|August 13th, 2008|
|M11||Pool A||8:30pm||NZL - ESP||0 - 1 (0 - 0)||Final|
> New Zealand have taken on Spain six times before at the Olympics. Their last Olympic encounter came in 1992 when New Zealand beat Spain 0-3.
> New Zealand's Blair Hopping celebrated his 28th birthday on the day before the match.
> This will be the 10th Olympic participation for the New Zealand men's team. Their best result came in 1976 when they became Olympic Champions beating Australia 1-0 in the final.
> Hayden Shaw (NZL) is tied on top of the goal scoring table with three goals together with Desmond Abbott.
> All four of Spain's goals on matchday 1 were scored by different players, whereas Shaw is the only goalscorer for New Zealand so far.