1997 FIFA World Youth Championship

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1997 FIFA World Youth Championship
Piala Dunia B-20 FIFA 1997
Tournament details
Host country Malaysia
Dates June 16 – July 5
Teams 24 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Argentina (3rd title)
Runners-up  Uruguay
Third place  Republic of Ireland
Fourth place  Ghana
Tournament statistics
Matches played 52
Goals scored 165 (3.17 per match)
Attendance 655,827 (12,612 per match)
Top scorer(s) Brazil Adaílton (10 goals)
Best player Uruguay Nicolás Olivera
Qatar 1995
Nigeria 1999

The 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship was the 11th staging of the FIFA World Youth Championship. It was held from June 16 to July 5, 1997 in Malaysia.

Venues[edit]

Shah Alam Kuching Alor Setar
Shah Alam Stadium Sarawak Stadium Darul Aman Stadium
Capacity: 80,000 Capacity: 40,000 Capacity: 32,387
SAStadium.png Stadium Scene.JPG SDA.JPG
Location of venues of 1997 FIFA Youth Championship
Kuantan Kangar Johor Bahru
Darulmakmur Stadium Utama Stadium Tan Sri Hassan Yunus Stadium
Capacity: 40,000 Capacity: 20,000 Capacity: 30,000
Darul Makmur Stadium.jpg Kangar capital of perlis.jpg Singapore-Johor Causeway.jpg

Qualification[edit]

The following 24 teams qualified for the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship. Host Malaysia did not have to qualify for the tournament.

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) AFC Youth Championship 1996  China PR
 Japan
 South Korea
 United Arab Emirates1
CAF (Africa) 1997 African Youth Championship  Ivory Coast
 Ghana
 Morocco
 South Africa1
CONCACAF
(North, Central America & Caribbean)
1996 CONCACAF U-20 Tournament  Canada
 Costa Rica
 Mexico
 United States
CONMEBOL (South America) 1997 South American Youth Championship  Argentina
 Brazil
 Paraguay
 Uruguay
OFC (Oceania) 1997 OFC U-20 Championship  Australia
UEFA (Europe) 1996 UEFA European Under-18 Football Championship  Belgium1
 England
 France
 Hungary
 Republic of Ireland
 Spain
Host nation  Malaysia1
1.^ Teams that made their debut.

Squads[edit]

For a list of all squads that played in the final tournament, see 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship squads

Group stages[edit]

The 24 teams were split into six groups of four teams. Six group winners, six second place finishers and the four best third place finishers qualify for the knockout round.

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners, runners-up, and best four third-placed teams advance to the Round of 16

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Uruguay 7 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5
 Morocco 5 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2
 Belgium 4 3 1 1 1 4 4 0
 Malaysia 0 3 0 0 3 2 9 −7
June 16, 1997
21:00
Malaysia  1–3  Morocco
Safri 10' (o.g.) (Report) Sektioui 14'
Khamma 33'
El Barodi 93'
Shah Alam Stadium, Shah Alam
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Gilles Veissière (France)

June 17, 1997
20:00
Uruguay  3–0  Belgium
Podestá 41'
Coelho 56', 79'
(Report)

June 19, 1997
17:30
Malaysia  1–3  Uruguay
Nik Ahmad Fadly Nik Leh 11' (Report) Zalayeta 24'
Khairun Haled Masrom 39' (o.g.)
López 77'
Shah Alam Stadium, Shah Alam
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Gilles Veissière (France)

June 19, 1997
20:00
Morocco  1–1  Belgium
Termina 79' (Report) Van Handenhoven 60'
Shah Alam Stadium, Shah Alam
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Ubaldo Aquino (Paraguay)

June 22, 1997
17:30
Malaysia  0–3  Belgium
(Report) Van Handenhoven 10', 30'
Remacle 83'
Shah Alam Stadium, Shah Alam
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Ubaldo Aquino (Paraguay)

June 22, 1997
20:00
Morocco  0–0  Uruguay
(Report)
Shah Alam Stadium, Shah Alam
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Kim Young-Joo (South Korea)

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Brazil 9 3 3 0 0 15 3 +12
 France 6 3 2 0 1 8 7 +1
 South Africa 1 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4
 South Korea 1 3 0 1 2 5 14 −9
June 17, 1997
16:30
South Korea  0–0  South Africa
(Report)
Sarawak Stadium, Kuching
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Georg Dardenne (Germany)

June 17, 1997
20:45
France  0–3  Brazil
(Report) Alex 5'
Adaílton 61'
Silvestre 90' (o.g.)
Sarawak Stadium, Kuching
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Nik Ahmad Haji Yaakub (Malaysia)

June 19, 1997
16:30
South Korea  2–4  France
Park Jin-Sub 54', 68' (pen.) (Report) Henry 1', 10'
Trézéguet 2', 52'
Sarawak Stadium, Kuching
Attendance: 3,246
Referee: Peter Prendergast (Jamaica)

June 19, 1997
19:15
South Africa  0–2  Brazil
(Report) Adaílton 53', 57'
Sarawak Stadium, Kuching
Attendance: 7,939
Referee: Georg Dardenne (Germany)

June 22, 1997
16:30
South Korea  3–10  Brazil
Lee Kwan-Woo 56'
Chung Seok-Keun 73'
Lee Jung-Min 89'
(Report) Fernandão 19', 42'
Adaílton 30', 32' (pen.), 35' (pen.), 39', 63', 69'
Zé Elias [1] 68', 82'

June 22, 1997
19:15
South Africa  2–4  France
Hartley 42', 90' (Report) Trézéguet 22', 61'
Henry 83'
Luccin 89'
Sarawak Stadium, Kuching
Attendance: 9,757
Referee: Peter Prendergast (Jamaica)

Group C[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Ghana 7 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2
 Republic of Ireland 4 3 1 1 1 4 4 0
 United States 3 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1
 China PR 2 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1
June 17, 1997
17:30
Ghana  2–1  Republic of Ireland
Gambo 27'
Mouktar 66'
(Report) Molloy 51'
Darul Aman Stadium, Alor Setar
Attendance: 5,100
Referee: Oscar Ruiz (Colombia)

June 17, 1997
20:00
China PR  0–1  United States
(Report) West 90'
Darul Aman Stadium, Alor Setar
Attendance: 9,769
Referee: Amand Ancion (Belgium)

June 19, 1997
17:30
Ghana  1–1  China PR
Appiah 74' (Report) Li Jinyu 43'

June 19, 1997
20:00
Republic of Ireland  2–1  United States
Cummins 6'
Corrales 25' (o.g.)
(Report) Flores 39' (pen.)
Darul Aman Stadium, Alor Setar
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Oscar Ruiz (Colombia)

June 22, 1997
17:30
Ghana  1–0  United States
Ofori-Quaye 32' (Report)
Darul Aman Stadium, Alor Setar
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Saad Mane (Kuwait)

June 22, 1997
20:00
Republic of Ireland  1–1  China PR
Cummins 21' (Report) Wang Peng 11'

Group D[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Spain 9 3 3 0 0 8 2 +6
 Japan 4 3 1 1 1 10 7 +3
 Paraguay 2 3 0 2 1 5 6 −1
 Costa Rica 1 3 0 1 2 3 11 −8
June 18, 1997
17:30
Japan  1–2  Spain
Yanagisawa 65' (pen.) (Report) Farinós 23'
Angulo 56'

June 18, 1997
20:00
Costa Rica  1–1  Paraguay
Bryce 45' (Report) Román 59'
Darulmakmur Stadium, Kuantan
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Saad Mane (Kuwait)

June 20, 1997
17:30
Japan  6–2  Costa Rica
Ono 3', 22'
Nakamura 7'
Ono 78'
Fukuda 93'
Nagai 95'
(Report) Ledezma 28'
Solís 59'

June 20, 1997
20:00
Spain  2–1  Paraguay
Deus 30', 78' (Report) Morinigo 65'
Darulmakmur Stadium, Kuantan
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Saad Mane (Kuwait)

June 23, 1997
17:30
Japan  3–3  Paraguay
Ono 31'
Hiroyama 45'
Yanagisawa 62'
(Report) Cáceres 17'
Da Silva 38'
Samudio 67'

June 23, 1997
20:00
Spain  4–0  Costa Rica
Rivera 3'
Albelda 23'
Farinós 24' (pen.)
Ribera 78'
(Report)
Darulmakmur Stadium, Kuantan
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Karl-Erik Nilsson (Sweden)

Group E[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Australia 7 3 2 1 0 5 3 +2
 Argentina 6 3 2 0 1 8 5 +3
 Canada 4 3 1 1 1 3 3 0
 Hungary 0 3 0 0 3 1 6 −5
June 18, 1997
17:30
Hungary  0–3  Argentina
(Report) Romeo 9'
Scaloni 42'
Riquelme 50'
Utama Stadium,[2] Kangar
Attendance: 13,000
Referee: Abderrahim El Arjoun (Morocco)

June 18, 1997
20:00
Australia  0–0  Canada
(Report)
Utama Stadium,[2] Kangar
Attendance: 13,000
Referee: Karl-Erik Nilsson (Sweden)

June 20, 1997
17:30
Hungary  0–1  Australia
(Report) Allsopp 90'
Utama Stadium,[2] Kangar
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Abderrahim El Arjoun (Morocco)

June 20, 1997
20:00
Argentina  2–1  Canada
Romeo 32'
Riquelme 65'
(Report) Bent 43' (pen.)
Utama Stadium,[2] Kangar
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Karl-Erik Nilsson (Sweden)

June 23, 1997
17:30
Hungary  1–2  Canada
Szili 3' (pen.) (Report) De Rosario 6'
Kindel 64'
Utama Stadium,[2] Kangar
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: León Padro Borja (Mexico)

June 23, 1997
20:00
Argentina  3–4  Australia
Romeo 9'
Placente 70'
Riquelme 88' (pen.)
(Report) Salapasidis 39', 40', 55', 90' (pen.)
Utama Stadium,[2] Kangar
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Amand Ancion (Belgium)

Group F[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 England 9 3 3 0 0 8 1 +7
 Mexico 4 3 1 1 1 6 2 +4
 United Arab Emirates 3 3 1 0 2 2 10 −8
 Ivory Coast 1 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3
June 18, 1997
17:30
Mexico  5–0  United Arab Emirates
Lillingston 26', 56' (pen.)
Cariño 40'
Torres 60'
Santacruz 70'
(Report)
Larkin Stadium, Johor Bahru
Attendance: 14,000
Referee: Sándor Piller (Hungary)

June 18, 1997
20:00
Ivory Coast  1–2  England
Cisse 22' (Report) Owen 6' (pen.)
Shepherd 69'
Larkin Stadium, Johor Bahru
Attendance: 14,000
Referee: Intaz Shah (Fiji)

June 20, 1997
17:30
Mexico  1–1  Ivory Coast
Lillingston 44' (Report) Dié 33'
Larkin Stadium, Johor Bahru
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Intaz Shah (Fiji)

June 20, 1997
20:00
United Arab Emirates  0–5  England
(Report) Murphy 7', 35', 50' (pen.)
Owen 52'
Abdulla 60' (o.g.)
Larkin Stadium, Johor Bahru
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Falla N'Doye (Senegal)

June 23, 1997
17:30
Mexico  0–1  England
(Report) Owen 65'
Larkin Stadium, Johor Bahru
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Falla N'Doye (Senegal)

June 23, 1997
20:00
United Arab Emirates  2–0  Ivory Coast
Ali 52'
Kazim 85'
(Report)
Larkin Stadium, Johor Bahru
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Sándor Piller (Hungary)

Ranking of third-placed teams[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Belgium 4 3 1 1 1 4 4 0
 Canada 4 3 1 1 1 3 3 0
 United States 3 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1
 United Arab Emirates 3 3 1 0 2 2 10 −8
 Paraguay 2 3 0 2 1 5 6 −1
 South Africa 1 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4

Knockout stages[edit]

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                           
25 June - Shah Alam            
  Uruguay  3
29 June - Shah Alam
  United States  0  
  Uruguay (PSO)  1 (7)
25 June - Kuching
    France  1 (6)  
  Mexico  0
2 July - Shah Alam
  France  1  
  Uruguay (AET)  3
26 June - Kangar
    Ghana  2  
  Australia  0
29 June - Johor Bahru
  Japan  1  
  Japan  1
26 June - Alor Setar
    Ghana (AET)  2  
  Ghana  3
5 July - Shah Alam
  United Arab Emirates  0  
  Uruguay  1
26 June - Kuantan
    Argentina  2
  Spain  2
29 June - Shah Alam
  Canada  0  
  Spain  0
25 June - Shah Alam
    Republic of Ireland  1  
  Republic of Ireland (AET)  2
2 July - Kuching
  Morocco  1  
  Republic of Ireland  0
26 June - Johor Bahru
    Argentina  1   Third place
  England  1
29 June - Kuching 5 July - Shah Alam
  Argentina  2  
  Argentina  2   Ghana  1
25 June - Kuching
    Brazil  0     Republic of Ireland  2
  Brazil  10
  Belgium  0  

Round of 16[edit]

June 25, 1997
16:15
Brazil  10–0  Belgium
Álvaro 3', 13'
Éder 32'
Alex 41', 48', 85'
Roni 67', 78'
Adaílton 82'
Zé Elias [1] 87'
(Report)
Sarawak Stadium, Kuching
Attendance: 8,267
Referee: Saad Mane (Kuwait)

June 25, 1997
17:30
Uruguay  3–0  United States
Zalayeta 24', 34'
Olivera 41'
(Report)
Shah Alam Stadium, Shah Alam
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Georg Dardenne (Germany)

June 25, 1997
19:15
Mexico  0–1  France
(Report) Luccin 90'
Sarawak Stadium, Kuching
Attendance: 10,101
Referee: Ubaldo Aquino (Paraguay)

June 25, 1997
20:30
Republic of Ireland  2–1 (a.e.t.)  Morocco
Fenn 35'
Duff 97'
(Report) Inman 43' (o.g.)

June 26, 1997
16:30
Australia  0–1  Japan
(Report) Yanagisawa 44'
Utama Stadium,[2] Kangar
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: León Padro Borja (Mexico)

June 26, 1997
17:15
England  1–2  Argentina
Carragher 49' (Report) Riquelme 10' (pen.)
Aimar 26'
Larkin Stadium, Johor Bahru
Attendance: 17,000
Referee: Sándor Piller (Hungary)

June 26, 1997
19:40
Ghana  3–0  United Arab Emirates
Ackon 32'
Sule 79'
Issaka 88'
(Report)
Darul Aman Stadium, Alor Setar
Attendance: 17,000
Referee: Amand Ancion (Belgium)

June 26, 1997
19:40
Spain  2–0  Canada
Deus 77'
Rivera 90'
(Report)

Quarter-finals[edit]

June 29, 1997
17:00
Uruguay  1–1 (a.e.t.)
(7–6 pen.)
 France
Olivera 68' (Report) Trézéguet 27'
Shah Alam Stadium, Shah Alam
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Falla N'Doye (Senegal)

June 29, 1997
17:00
Argentina  2–0  Brazil
Scaloni 79'
Perezlindo 90'
(Report)
Sarawak Stadium, Kuching
Attendance: 34,896
Referee: Gilles Veissière (France)

June 29, 1997
20:00
Spain  0–1  Republic of Ireland
(Report) Molloy 52' (pen.)
Shah Alam Stadium, Shah Alam
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: León Padro Borja (Mexico)

June 29, 1997
20:00
Japan  1–2 (a.e.t.)  Ghana
Yanagisawa 80' (Report) Ansah 9'
Ofori-Quaye 97'
Larkin Stadium, Johor Bahru
Attendance: 18,700
Referee: Ubaldo Aquino (Paraguay)

Semi-finals[edit]

July 2, 1997
16:30
Republic of Ireland  0–1  Argentina
(Report) Romeo 55'
Sarawak Stadium, Kuching
Attendance: 14,976
Referee: Kim Young-Joo (South Korea)

July 2, 1997
20:30
Uruguay  3–2 (a.e.t.)  Ghana
Zalayeta 13'
Coelho 45'
Perea 105'
(Report) Lawson 45'
Melono 78' (o.g.)
Shah Alam Stadium, Shah Alam
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Karl-Erik Nilsson (Sweden)

Third place play-off[edit]

July 5, 1997
17:30
Ghana  1–2  Republic of Ireland
Sule 5' (Report) Baker 2'
Duff 33'
Shah Alam Stadium, Shah Alam
Attendance: 28,000
Referee: Peter Prendergast (Jamaica)

Final[edit]

July 5, 1997
20:30
Uruguay  1–2  Argentina
García 15' (Report) Cambiasso 26'
Quintana 43'
Shah Alam Stadium, Shah Alam
Attendance: 62,000
Referee: Saad Mane (Kuwait)

Result[edit]

 FIFA World Youth Championship 1997 Winners 

Argentina
Third title

Awards[edit]

Golden Shoe Golden Ball Fair Play Award
Brazil Adaílton Uruguay Nicolás Olivera  Argentina

Final ranking[edit]

  1.  Argentina
  2.  Uruguay
  3.  Republic of Ireland
  4.  Ghana
  5.  Brazil
  6.  Japan
  7.  Spain
  8.  France
  9.  England
  10.  Australia
  11.  Morocco
  12.  Mexico
  13.  Canada
  14.  Belgium
  15.  United States
  16.  United Arab Emirates
  17.  Paraguay
  18.  China PR
  19.  Ivory Coast
  20.  South Africa
  21.  Costa Rica
  22.  South Korea
  23.  Hungary
  24.  Malaysia

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b The FIFA states him as "Júnior" in the official report.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g The FIFA gives no information on the Stadium used in this match, but the Utama Stadium was the only one suitable by then for a match like this.

External links[edit]