Football at the 2008 Summer Olympics

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Football at the 2008 Summer Olympics
Tournament details
Host country China
Dates 6 August – 23 August
Teams 28 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Argentina (men)
 United States (women)
Runners-up  Nigeria (men)
 Brazil (women)
Third place  Brazil (men)
 Germany (women)
Fourth place  Belgium (men)
 Japan (women)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 58
Goals scored 135 (2.33 per match)
Attendance 2,144,268 (36,970 per match)
2004
2012
Football at the
2008 Summer Olympics

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Tournament
men  women
Squads
men  women

Football at the 2008 Summer Olympics was held in Beijing and several other cities in the People's Republic of China from 6 August to 23 August. Associations affiliated with FIFA were invited to send their full women's national teams and men's U-23 teams to participate. Men's teams were allowed to augment their squad with three players over the age of 23.

For these games, the men competed in a 16-team tournament, and the women in a 12-team tournament. Football preliminaries actually commenced two days before the Opening Ceremony of the Games on 8 August.

Venues[edit]

Aside from the host city Beijing, football matches took place in four other cities:

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men  Argentina (ARG)
Oscar Ustari
Ezequiel Garay
Luciano Fabián Monzón
Pablo Zabaleta
Fernando Gago
Federico Fazio
José Ernesto Sosa
Éver Banega
Ezequiel Lavezzi
Juan Román Riquelme (captain)
Ángel Di María
Nicolás Pareja
Lautaro Acosta
Javier Mascherano
Lionel Messi
Sergio Agüero
Diego Buonanotte
Sergio Romero
Nicolás Navarro
 Nigeria (NGR)
Ambruse Vanzekin
Chibuzor Okonkwo
Onyekachi Apam
Dele Adeleye
Monday James
Chinedu Obasi
Sani Kaita
Victor Obinna
Isaac Promise (captain)
Solomon Okoronkwo
Oluwafemi Ajilore
Olubayo Adefemi
Peter Odemwingie
Efe Ambrose
Victor Anichebe
Emmanuel Ekpo
Ikechukwu Ezenwa
Oladapo Olufemi
 Brazil (BRA)
Diego Alves
Renan
Rafinha
Alex Silva
Thiago Silva
Marcelo
Ilsinho
Breno
Hernanes
Anderson
Lucas
Ronaldinho (captain)
Ramires
Diego
Thiago Neves
Alexandre Pato
Rafael Sóbis

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Women  United States (USA)
Hope Solo
Heather Mitts
Christie Rampone (captain)
Rachel Buehler
Lindsay Tarpley
Natasha Kai
Shannon Boxx
Amy Rodriguez
Heather O'Reilly
Aly Wagner
Carli Lloyd
Lauren Cheney
Tobin Heath
Stephanie Cox
Kate Markgraf
Angela Hucles
Lori Chalupny
Nicole Barnhart
 Brazil (BRA)
Andréia
Simone
Andréia Rosa
Tânia (captain)
Renata Costa
Maycon
Daniela
Formiga
Ester
Marta
Cristiane
Bárbara
Francielle
Pretinha
Fabiana
Érika
Maurine
Rosana
 Germany (GER)
Nadine Angerer
Kerstin Stegemann
Saskia Bartusiak
Babett Peter
Annike Krahn
Linda Bresonik
Melanie Behringer
Sandra Smisek
Birgit Prinz (captain)
Renate Lingor
Anja Mittag
Ursula Holl
Célia Okoyino da Mbabi
Simone Laudehr
Fatmire Bajramaj
Conny Pohlers
Ariane Hingst
Kerstin Garefrekes

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