1997 UEFA–CAF Meridian Cup

The 1997 UEFA–CAF Meridian Cup was the first UEFA–CAF Meridian Cup and was held in Portugal.

TeamsEdit

Group stageEdit

In the following tables:

Key: Pld Matches played, W Won, D Drawn, L Lost, GF Goals for, GA Goals against, GD Goal Difference, Pts Points

Team qualified for the knockout stage. If place within group is known (1st or 2nd), it is indicated

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
  Portugal 3 1 2 0 7 5 5
  Spain 3 1 2 0 3 2 5
  Ghana 3 1 1 1 6 3 4
  Ivory Coast 3 0 1 2 4 10 1

Ghana  5–0  Ivory Coast

Portugal  1–1  Spain
Mendes   90' Report
Referee: Sidi Bekaye (Mali)

Ghana  1–3  Portugal
Report Correia   6'
Simão   60'
Costa   86'

Ivory Coast  1–2  Spain

Spain  0–0  Ghana

Ivory Coast  3–3  Portugal
Report Costa   75'
Simão   78', 90'
Referee: Charles Agius (Malta)

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
  Greece 3 2 1 0 5 1 7
  Nigeria 3 1 1 1 2 2 4
  France 3 1 0 2 6 8 3
  Guinea 3 1 0 2 4 6 3

Nigeria  2–0  Guinea

Greece  4–1  France

Nigeria  0–0  Greece

Guinea  4–3  France

France  2–0  Nigeria

Guinea  0–1  Greece

Knockout stageEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
7 February 1997
 
 
  Portugal 0
 
9 February 1997
 
  Nigeria 2
 
  Nigeria3
 
7 February 1997
 
  Spain2
 
  Greece1
 
 
  Spain4
 
Third place
 
 
9 February 1997
 
 
  Portugal (a.e.t.)2
 
 
  Greece1

Third-place play-offEdit

Portugal  2–1  Greece
Mendes   75'
Simão   102'
Report
Referee: Sidi Bekaye (Mali)