|August 20th, 2008|
|W32||Placement 7-8||11:00am||ESP - USA||3 - 2 (1 - 1) AET||Final|
Classification 7th-8th: Spain v USA
> At Atlanta 1996 the United States beat Spain 2-0 in their only previous encounter at the Olympics.
> The last competitive match between these teams came in the Final 5-6 of the 2005 Champions Challenge, when Spain beat the US 5-3.
> Spain finished 10th at Athens 2004. Their best result came at Barcelona 1992, when they claimed the gold.
> The United States got their best ranking at Los Angeles 1984 when they claimed the bronze medal.
> At Seoul 1988 the US finished eighth and at Atlanta 1996 they were ranked sixth.
> Spain are still to score from open play at Beijing 2008. Their two goals so far came from penalty corners.