2003 FIFA Confederations Cup Final

2003 FIFA Confederations Cup Final
Event 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup
Date 29 June 2003
Venue Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Referee Valentin Ivanov (Russia)
Attendance 51,985

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.[1] 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.

Route to the final

Cameroon Round France
Opponent Result Group stage Opponent Result
 Brazil 1–0 Match 1  Colombia 1–0
 Turkey 1–0 Match 2  Japan 2–1
 United States 0–0 Match 3  New Zealand 5–0
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Cameroon 32102027
 Turkey 31114404
 Brazil 31113304
 United States 301213−21
Final standing
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 France 33008179
 Colombia 32014226
 Japan 31024313
 New Zealand 3003111−100
Opponent Result Knockout stage Opponent Result
 Colombia 1–0 Semi-final  Turkey 3–2

Match details

Cameroon  0–1 (a.e.t.)  France
Report Henry  97'
Attendance: 51,985
GK1Carlos Kameni
CB3Jean-Joël Perrier-Doumbé
CB13Lucien Mettomo
CB4Rigobert Song (c)
CM19Eric Djemba-Djemba
CM7Modeste M'bami 89'
LM5Timothée Atouba
RF16Valéry Mézague 91'
CF11Pius Ndiefi 67'
LF18Mohammadou Idrissou
FW9Samuel Eto'o 67'
MF10Achille Emaná 91'
Winfried Schäfer
GK16Fabien Barthez
RB19Willy Sagnol 76'
CB5William Gallas
CB8Marcel Desailly (c)
LB3Bixente Lizarazu
RM10Ludovic Giuly
CM18Benoît Pedretti
CM6Olivier Dacourt 44' 90'
LM11Sylvain Wiltord 65'
CF9Djibril Cissé
CF12Thierry Henry
MF7Robert Pirès 65'
DF15Lilian Thuram 76'
MF17Olivier Kapo 90'
Jacques Santini

Assistant referees:
Gennady Krasyuk (Russia)
Yuri Dupanov (Belarus)

Fourth official:
Carlos Amarilla (Paraguay)


  1. "Cameroon will play on after midfielder's death". usatoday.com. 2003-06-27. Retrieved 2012-03-19.
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