2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup

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2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup
2007 FIFA U-17 월드컵 대한민국
2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup official logo
Tournament details
Host country South Korea
Dates 18 August – 9 September
Teams 24 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 8 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Nigeria (3rd title)
Runners-up  Spain
Third place  Germany
Fourth place  Ghana
Tournament statistics
Matches played 52
Goals scored 165 (3.17 per match)
Attendance 422,907 (8,133 per match)
Top scorer(s) Nigeria Macauley Chrisantus
Best player Germany Toni Kroos
2005
2009

The FIFA U-17 World Cup 2007, the twelfth edition of the tournament, was held in South Korea between 18 August and 9 September 2007. For this event, the number of teams had been expanded from 16 to 24, with the top two of each group and the four best third-place teams advancing to the Round of 16. Also, from now on, the confederation which produced the last champion, in this case CONCACAF, had an extra spot in the qualifying rounds.[1]

Players born after 1 January 1990 could participate in this tournament.

Venues[edit]

Seoul Suwon Goyang Cheonan
Seoul World Cup Stadium Suwon Civic Stadium Goyang Stadium Cheonan Stadium
Capacity: 66,806 Capacity: 24,670 Capacity: 41,311 Capacity: 30,000
Suwon Sports Complex.JPG Goyang sta 1.JPG Cheonan Stadium.JPG
2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup (South Korea)
Ulsan Changwon Gwangyang Jeju
Ulsan Stadium Changwon Civic Stadium Gwangyang Football Stadium Jeju World Cup Stadium
Capacity: 19,050 Capacity: 27,085 Capacity: 13,496 Capacity: 42,256
Ulsan Sports Complex1.JPG Changwon sta1.JPG Gwangyangstadium1.jpg Jeju World Cup Stadium 2.JPG

Teams[edit]

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) AFC U-17 Championship 2006  Japan
 North Korea
 Tajikistan1
 Syria1
CAF (Africa) 2007 African Under-17 Championship  Ghana
 Nigeria
 Togo1
 Tunisia
CONCACAF
(Central, North America and Caribbean)
2007 CONCACAF U17 Tournament  Haiti1
 Honduras1
 Costa Rica
United States United States
 Trinidad and Tobago
CONMEBOL (South America) Sudamericano Sub-17 2007  Brazil
 Colombia
 Argentina
 Peru
OFC (Oceania) 2007 OFC Under 17 Tournament  New Zealand
UEFA (Europe) 2007 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship  Belgium1
 England1
 France
 Spain
 Germany
Host nation  South Korea
1.^ Teams that made their debut.

Match officials[edit]

Confederation Referee Assistants
AFC Matthew Breeze (Australia) Matthew Cream (Australia)
Jim Ouliaris (Australia)
Yuichi Nishimura (Japan) Toru Sagara (Japan)
Jeong Hae-Sang (South Korea)
Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan) Abdukhamidullo Rasulov (Uzbekistan)
Bahadyr Kochkarov (Kyrgyzstan)
CAF Koman Coulibaly (Mali) Inácio Cândido (Angola)
Redouane Achik (Morocco)
Eddy Maillet (Seychelles) Bechir Hassani (Tunisia)
Evarist Menkouande (Cameroon)
CONCACAF Joel Aguilar (El Salvador) Roberto Giron (Honduras)
Daniel Williamson (Panama)
CONMEBOL Sálvio Fagundes (Brazil) Roberto Braatz (Brazil)
Altemir Hausmann (Brazil)
Hernando Buitrago (Colombia) Abraham González (Colombia)
Rafael Rivas (Colombia)
OFC Rakesh Varman (Fiji) Andrew Achari (Fiji)
Matthew Taro (Solomon Islands)
UEFA Ivan Bebek (Croatia) Tomislav Petrović (Croatia)
Tomislav Setka (Croatia)
Bertrand Layec (France) Eric Dansault (France)
Stephane Duhamel (France)
Grzegorz Gilewski (Poland) Rafał Rostkowski (Poland)
Maciej Wierzbowski (Poland)
Olegário Benquerença (Portugal) Bertino Miranda (Portugal)
José Cardinal (Portugal)
Craig Thomson (Scotland) Martin Cryans (Scotland)
Tom Murphy (Scotland)

Squads[edit]

For a list of the squads see 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup squads

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]

Teams GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Peru 3 2 1 0 2 0 +2 7
 Costa Rica 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 4
 South Korea 3 1 0 2 2 4 -2 3
 Togo 3 0 2 1 2 3 -1 2
August 18, 2007
17:00 KST
08:00 UTC
Costa Rica  1 – 1  Togo
Martínez Goal 81' Report Mani Goal 39'
Suwon Sports Complex, Suwon
Attendance: 7,256
Referee: Sálvio Fagundes (Brazil)

August 18, 2007
20:00 KST
11:00 UTC
South Korea  0 – 1  Peru
Report Bazalar Goal 29'
Suwon Sports Complex, Suwon
Attendance: 27,112
Referee: Ivan Bebek (Croatia)

August 21, 2007
17:00 KST
08:00 UTC
Togo  0 – 0  Peru
Report
Suwon Sports Complex, Suwon
Attendance: 1,300
Referee: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)

August 21, 2007
20:00 KST
11:00 UTC
Costa Rica  2 – 0  South Korea
Ureña Goal 85'
Peralta Goal 90+1'
Report
Suwon Sports Complex, Suwon
Attendance: 23,120
Referee: Grzegorz Gilewski (Poland)

August 24, 2007
20:00 KST
11:00 UTC
South Korea  2 – 1  Togo
Seol Jae-Mun Goal 45+1'
Yoon Bitgaram Goal 80'
Report Atakora Goal 20'
Ulsan Complex Stadium, Ulsan
Attendance: 22,000
Referee: Bertrand Layec (France)

August 24, 2007
20:00 KST
11:00 UTC
Peru  1 – 0  Costa Rica
Bazalar Goal 89' Report

Group B[edit]

Teams GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
 England 3 2 1 0 8 2 +6 7
 Brazil 3 2 0 1 14 3 +11 6
 North Korea 3 1 1 1 3 7 -4 4
 New Zealand 3 0 0 3 0 13 -13 0
August 18, 2007
14:00 KST
05:00 UTC
North Korea  1 – 1  England
Rim Chol-Min Goal 89' Report Moses Goal 62'

August 18, 2007
17:00 KST
08:00 UTC
Brazil  7 – 0  New Zealand
Fabinho Goal 1'
Lazaro Goal 6'
Giuliano Goal 33'
Fábio Goal 50'
Alex Goal 54'
Lulinha Goal 60' (pen.)
Junior Goal 87'
Report

August 21, 2007
17:00 KST
08:00 UTC
New Zealand  0 – 5  England
Report Welbeck Goal 3'27'
Moses Goal 7'30'
Chambers Goal 88'
Jeju World Cup Stadium, Jeju
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Bertrand Layec (France)

August 21, 2007
20:00 KST
11:00 UTC
Brazil  6 – 1  North Korea
Fábio Goal 4'8'
Alex Goal 6'
Maicon Goal 22'
Giuliano Goal 47'
Choco Goal 90'
Report An Il-Bom Goal 24'
Jeju World Cup Stadium, Jeju
Attendance: 13,500
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)

August 24, 2007
17:00 KST
08:00 UTC
North Korea  1 – 0  New Zealand
Rim Chol-Min Goal 81' Report

August 24, 2007
17:00 KST
08:00 UTC
England  2 – 1  Brazil
Lansbury Goal 45' (pen.)
Spence Goal 90'
Report Tales Goal 19'
Goyang Stadium, Goyang
Attendance: 9,600
Referee: Ivan Bebek (Croatia)

Group C[edit]

Teams GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 3 2 1 0 7 4 +3 7
 Argentina 3 1 2 0 5 2 +3 5
 Syria 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 4
 Honduras 3 0 0 3 3 10 -7 0
August 19, 2007
16:00 KST
07:00 UTC
Honduras  2 – 4  Spain
Martínez Goal 20'
Rojas Goal 72'
Report Bojan Goal 2'71'
Jordi Goal 56'81'
Ulsan Complex Stadium, Ulsan
Attendance: 4,800
Referee: Matthew Breeze (Australia)

August 19, 2007
19:00 KST
10:00 UTC
Argentina  0 – 0  Syria
Report
Ulsan Complex Stadium, Ulsan
Attendance: 8,100
Referee: Bertrand Layec (France)

August 22, 2007
17:00 KST
08:00 UTC
Syria  1 – 2  Spain
Solaiman Goal 70' (pen.) Report Mérida Goal 56'
Aquino Goal 90+1'
Ulsan Complex Stadium, Ulsan
Attendance: 3,200
Referee: Craig Thomson (Scotland)

August 22, 2007
20:00 KST
11:00 UTC
Argentina  4 – 1  Honduras
Meza Goal 45+1'
Mazzola Goal 64'87'
Machuca Goal 71'
Report Leverón Goal 35' (pen.)
Ulsan Complex Stadium, Ulsan
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Yuichi Nishimura (Japan)

August 25, 2007
16:00 KST
07:00 UTC
Honduras  0 – 2  Syria
Report Al Taiar Goal 22'
Al Salih Goal 80'
Jeju World Cup Stadium, Jeju
Attendance: 430
Referee: Rakesh Varman (Fiji)

August 25, 2007
16:00 KST
07:00 UTC
Spain  1 – 1  Argentina
Aquino Goal 68' Report Benítez Goal 32'

Group D[edit]

Teams GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Nigeria 3 3 0 0 9 2 +7 9
 France 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
 Japan 3 1 0 2 4 6 -2 3
 Haiti 3 0 1 2 3 8 -5 1
August 19, 2007
16:00 KST
07:00 UTC
Nigeria  2 – 1  France
Chrisantus Goal 15'
Ibrahim Goal 64'
Report Saivet Goal 51'
Gwang-Yang Stadium, Gwangyang
Attendance: 8,500
Referee: Craig Thomson (Scotland)

August 19, 2007
19:00 KST
10:00 UTC
Japan  3 – 1  Haiti
Okamoto Goal 42'
Kawano Goal 80'
Kakitani Goal 84'
Report Guemsly Junior Goal 71'
Gwang-Yang Stadium, Gwangyang
Attendance: 8,500
Referee: Rakesh Varman (Fiji)

August 22, 2007
17:00 KST
08:00 UTC
Haiti  1 – 1  France
Desrivieres Goal 21' (pen.) Report Le Tallec Goal 13'
Gwang-Yang Stadium, Gwangyang
Attendance: 4,500
Referee: Eddy Maillet (Seychelles)

August 22, 2007
20:00 KST
11:00 UTC
Japan  0 – 3  Nigeria
Report Oseni Goal 21'
Chrisantus Goal 31'82'
Gwang-Yang Stadium, Gwangyang
Attendance: 4,500
Referee: Ivan Bebek (Croatia)

August 25, 2007
19:00 KST
10:00 UTC
Nigeria  4 – 1  Haiti
Chrisantus Goal 5'60'
Isa Goal 39'41'
Report Joseph Goal 57'

August 25, 2007
19:00 KST
10:00 UTC
France  2 – 1  Japan
Mehamha Goal 68'
Rivière Goal 70'
Report Kakitani Goal 45'
Goyang Stadium, Goyang
Attendance: 11,054
Referee: Grzegorz Gilewski (Poland)

Group E[edit]

Teams GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Tunisia 3 3 0 0 8 3 5 9
United States United States 3 1 0 2 6 7 -1 3
 Tajikistan 3 1 0 2 4 5 -1 3
 Belgium 3 1 0 2 3 6 -3 3
August 20, 2007
17:00 KST
08:00 UTC
Belgium  2 – 4  Tunisia
De Pauw Goal 27'
Kis Goal 36'
Report Boughanmi Goal 20'
Ayrai Goal 24'
Msakni Goal 42'79' (pen.)

August 20, 2007
20:00 KST
11:00 UTC
Tajikistan  4 – 3 United States United States
Vasiev Goal 32'
Shohzukhurov Goal 43'
Davronov Goal 82'
Fatkhuloev Goal 86'
Report Bates Goal 9'
Garza Goal 48'
Schuler Goal 53'
Changwon Civil Stadium, Changwon
Attendance: 4,570
Referee: Koman Coulibaly (Mali)

August 23, 2007
17:00 KST
08:00 UTC
United States United States 1 – 3  Tunisia
Jeffrey Goal 90' (pen.) Report Hadhria Goal 8' (pen.)45+1' (pen.)
Dkhil Goal 90+4'

August 23, 2007
20:00 KST
11:00 UTC
Tajikistan  0 – 1  Belgium
Report Benteke Goal 90+2'
Changwon Civil Stadium, Changwon
Attendance: 1,400
Referee: Rakesh Varman (Fiji)

August 26, 2007
16:00 KST
07:00 UTC
Belgium  0 – 2 United States United States
Report Urso Goal 63'
Bates Goal 71'

August 26, 2007
16:00 KST
07:00 UTC
Tunisia  1 – 0  Tajikistan
Msakni Goal 83' Report
Suwon Sports Complex, Suwon
Attendance: 1,235
Referee: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)

Group F[edit]

Teams GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Germany 3 2 1 0 11 5 +6 7
 Ghana 3 2 0 1 8 5 +3 6
 Colombia 3 1 1 1 9 5 +4 4
 Trinidad and Tobago 3 0 0 3 1 14 -13 0
August 20, 2007
17:00 KST
08:00 UTC
Colombia  3 – 3  Germany
Julio Goal 14'
Nazarith Goal 66' (pen.)88'
Report Dowidat Goal 34'49'
Sukuta-Pasu Goal 39'

August 20, 2007
20:00 KST
11:00 UTC
Trinidad and Tobago  1 – 4  Ghana
Campbell Goal 80' Report Osei Goal 12'44'
Adams Goal 45+1'
Bossman Goal 85'

August 23, 2007
17:00 KST
08:00 UTC
Ghana  2 – 3  Germany
Osei Goal 52'
Adams Goal 53'
Report Bigalke Goal 5'
Kroos Goal 12'27'

August 23, 2007
20:00 KST
11:00 UTC
Trinidad and Tobago  0 – 5  Colombia
Report Mosquera Goal 22'63'
Trellez Goal 60'
Pardo Goal 68'
Serna Goal 72'
Cheonan Baekseok Stadium, Cheonan
Attendance: 13,537
Referee: Koman Coulibaly (Mali)

August 26, 2007
19:00 KST
10:00 UTC
Colombia  1 – 2  Ghana
Nazarith Goal 60' Report Osei Goal 32'
Yartey Goal 87'
Ulsan Complex Stadium, Ulsan
Attendance: 8,500
Referee: Craig Thomson (Scotland)

August 26, 2007
19:00 KST
10:00 UTC
Germany  5 – 0  Trinidad and Tobago
Broghammer Goal 5'
Esswein Goal 30'37'
Funk Goal 39'
Wolze Goal 90+3'
Report

Ranking of third-placed teams[edit]

Teams GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Colombia 3 1 1 1 9 5 +4 4
 Syria 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 4
 North Korea 3 1 1 1 3 7 -4 4
 Tajikistan 3 1 0 2 4 5 -1 3
 Japan 3 1 0 2 4 6 -2 3
South Korea Korea Republic 3 1 0 2 2 4 -2 3

Knockout stages[edit]

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                           
29 August - Ulsan            
  Spain  3
1 September - Jeju
   North Korea  0  
  Spain (pen.)  1(5)
29 August - Changwon
    France  1(4)  
  Tunisia  1
5 September - Ulsan
   France (a.e.t.)  3  
  Spain (a.e.t.)  2
29 August - Suwon
    Ghana  1  
  Peru (pen.)  1(5)
1 September - Changwon
  Tajikistan  1(4)  
  Peru  0
29 August - Gwangyang
    Ghana  2  
  Ghana  1
9 September - Seoul
  Brazil  0  
  Spain  0(0)
30 August - Goyang
    Nigeria (pen.)  0(3)
  Argentina  2
2 September - Cheonan
  Costa Rica  0  
  Argentina  0
30 August - Gwangyang
    Nigeria  2  
  Nigeria  2
6 September - Suwon
  Colombia  1  
  Nigeria  3
30 August - Jeju
    Germany  1   Third place
  England  3
2 September - Goyang 9 September - Seoul
  Syria  1  
  England  1   Ghana  1
30 August - Cheonan
    Germany  4     Germany  2
  Germany  2
 United States United States  1  

Round of 16[edit]

August 29, 2007
17:00 KST
08:00 UTC
Spain  3 – 0  North Korea
Bojan Goal 28'50'
Falqué Goal 67'
Report
Ulsan Complex Stadium, Ulsan
Attendance: 8,500
Referee: Sálvio Fagundes (Brazil)

August 29, 2007
17:00 KST
08:00 UTC
Tunisia  1 – 3 (a.e.t.)  France
Hadhria Goal 49' Report Saivet Goal 43'
Le Tallec Goal 99'105'

August 29, 2007
20:00 KST
11:00 UTC
Peru  1 – 1 (a.e.t.)  Tajikistan
Manco Goal 13' Report Davronov Goal 15'
  Penalties  
Trujillo Penalty scored
Calderón Penalty scored
Ruiz Penalty scored
Manco Penalty scored
Avila Penalty scored
5 – 4 Penalty missed Vasiev
Penalty scored Radzhabov
Penalty scored Abdulloev
Penalty scored Fatkhuloev
Penalty scored Tukhtasunov
Suwon Sports Complex, Suwon
Attendance: 1,150
Referee: Matthew Breeze (Australia)

August 29, 2007
20:00 KST
11:00 UTC
Ghana  1 – 0  Brazil
Donkor Goal 51' Report

August 30, 2007
17:00 KST
08:00 UTC
Argentina  2 – 0  Costa Rica
Sauro Goal 25'41' Report

August 30, 2007
17:00 KST
08:00 UTC
Nigeria  2 – 1  Colombia
Isa Goal 78'
Alfa Goal 83'
Report Trellez Goal 62'
Gwang-Yang Stadium, Gwangyang
Attendance: 4,500
Referee: Ivan Bebek (Croatia)

August 30, 2007
20:00 KST
11:00 UTC
England  3 – 1  Syria
Lansbury Goal 17' (pen.)
Pearce Goal 45+2'
Murphy Goal 62'
Report Ajouz Goal 51'

August 30, 2007
20:00 KST
11:00 UTC
Germany  2 – 1 United States United States
Sukuta-Pasu Goal 65'89' Report Bates Goal 90+2'

Quarterfinals[edit]

September 1, 2007
16:00 KST
07:00 UTC
Spain  1 – 1 (a.e.t.)  France
Jordi Goal 72' Report Le Tallec Goal 52'
  Penalties  
Nacho Penalty scored
Rodri Penalty scored
Bojan Penalty scored
Mérida Penalty scored
Aquino Penalty scored
5 – 4 Penalty scored Sakho
Penalty scored Le Tallec
Penalty missed Bourgeois
Penalty scored M'Vila
Penalty scored N'Diaye
Jeju World Cup Stadium, Jeju
Attendance: 2,310
Referee: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)

September 1, 2007
19:00 KST
10:00 UTC
Peru  0 – 2  Ghana
Report Adams Goal 45+1'
Osei Goal 53'

September 2, 2007
16:00 KST
07:00 UTC
Argentina  0 – 2  Nigeria
Report Haruna Goal 33' (pen.)
Chrisantus Goal 45+2'

September 2, 2007
19:00 KST
10:00 UTC
England  1 – 4  Germany
Murphy Goal 65' Report Rudy Goal 50'
Sukuta-Pasu Goal 56'
Dowidat Goal 74'
Kroos Goal 87'
Goyang Stadium, Goyang
Attendance: 12,560
Referee: Sálvio Fagundes (Brazil)

Semifinals[edit]

September 5, 2007
19:00 KST
10:00 UTC
Spain  2 – 1 (a.e.t.)  Ghana
Aquino Goal 67'
Bojan Goal 116'
Report Adams Goal 80'
Ulsan Complex Stadium, Ulsan
Attendance: 9,700
Referee: Sálvio Fagundes (Brazil)

September 6, 2007
19:00 KST
10:00 UTC
Nigeria  3 – 1  Germany
Chrisantus Goal 10'
Alfa Goal 18'
Akinsola Goal 90+4'
Report Kroos Goal 33'
Suwon Sports Complex, Suwon
Attendance: 3,472
Referee: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)

Third place match[edit]

September 9, 2007
16:00 KST
07:00 UTC
Ghana  1 – 2  Germany
Osei Goal 67' Report Kroos Goal 17'
Esswein Goal 90+2'

Final[edit]

September 9, 2007
19:00 KST
10:00 UTC
Spain  0 – 0 (a.e.t.)  Nigeria
Report
  Penalties  
Illarramendi Penalty missed
Mérida Penalty missed
Falqué Penalty missed
0 – 3 Penalty scored Edile
Penalty scored Joshua
Penalty scored Oseni
Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul
Attendance: 36,125
Referee: Yuichi Nishimura (Japan)

Winners[edit]

 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup Winners 

Nigeria
Third title

Awards[edit]

Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
Germany Toni Kroos Nigeria Macauley Chrisantus Spain Bojan Krkić
Golden Shoe Silver Shoe Bronze Shoe
Nigeria Macauley Chrisantus Ghana Ransford Osei Germany Toni Kroos
Spain Bojan Krkić

Goalscorers[edit]

Final raking[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]