2001 FIFA Confederations Cup Final
Event2001 FIFA Confederations Cup
Date10 June 2001
VenueInternational Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama
RefereeAli Bujsaim (United Arab Emirates)
Attendance65,533
1999
2003

The 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup Final was a football match to determine the winners of the 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup. The match was held at International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan, on 10 June 2001 and was contested by Japan and France.[1] France won the match 1–0 with the only goal coming after half an hour, when Patrick Vieira headed in over the advancing keeper Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi from the edge of the penalty area after a long pass from Frank Leboeuf in midfield.[2] This was Japan's first ever final in a senior FIFA competition, and as of 2022, it is also the one of only three senior FIFA finals to feature an AFC team.

Route to the final

Japan Round France
Opponent Result Group stage Opponent Result
 Canada 3–0 Match 1  South Korea 5–0
 Cameroon 2–0 Match 2  Australia 0–1
 Brazil 0–0 Match 3  Mexico 4–0
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Japan 3 2 1 0 5 0 5 7
 Brazil 3 1 2 0 2 0 2 5
 Cameroon 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
 Canada 3 0 1 2 0 5 −5 1
Final standing
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 France 3 2 0 1 9 1 8 6
 Australia 3 2 0 1 3 3 1 6
 South Korea 3 2 0 1 3 6 −3 6
 Mexico 3 0 0 3 1 8 −7 0
Opponent Result Knockout stage Opponent Result
 Australia 1–0 Semi-final  Brazil 2–1

Match details

Japan 0–1 France
Report Vieira 30'
Japan
France
GK 1 Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi
RB 20 Yasuhiro Hato
CB 4 Ryuzo Morioka (c)
CB 3 Naoki Matsuda Yellow card 36'
LB 16 Kōji Nakata
RM 5 Junichi Inamoto downward-facing red arrow 46'
CM 14 Teruyoshi Ito
CM 18 Kazuyuki Toda
LM 21 Shinji Ono downward-facing red arrow 60'
CF 8 Hiroaki Morishima Yellow card 89'
CF 9 Akinori Nishizawa downward-facing red arrow 74'
Substitutions:
MF 10 Atsuhiro Miura upward-facing green arrow 46'
FW 19 Tatsuhiko Kubo upward-facing green arrow 60'
FW 11 Masashi Nakayama upward-facing green arrow 74'
Manager:
France Philippe Troussier
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GK 1 Ulrich Ramé
RB 19 Christian Karembeu
CB 18 Frank Leboeuf
CB 8 Marcel Desailly (c)
LB 3 Bixente Lizarazu Yellow card 52'
RM 6 Youri Djorkaeff downward-facing red arrow 65'
CM 4 Patrick Vieira
CM 7 Robert Pires
LM 11 Sylvain Wiltord
CF 9 Nicolas Anelka
CF 17 Steve Marlet downward-facing red arrow 58'
Substitutions:
FW 22 Laurent Robert upward-facing green arrow 58'
MF 10 Eric Carrière upward-facing green arrow 65'
Manager:
France Roger Lemerre

Assistant referees:
Igor Šramka (Slovakia)
Awni Hassouneh (Jordan)

References

  1. ^ "Classy France outplay Japan". BBC Sport. 10 June 2001. Archived from the original on 26 March 2014. Retrieved 12 April 2012.
  2. ^ "2001 FIFA Confederations Cup Final". Soccerway. Retrieved 11 April 2012.