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The FIFA U-17 World Championship 1995, the sixth edition of the tournament, was held in the cities of Guayaquil, Portoviejo, Quito, Ibarra, Cuenca, and Riobamba in Ecuador between 3 and 20 August 1995. Players born after 1 August 1978 could participate in this tournament. Ecuador was originally to have hosted the 1991 FIFA U-17 World Championship but due to an outbreak of cholera, that tournament was moved to Italy.

1995 FIFA U-17 World Championship
3rd U-17 World Championship for the FIFA/JVC Cup-Ecuador 1995
3er Campeonato Mundial Sub-17 por la Copa FIFA/JVC-Ecuador 1995
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Tournament details
Host countryEcuador
Dates3–20 August
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)6 (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Ghana (2nd title)
Runners-up Brazil
Third place Argentina
Fourth place Oman
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored84 (2.63 per match)
Attendance463,000 (14,469 per match)
Top scorer(s)Oman Mohammed Al-Kathiri
Australia Daniel Allsopp (5 goals)
Best player(s)Oman Mohammed Al-Kathiri
Fair play award Brazil
1993
1997

Qualified TeamsEdit

SquadsEdit

For a list of all squads that played in the final tournament, see 1995 FIFA U-17 World Championship squads

RefereesEdit

Group stageEdit

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners and runners-up advance to the Quarterfinals

Group AEdit

Teams GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Ghana 3 3 0 0 5 1 +4 9
  Ecuador 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 4
  Japan 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
  United States 3 0 0 3 1 6 -5 0


Ecuador  2–0  United States
Moreira   31'
Corozo   83'
(Report)

Ghana  1–0  Japan
Kamara   70' (Report)
Attendance: 28,000
Referee: Leslie Irvine (NIR)

Ecuador  1–2  Ghana
Angulo   32' (Report) Sule   6'
Gambo   68'

United States  1–2  Japan
Redmond   60' (Report) Yamazaki   49'
Takahara   86'

Ecuador  0–0  Japan
(Report)
Attendance: 34,000
Referee: Said Belqola (MAR)

United States  0–2  Ghana
(Report) Iddrisu   35'
Akwei   65'

Group BEdit

Teams GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Argentina 3 3 0 0 7 0 +7 9
  Portugal 3 1 0 2 5 6 -1 3
  Guinea 3 1 0 2 3 6 -3 3
  Costa Rica 3 1 0 2 2 5 -3 3


Argentina  3–0  Portugal
Gatti   5'
La Paglia   19'88' (pen.)
(Report)

Costa Rica  2–0  Guinea
Fonseca   80'
Campos   87'
(Report)

Portugal  2–3  Guinea
Zeferino   11'26' (Report) Bangoura   30'
Conte   48' (pen.)
Keita   65'

Argentina  2–0  Costa Rica
Caserio   62'
Gatti   79'
(Report)

Portugal  3–0  Costa Rica
Vargas   88'90+1'
Adolfo   89'
(Report)

Argentina  2–0  Guinea
Peralta   18'
Aimar   26'
(Report)

Group CEdit

Teams GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Nigeria 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7
  Australia 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 4
  Spain 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
  Qatar 3 0 1 2 1 5 -4 1


Nigeria  1–1  Qatar
Anyamkygh   37' (Report) Ghulam   39'

Australia  2–2  Spain
Allsopp   16'73' (Report) Duarte   55' (pen.)
Mista   73'

Nigeria  2–0  Australia
Anyamkygh   59'
Obiorah   90+3'
(Report)

Qatar  0–1  Spain
(Report) Ferrón   83'

Qatar  0–3  Australia
(Report) Kewell   43' (pen.)
Allsopp   48'56'

Nigeria  2–1  Spain
Obiorah   48'
Onwuzuruike   84'
(Report) Duarte   57' (pen.)

Group DEdit

Teams GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Brazil 3 2 1 0 5 0 +5 7
  Oman 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 7
  Germany 3 1 0 2 3 6 -3 3
  Canada 3 0 0 3 1 7 -6 0


Brazil  3–0  Germany
Djimi   39'
Carlos Alberto   54'
Juan   63'
(Report)
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Said Belqola (MAR)

Oman  2–1  Canada
Al-Kathiri   43'62' (pen.) (Report) Bernier   70'

Brazil  0–0  Oman
(Report)

Germany  3–0  Canada
Brezina   23'
Rost   68'
Bugera   73'
(Report)
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Said Belqola (MAR)

Germany  0–3  Oman
(Report) Al-Kathiri   4' (pen.)
Al-Siyabi   81'87'

Brazil  2–0  Canada
Bel   2'
Eduardo   46'
(Report)

Knockout PhaseEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
12 August - Quito
 
 
  Ghana2
 
17 August - Portoviejo
 
  Portugal0
 
  Ghana3
 
13 August - Portoviejo
 
  Oman1
 
  Oman2
 
20 August - Guayaquil
 
  Nigeria1
 
  Ghana3
 
12 August - Guayaquil
 
  Brazil2
 
  Argentina3
 
17 August - Guayaquil
 
  Ecuador1
 
  Brazil3
 
13 August - Portoviejo
 
  Argentina0 Third place
 
  Brazil3
 
20 August - Guayaquil
 
  Australia1
 
  Argentina2
 
 
  Oman0
 

QuarterfinalsEdit

Ghana  2–0  Portugal
Bentil   12'
Amaniampong   87'
(Report)

Nigeria  1–2  Oman
Chukwueke   13' (pen.) (Report) Al-Kathiri   32'
Al-Dhabit   49'

Brazil  3–1  Australia
Rodrigo   14'
Kléber   65'
Marco Antônio   75'
(Report) Allsopp   32'

Argentina  3–1  Ecuador
Mercado   36' (o.g.)
Aimar   46'
Gatti   66'
(Report) Ayala   86'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Leslie Irvine (NIR)

SemifinalsEdit

Ghana  3–1  Oman
Ansah   38'
Kamara   54'
Iddrisu   72'
(Report) Al-Kathiri 67'

Argentina  0–3  Brazil
(Report) Rodrigo   74'
Rocha   88'
Fabio   90'
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Fritz Stuchlik (AUT)

Playoff for 3rd placeEdit

Oman  0–2  Argentina
(Report) Gatti   20'
Cambiasso   71'
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Said Belqola (MAR)

FinalEdit

Ghana  3–2  Brazil
Sule   39'
Iddrisu   45'
Bentil   49'
(Report) Juan   47'
Marco Antônio   90'
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Leslie Irvine (NIR)

ResultEdit

 1995 FIFA U-17 World Championship Winners 
 
Ghana
Second title

GoalscorersEdit

Final rankingEdit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Ghana 6 6 0 0 13 4 +9 18
2   Brazil 6 4 1 1 13 4 +9 13
3   Argentina 6 5 0 1 12 4 +8 15
4   Oman 6 3 1 2 8 7 +1 10
Eliminated in the quarter-finals
5   Nigeria 4 2 1 1 6 4 +2 7
6   Australia 4 1 1 2 6 7 –1 4
7   Ecuador 4 1 1 2 4 5 –1 4
8   Portugal 4 1 0 3 5 8 –3 3
Eliminated at the group stage
9   Spain 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
10   Japan 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
11   Germany 3 1 0 2 3 6 –3 3
11   Guinea 3 1 0 2 3 6 –3 3
13   Costa Rica 3 1 0 2 2 5 –3 3
14   Qatar 3 0 1 2 1 5 –4 1
15   United States 3 0 0 3 1 6 –5 0
16   Canada 3 0 0 3 1 7 –6 0

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