1995 FIFA U-17 World Championship

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1995 FIFA U-17 World Championship
3rd U-17 World Championship for the FIFA/JVC Cup-Ecuador 1995
3er Campeonato Mundial Sub-17 por la Copa FIFA/JVC-Ecuador 1995
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Tournament details
Host countryEcuador
Dates3–20 August
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)6 (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Ghana (2nd title)
Runners-up Brazil
Third place Argentina
Fourth place Oman
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored84 (2.63 per match)
Attendance463,000 (14,469 per match)
Top scorer(s)Oman Mohammed Al-Kathiri
Australia Daniel Allsopp (5 goals)
Best player(s)Oman Mohammed Al-Kathiri
Fair play award Brazil
1993
1997

The FIFA U-17 World Championship 1995, the sixth edition of the tournament, was held in the cities of Guayaquil, Portoviejo, Quito, Ibarra, Cuenca, and Riobamba in Ecuador between 3 and 20 August 1995. Players born after 1 August 1978 could participate in this tournament. Ecuador was originally to have hosted the 1991 FIFA U-17 World Championship but due to an outbreak of cholera, that tournament was moved to Italy.

Qualified Teams[edit]

Africa (1995 African Under-17 Championship)

Asia (1994 AFC U-17 Championship)

Europe (UEFA U-16 Championship 1995)

North America (1994 CONCACAF U-17 Tournament)

South America (Sudamericano Sub-17 1995)

Oceania (OFC U-17 Qualifying Tournament 1995)

Host Nation (Automatic Qualification)

Squads[edit]

For a list of all squads that played in the final tournament, see 1995 FIFA U-17 World Championship squads

Referees[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners and runners-up advance to the Quarterfinals

Group A[edit]

Teams GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Ghana 3 3 0 0 5 1 +4 9
 Ecuador 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 4
 Japan 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
 United States 3 0 0 3 1 6 -5 0


Ecuador 2–0 United States
Moreira Goal 31'
Corozo Goal 83'
(Report)

Ghana 1–0 Japan
Kamara Goal 70' (Report)
Attendance: 28,000
Referee: Leslie Irvine (NIR)

Ecuador 1–2 Ghana
Angulo Goal 32' (Report) Sule Goal 6'
Gambo Goal 68'

United States 1–2 Japan
Redmond Goal 60' (Report) Yamazaki Goal 49'
Takahara Goal 86'

Ecuador 0–0 Japan
(Report)
Attendance: 34,000
Referee: Said Belqola (MAR)

United States 0–2 Ghana
(Report) Iddrisu Goal 35'
Akwei Goal 65'

Group B[edit]

Teams GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Argentina 3 3 0 0 7 0 +7 9
 Portugal 3 1 0 2 5 6 -1 3
 Guinea 3 1 0 2 3 6 -3 3
 Costa Rica 3 1 0 2 2 5 -3 3


Argentina 3–0 Portugal
Gatti Goal 5'
La Paglia Goal 19'88' (pen.)
(Report)

Costa Rica 2–0 Guinea
Fonseca Goal 80'
Campos Goal 87'
(Report)

Portugal 2–3 Guinea
Zeferino Goal 11'26' (Report) Bangoura Goal 30'
Conte Goal 48' (pen.)
Keita Goal 65'

Argentina 2–0 Costa Rica
Caserio Goal 62'
Gatti Goal 79'
(Report)

Portugal 3–0 Costa Rica
Vargas Goal 88'90+1'
Adolfo Goal 89'
(Report)

Argentina 2–0 Guinea
Peralta Goal 18'
Aimar Goal 26'
(Report)

Group C[edit]

Teams GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Nigeria 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7
 Australia 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 4
 Spain 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
 Qatar 3 0 1 2 1 5 -4 1


Nigeria 1–1 Qatar
Anyamkygh Goal 37' (Report) Ghulam Goal 39'

Australia 2–2 Spain
Allsopp Goal 16'73' (Report) Duarte Goal 55' (pen.)
Mista Goal 73'

Nigeria 2–0 Australia
Anyamkygh Goal 59'
Obiorah Goal 90+3'
(Report)

Qatar 0–1 Spain
(Report) Ferrón Goal 83'

Qatar 0–3 Australia
(Report) Kewell Goal 43' (pen.)
Allsopp Goal 48'56'

Nigeria 2–1 Spain
Obiorah Goal 48'
Onwuzuruike Goal 84'
(Report) Duarte Goal 57' (pen.)

Group D[edit]

Teams GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 3 2 1 0 5 0 +5 7
 Oman 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 7
 Germany 3 1 0 2 3 6 -3 3
 Canada 3 0 0 3 1 7 -6 0


Brazil 3–0 Germany
Djimi Goal 39'
Carlos Alberto Goal 54'
Juan Goal 63'
(Report)
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Said Belqola (MAR)

Oman 2–1 Canada
Al-Kathiri Goal 43'62' (pen.) (Report) Bernier Goal 70'

Brazil 0–0 Oman
(Report)

Germany 3–0 Canada
Brezina Goal 23'
Rost Goal 68'
Bugera Goal 73'
(Report)
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Said Belqola (MAR)

Germany 0–3 Oman
(Report) Al-Kathiri Goal 4' (pen.)
Al-Siyabi Goal 81'87'

Brazil 2–0 Canada
Bel Goal 2'
Eduardo Goal 46'
(Report)

Knockout Phase[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
12 August - Quito
 
 
 Ghana2
 
17 August - Portoviejo
 
 Portugal0
 
 Ghana3
 
13 August - Portoviejo
 
 Oman1
 
 Oman2
 
20 August - Guayaquil
 
 Nigeria1
 
 Ghana3
 
12 August - Guayaquil
 
 Brazil2
 
 Argentina3
 
17 August - Guayaquil
 
 Ecuador1
 
 Brazil3
 
13 August - Portoviejo
 
 Argentina0 Third place
 
 Brazil3
 
20 August - Guayaquil
 
 Australia1
 
 Argentina2
 
 
 Oman0
 

Quarterfinals[edit]

Ghana 2–0 Portugal
Bentil Goal 12'
Amaniampong Goal 87'
(Report)

Nigeria 1–2 Oman
Chukwueke Goal 13' (pen.) (Report) Al-Kathiri Goal 32'
Al-Dhabit Goal 49'

Brazil 3–1 Australia
Rodrigo Goal 14'
Kléber Goal 65'
Marco Antônio Goal 75'
(Report) Allsopp Goal 32'

Argentina 3–1 Ecuador
Mercado Goal 36' (o.g.)
Aimar Goal 46'
Gatti Goal 66'
(Report) Ayala Goal 86'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Leslie Irvine (NIR)

Semifinals[edit]

Ghana 3–1 Oman
Ansah Goal 38'
Kamara Goal 54'
Iddrisu Goal 72'
(Report) Al-Kathiri 67'

Argentina 0–3 Brazil
(Report) Rodrigo Goal 74'
Rocha Goal 88'
Fabio Goal 90'
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Fritz Stuchlik (AUT)

Playoff for 3rd place[edit]

Oman 0–2 Argentina
(Report) Gatti Goal 20'
Cambiasso Goal 71'
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Said Belqola (MAR)

Final[edit]

Ghana 3–2 Brazil
Sule Goal 39'
Iddrisu Goal 45'
Bentil Goal 49'
(Report) Juan Goal 47'
Marco Antônio Goal 90'
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Leslie Irvine (NIR)

Result[edit]

 1995 FIFA U-17 World Championship Winners 

Ghana
Second title

Goalscorers[edit]

Daniel Allsopp of Australia won the Golden Shoe award for scoring five goals. In total, 84 goals were scored by 57 different players, with only one of them credited as own goal.

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

Final ranking[edit]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Ghana 6 6 0 0 13 4 +9 18
2  Brazil 6 4 1 1 13 4 +9 13
3  Argentina 6 5 0 1 12 4 +8 15
4  Oman 6 3 1 2 8 7 +1 10
Eliminated in the quarter-finals
5  Nigeria 4 2 1 1 6 4 +2 7
6  Australia 4 1 1 2 6 7 –1 4
7  Ecuador 4 1 1 2 4 5 –1 4
8  Portugal 4 1 0 3 5 8 –3 3
Eliminated at the group stage
9  Spain 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
10  Japan 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
11  Germany 3 1 0 2 3 6 –3 3
11  Guinea 3 1 0 2 3 6 –3 3
13  Costa Rica 3 1 0 2 2 5 –3 3
14  Qatar 3 0 1 2 1 5 –4 1
15  United States 3 0 0 3 1 6 –5 0
16  Canada 3 0 0 3 1 7 –6 0

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