2003 FIFA Confederations Cup Final
Event2003 FIFA Confederations Cup
After golden goal extra-time
Date29 June 2003
VenueStade de France, Saint-Denis
RefereeValentin Ivanov (Russia)
Attendance51,985
2001
2005

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 from Thierry Henry when he kneed the ball past Carlos Kameni into the left corner of the net from the right of the six yard box after a pass from Lilian Thuram.[1][2]

Cameroon 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 three days earlier.[3][4] At the trophy presentation, two Cameroon players held a large photo of Foé, on which FIFA officials hung a runner-up medal. When France captain Marcel Desailly was presented with the trophy, he held it in unison with Cameroon captain Rigobert Song.[5][6]

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 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
Final standing
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
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 gold-colored soccer ball 97'
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 51,985
Referee: Valentin Ivanov (Russia)
Cameroon
France
GK 1 Carlos Kameni
CB 3 Jean-Joël Perrier-Doumbé
CB 13 Lucien Mettomo
CB 4 Rigobert Song (c)
RM 8 Geremi
CM 19 Eric Djemba-Djemba
CM 7 Modeste M'bami Yellow card 89'
LM 5 Timothée Atouba
RF 16 Valéry Mézague downward-facing red arrow 91'
CF 11 Pius Ndiefi downward-facing red arrow 67'
LF 18 Mohammadou Idrissou
Substitutions:
FW 9 Samuel Eto'o upward-facing green arrow 67'
MF 10 Achille Emaná upward-facing green arrow 91'
Manager:
Germany Winfried Schäfer
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GK 16 Fabien Barthez
RB 19 Willy Sagnol downward-facing red arrow 76'
CB 5 William Gallas
CB 8 Marcel Desailly (c)
LB 3 Bixente Lizarazu
RM 10 Ludovic Giuly
CM 18 Benoît Pedretti
CM 6 Olivier Dacourt Yellow card 44' downward-facing red arrow 90'
LM 11 Sylvain Wiltord downward-facing red arrow 65'
CF 9 Djibril Cissé
CF 12 Thierry Henry
Substitutions:
MF 7 Robert Pires upward-facing green arrow 65'
DF 15 Lilian Thuram upward-facing green arrow 76'
MF 17 Olivier Kapo upward-facing green arrow 90'
Manager:
Jacques Santini

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

Fourth official:
Carlos Amarilla (Paraguay)

References

  1. ^ "France overcome Cameroon". BBC Sport. 29 June 2003. Retrieved 29 April 2021.
  2. ^ "Man of the Match – Thierry Henry (FRA". FIFA.com. 30 June 2003. Archived from the original on 6 October 2003. Retrieved 29 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Cameroon will play on after midfielder's death". usatoday.com. 27 June 2003. Retrieved 19 March 2012.
  4. ^ "Cameroon 1-0 Colombia". BBC Sport. 26 June 2003. Retrieved 29 April 2021.
  5. ^ "Cameroon star Foe dies". BBC Sport. 26 June 2003. Retrieved 29 April 2021.
  6. ^ "CAMEROON 0 : 1 FRANCE (a.e.t.)". FIFA.com. 30 June 2003. Archived from the original on 12 August 2003. Retrieved 29 April 2021.