Corsica national football team

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Corsica
Association Ligue Corse de Football
Head coach Corsica Jean-Michel Cavalli
First colours
Second colours
First international
France France 0 - 2 Corsica Corsica
(28 February 1967)
Biggest win
France France 0 - 2 Corsica Corsica
(28 February 1967)
Corsica Corsica 2 - 0 Brittany Brittany
(19 May 2010)
Biggest defeat
Corsica Corsica 0 - 1 Cameroon Cameroon
(14 May 1998)

The Corsica national football team (Corsican: Squadra Corsa di Balò) is the unofficial football team for the island of Corsica, France. It is not affiliated with FIFA or UEFA. Until now, the selection has played against national teams only three times : in 1967 against France, in 1998, just before the 1998 FIFA World Cup against Cameroon (as a preparation game for the Lions Indomptables), and more recently in 2009 against Congo.
In the past, the selection has also played against club teams, as in 1962 against OGC Nice, or Stade Reims in 1963.
The match against Congo was organized by the CFA (Corsica Football Association). In order to be called up for the team, a player had to fulfil two conditions: having at least one parent or grandparent from Corsica and being a professional player or being part of a professional club.

Venue of the team[edit]

The venue of the selection is not fixed : Corsica has played in both of the major cities of the island, Bastia and Ajaccio. It has been said that from now on, the matches will be played alternatively in Bastia (Stade Armand Cesari) and in Ajaccio (either Stade Ange Casanova or Stade François Coty).

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up to the squad by Jean-Michel Cavalli for a friendly game against an International squad led by Gérard Houllier played on 24 May 2012.
Caps and goals as of 24 May 2012, after the match against a Squadra Internaziunale.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Nicolas Penneteau (1981-02-20) 20 February 1981 (age 33) 5 0 Belgium Charleroi
1GK Florent Menozzi (1979-07-17) 17 July 1979 (age 35) 1 0 Corsica Île-Rousse
3 2DF Sébastien Squillaci (1980-08-11) 11 August 1980 (age 34) 3 0 Corsica SC Bastia
4 2DF François Modesto (1979-08-19) 19 August 1979 (age 35) 6 0 Corsica SC Bastia
12 2DF Anthony Lippini (1988-11-07) 7 November 1988 (age 26) 4 0 France Clermont
14 2DF Gilles Cioni (1984-06-14) 14 June 1984 (age 30) 4 1 Corsica SC Bastia
17 2DF Damien Tibéri (1985-08-23) 23 August 1985 (age 29) 4 1 Corsica CA Bastia
18 2DF Pierre-François Sodini (1989-06-22) 22 June 1989 (age 25) 1 0 Corsica Borgo
2DF Yohan Bocognano (1990-06-16) 16 June 1990 (age 24) 4 0 Azerbaijan Inter Baku
2DF Olivier Vannucci (1991-05-24) 24 May 1991 (age 23) 0 0 Corsica Borgo
2 3MF Jean-Baptiste Pierazzi (1985-06-17) 17 June 1985 (age 29) 4 0 United States San Jose Earthquakes
5 3MF Yannick Cahuzac (1985-01-18) 18 January 1985 (age 29) 4 1 Corsica SC Bastia
8 3MF Johan Cavalli (1981-09-12) 12 September 1981 (age 33) 5 1 Corsica AC Ajaccio
15 3MF Gary Coulibaly (1986-03-30) 30 March 1986 (age 28) 5 0 Corsica AC Ajaccio
24 3MF Pierre-François Sinapi (1990-05-24) 24 May 1990 (age 24) 1 0 Corsica Gazélec Ajaccio
26 3MF Jean-Jacques Rocchi (1989-06-01) 1 June 1989 (age 25) 4 0 France Sedan
3MF Julian Palmieri (1986-12-07) 7 December 1986 (age 28) 3 0 Corsica SC Bastia
3MF Louis Poggi (1984-06-13) 13 June 1984 (age 30) 1 0 Corsica Gazélec Ajaccio
9 4FW Jean-Jacques Mandrichi (1984-06-03) 3 June 1984 (age 30) 5 1 Corsica Borgo
4FW Joseph Barbato (1994-08-11) 11 August 1994 (age 20) 0 0 France Colomiers

Recent call-ups[edit]

Since the reinstatement of the Corsica team in 2009, the following players have also been called-up :

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Jean-Louis Leca (1985-09-21) 21 September 1985 (age 29) 2 0 Corsica SC Bastia v.  Bulgaria, 31 May 2011
GK Dumè Agostini (1989-09-28) 28 September 1989 (age 25) 0 0 Corsica CA Bastia v.  Bulgaria, 31 May 2011
DF Grégory Lorenzi (1983-12-17) 17 December 1983 (age 31) 2 0 Free agent v.  Bulgaria, 31 May 2011
DF Alexandre Franceschi (1975-08-31) 31 August 1975 (age 39) 1 0 Retired v.  Congo, 6 June 2009
DF Grégory Leca (1980-08-22) 22 August 1980 (age 34) 1 0 Retired v.  Congo, 6 June 2009
DF Nicolas Martinetti (1989-01-01) 1 January 1989 (age 25) 1 0 Corsica SC Bocognano v.  Congo, 6 June 2009
MF Pascal Berenguer (1981-05-20) 20 May 1981 (age 33) 3 1 France Tours v.  Bulgaria, 31 May 2011
MF Rémy Cabella (1990-03-08) 8 March 1990 (age 24) 1 0 England Newcastle United v.  Bulgaria, 31 May 2011
MF Jean-François Grimaldi (1988-08-14) 14 August 1988 (age 26) 1 0 Corsica CA Bastia v.  Congo, 6 June 2009
FW Ludovic Giuly (1976-07-10) 10 July 1976 (age 38) 1 0 France Monts d'Or Azergues v.  Bulgaria, 31 May 2011
FW Christophe Gaffory (1988-05-10) 10 May 1988 (age 26) 2 1 France Stade Bordelais 2010 Corsica Football Cup

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