Football at the 1997 Mediterranean Games

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1997 Mediterranean Games
football tournament
Tournament details
Host countryItaly
CityBari
Dates8–25 June
Teams13
Final positions
Champions Italy (4th title)
Runners-up Turkey
Third place Greece
Fourth place Spain
Tournament statistics
Matches played19
Goals scored50 (2.63 per match)
1993
2001

The 1997 Mediterranean Games football tournament was the 13th edition of the Mediterranean Games men's football tournament. The football tournament was held in Bari, Italy between 8 and 25 June 1997 as part of the 1997 Mediterranean Games and was contested by 13 teams, all countries were represented by the Olympic teams.[1] Italy won the gold medal.

Participating teams[edit]

Thirteen teams for U-23 took part in the tournament, 2 teams from Africa and 10 teams from Europe.

Federation Nation
CAF Africa  Algeria
 Libya
AFC Asia None
UEFA Europe  Albania
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Croatia
 France
 Greece
 Italy (hosts)
 San Marino
 Spain
 Slovenia
 Turkey (holders)
 Yugoslavia

System[edit]

The 13 teams will be divided into three groups of three teams and one group of four teams. Teams are awarded three points for a win and one for a draw. No points are awarded for a defeat. The top sides in each group will advance to the semi-finals.

Squads[edit]

Venues[edit]

8 stadiums were allocated to host the matches.

Stadium City Capacity
Stadio San Nicola Bari 58,270
Stadio Degli Ulivi Andria 9,140
Stadio Comunale Barletta 9,200
Stadio Gustavo Ventura Bisceglie 7,000
Stadio Franco Fanuzzi Brindisi 6,200
Stadio Pino Zaccheria Foggia 25,085
Stadio Via del Mare Lecce 33,876
Stadio Erasmo Iacovone Taranto 30,450

Tournament[edit]

All times local : CET (UTC+1)

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

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Turkey 3 2 1 0 5 3 +2 7
 Algeria 3 0 3 0 4 4 0 3
 Slovenia 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1 2
 Libya 3 0 2 1 3 4 −1 2
Turkey 2–2 Algeria
GoalGoal GoalGoal

Turkey 1–0 Libya
Özkan Goal
Algeria 1–1 Slovenia
Bounekdja Goal Osterc Goal
Referee: Georgios Psychomanis (Greece)

Turkey 2–1 Slovenia
Cimirotič Goal
Algeria 1–1 Libya
Merakchi Goal Goal
Referee: Marco Turo (San Marino)

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Italy 2 1 1 0 4 0 +4 4
 Yugoslavia 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 4
 Albania 2 0 0 2 1 7 −6 0
Yugoslavia 3–1 Albania
Bogdani Goal 60'
Referee: S. Tivolo (Slovenia)

Italy 4–0 Albania
Referee: Sabri Celik (Turkey)

Italy 0–0 Yugoslavia
Referee: Eric Romain (Belgium)

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Greece 2 2 0 0 7 1 +6 6
 France 2 1 0 1 4 3 +1 3
 San Marino 2 0 0 2 1 8 −7 0
Greece 4–1 San Marino
Selva Goal 90+1'

France 4–0 San Marino
Referee: Boucif Lazoun (Algeria)

Greece 3–0 France
Referee: Graziano Cesari (Italy)

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 4
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2 1 1 0 1 0 +1 4
 Croatia 2 0 0 2 1 3 −2 0

Spain 0–0 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Referee: Lucien Bouchardeau (Niger)

Spain 2–1 Croatia
Bazina Goal
Referee: Pascal Garibian (France)

Knockout stage[edit]

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
23 June–Lecce
 
 
 Italy (a.e.t.)2
 
25 June–Bari
 
 Spain0
 
 Italy5
 
23 June–Taranto
 
 Turkey1
 
 Greece0
 
 
 Turkey1
 
Third place
 
 
25 June–Foggia
 
 
 Spain0
 
 
 Greece1

Semi-finals[edit]

Italy 2–0 Spain
Referee: Pascal Garibian (France)

Greece 0–1 (a.e.t.) Turkey
Aksoy Goal 97'
Referee: Lucien Bouchardeau (Niger)

Third place match[edit]

Final[edit]

Italy 5–1 Turkey
Totti Goal 28'43' (pen.)
Ventola Goal 30'51'
Longo Goal 63'
Güner Goal 16'
Attendance: 20 000
Referee: Zoran Arsić (FR Yugoslavia)

Final standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1st, gold medalist(s)  Italy (H) 4 3 1 0 11 1 +10 10 Gold Medal
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Turkey 5 3 1 1 7 8 −1 10 Silver Medal
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Greece 4 3 0 1 8 2 +6 9 Bronze Medal
4  Spain 4 1 1 2 2 4 −2 4 Fourth place
5  Yugoslavia 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 4 Eliminated in
group stage
6  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2 1 1 0 1 0 +1 4
7  France 2 1 0 1 4 3 +1 3
8  Algeria 3 0 3 0 4 4 0 3
9  Slovenia 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1 2
10  Croatia 2 0 0 2 1 3 −2 0
11  Albania 2 0 0 2 1 7 −6 0
12  San Marino 2 0 0 2 1 8 −7 0
13  Libya 5 0 2 3 3 4 −1 2
Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host.

References[edit]