1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship

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1999 FIFA U-17 World Cup
FIFA U-17 World Championship New Zealand 1999
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Tournament details
Host country New Zealand
Dates 10–27 November
Teams 16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Brazil (2nd title)
Runners-up  Australia
Third place  Ghana
Fourth place  United States
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 93 (2.91 per match)
Attendance 216,853 (6,777 per match)
Top scorer(s) Ghana Ishmael Addo
(7 goals)
Best player United States Landon Donovan
1997
2001

The FIFA U-17 World Championship 1999, the eighth edition of the tournament, was held in the cities of Auckland, Christchurch, Napier, and Dunedin in New Zealand between 10 November and 27 November 1999. Players born after 1 January 1982 could participate in this tournament.

Venues[edit]

City / Town Stadium Host club(s) Capacity
Auckland North Harbour Stadium 25,000
Napier McLean Park 21,000
Christchurch Queen Elizabeth II Park Christchurch United 20,000
Dunedin Carisbrook 29,000

New Zealand's capital city Wellington was not allocated any matches as the city's only venue at the time - Athletic Park - was not deemed adequate by FIFA as a match venue.

Teams[edit]

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) AFC U-17 Championship 1998  Thailand
 Qatar
CAF (Africa) 1999 African Under-17 Championship  Ghana
 Burkina Faso1
 Mali
CONCACAF
(Central, North America and Caribbean)
1999 CONCACAF U-17 Tournament  Jamaica1
 Mexico
 United States
CONMEBOL (South America) 1999 South American Under 17 Football Championship  Brazil
 Paraguay1
 Uruguay
OFC (Oceania) 1999 OFC U-17 Qualifying Tournament  Australia
UEFA (Europe) 1999 UEFA European Under-16 Football Championship  Spain
 Poland
 Germany
Host nation  New Zealand

 Australia qualified for the tournament after two-leg playoff matches with 3rd Place winner of AFC U-17 Championship 1998,  Bahrain

1.^ Teams that made their debut.

Matches[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 United States 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7
 Uruguay 3 1 1 1 6 2 +4 4
 New Zealand 3 1 0 2 3 8 -5 3
 Poland 3 0 2 1 3 4 -1 2


10 November 1999
19:30
New Zealand  1 – 2  United States
Mulligan Goal 16' Report Thompson Goal 69'
DonovanGoal 74'
North Harbour Stadium, Auckland
Attendance: 14,103
Referee: Wolfgang Stark (Germany)

11 November 1999
19:30
Uruguay  1 – 1  Poland
Alvarez Goal 46' Report Madej Goal 51'
North Harbour Stadium, Auckland
Attendance: 3,623
Referee: Hichem Guirat (Tunisia)

13 November 1999
13:45
New Zealand  0 – 5  Uruguay
Report Lapolla Goal 42'
Peralta Goal 45+1'
Leal Goal 63'
Martinez Goal 71'
Meneses Goal 77'
North Harbour Stadium, Auckland
Attendance: 10,265
Referee: Costas Kapitanis (Cyprus)

13 November 1999
16:00
United States  1 – 1  Poland
Donovan Goal 89' (pen.) Report Madej Goal 43' (pen.)
North Harbour Stadium, Auckland
Attendance: 10,265
Referee: Robert Troxler Ayala (Paraguay)

16 November 1999
18:00
Poland  1 – 2  New Zealand
Mierzejewski Goal 88' Report Mulligan Goal 53'
Pearce Goal 64'
North Harbour Stadium, Auckland
Attendance: 7,643
Referee: Edgar Rangel Perez (Mexico)

16 November 1999
20:15
United States  1 – 0  Uruguay
Onyewu Goal 90' Report
North Harbour Stadium, Auckland
Attendance: 7,643
Referee: Kyros Vassaras (Greece)

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Ghana 3 2 1 0 12 2 +10 7
 Mexico 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 6
 Spain 3 1 1 1 7 2 +5 4
 Thailand 3 0 0 3 1 17 -16 0


11 November 1999
16:00
Ghana  1 – 1  Spain
Atiku Goal 45+2' Report Mario Goal 90+7'
McLean Park, Napier
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Toru Kamikawa (Japan)

11 November 1999
18:15
Mexico  4 – 0  Thailand
Estrada Goal 7'
Galindo Goal 38'
Ramirez Goal 53'
Grijalva Goal 76'
Report
McLean Park, Napier
Attendance: 3,950
Referee: Bruce Edward Grimshaw (New Zealand)

13 November 1999
13:45
Spain  6 – 0  Thailand
Aitor Goal 35'44'90+1'
Albert Crusat Goal 42'
Ernesto Goal 45+1'
Jonathan Aspas Goal 80'
Report
McLean Park, Napier
Attendance: 5,200
Referee: Noel Bynoe (Trinidad & Tobago)

13 November 1999
16:00
Ghana  4 – 0  Mexico
Lamptey Goal 38'75'
Atiku Goal 71'89'
Report
McLean Park, Napier
Attendance: 5,200
Referee: Bruce Edward Grimshaw (New Zealand)

16 November 1999
16:00
Thailand  1 – 7  Ghana
Suriya Goal 62' Report Don-Bortey Goal 7'16'50'
Addo Goal 22'28'52'
Obodai Goal 90+1'
McLean Park, Napier
Attendance: 4,056
Referee: Mark Shield (Australia)

16 November 1999
18:15
Spain  0 – 1  Mexico
Report Vallejo Goal 38'
McLean Park, Napier
Attendance: 4,056
Referee: Byron Moreno (Ecuador)

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Australia 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
 Brazil 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
 Germany 3 0 2 1 1 2 -1 2
 Mali 3 0 2 1 0 1 -1 2


12 November 1999
13:45
Brazil  2 – 1  Australia
Marquinhos Goal 31'
Carlos Henrique Goal 66'
Report MacAllister Goal 81'
QE II Stadium, Christchurch
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Tomasz Mikulski (Poland)

12 November 1999
16:00
Mali  0 – 0  Germany
Report
QE II Stadium, Christchurch
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Byron Moreno (Ecuador)

14 November 1999
16:00
Australia  2 – 1  Germany
Cansdell-Sherriff Goal 66'
Byrnes Goal 70'
Report Haas Goal 9'
QE II Stadium, Christchurch
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Issack Abdulkadir (Tanzania)

14 November 1999
18:15
Brazil  0 – 0  Mali
Report
QE II Stadium, Christchurch
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Edgar Rangel Perez (Mexico)

17 November 1999
16:00
Germany  0 – 0  Brazil
Report
QE II Stadium, Christchurch
Attendance: 6,500
Referee: Hichem Guirat (Tunisia)

17 November 1999
18:15
Australia  1 – 0  Mali
McDonald Goal 23' Report
QE II Stadium, Christchurch
Attendance: 6,500
Referee: Carlos Batres (Guatemala)

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Paraguay 3 2 1 0 9 2 +7 7
 Qatar 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6
 Burkina Faso 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
 Jamaica 3 0 0 3 0 10 -10 0


12 November 1999
18:00
Jamaica  0 – 1  Burkina Faso
Report Compaore Goal 12'
Carisbrook, Dunedin
Attendance: 5,173
Referee: Kyros Vassaras (Greece)

12 November 1999
20:15
Paraguay  2 – 0  Qatar
Fretes Goal 37'
Guzman Goal 57'
Report
Carisbrook, Dunedin
Attendance: 5,173
Referee: Mark Shield (Australia)

14 November 1999
18:00
Burkina Faso  1 – 2  Qatar
Kabore Goal 57' Report Hamza Goal 16' (pen.)37'
Carisbrook, Dunedin
Attendance: 4,662
Referee: Carlos Batres (Guatemala)

14 November 1999
20:15
Jamaica  0 – 5  Paraguay
Report Ferreira Goal 11'
da Silva Goal 15'80' (pen.)
Cabrera Goal 30'
Figueredo Goal 43'
Carisbrook, Dunedin
Attendance: 4,662
Referee: Taj Addin Fares (Syria)

17 November 1999
18:00
Qatar  4 – 0  Jamaica
Hamza Goal 52'63'
Abuhamda Goal 69'
Budawood Goal 90+1'
Report
Carisbrook, Dunedin
Attendance: 2,180
Referee: Costas Kapitanis (Cyprus)

17 November 1999
20:15
Burkina Faso  2 – 2  Paraguay
Ouedraogo Goal 50'53' Report Cabrera Goal 4'
Ferreira Goal 45'
Carisbrook, Dunedin
Attendance: 2,180
Referee: Wolfgang Stark (Germany)

Knockout stage[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
20 November - Auckland        
  United States  3
24 November - Christchurch
  Mexico  2  
  United States  2 (6)
21 November - Christchurch
    Australia (pen.)  2 (7)  
  Australia  1
27 November - Auckland
  Qatar  0  
  Brazil (pen.)  0 (8)
20 November - Napier
    Australia  0 (7)
  Ghana (a.e.t.)  3
24 November - Auckland
  Uruguay  2  
  Ghana  2 (2) Third place
21 November - Dunedin
    Brazil (pen.)  2 (4)  
  Paraguay  1   Ghana  2
  Brazil  4     United States  0
27 November - Auckland

Quarterfinals[edit]

20 November 1999
16:00
United States  3 – 2  Mexico
Beasley Goal 38'
Cila Goal 43'
Beckerman Goal 48'
Report Vallejeo Goal 2'
Yanez Goal 70'

21 November 1999
14:00
Australia  1 – 0  Qatar
Di Iorio Goal 55' Report
QE II Stadium, Christchurch
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Wolfgang Stark (Germany)

20 November 1999
16:00
Ghana  3 – 2 (a.e.t.)  Uruguay
Addo Goal 35'107'
Novegil Goal 45+1' (o.g.)
Report Olivera Goal 9'
Leal Goal 65'
McLean Park, Napier
Attendance: 5,600
Referee: Edgar Rangel Perez (Mexico)

21 November 1999
16:00
Paraguay  1 – 4  Brazil
Da Silva Goal 42' Report Leonardo Goal 26'37'56'
Caca Goal 90'
Carisbrook, Dunedin
Attendance: 7,251
Referee: Taj Addin Fares (Syria)

Semifinals[edit]


24 November 1999
19:30
Ghana  2 – 2 (a.e.t.)  Brazil
Lamptey Goal 66'
Addo Goal 81'
Report Leonardo Goal 26'
Tetteh Goal 28' (o.g.)
  Penalties  
Essien Penalty scored
Don-Bortey Penalty missed
Obodai Penalty missed
Nkrumah Penalty scored
2 – 4 Penalty scored Leonardo
Penalty scored Marquinhos
Penalty scored Eduardo Costa
Penalty missed Walker
Penalty scored Ricardo
North Harbour Stadium, Auckland
Attendance: 12,451
Referee: Costas Kapitanis (Cyprus)

Playoff for 3rd place[edit]

27 November 1999
13:15
United States  0 – 2  Ghana
Report Pimpong Goal 35'
Addo Goal 84'
North Harbour Stadium, Auckland
Attendance: 15,675
Referee: Taj Addin Fares (Syria)

Final[edit]

Winners[edit]

 1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship Winners 

Brazil
Second title

Awards[edit]

FIFA Golden Shoe: FIFA Golden Ball: FIFA Fair Play Award:
Ghana Ishmael Addo
United States Landon Donovan
Mexico Mexico

Goalscorers[edit]

Ishmael Addo of Ghana won the Golden Shoe award for scoring seven goals. In total, 93 goals were scored by 59 different players, with two of them credited as own goals.

7 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

Final ranking[edit]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Brazil 6 2 4 0 8 4 +4 10
2  Australia 6 3 2 1 7 2 +5 11
3  Ghana 6 4 2 0 19 6 +13 14
4  United States 6 3 2 1 9 8 +1 11
Eliminated in the quarter-finals
5  Paraguay 4 2 1 1 10 6 +4 7
6  Qatar 4 2 0 2 6 4 +2 6
7  Mexico 4 2 0 2 7 7 0 6
8  Uruguay 4 1 1 2 8 5 +3 4
Eliminated at the group stage
9  Spain 3 1 1 1 7 2 +5 4
10  Burkina Faso 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
11  New Zealand 3 1 0 2 3 8 –5 3
12  Poland 3 0 2 1 3 4 –1 2
13  Germany 3 0 2 1 1 2 –1 2
14  Mali 3 0 2 1 0 1 –1 2
15  Thailand 3 0 0 3 1 17 –16 0
16  Jamaica 3 0 0 3 0 10 –10 0

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