2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup

The 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup was the fourteenth tournament of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, and the eleventh played since the change in age limits from under 16s to Under 17s in 1991. It was held in Mexico with games being played amongst various venues between 18 June and 10 July 2011. Mexico won the Cup, being the first team to achieve it as hosts defeating Uruguay 2–0 and managing their second title in the category.[1]

2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup
Copa Mundial Sub-17 de la FIFA México 2011
2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup.svg
Tournament details
Host countryMexico
Dates18 June – 10 July
Teams24 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)7 (in 7 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Mexico (2nd title)
Runners-up Uruguay
Third place Germany
Fourth place Brazil
Tournament statistics
Matches played52
Goals scored158 (3.04 per match)
Attendance1,002,314 (19,275 per match)
Top scorer(s)Ivory Coast Souleymane Coulibaly (9 goals)
Best player(s)Mexico Julio Gómez
Best goalkeeperUruguay Mathías Cubero
Fair play award Japan
2009
2013

It was confirmed by the 58th FIFA Congress in Sydney, Australia that Mexico would be the host, beating other bids from the Czech Republic and Iran.[2]

Player eligibilityEdit

Only players born on or after 1 January 1994 were eligible to compete in the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

VenuesEdit

After having won the right to host the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup, Femexfut president, Justino Compéan, stated during an interview from Sydney, Australia, that the Estadio Corona, in Torreón, would be one of the venues, arguing that recently built or invested stadia would have a major preference. He also mentioned Monterrey, Ciudad Juárez, Querétaro, Tijuana, Pachuca and Aguascalientes as other possible venues.[3][4]

The Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, after having previously hosted major events, such as 1970 and 1986 FIFA World Cup, 1983 FIFA World Youth Championship, 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup and 1968 Summer Olympics Football final matches, hosted the third place match and the final match of the tournament.

Venues and stadiums[5][6]
Mexico City Zapopan (Guadalajara) San Nicolás de los Garza (Monterrey) Morelia
Estadio Azteca Estadio Omnilife
(Estadio Guadalajara)
Estadio Universitario Estadio Morelos
19°18′10.8″N 99°09′01.59″W / 19.303000°N 99.1504417°W / 19.303000; -99.1504417 (Azteca) 20°40′54.00″N 103°27′46.00″W / 20.6816667°N 103.4627778°W / 20.6816667; -103.4627778 (Omnilife) 25°43′22.10″N 100°18′43.40″W / 25.7228056°N 100.3120556°W / 25.7228056; -100.3120556 (Universitario) 19°43′07.47″N 101°14′01.04″W / 19.7187417°N 101.2336222°W / 19.7187417; -101.2336222 (Morelos)
Capacity: 105,000 Capacity: 49,850 Capacity: 42,000 Capacity: 35,000
       
Querétaro Pachuca Torreón
Estadio Corregidora Estadio Hidalgo Estadio Corona
(Estadio Torreón)
20°34′39.6″N 100°21′58.9″W / 20.577667°N 100.366361°W / 20.577667; -100.366361 (Corregidora) 20°06′18.52″N 98°45′22.01″W / 20.1051444°N 98.7561139°W / 20.1051444; -98.7561139 (Hidalgo) 25°33′18″N 103°24′11″W / 25.55500°N 103.40306°W / 25.55500; -103.40306 (Corona)

Capacity: 33,277 Capacity: 30,000 Capacity: 30,000
     

TeamsEdit

In addition to host nation Mexico, 23 nations qualified from 6 separate continental competitions.

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) 2010 AFC U-16 Championship   North Korea
  Uzbekistan1
  Australia
  Japan
CAF (Africa) 2011 African Under-17 Championship   Burkina Faso
  Rwanda1
  Congo
  Ivory Coast
CONCACAF
(Central, North America and Caribbean)
Host nation   Mexico
2011 CONCACAF U-17 Championship   United States
  Canada
  Panama1
  Jamaica
CONMEBOL (South America) 2011 South American Under-17 Football Championship   Brazil
  Uruguay
  Argentina
  Ecuador
OFC (Oceania) 2011 OFC Under 17 Tournament   New Zealand
UEFA (Europe) 2011 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship   Netherlands
  Germany
  Denmark1
  England
  Czech Republic2
  France
1.^ Teams that made their debut.
2.^ Czech Republic made their debut as independent nation. The now-defunct Czechoslovakia qualified for their only appearance in 1993.

Match officialsEdit

Confederation Referee Assistants
AFC Nawaf Shukralla (Bahrain) Yaser Tulefat (Bahrain)
Khaled Al-Allan (Bahrain)
Ali Al-Badwawi (United Arab Emirates) Hamad Al-Mayahi (Oman)
Reza Sokhandan (Iran)
CAF Hélder Martins de Carvalho (Angola) Félicien Kabanda (Rwanda)
Aden Marwa (Kenya)
Néant Alioum (Cameroon) Djibril Camara (Senegal)
Zakhele Siwela (South Africa)
CONCACAF Raymon Bogle (Jamaica) Stephen Brown (Jamaica)
Dion Neil (Trinidad and Tobago)
Roberto García (Mexico) Alejandro Ayala (Mexico)
Víctor Calderón (Mexico)
Paul Delgadillo (Mexico) Marcos Quintero (Mexico)
Salvador Rodríguez (Mexico)
Jafeth Perea (Panama) Ricardo Daniel Ake (Belize)
Juan Antonio Rodas (Honduras)
Elmer Bonilla (El Salvador) Keytzel Corrales (Nicaragua)
Octavio Jarra (Costa Rica)
CONMEBOL Diego Abal (Argentina) Alejo Castany (Argentina)
Gustavo Esquivel (Argentina)
Omar Ponce (Ecuador) Carlos Herrera (Ecuador)
Christian Lescano (Ecuador)
Víctor Hugo Carrillo (Peru) Jonny Bossio (Peru)
César Escano (Peru)
OFC Norbert Hauata (Tahiti) Mark Rule (New Zealand)
David Charles (Papua New Guinea)
UEFA Pavel Královec (Czech Republic) Martin Wilczek (Czech Republic)
Miroslav Zlámal (Czech Republic)
Tony Chapron (France) Emmanuel Boisdenghien (France)
Fredji Harchay (France)
Bas Nijhuis (Netherlands) Angelo Boonman (Netherlands)
Erwin Zeinstra (Netherlands)
Svein Oddvar Moen (Norway) Frank Andås (Norway)
Kim Haglund (Norway)
Aleksei Nikolaev (Russia) Anton Averianov (Russia)
Tikhon Kalugin (Russia)
Stephan Studer (Switzerland) Sandro Pozzi (Switzerland)
Raffael Zeder (Switzerland)

SquadsEdit

Group stageEdit

The draw for the group stage took place on 17 May 2011 at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México's Sala Nezahualcóyotl concert Hall.[7][8] The seeding was as follows:

Pot A Pot B Pot C Pot D

  Mexico
  Germany
  England
  Brazil
  Argentina
  United States

  Congo
  Burkina Faso
  Ivory Coast
  Rwanda
  Jamaica
  New Zealand

  Canada
  Panama
  Japan
  North Korea
  Australia
  Uzbekistan

  Denmark
  Netherlands
  France
  Czech Republic
  Uruguay
  Ecuador

The winners and runners-up from each group, as well as the best four third-placed teams, qualified for the first round of the knockout stage (round of 16).

Tie-breaking criteria

Where two or more teams end the group stage with the same number of points, their ranking is determined by the following criteria:[9]

  1. goal difference in all group matches;
  2. number of goals scored in all group matches;
  3. points earned in the matches between the teams concerned;
  4. goal difference in the matches between the teams concerned;
  5. number of goals scored in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  6. drawing of lots by the organising committee.

Ranking of third place teams in each group are determined by the following criteria, top four advances to the round of 16:[9]

  1. number of points
  2. goal difference in all group matches;
  3. number of goals scored in all group matches;
  4. drawing of lots by the organising committee.
Key to colours in group tables
Group winners, runners-up, and best four third-placed teams advanced to the Round of 16

All kick-off times are local (UTC−05:00).

Group AEdit

 
Free Kick on the Mexico – Netherlands match
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Mexico 3 3 0 0 8 4 +4 9
  Congo 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
  North Korea 3 0 2 1 3 5 −2 2
  Netherlands 3 0 1 2 3 5 −2 1
Mexico  3–1  North Korea
Fierro   37'
Jong Kwang-Sok   68' (o.g.)
Casillas   86'
Report Jo Kwang   3'
Attendance: 34,312

Congo  1–0  Netherlands
M. Nkounkou   53' Report
Attendance: 34,312

North Korea  1–1  Netherlands
Kang Nam-Gwon   48' Report Gravenberch   75'
Attendance: 7,500

Mexico  2–1  Congo
Espericueta   40'
Gómez   85'
Report Epako   73'
Attendance: 25,710
Referee: Tony Chapron (France)

North Korea  1–1  Congo
Ju Jong-Chol   14' Report C. Nkounkou   75'

Mexico  3–2  Netherlands
Casillas   29'
Fierro   43'
González   90+4'
Report Depay   47'
Ebecilio   63'

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Japan 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7
  France 3 1 2 0 5 2 +3 5
  Argentina 3 1 0 2 3 7 −4 3
  Jamaica 3 0 1 2 2 4 −2 1
France  3–0  Argentina
Benzia   35'45'
Haller   38'
Report

Japan  1–0  Jamaica
Matsumoto   61' Report

Japan  1–1  France
Ishige   49' (pen.) Report Yaisien   24'

Jamaica  1–2  Argentina
Barnes   89' Report Silva   23'
Pugh   63'

Japan  3–1  Argentina
Takagi   4'
Ueda   20'
Akino   74'
Report Ferreira   87'
Attendance: 10,200

Jamaica  1–1  France
Lewis   9' Report Benzia   58'

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  England 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7
  Uruguay 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6
  Canada 3 0 2 1 2 5 −3 2
  Rwanda 3 0 1 2 0 3 −3 1
Rwanda  0–2  England
Report Hope   68'
Sterling   86'
Attendance: 12,640

Uruguay  3–0  Canada
Mascia   52'
Méndez   85' (pen.)
Álvarez   90+3'
Report
Attendance: 12,699

Uruguay  1–0  Rwanda
Pais   90+5' Report
Attendance: 12,999

Canada  2–2  England
Jalali   50'
Roberts   87'
Report Morgan   46'
Turgott   77'
Attendance: 17,882
Referee: Omar Ponce (Ecuador)

Uruguay  0–2  England
Report Chalobah   45'
Clayton   58'

Canada  0–0  Rwanda
Report
Attendance: 5,803
Referee: Tony Chapron (France)

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Uzbekistan 3 2 0 1 5 6 −1 6
  United States 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 4
  New Zealand 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 4
  Czech Republic 3 1 0 2 2 5 −3 3

Drawing of lots was used to determine the final positions of the United States and New Zealand, as the two teams finished level on points, goal difference, goals scored, and head-to-head record.[11]

Uzbekistan  1–4  New Zealand
T. Khakimov   39' Report Carmichael   10'36'53'
Vale   87'

United States  3–0  Czech Republic
Guido   5'
E. Rodriguez   52'
Koroma   89'
Report
Attendance: 15,083

United States  1–2  Uzbekistan
Koroma   47' Report Davlatov   13'
Makhstaliev   54' (pen.)
Attendance: 4,133

Czech Republic  1–0  New Zealand
Juliš   28' Report

United States  0–0  New Zealand
Report
Attendance: 8,556

Czech Republic  1–2  Uzbekistan
Juliš   23' (pen.) Report T. Khakimov   44'
Makhstaliev   73'
Attendance: 14,673

Group EEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Germany 3 3 0 0 11 1 +10 9
  Ecuador 3 2 0 1 5 7 −2 6
  Panama 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
  Burkina Faso 3 0 0 3 0 6 −6 0
Germany  6–1  Ecuador
Yeşil   31'69'
Röcker   54'
Ayçiçek   61'
Ducksch   85'
Aydın   90'
Report Gruezo   51'

Burkina Faso  0–1  Panama
Report Aguilar   22'

Burkina Faso  0–3  Germany
Report Günter   4'
Ayçiçek   26' (pen.)
Weiser   64'

Panama  1–2  Ecuador
Aguilar   33' Report Jaime   61'
Cevallos   82'

Burkina Faso  0–2  Ecuador
Report Cevallos   74'
Mercado   76'
Attendance: 15,165

Panama  0–2  Germany
Report Aydın   10'
Weiser   39'

Group FEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Brazil 3 2 1 0 7 3 +4 7
  Ivory Coast 3 1 1 1 8 7 +1 4
  Australia 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
  Denmark 3 0 1 2 3 8 −5 1
Brazil  3–0  Denmark
Ademilson   32'78'
Wallace   57'
Report

Australia  2–1  Ivory Coast
Makarounas   51'
Tombides   77'
Report S. Coulibaly   18'
Attendance: 20,728

Australia  0–1  Brazil
Report Adryan   76'

Ivory Coast  4–2  Denmark
S. Coulibaly   23'37'41' (pen.)69' Report Zohore   9'
Fischer   32'

Ivory Coast  3–3  Brazil
S. Coulibaly   11'33'58' Report Piazon   8'
Ademilson   14'
Adryan   90+3'

Australia  1–1  Denmark
Remington   89' Report Sørensen   35'
  • The game was originally played on 26 June 2011 (kickoff 18:00), but was suspended after 25 minutes due to heavy downpour and lightning (with Denmark leading 1–0 on an 11th-minute goal by Viktor Fischer). Following an hour and a half delay in which the conditions did not improve, the Organising Committee for the FIFA U-17 World Cup decided to abandon the match and replay it in its entirety (starting from 0–0) the next day, 27 June 2011 (kickoff 10:00), at the same venue, Estadio Corregidora in Querétaro.[12]

Ranking of third-placed teamsEdit

Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
D   New Zealand 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 4
F   Australia 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
E   Panama 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
B   Argentina 3 1 0 2 3 7 −4 3
A   North Korea 3 0 2 1 3 5 −2 2
C   Canada 3 0 2 1 2 5 −3 2

Knockout stageEdit

In a rule to avoid potential "player burnout", all games in the knockout stage proceeded straight to penalties if tied after normal time, thus avoiding the need for 30 minutes of extra time.[13][9]

 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
29 June 2011 – Morelia
 
 
  Congo1
 
3 July 2011 – Monterrey
 
  Uruguay2
 
  Uruguay2
 
29 June 2011 – Torreón
 
  Uzbekistan0
 
  Uzbekistan4
 
7 July 2011 – Guadalajara
 
  Australia0
 
  Uruguay3
 
29 June 2011 – Monterrey
 
  Brazil0
 
  Japan6
 
3 July 2011 – Querétaro City
 
  New Zealand0
 
  Japan2
 
29 June 2011 – Guadalajara
 
  Brazil3
 
  Brazil2
 
10 July 2011 – Mexico City
 
  Ecuador0
 
  Uruguay0
 
30 June 2011 – Querétaro City
 
  Mexico2
 
  Germany4
 
4 July 2011 – Morelia
 
  United States0
 
  Germany3
 
30 June 2011 – Pachuca
 
  England2
 
  England (pen.)1 (4)
 
7 July 2011 – Torreón
 
  Argentina1 (2)
 
  Germany2
 
30 June 2011 – Querétaro City
 
  Mexico3 Third place
 
  France3
 
4 July 2011 – Pachuca10 July 2011 – Mexico City
 
  Ivory Coast2
 
  France1  Brazil3
 
30 June 2011 – Pachuca
 
  Mexico2   Germany4
 
  Mexico2
 
 
  Panama0
 

Round of 16Edit

Uzbekistan  4–0  Australia
Makhstaliev   11'
T. Khakimov   40'
Chapman   66' (o.g.)
Yarbekov   89'
Report

Brazil  2–0  Ecuador
Ademilson   16'
Léo   87'
Report

Congo  1–2  Uruguay
Binguila   53' Report Moreira   65'
Silva   86'
Attendance: 12,350

Japan  6–0  New Zealand
Ishige   20'22'
Hayakawa   32'80'
Colvey   42' (o.g.)
Minamino   56'
Report

Germany  4–0  United States
Günter   20'
Weiser   40'
Yeşil   43'
Ducksch   50'
Report

England  1–1  Argentina
Sterling   40' Report Padilla   12'
Penalties
Magri  
Morgan  
Clayton  
Forster-Caskey  
Chalobah  
4–2   Ocampos
  Pugh
  Iñíguez
  Allione
Attendance: 6,807

France  3–2  Ivory Coast
Benzia   37' (pen.)74'
Nangis   65'
Report S. Coulibaly   3'
Diarrassouba   25'

Mexico  2–0  Panama
Fierro   2'
Bueno   89'
Report
Attendance: 15,415

Quarter-finalsEdit

Uruguay  2–0  Uzbekistan
Charamoni   29'
Aguirre   64'
Report

Japan  2–3  Brazil
Nakajima   77'
Hayakawa   88'
Report Léo   16'
Ademilson   48'
Adryan   60'

Germany  3–2  England
Yeşil   7'53'
Ayhan   24'
Report Magri   67' (pen.)
Hope   83'

France  1–2  Mexico
Ikoko   17' Report Escamilla   14'
Fierro   50'

Semi-finalsEdit

Uruguay  3–0  Brazil
Álvarez   20' (pen.)
San Martín   72'
Méndez   90+5'
Report
Attendance: 29,315

Germany  2–3  Mexico
Yeşil   10'
Can   60'
Report Gómez   3'90'
Espericueta   76'
Attendance: 26,086
Referee: Omar Ponce (Ecuador)

Third-place matchEdit

Brazil  3–4  Germany
Wellington   22'
Adryan   29' (pen.)33'
Report Aydın   20'63'
Günter   45+1'
Ayçiçek   55'

FinalEdit

Uruguay  0–2  Mexico
Report Briseño   31'
Casillas   90+2'
Attendance: 98,943

AwardsEdit

WinnersEdit

 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup Winners 
 
Mexico
2nd title

Individual AwardsEdit

Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
  Julio Gómez   Jonathan Espericueta   Carlos Fierro
Golden Shoe Silver Shoe Bronze Shoe
  Souleymane Coulibaly   Samed Yeşil   Adryan
9 goals 6 goals 5 goals
Golden Glove
  Mathías Cubero
FIFA Fair Play Award
  Japan

Team statisticsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Result
1   Mexico 7 7 0 0 17 7 +10
2   Uruguay 7 5 0 2 11 5 +6
3   Germany 7 6 0 1 24 9 +15
4   Brazil 7 4 1 2 15 12 +3
5   Japan 5 3 1 1 13 5 +8 Eliminated
in the
quarterfinals
6   Uzbekistan 5 3 0 2 9 8 +1
7   England 5 2 2 1 9 6 +3
8   France 5 2 2 1 9 6 +3
9   Ecuador 4 2 0 2 5 9 −4 Eliminated
in the
round of 16
10   Ivory Coast 4 1 1 2 10 10 0
11   Congo 4 1 1 2 4 5 −1
12   United States 4 1 1 2 4 6 −2
13   Argentina 4 1 1 2 4 8 −4
13   New Zealand 4 1 1 2 4 8 −4
15   Australia 4 1 1 2 3 7 −4
16   Panama 4 1 0 3 2 6 −4
17   Czech Republic 3 1 0 2 2 5 −3 Eliminated
in the
group stage
18   North Korea 3 0 2 1 3 5 −2
19   Canada 3 0 2 1 2 5 −3
20   Netherlands 3 0 1 2 3 5 −2
21   Jamaica 3 0 1 2 2 4 −2
22   Rwanda 3 0 1 2 0 3 −3
23   Denmark 3 0 1 2 3 8 −5
24   Burkina Faso 3 0 0 3 0 6 −6
Updated to match(es) played on 10 July 2011. Source:[citation needed]

GoalscorersEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

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External linksEdit