1999 FIFA World Youth Championship

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1999 FIFA World Youth Championship
FIFA U-20 World Cup Nigeria 1999
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Tournament details
Host country Nigeria
Dates April 3 – April 24
Teams 24 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 8 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Spain (1st title)
Runners-up  Japan
Third place  Mali
Fourth place  Uruguay
Tournament statistics
Matches played 52
Goals scored 158 (3.04 per match)
Attendance 624,400 (12,008 per match)
Top scorer(s) Spain Pablo
Mali Mahamadou Dissa
(5 goals)
Best player Mali Seydou Keita
Malaysia 1997
Argentina 2001

The 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship took place in Nigeria between April 3 and April 24, 1999. The 1999 championship was the 12th contested.

Qualification[edit]

The following 24 teams qualified for the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship.

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) AFC Youth Championship 1998  Japan
 Kazakhstan1
 South Korea
 Saudi Arabia
CAF (Africa) 1999 African Youth Championship  Cameroon
 Ghana
 Mali
 Zambia1
CONCACAF
(North, Central America & Caribbean)
1998 CONCACAF U-20 Tournament  Costa Rica
 Honduras
 Mexico
 United States
CONMEBOL (South America) 1999 South American Youth Championship  Argentina
 Brazil
 Paraguay
 Uruguay
OFC (Oceania) 1998 OFC U-20 Championship  Australia
UEFA (Europe) 1998 UEFA European Under-18 Football Championship  Croatia1
 England
 Germany
 Portugal
 Republic of Ireland
 Spain
Host nation  Nigeria
1.^ Teams that made their debut.

Venues[edit]

Ibadan Lagos Enugu Port Harcourt
Liberty Stadium National Stadium Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium Liberation Stadium
Capacity: 40,000 Capacity: 45,000 Capacity: 22,000 Capacity: 25,000
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1999 FIFA World Youth Championship (Nigeria)
Kano Calabar Kaduna Bauchi
Sani Abacha Stadium U.J. Esuene Stadium Ahmadu Bello Stadium Abubarkar Tafawa Balewa Stadium
Capacity: 18,000 Capacity: 16,000 Capacity: 16,500 Capacity: 15,000

Squads[edit]

Tournament[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
 Paraguay 6 3 2 0 1 5 6 −1
 Nigeria 4 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1
 Costa Rica 4 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1
 Germany 3 3 1 0 2 5 4 +1
April 3, 1999
16:00
Nigeria  1–1  Costa Rica
Aghahowa Goal 20' (Report) Meléndez Goal 83' (pen.)
National Stadium, Lagos
Attendance: 37,500
Referee: Siarhei Shmolik (Belarus)

April 4, 1999
16:00
Germany  4–0  Paraguay
Kern Goal 44'60'69'
Falk Goal 90'
(Report)
National Stadium, Lagos
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Mohamed Guezzaz (Morocco)

April 7, 1999
16:00
Nigeria  2–0  Germany
Shittu Goal 69'
Garba Goal 81'
(Report)
National Stadium, Lagos
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Ángel Sánchez (Argentina)

April 7, 1999
19:00
Costa Rica  1–3  Paraguay
Garita Goal 30' (Report) Santa Cruz Goal 26'
Vera Goal 50'
Cuevas Goal 66'
National Stadium, Lagos
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Jan Wegereef (Netherlands)

April 10, 1999
16:00
Nigeria  1–2  Paraguay
Shittu Goal 38' (Report) Fernández Goal 9'
Maldonado Goal 22'
National Stadium, Lagos
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Jan Wegereef (Netherlands)

April 10, 1999
19:00
Costa Rica  2–1  Germany
Brenes Goal 33'
Santana Goal 69'
(Report) Timm Goal 38'
National Stadium, Lagos
Attendance: 22,000
Referee: Ángel Sánchez (Argentina)

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Ghana 7 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4
 Croatia 5 3 1 2 0 6 2 +4
 Argentina 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 0
 Kazakhstan 0 3 0 0 3 1 9 −8
April 4, 1999
16:00
Ghana  1–1  Croatia
Ofori-Quaye Goal 68' (Report) Deranja Goal 22'
Ahmadou Bello Stadium, Kaduna
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Lu Jun (China)

April 4, 1999
19:00
Argentina  1–0  Kazakhstan
Cambiasso Goal 44' (Report)
Ahmadou Bello Stadium, Kaduna
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Claus Bo Larsen (Denmark)

April 7, 1999
16:00
Ghana  1–0  Argentina
Ofori-Quaye Goal 76' (Report)
Ahmadou Bello Stadium, Kaduna
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Claus Bo Larsen (Denmark)

April 7, 1999
19:00
Croatia  5–1  Kazakhstan
Deranja Goal 7'
Miladin Goal 11'
Sabolčki Goal 34'
Banović Goal 79'
Bjelanović Goal 88'
(Report) Urazayev Goal 67'
Ahmadou Bello Stadium, Kaduna
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Lu Jun (China)

April 10, 1999
16:00
Ghana  3–0  Kazakhstan
Gyan Goal 51'69'
Adu Goal 53'
(Report)
Ahmadou Bello Stadium, Kaduna
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Claus Bo Larsen (Denmark)

April 10, 1999
19:00
Croatia  0–0  Argentina
(Report)
Ahmadou Bello Stadium, Kaduna
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Lu Jun (China)

Group C[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Mexico 7 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3
 Republic of Ireland 6 3 2 0 1 6 1 +5
 Australia 3 3 1 0 2 4 8 −4
 Saudi Arabia 1 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4
April 4, 1999
16:00
Australia  3–1  Saudi Arabia
Culina Goal 29'
Maisano Goal 72'
Al-Garni Goal 77' (o.g.)
(Report) Dabo Goal 90'
Liberty Stadium, Ibadan
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Gustavo Méndez (Uruguay)

April 4, 1999
19:00
Mexico  1–0  Republic of Ireland
Márquez Goal 10' (Report)
Liberty Stadium, Ibadan
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Carlos Eugênio Simon (Brazil)

April 7, 1999
16:00
Australia  1–3  Mexico
Sterjovski Goal 45' (Report) Márquez Goal 2'
J. Rodríguez Goal 58'
Osorno Goal 83'

April 7, 1999
19:00
Saudi Arabia  0–2  Republic of Ireland
(Report) McPhail Goal 42'
Duff Goal 65'
Liberty Stadium, Ibadan
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Gustavo Méndez (Uruguay)

April 10, 1999
16:00
Australia  0–4  Republic of Ireland
(Report) Sadlier Goal 20'
Duff Goal 73'
Healy Goal 74'
Crossley Goal 90'
Liberty Stadium, Ibadan
Attendance: 800
Referee: Gustavo Méndez (Uruguay)

April 10, 1999
19:00
Saudi Arabia  1–1  Mexico
Al-Saqri Goal 37' (Report) L. González Goal 30'
Liberty Stadium, Ibadan
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Siarhei Shmolik (Belarus)

Group D[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Mali 6 3 2 0 1 6 6 0
 Portugal 4 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1
 Uruguay 4 3 1 1 1 2 2 0
 South Korea 3 3 1 0 2 5 6 −1
April 5, 1999
16:00
Uruguay  1–2  Mali
Chevantón Goal 65' (Report) Camara Goal 51'
Dissa Goal 90'
Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Željko Širić (Croatia)

April 5, 1999
19:00
South Korea  1–3  Portugal
Kim K.H. Goal 37' (Report) R. Sousa Goal 27'
Simão Goal 85'90' (pen.)
Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Ahmad Nabil Ayad (Lebanon)

April 8, 1999
16:00
Uruguay  1–0  South Korea
Chevantón Goal 3' (Report)
Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Željko Širić (Croatia)

April 8, 1999
19:00
Mali  2–1  Portugal
Am. Coulibaly Goal 15' (pen.)
Ndiaye Goal 45'
(Report) P. Costa Goal 55'

April 11, 1999
16:00
Uruguay  0–0  Portugal
(Report)

April 11, 1999
19:00
Mali  2–4  South Korea
Dissa Goal 57'
Bagayoko Goal 60'
(Report) Seol K.H. Goal 3'35'
Na H.K. Goal 22' (pen.)
Lee D.G. Goal 69'
Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Željko Širić (Croatia)

Group E[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Japan 6 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3
 United States 6 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1
 Cameroon 6 3 2 0 1 4 4 0
 England 0 3 0 0 3 0 4 −4
April 5, 1999
16:00
Cameroon  2–1  Japan
Komol Goal 72'89' (Report) Takahara Goal 51'
Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: William Mattus (Costa Rica)

April 5, 1999
19:00
England  0–1  United States
(Report) Califf Goal 12'
Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano
Attendance: 19,000
Referee: Mourad Daami (Tunisia)

April 8, 1999
16:00
Cameroon  1–0  England
Cooper Goal 63' (o.g.) (Report)
Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: William Mattus (Costa Rica)

April 8, 1999
19:00
Japan  3–1  United States
Downing Goal 10' (o.g.)
Takahara Goal 51'
Ogasawara Goal 85'
(Report) Futagaki Goal 74'

April 11, 1999
16:00
Cameroon  1–3  United States
Kioyo Goal 63' (Report) Twellman Goal 38' Goal 79'
Bocanegra Goal 57'

April 11, 1999
19:00
Japan  2–0  England
Ishikawa Goal 39'
Ono Goal 48'
(Report)

Group F[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Spain 7 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4
 Brazil 6 3 2 0 1 8 3 +5
 Zambia 4 3 1 1 1 5 8 −3
 Honduras 0 3 0 0 3 4 10 −6
April 5, 1999
Zambia  4–3  Honduras
Makayi Goal 19'
Makufi Goal 44'55'
Mbambara Goal 72'
(Report) Suazo Goal 9'
de León Goal 41' Goal 74'
U.J. Esuene Stadium, Calabar
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Simon Micallef (Australia)

April 5, 1999
Spain  2–0  Brazil
Gabri Goal 15' Goal 33' (Report)
U.J. Esuene Stadium, Calabar
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Felipe Ramos (Mexico)

April 8, 1999
Zambia  0–0  Spain
(Report)
U.J. Esuene Stadium, Calabar
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Felipe Ramos (Mexico)

April 8, 1999
Honduras  0–3  Brazil
(Report) Edu Goal 36'80'
Matuzalém Goal 41'

April 11, 1999
Zambia  1–5  Brazil
Sinkala Goal 39' (Report) Ronaldinho Goal 27'
Aurélio Goal 45'
Baiano Goal 65'
Mancini Goal 69'
Rodrigo Gral Goal 80'

April 11, 1999
Honduras  1–3  Spain
Oliva Goal 76' (Report) Pablo Goal 10'
Varela Goal 26'
Rubén Goal 31'

Ranking of third-placed teams[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Cameroon 6 3 2 0 1 4 4 0
 Uruguay 4 3 1 1 1 2 2 0
 Argentina 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 0
 Costa Rica 4 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1
 Zambia 4 3 1 1 1 5 8 −3
 Australia 3 3 1 0 2 4 8 −4

Knockout round[edit]

Round of 16 Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
                           
April 15 - Enugu            
  Mali (aet)  5
April 18 - Enugu
  Cameroon  4  
  Mali  3
April 14 - Kano
    Nigeria  1  
  Republic of Ireland  1 (3)
April 21 - Kaduna
  Nigeria (pen.)  1 (5)  
  Mali  1
April 15 - Port Harcourt
    Spain  3  
  Spain  3
April 18 - Kaduna
  United States  2  
  Spain (pen.)  1 (8)
April 14 - Kaduna
    Ghana  1 (7)  
  Ghana  2
April 24 - Lagos
  Costa Rica  0  
  Spain  4
April 14 - Lagos
    Japan  0
  Paraguay  2 (9)
April 18 - Lagos
  Uruguay (pen.)  2 (10)  
  Uruguay  2
April 14 - Calabar
    Brazil  1  
  Brazil  4
April 21 - Lagos
  Croatia  0  
  Uruguay  1
April 15 - Bauchi
    Japan  2   Third Place
  Japan (pen.)  1 (5)
April 18 - Ibadan April 24 - Lagos
  Portugal  1 (4)  
  Japan  2   Mali  1
April 15 - Ibadan
    Mexico  0     Uruguay  0
  Mexico  4
  Argentina  1  

Round of 16[edit]

April 14, 1999
16:00
Republic of Ireland  1–1 (a.e.t.)
(3–5 pen.)
 Nigeria
Sadlier Goal 35' (Report) Ikedia Goal 70'
Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Lu Jun (China)

April 14, 1999
16:00
Ghana  2–0  Costa Rica
Afriyie Goal 18'
Ofori-Quaye Goal 82'
(Report)

April 14, 1999
19:00
Paraguay  2–2 (a.e.t.)
(9–10 pen.)
 Uruguay
Santa Cruz Goal 62' (pen.)86' (Report) Chevantón Goal 32'
Forlán Goal 49'
National Stadium, Lagos
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Felipe Ramos (Mexico)

April 14, 1999
19:00
Brazil  4–0  Croatia
Ronaldinho Goal 21' (pen.)45'
Fernando Baiano Goal 48' (pen.)
Edu Goal 68'
(Report)
U.J. Esuene Stadium, Calabar
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Ahmad Nabil Ayad (Lebanon)


April 15, 1999
16:00
Spain  3–2  United States
Pablo Goal 15'32'
Xavi Goal 19'
(Report) Twellman Goal 49'90'

April 15, 1999
19:00
Mexico  4–1  Argentina
Osorno Goal 52'
E. Rodríguez Goal 55'
J. Rodríguez Goal 67'
L. González Goal 88'
(Report) Galletti Goal 41'
Liberty Stadium, Ibadan
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Siarhei Shmolik (Belarus)

April 15, 1999
19:00
 Mali 5–4 (a.e.t.)  Cameroon
Ndiaye Goal 9'
Bagayoko Goal 67'
Camara Goal 83'
Dissa Goal 90'104'
(Report) Komol Goal 10' Goal 74'
Mbami Goal 23'
Kioyo Goal 26'

Quarter-finals[edit]

April 18, 1999
16:00
Uruguay  2–1  Brazil
Anchen Goal 44'
Canobbio Goal 86' (pen.)
(Report) Fernando Baiano Goal 27'
National Stadium, Lagos
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Mourad Daami (Tunisia)

April 18, 1999
16:00
Mali  3–1  Nigeria
Bagayoko Goal 1'72'
Diarra Goal 44'
(Report) Garba Goal 17'
Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu
Attendance: 22,000
Referee: Sergei Shmolik (Belarus)

April 18, 1999
19:00
Japan  2–0  Mexico
Motoyama Goal 4'
Ono Goal 24'
(Report)
Liberty Stadium, Ibadan
Attendance: 17,000
Referee: Claus Bo Larsen (Denmark)

April 18, 1999
19:00
Spain  1–1 (a.e.t.)
(8–7 pen.)
 Ghana
Barkero Goal 54' (pen.) (Report) Ofori-Quaye Goal 90'
Ahmadou Bello Stadium, Kaduna
Attendance: 19,000
Referee: William Mattus (Costa Rica)

Semi-finals[edit]

April 21, 1999
16:00
Mali  1–3  Spain
Dissa Goal 52' (Report) Varela Goal 2'26'
Xavi Goal 90'
Ahmadou Bello Stadium, Kaduna
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Lu Jun (China)

April 21, 1999
19:00
Uruguay  1–2  Japan
Chevantón Goal 24' (Report) Takahara Goal 23'
Nagai Goal 35'
National Stadium, Lagos
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Simon Micallef (Australia)

Third place play-off[edit]

April 24, 1999
14:00
Mali  1–0  Uruguay
Keita Goal 30' (Report)
National Stadium, Lagos
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Željko Širić (Croatia)

Final[edit]

April 24, 1999
17:00
Spain  4–0  Japan
Barkero Goal 5'
Pablo Goal 14' Goal 30'
Gabri Goal 51'
(Report)
National Stadium, Lagos
Attendance: 38,000
Referee: Ángel Sánchez (Argentina)

Result[edit]

 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship Winners 

Spain
First title

Goalscorers[edit]