Football at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament

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2004 Men's Olympic football tournament
Olympic rings without rims.svg
Tournament details
Host country Greece
Dates 11 August – 28 August
Teams 16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 6 (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Argentina (1st title)
Runners-up  Paraguay
Third place  Italy
Fourth place  Iraq
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 101 (3.16 per match)
Attendance 401,415 (12,544 per match)
Top scorer(s) Argentina Carlos Tevez
(8 goals)
2000
2008

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.

Qualification

The following 16 teams qualified for the 2004 Olympics football tournament.

Means of qualification Berths Qualified
Host nation 1  Greece
AFC Preliminary Competition 3  Iraq
 Japan
 South Korea
CAF Preliminary Competition 4  Ghana
 Mali
 Morocco
 Tunisia
CONCACAF Preliminary Competition 2  Mexico (winner)
 Costa Rica (runner-up)
2004 CONMEBOL Men Pre-Olympic Tournament 2  Argentina (winner)
 Paraguay (runner-up)
OFC Preliminary Competition 1  Australia
2004 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship 3  Italy (winner)
 Serbia and Montenegro (runner-up)
Portugal Portugal (third-place)
Total 16

Match officials

Seeding

Pot 1: Europe Pot 2: Americas Pot 3: Africa Pot 4: Asia and Oceania

Final tournament

Key:

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

First round

Group A

Qualified for the quarterfinals


Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Mali 3 1 2 0 5 3 +2 5
 South Korea 3 1 2 0 6 5 +1 5
 Mexico 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
 Greece 3 0 1 2 4 7 −3 1

11 August 2004
20:30
South Korea  2–2  Greece
Kim D.J. Goal 43'
Vyntra Goal 64' (o.g.)
Report Taralidis Goal 78'
Papadopoulos Goal 82' (pen.)

11 August 2004
20:30
Mali  0–0  Mexico
Report

14 August 2004
20:30
South Korea  1–0  Mexico
Kim J.W. Goal 16' Report
Karaiskakis Stadium, Piraeus
Attendance: 14,026
Referee: Claus Bo Larsen (Denmark)

14 August 2004
20:30
Greece  0–2 Mali 
Report Berthe Goal 2'
N'Diaye Goal 45'

17 August 2004
20:30
South Korea  3–3 Mali 
Cho J.J. Goal 57'59'
Tamboura Goal 64' (o.g.)
Report N'Diaye Goal 7'24'55'
Kaftanzoglio Stadium, Thessaloniki
Attendance: 3,320
Referee: Éric Poulat (France)

17 August 2004
20:30
Greece  2–3  Mexico
Taralidis Goal 82' (pen.)
Stoltidis Goal 90+3'
Report Márquez Goal 47'
Bravo Goal 70'86'
Panthessaliko Stadium, Volos
Attendance: 21,597
Referee: Divine Evehe (Cameroon)

Group B

Qualified for the quarterfinals


Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Paraguay 3 2 0 1 6 5 +1 6
 Italy 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4
 Ghana 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
 Japan 3 1 0 2 6 7 −1 3

12 August 2004
20:30
Paraguay  4–3  Japan
Giménez Goal 5'
Cardozo Goal 26'37'
Torres Goal 62'
Report Ono Goal 22' (pen.)53' (pen.)
Ōkubo Goal 81'

12 August 2004
20:30
Ghana  2–2  Italy
Pappoe Goal 36'
Appiah Goal 45+1'
Report Pinzi Goal 49'
Gilardino Goal 83'
Panthessaliko Stadium, Volos
Attendance: 7,012
Referee: Horacio Elizondo (Argentina)

15 August 2004
20:30
Paraguay  1–2  Ghana
Gamarra Goal 76' Report Tiero Goal 81'
Appiah Goal 84'

15 August 2004
20:30
Japan  2–3  Italy
Abe Goal 21'
Takamatsu Goal 90+1'
Report De Rossi Goal 3'
Gilardino Goal 8'36'
Panthessaliko Stadium, Volos
Attendance: 9,487
Referee: Jorge Larrionda (Uruguay)

18 August 2004
20:30
Paraguay  1–0  Italy
Bareiro Goal 14' Report
Karaiskakis Stadium, Piraeus
Attendance: 24,160
Referee: Claus Bo Larsen (Denmark)

18 August 2004
20:30
Japan  1–0  Ghana
Ōkubo Goal 37' Report
Panthessaliko Stadium, Volos
Attendance: 6,813
Referee: Kyros Vassaras (Greece)

Group C

Qualified for the quarterfinals


Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Argentina 3 3 0 0 9 0 +9 9
 Australia 3 1 1 1 6 3 +3 4
 Tunisia 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 4
 Serbia and Montenegro 3 0 0 3 3 14 −11 0

11 August 2004
20:30
Tunisia  1–1  Australia
Zitouni Goal 69' Report Aloisi Goal 45'
Pankritio Stadium, Heraklion
Attendance: 15,757
Referee: Kyros Vassaras (Greece)

11 August 2004
20:30
Argentina  6–0  Serbia and Montenegro
Delgado Goal 11'
C. González Goal 17'
Tevez Goal 42'43'
Heinze Goal 74'
Rosales Goal 77'
Report

14 August 2004
20:30
Serbia and Montenegro  1–5  Australia
Radonjić Goal 72' Report Cahill Goal 11'
Aloisi Goal 45+1'57'
Elrich Goal 60'86'

14 August 2004
20:30
Argentina  2–0  Tunisia
Tevez Goal 39'
Saviola Goal 72'
Report
Pampeloponnisiako Stadium, Patras
Attendance: 5,112
Referee: Éric Poulat (France)

17 August 2004
20:30
Argentina  1–0  Australia
D'Alessandro Goal 9' Report
Karaiskakis Stadium, Piraeus
Attendance: 26,338
Referee: Essam Abd El Fatah (Egypt)

17 August 2004
20:30
Serbia and Montenegro  2–3  Tunisia
Krasić Goal 70'
Vukčević Goal 87'
Report Clayton Goal 41'
Jedidi Goal 83' (pen.)
Zitouni Goal 89'

Group D

Qualified for the quarterfinals


Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Iraq 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3 6
 Costa Rica 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
 Morocco 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
Portugal Portugal 3 1 0 2 6 9 −3 3

12 August 2004
20:30
Costa Rica  0–0  Morocco
Report
Pankritio Stadium, Heraklion
Attendance: 3,212
Referee: Massimo De Santis (Italy)

12 August 2004
20:30
Iraq  4–2 Portugal Portugal
E. Mohammed Goal 16'
H. Mohammed Goal 29'
Y. Mahmoud Goal 56'
Sader Goal 90+3'
Report Jabar Goal 13' (o.g.)
Bosingwa Goal 45'
Pampeloponnisiako Stadium, Patras
Attendance: 5,689
Referee: Divine Evehe (Cameroon)

15 August 2004
20:30
Costa Rica  0–2  Iraq
Report H. Mohammed Goal 67'
Karim Goal 72'
Karaiskakis Stadium, Piraeus
Attendance: 12,150
Referee: Charles Ariiotima (Tahiti)

15 August 2004
20:30
Morocco  1–2 Portugal Portugal
Bouden Goal 85' Report Ronaldo Goal 40'
R. Costa Goal 73'
Pankritio Stadium, Heraklion
Attendance: 7,581
Referee: Carlos Batres (Guatemala)

18 August 2004
20:30
Morocco  2–1  Iraq
Bouden Goal 69' (pen.)
Aqqal Goal 77'
Report Sader Goal 63'

18 August 2004
20:30
Costa Rica  4–2 Portugal Portugal
Villalobos Goal 50'
Meira Goal 68' (o.g.)
Saborío Goal 71'
Brenes Goal 90+1'
Report Almeida Goal 29'
Ribeiro Goal 54'
Pankritio Stadium, Heraklion
Attendance: 11,218
Referee: Carlos Torres (Paraguay)

Knockout stage

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
21 August – Piraeus        
  Mali  0
24 August – Piraeus
  Italy  1  
  Italy  0
21 August – Patras
      Argentina  3  
  Argentina  4
28 August – Athens
  Costa Rica  0  
  Argentina  1
21 August – Heraklion    
    Paraguay  0
  Iraq  1
24 August – Thessaloniki
  Australia  0  
  Iraq  1 Bronze medal match
21 August – Thessaloniki
      Paraguay  3   27 August – Thessaloniki
  Paraguay  3
  Italy  1
  South Korea  2  
  Iraq  0
 

Quarter-finals

21 August 2004
18:00
Mali  0–1 (a.e.t.)  Italy
Report Bovo Goal 116'
Karaiskakis Stadium, Piraeus
Attendance: 27,543
Referee: Carlos Torres (Paraguay)

21 August 2004
18:00
Iraq  1–0  Australia
E. Mohammed Goal 64' Report
Pankritio Stadium, Heraklion
Attendance: 10,023
Referee: Carlos Batres (Guatemala)

21 August 2004
21:00
Argentina  4–0  Costa Rica
Delgado Goal 24'
Tevez Goal 43'82'83'
Report
Pampeloponnisiako Stadium, Patras
Attendance: 9,929
Referee: Kyros Vassaras (Greece)

21 August 2004
21:00
Paraguay  3–2  South Korea
Bareiro Goal 19'71'
Cardozo Goal 61'
Report Lee C.S. Goal 74'79' (pen.)

Semi-finals

24 August 2004
18:00
Italy  0–3  Argentina
Report Tevez Goal 16'
Lucho González Goal 69'
M. González Goal 84'
Karaiskakis Stadium, Piraeus
Attendance: 30,910
Referee: Benito Archundia (Mexico)

24 August 2004
21:00
Iraq  1–3  Paraguay
Farhan Goal 83' Report Cardozo Goal 17'34'
Bareiro Goal 68'
Kaftanzoglio Stadium, Thessaloniki
Attendance: 6,213
Referee: Éric Poulat (France)

Bronze Medal match

27 August 2004
20:30
Italy  1–0  Iraq
Gilardino Goal 8' Report

Gold Medal match

28 August 2004
10:00
Argentina  1–0  Paraguay
Tevez Goal 18' Report
Olympic Stadium, Athens
Attendance: 41,116
Referee: Kyros Vassaras (Greece)

Final ranking

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Argentina (ARG) 6 6 0 0 17 0 +17 18
2  Paraguay (PAR) 6 4 0 2 12 9 +3 12
3  Italy (ITA) 6 3 1 2 7 8 −1 10
4  Iraq (IRQ) 6 3 0 3 9 8 +1 9
5  Mali (MLI) 4 1 2 1 5 4 +1 5
6  South Korea (KOR) 4 1 2 1 8 8 0 5
7  Australia (AUS) 4 1 1 2 6 4 +2 4
8  Costa Rica (CRC) 4 1 1 2 4 8 −4 4
9  Ghana (GHA) 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
10  Morocco (MAR) 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
 Mexico (MEX) 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
12  Tunisia (TUN) 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 4
13  Japan (JPN) 3 1 0 2 6 7 −1 3
14  Portugal (POR) 3 1 0 2 6 9 −3 3
15  Greece (GRE) 3 0 1 2 4 7 −3 1
16  Serbia and Montenegro (SCG) 3 0 0 3 3 14 −11 0

Statistics

Goalscorers

With eight goals, Carlos Tevez of Argentina is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 101 goals were scored by 65 different players, with four of them credited as own goals.

References

External links

  • Olympic Football Tournaments Athens 2004 – Men, FIFA.com
  • RSSSF Summary
  • FIFA Technical Report
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