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 Team[edit]

The following players were called to face an international team in a friendly on May 24, 2012.

No. Name DoB (Age) Club Caps Goals Debut
Goalkeepers
1
Nicolas Penneteau (1981-02-20) 20 February 1981 (age 33) France Valenciennes FC
5
0
vs  Congo, 6 June 2009 (Friendly)
Florent Menozzi (1979-07-17) 17 July 1979 (age 34) Corsica FC Calvi
0
0
Defenders
3
Sébastien Squillaci (1980-08-11) 11 August 1980 (age 33) Corsica SC Bastia
3
0
vs  Congo, 6 June 2009 (Friendly)
4
François Modesto (1978-08-19) 19 August 1978 (age 35) Greece Olympiacos F.C.
6
0
vs  Cameroon, 14 May 1998 (Friendly)
12
Anthony Lippini (1988-11-07) 7 November 1988 (age 25) Corsica AC Ajaccio
4
0
vs  Congo, 6 June 2009 (Friendly)
14
Gilles Cioni (1984-06-14) 14 June 1984 (age 29) Corsica SC Bastia
4
1
vs  Congo, 6 June 2009 (Friendly)
17
Damien Tibéri (1985-08-23) 23 August 1985 (age 28) Corsica AC Ajaccio
4
1
vs  Brittany, 19 May 2010 (2010 Corsica Football Cup)
18
Pierre-François Sodini (1989-06-22) 22 June 1989 (age 24) Corsica SC Bastia
1
0
vs Squadra Internaziunale, 24 May 2012 (Friendly)
Yohan Bocognano (1990-06-16) 16 June 1990 (age 23) Corsica Gazélec Ajaccio
4
0
vs  Congo, 6 June 2009 (Friendly)
Olivier Vannucci (1991-05-24) 24 May 1991 (age 22) Corsica SC Bastia
0
0
Midfielders
2
Jean-Baptiste Pierazzi (1984-03-07) 7 March 1984 (age 30) Corsica AC Ajaccio
4
0
vs  Brittany, 19 May 2010 (2010 Corsica Football Cup)
5
Yannick Cahuzac (1985-06-18) 18 June 1985 (age 28) Corsica SC Bastia
4
1
vs  Congo, 6 June 2009 (Friendly)
8
Johan Cavalli (1981-09-12) 12 September 1981 (age 32) Corsica AC Ajaccio
5
1
vs  Congo, 6 June 2009 (Friendly)
15
Gary Coulibaly (1986-03-30) 30 March 1986 (age 28) Monaco AS Monaco
5
0
vs  Congo, 6 June 2009 (Friendly)
24
Pierre-François Sinapi (1990-05-24) 24 May 1990 (age 23) Corsica Gazélec Ajaccio
1
0
vs Squadra Internaziunale, 24 May 2012 (Friendly)
26
Jean-Jacques Rocchi (1989-06-01) 1 June 1989 (age 24) Corsica FC Calvi
4
0
vs  Congo, 6 June 2009 (Friendly)
Louis Poggi (1984-06-18) 18 June 1984 (age 29) Corsica Gazélec Ajaccio
1
0
vs  Bulgaria, 31 May 2011 (Friendly)
Julian Palmieri (1986-12-17) 17 December 1986 (age 27) France FC Istres
3
0
vs  Congo, 6 June 2009 (Friendly)
Forwards
9
Jean-Jacques Mandrichi (1984-05-03) 3 May 1984 (age 29) France LB Châteauroux
5
1
vs  Congo, 6 June 2009 (Friendly)
Joseph Barbato (1994-08-11) 11 August 1994 (age 19) Corsica SC Bastia
0
0

Results in the past[edit]

Date Competition Location Home Team Result Away Team Scorers
February 28, 1967
Friendly
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille France France
0 – 2
Corsica Corsica
Sansonetti Goal 2', Serra Goal 58'
May 14, 1998
Friendly
Stade Armand Cesari, Bastia Corsica Corsica
0 – 1
Cameroon Cameroon
June 6, 2009
Friendly
Stade Ange Casanova, Ajaccio Corsica Corsica
1 – 1
Republic of the Congo Congo
Gaffory Goal 11'
May 19, 2010
2010 Corsica Football Cup
Stade François Coty, Ajaccio Corsica Corsica
2 – 0
Brittany Brittany
Tibéri Goal 45', Mandrichi Goal 60'
May 21, 2010
2010 Corsica Football Cup
Stade Armand Cesari, Bastia Corsica Corsica
1 – 1 (p: 5-4)
Gabon Gabon
Berenguer Goal 51'
May 31, 2011
Friendly
Stade François Coty, Ajaccio Corsica Corsica
1 – 0
Bulgaria Bulgaria [1][2]
Johan Cavalli Goal 62'

References[edit]

  1. ^ News report, 19/20 Corsica Sera, France 3, 1 Jun 2011. Retrieved Oct 2013.
  2. ^ Corse 1 - Bulgarie 0 : Mandrichi gagne un match, GF30 Historique, 31 May 2013. Retrieved Oct 2013.