Football at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament

1996 edition of the women's association football tournament during the Olympic Summer Games

1996 Football at the Summer Olympics was held in the United States from July 21 to August 1.

1996 Women's Olympic Football Tournament
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Tournament details
Host countryUnited States
DatesJuly 21 – August 1
Teams8 (from 4 confederations)
Venue(s)5 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions United States (1st title)
Runners-up China PR
Third place Norway
Fourth place Brazil
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored53 (3.31 per match)
Attendance691,762 (43,235 per match)
Top scorer(s)Brazil Pretinha
Norway Ann Kristin Aarønes
Norway Linda Medalen
(4 goals each)
Fair play award United States
2000

ResultsEdit

Group stageEdit

Group EEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  China PR 3 2 1 0 7 1 +6 7
  United States 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 7
  Sweden 3 1 0 2 4 5 -1 3
  Denmark 3 0 0 3 2 11 -9 0

Group FEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Norway 3 2 1 0 9 4 +5 7
  Brazil 3 1 2 0 5 3 +2 5
  Germany 3 1 1 1 6 6 0 4
  Japan 3 0 0 3 2 9 -7 0

Knockout stageEdit

  Semifinals Final
July 28 – Athens, Georgia
   China PR  3  
   Brazil  2  
 
August 1 – Athens
       China PR  1
     United States  2
Third place
July 28 – Athens, Georgia August 1 – Athens
   Norway  1    Brazil  0
   United States (AET)  2      Norway  2

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