2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup

The 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup was the sixteenth tournament of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, held in Chile from 17 October to 8 November 2015.[1][2]

2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup
Copa Mundial de Fútbol Sub-17 de 2015
2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup.svg
Tournament details
Host countryChile
Dates17 October – 8 November
Teams24 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)8 (in 8 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Nigeria (5th title)
Runners-up Mali
Third place Belgium
Fourth place Mexico
Tournament statistics
Matches played52
Goals scored151 (2.9 per match)
Attendance482,490 (9,279 per match)
Top scorer(s)Nigeria Victor Osimhen (10 goals)
Best player(s)Nigeria Kelechi Nwakali
Best goalkeeperMali Samuel Diarra
Fair play award Ecuador
2013
2017

Host selectionEdit

The following four countries bid to host the tournament:[3]

VenuesEdit

Along with proposing ten venues for Chile's hosting of the 2015 Copa América, the Chilean Football Federation also announced its plans for hosting of the U17 World Cup in the same year.[4] On 8 April 2014, 8 cities were confirmed as host of the competition, with Copiapó and Quillota being dropped.[5]

The Local organising committee have also said that the capital City (Santiago) would not host the final.[6]

La Serena Coquimbo
Estadio La Portada Estadio Municipal Francisco Sánchez Rumoroso
Capacity: 18,243 Capacity: 18,750
   
Viña del Mar Santiago
Estadio Sausalito Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos
Capacity: 22,340 Capacity: 48,665
   
Talca Chillán
Estadio Fiscal de Talca Estadio Municipal de Chillán Nelson Oyarzún Arenas
Capacity: 8,200 Capacity: 12,000
   
Concepción Puerto Montt
Estadio Municipal de Concepción Estadio Regional de Chinquihue
Capacity: 30,448 Capacity: 10,000
   

Qualified teamsEdit

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

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) 2014 AFC U-16 Championship   Australia
  North Korea
  South Korea
  Syria
CAF (Africa) 2015 African U-17 Championship   Guinea
  Mali
  Nigeria
  South Africa1
CONCACAF
(Central, North America and Caribbean)
2015 CONCACAF U-17 Championship   Costa Rica
  Honduras
  Mexico
  United States
CONMEBOL (South America) Host nation   Chile
2015 South American Under-17 Championship   Argentina
  Brazil
  Ecuador
  Paraguay
OFC (Oceania) 2015 OFC U-17 Championship   New Zealand
UEFA (Europe) 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship   Belgium
  Croatia
  England
  France
  Germany
  Russia
1.^ Teams that made their debut.

Schedule and drawEdit

The schedule of the tournament was unveiled on 5 May 2015.[7]

The final draw was held on 6 August 2015, 20:00 local time, at the Centro de las Artes 660 art gallery in Santiago.[8][9] For the draw, the 24 teams were divided into four seeding pots:[10]

  • Pot 1: Hosts and continental champions of five confederations (except UEFA)
  • Pot 2: Remaining teams from CONCACAF and AFC
  • Pot 3: Remaining teams from CAF and CONMEBOL
  • Pot 4: Teams from UEFA

As a basic principle, teams from the same confederation could not be drawn against each other at the group stage.

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

  Chile (A1)
  Brazil
  North Korea
  Mali
  Mexico
  New Zealand

  Costa Rica
  Honduras
  United States
  Australia
  South Korea
  Syria

  Guinea
  Nigeria
  South Africa
  Argentina
  Ecuador
  Paraguay

  Belgium
  Croatia
  England
  France
  Germany
  Russia

Match officialsEdit

A total of 21 referees, 6 support referees, and 42 assistant referees were selected for the tournament.[11][12]

Confederation Referee Assistant referees Support referee
AFC   Abdulrahman Al-Jassim   Taleb Al-Marri
  Saud Al-Maqaleh
  Hettikamkanamge Perera
  Mohd Amirul Izwan   Mohd Yusri Mohamad
  Azman Ismail
  Abdulla Hassan Mohamed   Mohamed Al-Hammadi
  Hasan Al-Mahri
CAF   Mehdi Abid Charef   Anouar Hmila
  Theogene Ndagijimana
  Bamlak Tessema Weyesa
  Malang Diedhiou   Djibril Camara
  Aboubacar Doumbouya
  Janny Sikazwe   Arsenio Marengula
  Jerson Emiliano Dos Santos
CONCACAF   Valdin Legister   Kedlee Powell
  Richard Washington
  Óscar Reyna
  Ricardo Montero   Juan Mora
  Warner Castro
  Héctor Rodríguez   Cristian Ramírez
  Walter López Ramos
CONMEBOL   Enrique Cáceres   Eduardo Cardozo
  Juan Zorrilla
  Gery Vargas
  Diego Haro   Raúl López Cruz
  Víctor Ráez
  Wilson Lamouroux   Alexander Guzman
  Wilmar Navarro
  Roberto Tobar   Marcelo Barraza
  Christian Schiemann
OFC   Nick Waldron   Glen Lochrie
  Ravinesh Kumar
  Kader Zitouni
UEFA   Yevhen Aranovskiy   Ihor Alokhin
  Oleksandr Korniyko
  Stephan Klossner
  Deniz Aytekin   Guido Kleve
  Markus Häcker
  Ruddy Buquet   Guillaume Debart
  Cyril Gringore
  Matej Jug   Matej Žunič
  Gregor Rojko
  Danny Makkelie   Mario Diks
  Hessel Steegstra
  Michael Oliver   Stuart Burt
  Gary Beswick
  Martin Strömbergsson   Daniel Gustavsson
  Mehmet Culum

Emblem and sloganEdit

The emblem and slogan ("Una fiesta en nuestra cancha", a party on our pitch) of the tournament was unveiled on 7 October 2014.[13]

SquadsEdit

Each team named a squad of 21 players (three of whom must be goalkeepers) by the FIFA deadline.[14] The squads were announced on 8 October 2015.[15][16]

All players of its representative team must have been born on or after 1 January 1998.

Group stageEdit

The winners and runners-up of each group and the best four third-placed teams advance to the round of 16.[14] The rankings of teams in each group are 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. fair play points (first yellow card: minus 1 point; second yellow/indirect red card: minus 3 points; direct red card: minus 3 points; yellow card & direct red card: minus 4 points);
  5. drawing of lots by the FIFA Organising Committee.

All times are local, Chile Standard Time (UTC−3).[17]

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1   Nigeria 3 2 0 1 8 3 +5 6 Advanced to knockout stage
2   Croatia 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1 5
3   Chile (H) 3 1 1 1 6 7 −1 4
4   United States 3 0 1 2 3 8 −5 1
Source: FIFA
(H) Host.
Nigeria  2–0  United States
Agor   50'
Osimhen   61'
Report
Chile  1–1  Croatia
Y. Leiva   33' Report Moro   8'

United States  2–2  Croatia
Pulisic   20'
Vazquez   40'
Report Majić   65'
Ivanušec   77'
Chile  1–5  Nigeria
Allende   81' Report Chukwueze   1'61'
Nwakali   17' (pen.)
Osimhen   66' (pen.)86'
Attendance: 21,893
Referee: Ruddy Buquet (France)

United States  1–4  Chile
Vazquez   10' Report Allende   20'
Mazuela   52'
Jara   86'
Moya   90+3'
Attendance: 19,321
Referee: Matej Jug (Slovenia)
Croatia  2–1  Nigeria
Brekalo   50'
Majić   54'
Report Osimhen   20'

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1   South Korea 3 2 1 0 2 0 +2 7 Advanced to knockout stage
2   Brazil 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6
3   England 3 0 2 1 1 2 −1 2
4   Guinea 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
Source: FIFA
England  1–1  Guinea
Hinds   61' Report N. Bangoura   76'
Brazil  0–1  South Korea
Report Jang Jae-won   79'

England  0–1  Brazil
Report Leandrinho   67'
South Korea  1–0  Guinea
Oh Se-hun   90+2' Report

Guinea  1–3  Brazil
Morlaye   83' Report Lincoln   15' (pen.)
Leandrinho   33'
Arthur   67'
South Korea  0–0  England
Report

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1   Mexico 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7 Advanced to knockout stage
2   Germany 3 2 0 1 9 3 +6 6
3   Australia 3 1 1 1 3 5 −2 4
4   Argentina 3 0 0 3 1 8 −7 0
Source: FIFA
Australia  1–4  Germany
Waring   54' Report Passlack   14'
Eggestein   25'39'
Janelt   65'
Mexico  2–0  Argentina
Magaña   10'
Venegas   77' (pen.)
Report

Australia  0–0  Mexico
Report
Argentina  0–4  Germany
Report Janelt   5'
Eggestein   32'
Passlack   45+2' (pen.)
Schmidt   67'

Argentina  1–2  Australia
Conechny   67' (pen.) Report Panetta   25'52'
Germany  1–2  Mexico
Eggestein   68' Report López   59'
Venegas   65'

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1   Mali 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 7 Advanced to knockout stage
2   Ecuador 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6
3   Belgium 3 1 1 1 2 3 −1 4
4   Honduras 3 0 0 3 2 8 −6 0
Source: FIFA
Belgium  0–0  Mali
Report
Honduras  1–3  Ecuador
Grant   83' Report Guerrero   7'
Estupiñan   19' (pen.)
Cortez   76'

Belgium  2–1  Honduras
Vancamp   21'
Rigo   78'
Report Leiva   49'
Attendance: 4,721
Referee: Diego Haro (Peru)
Ecuador  1–2  Mali
Estupiñan   70' (pen.) Report B. Traoré   9'
Malle   61'

Mali  3–0  Honduras
A. Haidara   7'
Danté   34'
Malle   56'
Report
Ecuador  2–0  Belgium
Corozo   40'
Guerrero   73'
Report

Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1   Russia 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 7 Advanced to knockout stage
2   Costa Rica 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
3   North Korea 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
4   South Africa 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
Source: FIFA
South Africa  1–2  Costa Rica
Mayo   90' Report Masis   7'
Reyes   63' (pen.)
North Korea  0–2  Russia
Report Galanin   3'
Chalov   52'

South Africa  1–1  North Korea
Mukumela   10' (pen.) Report Kim Wi-song   17' (pen.)
Russia  1–1  Costa Rica
Chalov   82' Report Ramírez   71'

Russia  2–0  South Africa
Makhatadze   5' (pen.),   89' Report
Costa Rica  1–2  North Korea
Mesén   84' Report Pak Yong-gwan   14'
Jong Chang-bom   90+3'

Group FEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1   France 3 3 0 0 14 4 +10 9 Advanced to knockout stage
2   New Zealand 3 1 1 1 3 7 −4 4
3   Paraguay 3 1 0 2 8 7 +1 3
4   Syria 3 0 1 2 1 8 −7 1
Source: FIFA
New Zealand  1–6  France
McGarry   76' Report McGarry   15' (o.g.)
Boutobba   32'
Maouassa   34'
Doucouré   42'
Georgen   45'
Édouard   90+2'
Syria  1–4  Paraguay
Al-Aji   62' Report Morel   30'
Villalba   34'
Colmán   65'
Ferreira   90'

New Zealand  0–0  Syria
Report
Paraguay  3–4  France
Aranda   45' (pen.)
Villalba   57'
Paredes   62'
Report Boutobba   3'
Ikoné   22'71'
Upamecano   59'

France  4–0  Syria
Janvier   22'46'
Édouard   32'
Claude Maurice   66'
Report
Paraguay  1–2  New Zealand
Ñamandú   43' Report Ashworth   11'
Imrie   90+1'

Ranking of third-placed teamsEdit

The four best ranked third-placed teams also advance to the round of 16. They are paired with the winners of groups A, B, C and D, according to a table published in Section 18 of the tournament regulations.[14]

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1 A   Chile 3 1 1 1 6 7 −1 4 Advanced to knockout stage
2 E   North Korea 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
3 D   Belgium 3 1 1 1 2 3 −1 4
4 C   Australia 3 1 1 1 3 5 −2 4
5 F   Paraguay 3 1 0 2 8 7 +1 3
6 B   England 3 0 2 1 1 2 −1 2
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored; 4) Fair play points; 5) lots drawn by FIFA.

Knockout stageEdit

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

BracketEdit

 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
29 October — Concepción
 
 
  Croatia2
 
1 November — Chillán
 
  Germany0
 
  Croatia0
 
29 October — Talca
 
  Mali1
 
  Mali3
 
5 November — La Serena
 
  North Korea0
 
  Mali3
 
28 October — Coquimbo
 
  Belgium1
 
  South Korea0
 
2 November — Concepción
 
  Belgium2
 
  Belgium1
 
29 October — Puerto Montt
 
  Costa Rica0
 
  France0 (3)
 
8 November — Viña del Mar
 
  Costa Rica (pen.)0 (5)
 
  Mali0
 
29 October — Concepción
 
  Nigeria2
 
  Russia1
 
2 November — Coquimbo
 
  Ecuador4
 
  Ecuador0
 
28 October — Chillán
 
  Mexico2
 
  Mexico4
 
5 November — Concepción
 
  Chile1
 
  Mexico2
 
28 October — Viña del Mar
 
  Nigeria4 Third place
 
  Brazil1
 
1 November — Viña del Mar8 November — Viña del Mar
 
  New Zealand0
 
  Brazil0  Belgium3
 
28 October — Viña del Mar
 
  Nigeria3   Mexico2
 
  Nigeria6
 
 
  Australia0
 

Combinations of matches in the Round of 16Edit

The third-placed teams advanced to the round of 16 were placed with the winners of groups A, B, C and D according to a table published in Section 18 of the tournament regulations.[14]

  Combination according to the four qualified teams
Third teams qualify from groups: 1A plays against: 1B plays against: 1C plays against: 1D plays against:
A B C D 3C 3D 3A 3B
A B C E 3C 3A 3B 3E
A B C F 3C 3A 3B 3F
A B D E 3D 3A 3B 3E
A B D F 3D 3A 3B 3F
A B E F 3E 3A 3B 3F
A C D E 3C 3D 3A 3E
A C D F 3C 3D 3A 3F
A C E F 3C 3A 3F 3E
A D E F 3D 3A 3F 3E
B C D E 3C 3D 3B 3E
B C D F 3C 3D 3B 3F
B C E F 3E 3C 3B 3F
B D E F 3E 3D 3B 3F
C D E F 3C 3D 3F 3E

Round of 16Edit

Brazil  1–0  New Zealand
Luís Henrique   90+6' (pen.) Report

Mexico  4–1  Chile
Zamudio   42'
López   61'
Aguirre   69'
Cortés   90+3'
Report B. Leiva   40'

Nigeria  6–0  Australia
Osimhen   22'73'79'
Nwakali   25' (pen.)
Essien   86'
Chukwueze   88'
Report

South Korea  0–2  Belgium
Report Vancamp   11'
Verreth   67'

Croatia  2–0  Germany
Moro   18'
Lovren   90+1'
Report

Mali  3–0  North Korea
A. Haidara   8'
Maïga   37'48'
Report

Russia  1–4  Ecuador
Chalov   16' Report Pereira   3'65'
Corozo   17'
Nazareno   78'

Quarter-finalsEdit

Brazil  0–3  Nigeria
Report Osimhen   29'
Michael   30'
Anumudu   34'

Croatia  0–1  Mali
Report Koita   20'

Ecuador  0–2  Mexico
Report Zamudio   41'
Salazar   55' (pen.)

Belgium  1–0  Costa Rica
Rigo   27' Report

Semi-finalsEdit

Mali  3–1  Belgium
B. Traoré   22'
Maïga   55'
Koita   85'
Report Rigo   16'
Attendance: 6,395
Referee: Roberto Tobar (Chile)

Mexico  2–4  Nigeria
Magaña   7'
Cortés   59'
Report Nwakali   35'
Okwonkwo   43'
Ebere   67'
Osimhen   83' (pen.)

Third place matchEdit

Belgium  3–2  Mexico
Van Vaerenbergh   54'
Vanzeir   73'90+3'
Report Marín   58' (pen.)
Venegas   88'

FinalEdit

Mali  0–2  Nigeria
Report Osimhen   56'
Bamgboye   59'

AwardsEdit

The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament.[18] They were all sponsored by adidas.

Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
  Kelechi Nwakali   Victor Osimhen   Aly Malle
Golden Boot Silver Boot Bronze Boot
  Victor Osimhen   Johannes Eggestein   Samuel Chukwueze
10 goals (2 assists) 4 goals (0 assists) 3 goals (3 assists)
Golden Glove
  Samuel Diarra
FIFA Fair Play Award
  Ecuador

In December 2015, Nigerian Samuel Chukwueze was retroactively awarded the Bronze boot award. Kelechi Nwakali had erroneously been awarded the award immediately following the tournament but as he had played more minutes (630) than Chukwueze (535) in the tournament the award was re-allocated.[19]

Final rankingEdit

As per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-outs are counted as draws.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1   Nigeria 7 6 0 1 23 5 +18 18 Champions
2   Mali 7 5 1 1 12 4 +8 16 Runners-up
3   Belgium 7 4 1 2 9 8 +1 13 Third place
4   Mexico 7 4 1 2 14 9 +5 13 Fourth place
5   Ecuador 5 3 0 2 10 6 +4 9 Eliminated in
Quarter-finals
6   Brazil 5 3 0 2 5 5 0 9
7   Croatia 5 2 2 1 7 5 +2 8
8   Costa Rica 5 1 2 2 4 5 −1 5
9   France 4 3 1 0 14 4 +10 10 Eliminated in
Round of 16
10   Russia 4 2 1 1 6 5 +1 7
11   South Korea 4 2 1 1 2 2 0 7
12   Germany 4 2 0 2 9 5 +4 6
13   Chile (H) 4 1 1 2 7 11 −4 4
14   North Korea 4 1 1 2 3 7 −4 4
15   New Zealand 4 1 1 2 3 8 −5 4
16   Australia 4 1 1 2 3 11 −8 4
17   Paraguay 3 1 0 2 8 7 +1 3 Eliminated in
Group stage
18   England 3 0 2 1 1 2 −1 2
19   Guinea 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
19   South Africa 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
21   United States 3 0 1 2 3 8 −5 1
22   Syria 3 0 1 2 1 8 −7 1
23   Honduras 3 0 0 3 2 8 −6 0
24   Argentina 3 0 0 3 1 8 −7 0
Source: Techn Report p. 81
(H) Host.

GoalscorersEdit

10 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

MarketingEdit

SponsorshipEdit

FIFA partners
National suppliers

Mascot and anthemEdit

The official mascot, a young boy named Brochico, and anthem, composed by DJ Méndez, were unveiled on 9 July 2015.[20]

BroadcastingEdit

USAEdit

Fox Sports: English language, Telemundo: Spanish language[21]

BulgariaEdit

BNT[21]

CanadaEdit

TSN.[21]

GermanyEdit

ARD and ZDF.[21]

IndonesiaEdit

Rajawali Televisi

LaosEdit

TVLAO

United KingdomEdit

BBC, ITV, Eurosport.[21]

New ZealandEdit

Sky Sport

South Africa, Sub Sahara Africa and NigeriaEdit

Startimes Sports[21]

South KoreaEdit

SBS, KBS, and MBC[21]

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