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Football at the 1963 Mediterranean Games

The 1963 Mediterranean Games football tournament was the 4th edition of the Mediterranean Games men's football tournament. The football tournament was held in Naples, Italy between the 18–28 September 1963 as part of the 1963 Mediterranean Games.[1]

1963 Mediterranean Games
football tournament
1963 Mediterranean Games, football tournament - Italy's celebration.jpg
Italy's celebration for the gold medal
Tournament details
Host countryItaly Italy
CityNaples
Dates18–28 September 1963
Teams9 (from 3 confederations)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsItaly Italy B (2nd title)
Runners-upTurkey Turkey B
Third placeSpain Spain B
Fourth place Morocco
Tournament statistics
Matches played17
Goals scored45 (2.65 per match)
1959
1967

Participating teamsEdit

The following countries have participated for the final tournament:

Federation Nation
CAF Africa   Morocco
  Tunisia
  United Arab Republic
AFC Asia   Lebanon
  Syria
UEFA Europe   Italy B (hosts) (holders)
  Malta
  Spain B
  Turkey B

VenuesEdit

Cities Venues Capacity
Naples Stadio San Paolo 100 000
Caserta Stadio Alberto Pinto 12 000
Benevento Stadio Comunale
Salerno Stadio Comunale 9 000

SquadsEdit

Group stageEdit

All times local : CET (UTC+1)

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners advance to the Final
Group runners-up advance to the Third place match

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Italy B 3 3 0 0 12 1 +11 6
  Morocco 3 2 0 1 3 4 −1 4
  Tunisia 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 2
  Syria 3 0 0 3 1 10 −9 0
Morocco  1 – 0  Syria
 
Italy B  2 – 0  Tunisia
Ferrario   
Attendance: 12 000

Morocco  1 – 0  Tunisia
Bendayane  
Attendance: 2 000
Italy B  6 – 0  Syria
Volpato   
Lodetti  
Ferrario  
Petroni   

Tunisia  3 – 1  Syria
Henia   12'
Jedidi   50'80'
Aleyan  
Attendance: 1 000

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Turkey B 4 3 1 0 12 4 +8 7
  Spain B 4 2 2 0 13 4 +9 6
  United Arab Republic 4 2 1 1 10 8 +2 5
  Lebanon 4 1 0 3 2 7 −5 2
  Malta 4 0 0 4 4 18 −14 0
Spain B  1 – 1  United Arab Republic
Vidal   El-Shazly   49'
Stadio Comunale, Salerno
Referee: Cesare Jonni (Italy)
Turkey B  4 – 0  Lebanon
    

United Arab Republic  6 – 0  Malta
Reyadh   21'
Badawi   23'29'41'
El-Shazly   49'71'
Spain B  1 – 0  Lebanon
Grosso  
Stadio Comunale, Benevento
Referee: ... (Italy)

Turkey B  3 – 3  Spain B
    Grosso    
Lebanon  2 – 0  Malta
  

Turkey B  2 – 0  Malta
  
United Arab Republic  2 – 0
(Lebanon withdrew)
  Lebanon

Spain B  8 – 0  Malta
Velázquez  
Uriarte    
Valls  
Grosso    
Stadio Comunale, Benevento
Turkey B  3 – 1  United Arab Republic
    Ismail   31'
Stadio Comunale, Benevento

Knockout stageEdit

 
Final
 
  
 
28 September – Naples
 
 
  Turkey B0
 
 
  Italy B3
 
 
 
 
 
Third place
 
 
28 September – Naples
 
 
  Morocco1
 
 
  Spain B2
 

Third place matchEdit

Morocco  1 – 2  Spain B
Bendayane   30' Grosso   9'
Velázquez   84'

FinalEdit

Turkey B  0 – 3  Italy B
Report Bercellino II   
Giannini  
Referee: Ben Said

Tournament classificationEdit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Italy B 4 4 0 0 14 2 +12 8
2   Turkey B 5 3 1 1 12 7 +5 7
3   Spain B 5 3 2 0 15 5 +10 8
4   Morocco 4 2 0 2 4 6 –2 4
Eliminated in the group stage
5   United Arab Republic 4 2 1 1 10 8 +2 5
6   Tunisia 3 1 0 2 3 4 –1 2
7   Lebanon 4 1 0 3 2 7 –5 2
8   Syria 3 0 0 3 1 10 –9 0
9   Malta 4 0 0 4 4 18 –14 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mediterranean Games 1963 (Naples, Italy)". RSSSF. Dinant Abbink & Erik Garin. January 21, 2001.