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. 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.
|2003 FIFA Confederations Cup|
|Coupe des Confédérations 2003|
|Dates||18 June – 29 June|
|Teams||8 (from 6 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||3 (in 3 host cities)|
|Champions||France (2nd title)|
|Goals scored||37 (2.31 per match)|
|Attendance||491,700 (30,731 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Thierry Henry (4 goals)|
|Best player(s)||Thierry Henry|
|Fair play award||Japan|
|Team||Confederation||Qualification method||Date qualification secured||Participation no.|
|France||UEFA||UEFA Euro 2000 winners
|2 July 2000
24 September 2002
|Brazil||CONMEBOL||2002 FIFA World Cup winners||30 June 2002||4th|
|Japan||AFC||2000 AFC Asian Cup winners||29 October 2000||3rd|
|Colombia||CONMEBOL||2001 Copa América winners||29 July 2001||1st|
|United States||CONCACAF||2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup winners||2 February 2002||3rd|
|Cameroon||CAF||2002 African Cup of Nations winners||10 February 2002||2nd|
|Turkey||UEFA||2002 FIFA World Cup third place1||29 June 2002||1st|
|New Zealand||OFC||2002 OFC Nations Cup winners||14 July 2002||2nd|
1Italy, the UEFA Euro 2000 runners-up, declined to take part as did Germany, the 2002 FIFA World Cup runners-up. So did Spain, who were ranked second in the FIFA World Rankings at the time. They were replaced by Turkey, who came third in the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
Five bids came before the deadline at 1 May 2002. Australia, Portugal and the United States put in single bids, while South Africa–Egypt and France–Switzerland put in joint bids. The France–Switzerland bid never materialized.
The host was selected on 24 September 2002, during a meeting of FIFA's Executive Committee.
The matches were played in:
|Stade de France||Stade de Gerland||Stade Geoffroy-Guichard|
|Capacity: 80,000||Capacity: 41,200||Capacity: 36,000|
|Report||Nakamura 12', 75'
|Henry 39' (pen.)||Report|
|Report||de Gregorio 27'|
|Pires 43' (pen.)
|Okan Y. 40' (pen.)
|Geremi 90+1' (pen.)||Report|
Okan Y. 81'
|26 June - Lyon|
|29 June - Saint-Denis|
|26 June - Saint-Denis|
|28 June - Saint-Étienne|
|Hernández 63'||Report||Tuncay 2'
Okan Y. 86'
FIFA presents the Golden Ball award to the outstanding player of the competition, as voted by the media present at the tournament.
|Awards||Golden Ball||Silver Ball||Bronze Ball|
|Players||Thierry Henry||Tuncay Şanlı||Marc-Vivien Foé|
FIFA presents the Golden Shoe award to the tournament's top goalscorer.
|Awards||Golden Shoe||Silver Shoe||Bronze Shoe|
|Players||Thierry Henry||Tuncay Şanlı[a]||Shunsuke Nakamura[b]|
FIFA presents the Fair Play Award to the team with the best fair play record, according to a points system and criteria founded by the FIFA Fair Play Committee.
|Award||FIFA Fair Play Award|
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.
The 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup Final was a football match to determine the winners of the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup. The match was held at Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France, on 29 June 2003 and was contested by Cameroon and France. France won the match 1–0, with a golden goal in the 97th minute. For the final the Cameroonian team wore shirts embroidered with Marc-Vivien Foé's name and dates of birth and death as a tribute to their midfielder who had suffered cardiac arrest and died on the pitch during their semi-final game against Colombia. At the presentation of medals and trophies, two Cameroon players held a large photo of Foé, on which a runner-up medal was hung. When France captain Marcel Desailly was presented with the trophy, he held it in unison with Cameroon captain Rigobert Song.2003 FIFA Confederations Cup squads
Squads who participated in the 2003 FIFA Confederations CupAdriano Gabiru
Carlos Adriano de Souza Vieira or simply Adriano Gabiru (born 11 August 1977 in Maceió), is a retired Brazilian attacking midfielder.
He was member of the Brazilian national squad in Qualifying at the 2000 Summer Olympic Games and 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup.
In December 2006 he scored the game-winning and only goal in a 1–0 victory for Internacional against Spanish side FC Barcelona for the FIFA Club World Cup crown in Japan.Ahmet Yıldırım
Ahmet Yıldırım (born 25 February 1974 in Amasya) was a Turkish professional footballer who played as a defender. He is currently the manager of Kastamonuspor.Elkin Murillo
Elkin Antonio Murillo Amor (born 20 September 1977) is a retired Colombian football striker.
Murillo has made 28 appearances for the Colombia national football team, including two matches at the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup.Gerardo Vallejo
Gerardo Enrique Vallejo (born 12 March 1976 in Medellín) is a Colombian footballer who plays as a defender with Itagüí S.A..He previously played for Envigado and Deportivo Cali.He has been capped by the Colombia national football team and played against France and Japan in the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup.Jacques Santini
Jacques Jean Claude Santini (born 25 April 1952) is a French former football player and manager. He played for Saint-Étienne during the 1970s, and reached the European Cup final with them in 1976. He has coached the French national team - winning the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup and reaching the quarter-finals of Euro 2004 - and clubs including Olympique Lyonnais.Jorge López Caballero
Jorge López Caballero (born 15 August 1981) is a Colombian footballer.
He played for the Colombia national football team in the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup and the qualifiers for the 2006 FIFA World Cup.Keisuke Tsuboi
Keisuke Tsuboi (坪井 慶介, Tsuboi Keisuke, born 16 September 1979 in Tama, Tokyo) is a Japanese football player for J2 League team Renofa Yamaguchi FC.Kléber de Carvalho Corrêa
Kléber de Carvalho Corrêa (born 1 April 1980 in São Paulo), commonly known as Kléber, is a Brazilian former professional footballer, who played as a left wingback.Mohammadou Idrissou
Mohammadou Idrissou (born 8 March 1980) is a Cameroonian football striker who plays as a striker for FC Kufstein.Nana Falemi
Ngassam Nana Falemi (born May 5, 1974) is a Cameroonian-Romanian footballer who played as a defensive midfielder. Born in Romania, he played for the Cameroon national football team, including appearing at the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup.Okan Yılmaz
Okan Yılmaz (born 16 May 1978) is a Turkish professional footballer.Selçuk Şahin (footballer, born 1981)
Selçuk Şahin (born 31 January 1981) is a Turkish professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Süper Lig club Göztepe.Serkan Balcı
Serkan Balcı (pronounced [seɾkan baɫdʒɯ]; born 22 August 1983) is a retired Turkish international footballer.Stade Geoffroy-Guichard
Stade Geoffroy-Guichard is a multi-purpose stadium in Saint-Étienne, France. It is used primarily for football matches, and tournaments such as the UEFA Euro 1984 and 2016, the 1998 FIFA World Cup and the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup. It is also used for rugby union, and was a venue at the 2007 Rugby World Cup. It is nicknamed "le Chaudron" (the Cauldron), or "l'enfer vert" (the Green Hell), an allusion to the colours worn by the local football team, AS Saint-Étienne, given during the team's heyday when it drew particularly large crowds (the record being set in 1985, with more than 47,000 spectators). More recently, its current capacity was 35,616 before the current renovations, which began in 2011 and have temporarily reduced this figure to 26,747. When the renovations are finished, the stadium will hold 42,000 seated spectators.
The stadium opened on 13 September 1931, and AS Saint-Étienne's first match there took place on 17 September against FAC Nice. The stadium was named after Geoffroy Guichard, founder of the Casino retail group, who purchased the site on which it was built.Stade de Gerland
The Stade de Gerland (known for sponsorship reasons as Matmut Stadium de Gerland and otherwise known as Municipal de Gerland or Stade Gerland [stad ʒɛʁlɑ̃]) is a stadium in the city of Lyon, France which serves as home to Top 14 rugby club Lyon OU. It has a seating capacity of 25,000.
Situated in the Gerland quarter, it was used by French professional football club Olympique Lyonnais, who moved to the newly constructed Parc Olympique Lyonnais in 2016. Local rugby union club Lyon OU moved in beginning of 2017, replacing their much smaller stadium Matmut Stadium. The stadium's capacity was also reduced from 43,000 to a more reasonable 25,000.
The Stade de Gerland is listed as a Category three stadium by UEFA's standards and has hosted matches for the 1972 Rugby League World Cup, UEFA Euro 1984, the 1998 FIFA World Cup, and the 2007 Rugby World Cup.
The stadium has hosted concerts by many famous artists, including The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Pink Floyd and Genesis.Óscar Díaz (Colombian footballer)
Óscar Díaz Asprilla (born 8 June 1972) was a Colombian football midfielder.
Déaz was part of the Colombia national football team at the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup where he played in the match against Japan.Ömer Çatkıç
Ömer Çatkıç (born 15 October 1974 in Eskişehir) is a former Turkish football goalkeeper. He last played for Antalyaspor in the Turkish Super Lig.He played for Eskişehirspor, Gaziantepspor, Gençlerbirliği, and Bursaspor. He returned to Gaziantepsor in 2007–2008 season.
He played for Turkey national football team and was a participant at the Euro 2000, 2002 FIFA World Cup and 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup.
2003 FIFA Confederations Cup
2003 FIFA Confederations Cup finalists
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