Argentina and Iraq win the FIFA Fair Play Trophy
The FIFA Fair Play Trophy at the Olympic Games Athens 2004 has been won by Argentina and Iraq. The two teams share the award after finishing level and follow in the footsteps of Brazil (Sydney 2000) and the Argentinian side of 1996 (Atlanta).
At all its competitions, FIFA rewards the team(s) who displayed the greatest loyalty and whose on- and off-pitch behaviour was the best. FIFA presents the winning team with a trophy and each of its members with a medal and a certificate. Argentina and Iraq will also receive a voucher worth US$10,000 for the purchase of adidas equipment to be used exclusively for developing youth football in their countries.
In addition to claiming the Fair Play Trophy and the Gold Medal, Argentina pulled off a feat without precedent in FIFA's annals. Never in the history of FIFA competitions (since 1930) - all age categories, Men's and Women's events included - has a team won the title without conceding a single goal.