2001 FIFA U-17 World Championship

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2001 FIFA U-17 World Championship
FIFA U-17 World Championship Trinidad & Tobago 2001
Trinidad & Tobago 2001 official logo
Tournament details
Host country Trinidad and Tobago
Dates September 13 - September 30
Teams 16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  France (1st title)
Runners-up  Nigeria
Third place  Burkina Faso
Fourth place  Argentina
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 102 (3.19 per match)
Attendance 331,198 (10,350 per match)
Top scorer(s) France Florent Sinama-Pongolle
(9 goals)
Best player France Florent Sinama-Pongolle
1999
2003

The FIFA U-17 World Championship 2001, the ninth edition of the tournament, was held in the cities of Port of Spain, Malabar, Marabella, Couva, and Bacolet in Trinidad and Tobago between 13 September and 30 September 2001. Players born after 1 January 1984 could participate in this tournament. Although France had only appeared once before at the FIFA U-17 World Championship, in Canada back in 1987 when they finished sixth, the current crop of French youngsters arrived in the Caribbean determined to emulate their illustrious elders' winning ways at France '98 and Euro 2000. And so it was, Jean-François Jodar's side showing maturity beyond their years. Aggressive in the tackle and tactically very organised, they oscillated between a 3-5-2 and 3-6-1 and were able to rely on two extremely gifted individuals from Le Havre: Anthony Le Tallec and Florent Sinama-Pongolle, who won both the top scorer, with 9 goals scored, and Player of the Tournament awards. The young "Blues" won five of their six games, losing to Nigeria in the first round but getting their revenge in the Final. They hit five in a game on two occasions, against the USA (5-3) and Japan (5-1) in group matches, before brushing past two footballing giants, Brazil and Argentina (2-1 in both games) at the knockout stage and overcoming Nigeria 3-0 in the final to win their first ever FIFA U-17 World title.

Venues[edit]

Port of Spain Bacolet Couva
Hasely Crawford Stadium
Capacity: 27,000
Dwight Yorke Stadium
Capacity: 7,500
Ato Boldon Stadium
Capacity: 10,000
Hasely Crawford Stadium, Trinidad.jpg
Malabar Marabella
Larry Gomes Stadium
Capacity: 10,000
Manny Ramjohn Stadium
Capacity: 10,000

Mascot[edit]

The official mascot of this FIFA U-17 World Championship, Trinidad & Tobago 2001, was BEATS, the humming bird. Its outfit is the same as the home national team, red shirt, black short and red socks. It has Trinidad & Tobago 2001 on the chest.

Squads[edit]

Qualification[edit]

The following 16 teams qualified for the tournament:

Group stages[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 3 3 0 0 10 2 +8 9
 Australia 3 2 0 1 5 1 +4 6
 Croatia 3 1 0 2 3 8 -5 3
 Trinidad and Tobago 3 0 0 3 2 9 -7 0


2001-09-13
13:00
Trinidad and Tobago  1 – 2  Croatia
Blackman Goal 57' Report Kranjčar Goal 43' (pen.)67' (pen.)
Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain
Attendance: 10,500
Referee: Giménez Daniel (Argentina)

2001-09-14
18:00
Australia  0 – 1  Brazil
Report Anderson Goal 76'
Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain
Attendance: 10,800
Referee: Benes Michal (Czech Republic)

2001-09-16
13:00
Trinidad and Tobago  0 – 1  Australia
Report Agius Goal 55'
Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain
Attendance: 25,100
Referee: Alexandru Tudor (Romania)

2001-09-16
15:30
Croatia  1 – 3  Brazil
Prijić Goal 6' Report Bruno[disambiguation needed] Goal 7'
Leandro Bomfim Goal 57'
Caetano Goal 77'
Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain
Attendance: 25,100
Referee: Sibrian Rodolfo (Slovenia)

2001-09-19
17:00
Brazil  6 – 1  Trinidad and Tobago
Malzoni Goal 7'
Caetano Goal 16'41'59'
James Goal 36' (o.g.)
Júnior Goal 88'
Report Forbes Goal 61'
Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain
Attendance: 26,000
Referee: Issa Hussein (Iraq)

2001-09-19
19:30
Croatia  0 – 4  Australia
Report Smith Goal 37'
Danze Goal 40'46'66'
Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain
Attendance: 20,228
Referee: Chukwujekwu Chukwudi (Nigeria)

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Nigeria 3 3 0 0 8 1 +7 9
 France 3 2 0 1 11 6 +5 6
 Japan 3 1 0 2 2 9 -7 3
 United States 3 0 0 3 3 8 -5 0


2001-09-14
17:00
United States  0 – 1  Japan
Report Abe Goal 43'
Dwight Yorke Stadium, Bacolet
Attendance: 7,500
Referee: De Oliveira Paulo (Brazil)

2001-09-14
19:30
France  1 – 2  Nigeria
Sinama-Pongolle Goal 87' Report Shaibu Goal 24'
Brown Goal 75'
Dwight Yorke Stadium, Bacolet
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Ramdhan Ramesh (Trinidad & Tobago)

2001-09-16
16:00
Japan  0 – 4  Nigeria
Report Shaibu Goal 35'
Opabunmi Goal 39'
Brown Goal 83'
Temile Goal 90+1' (pen.)
Dwight Yorke Stadium, Bacolet
Attendance: 7,500
Referee: Cardoso Batista Lucilio (Portugal)

2001-09-16
18:30
United States  3 – 5  France
Magee Goal 19'
Colombo Goal 28' (o.g.)
Johnson Goal 75'
Report Sinama-Pongolle Goal 4'60'65'
Pietre Goal 31'
Meghni Goal 48'
Dwight Yorke Stadium, Bacolet
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Im Eun Ju (Korea Republic)

2001-09-19
17:00
Nigeria  2 – 0  United States
Shaibu Goal 32'
Ayuba Goal 58'
Report
Dwight Yorke Stadium, Bacolet
Attendance: 7,500
Referee: Attison Harry (Vanuatu)

2001-09-19
19:30
Japan  1 – 5  France
Yano Goal 67' Report Pietre Goal 11'
Sinama-Pongolle Goal 13'54'57'
Drouin Goal 15'
Dwight Yorke Stadium, Bacolet
Attendance: 7,315
Referee: Gimenez Daniel (Argentina)

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Argentina 3 2 1 0 9 4 +5 7
 Burkina Faso 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1 5
 Spain 3 1 0 2 4 6 -2 3
 Oman 3 0 1 2 2 6 -4 1


2001-09-15
16:00
Oman  1 – 2  Spain
Al Hinai Goal 22' Report F. Torres Goal 50'
Melli Goal 90+2'
Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva
Attendance: 7,500
Referee: Richard Contreras Samuel (Dominican Republic)

2001-09-15
18:30
Argentina  2 – 2  Burkina Faso
Correa Goal 2'
Maxi López Goal 90+2' (pen.)
Report Sanou Goal 22'
Conombo Goal 79'
Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva
Attendance: 7,500
Referee: Attison Harry (Vanuatu)

2001-09-17
17:00
Spain  0 – 1  Burkina Faso
Report Sanou Goal 41' (pen.)
Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella
Attendance: 7,500
Referee: Jakobsson Kristinn (Iceland)

2001-09-17
19:30
Oman  0 – 3  Argentina
Report Maxi López Goal 10'
Tevez Goal 37'
Colace Goal 52' (pen.)
Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella
Attendance: 7,500
Referee: Evehe Divine (Cameroon)

2001-09-20
17:00
Burkina Faso  1 – 1  Oman
Nikiema Goal 22' Report Al-Hinai Goal 33'
Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Alexandru Tudor (Romania)

2001-09-20
19:30
Spain  2 – 4  Argentina
Guillem Bauzà Goal 23'
Senel Goal 30'
Report Colace Goal 3' (pen.)
Maxi Lopez Goal 57'
Zabaleta Goal 72'
Aguirre Goal 83'
Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva
Attendance: 9,300
Referee: Sibrian Rodolfo (Slovenia)

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Costa Rica 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6
 Mali 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6
 Paraguay 3 2 0 1 5 6 -1 6
 Iran 3 0 0 3 2 6 -4 0


2001-09-15
16:00
Mali  1 – 2  Paraguay
Traore Goal 76' Report Lopez Goal 52'
Jara Goal 86' (pen.)
Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar
Attendance: 4,500
Referee: Issa Hussein (Iraq)

2001-09-15
18:30
Iran  0 – 2  Costa Rica
Report Alonso Goal 51'
Azofeifa Goal 76'
Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar
Attendance: 6,500
Referee: Chukwujekwu Chukwudi (Nigeria)

2001-09-17
17:00
Paraguay  0 – 3  Costa Rica
Report Alonso Goal 75'84'
Azofeifa Goal 82'
Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Benes Michal (Czech Republic)

2001-09-17
19:30
Mali  1 – 0  Iran
Coulibaly Goal 38' Report
Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar
Attendance: 3,270
Referee: Ramdhan Ramesh (Trinidad & Tobago)

2001-09-20
17:00
Costa Rica  0 – 2  Mali
Report Coulibaly Goal 20'
Diarra Goal 33'
Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: De Oliveira Paulo (Brazil)

2001-09-20
19:30
Paraguay  3 – 2  Iran
Perez Matto Goal 19'42'
Jara Goal 66'
Report Ahmadzadeh Goal 81'90+3'
Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Jakobsson Kristinn (Iceland)

Knockout stages[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
September 23 - Port of Spain        
  Brazil  1
September 27 - Port of Spain
  France  2  
  France  2
September 24 - Marabella
    Argentina  1  
  Argentina (aet)  2
September 30 - Port of Spain
  Mali  1  
  France  3
September 23 - Port of Spain
    Nigeria  0
  Nigeria  5
September 27 - Malabar
  Australia  1  
  Nigeria  1 Third place
September 24 - Marabella
    Burkina Faso  0  
  Costa Rica  0   Argentina  0
  Burkina Faso  2     Burkina Faso  2
September 30 - Port of Spain

Quarter-finals[edit]

2001-09-23
16:30
Brazil  1 – 2  France
Alberoni Goal 70' Report Sinama-Pongolle Goal 38'
Le Tallec Goal 40'
Dwight Yorke Stadium, Bacolet
Attendance: 7,500
Referee: Ramdhan Ramesh (Trinidad & Tobago)

2001-09-23
19:30
Nigeria  5 – 1  Australia
Opabunmi Goal 24' (pen.)69'79'
Mohammed Goal 81'
Temile Goal 85'
Report Engele Goal 86'
Dwight Yorke Stadium, Bacolet
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Jakobsson Kristinn (Iceland)

2001-09-24
16:30
Argentina  2 – 1 (aet)  Mali
Gonzalo Rodriguez Goal 38'
Fanari Goal 96'
Report Diarra Goal 35'
Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Cardoso Batista Lucilio (Portugal)

2001-09-24
19:30
Costa Rica  0 – 2  Burkina Faso
Report Gorogo Goal 56'
Sanou Goal 84'
Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella
Attendance: 8,700
Referee: Attison Harry (Vanuatu)

Semi-finals[edit]

2001-09-27
16:30
France  2 – 1  Argentina
Le Tallec Goal 56'
Berthod Goal 58'
Report Tevez Goal 49'
Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain
Attendance: 9,200
Referee: Evehe Divine (Cameroon)

2001-09-27
19:30
Nigeria  1 – 0  Burkina Faso
Opabunmi Goal 4' (pen.) Report
Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar
Attendance: 7,500
Referee: Richard Contreras Samuel (Dominican Republic)

Third place match[edit]

2001-09-30
15:30
Argentina  0 – 2  Burkina Faso
Report Gorogo Goal 30'
Conombo Goal 78'
Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Issa Hussein (Iraq)

Final[edit]

2001-09-30
18:00
France  3 – 0  Nigeria
Sinama-Pongolle Goal 34'
Le Tallec Goal 53'
Pietre Goal 81'
Report

Winners[edit]

 2001 FIFA U-17 World Champions 

France
First title

Awards[edit]

FIFA Golden Shoe: FIFA Golden Ball: FIFA Fair Play Award:
France Florent Sinama-Pongolle
France Florent Sinama-Pongolle
Nigeria Nigeria

Top scorers[edit]

Team Players Goals
France Florent Sinama-Pongolle 9
Nigeria Femi Opabunmi 5
Brazil Caetano 4

Final ranking[edit]

  1.  France
  2.  Nigeria
  3.  Burkina Faso
  4.  Argentina
  5.  Brazil
  6.  Costa Rica
  7.  Mali
  8.  Australia
  9.  Croatia
  10.  Trinidad and Tobago
  11.  Japan
  12.  United States
  13.  Spain
  14.  Oman
  15.  Paraguay
  16.  Iran

External links[edit]