Corsica national football team

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Corsica
Shirt badge/Association crest
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 for a friendly game against Basque Country on 27 May 2016.[1]
Caps and goals as of 27 May 2016, after the match against Basque Country.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Jean-Louis Leca (1985-09-21) 21 September 1985 (age 31) 4 0 Corsica SC Bastia
1GK Thomas Vincensini (1993-09-12) 12 September 1993 (age 23) 1 0 Corsica SC Bastia
1GK Cyril Fogacci (1996-10-01) 1 October 1996 (age 20) 0 0 Corsica SC Bastia

2DF François Modesto (1979-08-19) 19 August 1979 (age 37) 8 0 Corsica SC Bastia
2DF Yohan Bocognano (1990-06-16) 16 June 1990 (age 26) 6 1 Belgium Tubize
2DF Gilles Cioni (1984-06-14) 14 June 1984 (age 32) 6 1 Corsica SC Bastia
2DF Anthony Lippini (1988-11-07) 7 November 1988 (age 28) 6 0 Corsica AC Ajaccio
2DF Grégory Lorenzi (1983-12-17) 17 December 1983 (age 33) 3 0 France Brest
2DF Hugo Aine (1995-12-11) 11 December 1995 (age 21) 2 0 Corsica AC Ajaccio

3MF Johan Cavalli (1981-09-12) 12 September 1981 (age 35) 7 1 Corsica AC Ajaccio
3MF Gary Coulibaly (1986-03-30) 30 March 1986 (age 31) 7 0 Belgium Waasland-Beveren
3MF Yannick Cahuzac (1985-01-18) 18 January 1985 (age 32) 6 1 Corsica SC Bastia
3MF Jean-Baptiste Pierazzi (1985-06-17) 17 June 1985 (age 31) 5 0 Free agent
3MF Julian Palmieri (1986-12-07) 7 December 1986 (age 30) 4 0 Corsica SC Bastia
3MF Louis Poggi (1984-06-13) 13 June 1984 (age 32) 3 0 Corsica Gazélec Ajaccio
3MF Christophe Vincent (1992-11-08) 8 November 1992 (age 24) 2 0 Corsica AC Ajaccio
3MF Vincent Leca (1995-07-01) 1 July 1995 (age 21) 1 0 Corsica CA Bastia
3MF Vincent Marchetti (1997-07-04) 4 July 1997 (age 19) 1 0 Corsica AC Ajaccio
3MF Julien Benhaïm (1996-10-25) 25 October 1996 (age 20) 0 0 Corsica SC Bastia

4FW Benjamin Santelli (1991-11-16) 16 November 1991 (age 25) 2 1 Corsica CA Bastia
4FW Rémy Cabella (1990-03-08) 8 March 1990 (age 27) 2 0 France Marseille
4FW Julien Romain (1996-02-23) 23 February 1996 (age 21) 1 0 Corsica SC Bastia

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 Nicolas Penneteau (1981-02-20) 20 February 1981 (age 36) 5 0 Belgium Charleroi v.  Basque Country, 27 May 2016 CLUB
GK Dumè Agostini (1989-09-28) 28 September 1989 (age 27) 1 0 Corsica CA Bastia v.  Burkina Faso, 29 May 2015
GK Florent Menozzi (1979-07-17) 17 July 1979 (age 37) 1 0 Corsica Île-Rousse v. A Squadra Internazionale, 24 May 2012

DF Sébastien Squillaci (1980-08-11) 11 August 1980 (age 36) 3 0 Corsica SC Bastia v.  Basque Country, 27 May 2016 INJ
DF Romain Achilli (1993-02-15) 15 February 1993 (age 24) 1 0 France Dieppe v.  Burkina Faso, 29 May 2015
DF Mickael Leca (1994-07-04) 4 July 1994 (age 22) 1 0 Free agent v.  Burkina Faso, 29 May 2015
DF Pierre-François Sodini (1989-06-22) 22 June 1989 (age 27) 1 0 Corsica Borgo v. A Squadra Internazionale, 24 May 2012
DF Olivier Vannucci (1991-05-24) 24 May 1991 (age 25) 0 0 Corsica Borgo v. A Squadra Internazionale, 24 May 2012
DF Alexandre Franceschi (1975-08-31) 31 August 1975 (age 41) 1 0 Retired v.  Congo, 6 June 2009
DF Grégory Leca (1980-08-22) 22 August 1980 (age 36) 1 0 Retired v.  Congo, 6 June 2009
DF Nicolas Martinetti (1989-01-01) 1 January 1989 (age 28) 1 0 Corsica SC Bocognano v.  Congo, 6 June 2009

MF Damien Tibéri (1985-08-23) 23 August 1985 (age 31) 5 1 France Grenoble v.  Burkina Faso, 29 May 2015
MF Jean-François Grimaldi (1988-08-14) 14 August 1988 (age 28) 2 0 Corsica CA Bastia v.  Burkina Faso, 29 May 2015
MF Pierre-François Sinapi (1990-05-24) 24 May 1990 (age 26) 1 0 Corsica SC Bocognano v.  Burkina Faso, 29 May 2015
MF Pascal Berenguer (1981-05-20) 20 May 1981 (age 36) 3 1 France Tours v.  Bulgaria, 31 May 2011

FW Jean-Jacques Rocchi (1989-06-01) 1 June 1989 (age 27) 4 0 France Sedan v.  Basque Country, 27 May 2016 INJ
FW Alexandre Cropanese (1993-10-18) 18 October 1993 (age 23) 1 0 France Les Herbiers v.  Basque Country, 27 May 2016 CLUB
FW Jean-Jacques Mandrichi (1984-06-03) 3 June 1984 (age 32) 5 1 France Cannes v.  Burkina Faso, 29 May 2015
FW Joseph Barbato (1994-08-11) 11 August 1994 (age 22) 0 0 Free agent v. A Squadra Internazionale, 24 May 2012
FW Ludovic Giuly (1976-07-10) 10 July 1976 (age 40) 1 0 France Monts d'Or Azergues v.  Bulgaria, 31 May 2011
FW Christophe Gaffory (1988-05-10) 10 May 1988 (age 29) 2 1 France Stade Bordelais 2010 Corsica Football Cup

INJ = Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
CLUB = Player was not made available by his club.

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