Mexico overplayed favorite Brazil in the final match; Brazil never won the Olympic gold medal, and took their better squad to London to have it this time (only three players aged over 23 are allowed).
Other countries which had a crave for gold were the host, Britain, and the then ranking leader, Spain.
»Mexico 0 x 0 Korea
»Mexico 2 x 0 Gabon
»Mexico 1 x 0 Switzerland
»Mexico 4 x 2 Senegal
»Brazil 1 x 2 Mexico
Lineup in the final match against Brazil: Jose Corona (GK)(C); Israel Jimenez (Nestor Vidrio), Carlos Salcido, Hiram Mier, Hector Herrera; Darvin Chavez, Marco Fabian, Diego Reyes; Javier Aquino (Miguel Ponce), Oribe Peralta (Peralta scored twice against Brazil) (Raul Gimenez), Jorge Enriquez; Javier Hernandez was withdrawn shortly before the event. Coach: Luis Fernando Tena.
This was the lineup in the last match against Argentina: Óscar Pérez (GK); Ricardo Osorio, Francisco Rodriguez, Rafael Marquez (C), Carlos Salcido; Efrain Juarez, Gerardo Torrado, Andres Guardado (Guillermo Franco); Giovani dos Santos, Adolfo Bautista (Pablo Barrera), Javier Hernandez. Coach: Javier Aguirre.