2001 FIFA World Youth Championship

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2001 FIFA World Youth Championship
Copa Mundial Juvenil de la FIFA
Argentina 2001
2001 FIFA World Youth Championship.png
Tournament details
Host country Argentina
Dates 17 June – 8 July
Teams 24 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 6 (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Argentina (4th title)
Runners-up  Ghana
Third place  Egypt
Fourth place  Paraguay
Tournament statistics
Matches played 52
Goals scored 149 (2.87 per match)
Attendance 506,320 (9,737 per match)
Top scorer(s) Argentina Javier Saviola (11 goals)
Best player Argentina Javier Saviola
Fair play award  Argentina
Nigeria 1999
United Arab Emirates 2003

The 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship took place in Argentina between 17 June and 8 July 2001. The 2001 championship was the 13th contested. The tournament took part in six cities, Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Mendoza, Rosario, Salta, and Mar del Plata. The Golden Boot was won by Javier Saviola of Argentina who scored 11 goals.

Qualification[edit]

The following 24 teams qualified for the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship. Argentina qualified automatically as host.

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) AFC Youth Championship 2000  China PR
 Iran
 Iraq
 Japan
CAF (Africa) 2001 African Youth Championship  Angola1
 Egypt
 Ethiopia1
 Ghana
CONCACAF
(North, Central America & Caribbean)
2001 CONCACAF U-20 Tournament  Canada
 Costa Rica
 Jamaica1
 United States
CONMEBOL (South America) 2001 South American Youth Championship  Brazil
 Chile
 Ecuador1
 Paraguay
OFC (Oceania) 2001 OFC U-20 Championship  Australia
UEFA (Europe) 2000 UEFA European Under-18 Football Championship  Czech Republic2
 Finland1
 France
 Germany
 Netherlands
 Ukraine1
Host nation  Argentina
1.^ Teams that made their debut.
2.^ Czech Republic made their debut as independent nation. They were chosen as the descendant of the now-defunct Czechoslovakia, which qualified in 1983 and 1989 tournaments.

Venues[edit]

Buenos Aires Córdoba
Estadio José Amalfitani Estadio Olímpico Chateau Carreras
Capacity: 49,540 Capacity: 57,000
Velez1.JPG Estadio Córdoba (Arg vs Ghana) 2.jpg
Mendoza Rosario
Estadio Malvinas Argentinas Estadio Newell's Old Boys
Capacity: 40,268 Capacity: 42,000
Estadio Malvinas Argentinas.JPG El Coloso del Parque 3.jpg
Salta Mar del Plata
Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena Estadio José María Minella
Capacity: 20,408 Capacity: 35,354
Estadio Padre Ernestro Martearena de Salta.jpg PT ESTADIO2.jpg

Sponsorship[edit]

FIFA partners[edit]

National supporters

Squads[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
 Argentina 9 3 3 0 0 14 2 +12 Advanced to the round of 16
 Egypt 4 3 1 1 1 3 8 −5
 Finland 3 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
 Jamaica 1 3 0 1 2 1 6 −5
Argentina  2–0  Finland
Rodríguez Goal 38'
D'Alessandro Goal 67'
(Report)
Attendance: 24,000
Referee: Sun Baojie (China)

Egypt  0–0  Jamaica
(Report)

Jamaica  0–1  Finland
(Report) Väyrynen Goal 87'

Egypt  1–7  Argentina
El Yamani Goal 5' (Report) Saviola Goal 7'15'44' (pen.)
Coloccini Goal 20'
Romagnoli Goal 55'
Rodríguez Goal 64'
Amin Goal 67' (o.g.)

Argentina  5–1  Jamaica
Coloccini Goal 3'
Saviola Goal 7'86' (pen.)
Herrera Goal 14'38'
(Report) Dawkins Goal 78'

Finland  1–2  Egypt
Sjölund Goal 74' (Report) Hamza Goal 10'
Riad Goal 62'

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
 Brazil 9 3 3 0 0 10 1 +9 Advanced to the round of 16
 Germany 6 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4
 Iraq 3 3 1 0 2 5 9 −4 Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
 Canada 0 3 0 0 3 0 9 −9
Brazil  2–0  Germany
Robert Goal 9'11' (Report)

Iraq  3–0  Canada
Mohammed Goal 21'
Siamand Goal 33'
Hanoosh Goal 43'
(Report)

Canada  0–4  Germany
(Report) Auer Goal 18'67'70'
Preuss Goal 83'

Iraq  1–6  Brazil
Mohammed Goal 82' (Report) Fernando Goal 8' (pen.)
Pinga Goal 13'
Robert Goal 27'72'
Adriano Goal 29'45'

Brazil  2–0  Canada
Adriano Goal 21'
Robert Goal 65'
(Report)

Germany  3–1  Iraq
Preuss Goal 40'
Munaim Goal 60' (o.g.)
Auer Goal 65'
(Report) Lapaczinski Goal 37' (o.g.)

Group C[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
 Ukraine 5 3 1 2 0 5 3 +2 Advanced to the round of 16
 United States 4 3 1 1 1 5 3 +2
 China PR 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
 Chile 3 3 1 0 2 4 8 −4
United States  0–1  China PR
(Report) Qu Bo Goal 50'

Chile  2–4  Ukraine
Millar Goal 38'
Pardo Goal 90+2'
(Report) Byelik Goal 14'50'
Oyarzun Goal 36' (o.g.)
Valeyev Goal 78'

Ukraine  0–0  China PR
(Report)

Chile  1–4  United States
Valdés Goal 28' (Report) Beasley Goal 6'40'
Davis Goal 69'
Buddle Goal 75'

United States  1–1  Ukraine
Arena Goal 39' (Report) Stoyan Goal 89'

China PR  0–1  Chile
(Report) Berrios Goal 87'

Group D[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
 Angola 5 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 Advanced to the round of 16
 Czech Republic 4 3 1 1 1 3 3 0
 Australia 4 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
 Japan 3 3 1 0 2 4 4 0
Angola  0–0  Czech Republic
(Report)

Japan  0–2  Australia
(Report) Haneda Goal 59' (o.g.)
Owens Goal 69'

Australia  0–3  Czech Republic
(Report) Musil Goal 27'
Jun Goal 30'
Macek Goal 47'

Japan  1–2  Angola
Yamase Goal 61' (Report) Mendonça Goal 9'
Rasca Goal 81'

Angola  1–1  Australia
Mantorras Goal 12' (Report) Owens Goal 82' (pen.)

Czech Republic  0–3  Japan
(Report) Morisaki Goal 74'
Yamase Goal 80'
Tahara Goal 87'

Group E[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
 Costa Rica 9 3 3 0 0 7 2 +5 Advanced to the round of 16
 Ecuador 4 3 1 1 1 3 3 0
 Netherlands 4 3 1 1 1 5 6 −1 Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
 Ethiopia 0 3 0 0 3 4 8 −4
Ecuador  2–1  Ethiopia
Miña Goal 25'
Guagua Goal 63'
(Report) Andargachew Goal 4'

Netherlands  1–3  Costa Rica
Hersi Goal 63' (Report) Montero Goal 38'
Parks Goal 48'54'

Costa Rica  3–1  Ethiopia
Parks Goal 8'49'
Scott Goal 61'
(Report) Yordanos Goal 90+2'

Ecuador  1–1  Netherlands
Vargas Goal 85' (Report) Colin Goal 21'

Ecuador  0–1  Costa Rica
(Report) Hernández Goal 85'

Ethiopia  2–3  Netherlands
Zewdu Goal 52' (pen.)
Andargachew Goal 90+2'
(Report) Kolk Goal 22'
Hersi Goal 41'
Huntelaar Goal 78'

Group F[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
 Ghana 7 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2 Advanced to the round of 16
 France 5 3 1 2 0 7 2 +5
 Paraguay 4 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
 Iran 0 3 0 0 3 0 8 −8
Ghana  2–1  Paraguay
Essien Goal 58'
Boateng Goal 63'
(Report) Guzmán Goal 69'

France  5–0  Iran
Bugnet Goal 59'
Mexès Goal 62'
Cissé Goal 66'87'90'
(Report)

France  2–2  Paraguay
Bugnet Goal 10'
Cissé Goal 48'
(Report) Fretes Goal 53'
Devaca Goal 72'

Ghana  1–0  Iran
Boateng Goal 44' (Report)

Ghana  0–0  France
(Report)

Paraguay  2–0  Iran
González Goal 72'
Giménez Goal 89'
(Report)

Ranking of third-placed teams[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
 Paraguay 4 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 Advanced to the round of 16
 China PR 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 0
 Netherlands 4 3 1 1 1 5 6 −1
 Australia 4 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1
 Finland 3 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2
 Iraq 3 3 1 0 2 5 9 −4

Knockout stage[edit]

Bracket[edit]

 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
27 June – Buenos Aires
 
 
 Argentina2
 
1 July – Buenos Aires
 
 China PR1
 
 Argentina3
 
27 June – Córdoba
 
 France1
 
 France3
 
4 July – Buenos Aires
 
 Germany2
 
 Argentina5
 
28 June – Mendoza
 
 Paraguay0
 
 Paraguay2
 
1 July – Mendoza
 
 Ukraine1
 
 Paraguay1
 
28 June – Salta
 
 Czech Republic0
 
 Czech Republic2
 
8 July – Buenos Aires
 
 Costa Rica1
 
 Argentina3
 
28 June – Mar del Plata
 
 Ghana0
 
 Ghana1
 
1 July – Córdoba
 
 Ecuador0
 
 Ghana2
 
27 June – Córdoba
 
 Brazil1
 
 Brazil4
 
4 July – Córdoba
 
 Australia0
 
 Ghana2
 
27 June – Buenos Aires
 
 Egypt0 Third place
 
 Egypt2
 
1 July – Rosario8 July – Buenos Aires
 
 United States0
 
 Egypt2 Egypt1
 
28 June – Rosario
 
 Netherlands1  Paraguay0
 
 Netherlands2
 
 
 Angola0
 

Round of 16[edit]

United States  0–2  Egypt
(Report) Riad Goal 76' (pen.)
El Yamani Goal 88'

Argentina  2–1  China PR
Rodríguez Goal 4'
Domínguez Goal 79'
(Report) Qu Bo Goal 55'

France  3–2  Germany
Cissé Goal 34' (pen.)90+3'
Mendy Goal 41'
(Report) Auer Goal 19'
Burkhardt Goal 78'

Brazil  4–0  Australia
Adriano Goal 27'66'
Kaká Goal 53'
Eduardo Costa Goal 74'
(Report)

Ukraine  1–2  Paraguay
Bielyk Goal 90' (Report) Benítez Goal 19'
González Goal 43'

Angola  0–2  Netherlands
(Report) Mustapha Goal 52'
Huntelaar Goal 86'

Costa Rica  1–2  Czech Republic
Scott Goal 24' (Report) Musil Goal 21'
Jun Goal 71'

Ghana  1–0  Ecuador
Mensah Goal 37' (Report)

Quarter-finals[edit]

Argentina  3–1  France
Saviola Goal 5'45+1' (pen.)83' (Report) Mexès Goal 44'

Ghana  2–1 (a.e.t.)  Brazil
Abdul Razak Goal 80'
Mensah Golden goal 93'
(Report) Adriano Goal 44'

Czech Republic  0–1  Paraguay
(Report) Salcedo Goal 31'

Netherlands  1–2  Egypt
Van der Vaart Goal 33' (Report) Amin Goal 47'
El Yamani Goal 65'

Semi-finals[edit]

Egypt  0–2  Ghana
(Report) Inusah Goal 83'
El Atrawy Goal 88' (o.g.)

Argentina  5–0  Paraguay
Saviola Goal 18'24'
Romagnoli Goal 41'
D'Alessandro Goal 52'
Herrera Goal 70'
(Report)

Third place play-off[edit]

Paraguay  0–1  Egypt
(Report) El Yamani Goal 64'

Final[edit]

Argentina  3–0  Ghana
Colotto Goal 6'
Saviola Goal 14'
Rodríguez Goal 73'
(Report)

Result[edit]

 FIFA World Youth Championship 2001 Winners 

Argentina
Fourth title

Goalscorers[edit]

Awards[edit]

Golden Shoe Golden Ball FIFA Fair Play Award
Argentina Javier Saviola Argentina Javier Saviola  Argentina

Final ranking[edit]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Argentina 7 7 0 0 27 4 +23 21
2  Ghana 7 5 1 1 8 5 +3 16
3  Egypt 7 4 1 2 8 11 −3 13
4  Paraguay 7 3 1 3 8 11 −3 10
Eliminated in the quarter-finals
5  Brazil 5 4 0 1 15 3 +12 12
6  France 5 2 2 1 11 7 +4 8
7  Netherlands 5 2 1 2 8 8 0 7
8  Czech Republic 5 2 1 2 5 5 0 7
Eliminated in the Round of 16
9  Costa Rica 4 3 0 1 8 4 +4 9
10  Germany 4 2 0 2 9 6 +3 6
11  Ukraine 4 1 2 1 6 5 +1 5
12  Angola 4 1 2 1 3 4 −1 5
13  United States 4 1 1 2 5 5 0 4
14  Ecuador 4 1 1 2 3 4 −1 4
15  China PR 4 1 1 2 2 3 −1 4
16  Australia 4 1 1 2 3 8 −5 4
Eliminated at the group stage
17  Japan 3 1 0 2 4 4 0 3
18  Finland 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
19  Iraq 3 1 0 2 5 9 −4 3
20  Chile 3 1 0 2 4 8 −4 3
21  Jamaica 3 0 1 2 1 6 −5 1
22  Ethiopia 3 0 0 3 4 8 −4 0
23  Iran 3 0 0 3 0 8 −8 0
24  Canada 3 0 0 3 0 9 −9 0

External links[edit]