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The 2003 FIFA U-17 World Championship, was the tenth edition of FIFA U-17 World Championship. It was held in the cities of Helsinki, Tampere, Lahti and Turku in Finland between 13 and 30 August 2003. Players born after 1 January 1986 could participate in this tournament. Some controversy followed the tournament after a number of players from the Sierra Leone squad defected to Finland.

2003 FIFA U-17 World Cup
Jalkapallon alle 17-vuotiaiden maailmanmestaruuskilpailut 2003
U17-världsmästerskapet i fotboll 2003
2003 FIFA U-17 World Championship.png
Tournament details
Host countryFinland
Dates13–30 August
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Brazil (3rd title)
Runners-up Spain
Third place Argentina
Fourth place Colombia
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored117 (3.66 per match)
Attendance183,616 (5,738 per match)
Top scorer(s)Colombia Carlos Hidalgo
Portugal Manuel Curto
Spain Cesc Fàbregas
(5 goals each)
Best player(s)Spain Cesc Fàbregas[1]
Fair play award Costa Rica
2001
2005

TeamsEdit

VenuesEdit

The tournament was played in four cities in Finland: Helsinki, Turku, Tampere and Lahti.

 

Helsinki
Turku
Tampere
Lahti
Helsinki Turku Tampere Lahti
Finnair Stadium Veritas Stadion Tampere Stadium Lahti Stadium
       
Töölö Stadium Turku Stadium Ratina Stadium (Tampere Stadium) Lahti Stadium

SquadsEdit

For a list of the squads see 2003 FIFA U-17 World Championship squads

Group stageEdit

All times are local (EEST/UTC+3)

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Colombia 3 2 1 0 11 2 +9 7
  Mexico 3 1 2 0 5 3 +2 5
  Finland 3 1 0 2 3 12 –9 3
  China PR 3 0 1 2 5 7 –2 1
Finland  2–1  China PR
Parikka   6'
Petrescu   64'
Report Jiang Chen   4'
Attendance: 8,344
Referee: Heber Lopes (Brazil)

Mexico  0–0  Colombia
Report
Attendance: 3,500

China PR  1–2  Colombia
Wang Yongpo   67' Report Guarín   73' (pen.)
Hernández   80'

Finland  0–2  Mexico
Report Ceja   39'
Herrera   51'

China PR  3–3  Mexico
Wang Yongpo   35'
Jiang Chen   61'81'
Report Flores   51'
Mariaca   73'
Murguía   78'

Colombia  9–1  Finland
Hidalgo   16'32' (pen.)50'61'
Ramos   36'68'71'
Guarín   63'
Núñez   74'
Report Petrescu   41'

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Argentina 3 3 0 0 5 0 +5 9
  Costa Rica 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
  Nigeria 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
  Australia 3 0 0 3 1 6 –5 0

Note: Second place was determined by drawing of lots

Argentina  2–0  Australia
Garay   6'
Cólzera   69'
Report
Attendance: 4,124

Costa Rica  1–1  Nigeria
Arias   83' Report Bala   9'
Attendance: 4,292
Referee: Leone Rakaroi (Fiji)

Australia  1–2  Nigeria
Giraldi   2' Report Mikel   73'
Bala   84'
Attendance: 5,502
Referee: Heber Lopes (Brazil)

Argentina  2–0  Costa Rica
Peirone   84'90' Report
Attendance: 5,462

Nigeria  0–1  Argentina
Report Faurlín   59'
Attendance: 6,104

Australia  0–2  Costa Rica
Report Rodríguez   62' (pen.)
Salazar   75'
Attendance: 5,424

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Brazil 3 2 1 0 9 1 +8 7
  Portugal 3 1 1 1 9 13 –4 4
  Cameroon 3 0 3 0 7 7 0 3
  Yemen 3 0 1 2 4 8 –4 1
Yemen  3–4  Portugal
Al-Badani   31'
Sharyan   45+2'
Sousa   77' (o.g.)
Report Sousa   56'
Curto   68'
M. Fernandes   80'
Al-Safi   82' (o.g.)
Attendance: 6,400

Cameroon  1–1  Brazil
Joseph Mawaye   5' Report Abuda   38'
Attendance: 8,250

Portugal  0–5  Brazil
Report Léo   20'
Abuda   52'
Ederson   68' (pen.)
Evandro   77'
Thyago   86'
Attendance: 10,190

Yemen  1–1  Cameroon
Juaim   90+2' Report Mawaye   74'
Attendance: 6,855

Brazil  3–0  Yemen
Evandro   28'32'
Arouca   86'
Report
Attendance: 5,896

Portugal  5–5  Cameroon
Vieirinha   21'
Curto   36'43'44'
Gama   52'
Report T. Costa   70' (o.g.)
N'Gal   74'76'
N'Guémo   88'
Mbia   90+4'
Attendance: 4,723

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Spain 3 2 1 0 8 5 +3 7
  United States 3 2 0 1 8 4 +4 6
  South Korea 3 1 0 2 6 11 –5 3
  Sierra Leone 3 0 1 2 6 8 –2 1
South Korea  1–6  United States
Owens   11' (o.g.) Report Adu   16'89'90+2' (pen.)
Owens   26'
Watson   54'
Curfman   75'
Attendance: 3,240

Spain  3–3  Sierra Leone
Rodríguez   8'
Sisi   15'
Nadal   90+6'
Report Barlay   34'73'
Ruz   36' (o.g.)
Attendance: 3,150

United States  2–1  Sierra Leone
González   45' (pen.)
Adu   89'
Report Sesay   32'
Attendance: 4,950

South Korea  2–3  Spain
Yang Dong-hyun   45'
Sánchez   59' (o.g.)
Report Silva   65'73'76'
Attendance: 3,470

Sierra Leone  2–3  South Korea
Metzger   36'51' Report Han Dong-won   28'
Yang Dong-hyun   74'
Lee Yong-rae   78'
Attendance: 2,475
Referee: Leone Rakaroi (Fiji)

United States  0–2  Spain
Report Jurado   11'
Fàbregas   70'
Attendance: 3,825
Referee: Heber Lopes (Brazil)

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
23 August – Helsinki
 
 
  Colombia2
 
27 August – Tampere
 
  Costa Rica0
 
  Colombia0
 
24 August – Turku
 
  Brazil2
 
  Brazil3
 
30 August – Helsinki
 
  United States0
 
  Brazil1
 
23 August – Lahti
 
  Spain0
 
  Argentina2
 
27 August – Helsinki
 
  Mexico0
 
  Argentina2
 
24 August – Tampere
 
  Spain (a.e.t.)3 Third place
 
  Spain5
 
30 August – Helsinki
 
  Portugal2
 
  Colombia1 (4)
 
 
  Argentina (p)1 (5)
 

Quarter-finalsEdit

Colombia  2–0  Costa Rica
Otalvaro   25'43' Report
Attendance: 2,340

Argentina  2–0  Mexico
Cardozo   34'
Peirone   45'
Report
Attendance: 5,030

Brazil  3–0  United States
Leonardo   18'
Ederson   61'
Evandro   64'
Report
Attendance: 6,150

Spain  5–2  Portugal
Sánchez   28'
Fàbregas   42'78'
Nadal   50'
Jurado   90+4' (pen.)
Report Curto   3'
Vieirinha   87'
Attendance: 5,387

Semi-finalsEdit

Colombia  0–2  Brazil
Report Abuda   16'72'
Attendance: 7,675

Argentina  2–3 (a.e.t.)  Spain
Biglia   11'
Garay   31'
Report Fàbregas   48'119'
Jurado   53'
Attendance: 5,030

Playoff for third placeEdit

Colombia  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Argentina
Hidalgo   53' (pen.) Report Lagos   4'
Penalties
Hidalgo  
Otalvaro  
Guarín  
Núñez  
Movil  
Vargas  
4–5   Garay
  Formica
  Faurlín
  Cólzera
  Díaz
  Hassell
Attendance: 6,400

FinalEdit

Brazil  1–0  Spain
Leonardo   7' Report


 2003 FIFA Under-17 World Champions 
 
Brazil
Third title

GoalscorersEdit

Final rankingEdit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Brazil 6 5 1 0 15 1 +14 16
2   Spain 6 4 1 1 16 10 +6 13
3   Argentina 6 4 1 1 10 4 +6 13
4   Colombia 6 3 2 1 14 5 +9 11
Eliminated in the quarter-finals
5   United States 4 2 0 2 8 7 +1 6
6   Mexico 4 1 2 1 5 5 0 5
7   Costa Rica 4 1 1 2 3 5 –2 4
8   Portugal 4 1 1 2 11 18 –7 4
Eliminated at the group stage
9   Nigeria 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
10   Cameroon 3 0 3 0 7 7 0 3
11   South Korea 3 1 0 2 6 11 –5 3
12   Finland 3 1 0 2 3 12 –9 3
13   Sierra Leone 3 0 1 2 6 8 –2 1
14   China PR 3 0 1 2 5 7 –2 1
15   Yemen 3 0 1 2 4 8 –4 1
16   Australia 3 0 0 3 1 6 –5 0

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit