Football at the 2009 Mediterranean Games

The 2009 Mediterranean Games football tournament was the 16th edition of the Mediterranean Games men's football tournament. The football tournament was held in Pescara, Italy between 25 June and 5 July 2009 as part of the 2009 Mediterranean Games and was contested by 12 teams, all countries were represented by the U-23 teams. Spain won the gold medal.[1]

2009 Mediterranean Games
football tournament
Tournament details
Host countryItaly
CityPescara
Dates25 June – 5 July
Teams12
Venue(s)6 (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Spain (2nd title)
Runners-up Italy
Third place Libya
Fourth place France

Participating teams

FederationNation
CAF Africa Libya
 Morocco
 Tunisia
AFC Asia Syria
UEFA Europe Albania
 France
 Greece
 Italy (hosts)
 Malta
 Montenegro
 Spain (holders)
 Turkey

System

The 12 teams were divided into four groups of three teams. Teams were awarded three points for a win and one for a draw. No points were awarded for a defeat. The top side in each group would advance to the semi-finals. If two or more teams were tied for a particular position, then the tie-breaking system would be as follows:[1]

  • Highest number of points obtained in all group matches;
  • The result in the eventual direct match between two tied teams;
  • Goal difference in all group matches;
  • Greatest number of goals scored in all group matches.

Squads

Each team's eighteen-man squad had to consist of players born after January 1, 1989. The squads must have been submitted no later than June 11, 2009. Each member of the winning team was awarded a gold medal. The runners-up all received a silver medal, and the third-placed team all received a bronze medal. Each member of each side placed 4th-8th in the competition received a diploma.[1]

Venues

6 stadia were allocated to host the matches[1]

Stadium City Capacity
Stadio AdriaticoPescara25,000
Stadio Guido AngeliniChieti12,750
Stadio ComunaleTeramo7,498
Stadio Guido BiondiLanciano6,400
Stadio dei MarsiAvezzano3,692
Stadio Valle AnzucaFrancavilla al Mare3,500

Draw

The draw for the groups was made on May 8, 2009, and was conducted by Eusebio Di Francesco[2]

Tournament

Group stage

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Italy 211042+24
 Greece 210153+23
 Syria 201115-41
Italy 1–1 Syria
Sciacca  38' Report Shahen  74'

Greece 4–0 Syria
Soiledis  29'
Pavlis  42'  68'
Niklitsiotis  75'
Report
Referee: Nikola Dabanović (Montenegro)

Italy 3 –1 Greece
Mustacchio  28'
Mustacchio  55'
Sciacca  76'
Report Pavlis  34'
Referee: Olivier Thual (France)

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 France 220030+36
 Turkey 210152+33
 Malta 200206-60
France 2–0 Turkey
Malonga  20'
Joseph-Monrose  76'
Report
Referee: Gamail Embaia (Libya)

Malta 0–5 Turkey
Report Aygunes  14'
Albayrak  36'  49'
Basdas  53'
Gokoglan  54'
Referee: Vasilios Pamporidis (Greece)

France 1–0 Malta
Lasimant  7' Report

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Libya 20200002
 Montenegro 20200002
 Morocco

 Morocco withdrew from the competition so  Libya and  Montenegro ensured qualification to the next round. Their matches only determined group ranking.

Libya 0–0 Montenegro
Report
Referee: Olivier Thual (France)

Montenegro 0–0 Libya
Report
Penalties
Novović
Durutović
Savić
Vuković
2–4 Mansor
Gagom
Altriki
Ahmed
Referee: Mauro Bergonzi (Italy)

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 211052+34
 Tunisia 211043+14
 Albania 200215-40
Spain 2–2 Tunisia
Sassi  29' (o.g.)
Aarón  67'
Report Ayari  57'  59'
Stadio Valle Anzuca, Francavilla al Mare
Referee: Mauro Bergonzi (Italy)

Albania 1–2 Tunisia
Shehaj  23' Report Ben Messaoud  27'
Ayari  35'
Stadio Valle Anzuca, Francavilla al Mare

Spain 3–0 Albania
Kike  11'
Aarón  12'
Botía  77'
Report
Stadio Valle Anzuca, Francavilla al Mare
Referee: Nikola Dabanović (Montenegro)

Knockout stage

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
1 July – Francavilla
 
 
 Italy1
 
4 July – Pescara
 
 Libya0
 
 Italy1
 
1 July – Teramo
 
 Spain2
 
 France1
 
 
 Spain2
 
Third place
 
 
4 July – Chieti
 
 
 Libya0 (8)
 
 
 France0 (7)

Semi-finals

Italy 1 – 0 Libya
Garibaldi  3' Report
Stadio Valle Anzuca, Francavilla al Mare
Referee: Vasilios Pompiridis (Greece)

France 1–2 Spain
Tabanou  87' Report Nsue  42'
Laguardia  51'
Referee: Nikola Dabanovic (Montenegro)

5-8 Places

Greece 2–1 Montenegro
Pavlis  66'
Barmpoudis  81'
Report Bogdanović  59'

Turkey 2–1 Tunisia
Aygunes  46'
Calik  79'
Report Jebbari  17'
Stadio Valle Anzuca, Francavilla al Mare
Referee: Gamail Embaia (Libya)

Seventh place match

Montenegro 0–1 Tunisia
Report Ayari  77'
Referee: Olivier Thual

Fifth place match

Greece 1–1
6–5 pen.
 Turkey
Nikalaos Barboudis  62' Report Ridvan Simsek  19'

Third place match

Libya 0–0
8–7 pen.
 France
Report
Penalties
Mansor
Gagom
Altriki
Ahmed
Zrimeg
Elmhashhash
Issa
Abubaker
Elgarmadi
Elzaredi
8–7 Ravet
Pied
Bakar
Mustivar
Guidileye
Malonga
Coubronne
Kone
Theophile Catherine
Abenzoar
Referee: Mauro Bergonzi

Final

Italy 1–2 Spain
Mustacchio  89' Report Nsue  76'
Calderoni  90+5' (o.g.)
Referee: Gamail Embaia

Final standings

References

  1. Pescara 2009 - Football - Technical Book Archived 2011-07-22 at the Wayback Machine (Published February 16, 2009)
  2. Athletes symbol of Italian sport at the draw of the rounds pescara.it, Retrieved on 19 May 2009
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