1997 FIFA U-17 World Championship

The FIFA U-17 World Championship 1997, the seventh edition of the tournament, was held in the cities of Cairo, Ismailia, Alexandria, and Port Said in Egypt between 4 September and 21 September 1997. Players born after 1 January 1980 could participate in this tournament.

1997 FIFA U-17 World Cup
FIFA U-17 World Championship Egypt 1997
1997 FIFA U-17 بطولة العالم
1997 FIFA U-17 World Championship.png
Tournament details
Host countryEgypt
Dates4–21 September
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Brazil (1st title)
Runners-up Ghana
Third place Spain
Fourth place Germany
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored117 (3.66 per match)
Attendance633,000 (19,781 per match)
Top scorer(s)Spain David (7 goals)
Best player(s)Spain Sergio
Fair play award Argentina
1995
1999

VenuesEdit

Cairo Port Said Alexandria Ismailia
Cairo International Stadium Port Said Stadium Alexandria Stadium Ismailia Stadium
Capacity: 74,100 Capacity: 22,000 Capacity: 20,000 Capacity: 16,500
       

TeamsEdit

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) 1996 AFC U-17 Championship   Oman
  Thailand
  Bahrain
CAF (Africa) Host nation   Egypt
1997 African U-17 Championship   Mali
  Ghana
CONCACAF
(North, Central America & Caribbean)
1996 CONCACAF U-17 Championship   Mexico
  United States
  Costa Rica
CONMEBOL (South America) 1997 South American U-17 Championship   Brazil
  Argentina
  Chile
OFC (Oceania) 1997 OFC U-17 Qualifying Tournament   New Zealand
UEFA (Europe) 1997 UEFA European Under-16 Championship   Spain
  Austria
  Germany

SquadsEdit

MatchesEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Germany 3 2 1 0 5 1 4 7
  Egypt 3 1 2 0 5 4 1 5
  Chile 3 1 1 1 7 4 3 4
  Thailand 3 0 0 3 4 12 -8 0


Egypt  3–2  Thailand
Belal   16', 46'
Arabi   65'
Report Tongdee   30'
Suksomkit   67'

Chile  0–1  Germany
Report Adzic   81'

Egypt  1–1  Chile
Abou   37' Report Villalobos   69'

Thailand  0–3  Germany
Report Deisler   27'
Kehl   63'
Hofmann   84'

Egypt  1–1  Germany
Ezz   66' Report Auer   76'

Thailand  2–6  Chile
Matong   45+2'
Suksomkit   82'
Report Viveros   41', 62'
Maldonado   52' (pen.)
Mirosević   67'
Alvarez   83'
Zuniga   89'
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Jacek Granat (Poland)

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Spain 3 3 0 0 17 2 15 9
  Mali 3 2 0 1 7 2 5 6
  Mexico 3 1 0 2 8 6 2 3
  New Zealand 3 0 0 3 0 22 -22 0
New Zealand  0–4  Mali
Report Guindo   33'
Mah. Diarra   64'
Keita   70', 88'
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Jacek Granat (Poland)

Mexico  2–3  Spain
Arce   66'
Santibanez   66'
Report David   14', 84' (pen.)
Mateos   31'

New Zealand  0–5  Mexico
Report Martinez   12'
Salcedo   32'
Gomez   41', 47'
Santibanez   85'

Mali  0–1  Spain
Report David   85'

New Zealand  0–13  Spain
Report Sanchez   23', 29'
Mateos   28', 64'
Sergio   36' (pen.)
David   43', 45+3', 47', 49'
Royo   62'
Ander   71'
Corona   87'
Lopez   90+1'

Mali  3–1  Mexico
D. Coulibaly   40'
Keita   54', 85'
Report Perez   64'

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Brazil 3 3 0 0 13 1 12 9
  Oman 3 2 0 1 8 4 4 6
  United States 3 1 0 2 4 7 -3 3
  Austria 3 0 0 3 1 14 -13 0
Oman  4–0  United States
Al-Harbi   15'
J. Al-Mukhaini   39'
Mohamed   46', 52'
Report

Austria  0–7  Brazil
Report Diogo   8'
Fabio Pinto   13'
Geovani   16'
Ferrugem   38'
Matuzalem   44'
Ronaldinho   75' (pen.)
Anailson   85' (pen.)

Oman  3–1  Austria
Nairooz   18'
Mohamed   45+1', 69'
Report Ziervogel   74'

United States  0–3  Brazil
Report Jorginho   66'
Adiel   85'
Matuzalem   90'

Oman  1–3  Brazil
Mohamed   53' Report Jorginho   50'
Fabio Pinto   66'
Geovani   84'

United States  4–0  Austria
Rupsis   6'
Twellman   56', 67'
Steven Totten   82'
Report

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Ghana 3 2 1 0 7 1 6 7
  Argentina 3 2 1 0 3 0 3 7
  Bahrain 3 1 0 2 4 8 -4 3
  Costa Rica 3 0 0 3 1 6 -5 0
Argentina  0–0  Ghana
Report
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Lu Jun (China)

Costa Rica  1–3  Bahrain
Esquivel   67' Report Al Dosari   64' (pen.)
Amer   79'
Rashed   84'

Argentina  1–0  Costa Rica
Galletti   59' Report
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Terje Hauge (Norway)

Ghana  5–1  Bahrain
Eku   5'
Ansah   8'
Afriyie   52'
A. Quaye   77'
Abbey   89'
Report Yaser Amer   71'
Attendance: 20,000

Argentina  2–0  Bahrain
Marchant   42'
Marchano   72'
Report
Attendance: 10,000

Ghana  2–0  Costa Rica
A. Quaye   12'
Coffie   61'
Report

Knockout stageEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
14 September - Alexandria
 
 
  Brazil2
 
18 September - Ismailia
 
  Argentina0
 
  Germany0
 
14 September - Cairo
 
  Brazil4
 
  Germany0 (4)
 
21 September - Cairo
 
  Mali0 (3)
 
  Brazil2
 
15 September - Port Said
 
  Ghana1
 
  Ghana4
 
18 September - Cairo
 
  Oman1
 
  Ghana2
 
15 September - Ismailia
 
  Spain1 Third place
 
  Spain2
 
21 September - Cairo
 
  Egypt1
 
  Spain2
 
 
  Germany1
 

QuarterfinalsEdit

Brazil  2–0  Argentina
Fabio Pinto   44', 83' Report
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Jacek Granat (Poland)

Germany  0–0 (a.e.t.)  Mali
Report
Penalties
Adzic  
Deisler  
Miedl  
Truckenbrod  
4–3   Y. Coulibaly
  Camara
  Guindo
  Karambe
  Keita
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Lu Jun (China)

Ghana  4–1  Oman
Al Mukhaini   25' (o.g.)
Coffie   42'
Afriyie   79'
A. Quaye   88'
Report Al Amri   57'

Spain  2–1  Egypt
Sergio   28'
Camacho   66'
Report Belal   31'

SemifinalsEdit

Brazil  4–0  Germany
Adiel   4'
Geovanie   85'
Ferrugem   86'
Ronaldinho   88' (pen.)
Report
Attendance: 8,500

Spain  1–2  Ghana
Sousa   35' Report Attram   47'
Owusu Afriyie   79'

Playoff for 3rd placeEdit

Germany  1–2  Spain
Adzic   59' (pen.) Report Ander   30'
Sousa   85' (pen.)

FinalEdit

Brazil  2–1  Ghana
Matuzalem   63'
Andrey   87'
Report Afriyie   39'

ResultEdit

 1997 FIFA U-17 World Championship Winners 
 
Brazil
First title

GoalscorersEdit

David of Spain won the Golden Shoe award for scoring seven goals. In total, 117 goals were scored by 73 different players, with only one of them credited as own goal.

7 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

Final rankingEdit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Brazil 6 6 0 0 21 2 +19 18
2   Ghana 6 4 1 1 14 5 +9 13
3   Spain 6 5 0 1 22 6 +16 15
4   Germany 6 2 2 2 6 7 –1 8
Eliminated in the quarter-finals
5   Mali 4 2 1 1 7 2 +5 7
6   Argentina 4 2 1 1 3 2 +1 7
7   Oman 4 2 0 2 9 8 +1 6
8   Egypt 4 1 2 1 6 6 0 5
Eliminated at the group stage
9   Chile 3 1 1 1 7 4 +3 4
10   Mexico 3 1 0 2 8 6 +2 3
11   United States 3 1 0 2 4 7 –3 3
12   Bahrain 3 1 0 2 4 8 –4 3
13   Costa Rica 3 0 0 3 1 6 –5 0
14   Thailand 3 0 0 3 4 12 –8 0
15   Austria 3 0 0 3 1 14 –13 0
16   New Zealand 3 0 0 3 0 22 –22 0

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