FIFA Fair Play Award at Sydney 2000
FIFA will again be offering its Fair Play Award to the teams in the men's and women's Olympic Football Tournaments that show the best behaviour on and off the field of play.
The Award - including an elegant Fair Play statuette trophy -- will be based upon the teams' attitude towards their opponents, referees and spectators, as well as to their general approach to playing attacking and attractive football. The number of red and yellow cards will also be taken into consideration, as well as the delegations' behaviour outside the stadium.
When a team is accompanied by a large group of fans, the behaviour of these spectators will also be assessed as a factor.
Four years ago at the 1996 Games, the United States won the women's Fair Play Award and the men's award went to Argentina.
Each of the 48 matches at the Sydney 2000 Games will be preceded by the familiar march-in of the teams led by youngsters carrying the yellow FIFA Fair Play flag, an integral part of the ongoing FIFA Fair Play campaign.