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Football at the 2008 Summer Olympics

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Host country  China
Venue(s)  6 (in 5 host cities)
Dates  6–23 August
Football at the 2008 Summer Olympics
Teams  16 (men) + 12 (women) (from 6 confederations)
Champions  Argentina (men)  United States (women)
Runners-up  Nigeria (men)  Brazil (women)

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.


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

  • Beijing: Beijing National Stadium
  • Beijing: Workers' Stadium
  • Qinhuangdao: Qinhuangdao Olympic Stadium
  • Shanghai: Shanghai Stadium
  • Shenyang: Shenyang Olympic Stadium
  • Tianjin: Tianjin Olympic Centre Stadium
  • References

    Football at the 2008 Summer Olympics Wikipedia