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1997 Tournoi de France

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The 1997 Tournoi de France ([tuʁ.nwa də fʁɒ̃ːs]; French for "Tournament of France", often referred to as Le Tournoi) was a friendly international football tournament held in France in early June 1997 as a warm-up to the 1998 FIFA World Cup. The four national teams participating at the tournament were Brazil, England, hosts France, and Italy. They played against each other in a single round-robin tournament with the group winner also being the winner of the tournament.[1]

1997 Tournoi de France
Warm-up for 1998 FIFA World Cup
Tournoi de France 1997-logo.png
Tournament details
Host countryFrance
Dates3–11 June 1997
Teams4
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions England
Runners-up Brazil
Third place France
Fourth place Italy
Tournament statistics
Matches played6
Goals scored16 (2.67 per match)
Top scorer(s)Italy Alessandro Del Piero
(3 goals)

EventEdit

England won the tournament after collecting six points by winning their first two matches, against Italy and France, and losing one to Brazil. Brazil were second with five points, a product of a win and two draws. Their 3–3 draw with Italy included two goals from then 22-year-old Alessandro Del Piero and one goal apiece from Romário and Ronaldo as well as one own goal from each of the teams. Del Piero was the top goalscorer of the tournament with three goals scored while Romário scored twice.[2]

In the 21st minute of the opening match between France and Brazil, Roberto Carlos scored his famous Banana Shot free kick goal, curling from a 33.13-metre distance and often considered to be one of the best in the modern game.[3]

Elo Ratings before the tournamentEdit

Elo Ratings before Le Tournoi
Team Elo Ranking
(2 June 1997)
  Brazil 2 (2039)
  France 3 (2008)
  Italy 5 (1964)
  England 7 (1932)

VenuesEdit

SquadsEdit

TableEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  England 3 2 0 1 3 1 +2 6
  Brazil 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1 5
  France 3 0 2 1 3 4 −1 2
  Italy 3 0 2 1 5 7 −2 2

ResultsEdit

France  1–1  Brazil
Keller   55' Report Roberto Carlos   21'
Attendance: 28,193

England  2–0  Italy
Wright   26'
Scholes   43'
Report
Attendance: 25,000

France  0–1  England
Report Shearer   86'
Attendance: 23,000

Italy  3–3  Brazil
Del Piero   6'61' (pen.)
Aldair   23' (o.g.)
Report Lombardo   35' (o.g.)
Ronaldo   70'
Romário   84'

England  0–1  Brazil
Report Romário   61'
Attendance: 40,000

France  2–2  Italy
Zidane   12'
Djorkaeff   73'
Report Casiraghi   61'
Del Piero   89' (pen.)

Top scorersEdit

International broadcastersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "From the Vault: recalling how England won Le Tournoi de France in 1997". Guardian. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
  2. ^ "1997 Tournoi de France". Soccernostalgia. 21 June 2019. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Roberto Carlos wonder goal 'no fluke', say physicists". BBC News. 10 September 2010. Retrieved 13 August 2013.