1995 FIFA U-17 World Championship

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1995 FIFA U-17 World Championship
3rd U-17 World Championship for the FIFA/JVC Cup
Copa Mundial de Fútbol Sub-17 de 1995
Tournament details
Host country Ecuador
Dates August 3–20, 1995
Teams 16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Ghana (2nd title)
Runners-up  Brazil
Third place  Argentina
Fourth place  Oman
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 84 (2.63 per match)
Attendance 463,000 (14,469 per match)
Top scorer(s) Oman Mohammed Al-Kathiri
Australia Daniel Allsopp
Best player Oman Mohammed Al-Kathiri
Japan 1993
Egypt 1997

The FIFA U-17 World Championship 1995, the sixth edition of the tournament, was held in the cities of Guayaquil, Portoviejo, Quito, Ibarra, Cuenca, and Riobamba in Ecuador between 3 August and 20 August 1995. Players born after 1 August 1978 could participate in this tournament. Ecuador was originally to have hosted the 1991 FIFA U-17 World Championship but due to an outbreak of cholera, that tournament was moved to Italy.

Qualified Teams[edit]

Africa (1995 African Under-17 Championship)

Asia (AFC U-17 Championship 1994)

Europe (UEFA U-16 Championship 1995)

North America (CONCACAF U-17 Championship 1994)

South America (Sudamericano Sub-17 1995)

Oceania (OFC U-17 Qualifying Tournament 1995)

Host Nation (Automatic Qualification)

Squads[edit]

For a list of all squads that played in the final tournament, see 1995 FIFA U-17 World Championship squads

Referees[edit]

Matches[edit]

Group A[edit]

Teams GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Ghana 3 3 0 0 5 1 4 9
 Ecuador 3 1 1 1 3 2 1 4
 Japan 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
 United States 3 0 0 3 1 6 -5 0


August 3, 1995
20:15
Ecuador  2–0  United States
Moreira Goal 31'
Corozo Goal 83'
(Report)
Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito
Attendance: 28,000
Referee: Fritz Stuchlik (AUT)

August 3, 1995
18:00
Ghana  1–0  Japan
Kamara Goal 70' (Report)
Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito
Attendance: 28,000
Referee: Leslie Irvine (NIR)

August 5, 1995
18:15
Ecuador  1–2  Ghana
Angulo Goal 32' (Report) Sule Goal 6'
Gambo Goal 68'

August 5, 1995
16:00
United States  1–2  Japan
Redmond Goal 60' (Report) Yamazaki Goal 49'
Takahara Goal 86'
Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Fritz Stuchlik (AUT)

August 8, 1995
20:15
Ecuador  0–0  Japan
(Report)
Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito
Attendance: 34,000
Referee: Said Belqola (MAR)

August 8, 1995
18:00
United States  0–2  Ghana
(Report) Iddrisu Goal 35'
Akwei Goal 65'
Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito
Attendance: 28,000
Referee: Vasyl Melnychuk (UKR)

Group B[edit]

Teams GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Argentina 3 3 0 0 7 0 7 9
 Portugal 3 1 0 2 5 6 -1 3
 Guinea 3 1 0 2 3 6 -3 3
 Costa Rica 3 1 0 2 2 5 -3 3


August 4, 1995
18:00
Argentina  3–0  Portugal
Gatti Goal 5'
La Paglia Goal 19'88' (pen.)
(Report)

August 4, 1995
20:15
Costa Rica  2–0  Guinea
Fonseca Goal 80'
Campos Goal 87'
(Report)

August 6, 1995
13:15
Portugal  2–3  Guinea
Zeferino Goal 11'26' (Report) Bangoura Goal 30'
Conte Goal 48' (pen.)
Keita Goal 65'

August 6, 1995
20:15
Argentina  2–0  Costa Rica
Caserio Goal 62'
Gatti Goal 79'
(Report)

August 9, 1995
18:00
Portugal  3–0  Costa Rica
Vargas Goal 88'90+1'
Adolfo Goal 89'
(Report)

August 9, 1995
20:15
Argentina  2–0  Guinea
Peralta Goal 18'
Aimar Goal 26'
(Report)

Group C[edit]

Teams GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Nigeria 3 2 1 0 5 2 3 7
 Australia 3 1 1 1 5 4 1 4
 Spain 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
 Qatar 3 0 1 2 1 5 -4 1


August 4, 1995
12:00
Nigeria  1–1  Qatar
Anyamkygh Goal 37' (Report) Ghulam Goal 39'

August 4, 1995
14:15
Australia  2–2  Spain
Allsopp Goal 16'73' (Report) Duarte Goal 55' (pen.)
Mista Goal 73'

August 6, 1995
12:00
Nigeria  2–0  Australia
Anyamkygh Goal 59'
Obiorah Goal 90+3'
(Report)

August 6, 1995
14:15
Qatar  0–1  Spain
(Report) Ferrón Goal 83'

August 9, 1995
12:00
Qatar  0–3  Australia
(Report) Kewell Goal 43' (pen.)
Allsopp Goal 48'56'

August 9, 1995
14:15
Nigeria  2–1  Spain
Obiorah Goal 48'
Onwuzuruike Goal 84'
(Report) Duarte Goal 57' (pen.)

Group D[edit]

Teams GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 3 2 1 0 5 0 5 7
 Oman 3 2 1 0 5 1 4 7
 Germany 3 1 0 2 3 6 -3 3
 Canada 3 0 0 3 1 7 -6 0


August 4, 1995
13:00
Brazil  3–0  Germany
Djimi Goal 39'
Carlos Alberto Goal 54'
Juan Goal 63'
(Report)
Estadio Olímpico de Ibarra, Ibarra
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Said Belqola (MAR)

August 4, 1995
15:15
Oman  2–1  Canada
Al-Kathiri Goal 43'62' (pen.) (Report) Bernier Goal 70'

August 6, 1995
14:00
Brazil  0–0  Oman
(Report)
Estadio Olímpico de Ibarra, Ibarra
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Vasyl Melnychuk (UKR)

August 6, 1995
16:15
Germany  3–0  Canada
Brezina Goal 23'
Rost Goal 68'
Bugera Goal 73'
(Report)
Estadio Olímpico de Ibarra, Ibarra
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Said Belqola (MAR)

August 9, 1995
13:00
Germany  0–3  Oman
(Report) Al-Kathiri Goal 4' (pen.)
Al-Siyabi Goal 81'87'

August 9, 1995
15:15
Brazil  2–0  Canada
Bel Goal 2'
Eduardo Goal 46'
(Report)
Estadio Olímpico de Ibarra, Ibarra
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Leslie Irvine (NIR)

Knockout Phase[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
August 12 - Quito        
  Ghana  2
August 17 - Portoviejo
  Portugal  0  
  Ghana  3
August 13 - Portoviejo
    Oman  1  
  Oman  2
August 20 - Guayaquil
  Nigeria  1  
  Ghana  3
August 12 - Guayaquil
    Brazil  2
  Argentina  3
August 17 - Guayaquil
  Ecuador  1  
  Brazil  3 Third place
August 13 - Portoviejo
    Argentina  0  
  Brazil  3   Argentina  2
  Australia  1     Oman  0
August 20 - Guayaquil

Quarterfinals[edit]

August 12, 1995
17:00
Ghana  2–0  Portugal
Bentil Goal 12'
Amaniampong Goal 87'
(Report)

August 12, 1995
20:00
Nigeria  1–2  Oman
Chukwueke Goal 13' (pen.) (Report) Al-Kathiri Goal 32'
Al-Dhabit Goal 49'

August 13, 1995
14:00
Brazil  3–1  Australia
Rodrigo Goal 14'
Kléber Goal 65'
Marco Antônio Goal 75'
(Report) Allsopp Goal 32'

August 13, 1995
17:00
Argentina  3–1  Ecuador
Mercado Goal 36' (o.g.)
Aimar Goal 46'
Gatti Goal 66'
(Report) Ayala Goal 86'
Estadio Monumental, Guayaquil
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Leslie Irvine (NIR)

Semifinals[edit]

August 17, 1995
17:00
Ghana  3–1  Oman
Ansah Goal 38'
Kamara Goal 54'
Iddrisu Goal 72'
(Report) Al-Kathiri 67'

August 17, 1995
20:00
Argentina  0–3  Brazil
(Report) Rodrigo Goal 74'
Rocha Goal 88'
Fabio Goal 90'
Estadio Monumental, Guayaquil
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Fritz Stuchlik (AUT)

Playoff for 3rd place[edit]

August 20, 1995
14:30
Oman  0–2  Argentina
(Report) Gatti Goal 20'
Cambiasso Goal 71'
Estadio Monumental, Guayaquil
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Said Belqola (MAR)

Final[edit]

August 20, 1995
17:00
Ghana  3–2  Brazil
Sule Goal 39'
Iddrisu Goal 45'
Bentil Goal 49'
(Report) Juan Goal 47'
Marco Antônio Goal 90'
Estadio Monumental, Guayaquil
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Leslie Irvine (NIR)

Result[edit]

 1995 FIFA U-17 World Championship Winners 

Ghana
Second title

Top goalscorers[edit]

Team Players Goals
Oman Mohammed Al-Kathiri 5
Australia Daniel Allsopp 5
Argentina Fernando Gatti 4

Final ranking[edit]

  1.  Ghana
  2.  Brazil
  3.  Argentina
  4.  Oman
  5.  Ecuador
  6.  Australia
  7.  Nigeria
  8.  Portugal
  9.  Japan
  10.  United States
  11.  Costa Rica
  12.  Guinea
  13.  Spain
  14.  Qatar
  15.  Germany
  16.  Canada

External links[edit]