2003 FIFA Confederations Cup

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2003 FIFA Confederations Cup
Coupe des Confédérations 2003
Tournament details
Host country France
Dates 18 June - 29 June
Teams (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  France (2nd title)
Runners-up  Cameroon
Third place  Turkey
Fourth place  Colombia
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 37 (2.31 per match)
Attendance 491,700 (30,731 per match)
Top scorer(s) France Thierry Henry (4 goals)
Best player France Thierry Henry
2001
2005

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.

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 too. 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.

Qualified teams[edit]

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

1Germany, the 2002 FIFA World Cup runners-up, declined to take part as did Italy, the UEFA Euro 2000 runners-up, and Spain as 2nd ranked team in the FIFA rankings at the time. They were replaced by Turkey, who won third place in the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

Venues[edit]

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
Finale OGCN-ASNL.jpg Stade-Gerland-RWC2007.JPG Geoffroy Guichard ASSE.JPG

Match officials[edit]

Squads[edit]

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

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

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
18 June 2003
18:00 CEST
New Zealand  0 – 3  Japan
Report Nakamura Goal 12'75'
Nakata Goal 65'
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 36,038
Referee: Coffi Codjia (Benin)

18 June 2003
21:00 CEST
France  1 – 0  Colombia
Henry Goal 39' (pen.) Report
Stade de Gerland, Lyon
Attendance: 38,541
Referee: Lucílio Batista (Portugal)

20 June 2003
19:00 CEST
Colombia  3 – 1  New Zealand
López Goal 58'
Yepes Goal 75'
Hernández Goal 85'
Report de Gregorio Goal 27'
Stade de Gerland, Lyon
Attendance: 22,811
Referee: Carlos Batres (Guatemala)

20 June 2003
21:00 CEST
France  2 – 1  Japan
Pirès Goal 43' (pen.)
Govou Goal 65'
Report Nakamura Goal 59'

22 June 2003
21:00 CEST
France  5 – 0  New Zealand
Kapo Goal 17'
Henry Goal 20'
Cissé Goal 71'
Giuly Goal 90+1'
Pirès Goal 90+3'
Report
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 36,842
Referee: Masoud Moradi (Iran)

22 June 2003
21:00 CEST
Japan  0 – 1  Colombia
Report Hernández Goal 68'

Group B[edit]

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
19 June 2003
19:00 CEST
Turkey  2 – 1  United States
Okan Y. Goal 40' (pen.)
Tuncay Goal 73'
Report Beasley Goal 37'

19 June 2003
21:00 CEST
Brazil  0 – 1  Cameroon
Report Eto'o Goal 83'
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 46,719
Referee: Valentin Ivanov (Russia)

21 June 2003
19:00 CEST
Cameroon  1 – 0  Turkey
Geremi Goal 90+1' (pen.) Report
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 43,743
Referee: Carlos Amarilla (Paraguay)

21 June 2003
21:00 CEST
Brazil  1 – 0  United States
Adriano Goal 22' Report
Stade de Gerland, Lyon
Attendance: 20,306
Referee: Lucílio Batista (Portugal)

23 June 2003
21:00 CEST
Brazil  2 – 2  Turkey
Adriano Goal 23'
Alex Goal 90+3'
Report Gökdeniz Goal 53'
Okan Y. Goal 81'

23 June 2003
21:00 CEST
United States  0 – 0  Cameroon
Report
Stade de Gerland, Lyon
Attendance: 19,206
Referee: Mark Shield (Australia)

Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-finals Final
26 June - Lyon
  Cameroon  1  
  Colombia  0  
 
29 June - Saint-Denis
      Cameroon  0
    France (a.e.t.)  1
Third place
26 June - Saint-Denis 28 June - Saint-Etienne
  France  3   Colombia  1
  Turkey  2     Turkey  2

Semi-finals[edit]

26 June 2003
18:00 CEST
Cameroon  1 – 0  Colombia
Ndiefi Goal 9' Report
Stade de Gerland, Lyon
Attendance: 12,352
Referee: Markus Merk (Germany)

26 June 2003
21:00 CEST
France  3 – 2  Turkey
Henry Goal 11'
Pirès Goal 26'
Wiltord Goal 43'
Report Gökdeniz Goal 42'
Tuncay Goal 48'
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 41,195
Referee: Jorge Larrionda (Uruguay)

Third place play-off[edit]

28 June 2003
18:00 CEST
Colombia  1 – 2  Turkey
Hernández Goal 63' Report Tuncay Goal 2'
Okan Y. Goal 86'

Final[edit]

29 June 2003
21:00 CEST
Cameroon  0 – 1
(a.e.t.)
 France
Report Henry Golden goal in the 97th minute 97'
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 51,985
Referee: Valentin Ivanov (Russia)

Awards[edit]

Golden Ball Winner Golden Shoe Winner FIFA Fair Play Trophy
France Thierry Henry France Thierry Henry  Japan
Silver Ball Winner Silver Shoe Winner
Turkey Tuncay Şanlı Turkey Tuncay Şanlı
Bronze Ball Winner Bronze Shoe Winner
Cameroon Marc-Vivien Foé Japan Shunsuke Nakamura

Goalscorers[edit]

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.

Notes[edit]

  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.

External links[edit]