France defeated Cameroon, 1-0, near Paris on Sunday to retain its FIFA Confederations Cup soccer title. The French got a golden goal extra-time winner from Thierry Henry.
It was an emotional contest as both teams honored Cameroonian star Marc-Vivien Foe, who collapsed and died Thursday during a 1-0 semifinal victory over Colombia. Before the match kicked off, the two sides formed a circle, arm in arm, in the center of the field, to observe a minute's silence and listen to the national anthems. Players on both France and Cameroon wore black armbands as a mark of respect for the 28-year-old Foe.
The post-match atmosphere was also somber, as the players from both teams once again came together to thank the crowd.
Marc-Vivien Foe was a French championship winner with Olympique Lyon and spent last season at England's Manchester City. He played for Cameroon in the 2002 World Cup.
Cameroon had not allowed a single goal in its four previous games in the Confederations Cup tournament.