2003 FIFA Confederations Cup
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2003 FIFA Confederations Cup

2003 FIFA Confederations Cup
Coupe des Confédérations 2003
2003 FIFA Confederations Cup.jpg
Tournament details
Host countryFrance
Dates18 June - 29 June
Teams8 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions France
Runners-up Cameroon
Third place Turkey
Fourth place Colombia
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored37 (2.31 per match)
Attendance491,700 (30,731 per match)
Top scorer(s)
Best player(s)France Thierry Henry
Fair play award Japan
2001
2005

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.

Qualified teams

2003 FIFA Confederations Cup participating teams
Red - Participated in Group A
Blue - Participated in Group B
Team Confederation Qualification method Date qualification secured Participation no.
 France UEFA UEFA Euro 2000 winners
Hosts
2 July 2000
24 September 2002
2nd
 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.

Bid process

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.[1][2]

The host was selected on 24 September 2002, during a meeting of FIFA's Executive Committee.[3]

Venues

The matches were played in:

Saint-Denis Lyon Saint-Étienne
Stade de France Stade de Gerland Stade Geoffroy-Guichard
Capacity: 80,000 Capacity: 41,200 Capacity: 36,000
Finale OGCN-ASNL.jpg Stade-Gerland-RWC2007.JPG Geoffroy Guichard ASSE.JPG

Match referees

Squads

Group stage

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 France 3 3 0 0 8 1 +7 9
 Colombia 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6
 Japan 3 1 0 2 4 3 +1 3
 New Zealand 3 0 0 3 1 11 −10 0
New Zealand 0-3 Japan
Report Nakamura Goal 1275
Nakata Goal 65
Attendance: 36,038
Referee: Coffi Codjia (Benin)

Attendance: 38,541

Attendance: 22,811

France 2-1 Japan
Pires Goal 43 (pen.)
Govou Goal 65
Report Nakamura Goal 59

France 5-0 New Zealand
Kapo Goal 17
Henry Goal 20
Cissé Goal 71
Giuly Goal 90+1
Pires Goal 90+3
Report
Attendance: 36,842
Referee: Masoud Moradi (Iran)

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Cameroon 3 2 1 0 2 0 +2 7
 Turkey 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
 Brazil 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
 United States 3 0 1 2 1 3 −2 1

Attendance: 46,719

Cameroon 1-0 Turkey
Geremi Goal 90+1 (pen.) Report

Attendance: 20,306

Brazil 2-2 Turkey
Adriano Goal 23
Alex Goal 90+3
Report Gökdeniz Goal 53
Okan Y. Goal 81

Attendance: 19,206

Knockout stage

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
26 June - Lyon
 
 
 Cameroon1
 
29 June - Saint-Denis
 
 Colombia0
 
 Cameroon0
 
26 June - Saint-Denis
 
 France (asdet)1
 
 France3
 
 
 Turkey2
 
Third place
 
 
28 June - Saint-Étienne
 
 
 Colombia1
 
 
 Turkey2

Semi-finals

Attendance: 12,352
Referee: Markus Merk (Germany)

France 3-2 Turkey
Henry Goal 11
Pires Goal 26
Wiltord Goal 43
Report Gökdeniz Goal 42
Tuncay Goal 48
Attendance: 41,195

Third place play-off

Final

Attendance: 51,985

Awards

Golden Ball

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 Marc-Vivien Foé
Team  France  Turkey  Cameroon
Votes 28% 15% 7%

Golden Shoe

FIFA presents the Golden Shoe award to the tournament's top goalscorer.

Awards Golden Shoe Silver Shoe Bronze Shoe
Players Thierry Henry Tuncay[a] Shunsuke Nakamura[b]
Team  France  Turkey  Japan
Goals 4 3 3

FIFA Fair Play Award

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
Team  Japan
Total 895
Matches played 3
Maximum 1,000
  1. ^ Although four other players had three goals each, Tuncay received the Silver Shoe award as he was the only one of the five to have registered an assist in the competition.
  2. ^ Lowest number of minutes played (170). Giovanni Hernández, Robert Pires and Okan Y?lmaz also produced/recorded three goals and zero assists.

Source: FIFA[4]

Statistics

Goalscorers

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.

4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Tournament ranking

Per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-outs are counted as draws.

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1 A  France (H) 5 5 0 0 12 3 +9 15 Champions
2 B  Cameroon 5 3 1 1 3 1 +2 10 Runners-up
3 B  Turkey 5 2 1 2 8 8 0 7 Third place
4 A  Colombia 5 2 0 3 5 5 0 6 Fourth place
5 B  Brazil 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4 Eliminated in
group stage
6 A  Japan 3 1 0 2 4 3 +1 3
7 B  United States 3 0 1 2 1 3 −2 1
8 A  New Zealand 3 0 0 3 1 11 −10 0
Source: FIFA[5]
(H) Host.

References

  1. ^ "Egypt, South Africa gunning for 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup". panapress.com. 14 March 2002.
  2. ^ "USA bids to host 2003 Confederations Cup". socceramerica.com. 3 July 2002.
  3. ^ "FIFA Executive Committee designates France as hosts of 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup". FIFA. 24 September 2002.
  4. ^ "FIFA Confederations Cup official awards". Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Paris. 29 June 2003. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 July 2003. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ "Statistical Kit: FIFA Confederations Cup (FCC 2017 post-event edition) - Ranking by tournament" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 10 July 2017. p. 21. Archived (PDF) from the original on 28 September 2019. Retrieved 2019.

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