Football at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament

men's association football tournament during the 2008 Olympic Summer Games

2008 Football at the Summer Olympics was held in China from 7 to 23 August.

2008 Men's Olympic Football Tournament
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Tournament details
Host countryChina
Dates7 – 23 August
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)6 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Argentina (2nd title)
Runners-up Nigeria
Third place Brazil
Fourth place Belgium
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored75 (2.34 per match)
Attendance1,404,254 (43,883 per match)
Top scorer(s)Italy Giuseppe Rossi
(4 goals)
2004
2012

ResultsEdit

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Argentina 3 3 0 0 5 1 +4 9
  Ivory Coast 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 6
  Australia 3 0 1 2 1 3 -2 1
  Serbia 3 0 1 2 3 7 -4 1

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Nigeria 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7
  Netherlands 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
  United States 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
  Japan 3 0 0 3 1 4 -3 0

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Brazil 3 3 0 0 9 0 +9 9
  Belgium 3 2 0 1 3 1 +2 6
  China PR 3 0 1 2 1 6 -5 1
  New Zealand 3 0 1 2 1 7 -6 1

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Italy 3 2 1 0 6 0 +6 7
  Cameroon 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
  South Korea 3 1 1 1 2 4 -2 4
  Honduras 3 0 0 3 0 5 -5 0

Knockout stage​Edit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Third place
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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