1997 FIFA U-17 World Championship

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1997 FIFA U-17 World Cup
FIFA U-17 World Championship Egypt 1997
1997 FIFA U-17 بطولة العالم
Tournament details
Host country Egypt
Dates 4 - 21 September
Teams 16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Brazil (1st title)
Runners-up  Ghana
Third place  Spain
Fourth place  Germany
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 117 (3.66 per match)
Attendance 633,000 (19,781 per match)
Top scorer(s) Spain David
Best player Spain Sergio
Ecuador 1995
New Zealand 1999

The FIFA U-17 World Championship 1997, the seventh edition of the tournament, was held in the cities of Cairo, Ismailia, Alexandria, and Port Said in Egypt between 4 September and 21 September 1997. Players born after 1 January 1980 could participate in this tournament.

Venues[edit]

City Stadium Capacity
Cairo Cairo International Stadium 74,100
Port Said Port Said Stadium 22,000
Alexandria Alexandria Stadium 20,000
Ismailia Ismailia Stadium 16,500

Teams[edit]

 Oman Top three teams of the
AFC U-17 Championship 1996
 Thailand
 Bahrain
 Mali Top two teams of the
1997 African Under-17 Championship
 Ghana
 Mexico Top three teams of the
1996 CONCACAF U-17 Championship
 United States
 Costa Rica
 Brazil Top three teams of the
Sudamericano Sub-17 1997
 Argentina
 Chile
 New Zealand Winner of the OFC U-17 Qualifying Tournament 1997
 Spain Top three teams of the
1997 UEFA European Under-16 Football Championship
 Austria
 Germany
 Egypt Host

Squads[edit]

Matches[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Germany 3 2 1 0 5 1 4 7
 Egypt 3 1 2 0 5 4 1 5
 Chile 3 1 1 1 7 4 3 4
 Thailand 3 0 0 3 4 12 -8 0


4 September 1997
20:30
Egypt  3 – 2  Thailand
Belal Goal 16'46'
Arabi Goal 65'
Report Tongdee Goal 30'
Suksomkit Goal 67'

5 September 1997
20:30
Chile  0 – 1  Germany
Report Adzic Goal 81'

7 September 1997
18:15
Egypt  1 – 1  Chile
Abou Goal 37' Report Villalobos Goal 69'

7 September 1997
20:30
Thailand  0 – 3  Germany
Report Deisler Goal 27'
Kehl Goal 63'
Hofmann Goal 84'

10 September 1997
20:30
Egypt  1 – 1  Germany
Ezz Goal 66' Report Auer Goal 76'

10 September 1997
20:30
Thailand  2 – 6  Chile
Matong Goal 45+2'
Suksomkit Goal 82'
Report Viveros Goal 41'62'
Maldonado Goal 52' (pen.)
Mirosević Goal 67'
Alvarez Goal 83'
Zuniga Goal 89'
Ismailia Stadium, Ismailia
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Jacek Granat (Poland)

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 3 3 0 0 17 2 15 9
 Mali 3 2 0 1 7 2 5 6
 Mexico 3 1 0 2 8 6 2 3
 New Zealand 3 0 0 3 0 22 -22 0
6 September 1997
18:15
New Zealand  0 – 4  Mali
Report Guindo Goal 33'
Mah. Diarra Goal 64'
Keita Goal 70'88'
Ismailia Stadium, Ismailia
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Jacek Granat (Poland)

6 September 1997
20:30
Mexico  2 – 3  Spain
Arce Goal 66'
Santibanez Goal 66'
Report David Goal 14'84' (pen.)
Mateos Goal 31'

8 September 1997
20:30
New Zealand  0 – 5  Mexico
Report Martinez Goal 12'
Salcedo Goal 32'
Gomez Goal 41'47'
Santibanez Goal 85'

8 September 1997
18:15
Mali  0 – 1  Spain
Report David Goal 85'
Ismailia Stadium, Ismailia
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Horacio Elizondo (Argentina)

11 September 1997
20:30
New Zealand  0 – 13  Spain
Report Sanchez Goal 23'29'
Mateos Goal 28'64'
Sergio Goal 36' (pen.)
David Goal 43'45+3'47'49'
Royo Goal 62'
Ander Goal 71'
Corona Goal 87'
Lopez Goal 90+1'

11 September 1997
20:30
Mali  3 – 1  Mexico
D. Coulibaly Goal 40'
Keita Goal 54'85'
Report Perez Goal 64'


Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 3 3 0 0 13 1 12 9
 Oman 3 2 0 1 8 4 4 6
 United States 3 1 0 2 4 7 -3 3
 Austria 3 0 0 3 1 14 -13 0
6 September 1997
13:45
Oman  4 – 0  United States
Al Harbi Goal 15'
J. Al Mukhaini Goal 39'
Mohamed Goal 46'52'
Report

6 September 1997
16:00
Austria  0 – 7  Brazil
Report Diogo Goal 8'
Fabio Pinto Goal 13'
Geovani Goal 16'
Ferrugem Goal 38'
Matuzalem Goal 44'
Ronaldinho Goal 75' (pen.)
Anailson Goal 85' (pen.)

8 September 1997
16:00
Oman  3 – 1  Austria
Nairooz Goal 18'
Mohamed Goal 45+1' (69)
Report Ziervogel Goal 74'

8 September 1997
13:45
United States  0 – 3  Brazil
Report Jorginho Goal 66'
Adiel Goal 85'
Matuzalem Goal 90'
Alexandria Stadium, Alexandria
Attendance: 19,000
Referee: Rene Temmink (Netherlands)

11 September 1997
16:00
Oman  1 – 3  Brazil
Mohamed Goal 53' Report Jorginho Goal 50'
Fabio Pinto Goal 66'
Geovani Goal 84'
Alexandria Stadium, Alexandria
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Gilberto Alcala (Mexico)

11 September 1997
16:00
United States  4 – 0  Austria
Rupsis Goal 6'
Twellman Goal 56'67'
Steven Totten Goal 82'
Report

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Ghana 3 2 1 0 7 1 6 7
 Argentina 3 2 1 0 3 0 3 7
 Bahrain 3 1 0 2 4 8 -4 3
 Costa Rica 3 0 0 3 1 6 -5 0


5 September 1997
13:45
Argentina  0 – 0  Ghana
Report
Port Said Stadium, Port Said
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Lu Jun (China)

5 September 1997
16:00
Costa Rica  1 – 3  Bahrain
Esquivel Goal 67' Report Al Dosari Goal 64' (pen.)
Amer Goal 79'
Rashed Goal 84'

7 September 1997
16:00
Argentina  1 – 0  Costa Rica
Galletti Goal 59' Report
Port Said Stadium, Port Said
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Terje Hauge (Norway)

7 September 1997
13:45
Ghana  5 – 1  Bahrain
Eku Goal 5'
Ansah Goal 8'
Afriyie Goal 52'
A. Quaye Goal 77'
Abbey Goal 89'
Report Yaser Amer Goal 71'
Port Said Stadium, Port Said
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Lubos Michel (Slovakia)

10 September 1997
13:45
Argentina  2 – 0  Bahrain
Marchant Goal 42'
Marchano Goal 72'
Report
Port Said Stadium, Port Said
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Ian McLeod (South Africa)

10 September 1997
13:45
Ghana  2 – 0  Costa Rica
A. Quaye Goal 12'
Coffie Goal 61'
Report

Knockout Stage[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
September 14 - Alexandria        
  Brazil  2
September 18 - Ismailia
  Argentina  0  
  Germany  0
September 14 - Cairo
    Brazil  4  
  Germany  0 (4)
September 21 - Cairo
  Mali  0 (3)  
  Brazil  2
September 15 - Port Said
    Ghana  1
  Ghana  4
September 18 - Cairo
  Oman  1  
  Ghana  2 Third place
September 15 - Ismailia
    Spain  1  
  Spain  2   Spain  2
  Egypt  1     Germany  1
September 21 - Cairo

Quarterfinals[edit]

14 September 1997
16:00
Brazil  2 – 0  Argentina
Fabio Pinto Goal 44'83' Report
Alexandria Stadium, Alexandria
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Jacek Granat (Poland)

14 September 1997
20:30
Germany  0 – 0 (a.e.t.)  Mali
Report
  Penalties  
Adzic Penalty scored
Deisler Penalty scored
Miedl Penalty scored
Truckenbrod Penalty scored
4 – 2 Penalty missed Y. Coulibaly
Penalty scored Camara
Penalty scored Guindo
Penalty scored Karambe
Penalty missed Keita
Cairo International Stadium, Cairo
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Lu Jun (China)

15 September 1997
16:00
Ghana  4 – 1  Oman
Al Mukhaini Goal 25' (o.g.)
Coffie Goal 42'
Afriyie Goal 79'
A. Quaye Goal 88'
Report Al Amri Goal 57'
Port Said Stadium, Port Said
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Rene Temmink (Netherlands)

15 September 1997
20:30
Spain  2 – 1  Egypt
Sergio Goal 28'
Camacho Goal 66'
Report Belal Goal 31'

Semifinals[edit]

18 September 1997
16:00
Germany  0 – 4  Brazil
Report Adiel Goal 4'
Geovanie Goal 85'
Ferrugem Goal 86'
Ronaldinho Goal 88' (pen.)
Ismailia Stadium, Ismailia
Attendance: 8,500
Referee: Ian McLeod (South Africa)

18 September 1997
20:30
Spain  1 – 2  Ghana
Sousa Goal 35' Report Attram Goal 47'
Owusu Afriyie Goal 79'

Playoff for 3rd place[edit]

21 September 1997
15:30
Germany  1 – 2  Spain
Adzic Goal 59' (pen.) Report Ander Goal 30'
Sousa Goal 85' (pen.)

Final[edit]

21 September 1997
18:15
Brazil  2 – 1  Ghana
Matuzalem Goal 63'
Andrey Goal 87'
Report Afriyie Goal 39'
Cairo International Stadium, Cairo
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Terje Hauge (Norway)

Result[edit]

 1997 FIFA U-17 World Championship Winners 

Brazil
First title

Top goalscorers[edit]

Team Players Goals
Spain David Rodriguez-Fraile 7
Oman Hashim Saleh 5
Mali Seydou Keita 4
Ghana Owusu Afriyie 4
Brazil Fabio Pinto 4

Final ranking[edit]

  1.  Brazil
  2.  Ghana
  3.  Spain
  4.  Germany
  5.  Egypt
  6.  Oman
  7.  Mali
  8.  Argentina
  9.  Chile
  10.  Thailand
  11.  Mexico
  12.  United States
  13.  Austria
  14.  Bahrain
  15.  Costa Rica
  16.  New Zealand

External links[edit]