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2001 FIFA World Youth Championship

The 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship took place in Argentina between 17 June and 8 July 2001. The 2001 championship was the 13th contested. The tournament took part in six cities, Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Mendoza, Rosario, Salta, and Mar del Plata. The Golden Boot was won by Javier Saviola of Argentina who scored 11 goals.

2001 FIFA World Youth Championship
Copa Mundial Juvenil de la FIFA
Argentina 2001
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Tournament details
Host countryArgentina
Dates17 June – 8 July
Teams24 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)6 (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Argentina (4th title)
Runners-up Ghana
Third place Egypt
Fourth place Paraguay
Tournament statistics
Matches played52
Goals scored149 (2.87 per match)
Attendance506,320 (9,737 per match)
Top scorer(s)Argentina Javier Saviola (11 goals)
Best player(s)Argentina Javier Saviola
Fair play award Argentina
1999
2003

Contents

QualificationEdit

The following 24 teams qualified for the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship. Argentina qualified automatically as host.

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) 2000 AFC Youth Championship   China PR
  Iran
  Iraq
  Japan
CAF (Africa) 2001 African Youth Championship   Angola1
  Egypt
  Ethiopia1
  Ghana
CONCACAF
(North, Central America & Caribbean)
2001 CONCACAF U-20 Tournament   Canada
  Costa Rica
  Jamaica1
  United States
CONMEBOL (South America) 2001 South American Youth Championship   Brazil
  Chile
  Ecuador1
  Paraguay
OFC (Oceania) 2001 OFC U-20 Championship   Australia
UEFA (Europe) 2000 UEFA European Under-18 Football Championship   Czech Republic2
  Finland1
  France
  Germany
  Netherlands
  Ukraine1
Host nation   Argentina
1.^ Teams that made their debut.
2.^ Czech Republic made their debut as independent nation. They were chosen as the descendant of the now-defunct Czechoslovakia, which qualified in 1983 and 1989 tournaments.

VenuesEdit

SponsorshipEdit

FIFA partnersEdit

National supporters

SquadsEdit

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
  Argentina 9 3 3 0 0 14 2 +12 Advanced to the round of 16
  Egypt 4 3 1 1 1 3 8 −5
  Finland 3 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
  Jamaica 1 3 0 1 2 1 6 −5
Argentina  2–0  Finland
Rodríguez   38'
D'Alessandro   67'
(Report)

Egypt  0–0  Jamaica
(Report)

Jamaica  0–1  Finland
(Report) Väyrynen   87'

Egypt  1–7  Argentina
El Yamani   5' (Report) Saviola   7'15'44' (pen.)
Coloccini   20'
Romagnoli   55'
Rodríguez   64'
Amin   67' (o.g.)

Argentina  5–1  Jamaica
Coloccini   3'
Saviola   7'86' (pen.)
Herrera   14'38'
(Report) Dawkins   78'

Finland  1–2  Egypt
Sjölund   74' (Report) Hamza   10'
Riad   62'

Group BEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
  Brazil 9 3 3 0 0 10 1 +9 Advanced to the round of 16
  Germany 6 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4
  Iraq 3 3 1 0 2 5 9 −4 Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
  Canada 0 3 0 0 3 0 9 −9
Brazil  2–0  Germany
Robert   9'11' (Report)

Iraq  3–0  Canada
Mohammed   21'
Siamand   33'
Hanoosh   43'
(Report)

Canada  0–4  Germany
(Report) Auer   18'67'70'
Preuss   83'

Iraq  1–6  Brazil
Mohammed   82' (Report) Fernando   8' (pen.)
Pinga   13'
Robert   27'72'
Adriano   29'45'

Brazil  2–0  Canada
Adriano   21'
Robert   65'
(Report)

Germany  3–1  Iraq
Preuss   40'
Munaim   60' (o.g.)
Auer   65'
(Report) Lapaczinski   37' (o.g.)

Group CEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
  Ukraine 5 3 1 2 0 5 3 +2 Advanced to the round of 16
  United States 4 3 1 1 1 5 3 +2
  China PR 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
  Chile 3 3 1 0 2 4 8 −4
United States  0–1  China PR
(Report) Qu Bo   50'

Chile  2–4  Ukraine
Millar   38'
Pardo   90+2'
(Report) Byelik   14'50'
Oyarzun   36' (o.g.)
Valeyev   78'

Ukraine  0–0  China PR
(Report)

Chile  1–4  United States
Valdés   28' (Report) Beasley   6'40'
Davis   69'
Buddle   75'

United States  1–1  Ukraine
Arena   39' (Report) Stoyan   89'

China PR  0–1  Chile
(Report) Berrios   87'

Group DEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
  Angola 5 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 Advanced to the round of 16
  Czech Republic 4 3 1 1 1 3 3 0
  Australia 4 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
  Japan 3 3 1 0 2 4 4 0
Angola  0–0  Czech Republic
(Report)

Japan  0–2  Australia
(Report) Haneda   59' (o.g.)
Owens   69'

Australia  0–3  Czech Republic
(Report) Musil   27'
Jun   30'
Macek   47'

Japan  1–2  Angola
Yamase   61' (Report) Mendonça   9'
Rasca   81'

Angola  1–1  Australia
Mantorras   12' (Report) Owens   82' (pen.)

Czech Republic  0–3  Japan
(Report) Morisaki   74'
Yamase   80'
Tahara   87'

Group EEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
  Costa Rica 9 3 3 0 0 7 2 +5 Advanced to the round of 16
  Ecuador 4 3 1 1 1 3 3 0
  Netherlands 4 3 1 1 1 5 6 −1 Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
  Ethiopia 0 3 0 0 3 4 8 −4
Ecuador  2–1  Ethiopia
Miña   25'
Guagua   63'
(Report) Andargachew   4'

Netherlands  1–3  Costa Rica
Hersi   63' (Report) Montero   38'
Parks   48'54'

Costa Rica  3–1  Ethiopia
Parks   8'49'
Scott   61'
(Report) Yordanos   90+2'

Ecuador  1–1  Netherlands
Vargas   85' (Report) Colin   21'

Ecuador  0–1  Costa Rica
(Report) Hernández   85'

Ethiopia  2–3  Netherlands
Zewdu   52' (pen.)
Andargachew   90+2'
(Report) Kolk   22'
Hersi   41'
Huntelaar   78'

Group FEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
  Ghana 7 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2 Advanced to the round of 16
  France 5 3 1 2 0 7 2 +5
  Paraguay 4 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
  Iran 0 3 0 0 3 0 8 −8
Ghana  2–1  Paraguay
Essien   58'
Boateng   63'
(Report) Guzmán   69'

France  5–0  Iran
Bugnet   59'
Mexès   62'
Cissé   66'87'90'
(Report)

France  2–2  Paraguay
Bugnet   10'
Cissé   48'
(Report) Fretes   53'
Devaca   72'

Ghana  1–0  Iran
Boateng   44' (Report)

Ghana  0–0  France
(Report)

Paraguay  2–0  Iran
González   72'
Giménez   89'
(Report)

Ranking of third-placed teamsEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
  Paraguay 4 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 Advanced to the round of 16
  China PR 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 0
  Netherlands 4 3 1 1 1 5 6 −1
  Australia 4 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1
  Finland 3 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2
  Iraq 3 3 1 0 2 5 9 −4

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
27 June – Buenos Aires
 
 
  Argentina2
 
1 July – Buenos Aires
 
  China PR1
 
  Argentina3
 
27 June – Córdoba
 
  France1
 
  France3
 
4 July – Buenos Aires
 
  Germany2
 
  Argentina5
 
28 June – Mendoza
 
  Paraguay0
 
  Paraguay2
 
1 July – Mendoza
 
  Ukraine1
 
  Paraguay1
 
28 June – Salta
 
  Czech Republic0
 
  Czech Republic2
 
8 July – Buenos Aires
 
  Costa Rica1
 
  Argentina3
 
28 June – Mar del Plata
 
  Ghana0
 
  Ghana1
 
1 July – Córdoba
 
  Ecuador0
 
  Ghana2
 
27 June – Córdoba
 
  Brazil1
 
  Brazil4
 
4 July – Córdoba
 
  Australia0
 
  Ghana2
 
27 June – Buenos Aires
 
  Egypt0 Third place
 
  Egypt2
 
1 July – Rosario8 July – Buenos Aires
 
  United States0
 
  Egypt2  Egypt1
 
28 June – Rosario
 
  Netherlands1   Paraguay0
 
  Netherlands2
 
 
  Angola0
 

Round of 16Edit

United States  0–2  Egypt
(Report) Riad   76' (pen.)
El Yamani   88'

Argentina  2–1  China PR
Rodríguez   4'
Domínguez   79'
(Report) Qu Bo   55'

France  3–2  Germany
Cissé   34' (pen.)90+3'
Mendy   41'
(Report) Auer   19'
Burkhardt   78'

Brazil  4–0  Australia
Adriano   27'66'
Kaká   53'
Eduardo Costa   74'
(Report)

Ukraine  1–2  Paraguay
Bielyk   90' (Report) Benítez   19'
González   43'

Angola  0–2  Netherlands
(Report) Mustapha   52'
Huntelaar   86'

Costa Rica  1–2  Czech Republic
Scott   24' (Report) Musil   21'
Jun   71'

Ghana  1–0  Ecuador
Mensah   37' (Report)

Quarter-finalsEdit

Argentina  3–1  France
Saviola   5'45+1' (pen.)83' (Report) Mexès   44'

Ghana  2–1 (a.e.t.)  Brazil
Abdul Razak   80'
Mensah   93'
(Report) Adriano   44'

Czech Republic  0–1  Paraguay
(Report) Salcedo   31'

Netherlands  1–2  Egypt
Van der Vaart   33' (Report) Amin   47'
El Yamani   65'

Semi-finalsEdit

Egypt  0–2  Ghana
(Report) Inusah   83'
El Atrawy   88' (o.g.)

Argentina  5–0  Paraguay
Saviola   18'24'
Romagnoli   41'
D'Alessandro   52'
Herrera   70'
(Report)

Third place play-offEdit

Paraguay  0–1  Egypt
(Report) El Yamani   64'

FinalEdit

Argentina  3–0  Ghana
Colotto   6'
Saviola   14'
Rodríguez   73'
(Report)

ResultEdit

 FIFA World Youth Championship 2001 Winners 
 
Argentina
Fourth title

GoalscorersEdit

AwardsEdit

Golden Shoe Golden Ball FIFA Fair Play Award
  Javier Saviola   Javier Saviola   Argentina

Final rankingEdit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Argentina 7 7 0 0 27 4 +23 21
2   Ghana 7 5 1 1 8 5 +3 16
3   Egypt 7 4 1 2 8 11 −3 13
4   Paraguay 7 3 1 3 8 11 −3 10
Eliminated in the quarter-finals
5   Brazil 5 4 0 1 15 3 +12 12
6   France 5 2 2 1 11 7 +4 8
7   Netherlands 5 2 1 2 8 8 0 7
8   Czech Republic 5 2 1 2 5 5 0 7
Eliminated in the Round of 16
9   Costa Rica 4 3 0 1 8 4 +4 9
10   Germany 4 2 0 2 9 6 +3 6
11   Ukraine 4 1 2 1 6 5 +1 5
12   Angola 4 1 2 1 3 4 −1 5
13   United States 4 1 1 2 5 5 0 4
14   Ecuador 4 1 1 2 3 4 −1 4
15   China PR 4 1 1 2 2 3 −1 4
16   Australia 4 1 1 2 3 8 −5 4
Eliminated at the group stage
17   Japan 3 1 0 2 4 4 0 3
18   Finland 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
19   Iraq 3 1 0 2 5 9 −4 3
20   Chile 3 1 0 2 4 8 −4 3
21   Jamaica 3 0 1 2 1 6 −5 1
22   Ethiopia 3 0 0 3 4 8 −4 0
23   Iran 3 0 0 3 0 8 −8 0
24   Canada 3 0 0 3 0 9 −9 0

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