1999 FIFA World Youth Championship

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1999 FIFA World Youth Championship
FIFA U-20 World Cup Nigeria 1999
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Tournament details
Host country Nigeria
Dates April 3 – April 24
Teams 24 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 8 (in 8 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Spain (1st title)
Runners-up  Japan
Third place  Mali
Fourth place  Uruguay
Tournament statistics
Matches played 52
Goals scored 158 (3.04 per match)
Attendance 624,400 (12,008 per match)
Top scorer(s) Spain Pablo
Mali Mahamadou Dissa
(5 goals)
Best player Mali Seydou Keita
Fair play award  Croatia
Malaysia 1997
Argentina 2001

The 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship took place in Nigeria between April 3 and April 24, 1999. This was the 12th edition of the tournament.

Qualification[edit]

The following 24 teams qualified for the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship.

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) 1998 AFC Youth Championship  Japan
 Kazakhstan1
 South Korea
 Saudi Arabia
CAF (Africa) 1999 African Youth Championship  Cameroon
 Ghana
 Mali
 Zambia1
CONCACAF
(North, Central America & Caribbean)
1998 CONCACAF U-20 Tournament  Costa Rica
 Honduras
 Mexico
 United States
CONMEBOL (South America) 1999 South American Youth Championship  Argentina
 Brazil
 Paraguay
 Uruguay
OFC (Oceania) 1998 OFC U-20 Championship  Australia
UEFA (Europe) 1998 UEFA European Under-18 Football Championship  Croatia1
 England
 Germany
 Portugal
 Republic of Ireland
 Spain
Host nation  Nigeria
1.^ Teams that made their debut.

Venues[edit]

Ibadan Lagos Enugu Port Harcourt
Liberty Stadium National Stadium Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium Liberation Stadium
Capacity: 40,000 Capacity: 45,000 Capacity: 22,000 Capacity: 25,000
Ibadan street scene.jpg Enugu.jpg 1st Artillery.jpg
1999 FIFA World Youth Championship (Nigeria)
Kano Calabar Kaduna Bauchi
Sani Abacha Stadium U.J. Esuene Stadium Ahmadu Bello Stadium Abubarkar Tafawa Balewa Stadium
Capacity: 18,000 Capacity: 16,000 Capacity: 16,500 Capacity: 15,000

Squads[edit]

Group stage[edit]

The 24 teams were split into six groups of four teams. Six group winners, six second-place finishers and the four best third-place finishers qualify for the knockout round.

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
 Paraguay 6 3 2 0 1 5 6 −1 Advanced to the round of 16
 Nigeria 4 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1
 Costa Rica 4 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
 Germany 3 3 1 0 2 5 4 +1
Nigeria  1–1  Costa Rica
Aghahowa Goal 20' (Report) Meléndez Goal 83' (pen.)
Attendance: 37,500

Germany  4–0  Paraguay
Kern Goal 44'60'69'
Falk Goal 90'
(Report)
Attendance: 2,500

Nigeria  2–0  Germany
Shittu Goal 69'
Garba Goal 81'
(Report)
Attendance: 20,000

Costa Rica  1–3  Paraguay
Garita Goal 30' (Report) Santa Cruz Goal 26'
Vera Goal 50'
Cuevas Goal 66'
Attendance: 18,000

Nigeria  1–2  Paraguay
Shittu Goal 38' (Report) Fernández Goal 9'
Maldonado Goal 22'
Attendance: 25,000

Costa Rica  2–1  Germany
Brenes Goal 33'
Santana Goal 69'
(Report) Timm Goal 38'
Attendance: 22,000

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
 Ghana 7 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 Advanced to the round of 16
 Croatia 5 3 1 2 0 6 2 +4
 Argentina 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
 Kazakhstan 0 3 0 0 3 1 9 −8
Ghana  1–1  Croatia
Ofori-Quaye Goal 68' (Report) Deranja Goal 22'
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Lu Jun (China)

Argentina  1–0  Kazakhstan
Cambiasso Goal 44' (Report)
Attendance: 16,000

Ghana  1–0  Argentina
Ofori-Quaye Goal 76' (Report)
Attendance: 5,000

Croatia  5–1  Kazakhstan
Deranja Goal 7'
Miladin Goal 11'
Sabolčki Goal 34'
Banović Goal 79'
Bjelanović Goal 88'
(Report) Urazayev Goal 67'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Lu Jun (China)

Ghana  3–0  Kazakhstan
Gyan Goal 51'69'
Adu Goal 53'
(Report)
Attendance: 2,000

Croatia  0–0  Argentina
(Report)
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Lu Jun (China)

Group C[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
 Mexico 7 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 Advanced to the round of 16
 Republic of Ireland 6 3 2 0 1 6 1 +5
 Australia 3 3 1 0 2 4 8 −4 Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
 Saudi Arabia 1 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4
Australia  3–1  Saudi Arabia
Culina Goal 29'
Maisano Goal 72'
Al-Garni Goal 77' (o.g.)
(Report) Dabo Goal 90'
Attendance: 2,000

Mexico  1–0  Republic of Ireland
Márquez Goal 10' (Report)
Attendance: 3,000

Australia  1–3  Mexico
Sterjovski Goal 45' (Report) Márquez Goal 2'
J. Rodríguez Goal 58'
Osorno Goal 83'
Attendance: 500

Saudi Arabia  0–2  Republic of Ireland
(Report) McPhail Goal 42'
Duff Goal 65'
Attendance: 1,000

Australia  0–4  Republic of Ireland
(Report) Sadlier Goal 20'
Duff Goal 73'
Healy Goal 74'
Crossley Goal 90'
Attendance: 800

Saudi Arabia  1–1  Mexico
Al-Saqri Goal 37' (Report) L. González Goal 30'
Attendance: 2,000

Group D[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
 Mali 6 3 2 0 1 6 6 0 Advanced to the round of 16
 Portugal 4 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1
 Uruguay 4 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
 South Korea 3 3 1 0 2 5 6 −1
Uruguay  1–2  Mali
Chevantón Goal 65' (Report) Camara Goal 51'
Dissa Goal 90'
Attendance: 16,000

South Korea  1–3  Portugal
Kim K.H. Goal 37' (Report) R. Sousa Goal 27'
Simão Goal 85'90' (pen.)
Attendance: 10,000

Uruguay  1–0  South Korea
Chevantón Goal 3' (Report)
Attendance: 6,000

Mali  2–1  Portugal
Am. Coulibaly Goal 15' (pen.)
Ndiaye Goal 45'
(Report) P. Costa Goal 55'
Attendance: 6,000

Uruguay  0–0  Portugal
(Report)
Attendance: 4,000

Mali  2–4  South Korea
Dissa Goal 57'
Bagayoko Goal 60'
(Report) Seol K.H. Goal 3'35'
Na H.K. Goal 22' (pen.)
Lee D.G. Goal 69'
Attendance: 4,000

Group E[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
 Japan 6 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 Advanced to the round of 16
 United States 6 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1
 Cameroon 6 3 2 0 1 4 4 0 Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
 England 0 3 0 0 3 0 4 −4
Cameroon  2–1  Japan
Komol Goal 72'89' (Report) Takahara Goal 51'
Attendance: 12,000

England  0–1  United States
(Report) Califf Goal 12'
Attendance: 19,000

Cameroon  1–0  England
Cooper Goal 63' (o.g.) (Report)
Attendance: 12,000

Japan  3–1  United States
Downing Goal 10' (o.g.)
Takahara Goal 51'
Ogasawara Goal 85'
(Report) Futagaki Goal 74'

Cameroon  1–3  United States
Kioyo Goal 63' (Report) Twellman Goal 38' Goal 79'
Bocanegra Goal 57'

Japan  2–0  England
Ishikawa Goal 39'
Ono Goal 48'
(Report)

Group F[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
 Spain 7 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 Advanced to the round of 16
 Brazil 6 3 2 0 1 8 3 +5
 Zambia 4 3 1 1 1 5 8 −3 Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
 Honduras 0 3 0 0 3 4 10 −6
Zambia  4–3  Honduras
Makayi Goal 19'
Makufi Goal 44'55'
Mbambara Goal 72'
(Report) Suazo Goal 9'
De León Goal 41' Goal 74'
Attendance: 12,000

Spain  2–0  Brazil
Gabri Goal 15' Goal 33' (Report)
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Felipe Ramos (Mexico)

Zambia  0–0  Spain
(Report)
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Felipe Ramos (Mexico)

Honduras  0–3  Brazil
(Report) Edu Goal 36'80'
Matuzalém Goal 41'

Zambia  1–5  Brazil
Sinkala Goal 39' (Report) Ronaldinho Goal 27'
Aurélio Goal 45'
Baiano Goal 65'
Mancini Goal 69'
Rodrigo Gral Goal 80'
Attendance: 16,000

Honduras  1–3  Spain
Oliva Goal 76' (Report) Pablo Goal 10'
Varela Goal 26'
Rubén Goal 31'
Attendance: 16,000

Ranking of third-placed teams[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
 Cameroon 6 3 2 0 1 4 4 0 Advanced to the round of 16
 Uruguay 4 3 1 1 1 2 2 0
 Argentina 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 0
 Costa Rica 4 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1
 Zambia 4 3 1 1 1 5 8 −3
 Australia 3 3 1 0 2 4 8 −4

Knockout stage[edit]

Bracket[edit]

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                           
April 15 - Enugu            
  Mali (aet)  5
April 18 - Enugu
  Cameroon  4  
  Mali  3
April 14 - Kano
    Nigeria  1  
  Republic of Ireland  1 (3)
April 21 - Kaduna
  Nigeria (pen.)  1 (5)  
  Mali  1
April 15 - Port Harcourt
    Spain  3  
  Spain  3
April 18 - Kaduna
  United States  2  
  Spain (pen.)  1 (8)
April 14 - Kaduna
    Ghana  1 (7)  
  Ghana  2
April 24 - Lagos
  Costa Rica  0  
  Spain  4
April 14 - Lagos
    Japan  0
  Paraguay  2 (9)
April 18 - Lagos
  Uruguay (pen.)  2 (10)  
  Uruguay  2
April 14 - Calabar
    Brazil  1  
  Brazil  4
April 21 - Lagos
  Croatia  0  
  Uruguay  1
April 15 - Bauchi
    Japan  2   Third place
  Japan (pen.)  1 (5)
April 18 - Ibadan April 24 - Lagos
  Portugal  1 (4)  
  Japan  2   Mali  1
April 15 - Ibadan
    Mexico  0     Uruguay  0
  Mexico  4
  Argentina  1  

Round of 16[edit]

Republic of Ireland  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Nigeria
Sadlier Goal 35' (Report) Ikedia Goal 70'
Penalties
Crossley Penalty scored
Donnolly Penalty scored
Heary Penalty missed
Quinn Penalty scored
3–5 Penalty scored Ikedia
Penalty scored Okunowo
Penalty scored Aranka
Penalty scored Dombraye
Penalty scored Shittu
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Lu Jun (China)

Ghana  2–0  Costa Rica
Afriyie Goal 18'
Ofori-Quaye Goal 82'
(Report)

Paraguay  2–2 (a.e.t.)  Uruguay
Santa Cruz Goal 62' (pen.)86' (Report) Chevantón Goal 32'
Forlán Goal 49'
Penalties
Santa Cruz Penalty scored
Maldonado Penalty scored
Escobar Penalty missed
Blanco Penalty scored
Da Silva Penalty scored
Florentín Penalty scored
Domínguez Penalty scored
Vera Penalty scored
Cuevas Penalty scored
Giménez Penalty scored
Santa Cruz Penalty missed
9–10 Penalty scored Canobbio
Penalty missed Cardozo
Penalty scored Pellegrín
Penalty scored Carini
Penalty scored Anchén
Penalty scored Sorondo
Penalty scored Correa
Penalty scored Machado
Penalty scored Carreño
Penalty scored Carini
Penalty scored Canobbio
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Felipe Ramos (Mexico)

Brazil  4–0  Croatia
Ronaldinho Goal 21' (pen.)45'
Fernando Baiano Goal 48' (pen.)
Edu Goal 68'
(Report)
Attendance: 12,000

Japan  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Portugal
Endo Goal 48' (Report) Marco Claúdio Goal 80'
Penalties
Ono Penalty scored
Nakata Penalty scored
Motoyama Penalty scored
Takahara Penalty scored
Sakai Penalty scored
5–4 Penalty scored Simão
Penalty scored Marco Cláudio
Penalty scored Sousa
Penalty missed Costa
Penalty scored Leal

Spain  3–2  United States
Pablo Goal 15'32'
Xavi Goal 19'
(Report) Twellman Goal 49'90'

Mexico  4–1  Argentina
Osorno Goal 52'
E. Rodríguez Goal 55'
J. Rodríguez Goal 67'
L. González Goal 88'
(Report) Galletti Goal 41'
Attendance: 16,000

Mali  5–4 (a.e.t.)  Cameroon
Ndiaye Goal 9'
Bagayoko Goal 67'
Camara Goal 83'
Dissa Goal 90'104'
(Report) Komol Goal 10' Goal 74'
Mbami Goal 23'
Kioyo Goal 26'
Attendance: 4,000

Quarter-finals[edit]

Uruguay  2–1  Brazil
Anchen Goal 44'
Canobbio Goal 86' (pen.)
(Report) Fernando Baiano Goal 27'
Attendance: 10,000

Mali  3–1  Nigeria
Bagayoko Goal 1'72'
Diarra Goal 44'
(Report) Garba Goal 17'
Attendance: 22,000

Japan  2–0  Mexico
Motoyama Goal 4'
Ono Goal 24'
(Report)
Attendance: 17,000

Spain  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Ghana
Barkero Goal 54' (pen.) (Report) Ofori-Quaye Goal 90'
Penalties
Xavi Penalty scored
Lombardero Penalty scored
Yeste Penalty scored
García Penalty missed
Jusué Penalty scored
Bermudo Penalty scored
Marchena Penalty scored
Orbaiz Penalty scored
Varela Penalty scored
8–7 Penalty scored Ansah
Penalty scored Razak
Penalty scored Appiah
Penalty scored Amuzu
Penalty missed Mohammed
Penalty scored Gyan
Penalty scored Abdul
Penalty scored Ofori-Quaye
Penalty missed Blay
Attendance: 19,000

Semi-finals[edit]

Mali  1–3  Spain
Dissa Goal 52' (Report) Varela Goal 2'26'
Xavi Goal 90'
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Lu Jun (China)

Uruguay  1–2  Japan
Chevantón Goal 24' (Report) Takahara Goal 23'
Nagai Goal 35'
Attendance: 8,000

Third place play-off[edit]

Mali  1–0  Uruguay
Keita Goal 30' (Report)
Attendance: 35,000

Final[edit]

Spain  4–0  Japan
Barkero Goal 5'
Pablo Goal 14' Goal 30'
Gabri Goal 51'
(Report)
Attendance: 38,000

Result[edit]

 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship Winners 

Spain
First title

Goalscorers[edit]