel Ángel Angulo
Daniel Aranzubia
Joan Capdevila
Jordi Ferrón
Gabriel García
Xavi
Jesús María Lacruz
Albert Luque
Carlos Marchena
Felip Ortiz
Carles Puyol
José María Romero
Ismael Ruiz
Raúl Tamudo
Antonio Velamazán
Unai Vergara
 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

Venues

Qualification

The following 16 teams qualified for the 2000 Olympic men's football tournament:

Means of qualification Berths Qualified
Host nation 1  Australia
AFC Preliminary Competition 3  Kuwait
 Japan
 South Korea
CAF Preliminary Competition 4  Cameroon
 Morocco
 Nigeria
 South Africa
CONCACAF Preliminary Competition 2  Honduras (winner)
 United States (runner-up)
2000 CONMEBOL Pre-Olympic Tournament 2  Brazil (winner)
 Chile (runner-up)
OFC Preliminary Competition 0 Eliminated in playoffs
2000 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship 4  Italy (winner)
 Czech Republic (runner-up)
 Spain (third-place)
 Slovakia (fourth-place)
Total 16

Four countries competed for the first time in 2000: the Czech Republic and Slovakia (previously champions together as Czechoslovakia at the 1980 Summer Olympics), South Africa and Honduras.

Match officials

Seeding

Pot 1: Africa Pot 2: Americas Pot 3: Europe Pot 4: Rest of the World

Squads

First round

Group A

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Italy 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7
 Nigeria 3 1 2 0 7 6 +1 5
 Honduras 3 1 1 1 6 7 –1 4
 Australia 3 0 0 3 3 6 –3 0
13 September 2000
18:30

Nigeria  3–3  Honduras
Igbinadolor  50'
Agali  78'
Aiyegbeni  90+1'
Report Suazo  36'76'
León  60'
Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Attendance: 13,386
Referee: Ľuboš Micheľ (Slovakia)

13 September 2000
20:00

Australia  0–1  Italy
Report Pirlo  81'

16 September 2000
18:30

Italy  3–1  Honduras
Comandini  12'22'
Ambrosini  18'
Report Nesta  29' (o.g.)
Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Attendance: 18,301
Referee: Lu Jun (China)

16 September 2000
20:00

Australia  2–3  Nigeria
Foxe  41'
Wehrman  44'
Report Ikedia  16'
Aghahowa  22'
Agali  64'
Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 38,080
Referee: Carlos Simon (Brazil)

19 September 2000
18:30

Italy  1–1  Nigeria
Okunowo  65' (o.g.) Report Lawal  40'
Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Attendance: 18,340
Referee: Felipe Ramos (Mexico)

19 September 2000
20:00

Australia  1–2  Honduras
Rosales  51' (o.g.) Report Suazo  3'60'
Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 37,788
Referee: Mourad Daami (Tunisia)

Group B

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Chile 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4 6
 Spain 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6
 South Korea 3 2 0 1 2 3 –1 6
 Morocco 3 0 0 3 1 7 –6 0
14 September 2000
18:30

South Korea  0–3  Spain
Report Velamazán  10'
José Mari  26'
Xavi  37'
Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Attendance: 14,060
Referee: Felipe Ramos (Mexico)

14 September 2000
20:00

Morocco  1–4  Chile
Ouchla  79' Report Zamorano  36'45+1' (pen.)55'
Navia  72' (pen.)
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Attendance: 22,654
Referee: Saad Mane (Kuwait)

17 September 2000
18:30

South Korea  1–0  Morocco
Lee Chun-soo  53' Report
Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Attendance: 12,753
Referee: Herbert Fandel (Germany)

17 September 2000
20:00

Spain  1–3  Chile
Lacruz  54' Report Olarra  24'
Navia  41'90'

20 September 2000
18:30

South Korea  1–0  Chile
Lee Dong-gook  28' Report
Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Attendance: 16,309
Referee: Ľuboš Micheľ (Slovakia)

20 September 2000
20:00

Spain  2–0  Morocco
José Mari  33'
Gabri  90'
Report
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Attendance: 24,623
Referee: Lu Jun (China)

Group C

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 United States 3 1 2 0 6 4 +2 5
 Cameroon 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1 5
 Kuwait 3 1 0 2 6 8 –2 3
 Czech Republic 3 0 2 1 5 6 –1 2
13 September 2000
19:00

Cameroon  3–2  Kuwait
Alnoudji  37'
M'Boma  76'
Lauren  86'
Report Mutairi  63'
Mubarak  88'

13 September 2000
20:00

United States  2–2  Czech Republic
Albright  21'
Wolff  44'
Report Jankulovski  28'
Došek  52' (pen.)
Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Attendance: 24,800
Referee: Carlos Simon (Brazil)

16 September 2000
19:00

Czech Republic  2–3  Kuwait
Heinz  2'
Lengyel  90+1'
Report Mutairi  56'
Saeed  64'73'
Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane
Attendance: 22,182
Referee: Mourad Daami (Tunisia)

16 September 2000
20:00

United States  1–1  Cameroon
Vagenas  64' Report M'Boma  16'
Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Attendance: 22,379
Referee: Mario Sánchez Yanten (Chile)

19 September 2000
19:00

Czech Republic  1–1  Cameroon
Došek  74' Report Lauren  24'
Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane
Attendance: 23,442
Referee: Simon Micallef (Australia)

19 September 2000
20:00

United States  3–1  Kuwait
Califf  40'
Albright  63'
Donovan  88'
Report Najem  83'
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Attendance: 19,684
Referee: Herbert Fandel (Germany)

Group D

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 6
 Japan 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
 South Africa 3 1 0 2 5 5 0 3
 Slovakia 3 1 0 2 4 6 –2 3
14 September 2000
19:00

Brazil  3–1  Slovakia
Edu  30'
Cisovský  68' (o.g.)
Alex  90+1'
Report Porázik  26'
Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane
Attendance: 24,616
Referee: Simon Micallef (Australia)

14 September 2000
20:00

South Africa  1–2  Japan
Nomvethe  31' Report Takahara  45+1'79'
Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Attendance: 17,500
Referee: Stéphane Bré (France)

17 September 2000
19:00

Brazil  1–3  South Africa
Edu  11' Report Fortune  10'
Nomvethe  74'
Lekoelea  90'

17 September 2000
20:00

Slovakia  1–2  Japan
Porázik  83' Report Nakata  67'
Inamoto  74'
Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Attendance: 15,289
Referee: Falla N'Doye (Senegal)

20 September 2000
19:00

Brazil  1–0  Japan
Alex  5' Report
Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane
Attendance: 36,608
Referee: Stéphane Bré (France)

20 September 2000
20:00

Slovakia  2–1  South Africa
Czinege  64'
Šlahor  72'
Report McCarthy  75'
Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Attendance: 14,562
Referee: Mario Sánchez Yanten (Chile)

Knockout stage

Note: Extra time periods were played under the golden goal rule.

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
23 September - Adelaide        
  United States (p)  2 (5)
26 September - Sydney
  Japan  2 (4)  
  United States  1
23 September - Sydney
      Spain  3  
  Italy  0
30 September - Sydney
  Spain  1  
  Spain  2 (3)
23 September - Brisbane    
    Cameroon (p)  2 (5)
  Brazil  1
26 September - Melbourne
  Cameroon (aet)  2  
  Cameroon  2 Bronze medal match
23 September - Melbourne
      Chile  1   29 September - Sydney
  Chile  4
  United States  0
  Nigeria  1  
  Chile  2
 

Quarter-finals

23 September 2000
18:30

United States  2 – 2 (a.e.t.)  Japan
Wolff  68'
Vagenas  90' (pen.)
Report Yanagisawa  30'
Takahara  72'
  Penalties  
Vagenas
Agoos
Donovan
Wolff
Victorine
5 – 4 Nakamura
Inamoto
Morioka
Nakata
Myojin
Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Attendance: 18,345
Referee: Felix Tangawarima (Zimbabwe)

23 September 2000
19:00

Brazil  1 – 2 (a.e.t.)  Cameroon
Ronaldinho  90+4' Report M'Boma  17'
M'Bami  113'  (GG)
Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane
Attendance: 37,332
Referee: Herbert Fandel (Germany)

23 September 2000
20:00

Italy  0 – 1  Spain
Report Gabri  86'
Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 38,134
Referee: Carlos Simon (Brazil)

23 September 2000
20:00

Chile  4 – 1  Nigeria
Contreras  17'
Zamorano  18'
Navia  42'
Tello  65'
Report Agali  76'
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Attendance: 44,425
Referee: Saad Mane (Kuwait)

Semi-finals

26 September 2000
20:00
Spain  3 – 1  United States
Tamudo  16'
Angulo  25'
José Mari  87'
Report Vagenas  42' (pen.)
Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 39,800
Referee: Mourad Daami (Tunisia)

26 September 2000
21:00
Chile  1 – 2  Cameroon
Abanda  78' (o.g.) Report M'Boma  84'
Lauren  89' (pen.)
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Attendance: 64,338
Referee: Stéphane Bré (France)

Bronze medal match

29 September 2000
20:00
Chile  2 – 0  United States
Zamorano  69' (pen.)84' Report
Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 26,381
Referee: Simon Micallef (Australia)

Gold medal match

30 September 2000
12:00
Cameroon  2 – 2 (a.e.t.)  Spain
Amaya  53' (o.g.)
Eto'o  58'
Report Xavi  2'
Gabri  45'
  Penalties  
Mboma
Eto'o
Geremi
Lauren
Wome
5 – 3 Xavi
Capdevila
Amaya
Albelda
Olympic Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 114,000[1]
Referee: Felipe Ramos (Mexico)

Final ranking

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Cameroon (CMR) 6 3 3 0 11 8 +3 12
2  Spain (ESP) 6 4 1 1 12 6 +6 13
3  Chile (CHI) 6 4 0 2 14 6 +8 12
4  United States (USA) 6 1 3 2 9 11 –2 6
5  Italy (ITA) 4 2 1 1 5 3 +2 7
6  Japan (JPN) 4 2 1 1 6 5 +1 7
7  Brazil (BRA) 4 2 0 2 6 6 0 6
8  Nigeria (NGR) 4 1 2 1 8 10 –2 5
9  South Korea (KOR) 3 2 0 1 2 3 −1 6
10  Honduras (HON) 3 1 1 1 6 7 –1 4
11  South Africa (RSA) 3 1 0 2 5 5 0 3
12  Kuwait (KUW) 3 1 0 2 6 8 −2 3
13  Slovakia (SVK) 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 3
14  Czech Republic (CZE) 3 0 2 1 5 6 −1 2
15  Australia (AUS) 3 0 0 3 3 6 −3 0
16  Morocco (MAR) 3 0 0 3 1 7 −6 0

Statistics

Goalscorers

With six goals, Iván Zamorano of Chile is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 103 goals were scored by 62 different players, with six of them credited as own goals.

6 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goals

References

  1. ^ Higham 2012, p. 99.

Bibliography

  • Higham, James (2012). Sport Tourism Destinations. Routledge.  

External links

  • Olympic Football Tournaments Sydney 2000 - Men, FIFA.com
  • RSSSF Summary
  • FIFA Technical Report (Part 1), (Part 2), (Part 3) and (Part 4)
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