Monday, 19 November 2012

2012 Coupe de l'Outre Mer photo gallery

 New Caledonia in training at Clairefontaine, where the Pacific islanders stayed during the latest Coupe de l’Outre Mer along with three other squads: Tahiti, Mayotte and Martinique.
Mayotte and Tahiti players board the bus to Issy-les-Moulineaux on ther outskirts of southern Paris, where the two teams will face each other in the opening round of the 2012 Coupe de l’Outre Mer.
Mayotte and Tahiti players walk out at FC Issy.
The half-time entertainment during the opening round of matches at the home of FC Issy. 
Mayotte’s explosive striker Chamsidine Attoumani from the ESP d’Iloni club leaves the field after his hat-trick destroyed 2012 Oceania Cup winners Tahiti, 3-1.
2010 winners Martinique, who would go on to make the latest final only to lose to Reunion. The same two sides have contested every final of Le Coupe de l’Outre Mer since the biennial tournament was first staged in 2008. 

 Former Real Madrid star and 1998 World Cup Christian Karembeu arrives with lady-friends to watch his native New Caledonia take on holders Martinique. 
An exhausted St Pierre et Miquelon defender with a TV presenter after his team’s 10-0 thumping from Reunion.
 The virtually empty main stand at Red Star’s Stade Baeur in Saint Ouen shortly before Reunion take on St Pierre et Miquelon, a tiny French territory off eastern Canada.
Steve Marlet talks to the media before kick-off at Stade Bauer, where the Former Fulham and France player is now on the coaching staff. Marlet is eligible to play for Martinque, but he turned down an opportunity to come out of retirement and play again.
In the stands at Stade Baeur, the French Guiana squad look on unimpressed as St Pierre et Miquelon struggle to cope with eventual winners Reunion.
A French Guiana player prefers to reads up on his team’s next opponents Guadeloupe rather than watch the preceeding game.
Guadeloupe’s side before their 4-2 win over French Guiana.


DJLiesel said...

Amazing pics Steve ! Have you been there ?
I unfortunately did not have enough time. Would have loved to see them, though.

Steve Menary said...

Yes I was there, covering the tournament for some magazines like World Soccer and 442 and also the BBC