Who was the captain of Argentina in 2008 Olympics?

Who was the captain of Argentina in 2008 Olympics?

137 athletes qualified for the Olympic Games in 19 sports. Manu Ginóbili, basketball player and gold medalist at the 2004 Summer Olympics, was the nation’s flag bearer at the opening ceremony.

Who won Olympic gold medal for football in 2008?

United States
Football at the 2008 Summer Olympics/Medalists

Who is the best player of 2008 Olympic football?

Lionel Messi
The tournament was won by Argentina, who beat Nigeria 1–0 in the final, as part of a record streak of 12 consecutive wins in football competitions at the Summer Olympics (six wins in 2004, six wins in 2008). Lionel Messi was selected as the best player of the tournament by the official FIFA website.

Which year did Argentina win the Olympic medal in football?

The 2004 Summer Olympics were held in Athens and Argentina returned to the competition after the absence in Sydney. The squad, managed by Marcelo Bielsa, won the gold medal for the first time in its history.

What did Argentina win in the Olympics?

Argentinian Medals and Results in the Olympic Games

Argentinian Medals in the Olympic Games
Gold Argentina has won 21 gold medals in the Olympics – in total 94 Argentinian athletes have won a gold medal.
Silver Argentina has won 26 silver medals in the Olympics – in total 104 Argentinian athletes have won a silver medal.

Did Argentina win the football Olympics?

In the sweltering heat of the Bird’s Nest stadium, Argentina defeats Nigeria 1-0 in the Olympic football final.

Did Argentina win the Olympics?

Argentina has won a total of 74 Olympic medals, 24 of them in boxing. Argentina won no gold medals for 52 years – from Helsinki 1952 to Athens 2004. Argentina has participated in 21 editions of the Summer Olympic Games.

How many goals did Messi score in 2008 Olympics?

two goals
Barça’s new captain was a key player in Argentina’s victory in the 2008 Olympic Games held in Beijing. During the tournament, Leo Messi scored two goals; one against the Ivory Coast in the group stage and another against Holland in the quarter-finals, whilst Ángel Di Maria scored the winner in the final.

What is Argentina culture?

Argentine culture is a blend of European customs and Latin American and indigenous traditions. Argentines are quite proud of their nation and its blended heritage as well as their ability to rise above adversity. They are also proud of their talents in many fields.

Did Messi play in 2008 Olympics?

Despite his love for the Games, his 2008 appearance is, till date, Lionel Messi’s only appearance in the Olympics. Argentina was unable to qualify for the 2012 edition in London, depriving Messi an opportunity to defend the gold.

Did Messi win Olympic?

Stars like Sergio Aguero, Angel Di Maria and Javier Mascherano were part of that Argentina side at the 2008 Olympics… Lionel Messi’s first success with Argentina, albeit the U23 side, came at the 2008 Beijing Olympics when the Albiceleste defeated Nigeria 1-0 in the final to win the gold medal.