A look back: Argentina at 2008 Olympics

Argentina Olympics 2008

Argentina went into the 2008 Summer Olympic games in Beijing as defending gold medal tournament champions.

Lead by captain Juan Roman RIQUELME and coach Sergio BATISTA, Argentina won their second consecutive gold medal at the tournament. Allowing only 2 goals in 6 matches, it was an absolutely star studded team which beat Nigeria 1-0 in the final. Here was the squad:

#
Name
1
Oscar USTARI
2
Ezequiel GARAY
3
Luciano聽MONZON
4
Pablo ZABALETA
5
Fernando GAGO
6
Federico FAZIO
7
Jose SOSA
8
Ever BANEGA
9
Ezequiel LAVEZZI
10
Juan Roman RIQUELME
11
Angel DI MARIA
12
Nicolas PAREJA
13
Lautaro ACOSTA
14
Javier MASCHERANO
15
Lionel MESSI
16
Sergio AGUERO
17
Diego BUONANOTTE
18
Sergio ROMERO
19
Nicolas NAVARRO

 

Argentina won all three matches in the group stages against the Ivory Coast, Australia and Serbia.

Argentina 2-1 Ivory Coast
Goals
Lionel MESSI
Goal
Lautaro ACOSTA
Goal


Argentina 1-0 Australia
Goals
Ezequiel LAVEZZI
Goal


Argentina 2-0 Serbia
Goals
Ezequiel LAVEZZI
Goal
Diego BUONANOTTE
Goal


Argentina 2-1 Netherlands
Goals
Lionel MESSI
Goal
Angel DI MARIA
Goal


Argentina 3-0 Brazil
Goals
Sergio AGUERO
Goal
Juan Roman RIQUELME
Goal


Argentina 1-0 Nigeria
Goals
Angel DI MARIA
Goal

14 Comments

  1. Ghostdeini

    I was fully convinced in 2008 that we must continue to built around this team, just drop and add some players but keep the core but Basile and Maradona thought otherwise(bringing back experienced players like Veron, Heinze, 4 central defenders,…)
    The semi-final against Brazil was perfect.

  2. TheVickerman

    So there we have it. Edgardo Bauza is the manager of our National Team. Dude looks Vinne friggin gones with more hair on top of his head. Don’t believe me? Check this out:
    http://pthumb.lisimg.com/image/1729349/280full.jpg

    Atleast let’s hope he’s as potty mouthed and has a take-no-prisoners attitude.

    I am not quite sure what to expect. Having never seen his sides play , I went into the interwebs looking for opinions on Bauza. First thing I see is his website. Nifty. I see opinions ranging from, “eh, he’s good, he got some Ecuadorian club to win CL” to “meh, his teams are like getting a a friggin root canal operation done” , to ” it’s like serving shit on a stick”.

    But fear not, fellow albiceleste fans. If you think we have it bad, just look northward and eastwards. England goes out and hires Sam friggin Allerdyce. Have you seen him? No , have you really? Belgium, to save their golden generation, goes out and brings in Roberto martinez!! The same dude who has been living off an FA cup win with Wigan some years back! Brazil , as if one vasectomy operation was not enough, hired Dunga the 2nd time around. That’s how bad $hit gets at the national team level. It’s just politics and bs.

    Just simplify it and play football. Get the in form and best players in. Motivate them , make them fight for everything. Have a effing Plan B for god’s sake when plan A goes down the crapper. Stop making excuses. Stop picking Romero, despite the fact that he seems to have dirty pictures of practically all our coaches, past , present or future.

    Hell , if Portugal, with Luis “I have an IQ of an ostrich” Nani can win a cup, so CAN WE .

    Vick out.

    1. Jason

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    2. pablo dennison

      Vicky: so so true sir and well written as always….
      “Just simplify it and play football. Get the in form and best players in. Motivate them , make them fight for everything. Have a effing Plan B for god鈥檚 sake when plan A goes down the crapper. Stop making excuses. Stop picking Romero, despite the fact that he seems to have dirty pictures of practically all our coaches, past , present or future”

  3. Chainsaw

    Wow what a team that was! Specially #7

  4. msi75

    I would expect nothing at all for these Olympics… Olarticoechea is another ex 86′ guy who was there just in time to take in charge of the team.

    1. Gonzalo

      “I would expect nothing at all for these Olympics”

      Me to. Only passthrough group stage and some flash of talent some players.

      1. EnganChe

        Mexico to spoil Brazil’s party in the final

    2. Jason

      Same here. I was thinking what if our all the players could go to Olympic,that would make all the opposition little bit rumble on their head.

    3. miskan

      Just expecting body..becouse expecting not spend of money..im expecting gold for football and basketball

  5. Gonzalo

    Look at Olarticoechea on this film. He looks to be out of his mind

    http://www.tycsports.com/futbol/manana-van-ver-un-equipo-equilibrado

    Olarticoechea:

    “Manana van a ver un equipo equilibrado que va a atacar. No va a ir a presionar arriba pero va a atacar. No vamos a llegar mucho pero vamos a llegar bien, por abajo y r谩pido”, asegur贸 Julio Olarticoechea en la previa del debut de la Selecci贸n en los Juegos Ol铆mpicos de R铆o 2016.

    “Llegamos bien al debut”, consdier贸 el DT que ma帽ana desade las 18 medir谩 a su equipo ante Portugal. Los once para dicho encuentro ser铆an: Ger贸nimo Rulli; Lisandro Magall谩n, Lautaro Gianetti, V铆ctor Cuesta, Alexis Soto; G贸mez; Santiago Ascacibar, Mauricio Mart铆nez, Cristian Espinoza; 脕ngel Correa y Jonathan Calleri.

  6. Gonzalo

    Our players are self-confident:

    “Vinimos a buscar la dorada” (GOmez, Martinez interview)

    http://www.tycsports.com/futbol/jose-luis-gomez-y-mauricio-martinez-palpitaron-el-debut

  7. Gonzalo

    Argentina U20 will play against Spain in final of COTIF tournament.

  8. Gonzalo

    We will see how it goes with Jose Luis Gomez. Is he ready for senior NT.

    Someone in previous news said that we need 80% warriors in new team. I agree with this.

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