Football at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament

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2016 Women's Olympic Football Tournament
Olympic rings without rims.svg
Tournament details
Host country  Brazil
Dates 3–19 August 2016
Teams 12 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 7 (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Germany (1st title)
Runners-up  Sweden
Third place  Canada
Fourth place  Brazil
Tournament statistics
Matches played 26
Goals scored 66 (2.54 per match)
Attendance 635,885 (24,457 per match)
Top scorer(s) Germany Melanie Behringer (5 goals)
Fair play award  Sweden
2012
2020

The women's football tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics was held from 3 to 19 August 2016,[1] it was the 6th edition of the women's Olympic football tournament. Together with the men's competition, the 2016 Summer Olympics football tournament was held in six cities in Brazil, including Olympic host city Rio de Janeiro, which hosted the final at the Maracanã Stadium.[2] There were no player age restrictions for teams participating in the women's competition.

In March 2016, it was agreed that the competition would be part of IFAB's trial to allow a fourth substitute to be made during extra time.[3] Title holders and 2012 Summer Olympics gold Olympic medalists the United States, were eliminated in a loss against Sweden in a penalty shoot-out in the quarter-finals. This marked the first time that the United States has not progressed to the semi-finals in a major international tournament.

Germany won their first gold medal by defeating Sweden 2–1 in the final.[4][5] Canada won bronze after beating host Brazil with the same scoreline in the bronze medal game.[6]

Competition schedule[edit]

The match schedule of the women's tournament was unveiled on 10 November 2015.[7][8]

G Group stage ¼ Quarterfinals ½ Semifinals B 3rd place play-off F Final
Wed 3 Thu 4 Fri 5 Sat 6 Sun 7 Mon 8 Tue 9 Wed 10 Thu 11 Fri 12 Sat 13 Sun 14 Mon 15 Tue 16 Wed 17 Thu 18 Fri 19
G G G ¼ ½ B F

Qualification[edit]

In addition to host nation Brazil, 11 women's national teams qualified from six separate continental confederations. FIFA ratified the distribution of spots at the Executive Committee meeting in March 2014.[9]

Means of qualification Dates4 Venue4 Berths Qualified
Host country 2 October 2009 Denmark Denmark 1  Brazil
2014 Copa América[10] 11–28 September 2014  Ecuador 1  Colombia
2015 FIFA World Cup[11]
(for UEFA eligible teams)5
6 June – 5 July 2015  Canada 2  France
 Germany
2015 CAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament[12] 2–18 October 2015 Various (home and away) 2  South Africa
 Zimbabwe6
2016 OFC Olympic Qualifying Tournament[13] 23 January 2016  Papua New Guinea 1  New Zealand
2016 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship[14] 10–21 February 2016  United States 2  Canada
 United States
2016 AFC Olympic Qualifying Tournament[15] 29 February – 9 March 2016  Japan[16] 2  Australia
 China PR
2016 UEFA Olympic Qualifying Tournament[17] 2–9 March 2016  Netherlands 1  Sweden
Total 12
  • ^4 Dates and venues are those of final tournaments (or final round of qualification tournaments), various qualification stages may precede matches at these specific venues.
  • ^5 England finished in the top three among UEFA teams in the World Cup, however England is not an IOC member and talks for them to compete as Great Britain broke down.
  • ^6 Nations making their Olympic tournament debut

Venues[edit]

The tournament was held in seven venues across six cities:

Squads[edit]

The women's tournament was a full international tournament with no restrictions on age, each team had to submit a squad of 18 players, two of whom must be goalkeepers. Each team might also have a list of four alternate players, who would replace any player in the squad in case of injury during the tournament.[18]

Match officials[edit]

On 2 May 2016, FIFA released the list of match referees that would officiate at the Olympics.[19]

Confederation Referee Assistants
AFC Rita Gani (Malaysia) Allyson Flynn (Australia)
Naomi Teshirogi (Japan)
Ri Hyang-ok (North Korea) Hong Kum-nyo (North Korea)
Cui Yongmei (China)
CAF Gladys Lengwe (Zambia) Bernadettar Kwimbira (Malawi)
Souad Oulhaj (Morocco)
CONCACAF Carol Chenard (Canada) Marie-Josée Charbonneau (Canada)
Suzanne Morisset (Canada)
Lucia Venegas (Mexico) Enedina Caudillo (Mexico)
Mayte Chávez (Mexico)
CONMEBOL Olga Miranda (Paraguay) Mariana de Almeida (Argentina)
Yoleida Lara (Venezuela)
Claudia Umpierrez (Uruguay) Loreto Toloza (Chile)
Neuza Back (Brazil)
OFC Anna-Marie Keighley (New Zealand) Sarah Jones (New Zealand)
Lata Kaumatule (Tonga)
UEFA Teodora Albon (Romania) Petruța Iugulescu (Romania)
Mária Súkeníková (Slovakia)
Stéphanie Frappart (France) Manuela Nicolosi (France)
Yolanda Parga (Spain)
Kateryna Monzul (Ukraine) Nataliya Rachynska (Ukraine)
Sanja Rođak-Karšić (Croatia)
Esther Staubli (Switzerland) Lucie Ratajová (Czech Republic)
Chrysoula Kourompylia (Greece)
Support Referee Melissa Borjas (Honduras)
María Carvajal (Chile)

Draw[edit]

The draw for the tournament was held on 14 April 2016, 10:30 BRT (UTC−3), at the Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro.[20] The 12 teams in the women's tournament were drawn into three groups of four teams,[21] the teams were seeded into four pots based on the FIFA Ranking of March 2016 (in brackets in the table).[22] The hosts Brazil were automatically assigned into position E1. No groups can contain more than one team from the same confederation.[23]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

Group stage[edit]

The top two teams of each group and the two best third-placed teams advanced to the quarter-finals, the rankings of teams in each group were determined as follows:[18]

  1. points obtained in all group matches;
  2. goal difference in all group matches;
  3. number of goals scored in all group matches;

If two or more teams were equal on the basis of the above three criteria, their rankings were determined as follows:

  1. points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  2. goal difference in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  3. number of goals scored in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  4. drawing of lots by the FIFA Organising Committee.

The groups were denoted as groups E, F and G to avoid confusion with the groups of the men's tournament which used designations A–D.

Group E[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Brazil (H) 3 2 1 0 8 1 +7 7 Quarter-finals
2  China PR 3 1 1 1 2 3 −1 4
3  Sweden 3 1 1 1 2 5 −3 4
4  South Africa 3 0 1 2 0 3 −3 1
Source: Rio2016 & FIFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Sweden  1–0  South Africa
Fischer Goal 76' Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Brazil  3–0  China PR
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Attendance: 27,618[25]
Referee: Carol Chenard (Canada)

South Africa  0–2  China PR
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Gu Yasha Goal 45+1'
Tan Ruyin Goal 87'
Brazil  5–1  Sweden
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Schelin Goal 89'
Attendance: 43,384[27]
Referee: Lucia Venegas (Mexico)

South Africa  0–0  Brazil
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Attendance: 38,415[28]
China PR  0–0  Sweden
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Attendance: 7,648[29]
Referee: Olga Miranda (Paraguay)

Group F[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Canada 3 3 0 0 7 2 +5 9 Quarter-finals
2  Germany 3 1 1 1 9 5 +4 4
3  Australia 3 1 1 1 8 5 +3 4
4  Zimbabwe 3 0 0 3 3 15 −12 0
Source: Rio2016 & FIFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Canada  2–0  Australia
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Zimbabwe  1–6  Germany
Basopo Goal 50' Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Attendance: 20,521[31]
Referee: Rita Gani (Malaysia)

Canada  3–1  Zimbabwe
Beckie Goal 7'35'
Sinclair Goal 19' (pen.)
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Chirandu Goal 86'
Attendance: 30,295[32]
Referee: Olga Miranda (Paraguay)
Germany  2–2  Australia
Däbritz Goal 45+2'
Bartusiak Goal 88'
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Kerr Goal 6'
Foord Goal 45'
Attendance: 37,475[33]
Referee: Anna-Marie Keighley (New Zealand)

Germany  1–2  Canada
Behringer Goal 13' (pen.) Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Tancredi Goal 26'60'
Attendance: 8,227[34]
Referee: Ri Hyang-ok (North Korea)
Australia  6–1  Zimbabwe
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Msipa Goal 90+1'

Group G[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  United States 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7 Quarter-finals
2  France 3 2 0 1 7 1 +6 6
3  New Zealand 3 1 0 2 1 5 −4 3
4  Colombia 3 0 1 2 2 7 −5 1
Source: Rio2016 & FIFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
United States  2–0  New Zealand
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Attendance: 10,059[36]
France  4–0  Colombia
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Attendance: 6,847[37]
Referee: Ri Hyang-ok (North Korea)

United States  1–0  France
Lloyd Goal 64' Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Attendance: 11,782[38]
Referee: Claudia Umpierrez (Uruguay)
Colombia  0–1  New Zealand
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Hearn Goal 31'
Attendance: 8,505[39]
Referee: Gladys Lengwe (Zambia)

Colombia  2–2  United States
C. Usme Goal 26'90' Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
C. Dunn Goal 41'
Pugh Goal 59'
Attendance: 30,557[40]
New Zealand  0–3  France
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Le Sommer Goal 38'
Cadamuro Goal 63'90+2' (pen.)
Attendance: 7,350[41]
Referee: Lucia Venegas (Mexico)

Ranking of third-placed teams[edit]

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 F  Australia 3 1 1 1 8 5 +3 4 Knockout stage
2 E  Sweden 3 1 1 1 2 5 −3 4
3 G  New Zealand 3 1 0 2 1 5 −4 3
Source: Rio2016
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Lots drawn by FIFA

Knockout stage[edit]

In the knockout stages, if a match is level at the end of normal playing time, extra time is played (two periods of 15 minutes each) and followed, if necessary, by a penalty shoot-out to determine the winner.[18]

On 18 March 2016, the FIFA Executive Committee agreed that the competition would be part of the International Football Association Board's trial to allow a fourth substitute to be made during extra time.[3]

 
Quarter-finals Semi-finals Gold medal match
 
                   
 
12 August — Belo Horizonte
 
 
 Brazil (p) 0 (7)
 
16 August — Rio de Janeiro (Mar.)
 
 Australia 0 (6)
 
 Brazil 0 (3)
 
12 August — Brasília
 
 Sweden (p) 0 (4)
 
 United States 1 (3)
 
19 August — Rio de Janeiro (Mar.)
 
 Sweden (p) 1 (4)
 
 Sweden 1
 
12 August — São Paulo
 
 Germany 2
 
 Canada 1
 
16 August — Belo Horizonte
 
 France 0
 
 Canada 0
 
12 August — Salvador
 
 Germany 2 Bronze medal match
 
 China PR 0
 
19 August — São Paulo
 
 Germany 1
 
 Brazil 1
 
 
 Canada 2
 

Quarter-finals[edit]

United States  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Sweden
Morgan Goal 77' Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Blackstenius Goal 61'
Penalties
Morgan Penalty missed
Horan Penalty scored
Lloyd Penalty scored
Brian Penalty scored
Press Penalty missed
3–4 Penalty scored Schelin
Penalty scored Asllani
Penalty missed Sembrant
Penalty scored Seger
Penalty scored Dahlkvist
Attendance: 13,892[42]
Referee: Anna-Marie Keighley (New Zealand)

China PR  0–1  Germany
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Behringer Goal 76'

Canada  1–0  France
Schmidt Goal 56' Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Attendance: 38,688[44]
Referee: Claudia Umpierrez (Uruguay)

Semi-finals[edit]

Brazil  0–0 (a.e.t.)  Sweden
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Penalties
Marta Penalty scored
Cristiane Penalty missed
Andressa Alves Penalty scored
Rafaelle Penalty scored
Andressa Penalty missed
3–4 Penalty scored Schelin
Penalty missed Asllani
Penalty scored Seger
Penalty scored Fischer
Penalty scored Dahlkvist
Attendance: 70,454[46]
Referee: Lucia Venegas (Mexico)

Canada  0–2  Germany
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Behringer Goal 21' (pen.)
Däbritz Goal 59'
Attendance: 5,641[47]
Referee: Ri Hyang-ok (North Korea)

Bronze medal match[edit]

Brazil  1–2  Canada
Beatriz Goal 79' Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Attendance: 39,718[48]

Gold medal match[edit]

Sweden  1–2  Germany
Blackstenius Goal 67' Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Marozsán Goal 48'
Sembrant Goal 62' (o.g.)
Attendance: 52,432[49]
Referee: Carol Chenard (Canada)

Goalscorers[edit]

5 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

Final ranking[edit]

As 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 Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1st, gold medalist(s)  Germany 6 4 1 1 14 6 +8 13 Gold Medal
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Sweden 6 1 3 2 4 8 −4 6 Silver Medal
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Canada 6 5 0 1 10 5 +5 15 Bronze Medal
4  Brazil (H) 6 2 3 1 9 3 +6 9 Fourth place
5  United States 4 2 2 0 6 3 +3 8 Eliminated in
quarter-finals
6  France 4 2 0 2 7 2 +5 6
7  Australia 4 1 2 1 8 5 +3 5
8  China PR 4 1 1 2 2 4 −2 4
9  New Zealand 3 1 0 2 1 5 −4 3 Eliminated in
group stage
10  South Africa 3 0 1 2 0 3 −3 1
11  Colombia 3 0 1 2 2 7 −5 1
12  Zimbabwe 3 0 0 3 3 15 −12 0
Source: Rio2016
(H) Host.

See also[edit]

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