1997 FIFA World Youth Championship

The 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship, known as the 1997 FIFA/Coca-Cola World Youth Championship for sponsorship purposes, was the 11th staging of the FIFA World Youth Championship. It was held from 16 June to 5 July 1997 in Malaysia. It was the first FIFA tournament hosted by a Southeast Asian country.

1997 FIFA World Youth Championship
Piala Dunia B-20 FIFA 1997
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Tournament details
Host countryMalaysia
Dates16 June – 5 July
Teams24 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)6 (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Argentina (3rd title)
Runners-up Uruguay
Third place Republic of Ireland
Fourth place Ghana
Tournament statistics
Matches played52
Goals scored165 (3.17 per match)
Attendance655,827 (12,612 per match)
Top scorer(s)Brazil Adaílton (10 goals)
Best player(s)Uruguay Nicolás Olivera
Fair play award Argentina
1995
1999

VenuesEdit

Shah Alam Kuching Alor Setar
Shah Alam Stadium Sarawak Stadium Darul Aman Stadium
Capacity: 80,000 Capacity: 40,000 Capacity: 32,387
     
Kuantan Kangar Johor Bahru
Darul Makmur Stadium Tuanku Syed Putra Stadium Tan Sri Hassan Yunus Stadium
Capacity: 40,000 Capacity: 20,000 Capacity: 30,000
     

QualificationEdit

The following 24 teams qualified for the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship. Host Malaysia did not have to qualify for the tournament.

Confederation Qualifying tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) Host nation   Malaysia1
1996 AFC Youth Championship   China PR
  Japan
  South Korea
  United Arab Emirates1
CAF (Africa) 1997 African Youth Championship   Ivory Coast
  Ghana
  Morocco
  South Africa1
CONCACAF
(North, Central America & Caribbean)
1996 CONCACAF U-20 Tournament   Canada
  Costa Rica
  Mexico
  United States
CONMEBOL (South America) 1997 South American Youth Championship   Argentina
  Brazil
  Paraguay
  Uruguay
OFC (Oceania) 1997 OFC U-20 Championship   Australia
UEFA (Europe) 1996 UEFA European Under-18 Football Championship   Belgium1
  England
  France
  Hungary
  Republic of Ireland
  Spain
1.^ Teams that made their debut.

SquadsEdit

For a list of all squads that played in the final tournament, see 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship squads

Group stagesEdit

The 24 teams were split into six groups of four teams. Six group winners, six-second-place finishers and the four best third-place finishers qualify for the knockout round.

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1   Uruguay 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5 7 Advance to knockout stage
2   Morocco 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 5
3   Belgium 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
4   Malaysia (H) 3 0 0 3 2 9 −7 0
Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host
Malaysia  1–3  Morocco
Safri   10' (o.g.) (Report) Sektioui   14'
Khamma   33'
El Barodi   93'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Gilles Veissière (France)

Uruguay  3–0  Belgium
Podestá   41'
Coelho   56', 79'
(Report)
Attendance: 2,000

Malaysia  1–3  Uruguay
Fadly   11' (Report) Zalayeta   24'
Haled   39' (o.g.)
López   77'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Gilles Veissière (France)

Morocco  1–1  Belgium
Termina   79' (Report) Van Handenhoven   60'
Attendance: 8,000

Malaysia  0–3  Belgium
(Report) Van Handenhoven   10', 30'
Remacle   83'
Attendance: 25,000

Morocco  0–0  Uruguay
(Report)
Attendance: 25,000

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1   Brazil 3 3 0 0 15 3 +12 9 Advance to knockout stage
2   France 3 2 0 1 8 7 +1 6
3   South Africa 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1
4   South Korea 3 0 1 2 5 14 −9 1
South Korea  0–0  South Africa
(Report)
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Georg Dardenne (Germany)

France  0–3  Brazil
(Report) Alex   5'
Adaílton   61'
Silvestre   90' (o.g.)
Attendance: 40,000

South Korea  2–4  France
Park Jin-sub   54', 68' (pen.) (Report) Henry   1', 10'
Trezeguet   2', 52'
Attendance: 3,246

South Africa  0–2  Brazil
(Report) Adaílton   53', 57'
Attendance: 7,939
Referee: Georg Dardenne (Germany)

South Korea  3–10  Brazil
Lee Kwan-woo   56'
Chung Seok-keun   73'
Lee Jung-min   89'
(Report) Fernandão   19', 42'
Adaílton   30', 32' (pen.), 35' (pen.), 39', 63', 69'
Zé Elias[1]   68', 82'
Attendance: 9,576

South Africa  2–4  France
Hartley   42', 90' (Report) Trezeguet   22', 61'
Henry   83'
Luccin   89'
Attendance: 9,757

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1   Ghana 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7 Advance to knockout stage
2   Republic of Ireland 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
3   United States 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1 3
4   China PR 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2
Ghana  2–1  Republic of Ireland
Gambo   27'
Mouktar   66'
(Report) Molloy   51'
Darul Aman Stadium, Alor Setar
Attendance: 5,100

China PR  0–1  United States
(Report) West   90'
Darul Aman Stadium, Alor Setar
Attendance: 9,769

Ghana  1–1  China PR
Appiah   74' (Report) Li Jinyu   43'
Darul Aman Stadium, Alor Setar
Attendance: 5,000

Republic of Ireland  2–1  United States
Cummins   6'
Corrales   25' (o.g.)
(Report) Flores   39' (pen.)
Darul Aman Stadium, Alor Setar
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Oscar Ruiz (Colombia)

Ghana  1–0  United States
Ofori-Quaye   32' (Report)
Darul Aman Stadium, Alor Setar
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Saad Mane (Kuwait)

Republic of Ireland  1–1  China PR
Cummins   21' (Report) Wang Peng   11'
Darul Aman Stadium, Alor Setar
Attendance: 9,000

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1   Spain 3 3 0 0 8 2 +6 9 Advance to knockout stage
2   Japan 3 1 1 1 10 7 +3 4
3   Paraguay 3 0 2 1 5 6 −1 2
4   Costa Rica 3 0 1 2 3 11 −8 1
Japan  1–2  Spain
Yanagisawa   65' (pen.) (Report) Farinós   23'
Angulo   56'
Attendance: 5,000

Costa Rica  1–1  Paraguay
Bryce   45' (Report) Román   59'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Saad Mane (Kuwait)

Japan  6–2  Costa Rica
Ono   3', 22'
Nakamura   7'
Jojo   78'
Fukuda   93'
Nagai   95'
(Report) Ledezma   28'
Solís   59'
Attendance: 9,000

Spain  2–1  Paraguay
Deus   30', 78' (Report) Morinigo   65'
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Saad Mane (Kuwait)

Japan  3–3  Paraguay
Jojo   31'
Hiroyama   45'
Yanagisawa   62'
(Report) Cáceres   17'
Da Silva   38'
Samudio   67'
Attendance: 5,000

Spain  4–0  Costa Rica
Rivera   3'
Albelda   23'
Farinós   24' (pen.)
Ribera   78'
(Report)
Attendance: 5,000

Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1   Australia 3 2 1 0 5 3 +2 7 Advance to knockout stage
2   Argentina 3 2 0 1 8 5 +3 6
3   Canada 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
4   Hungary 3 0 0 3 1 6 −5 0
Hungary  0–3  Argentina
(Report) Romeo   9'
Scaloni   42'
Riquelme   50'

Australia  0–0  Canada
(Report)
Attendance: 13,000

Hungary  0–1  Australia
(Report) Allsopp   90'

Argentina  2–1  Canada
Romeo   32'
Riquelme   65'
(Report) Bent   43' (pen.)
Attendance: 12,000

Hungary  1–2  Canada
Szili   3' (pen.) (Report) De Rosario   6'
Kindel   64'
Attendance: 4,000

Argentina  3–4  Australia
Romeo   9'
Placente   70'
Riquelme   88' (pen.)
(Report) Salapasidis   39', 40', 55', 90' (pen.)
Attendance: 8,000

Group FEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1   England 3 3 0 0 8 1 +7 9 Advance to knockout stage
2   Mexico 3 1 1 1 6 2 +4 4
3   United Arab Emirates 3 1 0 2 2 10 −8 3
4   Ivory Coast 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
Mexico  5–0  United Arab Emirates
Lillingston   26', 56' (pen.)
Cariño   40'
Torres   60'
Santacruz   70'
(Report)
Larkin Stadium, Johor Bahru
Attendance: 14,000

Ivory Coast  1–2  England
Cisse   22' (Report) Owen   6' (pen.)
Shepherd   69'
Larkin Stadium, Johor Bahru
Attendance: 14,000
Referee: Intaz Shah (Fiji)

Mexico  1–1  Ivory Coast
Lillingston   44' (Report) Dié   33'
Larkin Stadium, Johor Bahru
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Intaz Shah (Fiji)

United Arab Emirates  0–5  England
(Report) Murphy   7', 35', 50' (pen.)
Owen   52'
Abdulla   60' (o.g.)
Larkin Stadium, Johor Bahru
Attendance: 12,000

Mexico  0–1  England
(Report) Owen   65'
Larkin Stadium, Johor Bahru
Attendance: 9,000

United Arab Emirates  2–0  Ivory Coast
Ali   52'
Kazim   85'
(Report)
Larkin Stadium, Johor Bahru
Attendance: 9,000

Ranking of third-placed teamsEdit

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Result
1 A   Belgium 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4 Advance to knockout stage
2 E   Canada 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
3 C   United States 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1 3
4 F   United Arab Emirates 3 1 0 2 2 10 −8 3
5 D   Paraguay 3 0 2 1 5 6 −1 2
6 B   South Africa 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1

Knockout stageEdit

 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
25 June – Shah Alam
 
 
  Uruguay3
 
29 June – Shah Alam
 
  United States0
 
  Uruguay (pen.)1 (7)
 
25 June – Kuching
 
  France1 (6)
 
  Mexico0
 
2 July – Shah Alam
 
  France1
 
  Uruguay (aet)3
 
26 June – Kangar
 
  Ghana2
 
  Australia0
 
29 June – Johor Bahru
 
  Japan1
 
  Japan1
 
26 June – Alor Setar
 
  Ghana (aet)2
 
  Ghana3
 
5 July – Shah Alam
 
  United Arab Emirates0
 
  Uruguay1
 
26 June – Kuantan
 
  Argentina2
 
  Spain2
 
29 June – Shah Alam
 
  Canada0
 
  Spain0
 
25 June – Shah Alam
 
  Republic of Ireland1
 
  Republic of Ireland (aet)2
 
2 July – Kuching
 
  Morocco1
 
  Republic of Ireland0
 
26 June – Johor Bahru
 
  Argentina1 Third place
 
  England1
 
29 June – Kuching5 July – Shah Alam
 
  Argentina2
 
  Argentina2  Ghana1
 
25 June – Kuching
 
  Brazil0   Republic of Ireland2
 
  Brazil10
 
 
  Belgium0
 

Round of 16Edit

Brazil  10–0  Belgium
Álvaro   3', 13'
Éder   32'
Alex   41', 48', 85'
Roni   67', 78'
Adaílton   82'
Zé Elias[1]   87'
(Report)
Attendance: 8,267
Referee: Saad Mane (Kuwait)

Uruguay  3–0  United States
Zalayeta   24', 34'
Olivera   41'
(Report)
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Georg Dardenne (Germany)

Mexico  0–1  France
(Report) Luccin   90'
Attendance: 10,101

Republic of Ireland  2–1 (a.e.t.)  Morocco
Fenn   35'
Duff   97'
(Report) Inman   43' (o.g.)
Attendance: 3,000

Australia  0–1  Japan
(Report) Yanagisawa   44'
Attendance: 8,000

England  1–2  Argentina
Carragher   49' (Report) Riquelme   10' (pen.)
Aimar   26'
Larkin Stadium, Johor Bahru
Attendance: 17,000

Ghana  3–0  United Arab Emirates
Ackon   32'
Sule   79'
Issaka   88'
(Report)
Darul Aman Stadium, Alor Setar
Attendance: 17,000

Spain  2–0  Canada
Deus   77'
Rivera   90'
(Report)
Attendance: 10,000

Quarter-finalsEdit

Uruguay  1–1 (a.e.t.)  France
Olivera   68' (Report) Trezeguet   27'
Penalties
7–6
Attendance: 9,000

Argentina  2–0  Brazil
Scaloni   79'
Perezlindo   90'
(Report)
Attendance: 34,896
Referee: Gilles Veissière (France)

Spain  0–1  Republic of Ireland
(Report) Molloy   52' (pen.)
Attendance: 9,000

Japan  1–2 (a.e.t.)  Ghana
Yanagisawa   80' (Report) Ansah   9'
Ofori-Quaye   97'
Larkin Stadium, Johor Bahru
Attendance: 18,700

Semi-finalsEdit

Republic of Ireland  0–1  Argentina
(Report) Romeo   55'
Attendance: 14,976

Uruguay  3–2 (a.e.t.)  Ghana
Zalayeta   13'
Coelho   45'
Perea   105'
(Report) Lawson   45'
Meloño   78' (o.g.)
Attendance: 15,000

Third place play-offEdit

Ghana  1–2  Republic of Ireland
Sule   5' (Report) Baker   2'
Duff   33'
Attendance: 28,000

FinalEdit

Uruguay  1–2  Argentina
García   15' Report Cambiasso   26'
Quintana   43'
Attendance: 62,000
Referee: Saad Mane (Kuwait)

ResultEdit

 FIFA World Youth Championship 1997 Winners 
 
Argentina
Third title

AwardsEdit

Golden Shoe Golden Ball Fair Play Award
  Adaílton   Nicolás Olivera   Argentina

GoalscorersEdit

Adaílton of Brazil won the Golden Shoe award for scoring ten goals. In total, 165 goals were scored by 101 different players, with seven of them credited as own goals.

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

Final rankingEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1   Argentina 7 6 0 1 15 7 +8 18 Champions
2   Uruguay 7 4 2 1 14 6 +8 14 Runners-up
3   Republic of Ireland 7 4 1 2 9 7 +2 13 Third place
4   Ghana 7 4 1 2 12 8 +4 13 Fourth place
5   Brazil 5 4 0 1 25 5 +20 12 Eliminated in
Quarter-finals
6   Spain 5 4 0 1 10 3 +7 12
7   France 5 3 1 1 10 8 +2 10
8   Japan 5 2 1 2 12 9 +3 7
9   England 4 3 0 1 9 3 +6 9 Eliminated in
Round of 16
10   Australia 4 2 1 1 5 4 +1 7
11   Morocco 4 1 2 1 5 4 +1 5
12   Mexico 4 1 1 2 6 3 +3 4
13   Canada 4 1 1 2 3 5 −2 4
14   Belgium 4 1 1 2 4 14 −10 4
15   United States 4 1 0 3 2 6 −4 3
16   United Arab Emirates 4 1 0 3 2 13 −11 3
17   Paraguay 3 0 2 1 5 6 −1 2 Eliminated in
Group stage
18   China PR 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2
19   Ivory Coast 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
20   South Africa 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1
21   Costa Rica 3 0 1 2 3 11 −8 1
22   South Korea 3 0 1 2 5 14 −9 1
23   Hungary 3 0 0 3 1 6 −5 0
24   Malaysia (H) 3 0 0 3 2 9 −7 0
Source: rsssf.com
(H) Host

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b The FIFA states him as "Júnior" in the official report.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g The FIFA gives no information on the Stadium used in this match, but the Utama Stadium was the only one suitable by then for a match like this.

External linksEdit