2001 FIFA World Youth Championship

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2001 FIFA World Youth Championship
Copa Mundial Juvenil de la FIFA
Argentina 2001
FifaWYC2001.gif
Tournament details
Host country Argentina
Dates June 17 – July 8
Teams 24 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Argentina (4th title)
Runners-up  Ghana
Third place  Egypt
Fourth place  Paraguay
Tournament statistics
Matches played 52
Goals scored 149 (2.87 per match)
Attendance 506,320 (9,737 per match)
Top scorer(s) Argentina Javier Saviola (11 goals)
Best player Argentina Javier Saviola
Nigeria 1999
United Arab Emirates 2003

The 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship took place in Argentina between June 17 and July 8, 2001. The 2001 championship was the 13th contested. The tournament took part in six cities, Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Mendoza, Rosario, Salta, and Mar del Plata. The Golden Boot was won by Javier Saviola of Argentina who scored 11 goals.

Qualification[edit]

The following 24 teams qualified for the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship. Argentina qualified automatically as host.

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) AFC Youth Championship 2000  China PR
 Iran
 Iraq
 Japan
CAF (Africa) 2001 African Youth Championship  Angola1
 Egypt
 Ethiopia1
 Ghana
CONCACAF
(North, Central America & Caribbean)
2001 CONCACAF U-20 Tournament  Canada
 Costa Rica
 Jamaica1
 United States
CONMEBOL (South America) 2001 South American Youth Championship  Brazil
 Chile
 Ecuador1
 Paraguay
OFC (Oceania) 2001 OFC U-20 Championship  Australia
UEFA (Europe) 2000 UEFA European Under-18 Football Championship  Czech Republic2
 Finland1
 France
 Germany
 Netherlands
 Ukraine1
Host nation  Argentina
1.^ Teams that made their debut.
2.^ Czech Republic made their debut as independent nation. The now-defunct Czechoslovakia qualified for their twice appearances in 1983 and 1989.

Venues[edit]

Buenos Aires Córdoba
Estadio José Amalfitani Estadio Olímpico Chateau Carreras
Capacity: 49,540 Capacity: 57,000
Velez1.JPG Estadio Córdoba (Arg vs Ghana) 2.jpg
Mendoza Rosario
Estadio Malvinas Argentinas Estadio Newell's Old Boys
Capacity: 40,268 Capacity: 42,000
Estadio Malvinas Argentinas.JPG El Coloso del Parque 2.jpg
Salta Mar del Plata
Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena Estadio José María Minella
Capacity: 20,408 Capacity: 35,354
Calle Mitre - Salta.jpg

Sponsorship[edit]

FIFA partners

National supporters

Squads[edit]

Group stage[edit]

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
 Argentina 9 3 3 0 0 14 2 +12
 Egypt 4 3 1 1 1 3 8 −5
 Finland 3 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2
 Jamaica 1 3 0 1 2 1 6 −5
June 17, 2001
14:00
Argentina  2 – 0  Finland
Rodríguez Goal 38'
D'Alessandro Goal 67'
(Report)
Estadio José Amalfitani, Buenos Aires
Attendance: 24,000
Referee: Sun Baojie (China)

June 17, 2001
16:45
Egypt  0 – 0  Jamaica
(Report)

June 20, 2001
14:00
Jamaica  0 – 1  Finland
(Report) Väyrynen Goal 87'

June 20, 2001
16:45
Egypt  1 – 7  Argentina
El Yamani Goal 5' (Report) Saviola Goal 7'15'44' (pen.)
Coloccini Goal 20'
Romagnoli Goal 55'
Rodríguez Goal 64'
Amin Goal 67' (o.g.)

June 23, 2001
14:00
Argentina  5 – 1  Jamaica
Coloccini Goal 3'
Saviola Goal 7'86' (pen.)
Herrera Goal 14'38'
(Report) Dawkins Goal 78'

June 23, 2001
16:45
Finland  1 – 2  Egypt
Sjölund Goal 74' (Report) Hamza Goal 10'
Riad Goal 62'

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Brazil 9 3 3 0 0 10 1 +9
 Germany 6 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4
 Iraq 3 3 1 0 2 5 9 −4
 Canada 0 3 0 0 3 0 9 −9
June 17, 2001
14:00
Brazil  2 – 0  Germany
Robert Goal 9'11' (Report)

June 17, 2001
16:45
Iraq  3 – 0  Canada
Mohammed Goal 21'
Siamand Goal 33'
Hanoosh Goal 43'
(Report)

June 20, 2001
14:00
Canada  0 – 4  Germany
(Report) Auer Goal 18'67'70'
Preuss Goal 83'

June 20, 2001
16:45
Iraq  1 – 6  Brazil
Mohammed Goal 82' (Report) Fernando Goal 8' (pen.)
Pinga Goal 13'
Robert Goal 27'72'
Adriano Goal 29'45'

June 23, 2001
14:00
Brazil  2 – 0  Canada
Adriano Goal 21'
Robert Goal 65'
(Report)

June 23, 2001
16:45
Germany  3 – 1  Iraq
Preuss Goal 40'
Munaim Goal 60' (o.g.)
Auer Goal 65'
(Report) Lapaczinksi Goal 37' (o.g.)

Group C[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Ukraine 5 3 1 2 0 5 3 +2
 United States 4 3 1 1 1 5 3 +2
 China PR 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 0
 Chile 3 3 1 0 2 4 8 −4
June 17, 2001
14:00
United States  0 – 1  China PR
(Report) Qu Bo Goal 50'

June 17, 2001
16:45
Chile  2 – 4  Ukraine
Millar Goal 38'
Pardo Goal 90+2'
(Report) Byelik Goal 14'50'
Oyarzun Goal 36' (o.g.)
Valeyev Goal 78'

June 20, 2001
14:00
Ukraine  0 – 0  China PR
(Report)

June 20, 2001
16:45
Chile  1 – 4  United States
Valdés Goal 28' (Report) Beasley Goal 6'40'
Davis Goal 69'
Buddle Goal 75'

June 23, 2001
14:00
United States  1 – 1  Ukraine
Arena Goal 39' (Report) Stoyan Goal 89'

June 23, 2001
16:45
China PR  0 – 1  Chile
(Report) Berrios Goal 87'

Group D[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Angola 5 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1
 Czech Republic 4 3 1 1 1 3 3 0
 Australia 4 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1
 Japan 3 3 1 0 2 4 4 0
June 18, 2001
14:00
Angola  0 – 0  Czech Republic
(Report)

June 18, 2001
16:45
Japan  0 – 2  Australia
(Report) Haneda Goal 59' (o.g.)
Owens Goal 69'

June 21, 2001
14:00
Australia  0 – 3  Czech Republic
(Report) Musil Goal 27'
Jun Goal 30'
Macek Goal 47'

June 21, 2001
16:45
Japan  1 – 2  Angola
Yamase Goal 61' (Report) Mendonça Goal 9'
Rascas Goal 81'

June 24, 2001
14:00
Angola  1 – 1  Australia
Mantorras Goal 12' (Report) Owens Goal 82' (pen.)

June 24, 2001
16:45
Czech Republic  0 – 3  Japan
(Report) Morisaki Goal 74'
Yamase Goal 80'
Tahara Goal 87'

Group E[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Costa Rica 9 3 3 0 0 7 2 +5
 Ecuador 4 3 1 1 1 3 3 0
 Netherlands 4 3 1 1 1 5 6 −1
 Ethiopia 0 3 0 0 3 4 8 −4
June 18, 2001
14:00
Ecuador  2 – 1  Ethiopia
Miña Goal 25'
Guagua Goal 63'
(Report) Andargachew Goal 4'

June 18, 2001
16:45
Netherlands  1 – 3  Costa Rica
Hersi Goal 63' (Report) Montero Goal 38'
Parks Goal 48'54'

June 21, 2001
14:00
Costa Rica  3 – 1  Ethiopia
Parks Goal 8'49'
Scott Goal 61'
(Report) Yordanos Goal 90+2'

June 21, 2001
16:45
Ecuador  1 – 1  Netherlands
Vargas Goal 85' (Report) Colin Goal 21'

June 24, 2001
14:00
Ecuador  0 – 1  Costa Rica
(Report) Hernández Goal 85'

June 24, 2001
16:45
Ethiopia  2 – 3  Netherlands
Zewdu Goal 52' (pen.)
Andargachew Goal 90+2'
(Report) Kolk Goal 22'
Hersi Goal 41'
Huntelaar Goal 78'

Group F[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Ghana 7 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2
 France 5 3 1 2 0 7 2 +5
 Paraguay 4 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1
 Iran 0 3 0 0 3 0 8 −8
June 18, 2001
14:00
Ghana  2 – 1  Paraguay
Essien Goal 58'
Boateng Goal 63'
(Report) Guzmán Goal 69'

June 18, 2001
16:45
France  5 – 0  Iran
Bugnet Goal 59'
Mexès Goal 62'
Cissé Goal 66'87'90'
(Report)

June 21, 2001
14:00
France  2 – 2  Paraguay
Bugnet Goal 10'
Cissé Goal 48'
(Report) Fretes Goal 53'
Devaca Goal 72'

June 21, 2001
16:45
Ghana  1 – 0  Iran
Boateng Goal 44' (Report)

June 24, 2001
14:00
Ghana  0 – 0  France
(Report)

June 24, 2001
16:45
Paraguay  2 – 0  Iran
González Goal 72'
Giménez Goal 89'
(Report)

Ranking of third-placed teams[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Paraguay 4 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1
 China PR 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 0
 Netherlands 4 3 1 1 1 5 6 −1
 Australia 4 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1
 Finland 3 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2
 Iraq 3 3 1 0 2 5 9 −4

Knockout Round[edit]

Round of 16 Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
                           
27 June - Buenos Aires            
  Argentina  2
1 July - Buenos Aires
  China PR  1  
  Argentina  3
27 June - Córdoba
    France  1  
  France  3
4 July - Buenos Aires
  Germany  2  
  Argentina  5
28 June - Mendoza
    Paraguay  0  
  Paraguay  2
1 July - Mendoza
  Ukraine  1  
  Paraguay  1
28 June - Salta
    Czech Republic  0  
  Czech Republic  2
8 July - Buenos Aires
  Costa Rica  1  
  Argentina  3
28 June - Mar del Plata
    Ghana  0
  Ghana  1
1 July - Córdoba
  Ecuador  0  
  Ghana  2
27 June - Córdoba
    Brazil  1  
  Brazil  4
4 July - Córdoba
  Australia  0  
  Ghana  2
27 June - Buenos Aires
    Egypt  0   Third Place
  Egypt  2
1 July - Rosario 8 July - Buenos Aires
  United States  0  
  Egypt  2   Egypt  1
28 June - Rosario
    Netherlands  1     Paraguay  0
  Netherlands  2
  Angola  0  

Knockout stage[edit]

Round of 16[edit]

June 27, 2001
14:00
 United States 0 – 2  Egypt
(Report) Riad Goal 76' (pen.)
El Yamani Goal 88'

June 27, 2001
17:00
 Argentina 2 – 1  China PR
Rodríguez Goal 4'
Domínguez Goal 79'
(Report) Qu Bo Goal 55'

June 27, 2001
14:00
 France 3 – 2  Germany
Cissé Goal 34' (pen.)90+3'
Mendy Goal 41'
(Report) Auer Goal 19'
Burkhardt Goal 78'

June 27, 2001
17:00
 Brazil 4 – 0  Australia
Adriano Goal 27'66'
Kaká Goal 53'
Eduardo Costa Goal 74'
(Report)

June 28, 2001
14:00
 Ukraine 1 – 2  Paraguay
Bielyk Goal 90' (Report) Benítez Goal 19'
González Goal 43'

June 28, 2001
16:45
 Angola 0 – 2  Netherlands
(Report) Mustapha Goal 52'
Huntelaar Goal 86'

June 28, 2001
14:00
 Costa Rica 1 – 2  Czech Republic
Scott Goal 24' (Report) Musil Goal 21'
Jun Goal 71'

June 28, 2001
16:45
 Ghana 1 – 0  Ecuador
Mensah Goal 37' (Report)

Quarter-finals[edit]

July 1, 2001
14:00
 Argentina 3 – 1  France
Saviola Goal 5'45+1' (pen.)83' (Report) Mexès Goal 44'

July 1, 2001
16:45
 Ghana 2 – 1 (a.e.t.)  Brazil
Abdul Razak Goal 80'
Mensah Golden goal in the 93rd minute 93'
(Report) Adriano Goal 44'

July 1, 2001
14:00
 Czech Republic 0 – 1  Paraguay
(Report) Salcedo Goal 31'

July 1, 2001
16:45
 Netherlands 1 – 2  Egypt
Van der Vaart Goal 33' (Report) Amin Goal 47'
El Yamani Goal 65'

Semi-finals[edit]

July 4, 2001
14:00
 Egypt 0 – 2  Ghana
(Report) Inusah Goal 83'
El Atrawy Goal 88' (o.g.)

July 4, 2001
16:45
 Argentina 5 – 0  Paraguay
Saviola Goal 18'24'
Romagnoli Goal 41'
D'Alessandro Goal 52'
Herrera Goal 70'
(Report)

Third place play-off[edit]

July 8, 2001
13:00
 Paraguay 0 – 1  Egypt
(Report) El Yamani Goal 64'

Final[edit]

July 8, 2001
15:45
 Argentina 3 – 0  Ghana
Colotto Goal 6'
Saviola Goal 14'
Rodríguez Goal 73'
(Report)

Result[edit]

 FIFA World Youth Championship 2001 Winners 

Argentina
Fourth title

Goalscorers[edit]

Awards[edit]

Golden Shoe Golden Ball FIFA Fair Play Award
Argentina Javier Saviola Argentina Javier Saviola  Argentina

Final ranking[edit]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Argentina 7 7 0 0 27 4 +23 21
2  Ghana 7 5 1 1 8 5 +3 16
3  Egypt 7 4 1 2 8 11 –3 13
4  Paraguay 7 3 1 3 8 11 –3 10
Eliminated in the quarter-finals
5  Brazil 5 4 0 1 15 3 +12 12
6  France 5 2 2 1 11 7 +4 8
7  Netherlands 5 2 1 2 8 8 0 7
8  Czech Republic 5 2 1 2 5 5 0 7
Eliminated in the Round of 16
9  Costa Rica 4 3 0 1 8 4 +4 9
10  Germany 4 2 0 2 9 6 +3 6
11  Ukraine 4 1 2 1 6 5 +1 5
12  Angola 4 1 2 1 3 4 –1 5
13  United States 4 1 1 2 5 5 0 4
14  Ecuador 4 1 1 2 3 4 –1 4
15  China PR 4 1 1 2 2 3 –1 4
16  Australia 4 1 1 2 3 8 –5 4
Eliminated at the group stage
17  Japan 3 1 0 2 4 4 0 3
18  Finland 3 1 0 2 2 4 –2 3
19  Iraq 3 1 0 2 5 9 –4 3
20  Chile 3 1 0 2 4 8 –4 3
21  Jamaica 3 0 1 2 1 6 –5 1
22  Ethiopia 3 0 0 3 4 8 –4 0
23  Iran 3 0 0 3 0 8 –8 0
24  Canada 3 0 0 3 0 9 –9 0

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