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1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship

The FIFA U-17 World Championship 1999, the eighth edition of the tournament, was held in the cities of Auckland, Christchurch, Napier, and Dunedin in New Zealand between 10 November and 27 November 1999. Players born after 1 January 1982 could participate in this tournament. This was the first FIFA tournament held in the Pacific Islands.

1999 FIFA U-17 World Cup
FIFA U-17 World Championship New Zealand 1999
1999 FIFA I Raro I Te 17 Marama Ao
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Tournament details
Host countryNew Zealand
Dates10–27 November
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Brazil (2nd title)
Runners-up Australia
Third place Ghana
Fourth place United States
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored93 (2.91 per match)
Attendance216,853 (6,777 per match)
Top scorer(s)Ghana Ishmael Addo
(7 goals)
Best player(s)United States Landon Donovan
Fair play award Mexico
1997
2001

Contents

VenuesEdit

City / Town Stadium Host club(s) Capacity
Auckland North Harbour Stadium 25,000
Napier McLean Park 21,000
Christchurch Queen Elizabeth II Park Christchurch United 20,000
Dunedin Carisbrook 29,000

New Zealand's capital city Wellington was not allocated any matches as the city's only venue at the time - Athletic Park - was not deemed adequate by FIFA as a match venue.

TeamsEdit

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) AFC U-17 Championship 1998   Thailand
  Qatar
CAF (Africa) 1999 African Under-17 Championship   Ghana
  Burkina Faso1
  Mali
CONCACAF
(Central, North America and Caribbean)
1999 CONCACAF U-17 Tournament   Jamaica1
  Mexico
  United States
CONMEBOL (South America) 1999 South American Under 17 Football Championship   Brazil
  Paraguay1
  Uruguay
OFC (Oceania) 1999 OFC U-17 Qualifying Tournament   Australia
UEFA (Europe) 1999 UEFA European Under-16 Football Championship   Spain
  Poland
  Germany
Host nation   New Zealand

  Australia qualified for the tournament after two-leg playoff matches with 3rd Place winner of AFC U-17 Championship 1998,   Bahrain

1.^ Teams that made their debut.

SquadsEdit

MatchesEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  United States 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7
  Uruguay 3 1 1 1 6 2 +4 4
  New Zealand 3 1 0 2 3 8 -5 3
  Poland 3 0 2 1 3 4 -1 2


New Zealand  1 – 2  United States
Mulligan   16' Report Thompson   69'
Donovan   74'
Attendance: 14,103
Referee: Wolfgang Stark (Germany)

Uruguay  1 – 1  Poland
Alvarez   46' Report Madej   51'
Attendance: 3,623
Referee: Hichem Guirat (Tunisia)

New Zealand  0 – 5  Uruguay
Report Lapolla   42'
Peralta   45+1'
Leal   63'
Martinez   71'
Meneses   77'
Attendance: 10,265
Referee: Costas Kapitanis (Cyprus)

United States  1 – 1  Poland
Donovan   89' (pen.) Report Madej   43' (pen.)
Attendance: 10,265
Referee: Robert Troxler Ayala (Paraguay)

Poland  1 – 2  New Zealand
Mierzejewski   88' Report Mulligan   53'
Pearce   64'
Attendance: 7,643
Referee: Edgar Rangel Perez (Mexico)

United States  1 – 0  Uruguay
Onyewu   90' Report
Attendance: 7,643
Referee: Kyros Vassaras (Greece)

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Ghana 3 2 1 0 12 2 +10 7
  Mexico 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 6
  Spain 3 1 1 1 7 2 +5 4
  Thailand 3 0 0 3 1 17 -16 0


Ghana  1 – 1  Spain
Atiku   45+2' Report Mario   90+7'
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Toru Kamikawa (Japan)

Mexico  4 – 0  Thailand
Estrada   7'
Galindo   38'
Ramirez   53'
Grijalva   76'
Report
Attendance: 3,950
Referee: Bruce Edward Grimshaw (New Zealand)

Spain  6 – 0  Thailand
Aitor   35'44'90+1'
Crusat   42'
Ernesto   45+1'
Aspas   80'
Report
Attendance: 5,200
Referee: Noel Bynoe (Trinidad & Tobago)

Ghana  4 – 0  Mexico
Lamptey   38'75'
Atiku   71'89'
Report
Attendance: 5,200
Referee: Bruce Edward Grimshaw (New Zealand)

Thailand  1 – 7  Ghana
Suriya   62' Report Dong-Bortey   7'16'50'
Addo   22'28'52'
Obodai   90+1'
Attendance: 4,056
Referee: Mark Shield (Australia)

Spain  0 – 1  Mexico
Report Vallejo   38'
Attendance: 4,056
Referee: Byron Moreno (Ecuador)

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Australia 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
  Brazil 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
  Germany 3 0 2 1 1 2 -1 2
  Mali 3 0 2 1 0 1 -1 2


Brazil  2 – 1  Australia
Marquinhos   31'
Carlos Henrique   66'
Report MacAllister   81'
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Tomasz Mikulski (Poland)

Mali  0 – 0  Germany
Report
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Byron Moreno (Ecuador)

Australia  2 – 1  Germany
Cansdell-Sherriff   66'
Byrnes   70'
Report Haas   9'
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Issack Abdulkadir (Tanzania)

Brazil  0 – 0  Mali
Report
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Edgar Rangel Perez (Mexico)

Germany  0 – 0  Brazil
Report
Attendance: 6,500
Referee: Hichem Guirat (Tunisia)

Australia  1 – 0  Mali
McDonald   23' Report
Attendance: 6,500
Referee: Carlos Batres (Guatemala)

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Paraguay 3 2 1 0 9 2 +7 7
  Qatar 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6
  Burkina Faso 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
  Jamaica 3 0 0 3 0 10 -10 0


Jamaica  0 – 1  Burkina Faso
Report Compaore   12'
Attendance: 5,173
Referee: Kyros Vassaras (Greece)

Paraguay  2 – 0  Qatar
Fretes   37'
Guzman   57'
Report
Attendance: 5,173
Referee: Mark Shield (Australia)

Burkina Faso  1 – 2  Qatar
Kabore   57' Report Hamza   16' (pen.)37'
Attendance: 4,662
Referee: Carlos Batres (Guatemala)

Jamaica  0 – 5  Paraguay
Report Ferreira   11'
Da Silva   15'80' (pen.)
Cabrera   30'
Figueredo   43'
Attendance: 4,662
Referee: Taj Addin Fares (Syria)

Qatar  4 – 0  Jamaica
Hamza   52'63'
Abdulrahman   69'
Mubarak   90+1'
Report
Attendance: 2,180
Referee: Costas Kapitanis (Cyprus)

Burkina Faso  2 – 2  Paraguay
Ouedraogo   50'53' Report Cabrera   4'
Ferreira   45'
Attendance: 2,180
Referee: Wolfgang Stark (Germany)

Knockout stageEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
20 November - Auckland
 
 
  United States3
 
24 November - Christchurch
 
  Mexico2
 
  United States2 (6)
 
21 November - Christchurch
 
  Australia (pen.)2 (7)
 
  Australia1
 
27 November - Auckland
 
  Qatar0
 
  Australia0 (7)
 
20 November - Napier
 
  Brazil (pen.)0 (8)
 
  Ghana (a.e.t.)3
 
24 November - Auckland
 
  Uruguay2
 
  Ghana2 (2)
 
21 November - Dunedin
 
  Brazil (pen.)2 (4) Third place
 
  Paraguay1
 
27 November - Auckland
 
  Brazil4
 
  United States0
 
 
  Ghana2
 

QuarterfinalsEdit

United States  3 – 2  Mexico
Beasley   38'
Cila   43'
Beckerman   48'
Report Vallejo   2'
Yañez   70'

Australia  1 – 0  Qatar
Di Iorio   55' Report
Attendance: 3,500

Ghana  3 – 2 (a.e.t.)  Uruguay
Addo   35'107'
Novegil   45+1' (o.g.)
Report Olivera   9'
Leal   65'
Attendance: 5,600

Paraguay  1 – 4  Brazil
Da Silva   42' Report Leonardo   26'37'56'
Caca   90'
Attendance: 7,251

SemifinalsEdit

United States  2 – 2 (a.e.t.)  Australia
Donovan   36'
Onyewu   52'
Report Byrnes   2'
McDonald   35'
Penalties
Donovan  
Beasley  
Convey  
Akwari  
Thompson  
Gregorio  
Yi  
Cutler  
6 – 7   Byrnes
  Di Iorio
  Cansdell-Sherriff
  Srhoj
  North
  MacAllister
  Goulding
  Kennedy
Attendance: 5,000

Ghana  2 – 2 (a.e.t.)  Brazil
Lamptey   66'
Addo   81'
Report Leonardo   26'
Tetteh   28' (o.g.)
Penalties
Essien  
Dong-Bortey  
Obodai  
Nkrumah  
2 – 4   Leonardo
  Marquinhos
  Eduardo Costa
  Walker
  Ricardo

Playoff for 3rd placeEdit

United States  0 – 2  Ghana
Report Pimpong   35'
Addo   84'

FinalEdit

WinnersEdit

 1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship Winners 
 
Brazil
Second title

AwardsEdit

FIFA Golden Shoe: FIFA Golden Ball: FIFA Fair Play Award:
  Ishmael Addo   Landon Donovan   Mexico

GoalscorersEdit

Final rankingEdit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Brazil 6 2 4 0 8 4 +4 10
2   Australia 6 3 2 1 7 5 +2 11
3   Ghana 6 4 2 0 19 6 +13 14
4   United States 6 3 2 1 9 8 +1 11
Eliminated in the quarter-finals
5   Paraguay 4 2 1 1 10 6 +4 7
6   Qatar 4 2 0 2 6 4 +2 6
7   Mexico 4 2 0 2 7 7 0 6
8   Uruguay 4 1 1 2 8 5 +3 4
Eliminated at the group stage
9   Spain 3 1 1 1 7 2 +5 4
10   Burkina Faso 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
11   New Zealand 3 1 0 2 3 8 –5 3
12   Poland 3 0 2 1 3 4 –1 2
13   Germany 3 0 2 1 1 2 –1 2
14   Mali 3 0 2 1 0 1 –1 2
15   Jamaica 3 0 0 3 0 10 –10 0
16   Thailand 3 0 0 3 1 17 –16 0

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