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2003 FIFA World Youth Championship

The 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship took place in United Arab Emirates between 27 November and 19 December 2003. The 2003 championship was the 14th contested. The competition was originally planned to be played earlier in that year, but was moved because of the Iraq War.

2003 FIFA World Youth Championship
2003 الإمارات العربية المتحدة
2003 FIFA World Youth Championship.jpg
Tournament details
Host country United Arab Emirates
Dates 27 November – 19 December
Teams 24 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 7 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Brazil (4th title)
Runners-up  Spain
Third place  Colombia
Fourth place  Argentina
Tournament statistics
Matches played 52
Goals scored 119 (2.29 per match)
Attendance 592,100 (11,387 per match)
Top scorer(s) Brazil Dudu
Argentina Fernando Cavenaghi
United States Eddie Johnson
Japan Daisuke Sakata
(4 goals)
Best player United Arab Emirates Ismail Matar
Fair play award  Colombia
Argentina 2001
Netherlands 2005

Contents

VenuesEdit

QualificationEdit

The following 24 teams qualified for the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship.

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) AFC Youth Championship 2002   Japan
  Saudi Arabia
  South Korea
  Uzbekistan1
CAF (Africa) 2003 African Youth Championship   Burkina Faso1
  Ivory Coast
  Egypt
  Mali
CONCACAF
(North, Central America & Caribbean)
2003 CONCACAF U-20 Tournament   Canada
  Mexico
  Panama1
  United States
CONMEBOL (South America) 2003 South American Youth Championship   Argentina
  Brazil
  Colombia
  Paraguay
OFC (Oceania) 2002 OFC U-20 Championship   Australia
UEFA (Europe) 2002 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship   Czech Republic
  England
  Germany
  Republic of Ireland
  Slovakia1
  Spain
Host nation   United Arab Emirates
1.^ Teams that made their debut.

SquadsEdit

For a list of all squads that played in the final tournament, see 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship squads.

TournamentEdit

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
  Burkina Faso 7 3 2 1 0 2 0 +2 Advanced to the round of 16
  Slovakia 6 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3
  United Arab Emirates 4 3 1 1 1 3 5 −2 Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
  Panama 0 3 0 0 3 1 4 −3
United Arab Emirates   1 – 4   Slovakia
Al-Wehaibi   72' (Report) Brezinský   5'
Halenár   23'
Čech   48'
Hološko   81'

Panama   0 – 1   Burkina Faso
(Report) Bance   81'

Burkina Faso   1 – 0   Slovakia
Zongo   6' (Report)

Panama   1 – 2   United Arab Emirates
Gun   36' (Report) Shehab   18' (pen.)
Saleh   80'

United Arab Emirates   0 – 0   Burkina Faso
(Report)

Slovakia   1 – 0   Panama
Pečovský   49' (Report)

Group BEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
  Argentina 9 3 3 0 0 7 3 +4 Advanced to the round of 16
  Spain 6 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2
  Mali 3 3 1 0 2 4 7 −3 Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
  Uzbekistan 0 3 0 0 3 3 6 −3
Argentina   2 – 1   Spain
Fernández   50'74' (Report) Gabi   25'
Attendance: 15,000

Uzbekistan   2 – 3   Mali
Innomov   18'
Geynrikh   63'
(Report) Diarra   4'
Berthe   51'
Coulibaly   90+1'
Attendance: 3,000

Mali   0 – 2   Spain
(Report) Juanfran   16'
S. García   77' (pen.)
Attendance: 6,500

Uzbekistan   1 – 2   Argentina
Geynrikh   4' (Report) Fernández   70'
Cavenaghi   90+3' (pen.)
Attendance: 8,500
Referee: Abdou Diouf (Senegal)

Argentina   3 – 1   Mali
Ferreyra   13'
Herrera   26'
Diakité   32' (o.g.)
(Report) Berthe   48' (pen.)
Attendance: 5,000

Spain   1 – 0   Uzbekistan
Iniesta   15' (Report)
Attendance: 4,000

Group CEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
  Australia 7 3 2 1 0 6 4 +2 Advanced to the round of 16
  Brazil 4 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1
  Canada 3 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
  Czech Republic 2 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1
Brazil   2 – 0   Canada
Carvalho   56'
Nilmar   84'
(Report)

Czech Republic   1 – 1   Australia
Limberský   24' (Report) McDonald   49'
Attendance: 8,200
Referee: Abdou Diouf (Senegal)

Australia   2 – 1   Canada
Brosque   12'
McKay   54'
(Report) Hume   33'
Attendance: 8,200

Czech Republic   1 – 1   Brazil
Limberský   34' (Report) Adaílton   37'
Attendance: 12,500

Brazil   2 – 3   Australia
Juninho   75'
Dudu   87'
(Report) Danze   31'37'
Dilevski   47'
Attendance: 10,000

Canada   1 – 0   Czech Republic
Hume   80' (Report)
Attendance: 4,000

Group DEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
  Japan 6 3 2 0 1 3 4 −1 Advanced to the round of 16
  Colombia 5 3 1 2 0 4 1 +3
  Egypt 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
  England 1 3 0 1 2 0 2 −2
Colombia   0 – 0   Egypt
(Report)
Attendance: 11,000

Japan   1 – 0   England
Sakata   54' (Report)  
Attendance: 12,000

England   0 – 1   Egypt
(Report) Moteab   74'
Attendance: 12,000

Japan   1 – 4   Colombia
Sakata   75' (Report) De la Cuesta   35'
Castrillón   43'
Aguilar   65'
Rivas   90+3'
Attendance: 7,200

Colombia   0 – 0   England
(Report)
Attendance: 9,210

Egypt   0 – 1   Japan
(Report) Hirayama   79'
Attendance: 11,800

Group EEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
  Republic of Ireland 7 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 Advanced to the round of 16
  Ivory Coast 5 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1
  Saudi Arabia 2 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
  Mexico 1 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3
Saudi Arabia   1 – 2   Republic of Ireland
Al-Mehyani   49' (Report) Elliott   18'77'

Mexico   1 – 2   Ivory Coast
De Nigris   85' (Report) Tohoua   19'
Koné   58'

Ivory Coast   2 – 2   Republic of Ireland
Koné   12'67' (Report) Paisley   36'
Elliott   74'

Mexico   1 – 1   Saudi Arabia
Pinto   30' (Report) Majrashi   15'

Saudi Arabia   0 – 0   Ivory Coast
(Report)

Republic of Ireland   2 – 0   Mexico
Paisley   35'
Kelly   85'
(Report)

Group FEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
  United States 6 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 Advanced to the round of 16
  Paraguay 6 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1
  South Korea 3 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1 Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
  Germany 3 3 1 0 2 3 5 −2
Paraguay   1 – 3   United States
Dos Santos   6' (Report) Johnson   53'
Magee   68'
Convey   81'
Attendance: 3,500

South Korea   2 – 0   Germany
Lee H.J.   51'
Lee J.M.   70'
(Report)
Attendance: 8,000

Germany   3 – 1   United States
Huth   47'
Trochowski   60'
Kneissl   63'
(Report) Whitbread   77'
Attendance: 6,000

South Korea   0 – 1   Paraguay
(Report) Velázquez   14'
Attendance: 5,000

Paraguay   2 – 0   Germany
López   39'
Valdez   57'
(Report)

United States   2 – 0   South Korea
Johnson   13' (pen.)24' (pen.) (Report)
Attendance: 8,000

Ranking of third-placed teamsEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
  Egypt 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 Advanced to the round of 16
  United Arab Emirates 4 3 1 1 1 3 5 −2
  South Korea 3 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1
  Canada 3 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2
  Mali 3 3 1 0 2 4 7 −3
  Saudi Arabia 2 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
8 December
 
 
  Japan (aet)2
 
12 December
 
  South Korea1
 
  Japan1
 
9 December
 
  Brazil5
 
  Brazil (aet)2
 
15 December
 
  Slovakia1
 
  Brazil1
 
8 December
 
  Argentina0
 
  Argentina (aet)2
 
12 December
 
  Egypt1
 
  Argentina (aet)2
 
8 December
 
  United States1
 
  United States2
 
19 December
 
  Ivory Coast0
 
  Brazil1
 
8 December
 
  Spain0
 
  Burkina Faso0
 
12 December
 
  Canada1
 
  Canada1
 
9 December
 
  Spain (aet)2
 
  Paraguay0
 
15 December
 
  Spain1
 
  Spain1
 
9 December
 
  Colombia0 Third place
 
  Australia0
 
12 December19 December
 
  United Arab Emirates1
 
  United Arab Emirates0  Argentina1
 
9 December
 
  Colombia1   Colombia2
 
  Republic of Ireland2
 
 
  Colombia (aet)3
 

Round of 16Edit

Japan   2 – 1 (a.e.t.)   South Korea
Sakata   82',   105' (Report) Choi   38'

Burkina Faso   0 – 1   Canada
(Report) Simpson   59'

Argentina   2 – 1 (a.e.t.)   Egypt
Cavenaghi   27',   114' (Report) Metwaly   42'
Attendance: 10,800

United States   2 – 0   Ivory Coast
Mapp   7'
Johnson   43' (pen.)
(Report)
Attendance: 3,210

Brazil   2 – 1 (a.e.t.)   Slovakia
Dudu   83',   100' (Report) Sebo   61'

Australia   0 – 1   United Arab Emirates
(Report) Matar   89'
Attendance: 13,500

Paraguay   0 – 1   Spain
(Report) S. García   66'

Republic of Ireland   2 – 3 (a.e.t.)   Colombia
Doyle   85'
McCarthy   90+2'
(Report) Perea   11'
Montaño   70'
Carrillo   106'

Quarter-finalsEdit

Canada   1 – 2 (a.e.t.)   Spain
Hume   53' (Report) Iniesta   35'
Arizmendi   97'

United States   1 – 2 (a.e.t.)   Argentina
Convey   59' (Report) Mascherano   90+4'
Cavenaghi   104'  (pen.)

Colombia   1 – 0   United Arab Emirates
Montaño   14' (Report)
Attendance: 13,000

Japan   1 – 5   Brazil
Hirayama   89' (Report) Carvalho   2'13'
Kléber   15'
Nilmar   34'90+1'
Attendance: 10,000

Semi-finalsEdit

Brazil   1 – 0   Argentina
Dudu   65' (Report)

Spain   1 – 0   Colombia
Iniesta   86' (pen.) (Report)
Attendance: 5,700

Third place play-offEdit

Colombia   2 – 1   Argentina
Carrillo   16'
Castrillón   62'
(Report) Ferreyra   45+1'

FinalEdit

Spain   0 – 1   Brazil
(Report) Fernandinho   87'
Attendance: 55,000

ResultEdit

 2003 FIFA World Youth Champions 
 
Brazil
Fourth title
2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place
  Spain   Colombia   Argentina

AwardsEdit

Golden Shoe Golden Ball FIFA Fair Play Award
  Eddie Johnson   Ismail Matar   Colombia

GoalscorersEdit

Final rankingEdit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Brazil 7 5 1 1 14 6 +8 16
2   Spain 7 5 0 2 8 4 +4 15
3   Colombia 7 4 2 1 10 5 +5 14
4   Argentina 7 5 0 2 12 8 +4 15
Eliminated in the quarter-finals
5   United States 5 3 0 2 9 6 +3 9
6   Japan 5 3 0 2 6 10 –4 9
7   United Arab Emirates 5 2 1 2 4 6 –2 7
8   Canada 5 2 0 3 4 6 –2 6
Eliminated in the Round of 16
9   Republic of Ireland 4 2 1 1 8 6 +2 7
10   Australia 4 2 1 1 6 5 +1 7
11   Burkina Faso 4 2 1 1 2 1 +1 7
12   Slovakia 4 2 0 2 6 4 +2 6
13   Paraguay 4 2 0 2 4 4 0 6
14   Ivory Coast 4 1 2 1 4 5 –1 5
15   Egypt 4 1 1 2 2 3 –1 4
16   South Korea 4 1 0 3 3 5 –2 3
Eliminated at the group stage
17   Germany 3 1 0 2 3 5 –2 3
18   Mali 3 1 0 2 4 7 –3 3
19   Saudi Arabia 3 0 2 1 2 3 –1 2
19   Czech Republic 3 0 2 1 2 3 –1 2
21   England 3 0 1 2 0 2 –2 1
22   Mexico 3 0 1 2 2 5 –3 1
23   Uzbekistan 3 0 0 3 3 6 –3 0
24   Panama 3 0 0 3 1 4 –3 0

External linksEdit