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Football at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament


2008 Women's Olympic
football tournament
Tournament details
Host country China
Dates 6 August – 21 August
Teams 12 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  United States (3rd title)
Runners-up  Brazil
Third place  Germany
Fourth place  Japan
Tournament statistics
Matches played 26
Goals scored 64 (2.46 per match)
Attendance 740,014 (28,462 per match)
Top scorer(s) Cristiane (5 goals)
Football at the
2008 Summer Olympics

Tournament
men  women
Squads
men  women

The women's association football tournament at the 2008 Summer Olympics was held in Beijing and four other cities in China from 6 August to 21 August. Associations affiliated with FIFA were invited to send their full women's national teams.

For these Games, the women competed in a 12-team tournament. Preliminary matches commenced on 6 August, two days before the Opening Ceremony of the Games. The teams were grouped into three pools of four teams each for a round-robin preliminary round. The top two teams in each pool, as well as the best two third-place finishing teams, advanced to an eight-team single-elimination bracket.

The tournament was won by the United States, which beat Brazil 1–0 in the gold medal game. Carli Lloyd scored the game-winning goal in the 96th minute for the United States, which collected their third Olympic gold medal.[1][2]

Qualifying

A National Olympic Committee may enter one women's team for the football competition.

Means of completion Date of completion Venue Berths Qualified
Host nation 1  China PR
AFC Preliminary Competition February 2007 – August 2007 2  Japan
 North Korea
CAF Preliminary Competition October 2006 – March 2008 1  Nigeria
CONCACAF Preliminary Competition October 2007 – April 2008 Ciudad Juárez 2  United States
 Canada
2006 Sudamericano Femenino November 10–26, 2006 Mar del Plata 1  Argentina
OFC Women's Olympic Qualifying August 25 – September 7, 2007
March 8, 2008
Apia
Port Moresby
1  New Zealand
UEFA (2007 FIFA Women's World Cup)* September 10–30, 2007  China 2*  Germany
 Norway
UEFA Playoff (Denmark vs Sweden) November 8, 2007
November 28, 2007
Viborg
Solna
1*  Sweden
CAF-CONMEBOL Playoff (Ghana vs Brazil) April 19, 2008 Beijing 1  Brazil
TOTAL 12
  • Note – The three best ranked European teams at the FIFA Women's World Cup qualified for the Olympics. However, the third best team England could not participate, because England competes at the Olympic Games as part of Great Britain, which does not compete in football. Therefore, the fourth European team would advance, requiring a play-off between Sweden and Denmark.

Seeding

Pot 1: Asia Pot 2: Americas Pot 3: Europe Pot 3: Rest of the World

Squads

Countries of women's tournament

The women's tournament is a full international tournament with no restrictions on age. Each nation must submit a squad of 18 players by 23 July 2008. A minimum of two goalkeepers (plus one optional alternate goalkeeper) must be included in the squad.

Match officials

Group stage

Group winners and runner-ups, plus two best third place teams advanced to quarter final round. Groups are lettered sequentially from the last letter in the Men's Football tournament (which has Groups A through D).

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)

Group E

Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 China PR 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7
 Sweden 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
 Canada 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
 Argentina 3 0 0 3 1 5 −4 0
6 August 2008
17:00

Argentina  1–2  Canada
Manicler Goal 85' Report Chapman Goal 27'
Lang Goal 72'

6 August 2008
19:45

China PR  2–1  Sweden
Xu Yuan Goal 6'
Han Duan Goal 72'
Report Schelin Goal 38'

9 August 2008
17:00

Sweden  1–0  Argentina
Fischer Goal 57' Report

9 August 2008
19:45

Canada  1–1  China PR
Sinclair Goal 34' Report Xu Yuan Goal 36'

12 August 2008
19:45

China PR  2–0  Argentina
Han Duan Goal 52'
Gu Yasha Goal 90'
Report

12 August 2008
19:45

Sweden  2–1  Canada
Schelin Goal 19'51' Report Tancredi Goal 63'

Group F

Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Brazil 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7
 Germany 3 2 1 0 2 0 +2 7
 North Korea 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1 3
 Nigeria 3 0 0 3 1 5 −4 0
6 August 2008
17:00

Germany  0–0  Brazil
Report
Shenyang Olympic Stadium, Shenyang
Attendance: 20,703
Referee: Kari Seitz (USA)

6 August 2008
19:45

North Korea  1–0  Nigeria
Kim Kyong-hwa Goal 27' Report

9 August 2008
17:00

Nigeria  0–1  Germany
Report Stegemann Goal 65'
Shenyang Olympic Stadium, Shenyang
Attendance: 19,266
Referee: Jenny Palmqvist (Sweden)

9 August 2008
19:45

Brazil  2–1  North Korea
Daniela Goal 14'
Marta Goal 23'
Report Ri Kum-suk Goal 90'
Shenyang Olympic Stadium, Shenyang
Attendance: 19,616
Referee: Niu Huijun (China)

12 August 2008
17:00

North Korea  0–1  Germany
Report Mittag Goal 86'

12 August 2008
17:00

Nigeria  1–3  Brazil
Nkwocha Goal 19' (pen.) Report Cristiane Goal 34'35'45+3'

Group G

Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 United States 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6
 Norway 3 2 0 1 4 5 −1 6
 Japan 3 1 1 1 7 4 +3 4
 New Zealand 3 0 1 2 2 7 −5 1
6 August 2008
17:00

Japan  2–2  New Zealand
Miyama Goal 72' (pen.)
Sawa Goal 86'
Report Yallop Goal 37'
Hearn Goal 56' (pen.)

6 August 2008
19:45

Norway  2–0  United States
Larsen Kaurin Goal 2'
Wiik Goal 4'
Report

9 August 2008
17:00

United States  1–0  Japan
Lloyd Goal 27' Report

9 August 2008
19:45

New Zealand  0–1  Norway
Report Wiik Goal 8'

12 August 2008
19:45

Norway  1–5  Japan
Knutsen Goal 27' Report Kinga Goal 31'
Følstad Goal 51' (o.g.)
Ohno Goal 52'
Sawa Goal 71'
Hara Goal 83'

12 August 2008
19:45

United States  4–0  New Zealand
O'Reilly Goal 1'
Rodriguez Goal 43'
Tarpley Goal 56'
Hucles Goal 60'
Report

Ranking of third-placed teams

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Japan 3 1 1 1 7 4 +3 4
 Canada 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
 North Korea 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1 3

Knockout stage

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Gold medal match
                           
  F1   Brazil 2  
G2   Norway 1  
  F1   Brazil 4  
  F2   Germany 1  
E2   Sweden 0
  F2   Germany 2  
    F1   Brazil 0
  G1   United States 1
  E1   China PR 0  
G3   Japan 2  
  G3   Japan 2 Bronze medal match
  G1   United States 4  
G1   United States 2 F2   Germany 2
  E3   Canada 1   G3   Japan 0

Quarter-finals

15 August 2008
18:00

United States  2–1 (a.e.t.)  Canada
Hucles Goal 12'
Kai Goal 101'
Report Sinclair Goal 30'
Shanghai Stadium, Shanghai
Attendance: 26,129
Referee: Jenny Palmqvist (Sweden)

15 August 2008
18:00

Brazil  2–1  Norway
Daniela Goal 43'
Marta Goal 57'
Report Nordby Goal 83' (pen.)
Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium, Tianjin
Attendance: 26,174
Referee: Kari Seitz (USA)

15 August 2008
21:00

Sweden  0–2 (a.e.t.)  Germany
Report Garefrekes Goal 104'
Laudehr Goal 115'

15 August 2008
21:00

China PR  0–2  Japan
Report Sawa Goal 15'
Nagasato Goal 80'

Semi-finals

18 August 2008
18:00

Brazil  4–1  Germany
Formiga Goal 43'
Cristiane Goal 49'76'
Marta Goal 53'
Report Prinz Goal 10'
Shanghai Stadium, Shanghai
Attendance: 26,976
Referee: Hong Eun-ah (Korea Republic)

18 August 2008
21:00

United States  4–2  Japan
Hucles Goal 41'80'
Chalupny Goal 44'
O'Reilly Goal 70'
Report Ohno Goal 16'
Arakawa Goal 90+3'
Workers Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 50,937
Referee: Nicole Petignat (Switzerland)

Bronze medal match

21 August 2008
18:00

3rd Germany  2–0  Japan
Bajramaj Goal 68'87' Report
Workers Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 49,285
Referee: Estela Álvarez (Argentina)

Gold medal match

21 August 2008
21:00

2nd Brazil  0–1 (a.e.t.)  United States 1st
Report Lloyd Goal 96'
Workers Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 51,612
Referee: Dagmar Damkova (Czech Republic)

Final ranking

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  United States (USA) 6 5 0 1 12 5 +7 15
2  Brazil (BRA) 6 4 1 1 11 5 +6 13
3  Germany (GER) 6 4 1 1 7 4 +3 13
4  Japan (JPN) 6 2 1 3 11 10 +1 7
5  China (CHN) 4 2 1 1 5 4 +1 7
6  Sweden (SWE) 4 2 0 1 4 5 –1 6
7  Norway (NOR) 4 2 0 2 5 7 –2 6
8  Canada (CAN) 4 1 1 2 5 6 −1 4
9  North Korea (PRK) 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1 3
10  New Zealand (NZL) 3 0 1 2 2 7 −5 1
11  Argentina (ARG) 3 0 0 3 1 5 −4 0
 Nigeria (NGR) 3 0 0 3 1 5 −4 0

Statistics

Goalscorers

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

References

  1. ^ Homewood, Brian (2008-08-22). "U.S. retain gold against Brazil in women's soccer | Reuters". In.reuters.com. Retrieved 2012-09-15. 
  2. ^ Homewood, Brian (2008-08-19). "Brazil seek first major title in women's soccer". Reuters. Retrieved 2012-09-15. 

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