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

VenuesEdit

QualificationEdit

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

Means of qualification Berths Qualified
Host nation 1 23x15px Australia
AFC Preliminary Competition 3 23x15px Kuwait
23x15px Japan
23x15px South Korea
CAF Preliminary Competition 4 23x15px Cameroon
23x15px Morocco
23x15px Nigeria
23x15px South Africa
CONCACAF Preliminary Competition 2 23x15px Honduras (winner)
23x15px United States (runner-up)
2000 CONMEBOL Pre-Olympic Tournament 2 23x15px Brazil (winner)
23x15px Chile (runner-up)
OFC Preliminary Competition 0 Eliminated in playoffs
2000 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship 4 23x15px Italy (winner)
23x15px Czech Republic (runner-up)
23x15px Spain (third-place)
23x15px 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 officialsEdit

Africa
Asia
North and Central America
South America
Europe
Oceania

SeedingEdit

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

SquadsEdit

Main article: Football at the 2000 Summer Olympics - Men's team squads

First roundEdit

Group AEdit

Group A Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px Italy 321031+27
23x15px Honduras 320163+36
23x15px Australia 310245–13
23x15px Nigeria 301226–41
13 September 2000
18:30
Nigeria 23x15px 0–3 23x15px Honduras
Suazo Goal 36'76'
León Goal 60'
Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Attendance: 13,386
Referee: Ľuboš Micheľ (Slovakia)

13 September 2000
20:00
Australia 23x15px 0–1 23x15px Italy
Pirlo Goal 81'

16 September 2000
18:30
Italy 23x15px 2–1 23x15px Honduras
Comandini Goal 22'
Ambrosini Goal 18'
Nesta Goal 29' (o.g.)
Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Attendance: 18,301
Referee: Lu Jun (China)

16 September 2000
20:00
Australia 23x15px 3–2 23x15px Nigeria
Foxe Goal 41'
Wehrman Goal 44'
Curcija Goal 57'
Ikedia Goal 16'
Agali Goal 64'
Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 38,080
Referee: Carlos Simon (Brazil)

19 September 2000
18:30
Italy 23x15px 0–0 23x15px Nigeria
Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Attendance: 18,340
Referee: Felipe Ramos (Mexico)

19 September 2000
20:00
Australia 23x15px 1–2 23x15px Honduras
Rosales Goal 51' (o.g.) Suazo Goal 3'60'
Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 37,894
Referee: Mourad Daami (Tunisia)

Group BEdit

Group B Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px Spain 321071+67
23x15px Chile 321042+27
23x15px South Korea 310215–43
23x15px Morocco 300315–40
14 September 2000
18:30
South Korea 23x15px 0–4 23x15px Spain
Report Velamazán Goal 10'56'
José Mari Goal 26'
Xavi Goal 37'
Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Attendance: 14,060
Referee: Felipe Ramos (Mexico)

14 September 2000
20:00
Morocco 23x15px 1–2 23x15px Chile
Ouchla Goal 79' Zamorano Goal 36'45+1' (pen.)
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Attendance: 22,654
Referee: Saad Mane (Kuwait)

17 September 2000
18:30
South Korea 23x15px 1–0 23x15px Morocco
Lee Chun-Soo Goal 53'
Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Attendance: 12,753
Referee: Herbert Fandel (Germany)

17 September 2000
20:00
Spain 23x15px 1–1 23x15px Chile
Lacruz Goal 54' Olarra Goal 24'

20 September 2000
18:30
South Korea 23x15px 0–1 23x15px Chile
Zamorano Goal 34'
Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Attendance: 16,309
Referee: Ľuboš Micheľ (Slovakia)

20 September 2000
20:00
Spain 23x15px 2–0 23x15px Morocco
José Mari Goal 33'
Gabri Goal 90'
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Attendance: 24,623
Referee: Lu Jun (China)

Group CEdit

Group C Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px United States 321073+47
23x15px Cameroon 312054+15
23x15px Czech Republic 310245–13
23x15px Kuwait 301237–41
13 September 2000
19:00
Cameroon 23x15px 2–2 23x15px Kuwait
M'Boma Goal 76'
Lauren Goal 86'
Mutairi Goal 63'
Mubarak Goal 88'

13 September 2000
20:00
United States 23x15px 3–2 23x15px Czech Republic
Albright Goal 21'
Wolff Goal 44'
Donovan Goal 78'
Jankulovski Goal 28'
Došek Goal 52' (pen.)
Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Attendance: 24,800
Referee: Carlos Simon (Brazil)

16 September 2000
19:00
Czech Republic 23x15px 2–1 23x15px Kuwait
Heinz Goal 2'
Lengyel Goal 90+1'
Mutairi Goal 56'

16 September 2000
20:00
United States 23x15px 1–1 23x15px Cameroon
Vagenas Goal 64' M'Boma Goal 16'
Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Attendance: 22,379
Referee: Mario Sánchez Yanten (Chile)

19 September 2000
19:00
Czech Republic 23x15px 1–2 23x15px Cameroon
Došek Goal 74' Lauren Goal 24'
Alnoudji Goal 55'

19 September 2000
20:00
United States 23x15px 3–0 23x15px Kuwait
Califf Goal 40'
Albright Goal 63'
Donovan Goal 88'

Group DEdit

Group D Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px Brazil 320134–16
23x15px South Africa 312052+35
23x15px Slovakia 302145–12
23x15px Japan 302134–12
14 September 2000
19:00
Brazil 23x15px 2–1 23x15px Slovakia
Edu Goal 30'
Cisovský Goal 68' (o.g.)
Porázik Goal 26'

14 September 2000
20:00
South Africa 23x15px 1–1 23x15px Japan
Nomvethe Goal 31' Takahara Goal 79'
Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Attendance: 17,500
Referee: Stéphane Bré (France)

17 September 2000
19:00
Brazil 23x15px 0–3 23x15px South Africa
Fortune Goal 10'
Nomvethe Goal 74'
Lekoelea Goal 90'

17 September 2000
20:00
Slovakia 23x15px 2–2 23x15px Japan
Mintál Goal 54'
Porázik Goal 83'
Nakata Goal 67'
Inamoto Goal 74'
Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Attendance: 15,289
Referee: Falla N'Doye (Senegal)

20 September 2000
19:00
Brazil 23x15px 1–0 23x15px Japan
Alex Goal 5'

20 September 2000
20:00
Slovakia 23x15px 1–1 23x15px South Africa
Šlahor Goal 72' McCarthy Goal 75'
Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Attendance: 14,562
Referee: Mario Sánchez Yanten (Chile)

Knockout stageEdit

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

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
23 September - Adelaide        
 23x15px United States  4
26 September - Sydney
 23x15px South Africa  0  
 23x15px United States  1
23 September - Sydney
   23x15px Italy  2  
 23x15px Italy (a.e.t)  1
30 September - Sydney
 23x15px Chile  0  
 23x15px Italy  0
23 September - Brisbane
   23x15px Spain  2
 23x15px Brazil  2
26 September - Melbourne
 23x15px Cameroon  0  
 23x15px Brazil  0 Third place
23 September - Melbourne
   23x15px Spain  2  
 23x15px Spain  3  23x15px United States (p)  0 (4)
 23x15px Honduras  0    23x15px Brazil  0 (1)
29 September - Sydney

Quarter-finalsEdit

23 September 2000
18:30
United States 23x15px 4 – 0 23x15px South Africa
Wolff Goal 24'
Donovan Goal 32'
Vagenas Goal 47' (pen.)79'

23 September 2000
19:00
Brazil 23x15px 2 – 0 23x15px Cameroon
Edu Goal 43'
Ronaldinho Goal 90+4'

23 September 2000
20:00
Italy 23x15px 1 – 0 (a.e.t.) 23x15px Chile
Baronio Golden goal in the 103rd minute 103'  (GG)
Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 38,134
Referee: Carlos Simon (Brazil)

23 September 2000
20:00
Spain 23x15px 3 – 0 23x15px Honduras
Gabri Goal 42'72'
Lacruz Goal 87'
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Attendance: 44,425
Referee: Saad Mane (Kuwait)

Semi-finalsEdit

26 September 2000
20:00
United States 23x15px 1 – 2 23x15px Italy
Vagenas Goal 42' (pen.) Comandini Goal 55'
Pirlo Goal 68'
Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 39,800
Referee: Mourad Daami (Tunisia)

26 September 2000
21:00
Brazil 23x15px 0 – 2 23x15px Spain
Tamudo Goal 24'
Angulo Goal 30'

Bronze medal matchEdit

Gold medal matchEdit

30 September 2000
12:00
Italy 23x15px 0 – 2 23x15px Spain
Xavi Goal 2'
Gabri Goal 45'
Olympic Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 104,098
Referee: Felipe Ramos (Mexico)

Final rankingEdit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Spain Spain (ESP) 6510141+1316
2 Italy Italy (ITA) 632154+111
3 United States United States (USA) 6321125+711
4 Brazil Brazil (BRA) 631256–110
5 Chile Chile (CHI) 422042+28
6 Honduras Honduras (HON) 42026606
7 Cameroon Cameroon (CMR) 412156−15
8 South Africa South Africa (RSA) 312156−15
9 Czech Republic Czech Republic (CZE) 310245−13
10 Australia Australia (AUS) 310245−13
11 South Korea South Korea (KOR) 310215–43
12 Slovakia Slovakia (SVK) 302145–12
13 Japan Japan (JPN) 302134–12
14 Kuwait Kuwait (KUW) 301237–41
15 Nigeria Nigeria (NGR) 301226–41
16 Morocco Morocco (MAR) 300315−40

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