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

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]

Participating teams

Federation Nation
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]

Squads

Main article: Football at the 2009 Mediterranean Games – 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 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

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 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 Goal 38' Report Shahen Goal 74'

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

Italy 3 –1 Greece
Mustacchio Goal 28'
Mustacchio Goal 55'
Sciacca Goal 76'
Report Pavlis Goal 34'
Stadio dei Marsi, Avezzano
Referee: Olivier Thual (France)

Group B

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 Goal 20'
Joseph-Monrose Goal 76'
Report
Stadio Comunale, Teramo
Referee: Gamail Embaia (Libya)

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

France 1–0 Malta
Lasimant Goal 7' Report

Group C

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
Stadio Guido Biondi, Lanciano
Referee: Olivier Thual (France)

Montenegro 0–0 Libya
Report
Penalties
Novović Penalty scored
Durutović Penalty missed
Savić Penalty scored
Vuković Penalty missed
2–4 Penalty scored Mansor
Penalty scored Gagom
Penalty scored Altriki
Penalty scored Ahmed
Stadio Guido Biondi, Lanciano
Referee: Mauro Bergonzi (Italy)

Group D

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 Goal 29' (o.g.)
Aarón Goal 67'
Report Ayari Goal 57' Goal 59'
Stadio Valle Anzuca, Francavilla al Mare
Referee: Mauro Bergonzi (Italy)

Albania 1–2 Tunisia
Shehaj Goal 23' Report Ben Messaoud Goal 27'
Ayari Goal 35'
Stadio Valle Anzuca, Francavilla al Mare
Referee: Fırat Aydınus (Turkey)

Spain 3–0 Albania
Kike Goal 11'
Aarón Goal 12'
Botía Goal 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 Goal 3' Report
Stadio Valle Anzuca, Francavilla al Mare
Referee: Vasilios Pompiridis (Greece)

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

5-8 Places

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

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

Seventh place match

Montenegro 0–1 Tunisia
Report Ayari Goal 77'
Stadio Guido Biondi, Lanciano
Referee: France Olivier Thual

Fifth place match

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

Third place match

Libya 0–0
8–7 pen.
 France
Report
Penalties
Mansor Penalty scored
Gagom Penalty missed
Altriki Penalty scored
Ahmed Penalty scored
Zrimeg Penalty scored
Elmhashhash Penalty scored
Issa Penalty missed
Abubaker Penalty scored
Elgarmadi Penalty scored
Elzaredi Goal
8–7 Penalty scored Ravet
Penalty scored Pied
Penalty missed Bakar
Penalty scored Mustivar
Penalty scored Guidileye
Penalty scored Malonga
Penalty missed Coubronne
Penalty scored Kone
Penalty scored Theophile Catherine
Penalty missed Abenzoar
Stadio Guido Angelini, Chieti
Referee: Italy Mauro Bergonzi

Final

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

Final standings

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References

  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