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.[2]

Teams[edit]

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) 2002 AFC U-17 Championship  South Korea
 Yemen
 China
CAF (Africa) 2003 African U-17 Championship  Cameroon
 Sierra Leone
 Nigeria
CONCACAF
(North, Central America & Caribbean)
2003 CONCACAF U-17 Tournament  United States
 Costa Rica
 Mexico
CONMEBOL (South America) 2003 South American U-17 Championship  Argentina
 Brazil
 Colombia
OFC (Oceania) 2003 OFC U-17 Championship  Australia
UEFA (Europe) Host nation  Finland
2003 UEFA European Under-17 Championship  Portugal
 Spain

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
Finnair Stadium Helsinki.JPG TPS vs. FC Inter.jpg Tampere stadium1.jpg Lahti-stadion.jpg
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 3 0 1 2 5 7 –2 1
Finland 2–1 China
Parikka 6'
Petrescu 64'
Report[dead link] Jiang Chen 4'
Attendance: 8,344
Referee: Heber Lopes (Brazil)

Mexico 0–0 Colombia
Report[dead link]
Attendance: 3,500

China 1–2 Colombia
Wang Yongpo 67' Report[dead link] Guarín 73' (pen.)
Hernández 80'

Finland 0–2 Mexico
Report[dead link] Ceja 39'
Herrera 51'

China 3–3 Mexico
Wang Yongpo 35'
Jiang Chen 61', 81'
Report[dead link] Flores 51'
Mariaca 73'
Murguía 78'

Colombia 9–1 Finland
Hidalgo 16', 32' (pen.), 50', 61'
Ramos 36', 68', 71'
Guarín 63'
Núñez 74'
Report Petrescu 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 6'
Cólzera 69'
Report
Attendance: 4,124

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

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

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

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

Australia 0–2 Costa Rica
Report[dead link] Rodríguez 62' (pen.)
Salazar 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 31'
Sharyan 45+2'
Sousa 77' (o.g.)
Report[dead link] Sousa 56'
Curto 68'
M. Fernandes 80'
Al-Safi 82' (o.g.)
Attendance: 6,400

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

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

Yemen 1–1 Cameroon
Juaim 90+2' Report[dead link] Mawaye 74'
Attendance: 6,855

Brazil 3–0 Yemen
Evandro 28', 32'
Arouca 86'
Report[dead link]
Attendance: 5,896

Portugal 5–5 Cameroon
Vieirinha 21'
Curto 36', 43', 44'
Gama 52'
Report T. Costa 70' (o.g.)
N'Gal 74', 76'
N'Guémo 88'
Mbia 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 11' (o.g.) Report[dead link] Adu 16', 89', 90+2' (pen.)
Owens 26'
Watson 54'
Curfman 75'
Attendance: 3,240

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

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

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

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

United States 0–2 Spain
Report[dead link] Jurado 11'
Fàbregas 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 25', 43' Report[dead link]
Attendance: 2,340

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

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

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

Semi-finals[edit]

Colombia 0–2 Brazil
Report[dead link] Abuda 16', 72'
Attendance: 7,675

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

Playoff for third place[edit]

Final[edit]

Brazil 1–0 Spain
Leonardo 7' Report


 2003 FIFA Under-17 World Champions 

Brazil
Third title

Goalscorers[edit]

There were 117 goals scored in 32 matches, for an average of 3.66 goals per match.

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

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 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]

  1. ^ UEFA World Cup U-17, at Uefa.com
  2. ^ "Sierra Leone players disappear". BBC Sport. 22 August 2003.

External links[edit]