Chile national under-17 football team
|Nickname(s)||La Rojita (The Little Red One)|
|Association||Federación de Fútbol de Chile|
|Confederation||CONMEBOL (South America)|
(-, -; -, -)
| Chile 7 - 1 Bolivia
(Caballero, Paraguay; 5 March 1997)
(-, -; -, -)
|Under-17 World Cup|
|Under-17 South American Youth Championship|
|Premier Under-16 Milk Cup|
Chile national under-17 football team is the representative of Chile within FIFA U-17 World Cup. It is part of the Federación de Fútbol de Chile and it participated in the 1993 and 1997 editions of the tournament. As the host nation, Chile qualified automatically for the 2015 edition of the U-17 World Cup.
Chile under-17 World Cup appearances
This was to be Chile's first presentation on the U-17 international tournament. Attainment occurred by qualifying in second place during the Sudamericano U-17 qualifiers, behind Colombia and ahead of Argentina.
Of the four groups in the tournament, Chile were located in group D which contained Poland, Tunisia and China. The group games were held in the city of Hiroshima, and on 22 August Chile faced China the winners of the AFC U-16 Championship. The game ended in a 2-2 draw. On 24 August Chile played against Tunisia, where Chile came away victorious by a score of 2-0. The third match was to be a highly contested match-up against the eastern European country of Poland, and a battle for first place within group D would ensue. The match ended 3-3 with Chile qualifying in second place with a total of 4 points.
On 1 September the semifinals featured Chile vs. Ghana. The speed, counterattacking and strength of the African players defeated the Chilean squad. The match ended 3-0 and relegated Chile towards the consolation prize of the tournament.
The third place position reunited Chile with Poland, where after another battle, Chile would go on to tie Poland with a penalty kick from Sebastian Rozental during the closing minutes of the match, after Chile were down most of the game with an own goal against them. Chile ultimately won the penalty kick shootout (4)-(2) and gain a third place finish.
|22 August 1993||Hiroshima, Japan||China PR||D||2 - 2|
|24 August 1993||Hiroshima, Japan||Tunisia||W||2 - 0|
|26 August 1993||Hiroshima, Japan||Poland||D||3 - 3|
|29 August 1993||Kyoto, Japan||Czechoslovakia||W||4 - 1|
|1 September 1993||Tokyo, Japan||Ghana||L||0 - 3|
|4 September 1993||Tokyo, Japan||Poland||D||1(4) - 1(2)|
The tournament was held in Egypt in the cities of Cairo, Ismailia, Alexandria and Port Said from 4 September to 21 September. Chile was located in group A which included hosts Egypt, Germany and Thailand. On 5 September Chile played Germany in the capital of Cairo and after a scoreless first half Chile was defeated by the Germans 1-0.
On 7 September Chile played the host country of Egypt in the same venue. After Egypt was winning by a goal, Chile went on to tie and the game finished 1-1. 10 September in Ismalia the match featured Chile and Thailand. Chile defeated the South Asian country by a score of 6-2. The result but would not be enough to advance onto the second round. Chile with only 4 points could not surpass Egypt which came in second place with 5 points.
|5 September 1997||Cairo, Egypt||Germany||L||0 - 1|
|7 September 1997||Cairo, Egypt||Egypt||D||1 - 1|
|10 September 1997||Ismailia, Egypt||Thailand||W||6 - 2|
In 2011, Chile was chosen to host the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup, therefore the team will qualify automatically for the tournament.
FIFA Under-17 World Cup record
|FIFA U-17 World Cup record|
|1985||Did Not Qualify|
|1995||Did Not Qualify|
|1999||Did Not Qualify|
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks
Coach: Leonardo Véliz
|2||Silvio Rojas||MF||21.09.1977||Universidad Católica|
|4||Nelson Garrido||DF||12.02.1977||Universidad Católica|
|8||René Martínez||MF||11.08.1976||Universidad de Chile|
|11||Sebastián Rozental||FW||01.09.1976||Universidad Católica|
|12||Carlos Torres||GK||23.07.1977||Universidad Católica|
|14||Pablo Herceg||MF||19.01.1977||Universidad Católica|
|15||Patricio Galaz||FW||31.12.1976||Universidad Católica|
|16||Mauricio Rojas||FW||01.08.1976||Coquimbo Unido|
|18||Dante Poli||DF||16.08.1976||Universidad Católica|
Coach: Vladimir Bigorra
|1||Marcelo Jélvez||GK||23.10.1980||Universidad de Chile|
|2||Cristián Álvarez||DF||20.01.1980||Universidad Católica|
|5||Pablo Díaz||DF||23.05.1980||Regional Atacama|
|6||Germán Navea||MF||10.02.1980||La Serena|
|7||Iván Álvarez||FW||20.01.1980||Universidad Católica|
|9||Jorge Guzmán||FW||24.03.1980||Universidad de Chile|
|10||Milovan Mirosevic||MF||20.06.1980||Universidad Católica|
|11||Juan José Ribera||MF||11.10.1980||Universidad Católica|
|14||César Pino||DF||02.06.1980||Universidad de Chile|
|17||Juan Francisco Viveros||FW||11.08.1980||Huachipato|
|18||Juan Pablo Úbeda||FW||31.07.1980||Unión Española|