Saudi Arabia need to beat Korea DPR at home in their final group game in order to reach South Africa 2010 automatically, after a draw in Korea Republic.
All four Asian hopefuls are out of the Men's Olympic Football Tournament, but there was a proud new Olympic record for Argentina.
Korea Republic prevailed over Honduras with a well-taken goal in the first period, but it was not enough to send them into the quarter-finals.
Some of the world's biggest footballing superstars told FIFA.com just what it meant to chase Olympic gold at the Beijing Games.
Korea Republic and Zenit St. Petersburg star Kim Dong-Jin considers an Olympic medal to be similar to a semi-final finish at the FIFA World Cup.
FIFA.com runs the rule over the over-age players who will be lending their valuable experience in the battle for gold at Beijing 2008.