Sunday, June 5, 2011

August 26, 1992 France 0-Brazil 2

August 26, 1992
France 0-Brazil 2
Venue: Paris-Parc Des Princes           
Attendance: 34,428
Referee: Frans van den Wijngaert (Belgium)
Goalscorers: (France): None
                      (Brazil): Bruno Martini (Own Goal) 43, Luis Henrique 52
1- Bruno Martini (Association de la Jeunesse Auxerroise)   [26 caps / 0 goals]
4- Basile Boli (Olympique de Marseille)   [39 caps / 1 goals]
5-Alain Roche  (Paris Saint-Germain Football Club)  [3 caps / 0 goals]
3-William Prunier (Association de la Jeunesse Auxerroise)  [1 caps / 0 goals]
2-Emanuel Petit (Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club)  [5 caps / 0 goals] (19-Laurent Fournier (Paris Saint-Germain Football Club) [1 caps / 0 goals] 56) 
6-Jean -Philippe Durand (Olympique de Marseille)  [23 caps / 0 goals]
8-Laurent Blanc (Societa Sportiva Calcio Napoli / Italy)  [26 caps / 4 goals] (15-Frank Sauzee (Olympique de Marseille) [28 caps / 6 goals] 65) 
7- Didier Deschamps (Olympique de Marseille)  [25 caps / 3 goals]
11- David Ginola (Paris Saint-Germain Football Club)  [2 caps / 0 goals]
10- Christophe Cocard (Association de la Jeunesse Auxerroise)  [6 caps / 0 goals] (18-Pascal Vahirua (Association de la Jeunesse Auxerroise) [16 caps / 1 goals] 65) 
9- Jean-Pierre Papin (Associazione Calcio Milan-Milano / Italy)  [39 caps / 22 goals]

Coach: Gerard Houillier
Booked: Durand 45

Other Subs:
Bernard Lama (Paris Saint-Germain Football Club)
Manuel Amoros (Olympique de Marseille)
Bernard Casoni (Olympique de Marseille)
Frank Silvestre (Football Club de Sochaux-Montbéliard)

Team Captain: Jean-Pierre Papin
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas
Uniform Colors: Blue Shirts, White Shorts, Red Socks

1-Cláudio André Mergen  ‘Taffarel’  (Associazione Calcio Parma / Italy)  [41 caps / 0 goals]
Jorge de Amorim Campos  ‘Jorginho’ (Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V. / Germany) [28 caps / 2 goals]
Ricardo Roberto Barreto da Rocha  (Real Madrid Club de Fútbol / Spain) [27 caps / 0 goals]
Ricardo’ Raimundo Gomes (Paris Saint Germain Football Club / France)  [34 caps / 1 goals]
Mauro Silva Gomes  (Real Club Deportivo de La Coruña / Spain)   [19 caps / 0 goals]
Cláudio Ibrahim Vaz Leal ‘Branco’ (Genoa 1893-Genova / Italy)  [49 caps / 4 goals]
’Valdo’ Cândido Filho  (Paris Saint Germain Football Club / France)   [44 caps / 4 goals] (19-Crizam César de Oliveira Júnior Zinho’ (Clube de Regatas Flamengo- Rio de Janeiro)  [8 caps / 1 goals]  65)  
‘Luíz Henrique’ Santos (Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club / France)  [14 caps / 3 goals] (18-Leovegildo Lins GamaJúnior(Clube de Regatas Flamengo- Rio de Janeiro) [67 caps / 5 goals] 84)   
Antônio de Oliveira Filho Careca’  (Societa Sportiva Calcio Napoli / Italy)  [51 caps / 25 goals]
‘Raí’ Souza Vieira de Oliveira  (São Paulo Futebol Clube- São Paulo)  [21 caps / 6 goals]
‘Romário’ de Souza Faria (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven / Holland)  [26 caps / 10 goals] (20-José Roberto da Gama de Oliveira Bebeto’  (Real Club Deportivo de La Coruña / Spain) [39 caps / 16 goals] 65)  
Coach: Carlos Alberto Parreira
Booked: Jorginho 41, Branco 82

Other subs:
12-‘Carlos’ Roberto Gallo (Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras- São Paulo) 
13- Luiz Carlos Coelho Winck  (Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama - Rio de Janeiro)  
14-‘Aldair’ Nascimento dos Santos (Associazione Sportiva Roma / Italy)
15- Ronaldo Rodrigues de Jesus Ronaldão’  (São Paulo Futebol Clube- São Paulo)     
16- Leonardo Nascimento de Araujo (Valencia Club de Fútbol / Spain)
17- Carlos César Sampaio Campos (Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras- São Paulo)
21- Paulo Sérgio silvestre (Sport Club Corinthians Paulista- São Paulo)

Team Captain: ‘Raí’ Souza Vieira de Oliveira
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Umbro
Uniform Colors: Yellow Shirts, Blue Shorts and White Socks


-Match number 505 for France and number 566 for Brazil.

-This was the first match between the nations, since the 1986 World Cup Quarterfinal (1-1 tie) that France won on penalty kick shoot-out.
The only players who remained from that match were Brazilians Careca, Branco, Junior, Valdo and Carlos, of which only Junior, Careca and Branco played.
Careca scored Brazil’s goal in that match.
Only Amoros and Papin (who remained on the bench for that match) were part of that France squad.
- This was France’s first defeat in Parc des Princes, since November 18, 1987 (a 1-0 loss to East Germany for UEFA Euro 88 qualifiers).

-Brazil’s last win vs France was on May 15, 1981 when they defeated France 3-1 in the same stadium. Junior was the only player from that match still present.

-On July 2, 1992, Michel Platini resigned as France national team manager.
He was appointed to the organizing committee for the 1998 World Cup to be held in France.
On July 9, 1992, Gerard Houiller was appointed as his repalcement as national team manager.

-Prior to this match, France had been low in confidence after their poor display and elimination in the first round of 1992 UEFA Euro at Sweden.
Afterwards Gerard Houillier remarked that perhaps playing an opponent like Brazil was not the best manner to rebuild confidence.
Photo from:Onze-Mondial, December 1995

- Gerard Houillier made his debut as manager at the stadium of Paris Saint-Germain that he guided to the league title in 1985/86.
- With this loss, France had still not won a single match in the calendar year of 1992. An eight match winless streak. The last French win was on November 20, 1991 UEFA Euro 92 qualifier, France 3-Iceland 1.
-Gerard Houillier appointed Jean-Pierre Papin, who had just transferred to Italian Serie A club AC Milan, as the new captain.
The former captain Manuel Amoros was on the bench  for this match and was never called up again.
Likewise former squad members Fabrice Divert, Amara Simba and Christian Perez were discarded and not called up again.
Luis Fernandez had retired from the national team after the 1992 Euros.
Franck Silvestre was called up a number of times, though never played, and he also was never called up again.

Photo : from Onze-Mondial, September 1992

-For France’s new tactical formation, Roche was placed as Libero. Blanc would be placed just ahead of the defense. Boli and Prunier would be the two stoppers, with Deschamps as the defensive midfielder.
Durand and Petit would cover the midfield wings on the right and left respectively.  Cocard and Ginola would be the wingers at right and left respectively, with papin as lone striker. In the second half, Fournier entered as right midfield wing, with Durand moving to left back and Vahirua as left wing.

-Eric Cantona withdrew from this match as he felt mentally unprepared for this match. He watched from the stands. David Ginola replaced him in the lineup.

-New call up, Alain Roche had not played for France since February 1989 vs Ireland.
-Other new France call-up David Ginola had not played for France since November 1990 vs Albania.

Photo from: Le Livre D'or du Football 1993, Authors Gerard Ejnes, Pierre -Marie Descamps

-This match was William Prunier’s first and only cap. He was never called up again by France.

-This was Laurent Fournier’s first cap for France.

-Brazilian player Junior had not played for Brazil since the 1986 World Cup, at the age of 38, he had made his comeback for the national team only since the previous April.
-Rai, the Brazil captain,  is the younger brother of former Brazilian captain Socrates. Both brothers captained Brazil vs France at Parc des Princes. Socrates did it in May 15, 1981 (3-1 win).

Photo from :Capitaines des bleus depuis 1904

-The following France players were part of the World Cup victorious team vs Brazil in 1998: Emanuel Petit ,Laurent Blanc (who was suspended for the final), Didier Deschamps and Bernard Lama (who remained on the bench.). Emanuel Petit would go on and score France’s third goal in that 1998 match vs Brazil , as well as France national team’s 1000th goal.
- The following Brazil players played in the 1998 Final loss vs France:
 ‘Taffarel’ , Bebeto’ , Aldair’  Leonardo’   and  César Sampaio’  .

-The following Brazil players played for French clubs:Valdo and Ricardo played for Paris Saint-Germain.
Rai would join them the following season.
Luis Henrique played for AS  Monaco.
Unused substitute Leonardo joined Paris Saint-Germain for 1996-97 season.

-Valdo,. Ricardo, and Rai were and would be teammates with  Paris Saint-Germain’s French players: Alain Roche,Laurent Fournier, David Ginola  and Bernard Lama.
Leonardo would be teammates with all except Ginola during his season at Paris Saint-Germain.
All were playing in their club’s home stadium.

- Frenchman Emanuel Petit and Brazilian Luis Henrique were teammates at AS Monaco.

-Frenchman Laurent Blanc and Brazilian Careca were teammates at Italian Serie A club Napoli. Though, Blanc would transfer out to Nimes shortly thereafter.

-France’s only foreign based players were Laurrent Blanc and Papin who played for Napoli and AC Milan respectively, in the Italian Serie A.

-Brazil’s starting lineup contained only one home based player, the captain Rai.

-Papin would become teammates with Brazilian ‘Jorginho’ at German club Bayern Munich at 1994/95.

-Brazil’s first goal was a header by Rai that hit the crossbar , bounced back on Martini’s back and went into the net. Most sources credit this goal as an own goal to Martini. However, most Brazilian sources credit the goal to Rai.
For the second goal , Monaco based Luis Henrique also scored from a header from a cross by Jorginho.

-This was Frenchman Bernard Lama’s first call-up to the national team. He would be established as the starting goalkeeper from 1993.

-Brazilian Bebeto did not start this match as he was ill.

- This was Romario’s first match for Brazil, since the 1990 World Cup match vs Scotland.

-Brazilian Ricardo would later coach French clubs Paris St-Germain, Bordeaux and Monaco.

-Both Brazilian Ricardo and Frenchman Laurent Blanc would manage Bordeaux. Blanc would go on to manage the French national team as well, while Ricardo would manage the Brazil Olympic team.

-Both Brazilian Ricardo and Frenchman Didier Deschamps would manage AS Monaco.

-The French Manager Gerard Houillier, as well as French player Laurent Fournier and Brazilian Ricardo were past and future Paris Saint-Germain managers.

Match Reports:
1992 France 0-Brazil 2-L'Annee du football, 1993

1992 France 0-Brazil 2-Le Livre d'or du football, 1993

1992 France 0-Brazil 2-L'Integrale de L'equipe de France 1904-2004

1992 France 0-Brazil 2-Onze-Mondial , September 1992

Match Video/Highlights:


  1. Judging by those highights, Prunier definitely looked like a midfield stopper!

    1. he was not called up again, he was a solid defender at club level, even had a trial at manchester united

  2. Match Report: France 0-2 Brazil