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 coaches Paul Marchioni and Charles Orlanducci for a friendly game against Burkina Faso on 29 May 2015.
Caps and goals as of 29 May 2015, after the match against Burkina Faso.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Jean-Louis Leca (1985-09-21) 21 September 1985 (age 29) 3 0 Corsica SC Bastia
1GK Dumè Agostini (1989-09-28) 28 September 1989 (age 25) 1 0 Corsica CA Bastia
1GK Thomas Vincensini (1993-09-12) 12 September 1993 (age 21) 0 0 Corsica SC Bastia
2DF François Modesto (1979-08-19) 19 August 1979 (age 35) 7 0 Corsica SC Bastia
2DF Yohan Bocognano (1990-06-16) 16 June 1990 (age 25) 5 1 Azerbaijan Inter Baku
2DF Gilles Cioni (1984-06-14) 14 June 1984 (age 31) 5 1 Corsica SC Bastia
2DF Anthony Lippini (1988-11-07) 7 November 1988 (age 26) 5 0 France Clermont
2DF Julian Palmieri (1986-12-07) 7 December 1986 (age 28) 4 0 Corsica SC Bastia
2DF Grégory Lorenzi (1983-12-17) 17 December 1983 (age 31) 3 0 Germany Jahn Regensburg
2DF Romain Achilli (1993-02-15) 15 February 1993 (age 22) 1 0 Corsica SC Bastia
2DF Hugo Aine (1995-12-11) 11 December 1995 (age 19) 1 0 Corsica AC Ajaccio
2DF Mickael Leca (1994-07-04) 4 July 1994 (age 21) 1 0 Corsica AC Ajaccio
3MF Johan Cavalli (1981-09-12) 12 September 1981 (age 33) 6 1 Corsica AC Ajaccio
3MF Gary Coulibaly (1986-03-30) 30 March 1986 (age 29) 6 0 Corsica AC Ajaccio
3MF Yannick Cahuzac (1985-01-18) 18 January 1985 (age 30) 5 1 Corsica SC Bastia
3MF Damien Tibéri (1985-08-23) 23 August 1985 (age 29) 5 1 Corsica CA Bastia
3MF Jean-François Grimaldi (1988-08-14) 14 August 1988 (age 26) 2 0 Corsica CA Bastia
3MF Louis Poggi (1984-06-13) 13 June 1984 (age 31) 2 0 Corsica Gazélec Ajaccio
3MF Pierre-François Sinapi (1990-05-24) 24 May 1990 (age 25) 1 0 Corsica Gazélec Ajaccio
3MF Christophe Vincent (1982-11-08) 8 November 1982 (age 32) 1 0 Corsica SC Bastia
4FW Jean-Jacques Mandrichi (1984-06-03) 3 June 1984 (age 31) 5 1 Corsica Borgo
4FW Alexandre Cropanese (1993-10-18) 18 October 1993 (age 21) 1 0 France Beauvais
4FW Vincent Leca (1995-07-01) 1 July 1995 (age 20) 1 0 Corsica AC Ajaccio
4FW Benjamin Santelli (1991-11-16) 16 November 1991 (age 23) 1 0 Corsica CA 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 34) 5 0 Belgium Charleroi v. A Squadra Internazionale, 24 May 2012
GK Florent Menozzi (1979-07-17) 17 July 1979 (age 36) 1 0 Corsica Île-Rousse v. A Squadra Internazionale, 24 May 2012
DF Sébastien Squillaci (1980-08-11) 11 August 1980 (age 34) 3 0 Corsica SC Bastia v. A Squadra Internazionale, 24 May 2012
DF Pierre-François Sodini (1989-06-22) 22 June 1989 (age 26) 1 0 Corsica Borgo v. A Squadra Internazionale, 24 May 2012
DF Olivier Vannucci (1991-05-24) 24 May 1991 (age 24) 0 0 Corsica Borgo v. A Squadra Internazionale, 24 May 2012
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 26) 1 0 Corsica SC Bocognano v.  Congo, 6 June 2009
MF Jean-Baptiste Pierazzi (1985-06-17) 17 June 1985 (age 30) 4 0 United States San Jose Earthquakes v. A Squadra Internazionale, 24 May 2012
MF Jean-Jacques Rocchi (1989-06-01) 1 June 1989 (age 26) 4 0 France Sedan v. A Squadra Internazionale, 24 May 2012
MF Pascal Berenguer (1981-05-20) 20 May 1981 (age 34) 3 1 France Tours v.  Bulgaria, 31 May 2011
MF Rémy Cabella (1990-03-08) 8 March 1990 (age 25) 1 0 England Newcastle United v.  Bulgaria, 31 May 2011
FW Joseph Barbato (1994-08-11) 11 August 1994 (age 20) 0 0 Free agent v. A Squadra Internazionale, 24 May 2012
FW Ludovic Giuly (1976-07-10) 10 July 1976 (age 39) 1 0 France Monts d'Or Azergues v.  Bulgaria, 31 May 2011
FW Christophe Gaffory (1988-05-10) 10 May 1988 (age 27) 2 1 France Stade Bordelais 2010 Corsica Football Cup

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