2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup

The 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup was the fifteenth tournament of the FIFA U-17 World Cup.[1] The tournament was held in the United Arab Emirates between 17 October and 8 November.[2] Nigeria won the tournament after defeating Mexico 3–0 in the final, claiming the country's fourth title. Sweden won the bronze with a 4–1 victory over Argentina in the third-place play-off match.

2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup
كأس العالم تحت 17 سنة لكرة القدم 2013
2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup.svg
Tournament details
Host countryUnited Arab Emirates
Dates17 October – 8 November
Teams24 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)6 (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Nigeria (4th title)
Runners-up Mexico
Third place Sweden
Fourth place Argentina
Tournament statistics
Matches played52
Goals scored172 (3.31 per match)
Attendance318,108 (6,117 per match)
Top scorer(s)Sweden Valmir Berisha (7 goals)
Best player(s)Nigeria Kelechi Iheanacho
Best goalkeeperNigeria Dele Alampasu
Fair play award Nigeria
2011
2015

BidsEdit

There were two official bids:

VenuesEdit

In June 2012, FIFA selected the Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium in Al Ain, the Al Nahyan Stadium in Abu Dhabi, the Al-Rashid Stadium in Dubai, the Emirates Club Stadium in Ras al-Khaimah and the Fujairah Club Stadium in the state of Fujairah as venues.[3] The use of Sharjah Stadium in Sharjah was initially proposed,[4] and finally selected as a venue, in September 2012.[5] Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium replaced Al Nahyan Stadium of Abu Dhabi and will host the final.[6]

Dubai Ras al-Khaimah Fujairah
Al-Rashid Stadium Emirates Club Stadium Fujairah Club Stadium
Capacity: 18,000 Capacity: 3,000 Capacity: 5,000
     
Abu Dhabi Al Ain Sharjah
Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium Sharjah Stadium
Capacity: 42,056 Capacity: 16,000 Capacity: 12,000
   

TeamsEdit

In addition to host nation United Arab Emirates, 23 nations qualified from six separate continental competitions.

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Venue Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) Host nation   United Arab Emirates
2012 AFC U-16 Championship   Iran   Iran
  Iraq1
  Japan
  Uzbekistan
CAF (Africa) 2013 African U-17 Championship   Morocco   Côte d'Ivoire
  Morocco1
  Nigeria
  Tunisia
CONCACAF
(Central, North America and Caribbean)
2013 CONCACAF U-17 Championship   Panama   Canada
  Honduras
  Mexico
  Panama
CONMEBOL (South America) 2013 South American Under-17 Football Championship   Argentina   Argentina
  Brazil
  Uruguay
  Venezuela1
OFC (Oceania) 2013 OFC U-17 Championship   Vanuatu   New Zealand
UEFA (Europe) 2013 UEFA European Under-17 Championship   Slovakia   Austria
  Croatia
  Italy
  Russia2
  Slovakia3
  Sweden1
1.^ Teams that made their debut.
2.^ This is the debut of 'Russia' as a nation since the cessation of the USSR in 1991.
3.^ This is the debut of 'Slovakia' as a nation since the cessation of Czechoslovakia in 1993.

Match officialsEdit

Confederation Referee Assistants
AFC Khalil Al-Ghamdi (Saudi Arabia) Badr Al-Shumrani (Saudi Arabia)
Hamad Al-Mayahi (Oman)
Kim Dong-Jin (South Korea) Jeong Hae-Sang (South Korea)
Yang Byoung-Eun (South Korea)
Abdulrahman Abdou (Qatar) Taleb Al-Marri (Qatar)
Yaser Marad (Kuwait)
CAF Badara Diatta (Senegal) Djibril Camara (Senegal)
El Hadji Samba (Senegal)
Daniel Bennett (South Africa) Zakhele Siwela (South Africa)
Aden Marwa (Kenya)
Slim Jedidi (Tunisia) Bechir Hassani (Tunisia)
Anouar Hmila (Tunisia)
CONCACAF Elmer Bonilla (El Salvador) Octavio Jarra (Costa Rica)
Hermenerito Leal (Guatemala)
Marco Rodríguez (Mexico) Marcos Quintero (Mexico)
Marvin Torrentera (Mexico)
Jair Marrufo (United States) Eric Boria (United States)
Ricardo Morgan (Jamaica)
CONMEBOL Néstor Pitana (Argentina) Juan Pablo Belatti (Argentina)
Diego Bonfá (Argentina)
Raúl Orosco (Bolivia) Efraín Castro (Bolivia)
Arol Valda (Bolivia)
Héber Lopes (Brazil) Alessandro Rocha (Brazil)
Marcelo van Gasse (Brazil)
Martín Vázquez (Uruguay) Nicolas Tarán (Uruguay)
Miguel Nievas (Uruguay)
Juan Soto (Venezuela) Jorge Urrego (Venezuela)
Carlos López Rico (Venezuela)
OFC Norbert Hauata (Tahiti) Mark Rule (New Zealand)
Tevita Makasini (Tonga)
UEFA Pavel Královec (Czech Republic) Martin Wilczek (Czech Republic)
Roman Slyško (Slovakia)
Mark Clattenburg (England) Stephen Child (England)
Simon Beck (England)
Wolfgang Stark (Germany) Jan-Hendrik Salver (Germany)
Mike Pickel (Germany)
Gianluca Rocchi (Italy) Elenito Di Liberatore (Italy)
Gianluca Cariolato (Italy)
Svein Oddvar Moen (Norway) Frank Andås (Norway)
Kim Haglund (Norway)
Craig Thomson (Scotland) Derek Rose (Scotland)
Alan Mulvanny (Scotland)

SquadsEdit

Teams had to name a 21-man squad (three of whom must be goalkeepers) by the FIFA deadline.[7]

DrawEdit

The final draw for group stage was held on 26 August 2013 in Abu Dhabi at the Bab Al Bahr Hotel at 19:00 (local time).[8][9]

Prior to the draw, FIFA announced that as host, the United Arab Emirates would be placed as 'A1', to assist with ticket sales.[10] The continental champions of the confederations AFC, CAF, CONCACAF, CONMEBOL, and UEFA are assigned to the other five groups. Teams from the same confederation cannot be drawn against each other at the group stage.

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

  United Arab Emirates (assigned to Group A)
  Iran
  Iraq
  Japan
  Uzbekistan (assigned to Group C)
  New Zealand

  Argentina (assigned to Group E)
  Brazil
  Uruguay
  Venezuela
  Mexico (assigned to Group F)
  Panama

  Canada
  Honduras
  Côte d'Ivoire (assigned to Group B)
  Morocco
  Nigeria
  Tunisia

  Austria
  Croatia
  Italy
  Russia (assigned to Group D)
  Slovakia
  Sweden

Logo and ticketsEdit

The logo of the competition was unveiled on 5 March 2013, including the local organising committee asking Omar Abdulrahman to be a 'brand ambassador' for this event.[11]

'Stadium package' tickets for the Tournament went on sale on 26 June, with the ability to buy tickets per match once the draw has been made.[12]

A falcon known as 'Shaqran' will be the mascot for the World Cup, after being introduced to local journalists on 13 May .[13]

Group stageEdit

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).[14]

The ranking of each team in each group is determined as follows:

  1. points obtained in all group matches;
  2. goal difference in all group matches;
  3. number of goals scored in all group matches;

If two or more teams are equal on the basis of the above three criteria, their rankings are determined as follows:

  1. points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  2. goal difference in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  3. number of goals scored in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  4. drawing of lots by the FIFA Organising Committee.

All times are local, UTC+04:00.[15]

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1   Brazil 3 3 0 0 15 2 +13 9 Advanced to knockout stage
2   Honduras 3 1 1 1 4 6 −2 4
3   Slovakia 3 1 1 1 5 8 −3 4
4   United Arab Emirates (H) 3 0 0 3 2 10 −8 0
Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host.
Brazil  6–1  Slovakia
Mosquito   17'30' (pen.)70'
Nathan   45+2'51'
Caio   56'
Report Vavro   68'

United Arab Emirates  1–2  Honduras
Khaled Khalfan   33' Report Medina   20'
Velásquez   86'

Slovakia  2–2  Honduras
Vestenický   48'57' Report Flores   20'
Bodden   90+2'

United Arab Emirates  1–6  Brazil
Alameri Zayed   89' Report Boschilia   9'33'
Nathan   41'66'
Joanderson   73'
Gabriel   84'

Slovakia  2–0  United Arab Emirates
Vestenický   36'58' Report

Honduras  0–3  Brazil
Report Boschilia   14'45'
Caio   64'

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1   Uruguay 3 2 1 0 10 2 +8 7 Advanced to knockout stage
2   Italy 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1 6
3   Côte d'Ivoire 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 4
4   New Zealand 3 0 0 3 0 11 −11 0
Uruguay  7–0  New Zealand
Méndez   3'
Otormín   37'63'
Acosta   49'57'
Ospitaleche   75'
Pizzichillo   89'
Report

Côte d'Ivoire  0–1  Italy
Report Vido   46'

Uruguay  1–1  Côte d'Ivoire
Acosta   90+4' Report Keita   17'

Italy  1–0  New Zealand
Vido   48' Report

New Zealand  0–3  Côte d'Ivoire
Report Bakayoko   25'48'
Yakou   87'

Italy  1–2  Uruguay
Parigini   10' Report Bregonis   15'
Benítez   64'

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1   Morocco 3 2 1 0 7 3 +4 7 Advanced to knockout stage
2   Uzbekistan 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7
3   Croatia 3 1 0 2 3 5 −2 3
4   Panama 3 0 0 3 2 7 −5 0
Croatia  1–3  Morocco
Murić   59' Report Achahbar   27'40'
Jaadi   45'

Panama  0–2  Uzbekistan
Report Abbasov   68'
Ashurmatov   76'

Croatia  1–0  Panama
Roguljić   26' Report

Uzbekistan  0–0  Morocco
Report

Uzbekistan  2–1  Croatia
Ćaleta-Car   14' (o.g.)
Boltaboev   79'
Report Halilović   27'

Morocco  4–2  Panama
Bnou Marzouk   30'40'
Sakhi   49'
Achahbar   85'
Report Wald   20'
Zorrilla   88'

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1   Japan 3 3 0 0 6 2 +4 9 Advanced to knockout stage
2   Tunisia 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
3   Russia 3 1 0 2 4 2 +2 3
4   Venezuela 3 0 0 3 2 9 −7 0
Tunisia  2–1  Venezuela
Jbeli   25'
Ben Larbi   47' (pen.)
Report Márquez   51'

Russia  0–1  Japan
Report Uryu   15'
Attendance: 3,135
Referee: Héber Lopes (Brazil)

Tunisia  1–0  Russia
Gabsi   61' Report
Attendance: 3,370

Japan  3–1  Venezuela
Sugimoto   7'
Watanabe   44'78' (pen.)
Report Caraballo   17'
Attendance: 3,370

Venezuela  0–4  Russia
Report A. Makarov   16'
Sheydayev   39'85'
Golovin   45+2'

Japan  2–1  Tunisia
Sakai   87'
Watanabe   90+3'
Report Dräger   45+2'
Attendance: 5,183

Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1   Argentina 3 2 1 0 7 3 +4 7 Advanced to knockout stage
2   Iran 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
3   Canada 3 0 2 1 3 6 −3 2
4   Austria 3 0 1 2 4 6 −2 1
Canada  2–2  Austria
Hamilton   53'
Roubos   58' (pen.)
Report Horvath   28'
Zivotic   61'
Attendance: 5,952
Referee: Slim Jedidi (Tunisia)

Iran  1–1  Argentina
M. Hashemi   1' Report Driussi   15'

Canada  1–1  Iran
Hamilton   48' Report Karimi   7'
Attendance: 9,135
Referee: Héber Lopes (Brazil)

Argentina  3–2  Austria
Ibáñez   42'
Ferreyra   51'
Suárez   88'
Report Zivotic   31'
Pellegrini   79'

Argentina  3–0  Canada
Ibáñez   45+1'
Sánchez   46'75'
Report
Attendance: 10,120

Austria  0–1  Iran
Report Seyyedi   36'

Group FEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1   Nigeria 3 2 1 0 14 4 +10 7 Advanced to knockout stage
2   Mexico 3 2 0 1 5 7 −2 6
3   Sweden 3 1 1 1 7 5 +2 4
4   Iraq 3 0 0 3 2 12 −10 0
Mexico  1–6  Nigeria
Jaimes   41' Report Iheanacho   33'40'49'70'
Nwakali   52'
Isaac   60'

Iraq  1–4  Sweden
Salam   54' Report Engvall   37'67'
Salétros   72'
Suljić   88'

Mexico  3–1  Iraq
Díaz   31'
Almanza   41'
Rivas   84'
Report Karim   61'

Sweden  3–3  Nigeria
Berisha   11'19'
Halvadzić   65'
Report Isaac   22'
Yahaya   48'
Awoniyi   81'

Nigeria  5–0  Iraq
Muhammed   4' (pen.)
Nwakali   4'
Yahaya   17'41'
Obasi   90'
Report
Attendance: 10,120

Sweden  0–1  Mexico
Report Jaimes   86'

Ranking of third-placed teamsEdit

The four best teams among those ranked third are determined as follows:[14]

  1. points obtained in all group matches;
  2. goal difference in all group matches;
  3. number of goals scored in all group matches;
  4. drawing of lots by the FIFA Organising Committee.
Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1 F   Sweden 3 1 1 1 7 5 +2 4 Advanced to knockout stage
2 B   Côte d'Ivoire 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 4
3 A   Slovakia 3 1 1 1 5 8 −3 4
4 D   Russia 3 1 0 2 4 2 +2 3
5 C   Croatia 3 1 0 2 3 5 −2 3
6 E   Canada 3 0 2 1 3 6 −3 2

Knockout stageEdit

In the knockout stages, if a match is level at the end of normal playing time, no extra time will be played, with the match to be determined by a penalty shoot-out.[14]

 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
28 October — Sharjah
 
 
  Honduras1
 
1 November — Al Ain
 
  Uzbekistan0
 
  Honduras1
 
28 October — Sharjah
 
  Sweden2
 
  Japan1
 
5 November — Dubai
 
  Sweden2
 
  Sweden0
 
29 October — Ras al-Khaimah
 
  Nigeria3
 
  Uruguay4
 
2 November — Sharjah
 
  Slovakia2
 
  Uruguay0
 
29 October — Al Ain
 
  Nigeria2
 
  Nigeria4
 
8 November — Abu Dhabi
 
  Iran1
 
  Nigeria3
 
29 October — Dubai
 
  Mexico0
 
  Argentina3
 
2 November — Sharjah
 
  Tunisia1
 
  Argentina2
 
29 October — Fujairah
 
  Ivory Coast1
 
  Morocco1
 
5 November — Abu Dhabi
 
  Ivory Coast2
 
  Argentina0
 
28 October — Abu Dhabi
 
  Mexico3 Third place
 
  Brazil3
 
1 November — Dubai8 November — Abu Dhabi
 
  Russia1
 
  Brazil1 (10)  Sweden4
 
28 October — Abu Dhabi
 
  Mexico (pen.)1 (11)   Argentina1
 
  Italy0
 
 
  Mexico2
 

Round of 16Edit

Italy  0–2  Mexico
Report Díaz   26'
Ochoa   90+3'

Japan  1–2  Sweden
Wahlqvist   56' (o.g.) Report Berisha   11'
Engvall   36'
Attendance: 2,257

Brazil  3–1  Russia
Mosquito   72'
Boschilia   80'90+3'
Report A. Makarov   90+1'

Honduras  1–0  Uzbekistan
Bodden   74' Report

Uruguay  4–2  Slovakia
Otormín   5'58'
Méndez   34' (pen.)
Acosta   42'
Report Vestenický   63'
Siplak   85'

Morocco  1–2  Côte d'Ivoire
Bnou Marzouk   60' Report Kessie   4' (pen.)
Ahissan   75'

Argentina  3–1  Tunisia
Ferreyra   2'
Ibáñez   53'
Driussi   73'
Report Haj Hassen   43'
Attendance: 6,801

Nigeria  4–1  Iran
Okon   23'
Iheanacho   25'
Muhammed   42'
Yahaya   76'
Report Gholizadeh   84'

Quarter-finalsEdit

Honduras  1–2  Sweden
Velásquez   37' Report Rakip   68'
Berisha   74'

Brazil  1–1  Mexico
Nathan   85' Report Ochoa   80'
Penalties
Mosquito  
Nathan  
Lucas  
Danilo  
Gabriel  
Léo Pereira  
Thiago Maia  
Joanderson  
Eduardo  
Marcos  
Auro Jr.  
Mosquito  
10–11   Díaz
  Ochoa
  Rivas
  Aguirre
  Wbias
  Granados
  Tovar
  Robles
  Govea
  Terán
  Gudiño
  Díaz
Attendance: 9,210

Argentina  2–1  Côte d'Ivoire
Ibáñez   6'
Moreira   33'
Report Kessie   78' (pen.)
Attendance: 8,288

Uruguay  0–2  Nigeria
Report Awoniyi   18'79'

Semi-finalsEdit

Argentina  0–3  Mexico
Report Ochoa   5'21'
Granados   86'

Sweden  0–3  Nigeria
Report Awoniyi   21'
Okon   80'
Ezeh   81'
Attendance: 8,800
Referee: Héber Lopes (Brazil)

Play-off for third placeEdit

Sweden  4–1  Argentina
Berisha   7'24'57'
Strandberg   20'
Report Compagnucci   44'

FinalEdit

Nigeria  3–0  Mexico
Aguirre   9' (o.g.)
Iheanacho   56'
Muhammed   81'
Report

AwardsEdit

Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
  Kelechi Iheanacho   Nathan   Iván Ochoa
Golden Boot Silver Boot Bronze Boot
  Valmir Berisha   Kelechi Iheanacho   Boschilia
7 goals (0 assists)[16] 6 goals (7 assists)[16] 6 goals (3 assists)[16]
Golden Glove
  Dele Alampasu
FIFA Fair Play Award
  Nigeria

Final rankingEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1   Nigeria 7 6 1 0 26 5 +21 19 Champions
2   Mexico 7 4 1 2 11 11 0 13 Runners-up
3   Sweden 7 4 1 2 15 11 +4 13 Third place
4   Argentina 7 4 1 2 13 12 +1 13 Fourth place
5   Brazil 5 4 1 0 19 4 +15 13 Eliminated in
Quarter-finals
6   Uruguay 5 3 1 1 14 6 +8 10
7   Ivory Coast 5 2 1 2 7 5 +2 7
8   Honduras 5 2 1 2 6 8 −2 7
9   Japan 4 3 0 1 7 4 +3 9 Eliminated in
Round of 16
10   Morocco 4 2 1 1 8 5 +3 7
11   Uzbekistan 4 2 1 1 4 2 +2 7
12   Tunisia 4 2 0 2 5 6 −1 6
13   Italy 4 2 0 2 3 4 −1 6
14   Iran 4 1 2 1 4 6 −2 5
15   Slovakia 4 1 1 2 7 12 −5 4
16   Russia 4 1 0 3 5 5 0 3
17   Croatia 3 1 0 2 3 5 −2 3 Eliminated in
Group stage
18   Canada 3 0 2 1 3 6 −3 2
19   Austria 3 0 1 2 4 6 −2 1
20   Panama 3 0 0 3 2 7 −5 0
21   Venezuela 3 0 0 3 2 9 −7 0
22   United Arab Emirates (H) 3 0 0 3 2 10 −8 0
23   Iraq 3 0 0 3 2 12 −10 0
24   New Zealand 3 0 0 3 0 11 −11 0
Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host.

GoalscorersEdit

Top scorers after the end of the tournament this year.[16]

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

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External linksEdit