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Football At the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's Qualification

The qualification for women's football tournament at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Qualifications

A total of twelve teams will participate in the finals of the Olympic tournament for women. These finalists were:[1]

AFC

China was automatically qualified for the Olympics as host.

First Round

Japan and North Korea received bye for the final round. Other 12 teams are divided into 3 groups, where top two teams in each group would advance to the final round.

Group A was played as a knockout tournament of two-legged (Home&Away) matches. Each of Group B and Group C was played as a single round robin.

Group A

First leg played on 17 February 2007. Second leg played on 25 February 2007.

Team 1 Agg Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Hong Kong   Jordan*
South Korea  8-0  India 5-0 3-0

Hong Kong through to the final after Jordan withdrew from the tournament. The final first and second leg played on 10 March 2007 and 18 March 2007 respectively.[2]

Team 1 Agg Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Hong Kong  3-2  South Korea 2-2 1-0

Group B

All matches were held at Thai-Japanese Stadium (Bangkok, Thailand).[3]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Thailand (host) 9 3 3 0 0 15 0 +15
 Vietnam 6 3 2 0 1 8 1 +7
 Singapore 3 3 1 0 2 6 8 -2
 Maldives 0 3 0 0 3 0 20 -20

19 February 2007

21 February 2007

23 February 2007

Group C

All matches were held at Zhongshan Soccer Stadium (Taipei, Taiwan).[3]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Australia 9 3 3 0 0 20 1 +19
Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei (host) 6 3 2 0 1 4 8 -4
 Myanmar 1 3 0 1 2 1 4 -3
 Uzbekistan 1 3 0 1 2 1 13 -12

21 February 2007

23 February 2007

25 February 2007

Final Round

[4]

Group winners would qualify for the Olympics. Matches played from 7 April to 12 August 2007.

Group A

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Japan 16 6 5 1 0 27 3 +24
 South Korea 8 6 2 2 2 8 12 -4
 Thailand 7 6 2 1 3 7 11 -4
 Vietnam 3 6 1 0 5 3 19 -16
Japan 2-0 Vietnam
Sawa Goal 36
Sakai Goal 73

Thailand 0-4 Japan
Sawa Goal 38
Arakawa Goal 41
Ohno Goal 4466

Japan 6-1 South Korea
Miyamoto Goal 9
Ohno Goal 21
Arakawa Goal 24
Lee Kye-lim Goal 34 (o.g.)
Ito Goal 66
Sawa Goal 68[5]
Jung Hae-in Goal 74

South Korea 2-2 Japan
Kim Jin-hee Goal 5
Park Hee-young Goal 64
Ohno Goal 11
Miyama Goal 37

Vietnam 0-8 Japan
Sakai Goal 10
Iwashimizu Goal 17
Ohno Goal 3660
Miyama Goal 39
Miyamoto Goal 70
Sawa Goal 72
Nagasato Goal 80

Japan 5-0 Thailand
Ohno Goal 1
Nagasato Goal 30
Yanagita Goal 45
Sawa Goal 45+2
Sakaguchi Goal 89

Group B

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 North Korea 18 6 6 0 0 51 0 +51
 Australia 12 6 4 0 2 40 5 +35
Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei 6 6 2 0 4 12 31 -19
 Hong Kong 0 6 0 0 6 1 68 -67






CAF

Preliminary competition was divided in four rounds. First three rounds was knock-out rounds, and the final round was a group stage.

The winners of the final round would qualify for the Olympics. The runners-up of the round would advance to inter-continental play-off.

Preliminary Round

First leg played from 27 to 29 October 2006. Second leg played from 10 to 12 November 2006.

Team 1 Agg Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Angola   Tanzania*
Mozambique  7-2  Comoros 7-2 *
Guinea-Bissau  2-4  Guinea 1-1 1-3
*Benin   Namibia
*Uganda   Eritrea
* = withdrew

First Round

First leg played on 17 and 18 February 2007. Second leg will play from 9 to 11 March 2007. Eritrea and Morocco will play their matches on 10 and 24 March 2007. Guinea and Zimbabwe only played one leg in Zimbabwe due to political unrest in Guinea.[6]

Team 1 Agg Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Angola  1-4  Ghana 1-2 0-2
Equatorial Guinea  4-5  South Africa 2-1 2-4
Liberia  0-5  Ethiopia 0-3 0-2
Nigeria  w/o  Senegal* -- --
Mozambique  1-12  Algeria 0-3 1-9
Eritrea  4-4 (a)  Morocco 3-2 1-2
Namibia  5-8  DR Congo 3-3 2-5
Guinea  1-6  Zimbabwe -- 1-6
* = withdrew

Second Round

First leg played from 1 to 3 June 2007. Second leg played from 15 to 17 June 2007.

Team 1 Agg Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Ghana  4-1  DR Congo 3-1 1-0
Algeria  1-6  Nigeria 1-0 0-6
South Africa  5-3  Zimbabwe 2-1 3-2
Ethiopia  (a)2-2  Morocco 1-0 1-2

Final Round

Matches played between 27 July 2007 and 14 March 2008. Ethiopia withdrew.[7]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Nigeria 4 3 0 1 8 1 +7 9
 Ghana 4 3 0 1 4 3 +1 9
 South Africa 4 0 0 4 1 9 -8 0
 Ethiopia withdraw

28 July 2007

Nigeria  5-0  South Africa
Ethiopia  1-3
(later annulled)
 Ghana

12 August 2007

Ghana  1-0  Nigeria

26 August 2007

9 December 2007

16 February 2008

15 March 2008

Nigeria  2-0  Ghana

Nigeria qualified for the Olympics. Ghana advanced to the inter-continental play-off.

CONCACAF

Preliminary round

Caribbean Zone

The system is a two-round single round robin format, held in October 2007. Four groups will play the first round (3 groups of 4 and one group of 3), with the winners moving on to a second round group.

First round
Group 1 Group 2
Pos Team Pld Pts
1  Trinidad and Tobago 3 9
2  Suriname (H) 3 6
3  Grenada 3 3
4  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 3 0
Source: CONCACAF
(H) Host.
Pos Team Pld Pts
1  Cuba 3 9
2  Dominican Republic (H) 3 6
3  U.S. Virgin Islands 3 3
4  British Virgin Islands 3 0
Source: CONCACAF
(H) Host.
Group 3 Group 4
Pos Team Pld Pts
1  Jamaica 3 9
2  Bermuda 3 6
3  Antigua and Barbuda (H) 3 3
4  Dominica 3 0
Source: CONCACAF
(H) Host.
Pos Team Pld Pts
1  Puerto Rico 2 6
2  Haiti 2 3
3  Cayman Islands (H) 2 0
Source: CONCACAF
(H) Host.
Second round

The 4 remaining teams were drawn into 2 pairings. The winners of each tie will progress to the CONCACAF Finals. Both Puerto Rico v Trinidad & Tobago matches will be played in Puerto Rico on 23 & 25 November 2007. Cuba will play both legs at home against Jamaica on 29 November and 1 December 2007, with the second match counting as Jamaica's home match for away goals purposes.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Puerto Rico  2-2 (a)  Trinidad and Tobago 1-2 1-0
Cuba  0-3  Jamaica 0-1 0-2

Central American Zone

Two home and away series will be played, with the winners moving on to the final round. The first leg will play on 6 October 2007. The second leg will play on 13 October 2007. The winners of the ties will play in the decisive final round on 20 and 27 October 2007.[8]

Panama withdrew from their scheduled match against Costa Rica, so Costa Rica advance to the 2nd Round where they will play the winner of El Salvador v Nicaragua.

 
First roundSecond round
 
          
 
 
 
 
 El Salvador101
 
 
 
 Nicaragua235
 
 Nicaragua000
 
 
 
 Costa Rica369
 
 Panama----
 
 
 Costa Rica----w/o
 

Group stage

Six teams will qualify for the final round.[8] The final round will be held at the Estadio Olímpico Universitario in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, from 2-13 April. The draw was held at 11:00 am (EST) on 25 February.

Group A Group B
Pos Team Pld Pts
1  United States 2 6
2  Mexico (H) 2 3
3  Jamaica 2 0
Source: CONCACAF
(H) Host.
Pos Team Pld Pts
1  Canada 2 6
2  Costa Rica 2 1
3  Trinidad and Tobago 2 1
Source: CONCACAF

Knockout stage

The winners of the semi-finals qualified for the Olympics.

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
27 January - Vancouver
 
 
 Canada3
 
29 January - Vancouver
 
 Mexico1
 
 Canada0
 
27 January - Vancouver
 
 United States4
 
 United States3
 
 
 Costa Rica0
 

CONMEBOL

CONMEBOL announced that the 2006 Sudamericano Femenino in Argentina would also serve as the qualifying tournament for the Olympics. Argentina won the tournament, and qualified for the Olympics. The runners-up Brazil advanced to the inter-continental play-off.

OFC

The 2007 Pacific Games was played as the first part of Oceania qualification for the 2008 Olympics. The winners of the Pacific Games, Papua New Guinea, met New Zealand in a playoff in March 2008 for a place in the Olympic Games Finals. This had originally been scheduled over two legs (on 8 and 12 March) but the New Zealand leg was cancelled by mutual consent, leaving a single play-off match in Papua New Guinea.

Team 1 Result Team 2
Papua New Guinea  0-2  New Zealand

UEFA

UEFA announced that the 2007 Women's World Cup in the People's Republic of China will also serve as the qualifying tournament for the Olympics. Originally it was thought that, should England make the top three European teams, they would compete under the United Kingdom banner. However, on 6 September 2007, FIFA issued a press release indicating that England are ineligible to participate in the 2008 Olympics as England does not have its own Olympic Committee.[9]

As the result of the World Cup, Germany (winners) and Norway (fourth place) qualified for the Olympics, while Sweden and Denmark (both eliminated in the group stage) qualified for the play-off. There has been some further confusion over the identity of the UEFA qualifiers stemming from conflicting media releases from UEFA and FIFA. The FIFA release noted that "teams eliminated at the end of the group phase will have the same ranking irrespective of their position, number of points or goal differences",[9] which implies that Sweden and Denmark will require a playoff for the final qualification spot. While UEFA initially stated that no playoff was required [1][dead link], this was amended fairly rapidly [2][dead link].

Olympic play-off

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Denmark  3-7  Sweden 2-4 1-3

Attendance: 4,078

Sweden won 7-3 on aggregate and qualified for the Olympics.

CONMEBOL-CAF play-off

An inter-continental play-off was held between the second placed South American and African teams, which were Brazil and Ghana, respectively.

The play-off took place on 19 April 2008 in a single, one-off match at the Workers' Stadium in Beijing, China (a neutral venue).

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Brazil  5-1  Ghana

References

  1. ^ Women qualifying. Retrieved on 18 February 2007.
  2. ^ S.Korea Reaches Final Round. Retrieved on 27 February 2007.
  3. ^ a b Beijing 2008 - Schedule & Results, Asian Football Confederation, Retrieved 6 April 2011.
  4. ^ "Schedule / Results - Women". Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ Korea Republic Women's Olympic Team 170307
  6. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tableso/ol2008q-women.html#Africa
  7. ^ http://www.cafonline.com/news.php?id=1214
  8. ^ a b Central American Olympic Qualification starts this year Archived 3 April 2007 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 18 February 2007.
  9. ^ a b "Three European teams will book their spot to Beijing 2008". FIFA. 6 September 2007. Archived from the original on 1 October 2007. Retrieved 2018.

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