1997 South American Under-17 Football Championship

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The 1997 South American Under-17 Football Championship was played in Paraguay from 28 February to 16 March 1997.

The host of the competition were the cities of Asunción, Pedro Juan Caballero and Encarnación.

Sandro Hiroshi was banned for 180 days in 1999 when it was discovered that his age had been falsified in the 1997 tournament.[1] Brazil did not face team sanctions as the federation argued that Hiroshi acted without its authorization.

First round[edit]

The 10 national teams were divided in 2 groups of 5 teams each. The top 2 teams qualified for the final round.

Group A[edit]

Team Pts M W D L GF GC
 Argentina 9 4 3 0 1 11 4
 Paraguay 9 4 3 0 1 7 2
 Ecuador 7 4 2 1 1 8 6
 Venezuela 3 4 1 0 3 1 11
 Peru 1 4 0 1 3 2 6
28 February 1997
Venezuela 0:2 Ecuador Encarnación
Paraguay 1:0 Peru Encarnación
2 March 1997
Argentina 6:0 Venezuela Encarnación
Paraguay 1:2 Ecuador Encarnación
4 March 1997
Ecuador 2:3 Argentina Encarnación
Peru 0:1 Venezuela Encarnación
6 March 1997
Argentina 2:0 Peru Encarnación
Paraguay 3:0 Venezuela Encarnación
8 March 1997
Ecuador 2:2 Peru Encarnación
Paraguay 2:0 Argentina Encarnación

Group B[edit]

Team Pts M W D L GF GC
 Brazil 8 4 2 2 0 8 3
 Chile 7 4 2 1 1 9 3
 Colombia 7 4 2 1 1 5 2
 Uruguay 6 4 2 0 2 4 4
 Bolivia 0 4 0 0 4 1 15
1 March 1997
Bolivia 0:2 Colombia Pedro Juan Caballero
Brazil 1:1 Chile Pedro Juan Caballero
3 March 1997
Brazil 4:0 Bolivia Pedro Juan Caballero
Uruguay 1:0 Chile Pedro Juan Caballero
5 March 1997
Bolivia 1:7 Chile Pedro Juan Caballero
Uruguay 0:2 Colombia Pedro Juan Caballero
7 March 1997
Brazil 1:1 Colombia Pedro Juan Caballero
Uruguay 2:0 Bolivia Pedro Juan Caballero
9 March 1997
Brazil 2:1 Uruguay Pedro Juan Caballero
Chile 1:0 Colombia Pedro Juan Caballero

Final round[edit]

The final round were played in the same system that first round, with the best 4 teams.

Team Pts PJ PG PE PP GF GC
 Brazil 9 3 3 0 0 12 4
 Argentina 4 3 1 1 1 4 2
 Chile 3 3 1 0 2 5 9
 Paraguay 1 3 0 1 2 1 7
11 March 1997
Argentina 3:0 Chile Asunción
Brazil 5:0 Paraguay Asunción
13 March 1997
Argentina 0:0 Paraguay Asunción
Brazil 5:3 Chile Asunción
16 March 1997
Argentina 1:2 Brazil Asunción
Paraguay 1:2 Chile Asunción


 1997 South American Under-17 Football Champions 

Brazil
4th title

Top goalscorers[edit]

Team Players Goals
Brazil Geovanni 4
Chile Milovan Mirosevic 4
Chile Juan Viveros 4

Ideal Team of the Tournament[edit]

Team Players Position
Argentina Franco Costanzo GK
Brazil Janiro DF
Paraguay Paulo da Silva DF
Argentina Gabriel Milito DF
Brazil Jorginho DF
Brazil Ferrugem MD
Brazil Tacio MD
Brazil Ronaldinho Gaucho MD
Chile Milovan Mirosevic MD
Chile Juan Viveros FW
Argentina Luciano Galletti FW

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reuters (3 December 1999). "ESPN.com - SOCCER - Ineligible players could be costly". ESPN. Retrieved 6 June 2014.