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2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup

The 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup was the thirteenth tournament of the FIFA U-17 World Cup held in Nigeria from 24 October to 15 November 2009.[1]

2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup
FIFA U-17 World Cup Nigeria 2009
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Tournament details
Host countryNigeria
Dates24 October – 15 November
Teams24 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)8 (in 8 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Switzerland (1st title)
Runners-up Nigeria
Third place Spain
Fourth place Colombia
Tournament statistics
Matches played52
Goals scored151 (2.9 per match)
Attendance778,787 (14,977 per match)
Top scorer(s)Spain Borja Bastón

Nigeria Sani Emmanuel
Uruguay Sebastián Gallegos
Switzerland Haris Seferović

(5 goals each)
Best player(s)Nigeria Sani Emmanuel
Best goalkeeperSwitzerland Benjamin Siegrist
Fair play award Nigeria
2007
2011

The tournament was won by Switzerland, beating the host team and holders, Nigeria. The Golden Ball to the Best Player was given to Nigerian Sani Emmanuel; the Golden Shoe for top scorer was given to Spaniard Borja, with five goals (although he tied with Nigerian Sani Emmanuel, Uruguayan Sebastián Gallegos, and Swiss Haris Seferović); the Golden Glove was given to Swiss Benjamin Siegrist; finally, the FIFA Fair Play Award was given to Nigeria.

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Player eligibilityEdit

To be eligible to play, a player must have been born on or after 1 January 1992.

VenuesEdit

FIFA chose eight venues out of nine possible locations.[2][3][4]

On 21 May 2009, FIFA gave Nigeria a "Yellow Card" as FIFA noted a significant delay in the preparations for the tournament.[5] While Abuja and Lagos were ready, FIFA Vice-President Jack Warner gave four other venues (Enugu, Calabar, Ijebu-Ode and Kano) a month to get 100 percent ready or the tournament would be moved. One potential venue (Warri) was removed after recent violence flared up in the Niger Delta.

Abuja Lagos Enugu Ijebu-Ode
National Stadium Teslim Balogun Stadium Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium Gateway Stadium
Capacity: 60,491 Capacity: 24,325 Capacity: 22,000 Capacity: 20,000
   
2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup (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: 11,000

Threats to the tournamentEdit

The 2009 edition was under increasing threats from the armed rebel group, The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) and warned FIFA against hosting the tournament in Nigeria.[6] However, the militants were offered amnesty in exchange for laying down their weapons, and the tournament went on smoothly without any incidents.

TeamsEdit

The final draw for group stage was held on 7 August 2009 at the International Conference Centre in Abuja.[7][8]

Confederation Qualifying tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) 2008 AFC U-16 Championship   Iran
  South Korea
  Japan
  United Arab Emirates
CAF (Africa) 2009 African Under-17 Championship   Algeria1
  Gambia
  Malawi1
  Burkina Faso
CONCACAF
(Central, North America and Caribbean)
2009 CONCACAF U-17 Championship   Mexico
  United States
  Costa Rica
  Honduras
CONMEBOL (South America) 2009 South American Under-17 Football Championship   Brazil
  Argentina
  Uruguay
  Colombia
OFC (Oceania) 2009 OFC U-17 Championship   New Zealand
UEFA (Europe) 2009 UEFA European Under-17 Championship   Germany
  Netherlands
   Switzerland1
  Italy
  Spain
  Turkey
Host nation   Nigeria
1.^ Teams that made their debut.

Match officialsEdit

Confederation Referee Assistants
AFC Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan) Rafael Ilyasov (Uzbekistan)
Bakhadyr Kochkarov (Kyrgyzstan)
CAF Mohamed Benouza (Algeria) Mamar Chabane (Algeria)
Nasser Abdel Nabi (Egypt)
Koman Coulibaly (Mali) Inácio Cândido (Angola)
Redouane Achik (Morocco)
Jerome Damon (South Africa) Enock Molefe (South Africa)
Kenneth Chichenga (Zambia)
Eddy Maillet (Seychelles) Jason Damoo (Seychelles)
Evarist Menkouande (Cameroon)
CONCACAF Carlos Batres (Guatemala) Carlos Pastrana (Honduras)
Leonel Leal (Costa Rica)
Jair Marrufo (United States) Charles Morgante (United States)
Ricardo Morgan (Jamaica)
CONMEBOL Pablo Pozo (Chile) Patricio Basualto (Chile)
Francisco Mondria (Chile)
Carlos Amarilla (Paraguay) Emigdio Ruiz (Paraguay)
Nicolas Yegros (Paraguay)
Martín Vázquez (Uruguay) Miguel Nievas (Uruguay)
Carlos Pastorino (Uruguay)
OFC Michael Hester (New Zealand) Jan-Hendrik Hintz (New Zealand)
Tevita Makasini (Tonga)
UEFA Howard Webb (England) Michael Mullarkey (England)
Darren Cann (England)
Stéphane Lannoy (France) Eric Dansault (France)
Laurent Ugo (France)
Wolfgang Stark (Germany) Jan-Hendrik Salver (Germany)
Volker Wezel (Germany)
Viktor Kassai (Hungary) Gábor Erős (Hungary)
Tibor Vámos (Hungary)
Tom Henning Øvrebø (Norway) Geir Åge Holen (Norway)
Dag Roger Nebben (Norway)
Massimo Busacca (Switzerland) Manuel Navarro (Switzerland)
Matthias Arnet (Switzerland)

SquadsEdit

Allocation of teams to groupsEdit

Teams were allocated to groups on the basis of geographical spread. Teams were placed in four pots, and one team was drawn from each pot for each group. Pot 1 contained the five African teams plus one from CONMEBOL; Pot 2 contained the remaining teams from the Americas excluding one CONCACAF team; Pot 3 consisted of teams from Asia and Oceania plus the remaining CONCACAF team; Pot 4 consisted of teams from the European confederation.

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

  Nigeria
  Algeria
  Burkina Faso
  Gambia
  Malawi
  Brazil

  Argentina
  Colombia
  Uruguay
  Costa Rica
  Mexico
  United States

  Iran
  Japan
  South Korea
  United Arab Emirates
  Honduras
  New Zealand

  Germany
  Italy
  Netherlands
  Spain
   Switzerland
  Turkey

GroupsEdit

All times are West Africa Time (UTC+1)

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Status
  Nigeria 3 2 1 0 6 4 +2 7 Advanced to the round of 16
  Argentina 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
  Germany 3 1 1 1 7 6 +1 4 Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
  Honduras 3 0 0 3 1 5 −4 0
Nigeria  3 – 3  Germany
S. Okoro   54' (pen.)
Omeruo   59'
Egbedi   61'
Report Thy   21'
Mustafi   39'
Götze   47'
Attendance: 21,300
Honduras  0 – 1  Argentina
Report Araujo   59'
Attendance: 19,560

Argentina  2 – 1  Germany
Espíndola   57' (pen.)
Araujo   59'
Report Götze   8'
Attendance: 14,400
Nigeria  1 – 0  Honduras
Ajagun   55' Report
Attendance: 42,900

Germany  3 – 1  Honduras
Thy   55'56'
Volland   73'
Report Lozano   46'
Attendance: 3,090
Argentina  1 – 2  Nigeria
Orfano   2' Report Ojabu   5'
Emmanuel   72' (pen.)

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Status
   Switzerland 3 3 0 0 7 3 +4 9 Advanced to the round of 16
  Mexico 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1 6
  Brazil 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 3 Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
  Japan 3 0 0 3 5 9 −4 0
Brazil  3 – 2  Japan
Guilherme   26'
Neymar   67'
Wellington Nem   90+4'
Report Takagi   35'
Sugimoto   84'
Attendance: 15,254
Referee: Howard Webb (England)
Mexico  0 – 2   Switzerland
Report Kasami   22'
Rodríguez   42' (o.g.)

Switzerland   4 – 3  Japan
Seferović   43'51'
Xhaka   53'
Rodríguez   74'
Report Miyayoshi   9'20'
Kojima   90+3'
Brazil  0 – 1  Mexico
Report Basulto   70'

Japan  0 – 2  Mexico
Report Campos   65'
Parra   79'
Switzerland   1 – 0  Brazil
Ben Khalifa   21' Report
Attendance: 4,250

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Status
  Iran 3 2 1 0 3 0 +3 7 Advanced to the round of 16
  Colombia 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1 5
  Netherlands 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 3 Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
  Gambia 3 0 1 2 3 6 −3 1
Iran  2 – 0  Gambia
Sadeghian   44'
Rezaei   84'
Report
Attendance: 9,200
Referee: Pablo Pozo (Chile)

Colombia  2 – 1  Netherlands
Castillo   56'
Córdoba   72'
Report Özyakup   69' (pen.)

Netherlands  2 – 1  Gambia
Castaignos   19'
Boere   70'
Report E. Bojang   26' (pen.)

Iran  0 – 0  Colombia
Report

Gambia  2 – 2  Colombia
L. S. Samateh   19'
E. Bojang   42'
Report Cuéllar   78'89' (pen.)
Attendance: 6,100
Referee: Howard Webb (England)

Netherlands  0 – 1  Iran
Report Gharibi   25'

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Status
  Turkey 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7 Advanced to the round of 16
  Burkina Faso 3 1 1 1 5 3 +2 4
  New Zealand 3 0 3 0 3 3 0 3 Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
  Costa Rica 3 0 1 2 3 9 −6 1
Turkey  1 – 0  Burkina Faso
Demir   3' Report

Costa Rica  1 – 1  New Zealand
Campbell   35' Report Built   19'

New Zealand  1 – 1  Burkina Faso
Murie   57' Report V. Nikiema   12'
Attendance: 10,195
Referee: Howard Webb (England)

Turkey  4 – 1  Costa Rica
Şahiner   3'
Demir   33'
Bekdemir   42'
Iravul   70'
Report Moya   44'

Burkina Faso  4 – 1  Costa Rica
Zidane   12'
Ibrango   38'
Louckmane   82'
B. Traoré   90'
Report Golobio   86'

New Zealand  1 – 1  Turkey
Hobson-McVeigh   90+1' Report Bekdemir   17'

Group EEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Status
  Spain 3 3 0 0 9 3 +6 9 Advanced to the round of 16
  United States 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1 6
  United Arab Emirates 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 3 Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
  Malawi 3 0 0 3 1 7 −6 0
United Arab Emirates  2 – 0  Malawi
Al-Saffar   63'
Sebil   81'
Report
Attendance: 8,500

Spain  2 – 1  United States
Borja   22'
Sarabia   30'
Report McInerney   4'
Attendance: 19,500

United States  1 – 0  Malawi
Shinsky   54' Report

United Arab Emirates  1 – 3  Spain
Sebil   68' Report Isco   12'
Borja   19'
Carmona   88'
Attendance: 20,000

Malawi  1 – 4  Spain
Milanzi   82' Report Carmona   32'
Morata   60'74'
Espinosa   62'
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Pablo Pozo (Chile)

United States  1 – 0  United Arab Emirates
McInerney   35' Report
Attendance: 13,780

Group FEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Status
  Italy 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2 7 Advanced to the round of 16
  South Korea 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6
  Uruguay 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4 Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
  Algeria 3 0 0 3 0 5 −5 0
Uruguay  1 – 3  South Korea
Gallegos   60' (pen.) Report Nam Seung-woo   13'
Son Heung-min   62'
Lee Jong-ho   90'
Attendance: 13,700

Algeria  0 – 1  Italy
Report Carraro   78'

Italy  2 – 1  South Korea
Camporese   56'
Iemmello   61'
Report Kim Jin-su   30' (pen.)
Attendance: 11,400
Referee: Pablo Pozo (Chile)

Uruguay  2 – 0  Algeria
Luna   47'
Gallegos   70'
Report
Attendance: 13,879

South Korea  2 – 0  Algeria
Lee Jong-ho   12'
Son Heung-min   22'
Report

Italy  0 – 0  Uruguay
Report

Ranking of third-placed teamsEdit

Group Team Pld W D L GF GA GD FP Pts Status
A   Germany 3 1 1 1 7 6 +1 −7 4 Advanced to the round of 16
F   Uruguay 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 −3 4
D   New Zealand 3 0 3 0 3 3 0 −3 3
E   United Arab Emirates 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 −5 3
B   Brazil 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 −6 3
C   Netherlands 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 −6 3

The 4 best 3rd place teams qualify for the knockout stage. The first determining factor is points, the second is goal difference, and the third is the number of goals scored. If teams are still level, then Fair-Play ranking is used as the fourth criterium. This ranking is as follows: -1 for yellow card, -3 for a red card (straight or 2 yellows in the same game), -4 in case of a yellow card followed by a straight red card in the same game. If the teams are still level at this point, a drawing of lots determine the qualified team(s).

Knockout stageEdit

All times are West Africa Time (UTC+1)

 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
4 November 2009 — Ijebu-Ode
 
 
  Argentina2
 
8 November 2009 — Bauchi
 
  Colombia3
 
  Colombia (pen.)1 (5)
 
4 November 2009 — Enugu
 
  Turkey1 (3)
 
  Turkey2
 
12 November 2009 — Lagos
 
  United Arab Emirates0
 
  Colombia0
 
4 November 2009 — Lagos
 
   Switzerland4
 
   Switzerland (aet)4
 
8 November 2009 — Ijebu-Ode
 
  Germany3
 
   Switzerland2
 
4 November 2009 — Kaduna
 
  Italy1
 
  Italy2
 
15 November 2009 — Abuja
 
  United States1
 
   Switzerland1
 
5 November 2009 — Kano
 
  Nigeria0
 
  Spain4
 
9 November 2009 — Kaduna
 
  Burkina Faso1
 
  Spain (pen.)3 (4)
 
5 November 2009 — Calabar
 
  Uruguay3 (2)
 
  Iran1
 
12 November 2009 — Lagos
 
  Uruguay (aet)2
 
  Spain1
 
5 November 2009 — Bauchi
 
  Nigeria3 Third place
 
  Mexico1 (3)
 
9 November 2009 — Calabar 15 November 2009 — Abuja
 
  South Korea (pen.)1 (5)
 
  South Korea1  Colombia0
 
5 November 2009 — Abuja
 
  Nigeria3   Spain1
 
  Nigeria5
 
 
  New Zealand0
 

Round of 16Edit

Argentina  2 – 3  Colombia
González Pírez   17'
Araujo   57'
Report Murillo   63'
Blanco   88'
Quiñones   90+1'
Attendance: 12,460

Turkey  2 – 0  United Arab Emirates
Şeker   2'
Özbek   90+2'
Report

Switzerland   4 – 3 (a.e.t.)  Germany
Rodríguez   35'
Seferović   49'
Gonçalves   101'
Ben Khalifa   116' (pen.)
Report Götze   39'
Trinks   78'
Mallı   118'

Italy  2 – 1  United States
Beretta   29'
Iemmello   56'
Report Palodichuk   51'

Spain  4 – 1  Burkina Faso
Roberto   19'56'67'
Carmona   83' (pen.)
Report Ibrango   26'
Attendance: 14,000

Iran  1 – 2 (a.e.t.)  Uruguay
Esmaeilzadeh   119' Report Gallegos   104'117'


Nigeria  5 – 0  New Zealand
Egbedi   14'28'
S. Okoro   24'
Emmanuel   75'79'
Report
Attendance: 35,200

Quarter-finalsEdit

Colombia  1 – 1 (a.e.t.)  Turkey
Ramos   90' Report Demir   20'
Penalties
Arias  
Murillo  
Ramos  
Cataño  
Cuéllar  
5 – 3   Gülle
  Şeker
  Iravul
  Alkan

Switzerland   2 – 1  Italy
Ben Khalifa   24'
Buff   62'
Report Carraro   32'
Attendance: 13,482

Spain  3 – 3 (a.e.t.)  Uruguay
Isco   17' (pen.)
Borja   49'50'
Report Luna   10'
Mezquida   71'
Gallegos   84'
Penalties
S. Gómez  
Borja  
Aurtenetxe  
Sarabia  
Isco  
4 – 2   Gallegos
  Barreto
  Laureiro
  Mezquida
Attendance: 10,281

South Korea  1 – 3  Nigeria
Son Heung-Min   40' Report Azeez   23'
Ajagun   50'
Envoh   85'
Attendance: 9,100
Referee: Howard Webb (England)

Semi-finalsEdit

Colombia  0 – 4   Switzerland
Report Ben Khalifa   14' (pen.)
Seferović   36'
Martignoni   50'
Rodríguez   68'

Spain  1 – 3  Nigeria
Borja   83' Report S. Okoro   30'
Emmanuel   61'71'

Third place matchEdit

Colombia  0 – 1  Spain
Report Isco   75'
Attendance: 40,000

FinalEdit

Switzerland   1 – 0  Nigeria
Seferović   63' Report
Attendance: 60,000

WinnersEdit

 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup winners 
 
Switzerland
First title

AwardsEdit

Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
  Sani Emmanuel   Nassim Ben Khalifa   Ramón Azeez
Golden Shoe Silver Shoe Bronze Shoe
  Borja   Sani Emmanuel   Sebastián Gallegos
5 goals 5 goals 5 goals
Golden Glove
  Benjamin Siegrist
FIFA Fair Play Award
  Nigeria

GoalscorersEdit

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

Final rankingEdit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1    Switzerland 7 7 0 0 18 7 +11 21
2   Nigeria 7 5 1 1 17 7 +10 16
3   Spain 7 5 1 1 18 10 +8 16
4   Colombia 7 2 3 2 8 11 –3 9
Eliminated in the quarter-finals
5   Turkey 5 3 2 0 9 3 +6 11
6   Italy 5 3 1 1 6 4 +2 10
7   Uruguay 5 2 2 1 8 7 +1 8
8   South Korea 5 2 1 2 8 7 +1 7
Eliminated in the Round of 16
9   Iran 4 2 1 1 4 2 +2 7
10   Mexico 4 2 1 1 4 3 +1 7
11   Argentina 4 2 0 2 6 6 0 6
12   United States 4 2 0 2 4 4 0 6
13   Germany 4 1 1 2 10 10 0 4
14   Burkina Faso 4 1 1 2 6 7 –1 4
15   United Arab Emirates 4 1 0 3 3 6 –3 3
16   New Zealand 4 0 3 1 3 8 –5 3
Eliminated at the group stage
17   Brazil 3 1 0 2 3 4 –1 3
17   Netherlands 3 1 0 2 3 4 –1 3
19   Gambia 3 0 1 2 3 6 –3 1
20   Costa Rica 3 0 1 2 3 9 –6 1
21   Japan 3 0 0 3 5 9 –4 0
22   Honduras 3 0 0 3 1 5 –4 0
23   Algeria 3 0 0 3 0 5 –5 0
24   Malawi 3 0 0 3 1 7 –6 0

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mega African soccer fest set for 2009 and 2010
  2. ^ "Nigeria '09: LOC braces up for FIFA's visit". Archived from the original on 2008-05-13. Retrieved 2008-05-31.
  3. ^ "Nigeria 2009: Waiting For FIFA's Last Visit". Archived from the original on 2009-02-02. Retrieved 2009-01-03.
  4. ^ Nigeria 2009 venues announced
  5. ^ Yellow card for Nigeria
  6. ^ Nigerian rebels threaten FIFA junior World Cup
  7. ^ Draw looms for 24
  8. ^ Nigeria face Germany in opener

External linksEdit