Football at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament
|Dates||6 August - 21 August|
|Venue(s)||5 (in 5 host cities)|
|Champions||United States (3rd title)|
|Goals scored||64 (2.46 per match)|
|Attendance||740,014 (28,462 per match)|
The women's football tournament at the 2008 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.
Qualification[change | change source]
The following teams qualified:
- China (Host nation)
- North Korea
- United States
- New Zealand
Group stage[change | change source]
Group E[change | change source]
Group F[change | change source]
Group G[change | change source]
Ranking of third place teams[change | change source]
Knockout stage[change | change source]
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.
The US and Brazilian women won the opportunity to compete for the gold medal and the Olympic championship.
Bronze medal match[change | change source]
|Germany||2 – 0||Japan|
|Bajramaj 68', 87'||Report|
Gold medal match[change | change source]
|Brazil||0 – 1||United States|
Statistics[change | change source]
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "Football Women Competition Summary - The official website of the BEIJING 2008 Olympic Games". web.archive.org. 9 August 2008.