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
Piala Dunia Belia 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

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
  Uruguay 7 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5 Advanced to the round of 16
  Morocco 5 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2
  Belgium 4 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
  Malaysia 0 3 0 0 3 2 9 −7
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

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
  Brazil 9 3 3 0 0 15 3 +12 Advanced to the round of 16
  France 6 3 2 0 1 8 7 +1
  South Africa 1 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
  South Korea 1 3 0 1 2 5 14 −9
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

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
  Ghana 7 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 Advanced to the round of 16
  Republic of Ireland 4 3 1 1 1 4 4 0
  United States 3 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1 Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
  China PR 2 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1
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

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
  Spain 9 3 3 0 0 8 2 +6 Advanced to the round of 16
  Japan 4 3 1 1 1 10 7 +3
  Paraguay 2 3 0 2 1 5 6 −1 Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
  Costa Rica 1 3 0 1 2 3 11 −8
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

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
  Australia 7 3 2 1 0 5 3 +2 Advanced to the round of 16
  Argentina 6 3 2 0 1 8 5 +3
  Canada 4 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
  Hungary 0 3 0 0 3 1 6 −5
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

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
  England 9 3 3 0 0 8 1 +7 Advanced to the round of 16
  Mexico 4 3 1 1 1 6 2 +4
  United Arab Emirates 3 3 1 0 2 2 10 −8 Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
  Ivory Coast 1 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3
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

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
  Belgium 4 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 Advanced to the round of 16
  Canada 4 3 1 1 1 3 3 0
  United States 3 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1
  United Arab Emirates 3 3 1 0 2 2 10 −8
  Paraguay 2 3 0 2 1 5 6 −1
  South Africa 1 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4

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

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Argentina 7 6 0 1 15 7 +8 18
2   Uruguay 7 4 2 1 14 6 +8 14
3   Republic of Ireland 7 4 1 2 9 7 +2 13
4   Ghana 7 4 1 2 12 8 +4 13
Eliminated in the quarter-finals
5   Brazil 5 4 0 1 25 5 +20 12
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
Eliminated in the Round of 16
9   England 4 3 0 1 9 3 +6 9
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
Eliminated at the group stage
17   Paraguay 3 0 2 1 5 6 −1 2
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 3 0 0 3 2 9 −7 0

Broadcasting rights of 1997 FIFA World Youth ChampionshipEdit

AfricaEdit

AméricasEdit

AsiaEdit

  Indonesia : RCTI, TVRI, SCTV, TPI, ANTV

EuropeEdit

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