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The 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup was the 17th U-20 tournament, which was hosted by Egypt from 24 September to 16 October, in the cities of Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said, Suez and Ismaïlia.[1] The tournament was initially going to take place between 10–31 July,[2] however the 2009 Confederations Cup was played mid year resulting in both the Under 20 World Cup and the Under 17 World Cup being played towards the end of the year. The cup was won by Ghana after they defeated Brazil on penalties in the final, becoming the first African team to have won the tournament.[3]

2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup
FIFA U-20 World Cup Egypt 2009
كأس العالم للشباب تحت 20 سنة 2009
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Tournament details
Host countryEgypt
Dates24 September – 16 October
Teams24 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)7 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Ghana (1st title)
Runners-up Brazil
Third place Hungary
Fourth place Costa Rica
Tournament statistics
Matches played52
Goals scored167 (3.21 per match)
Attendance1,292,720 (24,860 per match)
Top scorer(s)Ghana Dominic Adiyiah
(8 goals)
Best player(s)Ghana Dominic Adiyiah
Best goalkeeperCosta Rica Esteban Alvarado
Fair play award Brazil
2007
2011

Contents

Player eligibilityEdit

Only players born on or after 1 January 1989 were eligible to compete in the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

VenuesEdit

QualificationEdit

Twenty-three teams qualified for the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup. As the host team, Egypt received automatic entry to the cup, bringing the total number of teams to twenty-four for the tournament.

Confederation Qualifying tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) 2008 AFC U-19 Championship   Australia
  South Korea
  United Arab Emirates
  Uzbekistan
CAF (Africa) 2009 African Youth Championship   Cameroon
  Ghana
  Nigeria
  South Africa
CONCACAF
(North, Central America & Caribbean)
2009 CONCACAF U-20 Championship   Costa Rica
  Honduras
  Trinidad and Tobago
  United States
CONMEBOL (South America) 2009 South American U-20 Championship   Brazil
  Paraguay
  Uruguay
  Venezuela1
OFC (Oceania) 2008 OFC U-20 Championship   Tahiti1
UEFA (Europe) 2008 UEFA European Under-19 Championship   Czech Republic
  England
  Germany
  Hungary
  Italy
  Spain
Host nation   Egypt
1.^ Teams that made their debut.

Match officialsEdit

Confederation Referee Assistants
AFC Yuichi Nishimura (Japan) Toru Sagara (Japan)
Jeong Hae-Sang (South Korea)
Subkhiddin Salleh (Malaysia) Mu Yuxin (China)
Thanom Borikut (Thailand)
CAF Mohamed Benouza (Algeria) Nasser Abdel Nabi (Egypt)
Angesom Ogbamariam (Eritrea)
Coffi Codjia (Benin) Alexis Fassinau (Benin)
Desire Gahungu (Burundi)
Koman Coulibaly (Mali) Ayuba Haruna (Ghana)
Redouane Achik (Morocco)
Eddy Maillet (Seychelles) Bechir Hassani (Tunisia)
Evarist Menkouande (Cameroon)
CONCACAF Joel Aguilar (El Salvador) William Torres (El Salvador)
Juan Zumba (El Salvador)
Marco Rodríguez (Mexico) José Luis Camargo (Mexico)
Alberto Morín (Mexico)
CONMEBOL Héctor Baldassi (Argentina) Ricardo Casas (Argentina)
Hernán Maidana (Argentina)
Óscar Ruiz (Colombia) Abraham González (Colombia)
Humberto Clavijo (Colombia)
Jorge Larrionda (Uruguay) Pablo Fandiño (Uruguay)
Mauricio Espinosa (Uruguay)
OFC Peter O'Leary (New Zealand) Brent Best (New Zealand)
Matthew Taro (Solomon Islands)
UEFA Thomas Einwaller (Austria) Roland Heim (Austria)
Norbert Schwab (Austria)
Frank De Bleeckere (Belgium) Peter Hermans (Belgium)
Walter Vromans (Belgium)
Ivan Bebek (Croatia) Tomislav Petrović (Croatia)
Tomislav Setka (Croatia)
Roberto Rosetti (Italy) Paolo Calcagno (Italy)
Stefano Ayroldi (Italy)
Olegário Benquerença (Portugal) José Cardinal (Portugal)
Bertino Miranda (Portugal)
Alberto Undiano Mallenco (Spain) Fermín Martínez Ibánez (Spain)
Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez (Spain)

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

  Egypt (seeded)
  Ghana
  Cameroon
  Nigeria
  South Africa
  Brazil (seeded)

  Paraguay
  Uruguay
  Venezuela
  Costa Rica
  United States
  Honduras

  United Arab Emirates
  South Korea
  Uzbekistan
  Australia
  Trinidad and Tobago
  Tahiti

  Germany (seeded)
  Italy
  Czech Republic
  Hungary
  Spain
  England

Group stageEdit

The draw for the group stages was held on 5 April 2009 at Luxor Temple.[4][5] Each group winner and runner-up teams, as well as the best four third-placed teams, qualified for the first round of the knockout stage (round of 16).

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Status
  Egypt 3 2 0 1 9 5 +4 6 Advance to knockout stage
  Paraguay 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
  Italy 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 4
  Trinidad and Tobago 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1
Egypt  4–1  Trinidad and Tobago
Afroto   30'
Arafat   51'90+3'
Talaat   59'
Report Rochford   36'

Paraguay  0–0  Italy
Report

Italy  2–1  Trinidad and Tobago
Albertazzi   39'
Raggio Garibaldi   78'
Report Clarence   67'

Egypt  1–2  Paraguay
Afroto   38' Report Santander   27'
Paniagua   90+4'

Trinidad and Tobago  0–0  Paraguay
Report
Attendance: 7,220

Italy  2–4  Egypt
Eusepi   29'
Albertazzi   53'
Report Shoukry   23'45+1'
Bogy   70'80'

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Status
  Spain 3 3 0 0 13 0 +13 9 Advance to knockout stage
  Venezuela 3 2 0 1 9 3 +6 6
  Nigeria 3 1 0 2 5 3 +2 3
  Tahiti 3 0 0 3 0 21 −21 0
Nigeria  0–1  Venezuela
Report Del Valle   45'
Attendance: 10,540

Spain  8–0  Tahiti
Aarón   11'15'
Nsue   17'32'
Mérida   74'
Kike   79'86'
Herrera   89'
Report
Attendance: 10,540

Nigeria  0–2  Spain
Report Mérida   33'83' (pen.)
Attendance: 7,955

Tahiti  0–8  Venezuela
Report Rondón   4'27' (pen.)90+2'
Velázquez   19'
Rojas   72'
Del Valle   78'88'90+1'

Venezuela  0–3  Spain
Report Parejo   12'
Aarón   26' (pen.)
Herrera   77'
Attendance: 7,220

Tahiti  0–5  Nigeria
Report Obiorah   15'
Edet   24'
Fatai   34'
Orelesi   45+1'
Adejo   90'

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Status
  Germany 3 2 1 0 7 1 +6 7 Advance to knockout stage
  South Korea 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4
  United States 3 1 0 2 4 7 −3 3
  Cameroon 3 1 0 2 3 7 −4 3
United States  0–3  Germany
Report Aydilek   30' (pen.)
Jungwirth   32'
Schäffler   72'
Attendance: 25,000

Cameroon  2–0  South Korea
Effa   19'
Tiko   64'
Report
Attendance: 25,000

South Korea  1–1  Germany
Kim Min-woo   71' Report Sukuta-Pasu   32'
Attendance: 28,000

United States  4–1  Cameroon
Arguez   45+1'
Taylor   47'
Duka   66'
Ownby   90+1'
Report Yaya   75' (pen.)
Attendance: 28,000

Germany  3–0  Cameroon
Sukuta-Pasu   41'
Aydilek   58'
Holtby   70'
Report
Attendance: 11,000

South Korea  3–0  United States
Kim Young-gwon   23'
Kim Bo-kyung   42'
Koo Ja-cheol   75' (pen.)
Report
Attendance: 27,000

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Status
  Ghana 3 2 1 0 8 3 +5 7 Advance to knockout stage
  Uruguay 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7
  Uzbekistan 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1
  England 3 0 1 2 1 6 −5 1
Ghana  2–1  Uzbekistan
Osei   60'
Adiyiah   75'
Report Karimov   47'

England  0–1  Uruguay
Report Viudez   84'

Uruguay  3–0  Uzbekistan
Lodeiro   28'
Urretavizcaya   62'
García   83'
Report
Attendance: 13,000

Ghana  4–0  England
Adiyiah   38'88'
Ayew   57'
Osei   82'
Report
Attendance: 13,000

Uruguay  2–2  Ghana
Lodeiro   74'
Hernández   90+1'
Report Rabiu   54'
Osei   70'
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Ivan Bebek (Croatia)

Uzbekistan  1–1  England
Nagaev   77' Report Nimely-Tchuimeni   88'
Attendance: 27,000

Group EEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Status
  Brazil 3 2 1 0 8 1 +7 7 Advance to knockout stage
  Czech Republic 3 2 1 0 5 3 +2 7
  Costa Rica 3 1 0 2 5 8 −3 3
  Australia 3 0 0 3 2 8 −6 0
Brazil  5–0  Costa Rica
Alan Kardec   24'44'
Giuliano   35'
Teixeira   75'
Boquita   89'
Report

Czech Republic  2–1  Australia
Rabušic   50'
Pekhart   89' (pen.)
Report Holland   90 +4' (pen.)
Attendance: 15,634

Australia  0–3  Costa Rica
Report Madrigal   35'
DeVere   82' (o.g.)
Guzmán   90+3'
Attendance: 17,200

Brazil  0–0  Czech Republic
Report

Costa Rica  2–3  Czech Republic
Estrada   49' (pen.)
J. Martínez   61'
Report Chramosta   11'86'
Vošahlík   77'

Australia  1–3  Brazil
Mooy   14' Report Ciro   34'
Douglas Costa   62'
Ganso   81'

Group FEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Status
  Hungary 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6 Advance to knockout stage
  United Arab Emirates 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
  South Africa 3 1 1 1 4 6 −2 4
  Honduras 3 1 0 2 3 3 0 3
United Arab Emirates  2–2  South Africa
Al Kamali   90+1' (pen.)
Awana   90+3'
Report Erasmus   54'72'

Honduras  3–0  Hungary
M. Martínez   35'70'
Peralta   84'
Report

Hungary  4–0  South Africa
Korcsmár   49'
Koman   55' (pen.)
Debreceni   71'
Présinger   90'
Report

United Arab Emirates  1–0  Honduras
Khalil   41' Report

Hungary  2–0  United Arab Emirates
Németh   19'
Koman   23'
Report

South Africa  2–0  Honduras
Jali   31'
Khumalo   46'
Report
Attendance: 16,200

Ranking of third-placed teamsEdit

Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Status
A   Italy 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 4 Knockout stage
F   South Africa 3 1 1 1 4 6 −2 4
B   Nigeria 3 1 0 2 5 3 +2 3
E   Costa Rica 3 1 0 2 5 8 −3 3
C   United States 3 1 0 2 4 7 −3 3
D   Uzbekistan 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1

Knockout stageEdit

 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
5 October 2009 — Cairo
 
 
  Paraguay0
 
9 October 2009 — Suez
 
  South Korea3
 
  South Korea2
 
6 October 2009 — Ismailia
 
  Ghana3
 
  Ghana2
 
13 October 2009 — Cairo
 
  South Africa1
 
  Ghana3
 
5 October 2009 — Cairo
 
  Hungary2
 
  Spain1
 
9 October 2009 — Suez
 
  Italy3
 
  Italy2
 
6 October 2009 — Alexandria
 
  Hungary3
 
  Hungary2 (4)
 
16 October 2009 — Cairo
 
  Czech Republic2 (3)
 
  Ghana0 (4)
 
7 October 2009 — Port Said
 
  Brazil0 (3)
 
  Brazil3
 
10 October 2009 — Cairo
 
  Uruguay1
 
  Brazil2
 
7 October 2009 — Suez
 
  Germany1
 
  Germany3
 
13 October 2009 — Cairo
 
  Nigeria2
 
  Brazil1
 
7 October 2009 — Suez
 
  Costa Rica0 Third place
 
  Venezuela1
 
10 October 2009 — Cairo16 October 2009 — Cairo
 
  United Arab Emirates2
 
  United Arab Emirates1  Hungary1 (2)
 
6 October 2009 — Cairo
 
  Costa Rica2   Costa Rica1 (0)
 
  Egypt0
 
 
  Costa Rica2
 

Round of 16Edit

Spain  1 – 3  Italy
Aarón   66' (pen.) Report Mustacchio   55'87'
Mazzarani   61'
Attendance: 6,150

Paraguay  0 – 3  South Korea
Report Kim Bo-kyung   55'
Kim Min-woo   60'70'

Ghana  2 – 1 (a.e.t.)  South Africa
Ayew   66'
Adiyiah   99'
Report Erasmus   58'
Attendance: 10,000

Egypt  0 – 2  Costa Rica
Report Mena   21'
Ureña   88'

Hungary  2 – 2 (a.e.t.)  Czech Republic
Kiss   15'
Koman   99'
Report Vošahlík   26'
Rabušic   92'
Penalties
Présinger  
Koman  
Szabó  
Gosztonyi  
Németh  
Balajti  
4 – 3   Mareček
  Rabušic
  Čelůstka
  Vošahlík
  Morávek
  Řezník

Brazil  3 – 1  Uruguay
Alan Kardec   22'
Teixeira   24'31'
Report Urretavizcaya   36'
Attendance: 11,200

Venezuela  1 – 2  United Arab Emirates
Rondón   12' Report Ahmed   22'
Khalil   83'

Germany  3 – 2  Nigeria
Kopplin   52'90+3'
Vrančić   75'
Report Uchechi   51'
Ibrahim   68'

Quarter-finalsEdit

South Korea  2 – 3  Ghana
Park Hee-seong   31'
Kim Dong-sub   82'
Report Adiyiah   8'78'
Osei   28'

Italy  2 – 3 (a.e.t.)  Hungary
Mazzotta   82'
Bonaventura   113'
Report Koman   2' (pen.)
Németh   112'117'

Brazil  2 – 1 (a.e.t.)  Germany
Maicon   88'91' Report Holtby   73'

United Arab Emirates  1 – 2 (a.e.t.)  Costa Rica
Ali   33' Report J. Martínez   37'
Ureña   120+2'

Semi-finalsEdit

Ghana  3 – 2  Hungary
Adiyiah   10'31'
Quansah   81'
Report Futács   73'
Balajti   84'

Brazil  1 – 0  Costa Rica
Alan Kardec   67' Report

Third place matchEdit

Hungary  1 – 1  Costa Rica
Koman   90+1' (pen.) Report Ureña   81'
Penalties
Németh  
Koman  
Varga  
2 – 0   Estrada
  Gamboa
  Luna
  Hernández

FinalEdit

 
 
 
 
 
 
Ghana
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brazil
 
GHANA:
GK 1 Daniel Adjei
DF 2 Samuel Inkoom
DF 4 Jonathan Mensah
DF 5 Daniel Addo   37'
DF 6 David Addy
MF 7 Abeiku Quansah   107'
MF 8 Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu
MF 10 André Ayew (c)
MF 13 Mohammed Rabiu   101'
FW 18 Ransford Osei   65'
FW 20 Dominic Adiyiah
Substitutions:
DF 12 Ghandi Kassenu   65'
DF 19 Bright Addae   101'
MF 9 Agyemang Opoku   107'
Manager:
Sellas Tetteh
 
BRAZIL:
GK 1 Rafael
DF 2 Douglas   30'   41'
DF 3 Dalton
DF 4 Rafael Tolói
DF 5 Renan   75'
DF 6 Diogo
MF 7 Alex Teixeira   27'
MF 10 Giuliano (c)
MF 11 Ganso   64'
MF 17 Souza   111'
FW 9 Alan Kardec
Substitutions:
DF 15 Wellington Júnior   41'
MF 13 Douglas Costa   64'
FW 19 Maicon   75'
Manager:
Rogério

Man of the Match:

Assistant referees:
Peter Hermans (Belgium)
Walter Vromans (Belgium)
Fourth official:
Alberto Undiano Mallenco (Spain)
Fifth official:
Fermín Martínez (Spain)

WinnerEdit

 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup winners 
 
Ghana
First title


2nd place 3rd place 4th place
  Brazil   Hungary   Costa Rica

AwardsEdit

[6]

Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
  Dominic Adiyiah   Alex Teixeira   Giuliano
Golden Shoe Silver Shoe Bronze Shoe
  Dominic Adiyiah   Vladimir Koman   Aarón
8 goals 5 goals 4 goals
Golden Glove
  Esteban Alvarado
FIFA Fair Play Award
  Brazil

GoalscorersEdit

8 goals
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   Ghana 7 5 2 0 16 8 +8 17
2   Brazil 7 5 2 0 14 3 +11 17
3   Hungary 7 3 2 2 14 11 +3 11
4   Costa Rica 7 3 1 3 10 11 –1 10
Eliminated in the quarter-finals
5   Germany 5 3 1 1 11 5 +6 10
6   South Korea 5 2 1 2 9 6 +3 7
7   Italy 5 2 1 2 9 9 0 7
8   United Arab Emirates 5 2 1 2 6 7 –1 7
Eliminated in the Round of 16
9   Spain 4 3 0 1 14 3 +11 9
10   Czech Republic 4 2 2 0 7 5 +2 8
11   Uruguay 4 2 1 1 7 5 +2 7
12   Venezuela 4 2 0 2 10 5 +5 6
13   Egypt 4 2 0 2 9 7 +2 6
14   Paraguay 4 1 2 1 2 4 –2 5
15   South Africa 4 1 1 2 5 8 –3 4
16   Nigeria 4 1 0 3 7 6 +1 3
Eliminated at the group stage
17   Honduras 3 1 0 2 3 3 0 3
18   United States 3 1 0 2 4 7 –3 3
19   Cameroon 3 1 0 2 3 7 –4 3
20   Uzbekistan 3 0 1 2 2 6 –4 1
20   Trinidad and Tobago 3 0 1 2 2 6 –4 1
22   England 3 0 1 2 1 6 –5 1
23   Australia 3 0 0 3 2 8 –6 0
24   Tahiti 3 0 0 3 0 21 –21 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Egypt to host 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup". Retrieved 25 March 2007.
  2. ^ "FIFA looks forward to Egypt and Nigeria 2009". Archived from the original on 1 February 2009. Retrieved 16 April 2007.
  3. ^ "Ghana U-20 champions after dramatic shoot-out". CNN.com. 16 October 2009. Archived from the original on 20 October 2009. Retrieved 24 October 2009.
  4. ^ 24 in the Draw - FIFA.com
  5. ^ Crunch clashes in Egypt FIFA
  6. ^ "2009 Fifa U-20 World Cup awards". FIFA.com. Retrieved 21 June 2011.

External linksEdit