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The 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup was the fifth FIFA Confederations Cup and the third to be organised by FIFA. It was also the first in which the original hosts, Saudi Arabia, did not participate (they were the nation who founded the tournament, previously known as the King Fahd Cup). The tournament was played from 30 May to 10 June 2001, and co-hosted by South Korea and Japan, who were also hosts for the 2002 FIFA World Cup finals. It was won by France, beating hosts Japan 1–0, with a goal from Patrick Vieira.

2001 FIFA Confederations Cup
대한민국/일본 2001년
2001 韓国/日本
2001 FIFA Confederations Cup.jpg
Tournament details
Host countriesSouth Korea
Japan
Dates30 May – 10 June
Teams8 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)6 (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions France (1st title)
Runners-up Japan
Third place Australia
Fourth place Brazil
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored31 (1.94 per match)
Attendance557,191 (34,824 per match)
Top scorer(s)France Éric Carrière
Australia Shaun Murphy
France Robert Pires
South Korea Hwang Sun-hong
Japan Takayuki Suzuki
France Patrick Vieira
France Sylvain Wiltord
(2 goals each)
Best player(s)France Robert Pires
Fair play award Japan
1999
2003

By winning the tournament, France became the second team to simultaneously be World Cup champions, continental champions and Confederations Cup winners, after Brazil in 1997.

The eight teams were split into two groups of four, in which each team plays each of the others once, with the top two in each group advancing to the semi-finals.

Contents

Qualified teamsEdit

 
2001 FIFA Confederations Cup participating teams
Team Confederation Qualification method Date qualification secured Participation no.
  South Korea AFC Co-hosts 31 May 1996 1st
  Japan AFC Co-hosts
2000 AFC Asian Cup winners
31 May 1996 2nd
  France UEFA 1998 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2000 winners 12 July 1998 1st
  Brazil CONMEBOL 1999 Copa América winners 18 July 1999 3rd
  Mexico CONCACAF 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup winners 4 August 1999 4th
  Cameroon CAF 2000 African Cup of Nations winners 13 February 2000 1st
  Canada CONCACAF 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup winners 27 February 2000 1st
  Australia OFC 2000 OFC Nations Cup winners 28 June 2000 2nd

VenuesEdit

South Korea
2001 FIFA Confederations Cup (South Korea)
Ulsan Suwon Daegu
Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium Suwon World Cup Stadium Daegu World Cup Stadium
Capacity: 44,466 Capacity: 43,959 Capacity: 66,422
     
Japan
2001 FIFA Confederations Cup (Japan)
Yokohama Ibaraki Niigata
International Stadium Yokohama Kashima Soccer Stadium Niigata Stadium
Capacity: 72,327 Capacity: 40,728 Capacity: 42,300
     

Match refereesEdit

SquadsEdit

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  France 3 2 0 1 9 1 +8 6
  Australia 3 2 0 1 3 1 +2 6
  South Korea 3 2 0 1 3 6 −3 6
  Mexico 3 0 0 3 1 8 −7 0
France  5–0  South Korea
Marlet   9'
Vieira   19'
Anelka   34'
Djorkaeff   80'
Wiltord   90'
Report

Mexico  0–2  Australia
Report Murphy   20'
Skoko   54'

Australia  1–0  France
Zane   60' Report

South Korea  2–1  Mexico
Hwang Sun-hong   56'
Yoo Sang-chul   90'
Report Víctor Ruiz   81'

France  4–0  Mexico
Wiltord   9'
Carrière   63'84'
Pires   72'
Report

South Korea  1–0  Australia
Hwang Sun-hong   24' Report
Attendance: 42,754

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Japan 3 2 1 0 5 0 +5 7
  Brazil 3 1 2 0 2 0 +2 5
  Cameroon 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
  Canada 3 0 1 2 0 5 −5 1
Brazil  2–0  Cameroon
Washington   53'
Carlos Miguel   57'
Report
Attendance: 10,519

Japan  3–0  Canada
Ono   57'
Nishizawa   60'
Morishima   88'
Report
Attendance: 39,006

Canada  0–0  Brazil
Report
Attendance: 12,095
Referee: Lu Jun (China)

Cameroon  0–2  Japan
Report Suzuki   8'65'
Attendance: 39,430

Brazil  0–0  Japan
Report

Cameroon  2–0  Canada
Tchoutang   48'
M'Boma   83'
Report
Attendance: 15,822

Knockout stageEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
7 June – Yokohama
 
 
  Japan1
 
10 June – Yokohama
 
  Australia0
 
  Japan0
 
7 June – Suwon
 
  France1
 
  France2
 
 
  Brazil1
 
Third place
 
 
9 June – Ulsan
 
 
  Australia1
 
 
  Brazil0

Semi-finalsEdit

Japan  1–0  Australia
H. Nakata   43' Report

France  2–1  Brazil
Pires   7'
Desailly   54'
Report Ramon   30'

Third place play-offEdit

Australia  1–0  Brazil
Murphy   84' Report

FinalEdit

Japan  0–1  France
Report Vieira   30'

AwardsEdit

Golden Ball Golden Shoe FIFA Fair Play Trophy
  Robert Pires   Robert Pires   Japan
Silver Ball Silver Shoe
  Patrick Vieira   Éric Carrière
Bronze Ball Bronze Shoe
  Hidetoshi Nakata   Hwang Sun-hong

Source: FIFA[1]

Goal scorersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIFA Confederations Cup Korea/Japan 2001 | Awards". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). Retrieved 20 October 2017.

External linksEdit