2003 FIFA U-17 World Championship

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2003 FIFA U-17 World Cup
Jalkapallon alle 17-vuotiaiden maailmanmestaruuskilpailut 2003
U17-världsmästerskapet i fotboll 2003
2003 FIFA U-17 World Championship.png
Tournament details
Host countryFinland
Dates13–30 August
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Brazil (3rd title)
Runners-up Spain
Third place Argentina
Fourth place Colombia
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored117 (3.66 per match)
Attendance183,616 (5,738 per match)
Top scorer(s)Colombia Carlos Hidalgo
Portugal Manuel Curto
Spain Cesc Fàbregas
(5 goals each)
Best player(s)Spain Cesc Fàbregas[1]
Fair play award Costa Rica
2001
2005

The 2003 FIFA U-17 World Championship, was the tenth edition of FIFA U-17 World Championship. It was held in the cities of Helsinki, Tampere, Lahti and Turku in Finland between 13 and 30 August 2003. Players born after 1 January 1986 could participate in this tournament. Some controversy followed the tournament after a number of players from the Sierra Leone squad defected to Finland.

Teams[edit]

Qualifier(s) Qualifying Tournament
 South Korea 2002 AFC U-17 Championship
 Yemen
 China PR
 Cameroon 2003 African U-17 Championship
 Sierra Leone
 Nigeria
 United States 2003 CONCACAF U-17 Tournament
 Costa Rica
 Mexico
 Argentina 2003 South American U-17 Championship
 Brazil
 Colombia
 Australia 2003 OFC U-17 Championship
 Portugal 2003 UEFA European Under-17 Championship
 Spain
 Finland Hosts

Venues[edit]

The tournament was played in four cities in Finland: Helsinki, Turku, Tampere and Lahti.

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Helsinki
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Turku
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Tampere
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Lahti
Helsinki Turku Tampere Lahti
Finnair Stadium Veritas Stadion Tampere Stadium Lahti Stadium
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Töölö Stadium Turku Stadium Ratina Stadium (Tampere Stadium) Lahti Stadium

Squads[edit]

For a list of the squads see 2003 FIFA U-17 World Championship squads

Group stage[edit]

All times are local (EEST/UTC+3)

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Colombia 3 2 1 0 11 2 +9 7
 Mexico 3 1 2 0 5 3 +2 5
 Finland 3 1 0 2 3 12 –9 3
 China PR 3 0 1 2 5 7 –2 1
Finland 2–1 China PR
Parikka Goal 6'
Petrescu Goal 64'
Report Jiang Chen Goal 4'
Attendance: 8,344
Referee: Heber Lopes (Brazil)

Mexico 0–0 Colombia
Report
Attendance: 3,500

China PR 1–2 Colombia
Wang Yongpo Goal 67' Report Guarín Goal 73' (pen.)
Hernández Goal 80'

Finland 0–2 Mexico
Report Ceja Goal 39'
Herrera Goal 51'

China PR 3–3 Mexico
Wang Yongpo Goal 35'
Jiang Chen Goal 61'81'
Report Flores Goal 51'
Mariaca Goal 73'
Murguía Goal 78'

Colombia 9–1 Finland
Hidalgo Goal 16'32' (pen.)50'61'
Ramos Goal 36'68'71'
Guarín Goal 63'
Núñez Goal 74'
Report Petrescu Goal 41'

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Argentina 3 3 0 0 5 0 +5 9
 Costa Rica 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
 Nigeria 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
 Australia 3 0 0 3 1 6 –5 0

Note: Second place was determined by drawing of lots

Argentina 2–0 Australia
Garay Goal 6'
Cólzera Goal 69'
Report
Attendance: 4,124

Costa Rica 1–1 Nigeria
Arias Goal 83' Report Bala Goal 9'
Attendance: 4,292
Referee: Leone Rakaroi (Fiji)

Australia 1–2 Nigeria
Giraldi Goal 2' Report Mikel Goal 73'
Bala Goal 84'
Attendance: 5,502
Referee: Heber Lopes (Brazil)

Argentina 2–0 Costa Rica
Peirone Goal 84'90' Report
Attendance: 5,462

Nigeria 0–1 Argentina
Report Faurlín Goal 59'
Attendance: 6,104

Australia 0–2 Costa Rica
Report Rodríguez Goal 62' (pen.)
Salazar Goal 75'
Attendance: 5,424

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 3 2 1 0 9 1 +8 7
 Portugal 3 1 1 1 9 13 –4 4
 Cameroon 3 0 3 0 7 7 0 3
 Yemen 3 0 1 2 4 8 –4 1
Yemen 3–4 Portugal
Al-Badani Goal 31'
Sharyan Goal 45+2'
Sousa Goal 77' (o.g.)
Report Sousa Goal 56'
Curto Goal 68'
M. Fernandes Goal 80'
Al-Safi Goal 82' (o.g.)
Attendance: 6,400

Cameroon 1–1 Brazil
Joseph Mawaye Goal 5' Report Abuda Goal 38'
Attendance: 8,250

Portugal 0–5 Brazil
Report Léo Goal 20'
Abuda Goal 52'
Ederson Goal 68' (pen.)
Evandro Goal 77'
Thyago Goal 86'
Attendance: 10,190

Yemen 1–1 Cameroon
Juaim Goal 90+2' Report Mawaye Goal 74'
Attendance: 6,855

Brazil 3–0 Yemen
Evandro Goal 28'32'
Arouca Goal 86'
Report
Attendance: 5,896

Portugal 5–5 Cameroon
Vieirinha Goal 21'
Curto Goal 36'43'44'
Gama Goal 52'
Report T. Costa Goal 70' (o.g.)
N'Gal Goal 74'76'
N'Guémo Goal 88'
Mbia Goal 90+4'
Attendance: 4,723

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 3 2 1 0 8 5 +3 7
 United States 3 2 0 1 8 4 +4 6
 South Korea 3 1 0 2 6 11 –5 3
 Sierra Leone 3 0 1 2 6 8 –2 1
South Korea 1–6 United States
Owens Goal 11' (o.g.) Report Adu Goal 16'89'90+2' (pen.)
Owens Goal 26'
Watson Goal 54'
Curfman Goal 75'
Attendance: 3,240

Spain 3–3 Sierra Leone
Rodríguez Goal 8'
Sisi Goal 15'
Nadal Goal 90+6'
Report Barlay Goal 34'73'
Ruz Goal 36' (o.g.)
Attendance: 3,150

United States 2–1 Sierra Leone
González Goal 45' (pen.)
Adu Goal 89'
Report Sesay Goal 32'
Attendance: 4,950

South Korea 2–3 Spain
Yang Dong-hyun Goal 45'
Sánchez Goal 59' (o.g.)
Report Silva Goal 65'73'76'
Attendance: 3,470

Sierra Leone 2–3 South Korea
Metzger Goal 36'51' Report Han Dong-won Goal 28'
Yang Dong-hyun Goal 74'
Lee Yong-rae Goal 78'
Attendance: 2,475
Referee: Leone Rakaroi (Fiji)

United States 0–2 Spain
Report Jurado Goal 11'
Fàbregas Goal 70'
Attendance: 3,825
Referee: Heber Lopes (Brazil)

Knockout stage[edit]

Bracket[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
23 August – Helsinki
 
 
 Colombia2
 
27 August – Tampere
 
 Costa Rica0
 
 Colombia0
 
24 August – Turku
 
 Brazil2
 
 Brazil3
 
30 August – Helsinki
 
 United States0
 
 Brazil1
 
23 August – Lahti
 
 Spain0
 
 Argentina2
 
27 August – Helsinki
 
 Mexico0
 
 Argentina2
 
24 August – Tampere
 
 Spain (a.e.t.)3 Third place
 
 Spain5
 
30 August – Helsinki
 
 Portugal2
 
 Colombia1 (4)
 
 
 Argentina (p)1 (5)
 

Quarter-finals[edit]

Colombia 2–0 Costa Rica
Otalvaro Goal 25'43' Report
Attendance: 2,340

Argentina 2–0 Mexico
Cardozo Goal 34'
Peirone Goal 45'
Report
Attendance: 5,030

Brazil 3–0 United States
Leonardo Goal 18'
Ederson Goal 61'
Evandro Goal 64'
Report
Attendance: 6,150

Spain 5–2 Portugal
Sánchez Goal 28'
Fàbregas Goal 42'78'
Nadal Goal 50'
Jurado Goal 90+4' (pen.)
Report Curto Goal 3'
Vieirinha Goal 87'
Attendance: 5,387

Semi-finals[edit]

Colombia 0–2 Brazil
Report Abuda Goal 16'72'
Attendance: 7,675

Argentina 2–3 (a.e.t.) Spain
Biglia Goal 11'
Garay Goal 31'
Report Fàbregas Goal 48'119'
Jurado Goal 53'
Attendance: 5,030

Playoff for third place[edit]

Final[edit]

Brazil 1–0 Spain
Leonardo Goal 7' Report


 2003 FIFA Under-17 World Champions 

Brazil
Third title

Goalscorers[edit]

Final ranking[edit]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Brazil 6 5 1 0 15 1 +14 16
2  Spain 6 4 1 1 16 10 +6 13
3  Argentina 6 4 1 1 10 4 +6 13
4  Colombia 6 3 2 1 14 5 +9 11
Eliminated in the quarter-finals
5  United States 4 2 0 2 8 7 +1 6
6  Mexico 4 1 2 1 5 5 0 5
7  Costa Rica 4 1 1 2 3 5 –2 4
8  Portugal 4 1 1 2 11 18 –7 4
Eliminated at the group stage
9  Nigeria 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
10  Cameroon 3 0 3 0 7 7 0 3
11  South Korea 3 1 0 2 6 11 –5 3
12  Finland 3 1 0 2 3 12 –9 3
13  Sierra Leone 3 0 1 2 6 8 –2 1
14  China PR 3 0 1 2 5 7 –2 1
15  Yemen 3 0 1 2 4 8 –4 1
16  Australia 3 0 0 3 1 6 –5 0

References[edit]

External links[edit]