Football at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament

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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

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

Results[change | change source]

Group stage[change | change source]

Group A[change | change source]

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 B[change | change source]

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 C[change | change source]

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 D[change | change source]

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[change | change source]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Third place
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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