Football At the 2008 Summer Olympics
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Football At the 2008 Summer Olympics

Football at the 2008 Summer Olympics
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Tournament details
Host countryChina
Dates6-23 August
Teams16 (men) + 12 (women) (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)6 (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 played58
Goals scored135 (2.33 per match)
Attendance2,144,268 (36,970 per match)
2004
2012
All statistics correct as of 17:28, 21 August 2008 (UTC).

Football at the 2008 Summer Olympics was held in Beijing and several other cities in the People's Republic of China from 6 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. Preliminary matches commenced two days before the Opening Ceremony of the Games on 8 August.

Venues

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

Beijing Shanghai
Beijing National Stadium Shanghai Stadium
Capacity: 91,000 Capacity: 56,842
Beijing National Stadium 2014 2.jpg Shanghai Stadium 2008.JPG
Beijing Shenyang
Workers' Stadium Shenyang Olympic Stadium
Capacity: 66,161 Capacity: 60,000
Beijing Workers Stadium, August 19, 2008.jpg  ? 2.JPG
Qinhuangdao Tianjin
Qinhuangdao Olympic Stadium Tianjin Olympic Centre Stadium
Capacity: 33,000 Capacity: 54,696
?(?--?) - panoramio.jpg Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium.jpg

Men

Women

See also

References

  • "Sports Competition Schedule". BOCOG. 17 April 2006. Archived from the original on 10 August 2006. Retrieved 2006.
  • "Athletics". International Olympic Committee. 2006. Retrieved 2006.
  • "Programme of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, Beijing 2008" (PDF). International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original (pdf) on 20 August 2006. Retrieved 2006.
  • Olympic Football Tournaments Beijing 2008 - Men, FIFA.com
  • Olympic Football Tournaments Beijing 2008 - Women, FIFA.com
  • RSSSF

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