2001 FIFA Confederations Cup
The 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup was the fifth FIFA Confederations Cup and the third to be organised by FIFA. It was the first in which the original hosts, Saudi Arabia, did not participate; the tournament was played from 30 May to 10 June 2001, co-hosted by South Korea and Japan, who were hosts for the 2002 FIFA World Cup finals. It was won by France, beating hosts Japan 1–0, with a goal from Patrick Vieira. By winning the tournament, France became the second team to be World Cup champions, continental champions and Confederations Cup winners, after Brazil in 1997; the eight teams were split into two groups of four, in which each team plays each of the others once, with the top two in each group advancing to the semi-finals. Source: FIFA A total of 31 goals were scored by 24 different players. None of them are credited as an own goal. 2 goals 1 goal FIFA Confederations Cup Korea/Japan 2001, FIFA.com 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup Official Site FIFA Technical Report
Aimé Etienne Jacquet is a retired French football coach and former player. He was manager of the France national football team, he was born in Loire. He began his career as an amateur player for US Couzan, while working in a factory. Scouted by Saint-Étienne, he joined Les Verts in 1960. One of the most successful clubs of the time, Saint-Étienne, won an impressive five league titles and three French Cups in his 11 years with the club, he played for the national side, but his international career failed to take off because Les Bleus performed poorly during his years on the team. In 1973, he left Saint-Étienne for bitter regional rivals Olympique Lyonnais, where he ended his career as a player. Jacquet worked as a manager for clubs around France and gained an impressive list of accolades for Bordeaux during the 1980s, leading them to three league titles, two French Cups, two European semi-finals and one-quarter-final. Dismissed by President Claude Bez in 1989, he left Bordeaux to hone his managerial skills with more modest teams like Montpellier and Nancy.
In 1991, he accepted a position with the National Technical Training Centre. In 1992, he was appointed the assistant to national team manager Gérard Houllier. After the French national team was knocked out of the running for the 1994 FIFA World Cup by Israel and Bulgaria, Jacquet was made the manager of the national team, but only provisionally. After a promising series of friendly matches, his provisional status was upgraded to permanent. Jacquet selected Eric Cantona as captain and made him the team's playmaker. Cantona had restarted his career in the FA Premier League and was playing some of the best football of his career, but he kicked a Crystal Palace fan in January 1995, which earned him a year-long suspension from all international matches; as Cantona was the key playmaker, Jacquet was forced to make major changes to the team in the wake of his suspension. Jacquet revamped the squad with some new blood and built it around Zinedine Zidane and other younger players, while dropping Cantona, Jean-Pierre Papin, David Ginola.
Jacquet succeeded in helping France qualify for the Euro 96. Making it all the way to the semi-finals, Les Bleus managed to show they could survive without veterans such as Papin, Cantona, or Ginola. Jacquet himself stated that the team had done well without Cantona, that he wanted to keep faith with the players who had taken them so far. In the months that followed the Euro 96, Jacquet honed his team's skills in a series of friendly matches, he adopted a defensive strategy and made fans anxious because his team never seemed to develop a definitive offensive tactic. The press began to attack the team manager, calling his methods "paleolithic" and claiming that the team had no hope for the World Cup, mentioning about France's failures to qualify for two previous editions in Italy and the United States. Jacquet, taciturn by nature, did not rise to the baiting. In June 1997 at Le Tournoi, cries of "Resign!" could be heard from the stadium as the French team finished third behind England and Brazil, only coming out ahead of Italy by virtue of goal difference.
The press continued to label Jacquet incompetent. The media's distrust of Jacquet reached fever pitch in May 1998 when, instead of a list of 22 players meant to play in the World Cup, Jacquet gave a list of 28 players, causing the sports daily L'Équipe to write an editorial arguing that Jacquet was not the right man to lead the French team to victory. However, all that changed when the team began to play in the play-off rounds for the 1998 FIFA World Cup, it was clear that though Jacquet's team was far from being the most flamboyant in French history, it was a well-oiled machine that neither injury, nor expulsions, nor suspensions, managed to stop. On 12 July 1998, France soundly beat Brazil 3–0 in the Final. Key to the victory was when Jacquet pointed out to his players that Brazilian marking at set-pieces was somewhat suspect, Zidane headed two goals in from corner kicks. Following the victory, Jacquet announced that he was leaving his position as manager of the French national team due to previous pressures and criticisms against him.
He became technical director of French football in August 1998, a position which he held until his retirement in December 2006. Saint-Étienne Division 2: 1962–63 Division 1: 1963–64, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1968–69, 1969–70 Trophée des Champions: 1967, 1968, 1969 Coupe de France: 1967–68, 1969–70 Bordeaux Division 1: 1983–84, 1984–85, 1986–87 Coupe de France: 1985–86, 1986–87 Trophée des Champions: 1987France FIFA World Cup: 1998Individual French Manager of the Year: 1981, 1984, 1998 French Manager of the Century IFFHS World's Best National Coach: 1998 European Coach of the Year—Tommaso Maestrelli Award: 1998 Onze d'Or Coach of the Year: 1998 Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur: 1998 Officier of the Légion d'honneur: 2006 Clairefontaine "FIFA'Classic Football' profile". Archived from the original on 12 March 2007. Retrieved 24 September 2006. CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown
Club Sportif Constantinois known as CS Constantine or CSC for short, is an Algerian club based in Constantine, Algeria. The club was founded in 1898 and its colours are green and black, their home stadium, Stade Mohamed Hamlaoui, has a capacity of 60,000 spectators. The club is playing in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1; the club was founded under the name IKBAL Emancipation in 1898, but in 1909 was closed by the French authorities. The club reappeared under the name of Étoile Club Musulman Constantinois in 1916, but was closed for a second time in 1918, it reappeared under the name of Club Sportif Constantinois on June 26, 1926. It was named Chabab Mécanique de Constantine from 1977 to 1987. Tassili Airlines the airlines firm of the petroleum company Sonatrach parained the club from 2012 to 2016, and since 2016, the club was parained by the Entreprise Nationale des Travaux aux Puits, another firm of Sonatrach. Under all three names the club has had the same goals and values:. Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1Champion: 1996-97, 2017-18.
Runner-up: 1970-71. Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 2Champion: 1969-70, 1976-77, 1985-86, 1993-94, 2003-04, 2010-11. Algerian Super CupRunner-up: 2018 CAF Champions LeagueQuarter Final: 2019. CAF Champions League: 2 appearances1998 – First round 2018–19 – In progressCAF Confederation Cup: 2 appearances2014 – Secound round 2016 – Secound round CS Constantine's home stadium is Mohamed Hamlaoui known as Stade Chahid Hamlaoui, their home since its opening in 1976; the previous name of the stadium was Stade 17 Juin, the change was made in memory of Hamlaoui's death, a freedom fighter that died during the Algerian War. It can hold up to 40,000 people; the stadium has been through some renovation in the last few years. In 2007 natural grass was imported from the Netherlands; as of January 15, 2019. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
--> Below are the notable former players who have represented CS Constantine in league and international competition since the club's foundation in 1926. To appear in the section below, a player must have played in at least 100 official matches for the club or represented the national team for which the player is eligible during his stint with CS Constantine or following his departure. For a complete list of CS Constantine players, see Category:CS Constantine players Mohamed Amroune Fayçal Badji Ousmane Berthé Yacine Bezzaz Hamza Boulemdaïs Noureddine Bounaas Issaad Bourahli Efosa Eguakun Hocine Fenier Hassen Ghoula Réda Matem Mourad Meghni Kaoua Mouloud Gilles Ngomo Laïb Salim Cédric Si Mohamed Paulin Voavy Mounir Zeghdoud Ousmane Sylla Jr Aminou Bouba Gilles Ngomo Koro Issa Ahmed Koné Manucho Kouadio Paulin Voavy Ousmane Berthé Moctar Cissé Cheikh Moulaye Ahmed Efosa Eguakun Soumaré MC Alger JSM Skikda MO Constantine AS Khroub ES Sétif Fanclub Website
Red Star F.C.
Red Star Football Club known as Red Star, is a French association football club founded in Paris in 1897, is the second oldest French football club, after Le Havre AC. The club plays in the Ligue 2, French second tier, after being promoted from Championnat National at the end of the 2017–18 season. Red Star plays its home matches at the Stade Pierre Brisson after spending last season at their traditional home ground Stade Bauer; the team was most managed by Faruk Hadžibegić and is captained by Formose Mendy. Despite the club's long spell under a semi-pro status, Red Star has a rich history; the club was founded in 1897 under the name Red Star Club Français by French football legend Jules Rimet. Rimet went on to serve as president of both the French Football Federation and FIFA; the original FIFA World Cup Trophy was named in his honour. Red Star have spent 19 seasons in the first division. In cup competitions, the club has won five Coupe de France titles, tied for fifth-best among clubs. Red Star Football Club was founded on 21 February 1897 in a Parisian café by Jules Rimet and Ernest Weber under the name Red Star Club Français.
The name is derived from the red star of Buffalo Bill or in reference to Miss Jenny, a British governess, adopted as the godmother of the club, who recommended the club be named after the historic shipping line, the Red Star Line. Upon its creation, Rimet installed Jean de Piessac as club president and one of his younger brothers as club secretary; the club was inaugurated on 12 March 1897 after Rimet signed the club's statutes and sent them to the USFSA, during this time, served as the head of French football. Members of the club were required to pay ₣100 a month to help the club meet its daily quota. Red Star joined the USFSA in 1898 and was inserted into the third-tier of the association's football league system. In the club's infancy, the team played in navy white at the Champ de Mars. However, soon after, Red Star moved to Meudon playing on a terrace overlooking the Seine Valley. Midway through the year, de Piessac left his post as club president. Rimet succeeded him and, by 1904, Red Star were playing in the first division of the USFSA league.
In 1907, Red Star changed its name to Red Star Amical Club after merging with Amical Football Club. Due to the merger, the club moved to Grenelle. After three years in Grenelle, the club moved to Saint-Ouen in Seine-Saint-Denis to play in the newly built Stade de Paris. On 25 October 1909, the stadium was inaugurated following a match between Red Star and English club Old Westminsters; the stadium was renamed to its present name today. With the USFSA becoming disorganised in the early 1900s, Red Star joined the newly created Ligue de Football Association in 1910. In 1912, the club earned its first honour after winning the association's Ligue Nationale. In the same year, the club finished runner-up to Étoile des Deux Lacs in the Trophée de France. In 1919, the French Football Federation was created and months the Coupe de France. From 1920–34, Red Star embarked on a remarkable uprising in which the club won four Coupe de France titles, achieved professional status, were founding members of the French Division 1.
The club's first Coupe de France victory came in 1921, when the club, led by French internationals Pierre Chayriguès, Paul Nicolas, Juste Brouzes, Lucien Gamblin and Maurice Meyer, defeated Olympique de Paris 2–1, courtesy of goals from Marcel Naudin and Robert Clavel. In the ensuing two seasons, Red Star won back-to-back Coupe de France titles. In 1922, the club defeated Stade Rennais UC 2–0 and, in 1923, Red Star beat Cette 4–2 to complete the hat trick. In 1926, Red Star completed a second merger, this time with its local rivals Olympique de Paris whom it had defeated just five years ago in a Coupe de France final. Due to the merger, Red Star changed its name to Red Star Olympique and dropped its navy blue and white combination for a simple white blouse. In 1928, Red Star won its fourth Coupe de France title of the decade defeating CA Paris 3–1 at the Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir in Colombes. In July 1930, the National Council of the French Football Federation voted 128–20 in support of professionalism in French football.
Red Star were among the first clubs to adopt the new statute and, became professional and were founding members of the new league. In the league's inaugural season, Red Star were relegated after finishing in the bottom three of its group; as a result, the club played the following season in the inaugural season of the Division 2. Red Star returned to the first division for the 1934 -- 35 season. Following the club's return to Division 1, Red Star switched its colours from white to the green and white that exists today. In 1967, they merged with Toulouse FC out of the latter club's financial reasons and bought Toulouse's place in the top division; the merged club last played in first division in the 1974–75 season. After a long spell in the lower leagues, following a successful 2014–15 campaign, the team won promotion to Ligue 2, the second tier of French football. In their first season back in Ligue 2, Red Star finished 5th on the table missing promotion to Ligue 1 by a single point. In the 2016–17 Ligue 2 season, Red Star finished 19th and were relegated back to the third division of French football.
In 2018, Red Star were promoted back to Ligue 2 as champions of the third division. Due to regulation issues with Stade Bauer, Red Star has been forced to play at different stadiums the past few seasons when in Ligue 2, they have employed St
Tunisia national football team
The Tunisia national football team, is the national team representing Tunisia in association football since their maiden match in 1957. The squad is under the global jurisdiction of FIFA and is governed in Africa by CAF, it is governed by the Tunisian Football Federation, founded in 1957 after the Tunisian independence in 1956. Tunisia are colloquially known as Les Aigles de Carthage; the team's colours are red and white, the Bald eagle its symbol. Periods of regular Tunisian representation at the highest international level, from 1962 to 1978, from 1994 to 2008 and again from 2014 onwards. Most of Tunisia's home matches are played at the Stade Olympique de Radès in Radès since 2001. Tunisia's national team have participated in three quadrennial major football competitions, it appeared in the end stages of five FIFA World Cups and eighteen Africa Cup of Nations, featured at four Olympic football tournaments. They created history in that 1978 tournament in Argentina by becoming the first African side to win a World Cup match, beating Mexico 3–1.
They held defending champions West Germany to a goalless draw before bowing out. They have since qualified for three tournaments in succession, in 1998, 2002 and 2006 before returning in the last edition held in Russia in 2018. Tunisia has long-standing football rivalries with North African teams: Egypt and Algeria. In fact, the Tunisian team has always met with them, whether through friendly matches or World Cup qualifiers and the African Cup of Nations. Tunisia is one of the most successful African national teams in competitions, having won one African Cup of Nations, as tournament hosts in 2004, they have been runners-up twice in 1965 as hosts and 1996 held in South Africa. Before independence, an unofficial team was formed in 1928, comprising the best Tunisian players from the Tunisian League; the team's first match was against the France national football B team. Their next friendlies, against the same team on 23 March 1930 and 26 March 1933 resulted in heavy defeats: 0-5 and 1-6 respectively.
Tunisia had to wait until 1939 for their first match win: a 4-1 victory over a team of amateur footballers of Paris. The most capped players of this period are: Gustave Ducousso: 22 caps Gaetano Chiarenza: 21 caps Azzopardi: 19 caps Larbi Ben Hassine -Larbi Bardo-: 16 caps Rachid Sehili: 16 caps Mehl: 15 caps Laâroussi Tsouri: 15 caps Ben Moussa: 15 caps Alaya Douik: 14 caps Dara: 11 caps. Tunisia gained independence from France on 20 March 1956; the Tunisian Football Federation was founded on 29 March 1957 and became affiliated to FIFA and the Confederation of African Football in 1960. The independent Tunisia played their first match against Algeria on 1 June 1957, in the midst of the Algerian War, they played their first official match at the 1957 Pan Arab Games. Tunisia qualified for 1960 Summer Olympics, their first international event. However, less than a month on 18 August 1960, Tunisia recorded their biggest-ever win: an 8-1 thumping of Taiwan. In 1962, Tunisia entered the African Cup of Nations qualifiers for the first time: the team qualified for the tournament and went on to finish third.
Three years Tunisia hosted the 1965 African Cup of Nations and reached the final, where they lost 3-2 to Ghana in extra-time. Despite this early success, Tunisia did not enter the Cup of Nations again until 1976, did not qualify for one until 1978. In 1973, the team entered the Palestine Cup of Nations and won in dominant fashion, winning all six of their matches, scoring 19 goals, conceding only three. In 1977, under new coach Abdelmajid Chetali, Tunisia qualified for the 1978 African Cup of Nations and, at the same time, their first-ever World Cup. Tunisia made the semi-finals at the Cup of Nations, beating holders Morocco along the way, but lost to Ghana in the semi-finals. In the third-place match against Nigeria, Tunisia took the lead, but when Nigeria scored a controversial equalizer in the 42nd minute, the Tunisians walked off the pitch in protest and Nigeria were awarded a 2-0 victory by default. At the World Cup in Argentina, Tunisia made an immediate impact by coming from behind to beat Mexico 3-1, becoming the first African team to win a World Cup finals match.
A few days the team held reigning champions West Germany to a 0-0 draw. Despite these impressive results, however, a 0-1 defeat to Poland in their final group match meant they were eliminated in the group stages. Following their first experience of World Cup football, Tunisia experienced a sudden decline. Between 1980 and 1992, the team managed to qualify for only two tournaments - the 1982 African Cup of Nations and the 1988 Summer Olympics - and in both they were knocked out in the first round. In fact, Tunisia qualified for the African Cup hosted by neighbor Libya and achieved negative results: drawed with Cameroon in the first game before being defeated against Libya and Ghana to withdraw by only one point, they qualified for the Olympic Games after surpassing Morocco and Egypt in the qualifiers with coach Taoufik Ben Othman but he was sacked days before the start of the competition and was replaced by Antoni Piechniczek. The results were not good after drawing with China and
2002 FIFA World Cup
The 2002 FIFA World Cup was the 17th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial world championship for men's national football teams organized by FIFA. It was held from 31 May to 30 June 2002 at sites in South Korea and Japan, with its final match hosted by Japan at International Stadium in Yokohama. A field of 32 teams qualified for this World Cup, the first to be held in Asia, the first to be held outside of the Americas or Europe, as well as the first to be jointly-hosted by more than one nation. China, Ecuador and Slovenia made their World Cup debuts; the tournament had several upsets and surprise results, which included the defending champions France being eliminated in the group stage after earning a single point and second favourites Argentina being eliminated in the group stage. South Korea managed to reach the semi-finals, beating Spain and Portugal en route. However, the most potent team at the tournament, prevailed, winning the final against Germany 2–0, making them the first and only country to have won the World Cup five times.
The victory qualified Brazil for the 2003 and subsequently 2005 FIFA Confederations Cups, its fourth and fifth Confederations Cup appearance in a row. In the third place play-off match against South Korea, Turkey won 3–2, taking third place in only their second FIFA World Cup; the 2002 World Cup was the last one to use the golden goal rule. South Korea and Japan were selected as hosts by FIFA on 31 May 1996. South Korea and Mexico presented three rival bids. FIFA officials brokered a united bid between the two Asian countries shortly before the decision was made, they were chosen unanimously in preference to Mexico; this was the first World Cup to be hosted by more than one country, the second being the 2026 World Cup, which will be hosted by the United States and Canada. The general secretary of South Korea's bidding committee, Song Young-shik, stated that FIFA was interested in staging some matches in North Korea in order to aid Korean reunification, but it was ruled out. At the time the decision was made, Japan had never qualified for a World Cup finals.
The only other countries to have been awarded a World Cup without having competed in a final tournament are Italy in 1934 and Qatar in 2022. The unusual choice of host proved an issue for football fans in Europe, used to watching international matches on or close to their time zone. With games taking place in the European morning, some schools and businesses chose to open late on match days or set up communal watching events before the start of work. 199 teams attempted to qualify for the 2002 World Cup. The qualification process began with the preliminary draw held in Tokyo on 7 December 1999. Defending champions France and co-hosts South Korea and Japan qualified automatically and did not have to play any qualification matches; this was the final World Cup in which the defending champions qualified automatically.14 places were contested by UEFA teams, five by CAF teams, four by CONMEBOL teams, four by AFC teams and three by CONCACAF teams. The remaining two places were decided by playoffs between AFC and UEFA and between CONMEBOL and OFC.
Four nations qualified for the finals for the first time: China, Ecuador and Slovenia. As of 2018, this was the last time the Republic of Ireland and China qualified for a FIFA World Cup finals, as well as the last time Australia and Switzerland failed to qualify. Turkey qualified for the first time since 1954, Poland and Portugal both qualified for the first time since 1986 and Costa Rica and Uruguay qualified for the first time since 1990. Sweden and the Republic of Ireland returned after missing the 1998 World Cup. 1998 semi-finalists the Netherlands, three times 1990s participants Romania and Colombia and Norway and Morocco, which had participated in the previous 2 finals, failed to qualify, while South Korea set a record by appearing in a fifth successive finals tournament, the first nation from outside Europe or the Americas to achieve this feat. All seven previous World Cup-winning nations qualified, which broke the record of most previous champions at a tournament before the record was broken again in 2014.
The highest ranked team not to qualify was Colombia, while the lowest ranked team that did qualify was China PR. The following 32 teams, shown with final pre-tournament rankings, qualified for the final tournament: South Korea and Japan each provided 10 venues, the vast majority of them newly built for the tournament. Groups A–D played all their matches in South Korea and Groups E–H played all their matches in Japan; the stadiums in Daegu, Suwon and Saitama all hosted 4 matches each, while the other 16 stadiums hosted 3 matches each. Notably, no matches were played in Tokyo, making it the second capital of a host country not to have a World Cup venue. A cross denotes an indoor stadium. There was much controversy over the refereeing in the tournament. Questionable decisions in the match between Italy and South Korea resulted in 400,000 complaints, featured in ESPN's 10 most fabled World Cup controversies; the match between Spain and South Korea featured two controversially disallowed Spanish goals, which Iván Helguera referred to as "a robbery" and led to Spanish press brandishing the officials "thieves of dreams", though FIFA
2004 African Cup of Nations
The 2004 Africa Cup of Nations was the 24th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the football championship of Africa. It was hosted by Tunisia. Just like in 2002, the field of sixteen teams was split into four groups of four. Tunisia won their first title, beating Morocco in the final 2−1. Tunisia participated in the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup in Germany as the representative from CAF. Bids: Benin / Togo Malawi / Zambia Tunisia ZimbabweThe organization of the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations was awarded to Tunisia on 4 September 2000 by the CAF Executive Committee meeting in Cairo, Egypt. Voters had a choice between four countries: Malawi and Zambia and Zimbabwe. Benin and Togo were both candidates at the start but withdrew on 4 September 2000 before the meeting; this edition was awarded to Tunisia which represented Africa in the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France by taking the majority of the votes of the CAF Executive Committee members which are 13 after its impressive success in the 1994 edition. This is the third time that Tunisia has hosted the African Cup after 1965 and 1994 Africa Cup of Nations.
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