2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup

The FIFA U-17 World Cup 2007, the twelfth edition of the tournament, was held in South Korea between 18 August and 9 September 2007. For this event, the number of teams had been expanded from 16 to 24, with the top two of each group and the four best third-place teams advancing to the Round of 16. Also, from now on, the confederation which produced the last champion, in this case CONCACAF, had an extra spot in the qualifying rounds.[1]

2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup
2007 FIFA U-17 월드컵 대한민국
2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup.svg
2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup official logo
Tournament details
Host countrySouth Korea
Dates18 August–9 September
Teams24 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)8 (in 8 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Nigeria (3rd title)
Runners-up Spain
Third place Germany
Fourth place Ghana
Tournament statistics
Matches played52
Goals scored165 (3.17 per match)
Attendance422,907 (8,133 per match)
Top scorer(s)Nigeria Macauley Chrisantus (7 goals)
Best player(s)Germany Toni Kroos
Fair play award Costa Rica
2005
2009

Players born after 1 January 1990 could participate in this tournament.

VenuesEdit

Seoul Suwon Goyang Cheonan
Seoul World Cup Stadium Suwon Civic Stadium Goyang Stadium Cheonan Stadium
Capacity: 66,806 Capacity: 24,670 Capacity: 41,311 Capacity: 30,000
       
2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup (South Korea)
Ulsan Changwon Gwangyang Jeju
Ulsan Stadium Changwon Civic Stadium Gwangyang Football Stadium Jeju World Cup Stadium
Capacity: 19,050 Capacity: 27,085 Capacity: 13,496 Capacity: 42,256
       

TeamsEdit

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) Host nation   South Korea
AFC U-17 Championship 2006   Japan
  North Korea
  Tajikistan1
  Syria1
CAF (Africa) 2007 African Under-17 Championship   Ghana
  Nigeria
  Togo1
  Tunisia
CONCACAF
(Central, North America and Caribbean)
2007 CONCACAF U17 Tournament   Haiti1
  Honduras1
  Costa Rica
  United States
  Trinidad and Tobago
CONMEBOL (South America) Sudamericano Sub-17 2007   Brazil
  Colombia
  Argentina
  Peru
OFC (Oceania) 2007 OFC Under 17 Tournament   New Zealand
UEFA (Europe) 2007 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship   Belgium1
  England1
  France
  Spain
  Germany
1.^ Teams that made their debut.

Match officialsEdit

Confederation Referee Assistants
AFC Matthew Breeze (Australia) Matthew Cream (Australia)
Jim Ouliaris (Australia)
Yuichi Nishimura (Japan) Toru Sagara (Japan)
Jeong Hae-Sang (South Korea)
Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan) Abdukhamidullo Rasulov (Uzbekistan)
Bahadyr Kochkarov (Kyrgyzstan)
CAF Koman Coulibaly (Mali) Inácio Cândido (Angola)
Redouane Achik (Morocco)
Eddy Maillet (Seychelles) Bechir Hassani (Tunisia)
Evarist Menkouande (Cameroon)
CONCACAF Joel Aguilar (El Salvador) Roberto Giron (Honduras)
Daniel Williamson (Panama)
CONMEBOL Sálvio Fagundes (Brazil) Roberto Braatz (Brazil)
Altemir Hausmann (Brazil)
Hernando Buitrago (Colombia) Abraham González (Colombia)
Rafael Rivas (Colombia)
OFC Rakesh Varman (Fiji) Andrew Achari (Fiji)
Matthew Taro (Solomon Islands)
UEFA Ivan Bebek (Croatia) Tomislav Petrović (Croatia)
Tomislav Šetka (Croatia)
Bertrand Layec (France) Eric Dansault (France)
Stephane Duhamel (France)
Grzegorz Gilewski (Poland) Rafał Rostkowski (Poland)
Maciej Wierzbowski (Poland)
Olegário Benquerença (Portugal) Bertino Miranda (Portugal)
José Cardinal (Portugal)
Craig Thomson (Scotland) Martin Cryans (Scotland)
Tom Murphy (Scotland)

SquadsEdit

For a list of the squads see 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup squads

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1   Peru 3 2 1 0 2 0 +2 7 Advanced to knockout stage
2   Costa Rica 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 4
3   South Korea (H) 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
4   Togo 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2
Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host.
Costa Rica  1–1  Togo
Martínez   81' Report Mani   39'

South Korea  0–1  Peru
Report Bazalar   29'
Attendance: 27,112
Referee: Ivan Bebek (Croatia)

Togo  0–0  Peru
Report

Costa Rica  2–0  South Korea
Ureña   85'
Peralta   90+1'
Report
Attendance: 23,120

South Korea  2–1  Togo
Seol Jae-mun   45+1'
Yoon Bit-garam   80'
Report Atakora   20'
Attendance: 22,000

Peru  1–0  Costa Rica
Bazalar   89' Report

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1   England 3 2 1 0 8 2 +6 7 Advanced to knockout stage
2   Brazil 3 2 0 1 14 3 +11 6
3   North Korea 3 1 1 1 3 7 −4 4
4   New Zealand 3 0 0 3 0 13 −13 0
North Korea  1–1  England
Rim Chol-min   89' Report Moses   62'

Brazil  7–0  New Zealand
Fabinho   1'
Lázaro   6'
Giuliano   33'
Fábio   50'
Teixeira   54'
Lulinha   60' (pen.)
Junior   87'
Report

New Zealand  0–5  England
Report Welbeck   3'27'
Moses   7'30'
Chambers   88'
Attendance: 2,500

Brazil  6–1  North Korea
Fábio   4'8'
Teixeira   6'
Maicon   22'
Giuliano   47'
Choco   90'
Report An Il-bom   24'

North Korea  1–0  New Zealand
Rim Chol-min   81' Report

England  2–1  Brazil
Lansbury   45' (pen.)
Spence   90'
Report Tales   19'
Attendance: 9,600
Referee: Ivan Bebek (Croatia)

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1   Spain 3 2 1 0 7 4 +3 7 Advanced to knockout stage
2   Argentina 3 1 2 0 5 2 +3 5
3   Syria 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 4
4   Honduras 3 0 0 3 3 10 −7 0
Honduras  2–4  Spain
Martínez   20'
Rojas   72'
Report Bojan   2'71'
Pablo   56'81'
Attendance: 4,800

Argentina  0–0  Syria
Report
Attendance: 8,100

Syria  1–2  Spain
Solaiman   70' (pen.) Report Mérida   56'
Aquino   90+1'
Attendance: 3,200

Argentina  4–1  Honduras
Meza   45+1'
Mazzola   64'87'
Machuca   71'
Report Leverón   35' (pen.)
Attendance: 3,000

Honduras  0–2  Syria
Report Al Taiar   22'
Al Salih   80'
Attendance: 430
Referee: Rakesh Varman (Fiji)

Spain  1–1  Argentina
Aquino   68' Report Benítez   32'

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1   Nigeria 3 3 0 0 9 2 +7 9 Advanced to knockout stage
2   France 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
3   Japan 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 3
4   Haiti 3 0 1 2 3 8 −5 1
Nigeria  2–1  France
Chrisantus   15'
Ibrahim   64'
Report Saivet   51'

Japan  3–1  Haiti
Okamoto   42'
Kawano   80'
Kakitani   84'
Report Guemsly Junior   71'

Haiti  1–1  France
Desrivieres   21' (pen.) Report Le Tallec   13'

Japan  0–3  Nigeria
Report Oseni   21'
Chrisantus   31'82'
Attendance: 4,500
Referee: Ivan Bebek (Croatia)

Nigeria  4–1  Haiti
Chrisantus   5'60'
Isa   39'41'
Report Joseph   57'

France  2–1  Japan
Mehamha   68'
Rivière   70'
Report Kakitani   45'
Attendance: 11,054

Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1   Tunisia 3 3 0 0 8 3 +5 9 Advanced to knockout stage
2   United States 3 1 0 2 6 7 −1 3
3   Tajikistan 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1 3
4   Belgium 3 1 0 2 3 6 −3 3
Belgium  2–4  Tunisia
De Pauw   27'
Kis   36'
Report Boughanmi   20'
Ayrai   24'
Msakni   42'79' (pen.)

Tajikistan  4–3  United States
Vasiev   32'
Shohzukhurov   43'
Davronov   82'
Fatkhuloev   86'
Report Bates   9'
Garza   48'
Schuler   53'

United States  1–3  Tunisia
Jeffrey   90' (pen.) Report Hadhria   8' (pen.)45+1' (pen.)
Dkhil   90+4'

Tajikistan  0–1  Belgium
Report Benteke   90+2'
Attendance: 1,400
Referee: Rakesh Varman (Fiji)

Belgium  0–2  United States
Report Urso   63'
Bates   71'
Attendance: 14,927

Tunisia  1–0  Tajikistan
Msakni   83' Report

Group FEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1   Germany 3 2 1 0 11 5 +6 7 Advanced to knockout stage
2   Ghana 3 2 0 1 8 5 +3 6
3   Colombia 3 1 1 1 9 5 +4 4
4   Trinidad and Tobago 3 0 0 3 1 14 −13 0
Colombia  3–3  Germany
Julio   14'
Nazarit   66' (pen.)88'
Report Dowidat   34'49'
Sukuta-Pasu   39'

Trinidad and Tobago  1–4  Ghana
Campbell   80' Report Osei   12'44'
Adams   45+1'
Bossman   85'
Attendance: 11,521

Ghana  2–3  Germany
Osei   52'
Adams   53'
Report Bigalke   5'
Kroos   12'27'
Attendance: 7,516

Trinidad and Tobago  0–5  Colombia
Report Mosquera   22'63'
Trellez   60'
Pardo   68'
Serna   72'
Attendance: 13,537

Colombia  1–2  Ghana
Nazarit   60' Report Osei   32'
Yartey   87'
Attendance: 8,500

Germany  5–0  Trinidad and Tobago
Broghammer   5'
Esswein   30'37'
Funk   39'
Wolze   90+3'
Report

Ranking of third-placed teamsEdit

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1 F   Colombia 3 1 1 1 9 5 +4 4 Advanced to knockout stage
2 C   Syria 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 4
3 B   North Korea 3 1 1 1 3 7 −4 4
4 E   Tajikistan 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1 3
5 D   Japan 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 3
6 A   South Korea 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3

Knockout stagesEdit

 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
29 August - Ulsan
 
 
  Spain3
 
1 September - Jeju
 
  North Korea0
 
  Spain (pen.)1(5)
 
29 August - Changwon
 
  France1(4)
 
  Tunisia1
 
5 September - Ulsan
 
  France (a.e.t.)3
 
  Spain (a.e.t.)2
 
29 August - Suwon
 
  Ghana1
 
  Peru (pen.)1(5)
 
1 September - Changwon
 
  Tajikistan1(4)
 
  Peru0
 
29 August - Gwangyang
 
  Ghana2
 
  Ghana1
 
9 September - Seoul
 
  Brazil0
 
  Spain0(0)
 
30 August - Goyang
 
  Nigeria (pen.)0(3)
 
  Argentina2
 
2 September - Cheonan
 
  Costa Rica0
 
  Argentina0
 
30 August - Gwangyang
 
  Nigeria2
 
  Nigeria2
 
6 September - Suwon
 
  Colombia1
 
  Nigeria3
 
30 August - Jeju
 
  Germany1 Third place
 
  England3
 
2 September - Goyang9 September - Seoul
 
  Syria1
 
  England1  Ghana1
 
30 August - Cheonan
 
  Germany4   Germany2
 
  Germany2
 
 
  United States1
 

Round of 16Edit

Spain  3–0  North Korea
Bojan   28'50'
Falque   67'
Report
Attendance: 8,500

Tunisia  1–3 (a.e.t.)  France
Hadhria   49' Report Saivet   43'
Le Tallec   99'105'

Peru  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Tajikistan
Manco   13' Report Davronov   15'
Penalties
Trujillo  
Calderón  
Ruiz  
Manco  
Ávila  
5–4   Vasiev
  Radzhabov
  Abdulloev
  Fatkhuloev
  Tukhtasunov

Ghana  1–0  Brazil
Donkor   51' Report

Argentina  2–0  Costa Rica
Sauro   25'41' Report

Nigeria  2–1  Colombia
Isa   78'
Alfa   83'
Report Trellez   62'

England  3–1  Syria
Lansbury   17' (pen.)
Pearce   45+2'
Murphy   62'
Report Ajouz   51'

Germany  2–1  United States
Sukuta-Pasu   65'89' Report Bates   90+2'
Attendance: 15,069

QuarterfinalsEdit

Spain  1–1 (a.e.t.)  France
Jordi   72' Report Le Tallec   52'
Penalties
Nacho  
Rodri  
Bojan  
Mérida  
Aquino  
5–4   Sakho
  Le Tallec
  Bourgeois
  M'Vila
  N'Diaye

Peru  0–2  Ghana
Report Adams   45+1'
Osei   53'

Argentina  0–2  Nigeria
Report Haruna   33' (pen.)
Chrisantus   45+2'
Attendance: 14,581

England  1–4  Germany
Murphy   65' Report Rudy   50'
Sukuta-Pasu   56'
Dowidat   74'
Kroos   87'
Attendance: 12,560

SemifinalsEdit

Spain  2–1 (a.e.t.)  Ghana
Aquino   67'
Bojan   116'
Report Adams   80'
Attendance: 9,700

Nigeria  3–1  Germany
Chrisantus   10'
Alfa   18'
Akinsola   90+4'
Report Kroos   33'

Third place matchEdit

Ghana  1–2  Germany
Osei   67' Report Kroos   17'
Esswein   90+2'

FinalEdit

Spain  0–0 (a.e.t.)  Nigeria
Report
Penalties
Illarramendi  
Mérida  
Falque  
0–3   Edile
  Joshua
  Oseni

WinnersEdit

 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup Winners 
 
Nigeria
Third title

AwardsEdit

Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
  Toni Kroos   Macauley Chrisantus   Bojan
Golden Shoe Silver Shoe Bronze Shoe
  Macauley Chrisantus   Ransford Osei   Toni Kroos

GoalscorersEdit

There were 165 goals scored in 52 matches, for an average of 3.17 goals per match.

7 goals

6 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

Final rankingEdit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Nigeria 7 6 1 0 16 4 +12 19
2   Spain 7 4 3 0 12 6 +6 15
3   Germany 7 5 1 1 20 11 +9 16
4   Ghana 7 4 0 3 13 9 +4 12
Eliminated in the quarter-finals
5   England 5 3 1 1 12 7 +5 10
6   Argentina 5 2 2 1 7 4 +3 8
7   France 5 2 2 1 8 6 +2 8
8   Peru 5 2 2 1 3 3 0 8
Eliminated in the Round of 16
9   Tunisia 4 3 0 1 9 6 +3 9
10   Brazil 4 2 0 2 14 4 +10 6
11   Colombia 4 1 1 2 10 7 +3 4
12   Tajikistan 4 1 1 2 5 6 –1 4
13   Syria 4 1 1 2 4 5 –1 4
14   Costa Rica 4 1 1 2 3 4 –1 4
15   North Korea 4 1 1 2 3 10 –7 4
16   United States 4 1 0 3 7 9 –2 3
Eliminated at the group stage
17   Japan 3 1 0 2 4 6 –2 3
18   South Korea 3 1 0 2 2 4 –2 3
19   Belgium 3 1 0 2 3 6 –3 3
20   Togo 3 0 2 1 2 3 –1 2
21   Haiti 3 0 1 2 3 8 –5 1
22   Honduras 3 0 0 3 3 10 –7 0
23   Trinidad and Tobago 3 0 0 3 1 14 –13 0
24   New Zealand 3 0 0 3 0 13 –13 0

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit