1991 FIFA U-17 World Championship

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1991 FIFA U-17 World Championship
1st FIFA U-17 World Championship for the FIFA/JVC Cup
1991 FIFA U-17 Campionato del Mondo
Tournament details
Host country Italy
Dates August 16–31, 1991
Teams 16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Ghana (1st title)
Runners-up  Spain
Third place  Argentina
Fourth place  Qatar
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 81 (2.53 per match)
Attendance 37,000 (1,156 per match)
Top scorer(s) Brazil Adriano
Best player Ghana Nii Lamptey
Scotland 1989
Japan 1993

The 1991 FIFA U-17 World Championship, the fourth edition of the tournament, was held in the cities of Florence, Montecatini Terme, Viareggio, Massa, Carrara, and Livorno in Italy between 16 August and 31 August 1991. Players born after 1 August 1974 can participate in this tournament.

The tournament was originally to be scheduled in Ecuador, but due to the cholera outbreak, it was moved to Italy, which hosted the previous year's World Cup.

Qualified Teams[edit]

Africa (African U-16 Championship 1991)

Asia (AFC U-17 Championship 1990)

Europe (UEFA U-16 Championship 1991)

North America (CONCACAF U-17 Championship 1991)

South America (Sudamericano Sub-17 1991)

Oceania (OFC U-17 Qualifying Tournament 1991)

Host Nation Automatic Qualification

  •  Italy (replacing Ecuador)

Squads[edit]

For a list of all squads that played in the final tournament, see 1991 FIFA U-17 World Championship squads

Referees[edit]

Group stages[edit]

Group A[edit]

Teams Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 United States 9 3 3 0 0 5 1 4
 Argentina 4 3 1 1 1 2 2 0
 Italy 2 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1
 China PR 1 3 0 1 2 4 7 −3
August 16, 1991
18:00
Italy  0–1  United States
(Report) Dunne Goal 18'
Montecatini Terme
Attendance: 3,200
Referee: Ulisses Tavares da Silva

August 17, 1991
21:00
China PR  1–2  Argentina
Gao Fei Goal 58' (Report) Verón Goal 50'
Castellani Goal 77' (pen)
Viareggio
Attendance: 350
Referee: Leif Sundell

August 20, 1991
18:00
Italy  2–2  China PR
Del Piero Goal 30'
Giraldi Goal 67'
(Report) Liang Yu Goal 14'
Huang Yi Goal 73'
Viareggio
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Miguel Angel Salas Castillo

August 20, 1991
20:00
United States  1–0  Argentina
McKeon Goal 23' (Report)
Viareggio
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Rachid Ben Khedija

August 22, 1991
18:00
Italy  0–0  Argentina
(Report)
Viareggio
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Philippe Leduc

August 22, 1991
20:00
United States  3–1  China PR
Beachum Goal 6'
Montoya Goal 37'
McKeon Goal 71'
(Report) Gao Fei Goal 32'
Viareggio
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Nizar Watti

Group B[edit]

Teams Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Australia 6 3 2 0 1 6 4 2
 Qatar 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 0
 Congo 4 3 1 1 1 2 3 −1
 Mexico 3 3 1 0 2 5 6 −1
August 17, 1991
21:00
Congo  0–0  Qatar
(Report)
Carrara
Attendance: 600
Referee: Jorge Osvaldo Orellana Vimos

August 18, 1991
21:00
Australia  4–3  Mexico
Agostino Goal 5'28'29'
Kiratzoglu Goal 17'
(Report) Garza Goal 25'
Toledano Goal 69'74'
Carrara
Attendance: 500
Referee: Lim Kee Chong

August 20, 1991
19:00
Congo  0–2  Australia
(Report) Healey Goal 63'
Kiratzoglu Goal 74'
Carrara
Attendance: 200
Referee: Letchmanasamy Kathirveloo

August 20, 1991
21:00
Qatar  0–1  Mexico
(Report) Toledano Goal 5'
Carrara
Attendance: 200
Referee: Sabino Farina Cespedes

August 22, 1991
19:00
Congo  2–1  Mexico
Kibiti Goal 17'
Tchicaya Goal 31'
(Report) García Goal 71'
Carrara
Attendance: 400
Referee: Mario van der Ende

August 22, 1991
21:00
Qatar  1–0  Australia
Al Tamimi Goal 76' (Report)
Carrara
Attendance: 400
Referee: Juan Bava

Group C[edit]

Teams Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Brazil 9 3 3 0 0 7 0 7
 Germany 4 3 1 1 1 5 5 0
 Sudan 3 3 1 0 2 5 5 0
 United Arab Emirates 1 3 0 1 2 3 10 −7
August 17, 1991
21:00
Sudan  4–1  United Arab Emirates
Saeed Goal 34'
Hussein Goal 36'
Ahmed Goal 37'
Elmustafa Goal 47'
(Report) Mohamed Goal 59'
Massa
Attendance: 250
Referee: Arlington Success

August 18, 1991
19:00
Germany  0–2  Brazil
(Report) Argel Goal 18'
Adriano Goal 39'
Massa
Attendance: 800
Referee: Fabio Baldas

August 20, 1991
19:00
Sudan  1–3  Germany
Ahmed Goal 78' (Report) Sarna Goal 48'
Jaekel Goal 62'75'
Massa
Attendance: 200
Referee: Angelo Amendolia

August 20, 1991
21:00
United Arab Emirates  0–4  Brazil
(Report) Yan Goal 20'
Nene Goal 26'
Adriano Goal 58'62'
Massa
Attendance: 200
Referee: Jan Damgaard

August 22, 1991
19:00
Sudan  0–1  Brazil
(Report) Adriano Goal 73'
Massa
Attendance: 500
Referee: Angelo Amendolia

August 22, 1991
21:00
United Arab Emirates  2–2  Germany
Abdulrahman Goal 12' (pen)
Ibrahim Goal 44'
(Report) Lutz Goal 8'
Sarna Goal 51'
Massa
Attendance: 500
Referee: Jorge Osvaldo Orellana Vimos

Group D[edit]

Teams Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Spain 7 3 2 1 0 9 3 6
 Ghana 7 3 2 1 0 5 2 3
 Uruguay 3 3 1 0 2 1 3 −2
 Cuba 0 3 0 0 3 3 10 −7
August 17, 1991
21:00
Ghana  2–1  Cuba
Lamptey Goal 8'51' (pen) (Report) Sánchez Goal 26'
Livorno
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Omar Al Mehanna

August 18, 1991
21:00
Uruguay  0–1  Spain
(Report) Dani Goal 64'
Livorno
Attendance: 1,400
Referee: Nizar Watti

August 20, 1991
19:00
Ghana  2–0  Uruguay
Gargo Goal 36'
Lamptey Goal 52'
(Report)
Livorno
Attendance: 1,300
Referee: Errol Forbes

August 20, 1991
21:00
Cuba  2–7  Spain
Marten Goal 56'
Casamayor Goal 66'
(Report) Robaina Goal 5'23'
Emilio Carrasco Goal 13'
Murgui Goal 43'
Velasco Goal 52'
Palacios Goal 58'
Ramón Goal 74'
Livorno
Attendance: 1,300
Referee: Fabio Baldas

August 22, 1991
19:00
Ghana  1–1  Spain
Opoku Goal 42' (Report) Gálvez Goal 62'
Livorno
Attendance: 1,300
Referee: Ulisses Tavares da Silva

August 22, 1991
21:00
Cuba  0–1  Uruguay
(Report) López Goal 72'
Livorno
Attendance: 1,300
Referee: Lim Kee Chong

Knockout stages[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
August 25 - Montecatini Terme        
  United States  1 (4)
August 28 - Viareggio
  Qatar (PSO)  1 (5)  
  Qatar  0 (2)
August 25 - Carrara
    Ghana (PSO)  0 (4)  
  Brazil  1
August 31 - Florence
  Ghana  2  
  Ghana  1
August 25 - Viareggio
    Spain  0
  Australia  1
August 28 - Massa
  Argentina  2  
  Argentina  0 Third place
August 25 - Livorno
    Spain  1  
  Spain  3   Qatar  1 (1)
  Germany  1     Argentina (PSO)  1 (4)
August 30 - Montecatini Terme

Quarterfinals[edit]

August 25, 1991
18:00
United States  1–1 (AET)
(4–5 PSO)
 Qatar
Kelly Goal 3' (Report) Bu Goal 14'

August 25, 1991
21:00
Australia  1–2  Argentina
Azconzobal Goal 75' (o.g.) (Report) Comelles Goal 29'55'
Viareggio
Attendance: 1,100
Referee: Fabio Valdas

August 25, 1991
21:00
Brazil  1–2  Ghana
Leandro Goal 42' (Report) Lamptey Goal 36'
Gargo Goal 58'
Carrara
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Leif Sundell

August 25, 1991
21:00
Spain  3–1  Germany
Murgui Goal 59'
Robaina Goal 72'
Josemi Goal 80'
(Report) Babatz Goal 15'
Livorno
Attendance: 1,100
Referee: Nizar Watti

Semifinals[edit]

August 28, 1991
18:00
Qatar  0–0 (AET)
(2–4 PSO)
 Ghana
(Report)
Viareggio
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Fabio Baldas

August 28, 1991
21:00
Argentina  0–1  Spain
(Report) Murgui Goal 22'
Massa
Attendance: 1,100
Referee: Jan Damgaard

Third place play-off[edit]

August 30, 1991
18:00
Qatar  1–1 (AET)
(1–4 PSO)
 Argentina
Al Bedaid Goal 60' (Report) Akselman Goal 80'
Montecatini Terme
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Mario van der Ende

Final[edit]

August 31, 1991
18:00
Ghana  1–0  Spain
Duah Goal 77' (Report)
Florence
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Leif Sundell

Result[edit]

 FIFA U-17 World Championship 1991 Winners 

Ghana
First title

Awards[edit]

Golden Shoe Golden Ball FIFA Fair Play
Brazil Adriano (4 goals) Ghana Nii Lamptey  Argentina

Final ranking[edit]

  1.  Ghana
  2.  Spain
  3.  Argentina
  4.  Qatar
  5.  United States
  6.  Brazil
  7.  Australia
  8.  Germany
  9.  Congo
  10.  Sudan
  11.  Mexico
  12.  Uruguay
  13.  Italy
  14.  China PR
  15.  United Arab Emirates
  16.  Cuba

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