Men's football tournament at the 2018 Mediterranean Games
Tournament details
Host country Spain
CityTarragona
Dates22–30 June
Teams9 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s)3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Spain (3rd title)
Runners-up Italy
Third place Morocco
Fourth place Greece
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored47 (3.13 per match)
Top scorer(s)Spain Abel Ruiz (7 goals)
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Football at the 2018 Mediterranean Games took place between 22 June and 30 June at the Estadi Municipal de Reus, Estadi Municipal de La Pobla de Mafumet and Estadi Municipal de Calafell. Associations affiliated with FIFA were invited to send their men's U-18, U-19 and U-21 national teams. There was no women's tournament on this occasion.[1]

Participating nations

Nine nations have applied to compete in men's tournament, one more than at the previous games. None of the Asian nations opted to compete.

Men
Federation Nation
CAF Africa  Algeria U18
 Libya U18
 Morocco U18
AFC Asia None
UEFA Europe  Bosnia and Herzegovina U18
 France U18
 Greece U18
 Italy U18
 Spain U18 (hosts)
 Turkey U18

Squads

Main article: Football at the 2018 Mediterranean Games – squads

Venues

3 stadiums were allocated to host the matches.

Stadium City Capacity
Estadi Municipal de Reus Reus 4,500
Estadi Municipal de La Pobla de Mafumet La Pobla de Mafumet 707
Estadi Municipal de Calafell Calafell 690

Group stage

All times are local (UTC+2).

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Spain (H) 2 2 0 0 6 2 +4 6 Semifinals
2  Algeria 2 1 0 1 3 4 −1 3
3  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3 0
Source: Tarragona 2018
(H) Host
Algeria 1–4 Spain
  • Boutrif Goal 74'
Report
Estadi Municipal de Calafell, Calafell
Referee: Halil Umut Meler (Turkey)

Spain 2–1 Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Ruiz Goal 7'
  • N. Díaz Goal 76'
Report Hasić Goal 50'
Estadi Municipal de Reus, Reus
Referee: Hicham Tiazi (Morocco)

Algeria 2–0 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Report
Estadi Municipal de La Pobla de Mafumet, La Pobla de Mafumet
Referee: Jérôme Brisard (France)

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Italy 2 1 1 0 8 2 +6 4 Semifinals
2  Morocco 2 1 1 0 4 3 +1 4
3  Libya 2 0 0 2 1 8 −7 0
Source: Tarragona 2018
Italy 2–2 Morocco
Report
  • Rharib Goal 19'
  • Ounahi Goal 68'
Estadi Municipal de Calafell, Calafell
Referee: Irfan Peljto (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Morocco 2–1 Libya
  • S. Drouich Goal 6'
  • Mourid Goal 64'
Report Shaldun Goal 50'
Estadi Municipal de Reus, Reus
Referee: Said Aouina (Algeria)

Libya 0–6 Italy
Report
Estadi Municipal de La Pobla de Mafumet, La Pobla de Mafumet
Referee: Ioannis Papadopoulos (Greece)

Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Greece 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 6 Semifinals
2  France 2 1 0 1 2 3 −1 3
3  Turkey 2 0 0 2 0 2 −2 0
Source: Tarragona 2018
France 1–0 Turkey
Report
Estadi Municipal de La Pobla de Mafumet, La Pobla de Mafumet
Referee: Srđan Jovanović (Serbia)

Turkey 0–1 Greece
Report
Estadi Municipal de Calafell, Calafell
Referee: Xavier Estrada Fernández (Spain)

France 1–3 Greece
  • Gassama Goal 75'
Report

Ranking of second-placed teams

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Morocco 2 1 1 0 4 3 +1 4 Semifinals
2  Algeria 2 1 0 1 3 4 −1 3
3  France 2 1 0 1 2 3 −1 3
Source: Tarragona 2018

Classification stage

7th and 5th place brackets

Seventh place match

Turkey 4–2 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Report
Estadi Municipal de La Pobla de Mafumet, La Pobla de Mafumet
Referee: Jérôme Brisard (France)

Fifth place match

Algeria 0–1 France
Report Badu Goal 90+1'
Estadi Municipal de Calafell, Calafell
Referee: Ioannis Papadopoulos (Greece)

Knockout stage

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
28 June – Reus
 
 
 Italy3
 
30 June – Reus
 
 Greece0
 
 Italy2
 
28 June – La Pobla de Mafumet
 
 Spain3
 
 Spain2
 
 
 Morocco1
 
Third place
 
 
30 June – La Pobla de Mafumet
 
 
 Greece0 (6)
 
 
 Morocco (p)0 (7)

Semifinals

Italy 3–0 Greece
Report
Estadi Municipal de Reus, Reus
Referee: Hicham Tiazi (Morocco)

Spain 2–1 Morocco
Report Tahif Goal 13'
Estadi Municipal de La Pobla de Mafumet , La Pobla de Mafumet
Referee: Srđan Jovanović (Serbia)

Bronze medal match

Greece 0–0 (a.e.t.) Morocco
Report
Penalties
6–7
Estadi Municipal de La Pobla de Mafumet, La Pobla de Mafumet
Referee: Xavier Estrada Fernández (Spain)

Gold medal match

Italy 2–3 Spain
Report Ruiz Goal 26'57'90+4'
Estadi Municipal de Reus, Reus
Referee: Halil Umut Meler (Turkey)

Final standings

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Spain (H) 4 4 0 0 11 5 +6 12 Gold medal
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Italy 4 2 1 1 13 5 +8 7 Silver medal
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Morocco 4 1 2 1 5 5 0 5 Bronze medal
4  Greece 4 2 1 1 4 4 0 7 Fourth place
5  France 3 2 0 1 3 3 0 6 5th place match
6  Algeria 3 1 0 2 3 5 −2 3
7  Turkey 3 1 0 2 4 4 0 3 7th place match
8  Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 0 0 3 3 8 −5 0
9  Libya 2 0 0 2 1 8 −7 0 Group stage
Source: Tarragona 2018
(H) Host

Goalscorers

7 goals
5 goals
4 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

References

  1. ^ "Jeux Méditerranéens 2018". dzfoot.com. Juba AT. 10 May 2018.