Football at the 2001 Mediterranean Games

The 2001 Mediterranean Games football tournament was the 14th edition of the Mediterranean Games men's football tournament. The football tournament was held in Tunis, Tunisia between 5 and 18 September 2001 as part of the 2001 Mediterranean Games and was contested by 9 teams, all countries were represented by the U-21 teams.[1] Tunisia won the gold medal.

2001 Mediterranean Games
football tournament
Tournament details
Host countryTunisia
CityTunis
Dates5–15 September
Teams9
Venue(s)5 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Tunisia (1st title)
Runners-up Italy
Third place France
Fourth place Turkey
Tournament statistics
Matches played13
Goals scored36 (2.77 per match)
1997
2005

Participating teamsEdit

Nine teams for under-23 took part in the tournament, 4 teams from Africa and 5 teams from Europe.

Federation Nation
CAF Africa   Algeria
  Libya
  Morocco
  Tunisia (hosts)
AFC Asia None
UEFA Europe   France
  Greece
  Italy (holders)
  San Marino
  Turkey

SquadsEdit

VenuesEdit

Cities Venues Capacity
Radès Stade du 7 Novembre 60 000
Tunis Stade El Menzah 40 000
Sousse Stade Olympique de Sousse 28 000
Sfax Stade Taïeb Mhiri 22 000
Bizerte Stade 15 Octobre 20 000

TournamentEdit

All times local: CEST (UTC+1)

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners advance to the Semi-finals

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  France 2 2 0 0 7 0 +7 6
  Tunisia 2 1 0 1 5 1 +4 3
  San Marino 2 0 0 2 0 11 −11 0
Tunisia  5–0  San Marino
         

Tunisia  0–1  France
Sahnoun   11'

France  6–0  San Marino
Sahnoun   15' (pen.)
Hiroux   21'31' (pen.)
Pontal   29'77'
Delporte   67'

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Turkey 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 4
  Greece 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
  Libya 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 1
Greece  1–2  Turkey
     

Turkey  1–1  Libya
   

Greece  1–0  Libya
 

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Italy 2 2 0 0 4 2 +2 6
  Morocco 2 1 0 1 6 4 +2 3
  Algeria 2 0 0 2 3 7 −4 0
Morocco  5–2  Algeria
          El Hadi  
Bouras  

Italy  2–1  Morocco
Sculli   42'
Ferro   72'
Aboud   69'

Italy  2–1  Algeria
    Zouaghi  

Knockout stageEdit

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
13 September–Bizerte
 
 
  France0
 
15 September–Radès
 
  Italy1
 
  Italy0
 
13 September–Tunis
 
  Tunisia1
 
  Turkey0
 
 
  Tunisia (a.e.t.)1
 
Third place
 
 
15 September–Radès
 
 
  France2
 
 
  Turkey0

Semi-finalsEdit

France  0–1  Italy
Cardinale   60'

Turkey  0–1 (a.e.t.)  Tunisia
Ben Achour   98'

Third place matchEdit

France  2–0  Turkey
Pujol   25'51'

FinalEdit

Italy  0–1  Tunisia
Zitouni   76' (pen.)

MedalistsEdit

Gold Silver Bronze
  Tunisia
Walid Ben Hassine
Saïf Ghezal
Ali Zitouni
Imed Bouthouri
Karim Hamida
Ahmed Hammi
Ahmed Khanchil
Chokri Zaalani
Bassam Daasi
Karim Dalhoum
Mohamed Sliti
Lassaad Ouertani
Slim Ben Achour
Alaeddine Yahia
Anis Ayari
Anis Zitouni
Anis Boussaidi
Achraf Khalfaoui
  Italy
Vitangelo Spadavecchia
Cristian Zaccardo
Christian Maggio
Riccardo Fissore
Roberto Cardinale
Andrea Dossena
Simone Pacini
Emanuele Calaiò
Marco Mancinelli
Giuseppe Sculli
Gianluca Pegolo
Luca Del Chiaro
Simonluca Agazzone
Federico Balzaretti
Angelo Palombo
Franco Semioli
Marco Ferro
Alessandro Pellicori
  France
Loïc Vincent
Mickaël Natchimie
Nicolas Sahnoun
Mickaël Pontal
Cyril Guyot
David Grondin
Grégory Pujol
Loris Reina
Gael Hiroux
Ludovic Delporte
Cyril Yapi
Sebastien Squillacci
Florent Balmont
Loic Pailleres
Nicolas Douchez
David Vandenbossche
Julien Stephan
Guillaume Laval

Final standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
    Tunisia (H) 4 3 0 1 7 1 +6 9 Gold Medal
    Italy 4 3 0 1 5 3 +2 9 Silver Medal
    France 4 3 0 1 9 1 +8 9 Bronze Medal
4   Turkey 4 1 1 2 3 5 −2 4 Fourth place
5   Morocco 2 1 0 1 6 4 +2 3 Eliminated in
group stage
6   Greece 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
7   Libya 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 1
8   Algeria 2 0 0 2 3 7 −4 0
9   San Marino 2 0 0 2 0 11 −11 0
Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host

ReferencesEdit