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2003 FIFA Confederations Cup

The 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup football tournament was the sixth FIFA Confederations Cup, held in France in June 2003. France retained the title they had won in 2001, but the tournament was overshadowed by the death of Cameroon player Marc-Vivien Foé, who died of heart failure in his side's semi-final against Colombia. Foé's death united the France and Cameroon teams in the final match, which was played even though team players from both sides had explicitly stated that the match should not be played out of respect for Foé. France went on to win the trophy with a golden goal from Thierry Henry.

2003 FIFA Confederations Cup
Coupe des Confédérations 2003
2003 FIFA Confederations Cup.jpg
Tournament details
Host countryFrance
Dates18 June – 29 June
Teams8 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions France (2nd title)
Runners-up Cameroon
Third place Turkey
Fourth place Colombia
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored37 (2.31 per match)
Attendance491,700 (30,731 per match)
Top scorer(s)France Thierry Henry (4 goals)
Best player(s)France Thierry Henry
Fair play award Japan
2001
2005

At the presentation of medals and trophies, two Cameroon players held a gigantic photo of Foé, and a runner-up medal was hung to the edge of the photo. When French captain Marcel Desailly was presented with the Confederations Cup, he did not lift it up high, but held it in unison with Cameroon captain Rigobert Song. Foé finished third in media voting for player of the tournament and was posthumously awarded the Bronze Ball at its conclusion.

Contents

Qualified teamsEdit

 
2003 FIFA Confederations Cup participating teams
Red – Participated in Group A
Blue – Participated in Group B
Team Confederation Qualification method Date qualification secured Participation no.
  France UEFA UEFA Euro 2000 winners
Hosts
2 July 2000
24 September 2002
2nd
  Brazil CONMEBOL 2002 FIFA World Cup winners 30 June 2002 4th
  Japan AFC 2000 AFC Asian Cup winners 29 October 2000 3rd
  Colombia CONMEBOL 2001 Copa América winners 29 July 2001 1st
  United States CONCACAF 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup winners 2 February 2002 3rd
  Cameroon CAF 2002 African Cup of Nations winners 10 February 2002 2nd
  Turkey UEFA 2002 FIFA World Cup third place1 29 June 2002 1st
  New Zealand OFC 2002 OFC Nations Cup winners 14 July 2002 2nd

1Italy, the UEFA Euro 2000 runners-up, declined to take part as did Germany, the 2002 FIFA World Cup runners-up. So did Spain, who were ranked second in the FIFA World Rankings at the time. They were replaced by Turkey, who came third in the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

Bid processEdit

Five bids came before the deadline at 1 May 2002. Australia, Portugal and the United States put in single bids, while South Africa–Egypt and France–Switzerland put in joint bids. The France–Switzerland bid never materialized.[1][2]

The host was selected on 24 September 2002, during a meeting of FIFA's Executive Committee.[3]

VenuesEdit

The matches were played in:

Saint-Denis Lyon Saint-Étienne
Stade de France Stade de Gerland Stade Geoffroy-Guichard
Capacity: 80,000 Capacity: 41,200 Capacity: 36,000
     

Match refereesEdit

SquadsEdit

For a list of all squads that appeared in the tournament, see 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup squads.

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  France 3 3 0 0 8 1 +7 9
  Colombia 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6
  Japan 3 1 0 2 4 3 +1 3
  New Zealand 3 0 0 3 1 11 −10 0
New Zealand  0–3  Japan
Report Nakamura   12'75'
Nakata   65'
Attendance: 36,038
Referee: Coffi Codjia (Benin)

France  1–0  Colombia
Henry   39' (pen.) Report
Attendance: 38,541

Colombia  3–1  New Zealand
López   58'
Yepes   75'
Hernández   85'
Report de Gregorio   27'
Attendance: 22,811

France  2–1  Japan
Pires   43' (pen.)
Govou   65'
Report Nakamura   59'

France  5–0  New Zealand
Kapo   17'
Henry   20'
Cissé   71'
Giuly   90+1'
Pires   90+3'
Report
Attendance: 36,842
Referee: Masoud Moradi (Iran)

Japan  0–1  Colombia
Report Hernández   68'

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Cameroon 3 2 1 0 2 0 +2 7
  Turkey 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
  Brazil 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
  United States 3 0 1 2 1 3 −2 1
Turkey  2–1  United States
Okan Y.   40' (pen.)
Tuncay   73'
Report Beasley   37'

Brazil  0–1  Cameroon
Report Eto'o   83'
Attendance: 46,719

Cameroon  1–0  Turkey
Geremi   90+1' (pen.) Report

Brazil  1–0  United States
Adriano   22' Report
Attendance: 20,306

Brazil  2–2  Turkey
Adriano   23'
Alex   90+3'
Report Gökdeniz   53'
Okan Y.   81'

United States  0–0  Cameroon
Report
Attendance: 19,206

Knockout stageEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
26 June - Lyon
 
 
  Cameroon1
 
29 June - Saint-Denis
 
  Colombia0
 
  Cameroon0
 
26 June - Saint-Denis
 
  France (asdet)1
 
  France3
 
 
  Turkey2
 
Third place
 
 
28 June - Saint-Étienne
 
 
  Colombia1
 
 
  Turkey2

Semi-finalsEdit

Cameroon  1–0  Colombia
Ndiefi   9' Report
Attendance: 12,352
Referee: Markus Merk (Germany)

France  3–2  Turkey
Henry   11'
Pires   26'
Wiltord   43'
Report Gökdeniz   42'
Tuncay   48'
Attendance: 41,195

Third place play-offEdit

Colombia  1–2  Turkey
Hernández   63' Report Tuncay   2'
Okan Y.   86'

FinalEdit

Cameroon  0–1 (a.e.t.)  France
Report Henry   97'
Attendance: 51,985

AwardsEdit

Golden BallEdit

FIFA presents the Golden Ball award to the outstanding player of the competition, as voted by the media present at the tournament.

Awards Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
Players Thierry Henry Tuncay Şanlı Marc-Vivien Foé
Team   France   Turkey   Cameroon
Votes 28% 15% 7%

Golden ShoeEdit

FIFA presents the Golden Shoe award to the tournament's top goalscorer.

Awards Golden Shoe Silver Shoe Bronze Shoe
Players Thierry Henry Tuncay Şanlı[a] Shunsuke Nakamura[b]
Team   France   Turkey   Japan
Goals 4 3 3

FIFA Fair Play AwardEdit

FIFA presents the Fair Play Award to the team with the best fair play record, according to a points system and criteria founded by the FIFA Fair Play Committee.

Award FIFA Fair Play Award
Team   Japan
Total 895
Matches played 3
Maximum 1,000
  1. ^ Although four other players had three goals each, Tuncay received the Silver Shoe award as he was the only one of the five to have registered an assist in the competition.
  2. ^ Lowest number of minutes played (170). Giovanni Hernández, Robert Pires and Okan Yılmaz also produced/recorded three goals and zero assists.

Source: FIFA[4]

GoalscorersEdit

Thierry Henry received the Golden Shoe award for scoring four goals. In total, 37 goals were scored by 22 different players, with none of them credited as own goal.

4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Egypt, South Africa gunning for 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup". panapress.com. 14 March 2002.
  2. ^ "USA bids to host 2003 Confederations Cup". socceramerica.com. 3 July 2002.
  3. ^ "FIFA Executive Committee designates France as hosts of 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup". FIFA. 24 September 2002.
  4. ^ "FIFA Confederations Cup official awards". Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Paris. 29 June 2003. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 July 2003. Retrieved 19 October 2017.

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