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The 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup was the 18th FIFA U-20 World Cup. Colombia hosted the tournament between 29 July and 20 August 2011, with matches being played in eight cities. The tournament was won by Brazil who claimed their fifth title.[1][2]

2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup
Copa Mundial Sub-20 de la FIFA
Colombia 2011
2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup.svg
Tournament details
Host country  Colombia
Dates 29 July – 20 August
Teams 24 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 8 (in 8 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Brazil (5th title)
Runners-up  Portugal
Third place  Mexico
Fourth place  France
Tournament statistics
Matches played 52
Goals scored 132 (2.54 per match)
Attendance 1,309,929 (25,191 per match)
Top scorer(s) Brazil Henrique
France Alexandre Lacazette
Spain Álvaro Vázquez
(5 goals each)
Best player Brazil Henrique
Best goalkeeper Portugal Mika
Fair play award  Nigeria
2009
2013

At a FIFA Executive Committee meeting held in Sydney on 26 May 2008, Colombia beat the only other candidate country, Venezuela, for the right to organize the U-20 World Cup.[3] It was suggested by the then-Vice President of Colombia Francisco Santos Calderón that it was needed to withdraw from the race with Brazil to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup so the nation could concentrate on hosting the "best possible games".[4]

In an inspection tour of development works in March 2010, Jack Warner, then the vice president of FIFA, said that the completion of this tournament could provide Colombia with a launch pad to become a possible host for the 2026 World Cup. The official song of the tournament was "Nuestra Fiesta" by Colombian singer Jorge Celedón.[5]

Contents

VenuesEdit

The venues that were confirmed on 29 September 2010 are located in Bogotá, Cali, Medellín, Manizales, Armenia, Cartagena, Pereira and Barranquilla.[6]

During an announcement about the ticketing procedures for Colombian residents, it was confirmed that the opening game would be held at the Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez in Barranquilla, with the Estadio El Campín hosting the final match.[7]

Armenia Barranquilla Bogotá Cali
Estadio Centenario Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez Estadio Nemesio Camacho Estadio Pascual Guerrero
Capacity: 20,716 Capacity: 44,569 [8] Capacity: 36,343 Capacity: 33,130
04°30′56.1″N 75°41′56.2″W / 4.515583°N 75.698944°W / 4.515583; -75.698944 (Estadio Centenario) 10°55′36.7″N 74°48′02.6″W / 10.926861°N 74.800722°W / 10.926861; -74.800722 (Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez) 04°38′45.5″N 74°04′39.1″W / 4.645972°N 74.077528°W / 4.645972; -74.077528 (Estadio Nemesio Camacho) 03°25′47.6″N 76°32′27.9″W / 3.429889°N 76.541083°W / 3.429889; -76.541083 (Estadio Pascual Guerrero)
       
Cartagena Manizales
Estadio Jaime Morón León Estadio Palogrande
Capacity: 16,068 Capacity: 28,678
10°24′19.9″N 75°29′53.6″W / 10.405528°N 75.498222°W / 10.405528; -75.498222 (Estadio Jaime Morón León) 05°03′22.4″N 75°29′23.3″W / 5.056222°N 75.489806°W / 5.056222; -75.489806 (Estadio Palogrande)
   
Medellín Pereira
Estadio Atanasio Girardot Estadio Hernán Ramírez Villegas
Capacity: 40,943 Capacity: 30,297
06°15′24.5″N 75°35′24.6″W / 6.256806°N 75.590167°W / 6.256806; -75.590167 (Estadio Atanasio Girardot) 04°48′17.3″N 75°45′07.9″W / 4.804806°N 75.752194°W / 4.804806; -75.752194 (Estadio Hernán Ramírez Villegas)
   

Participating teams and officialsEdit

QualificationEdit

 
Qualified teams

In addition to host nation Colombia, 23 nations qualified from six separate continental competitions.

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC
(Asia)
2010 AFC U-19 Championship   Australia
  North Korea
  Saudi Arabia
  South Korea
CAF
(Africa)
2011 African Youth Championship   Cameroon
  Egypt
  Mali
  Nigeria
CONCACAF
(North, Central America & Caribbean)
2011 CONCACAF U-20 Championship   Costa Rica
  Guatemala1
  Mexico
  Panama
CONMEBOL
(South America)
2011 South American Youth Championship   Argentina
  Brazil
  Ecuador
  Uruguay
OFC
(Oceania)
2011 OFC U-20 Championship   New Zealand
UEFA
(Europe)
2010 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship   Austria
  Croatia
  England
  France
  Portugal
  Spain
Host nation   Colombia
1.^ Teams that made their debut.

Match officialsEdit

Confederation Referee Assistants
AFC Kim Dong-Jin (South Korea) Lee Jung-Min (South Korea)
Yang Byoung-Eun (South Korea)
Abdulrahman Abdou (Qatar) Mohammad Dharman (Qatar)
Fares Al Shammari (Kuwait)
CAF Djamel Haimoudi (Algeria) Ayman Degaish (Egypt)
Foaad El Maghrabi (Libya)
Noumandiez Doué (Ivory Coast) Mohsen Ben Salem (Tunisia)
Jean-Claude Birumushahu (Burundi)
CONCACAF Walter López (Guatemala) Gerson López (Guatemala)
Hermenerito Leal (Guatemala)
Mark Geiger (United States) Mark Hurd (United States)
Joe Fletcher (Canada)
CONMEBOL Wilson Seneme (Brazil) Alessandro Rocha (Brazil)
Emerson de Carvalho (Brazil)
Hernando Buitrago (Colombia) Wilson Berrio (Colombia)
Eduardo Díaz (Colombia)
Antonio Arias (Paraguay) Rodney Aquino (Paraguay)
Milciades Salvidar (Paraguay)
Darío Ubriaco (Uruguay) Carlos Pastorino (Uruguay)
William Casavieja (Uruguay)
OFC Peter O'Leary (New Zealand) Jackson Namo (Solomon Islands)
Ravinesh Kumar (Fiji)
UEFA Robert Schörgenhofer (Austria) Alain Hoxha (Austria)
Mario Strudl (Austria)
Mark Clattenburg (England) Simon Beck (England)
Stephen Child (England)
István Vad (Hungary) György Ring (Hungary)
Zsolt Szpisják (Hungary)
William Collum (Scotland) Graham Chambers (Scotland)
Martin Cryans (Scotland)
Markus Strömbergsson (Sweden) Magnus Sjöblom (Sweden)
Fredrik Nilsson (Sweden)
Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey) Bahattin Duran (Turkey)
Tarık Ongun (Turkey)

SquadsEdit

Group stageEdit

The draw for the group stage was held on 27 April 2011,[9][10] at the Julio Cesar Turbay Ayala Convention Centre in Cartagena.[11] The seedings were as follows.

Pot A Pot B Pot C Pot D

  Argentina
  Brazil
  Colombia
  Nigeria
  Portugal
  Spain

  Cameroon
  Costa Rica
  Egypt
  Guatemala
  Mali
  Mexico

  Australia
  New Zealand
  North Korea
  Panama
  Saudi Arabia
  South Korea

  Austria
  Croatia
  Ecuador
  England
  France
  Uruguay

The winners and runners-up from each group, as well as the best four third-placed teams, will qualify 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:[12]

  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:[12]

  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 advance to the Round of 16

All times are in local, Colombia Time (UTC−05:00).

Group AEdit

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Colombia 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6 9
  France 3 2 0 1 6 5 +1 6
  South Korea 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 3
  Mali 3 0 0 3 0 6 −6 0

30 July 2011
18:00
Mali   0–2   South Korea
Report Kim Kyung-jung   50'
Jang Hyun-soo   80' (pen.)

30 July 2011
21:00
Colombia   4–1   France
Rodríguez   30' (pen.)
Muriel   48'66'
Arias   64'
Report Sunu   21'

2 August 2011
17:00
France   3–1   South Korea
Sunu   27'
Fofana   81'
Lacazette   90+1'
Report Kim Young-uk   59'

2 August 2011
20:00
Colombia   2–0   Mali
Valencia   23'
Rodríguez   90+1'
Report

5 August 2011
20:00
France   2–0   Mali
Bakambu   70'
Lacazette   77'
Report
Estadio Pascual Guerrero, Cali
Attendance: 31,395
Referee: Antonio Arias (Paraguay)

5 August 2011
20:00
Colombia   1–0   South Korea
Muriel   37' Report

Group BEdit

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Portugal 3 2 1 0 2 0 +2 7
  Cameroon 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
  New Zealand 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2
  Uruguay 3 0 2 1 1 2 −1 2

30 July 2011
17:00
Cameroon   1–1   New Zealand
Mbondi   33' Report Tchaha   40' (o.g.)
Estadio Pascual Guerrero, Cali
Attendance: 35,262
Referee: William Collum (Scotland)

30 July 2011
20:00
Portugal   0–0   Uruguay
Report
Estadio Pascual Guerrero, Cali
Attendance: 35,262
Referee: Abdulrahman Abdou (Qatar)

2 August 2011
17:00
Uruguay   1–1   New Zealand
Luna   74' Report Bevin   57'
Estadio Pascual Guerrero, Cali
Attendance: 28,884
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)

2 August 2011
20:00
Portugal   1–0   Cameroon
N. Oliveira   18' Report
Estadio Pascual Guerrero, Cali
Attendance: 28,884
Referee: Antonio Arias (Paraguay)

5 August 2011
17:00
Portugal   1–0   New Zealand
Rui   31' Report

5 August 2011
17:00
Uruguay   0–1   Cameroon
Report Mbongo   28'

Group CEdit

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Spain 3 3 0 0 11 2 +9 9
  Ecuador 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4
  Costa Rica 3 1 0 2 4 9 −5 3
  Australia 3 0 1 2 4 9 −5 1

31 July 2011
15:00
Costa Rica   1–4   Spain
Ruiz   65' Report Rodrigo   14'48'
Koke   81'
Isco   90+4' (pen.)
Estadio Palogrande, Manizales
Attendance: 17,075
Referee: Darío Ubriaco (Uruguay)

31 July 2011
18:00
Australia   1–1   Ecuador
Oar   89' Report Govea   24'
Estadio Palogrande, Manizales
Attendance: 17,075
Referee: Djamel Haimoudi (Algeria)

3 August 2011
17:00
Ecuador   0–2   Spain
Report Canales   67'
Vázquez   85'
Estadio Palogrande, Manizales
Attendance: 10,130
Referee: Peter O'Leary (New Zealand)

3 August 2011
20:00
Australia   2–3   Costa Rica
Oar   26'
Calvo   64' (o.g.)
Report Campbell   22'27'
Ruiz   72'

6 August 2011
17:00
Ecuador   3–0   Costa Rica
Montaño   2'
De Jesús   13'69'
Report

6 August 2011
17:00
Australia   1–5   Spain
Bulut   27' Report Roberto   1'
Vázquez   6'13'18'
Canales   31' (pen.)
Estadio Palogrande, Manizales
Attendance: 14,722
Referee: Wilson Seneme (Brazil)

Group DEdit

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Nigeria 3 3 0 0 12 2 +10 9
  Saudi Arabia 3 2 0 1 8 2 +6 6
  Guatemala 3 1 0 2 1 11 −10 3
  Croatia 3 0 0 3 2 8 −6 0

31 July 2011
15:00
Nigeria   5–0   Guatemala
Egbedi   8'39'
Ajagun   47'
Kayode   53'
Musa   76'
Report

31 July 2011
18:00
Croatia   0–2   Saudi Arabia
Report Al-Fahmi   54'
Al-Muwallad   69'
Estadio Centenario, Armenia
Attendance: 11,116
Referee: Noumandiez Doue (Ivory Coast)

3 August 2011
17:00
Saudi Arabia   6–0   Guatemala
Dagriri   17'
Al-Fahmi   27'
Al-Fatil   58'
Al-Shahrani   66'
Al-Ibrahim   83'
Al-Dawsari   89'
Report
Estadio Centenario, Armenia
Attendance: 8,861
Referee: William Collum (Scotland)

3 August 2011
20:00
Croatia   2–5   Nigeria
Lendrić   42'
Kramarić   66'
Report Kayode   25'
Suswam   30'
Musa   62'
Nwofor   69'73'
Estadio Centenario, Armenia
Attendance: 8,861
Referee: Darío Ubriaco (Uruguay)

6 August 2011
20:00
Saudi Arabia   0–2   Nigeria
Report Musa   45+2'
Kayode   85'

6 August 2011
20:00
Croatia   0–1   Guatemala
Report Ceballos   81'
Estadio Centenario, Armenia
Attendance: 4,209
Referee: Abdulrahman Abdou (Qatar)

Group EEdit

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Brazil 3 2 1 0 8 1 +7 7
  Egypt 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5 7
  Panama 3 0 1 2 0 5 −5 1
  Austria 3 0 1 2 0 7 −7 1

29 July 2011
17:30
Austria   0–0   Panama
Report

29 July 2011
21:00
Brazil   1–1   Egypt
Danilo   12' Report Gaber   26'

1 August 2011
17:00
Egypt   1–0   Panama
Hegazy   67' Report

1 August 2011
20:00
Brazil   3–0   Austria
Henrique   37'
Coutinho   52' (pen.)
Willian José   63'
Report

4 August 2011
20:00
Brazil   4–0   Panama
Henrique   40'
Coutinho   45+1'52'
Dudu   89'
Report

4 August 2011
20:00
Egypt   4–0   Austria
Sobhi   31'
Ibrahim   60'62'82'
Report

Group FEdit

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Argentina 3 2 1 0 4 0 +4 7
  Mexico 3 1 1 1 3 1 +2 4
  England 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 3
  North Korea 3 0 1 2 0 6 −6 1

29 July 2011
14:30
England   0–0   North Korea
Report

29 July 2011
17:30
Argentina   1–0   Mexico
Lamela   70' Report

1 August 2011
17:00
Mexico   3–0   North Korea
Ri Yong-chol   45+1' (o.g.)
Guarch   54'
De Buen   90+4'
Report

1 August 2011
20:00
Argentina   0–0   England
Report

4 August 2011
17:00
Mexico   0–0   England
Report

4 August 2011
17:00
Argentina   3–0   North Korea
Ferreyra   36'
Villafáñez   84'
Cirigliano   90+5'
Report

Ranking of third-placed teamsEdit

Group Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
F   England 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 3
A   South Korea 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 3
C   Costa Rica 3 1 0 2 4 9 −5 3
D   Guatemala 3 1 0 2 1 11 −10 3
B   New Zealand 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2
E   Panama 3 0 1 2 0 5 −5 1

Knockout stageEdit

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                           
10 August 2011 — Barranquilla            
   Brazil  3
14 August 2011 — Pereira
   Saudi Arabia  0  
   Brazil (pen.)  2 (4)
10 August 2011 — Manizales
     Spain  2 (2)  
   Spain (pen.)  0 (7)
17 August 2011 — Pereira
   South Korea  0 (6)  
   Brazil  2
9 August 2011 — Pereira
     Mexico  0  
   Cameroon  1 (0)
13 August 2011 — Bogotá
   Mexico (pen.)  1 (3)  
   Mexico  3
9 August 2011 — Bogotá
     Colombia  1  
   Colombia  3
20 August 2011 — Bogotá
   Costa Rica  2  
   Brazil (a.e.t.)  3
10 August 2011 — Cartagena
     Portugal  2
   France  1
14 August 2011 — Cali
   Ecuador  0  
   France (a.e.t.)  3
10 August 2011 — Armenia
     Nigeria  2  
   Nigeria  1
17 August 2011 — Medellín
   England  0  
   France  0
9 August 2011 — Cali
     Portugal  2   Third place
   Portugal  1
13 August 2011 — Cartagena 20 August 2011 — Bogotá
   Guatemala  0  
   Portugal (pen.)  0 (5)    Mexico  3
9 August 2011 — Medellín
     Argentina  0 (4)      France  1
   Argentina  2
   Egypt  1  

Round of 16Edit

9 August 2011
17:00
Portugal   1–0   Guatemala
N. Oliveira   7' (pen.) Report
Estadio Pascual Guerrero, Cali
Attendance: 34,264
Referee: Djamel Haimoudi (Algeria)

9 August 2011
17:00
Argentina   2–1   Egypt
Lamela   42' (pen.)64' (pen.) Report Salah   70' (pen.)

9 August 2011
20:00
Cameroon   1–1 (a.e.t.)   Mexico
Ohandza   79' Report Orrantía   81'
  Penalties  
Ohandza  
Nguessi  
Mbondi  
0–3   Torres
  Dávila
  Piñón

9 August 2011
20:00
Colombia   3–2   Costa Rica
Muriel   56'
Franco   79'
Rodríguez   90+3' (pen.)
Report Ruiz   63'
Escoe   65'

10 August 2011
17:00
Nigeria   1–0   England
Egbedi   52' Report
Estadio Centenario, Armenia
Attendance: 18,291
Referee: Antonio Arias (Paraguay)


10 August 2011
20:00
Brazil   3–0   Saudi Arabia
Henrique   46'
Silva   69'
Dudu   86'
Report

10 August 2011
20:00
France   1–0   Ecuador
Griezmann   75' Report

QuarterfinalsEdit

13 August 2011
17:00
Portugal   0–0 (a.e.t.)   Argentina
Report
  Penalties  
Reis  
Pereira  
Roderick  
Lopes  
N. Oliveira  
Ferreira  
S. Oliveira  
5–4   Lamela
  Iturbe
  Nervo
  Pirez
  Ruiz
  Vuletich
  Tagliafico

13 August 2011
20:00
Mexico   3–1   Colombia
Torres   37' (pen.)
Rivera   69'88'
Report Zapata   60'

14 August 2011
15:00
France   3–2 (a.e.t.)   Nigeria
Lacazette   50'104'
Fofana   102'
Report Ejike   90+3'111'
Estadio Pascual Guerrero, Cali
Attendance: 33,007
Referee: Darío Ubriaco (Uruguay)

14 August 2011
18:00
Brazil   2–2 (a.e.t.)   Spain
Willian José   35'
Dudu   100'
Report Rodrigo   57'
Vázquez   102'
  Penalties  
Casemiro  
Danilo  
Henrique  
Dudu  
4–2   Amat
  Roberto
  Bartra
  Vázquez

SemifinalsEdit

17 August 2011
17:00
France   0–2   Portugal
Report Pereira   9'
N. Oliveira   40' (pen.)

17 August 2011
20:00
Brazil   2–0   Mexico
Henrique   80'84' Report

Third place matchEdit

20 August 2011
17:00
Mexico   3–1   France
Dávila   12'
Enríquez   49'
Rivera   71'
Report Lacazette   8'

FinalEdit

20 August 2011
20:00
Brazil   3–2 (a.e.t.)   Portugal
Oscar   5'78'111' Report Alex   9'
N. Oliveira   59'


 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup Winners 
 
Brazil
5th title

StatisticsEdit

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   Brazil 7 5 2 0 18 5 +13 17
2   Portugal 7 4 2 1 7 3 +4 14
3   Mexico 7 3 2 2 10 6 +4 11
4   France 7 4 0 3 11 12 –1 12
Eliminated in the quarter-finals
5   Nigeria 5 4 0 1 15 5 +10 12
6   Colombia 5 4 0 1 11 6 +5 12
7   Spain 5 3 2 0 13 4 +9 11
8   Argentina 5 3 2 0 6 1 +5 11
Eliminated in the Round of 16
9   Egypt 4 2 1 1 7 3 +4 7
10   Saudi Arabia 4 2 0 2 8 5 +3 6
11   Cameroon 4 1 2 1 3 3 0 5
12   Ecuador 4 1 1 2 4 4 0 4
13   South Korea 4 1 1 2 3 4 –1 4
14   England 4 0 3 1 0 1 –1 3
15   Costa Rica 4 1 0 3 6 12 –6 3
16   Guatemala 4 1 0 3 1 12 –11 3
Eliminated at the group stage
17   New Zealand 3 0 2 1 2 3 –1 2
18   Uruguay 3 0 2 1 1 2 –1 2
19   Australia 3 0 1 2 4 9 –5 1
20   Panama 3 0 1 2 0 5 –5 1
21   North Korea 3 0 1 2 0 6 –6 1
22   Austria 3 0 1 2 0 7 –7 1
23   Croatia 3 0 0 3 2 8 –6 0
24   Mali 3 0 0 3 0 6 –6 0

AwardsEdit

The following awards were given:[13]

Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
  Henrique   Nélson Oliveira   Jorge Enríquez
Golden Shoe Silver Shoe Bronze Shoe
  Henrique   Álvaro Vázquez   Alexandre Lacazette
5 goals 5 goals 5 goals
Golden Glove
  Mika
FIFA Fair Play Award
  Nigeria

OrganizationEdit

 
Banner at the Estadio Nemesio Camacho El Campín, Bogotá, promoting FIFA U-20 World Cup Colombia 2011

In late 2009 the Colombian Football Federation unveiled the budget for conducting the event, to be COP 150 billion[14] (USD 75 million). On 30 September 2009, the presidents of both FIFA and Colombia announced that the logo would show a steaming cup of coffee with the colors of the Colombian tricolor.[15]

Opening ceremonyEdit

Prior to the start of the tournament, the Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez in Barranquilla hosted the Opening Ceremony, involving local musical performances and guests including Jorge Celedón, Barranquilla's Carnival Performers, Checo Acosta and Maía.

Closing ceremonyEdit

The Estadio El Campín in Bogotá hosted the Closing Ceremony. The show was managed by the Ibero-American Theater Festival and Teatro Nacional de Colombia and, like the opening ceremony, included musical performances.

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit