Football at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament

2008 edition of the women's association football tournament during the Olympic Summer Games

The women's football tournament at the 2012 Summer Olympics was held held in Beijing and 4 other cities in the China. The tournament had 12 teams. The group stage began two days before the opening ceremony, August 6. The United States won the tournament against Brazil, winning their 3rd olympic gold medal.

2008 Women's Olympic football tournament
Tournament details
Host countryChina
Dates6 August - 21 August
Teams12
Venue(s)5 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions United States (3rd title)
Runners-up Brazil
Third place Germany
Fourth place Japan
Tournament statistics
Matches played26
Goals scored64 (2.46 per match)
Attendance740,014 (28,462 per match)
Top scorer(s)Brazil Cristiane
2004
2012

QualificationEdit

 
The teams in the tournament.

The following teams qualified:

Group stageEdit

Group EEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  China 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7
  Sweden 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
  Canada 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
  Argentina 3 0 0 3 1 5 –4 0

Group FEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Brazil 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7
  Germany 3 2 1 0 2 0 +2 7
  North Korea 3 1 0 2 2 3 –1 3
  Nigeria 3 0 0 3 1 5 –4 0

Group GEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  United States 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6
  Norway 3 2 0 1 4 5 –1 6
  Japan 3 1 1 1 7 4 +3 4
  New Zealand 3 0 1 2 2 7 –5 1

Ranking of third place teamsEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Japan 3 1 1 1 7 4 +3 4
  Canada 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
  North Korea 3 1 0 2 2 3 –1 3

Knockout stageEdit

The games had a single-elimination format. When a team lost a match, the tournament was ended for them. In other words, when a team won, the women continued to play until only one team remained as the Olympic champion.

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
15 August – Tianjin        
   Brazil  2
18 August – Shanghai
   Norway  1  
   Brazil  4
15 August – Shenyang
     Germany  1  
   Sweden  0
21 August – Beijing
   Germany  2  
   Brazil  0
15 August – Qinhuangdao
     United States  1
   China  0
18 August – Beijing
   Japan  2  
   Japan  2
15 August – Shanghai
     United States  4  
   United States  2
   Canada  1  

The US and Brazilian women won the opportunity to compete for the gold medal and the Olympic championship.

Bronze medal matchEdit

21 August 2012
18:00
Germany   2 – 0   Japan Workers Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 49,285
Referee: Estella Alvares (Argentina)
Bajramaj   68'87' Report

Gold medal matchEdit

21 August 2012
21:00
Brazil   0 – 1   United States Workers Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 51,612
Referee: Dagmar Damkova (Czech Republic)
Report Lloyd   96'
Rank[1] Team
1   United States
2   Brazil
3   Germany
4   Japan

StatisticsEdit

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Football Women Competition Summary - The official website of the BEIJING 2008 Olympic Games". web.archive.org. 9 August 2008.