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2008 Womens Olympic Games

Beijing, China - August 10-23, 2008

Argentina v United States

Pool B

# Info Date Teams Score Status Match Sheet
August 10th, 2008
W04 Pool B 6:30pm Argentina ARG - USA United States 2 - 2 (2 - 1) Final    

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> Argentina have won all three previous Olympic encounters with the United States.
> In 1988 Argentina beat the USA 2-1 and 3-1. In 1996 Argentina won 2-1.
> These teams last met in the final of the 2007 Pan American Games, when Argentina beat the USA 4-2.
> Argentina have won a medal in each of the last two Olympics: silver in 2000 and bronze in 2004.
> Argentina qualified as Pan American Games champions.
> The United States qualified by winning the Qualification tournament in Kazan, Russia.
> For the US women's team this is the first Olympic Games participation since Atlanta 1996, when they finished fifth. Their best result came in 1984 when they won the bronze medal.
> Agustina Soledad Garcia is top scorer for Argentina in Olympic competition with 8 goals. She leads Luciana Aymar by one goal.
> Luciana Aymar celebrates her 31st birthday on the day of the match.

AUS v KOR (Pool A) NED v RSA (Pool A)

POOL STANDINGS

Team Pld W D L GD Pts
Pool A
Netherlands  NED 5 5 0 0 11 15
China  CHN 5 3 1 1 10 10
Australia  AUS 5 3 1 1 8 10
Spain  ESP 5 2 0 3 -8 6
South Korea  KOR 5 1 0 4 -5 3
South Africa  RSA 5 0 0 5 -16 0
Pool B
Germany  GER 5 4 0 1 4 12
Argentina  ARG 5 3 2 0 6 11
Great Britain  GBR 5 2 2 1 -2 8
United States  USA 5 1 3 1 1 6
Japan  JPN 5 1 1 3 -2 4
New Zealand  NZL 5 0 0 5 -7 0

MATCHES

Aug 22, 2008
RSA South Africa
New Zealand NZL
AUS Australia
Great Britain GBR
GER Germany
Argentina ARG
CHN China
Netherlands NED
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