1999 FIFA World Youth Championship

The 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship took place in Nigeria between 3 and 24 April 1999. This was the 12th edition of the tournament.

1999 FIFA World Youth Championship
FIFA U-20 World Cup Nigeria 1999
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Tournament details
Host countryNigeria
Dates3–24 April
Teams24 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)8 (in 8 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Spain (1st title)
Runners-up Japan
Third place Mali
Fourth place Uruguay
Tournament statistics
Matches played52
Goals scored158 (3.04 per match)
Attendance624,400 (12,008 per match)
Top scorer(s)Spain Pablo
Mali Mahamadou Dissa
(5 goals)
Best player(s)Mali Seydou Keita
Fair play award Croatia
1997
2001

QualificationEdit

The following 24 teams qualified for the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship.

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) 1998 AFC Youth Championship   Japan
  Kazakhstan1
  South Korea
  Saudi Arabia
CAF (Africa) Host nation   Nigeria
1999 African Youth Championship   Cameroon
  Ghana
  Mali
  Zambia1
CONCACAF
(North, Central America & Caribbean)
1998 CONCACAF U-20 Tournament   Costa Rica
  Honduras
  Mexico
  United States
CONMEBOL (South America) 1999 South American Youth Championship   Argentina
  Brazil
  Paraguay
  Uruguay
OFC (Oceania) 1998 OFC U-20 Championship   Australia
UEFA (Europe) 1998 UEFA European Under-18 Football Championship   Croatia1
  England
  Germany
  Portugal
  Republic of Ireland
  Spain
1.^ Teams that made their debut.

VenuesEdit

Ibadan Lagos Enugu Port Harcourt
Liberty Stadium National Stadium Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium Liberation Stadium
Capacity: 40,000 Capacity: 45,000 Capacity: 22,000 Capacity: 25,000
       
1999 FIFA World Youth Championship (Nigeria)
Kano Calabar Kaduna Bauchi
Sani Abacha Stadium U.J. Esuene Stadium Ahmadu Bello Stadium Abubarkar Tafawa Balewa Stadium
Capacity: 18,000 Capacity: 16,000 Capacity: 16,500 Capacity: 15,000

SquadsEdit

Group stageEdit

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   Paraguay 3 2 0 1 5 6 −1 6 Advance to knockout stage
2   Nigeria (H) 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4
3   Costa Rica 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 4
4   Germany 3 1 0 2 5 4 +1 3
Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host
Nigeria  1–1  Costa Rica
Aghahowa   20' (Report) Meléndez   83' (pen.)
Attendance: 37,500

Germany  4–0  Paraguay
Kern   44', 60', 69'
Falk   90'
(Report)
Attendance: 2,500

Nigeria  2–0  Germany
Shittu   69'
Garba   81'
(Report)
Attendance: 20,000

Costa Rica  1–3  Paraguay
Garita   30' (Report) Santa Cruz   26'
Vera   50'
Cuevas   66'
Attendance: 18,000

Nigeria  1–2  Paraguay
Shittu   38' (Report) Fernandez   9'
Maldonado   22'
Attendance: 25,000

Costa Rica  2–1  Germany
Brenes   33'
Santana   69'
(Report) Timm   38'
Attendance: 22,000

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1   Ghana 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 7 Advance to knockout stage
2   Croatia 3 1 2 0 6 2 +4 5
3   Argentina 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 4
4   Kazakhstan 3 0 0 3 1 9 −8 0
Ghana  1–1  Croatia
Ofori-Quaye   68' (Report) Deranja   22'
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Lu Jun (China)

Argentina  1–0  Kazakhstan
Cambiasso   44' (Report)

Ghana  1–0  Argentina
Ofori-Quaye   76' (Report)

Croatia  5–1  Kazakhstan
Deranja   7'
Miladin   11'
Sabolčki   34'
Banović   79'
Bjelanović   88'
(Report) Urazayev   67'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Lu Jun (China)

Ghana  3–0  Kazakhstan
Gyan   51', 69'
Adu   53'
(Report)

Croatia  0–0  Argentina
(Report)
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Lu Jun (China)

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1   Mexico 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7 Advance to knockout stage
2   Republic of Ireland 3 2 0 1 6 1 +5 6
3   Australia 3 1 0 2 4 8 −4 3
4   Saudi Arabia 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1
Australia  3–1  Saudi Arabia
Culina   29'
Maisano   72'
Al-Garni   77' (o.g.)
(Report) Dabo   90'
Attendance: 2,000

Mexico  1–0  Republic of Ireland
Márquez   10' (Report)

Australia  1–3  Mexico
Sterjovski   45' (Report) Márquez   2'
J. Rodríguez   58'
Osorno   83'

Saudi Arabia  0–2  Republic of Ireland
(Report) McPhail   42'
Duff   65'
Attendance: 1,000

Australia  0–4  Republic of Ireland
(Report) Sadlier   20'
Duff   73'
Healy   74'
Crossley   90'
Attendance: 800

Saudi Arabia  1–1  Mexico
Al-Saqri   37' (Report) L. González   30'
Attendance: 2,000

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1   Mali 3 2 0 1 6 6 0 6 Advance to knockout stage
2   Portugal 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4
3   Uruguay 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
4   South Korea 3 1 0 2 5 6 −1 3
Uruguay  1–2  Mali
Chevantón   65' (Report) Camara   51'
Dissa   90'

South Korea  1–3  Portugal
Kim K.H.   37' (Report) R. Sousa   27'
Simão   85', 90' (pen.)

Uruguay  1–0  South Korea
Chevantón   3' (Report)

Mali  2–1  Portugal
Am. Coulibaly   15' (pen.)
Ndiaye   45'
(Report) P. Costa   55'

Uruguay  0–0  Portugal
(Report)

Mali  2–4  South Korea
Dissa   57'
Bagayoko   60'
(Report) Seol K.H.   3', 35'
Na H.K.   22' (pen.)
Lee D.G.   69'

Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1   Japan 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6 Advance to knockout stage
2   United States 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 6
3   Cameroon 3 2 0 1 4 4 0 6
4   England 3 0 0 3 0 4 −4 0
Cameroon  2–1  Japan
Komol   72', 89' (Report) Takahara   51'
Attendance: 12,000

England  0–1  United States
(Report) Califf   12'
Attendance: 19,000

Cameroon  1–0  England
Cooper   63' (o.g.) (Report)
Attendance: 12,000

Japan  3–1  United States
Downing   10' (o.g.)
Takahara   51'
Ogasawara   85'
(Report) Futagaki   74'

Cameroon  1–3  United States
Kioyo   63' (Report) Twellman   38'   79'
Bocanegra   57'

Japan  2–0  England
Ishikawa   39'
Ono   48'
(Report)

Group FEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1   Spain 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 7 Advance to knockout stage
2   Brazil 3 2 0 1 8 3 +5 6
3   Zambia 3 1 1 1 5 8 −3 4
4   Honduras 3 0 0 3 4 10 −6 0
Zambia  4–3  Honduras
Makayi   19'
Makufi   44', 55'
Mbambara   72'
(Report) Suazo   9'
De León   41'   74'

Spain  2–0  Brazil
Gabri   15'   33' (Report)
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Felipe Ramos (Mexico)

Zambia  0–0  Spain
(Report)
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Felipe Ramos (Mexico)

Honduras  0–3  Brazil
(Report) Edu   36', 80'
Matuzalém   41'

Zambia  1–5  Brazil
Sinkala   39' (Report) Ronaldinho   27'
Aurélio   45'
Baiano   65'
Mancini   69'
Rodrigo Gral   80'

Honduras  1–3  Spain
Oliva   76' (Report) Pablo   10'
Varela   26'
Rubén   31'

Ranking of third-placed teamsEdit

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Result
1 E   Cameroon 3 2 0 1 4 4 0 6 Advance to knockout stage
2 D   Uruguay 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
3 B   Argentina 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 4
4 A   Costa Rica 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 4
5 F   Zambia 3 1 1 1 5 8 −3 4
6 C   Australia 3 1 0 2 4 8 −4 3

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
April 15 - Enugu
 
 
  Mali (aet)5
 
April 18 - Enugu
 
  Cameroon4
 
  Mali3
 
April 14 - Kano
 
  Nigeria1
 
  Republic of Ireland1 (3)
 
April 21 - Kaduna
 
  Nigeria (pen.)1 (5)
 
  Mali1
 
April 15 - Port Harcourt
 
  Spain3
 
  Spain3
 
April 18 - Kaduna
 
  United States2
 
  Spain (pen.)1 (8)
 
April 14 - Kaduna
 
  Ghana1 (7)
 
  Ghana2
 
April 24 - Lagos
 
  Costa Rica0
 
  Spain4
 
April 14 - Lagos
 
  Japan0
 
  Paraguay2 (9)
 
April 18 - Lagos
 
  Uruguay (pen.)2 (10)
 
  Uruguay2
 
April 14 - Calabar
 
  Brazil1
 
  Brazil4
 
April 21 - Lagos
 
  Croatia0
 
  Uruguay1
 
April 15 - Bauchi
 
  Japan2 Third place
 
  Japan (pen.)1 (5)
 
April 18 - IbadanApril 24 - Lagos
 
  Portugal1 (4)
 
  Japan2  Mali1
 
April 15 - Ibadan
 
  Mexico0   Uruguay0
 
  Mexico4
 
 
  Argentina1
 

Round of 16Edit

Republic of Ireland  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Nigeria
Sadlier   35' (Report) Ikedia   70'
Penalties
Crossley  
Donnolly  
Heary  
Quinn  
3–5   Ikedia
  Okunowo
  Aranka
  Dombraye
  Shittu
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Lu Jun (China)

Ghana  2–0  Costa Rica
Afriyie   18'
Ofori-Quaye   82'
(Report)

Paraguay  2–2 (a.e.t.)  Uruguay
Santa Cruz   62' (pen.), 86' (Report) Chevantón   32'
Forlán   49'
Penalties
Santa Cruz  
Maldonado  
Escobar  
Blanco  
Da Silva  
Florentín  
Domínguez  
Vera  
Cuevas  
Giménez  
Santa Cruz  
9–10   Canobbio
  Cardozo
  Pellegrín
  Carini
  Anchén
  Sorondo
  Correa
  Machado
  Carreño
  Carini
  Canobbio
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Felipe Ramos (Mexico)

Brazil  4–0  Croatia
Ronaldinho   21' (pen.), 45'
Fernando Baiano   48' (pen.)
Edu   68'
(Report)

Japan  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Portugal
Endo   48' (Report) Marco Claúdio   80'
Penalties
Ono  
Nakata  
Motoyama  
Takahara  
Sakai  
5–4   Simão
  Marco Cláudio
  Sousa
  Costa
  Leal

Spain  3–2  United States
Pablo   15', 32'
Xavi   19'
(Report) Twellman   49', 90'

Mexico  4–1  Argentina
Osorno   52'
E. Rodríguez   55'
J. Rodríguez   67'
L. González   88'
(Report) Galletti   41'
Attendance: 16,000

Mali  5–4 (a.e.t.)  Cameroon
Ndiaye   9'
Bagayoko   67'
Camara   83'
Dissa   90', 104'
(Report) Komol   10'   74'
Mbami   23'
Kioyo   26'

Quarter-finalsEdit

Uruguay  2–1  Brazil
Anchen   44'
Canobbio   86' (pen.)
(Report) Fernando Baiano   27'
Attendance: 10,000

Mali  3–1  Nigeria
Bagayoko   1', 72'
Diarra   44'
(Report) Garba   17'
Attendance: 22,000

Japan  2–0  Mexico
Motoyama   4'
Ono   24'
(Report)
Attendance: 17,000


Semi-finalsEdit

Mali  1–3  Spain
Dissa   52' (Report) Varela   2', 26'
Xavi   90'
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Lu Jun (China)

Uruguay  1–2  Japan
Chevantón   24' (Report) Takahara   23'
Nagai   35'
Attendance: 8,000

Third place play-offEdit

Mali  1–0  Uruguay
Keita   30' (Report)
Attendance: 35,000

FinalEdit

Spain  4–0  Japan
Barkero   5'
Pablo   14'   30'
Gabri   51'
(Report)
Attendance: 38,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spain
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Japan

ResultEdit

 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship Winners 
 
Spain
First title

GoalscorersEdit