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Pierre Wome (bottom) gives teammate Modeste Mbami a lift in celebration of Wome's gold medal-winning goal. AP
Cameroon wins gold over Spain in penalty kick shootout
Africa kept the Olympic men's soccer title after another heart-stopping finale, as Cameroon outshot Spain 5-3 in penalty kicks on Saturday in the gold medal match, after the two teams ended regulation and extra time tied 2-2. Pierre Wome struck home the clinching kick in front ot 98,212 at Stadium Australia. For the people of Cameroon, burdened by poverty and infamous for corruption, the victory was reason for a national holiday.
||Lessons learned in Olympic tournament |
FIFA saluted both finalists, but admitted the women's tourney didn't match up to the men's.
||No medal, but young Americans climbing |
All but three players were age 23 or under and will form the basis of a future World Cup team.
||U.S. men fall to Chile in bronze medal game|
Ivan Zamorano scored both goals as the U.S. men lost 2-0 Friday night to Chile.
||U.S. mourns final game for core of team|
Fifteen hours after its loss in the gold medal game, the U.S. soccer team was still crying.
||Norway defeats U.S. 3-2 in extra time for gold|
Norway defeated the U.S. team 3-2 in overtime in the gold medal game of the Sydney Olympics.
||Germany beats Brazil to claim bronze|
Germany a defeated Brazil 2-0 in the bronze medal in the women's Olympic soccer tournament.