1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship

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1999 FIFA U-17 World Cup
FIFA U-17 World Championship New Zealand 1999
1999 FIFA I Raro I Te 17 Marama Ao
1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship.png
Tournament details
Host countryNew Zealand
Dates10–27 November
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Brazil (2nd title)
Runners-up Australia
Third place Ghana
Fourth place United States
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored93 (2.91 per match)
Attendance216,853 (6,777 per match)
Top scorer(s)Ghana Ishmael Addo
(7 goals)
Best player(s)United States Landon Donovan
Fair play award Mexico
1997
2001

The FIFA U-17 World Championship 1999, the eighth edition of the tournament, was held in the cities of Auckland, Christchurch, Napier, and Dunedin in New Zealand between 10 November and 27 November 1999. Players born after 1 January 1982 could participate in this tournament. This was the first FIFA tournament held in the Pacific Islands.

Venues[edit]

City / Town Stadium Host club(s) Capacity
Auckland North Harbour Stadium 25,000
Napier McLean Park 21,000
Christchurch Queen Elizabeth II Park Christchurch United 20,000
Dunedin Carisbrook 29,000

New Zealand's capital city Wellington was not allocated any matches as the city's only venue at the time - Athletic Park - was not deemed adequate by FIFA as a match venue.

Teams[edit]

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) AFC U-17 Championship 1998  Thailand
 Qatar
CAF (Africa) 1999 African Under-17 Championship  Ghana
 Burkina Faso1
 Mali
CONCACAF
(Central, North America and Caribbean)
1999 CONCACAF U-17 Tournament  Jamaica1
 Mexico
 United States
CONMEBOL (South America) 1999 South American Under 17 Football Championship  Brazil
 Paraguay1
 Uruguay
OFC (Oceania) 1999 OFC U-17 Qualifying Tournament  Australia
UEFA (Europe) 1999 UEFA European Under-16 Football Championship  Spain
 Poland
 Germany
Host nation  New Zealand

 Australia qualified for the tournament after two-leg playoff matches with 3rd Place winner of AFC U-17 Championship 1998,  Bahrain

1.^ Teams that made their debut.

Squads[edit]

Matches[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 United States 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7
 Uruguay 3 1 1 1 6 2 +4 4
 New Zealand 3 1 0 2 3 8 -5 3
 Poland 3 0 2 1 3 4 -1 2


New Zealand 1 – 2 United States
Mulligan Goal 16' Report Thompson Goal 69'
Donovan Goal 74'
Attendance: 14,103
Referee: Wolfgang Stark (Germany)

Uruguay 1 – 1 Poland
Alvarez Goal 46' Report Madej Goal 51'
Attendance: 3,623
Referee: Hichem Guirat (Tunisia)

New Zealand 0 – 5 Uruguay
Report Lapolla Goal 42'
Peralta Goal 45+1'
Leal Goal 63'
Martinez Goal 71'
Meneses Goal 77'
Attendance: 10,265
Referee: Costas Kapitanis (Cyprus)

United States 1 – 1 Poland
Donovan Goal 89' (pen.) Report Madej Goal 43' (pen.)
Attendance: 10,265
Referee: Robert Troxler Ayala (Paraguay)

Poland 1 – 2 New Zealand
Mierzejewski Goal 88' Report Mulligan Goal 53'
Pearce Goal 64'
Attendance: 7,643
Referee: Edgar Rangel Perez (Mexico)

United States 1 – 0 Uruguay
Onyewu Goal 90' Report
Attendance: 7,643
Referee: Kyros Vassaras (Greece)

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Ghana 3 2 1 0 12 2 +10 7
 Mexico 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 6
 Spain 3 1 1 1 7 2 +5 4
 Thailand 3 0 0 3 1 17 -16 0


Ghana 1 – 1 Spain
Atiku Goal 45+2' Report Mario Goal 90+7'
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Toru Kamikawa (Japan)

Mexico 4 – 0 Thailand
Estrada Goal 7'
Galindo Goal 38'
Ramirez Goal 53'
Grijalva Goal 76'
Report
Attendance: 3,950
Referee: Bruce Edward Grimshaw (New Zealand)

Spain 6 – 0 Thailand
Aitor Goal 35'44'90+1'
Crusat Goal 42'
Ernesto Goal 45+1'
Aspas Goal 80'
Report
Attendance: 5,200
Referee: Noel Bynoe (Trinidad & Tobago)

Ghana 4 – 0 Mexico
Lamptey Goal 38'75'
Atiku Goal 71'89'
Report
Attendance: 5,200
Referee: Bruce Edward Grimshaw (New Zealand)

Thailand 1 – 7 Ghana
Suriya Goal 62' Report Dong-Bortey Goal 7'16'50'
Addo Goal 22'28'52'
Obodai Goal 90+1'
Attendance: 4,056
Referee: Mark Shield (Australia)

Spain 0 – 1 Mexico
Report Vallejo Goal 38'
Attendance: 4,056
Referee: Byron Moreno (Ecuador)

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Australia 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
 Brazil 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
 Germany 3 0 2 1 1 2 -1 2
 Mali 3 0 2 1 0 1 -1 2


Brazil 2 – 1 Australia
Marquinhos Goal 31'
Carlos Henrique Goal 66'
Report MacAllister Goal 81'
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Tomasz Mikulski (Poland)

Mali 0 – 0 Germany
Report
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Byron Moreno (Ecuador)

Australia 2 – 1 Germany
Cansdell-Sherriff Goal 66'
Byrnes Goal 70'
Report Haas Goal 9'
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Issack Abdulkadir (Tanzania)

Brazil 0 – 0 Mali
Report
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Edgar Rangel Perez (Mexico)

Germany 0 – 0 Brazil
Report
Attendance: 6,500
Referee: Hichem Guirat (Tunisia)

Australia 1 – 0 Mali
McDonald Goal 23' Report
Attendance: 6,500
Referee: Carlos Batres (Guatemala)

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Paraguay 3 2 1 0 9 2 +7 7
 Qatar 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6
 Burkina Faso 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
 Jamaica 3 0 0 3 0 10 -10 0


Jamaica 0 – 1 Burkina Faso
Report Compaore Goal 12'
Attendance: 5,173
Referee: Kyros Vassaras (Greece)

Paraguay 2 – 0 Qatar
Fretes Goal 37'
Guzman Goal 57'
Report
Attendance: 5,173
Referee: Mark Shield (Australia)

Burkina Faso 1 – 2 Qatar
Kabore Goal 57' Report Hamza Goal 16' (pen.)37'
Attendance: 4,662
Referee: Carlos Batres (Guatemala)

Jamaica 0 – 5 Paraguay
Report Ferreira Goal 11'
Da Silva Goal 15'80' (pen.)
Cabrera Goal 30'
Figueredo Goal 43'
Attendance: 4,662
Referee: Taj Addin Fares (Syria)

Qatar 4 – 0 Jamaica
Hamza Goal 52'63'
Abdulrahman Goal 69'
Mubarak Goal 90+1'
Report
Attendance: 2,180
Referee: Costas Kapitanis (Cyprus)

Burkina Faso 2 – 2 Paraguay
Ouedraogo Goal 50'53' Report Cabrera Goal 4'
Ferreira Goal 45'
Attendance: 2,180
Referee: Wolfgang Stark (Germany)

Knockout stage[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
20 November - Auckland
 
 
 United States3
 
24 November - Christchurch
 
 Mexico2
 
 United States2 (6)
 
21 November - Christchurch
 
 Australia (pen.)2 (7)
 
 Australia1
 
27 November - Auckland
 
 Qatar0
 
 Australia0 (7)
 
20 November - Napier
 
 Brazil (pen.)0 (8)
 
 Ghana (a.e.t.)3
 
24 November - Auckland
 
 Uruguay2
 
 Ghana2 (2)
 
21 November - Dunedin
 
 Brazil (pen.)2 (4) Third place
 
 Paraguay1
 
27 November - Auckland
 
 Brazil4
 
 United States0
 
 
 Ghana2
 

Quarterfinals[edit]

United States 3 – 2 Mexico
Beasley Goal 38'
Cila Goal 43'
Beckerman Goal 48'
Report Vallejo Goal 2'
Yañez Goal 70'

Australia 1 – 0 Qatar
Di Iorio Goal 55' Report
Attendance: 3,500

Ghana 3 – 2 (a.e.t.) Uruguay
Addo Goal 35'107'
Novegil Goal 45+1' (o.g.)
Report Olivera Goal 9'
Leal Goal 65'
Attendance: 5,600

Paraguay 1 – 4 Brazil
Da Silva Goal 42' Report Leonardo Goal 26'37'56'
Caca Goal 90'
Attendance: 7,251

Semifinals[edit]


Playoff for 3rd place[edit]

United States 0 – 2 Ghana
Report Pimpong Goal 35'
Addo Goal 84'

Final[edit]

Winners[edit]

 1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship Winners 

Brazil
Second title

Awards[edit]

FIFA Golden Shoe FIFA Golden Ball FIFA Fair Play Award
Ghana Ishmael Addo United States Landon Donovan  Mexico

Goalscorers[edit]

Ishmael Addo of Ghana won the Golden Shoe award for scoring seven goals. In total, 93 goals were scored by 59 different players, with two of them credited as own goals.

7 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  Brazil 6 2 4 0 8 4 +4 10
2  Australia 6 3 2 1 7 5 +2 11
3  Ghana 6 4 2 0 19 6 +13 14
4  United States 6 3 2 1 9 8 +1 11
Eliminated in the quarter-finals
5  Paraguay 4 2 1 1 10 6 +4 7
6  Qatar 4 2 0 2 6 4 +2 6
7  Mexico 4 2 0 2 7 7 0 6
8  Uruguay 4 1 1 2 8 5 +3 4
Eliminated at the group stage
9  Spain 3 1 1 1 7 2 +5 4
10  Burkina Faso 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
11  New Zealand 3 1 0 2 3 8 –5 3
12  Poland 3 0 2 1 3 4 –1 2
13  Germany 3 0 2 1 1 2 –1 2
14  Mali 3 0 2 1 0 1 –1 2
15  Jamaica 3 0 0 3 0 10 –10 0
16  Thailand 3 0 0 3 1 17 –16 0

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