Olympics - Greece 2004

Discussion in 'Women's International' started by nsa, Oct 2, 2003.

  1. nsa

    nsa Member+

    New England Revolution; Boston Breakers
    United States
    Feb 22, 1999
    Notboston, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    With today's results, Sweden is in the Olympics for 2004 and defending champion Norway is out.

    The winner of Germany-Russia will be the other European representative in the 8 team field.

    Does Greece get an automatic entry as host?
     
  2. DennisM

    DennisM Member

    Dec 10, 2000
    Nya Sverige
    Greece does.
     
  3. IASocFan

    IASocFan Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 13, 2000
    IOWA
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    How are the other 5 slots allocated?

    I know CONCACAF plays Feb 2-12, 2004, to determine the CONCACAF qualifers. Does the winner or the top two qualify for the Olympics?
     
  4. IASocFan

    IASocFan Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 13, 2000
    IOWA
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  5. DennisM

    DennisM Member

    Dec 10, 2000
    Nya Sverige
    CAF is also have a qualification tournament as well.
     
  6. DCUPopeAndLillyFan

    Apr 20, 2000
    Colorado
    Other 7 slots - there are 10 teams this time around.

    UEFA: 3 (Sweden & Germany + host Greece)
    CONCACAF: 2 (tournament in Mexico in Feb)
    ASIA: 2 (tourney sometime)
    AFR: 1 (tourney sometime)
    Oceania: 1 (tourney sometime)
    CONMEBOL: 1 (tourney sometime)

    Only UEFA used the WC to determine its slots.
     
  7. franco

    franco New Member

    Jul 24, 2003
    USA
    like i care

    whatever, not very democratic the way things are done here
     
  8. Bauser

    Bauser Member+

    Dec 23, 2000
    Norway
    Club:
    Fredrikstad FK
    It is worth noticing that USA despite home advantage didn't meet the UEFA requirements to qualify for the Olympics.

    So if USA had been a UEFA member, there would be no trip to Athens.

    As the tournament has unfolded, Norway needed to reach the final of the World Cup to even be allowed to participate in the Olympics next year. Silly.

    Instead Mighty Mighty Greece takes our place.
     
  9. Treetaliano

    Treetaliano Member

    Jun 29, 2002
    San Diego
    Then you shouldn't have lost to an inferior opponent...
     
  10. CAFAN

    CAFAN Member

    May 30, 2003
    25.09.2003 – CONCACAF announced today that the 2004 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualification Final Round has been relocated from Mexico to Costa Rica, and it will now take place from 25 February – 7 March. The CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying Finals will remain in Mexico as it is slated for 2-12 February 2004.

    http://www.canadasoccer.com/eng/media/viewArtical.asp?Press_ID=1483
     
  11. soccerfreak #1

    soccerfreak #1 New Member

    Oct 6, 2003
    Cologne
    will be great to see greece in a major tournament.

    they will be the worst team ever to play in such an event!

    they didn´t even come close to be callified for the WC.

    they won only one single match in their qualifiction group, despite having no major team against them!
    (the group was won by yugoslavia, that didn´t come close to qualification either)

    they will lose all their games in double figures, so all the other teams in the olympics should pray to have them in their group!
     
  12. nordby1

    nordby1 Member

    Sep 4, 2001
    SAN DIEGO
    Club:
    Lillestrom SK
    Nat'l Team:
    Norway
    Greece Taking a UEFA Spot in the Olympics

    Which inferior opponent did Norway lose to during the past year?? :confused: The only teams Norway lost to in the WC were the #1 ranked U.S. team and Brazil, which I believe was ranked 6th prior to the WC, but should probably be ranked higher than Norway now. The U.S., Brazil, and Norway all belong in the 2004 Olympics, but Greece clearly doesn't.
     
  13. donzerly

    donzerly New Member

    Feb 24, 2002
    Toronto
    Asia: March/April, Japan
    Africa: March
    Oceania: March 2-15, Cook Islands
     
  14. DCUPopeAndLillyFan

    Apr 20, 2000
    Colorado
    If you hadn't gotten creamed by Brazil you'd have played Sweden in the quarters heads-up for an Olympic berth. Sweden managed to beat Brazil.
     
  15. Canadian_Supporter

    Staff Member

    Dec 20, 1999
    Prostějov, CR
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Actually their tournament began in June. Unfortunately four of the eight team pulled out of the preliminary round. Thus, the four other teams had walk overs.

    The first round begins the weekend of October 24th.
     

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