Olympic Football Tournaments Sydney 2000 - Men

Olympic Football Tournaments Sydney 2000 - Men

13 September - 30 September 2000

Olympic Football Tournaments 2000 - Men

United States lead both Fair Play standings

The US men and women both lead the FIFA Fair Play standings after the first round of matches in the Sydney 2000 Olympic Football Tournaments.

The American men have a proud average of 904.7 points from a possible 1,000 after their three Group C. That gives them a substantial lead over Brazil, in second place with 847.7, marginally ahead of Chile on 847.5.

The American women, meanwhile - who won the Fair Play Award as well as the gold medal at the 1996 Olympics -- have a similarly clear lead over Norway and Brazil equal in second place. The US have an average of 847.5, Norway and Brazil each have 790.3.

The FIFA Fair Play Award goes to the team that shows the best standard of behaviour both on and off the field of play, taking into account the team's respect for opponents, referees, officials and spectators, as well as their attitude to positive attacking play.

Only the teams which go through from the group phase come into consideration for the awards, as it is felt that pressure on the teams mounts as the tournaments progress, making fair play all the more important.

The men's Fair Play Award in 1996 went to Argentina.