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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Italia 0 x Cameroon 0: Azzurrini Top the Group



It was not a thing of beauty, but Italy obtained the result that was needed to avoid Brasil in the quarterfinal round. Cameroon played most of the match with 10 men; however, Emiliano Viviano stopped a penalty kick that might have changed the game.

"Giocando tre partite in sei giorni è normale calare nel finale, visto anche il caldo". Il presidente federale: "Il pubblico ha fatto bene a fischiare, ma noi abbiamo raggiunto il nostro obiettivo".

"Playing three games in six days it is normal to drop off in the final, also given the heat." Gigi Casiraghi, Coach of the Azzurrini

"The public did the right thing to whistle, but we reached our objective." Gian Carlo Abete, President of the Italian FA.
Source: La Gazzetta dello Sport, 13 August 2008.

Italy will play Belgium in the quarterfinals on Saturday at 1800 local time in Beijing.

Here are the bracket and fixtures courtesy of Wikipedia's Men's Olympic Football article:


Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Gold / Silver Medal Match















D1 Flag of Italy Italy


C2 Flag of Belgium Belgium



Q2






Q4



B1 Flag of Nigeria Nigeria


A2 Flag of Côte d'Ivoire Côte d'Ivoire




S1w



S2w


C1 Flag of Brazil Brazil


D2 Flag of Cameroon Cameroon



Q1


Bronze Medal Match




Q3



A1 Flag of Argentina Argentina

S1l



B2 Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands


S2l

Quarterfinals

2008-08-16
18:00
Brazil Flag of Brazil v Flag of Cameroon Cameroon Shenyang Olympic Stadium, Shenyang




2008-08-16
18:00
Italy Flag of Italy v Flag of Belgium Belgium Beijing Workers' Stadium, Beijing




2008-08-16
21:00
Argentina Flag of Argentina v Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands Shanghai Stadium, Shanghai




2008-08-16
21:00
Nigeria Flag of Nigeria v Flag of Côte d'Ivoire Côte d'Ivoire Qinhuangdao Olympic Sports Centre Stadium, Qinhuangdao



Semifinals

2008-08-19
18:00
Match 26 Winner Match 29 Match 28 Winner Shanghai Stadium, Shanghai




2008-08-19
21:00
Match 25 Winner Match 30 Match 27 Winner Beijing Workers' Stadium, Beijing



Bronze medal match

2008-08-22
19:00
Match 29 Loser Match 31 Match 30 Loser Shanghai Stadium, Shanghai



Gold medal match

2008-08-23
12:00
Match 29 Winner Match 32 Match 30 Winner National Stadium, Beijing

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