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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
2005
2013

Contents

Participating teamsEdit

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

SystemEdit

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.

SquadsEdit

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]

VenuesEdit

6 stadia were allocated to host the matches[1]

Stadium City Capacity
Stadio Adriatico Pescara 25,000
Stadio Guido Angelini Chieti 12,750
Stadio Comunale Teramo 7,498
Stadio Guido Biondi Lanciano 6,400
Stadio dei Marsi Avezzano 3,692
Stadio Valle Anzuca Francavilla al Mare 3,500

DrawEdit

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

TournamentEdit

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Italy 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 4
  Greece 2 1 0 1 5 3 +2 3
  Syria 2 0 1 1 1 5 -4 1
Italy  1–1  Syria
Sciacca   38' Report Shahen   74'

Greece  4–0  Syria
Soiledis   29'
Pavlis   42'   68'
Niklitsiotis   75'
Report

Italy  3 –1  Greece
Mustacchio   28'
Mustacchio   55'
Sciacca   76'
Report Pavlis   34'

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  France 2 2 0 0 3 0 +3 6
  Turkey 2 1 0 1 5 2 +3 3
  Malta 2 0 0 2 0 6 -6 0
France  2–0  Turkey
Malonga   20'
Joseph-Monrose   76'
Report

Malta  0–5  Turkey
Report Aygunes   14'
Albayrak   36'   49'
Basdas   53'
Gokoglan   54'

France  1–0  Malta
Lasimant   7' Report

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Libya 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
  Montenegro 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
  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

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Spain 2 1 1 0 5 2 +3 4
  Tunisia 2 1 1 0 4 3 +1 4
  Albania 2 0 0 2 1 5 -4 0
Spain  2–2  Tunisia
Sassi   29' (o.g.)
Aarón   67'
Report Ayari   57'   59'

Albania  1–2  Tunisia
Shehaj   23' Report Ben Messaoud   27'
Ayari   35'

Spain  3–0  Albania
Kike   11'
Aarón   12'
Botía   77'
Report

Knockout stageEdit

 
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-finalsEdit

Italy  1 – 0  Libya
Garibaldi   3' Report

France  1–2  Spain
Tabanou   87' Report Nsue   42'
Laguardia   51'

5-8 PlacesEdit

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

Turkey  2–1  Tunisia
Aygunes   46'
Calik   79'
Report Jebbari   17'

Seventh place matchEdit

Montenegro  0–1  Tunisia
Report Ayari   77'

Fifth place matchEdit

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

Third place matchEdit

FinalEdit

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

Final standingsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d 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