2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup

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2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup
2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup.svg
Tournament details
Host country  New Zealand
Dates 30 May – 20 June
Teams 24 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 7 (in 7 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Serbia (2nd title)
Runners-up  Brazil
Third place  Mali
Fourth place  Senegal
Tournament statistics
Matches played 52
Goals scored 154 (2.96 per match)
Attendance 396,668 (7,628 per match)
Top scorer(s) Hungary Bence Mervó
Ukraine Viktor Kovalenko
(5 goals each)
Best player Mali Adama Traoré
Best goalkeeper Serbia Predrag Rajković
Fair play award  Ukraine
Turkey 2013
South Korea 2017
FIFA U-20 World Cup Trophy

The 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup was the twentieth edition of the U-20 World Cup since its inception in 1977 as the FIFA World Youth Championship. The competition took place for the first time in New Zealand,[1] the third time on Oceanian soil after Australia staged the 1981 and 1993 editions. A total of 52 matches were played in seven host cities.[2]

During the first meeting of the local organising committee in January 2013, provisional dates of June 19 to July 11 were given towards hosting of games, with a final decision on stadiums and cities originally meant to be taken in February 2013.[3] Two more postponements then followed.[4][5]

France, the 2013 champions, were not be able to defend their title as they failed to reach the final round of the UEFA qualifying tournament.[6] In doing so, they became the fourth consecutive incumbent title holder to fail to qualify for the subsequent tournament.

Serbia won the final against Brazil 2–1, becoming the first team representing the country to win a FIFA competition title since their independence from Yugoslavia and the dissolution of Serbia and Montenegro. Yugoslavia previously won the 1987 FIFA World Youth Championship.

Host selection[edit]

Four FIFA member associations officially submitted their bids to host the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup by the deadline of 11 February 2011.[7] On 3 March 2011, FIFA announced that the tournament would be held for the first time in New Zealand.[8][9] This is the third FIFA competition staged in this country, after the 1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship and the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.[8]

Bidding member associations

Venues[edit]

Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Wellington and Whangarei were the 7 cities chosen to host the competition.[2]

Before the stadium announcements were made, Dunedin City council suggested in January 2013,[10] that it would not bid to host matches at Forsyth Barr Stadium (also known as Otago Stadium) unless the costs (an estimated $1m) could be lowered.[11] The stadium hosted seven matches there, the last of which being a Round of 16 game.[12]

Auckland Christchurch Dunedin Hamilton
North Harbour Stadium Christchurch Stadium Otago Stadium Waikato Stadium
36°43′37″S 174°42′6″E / 36.72694°S 174.70167°E / -36.72694; 174.70167 (North Harbour Stadium) 43°32′37.32″S 172°36′14.76″E / 43.5437000°S 172.6041000°E / -43.5437000; 172.6041000 (Christchurch Stadium) 45°52′9″S 170°31′28″E / 45.86917°S 170.52444°E / -45.86917; 170.52444 (Otago Stadium) 37°46′52″S 175°16′6″E / 37.78111°S 175.26833°E / -37.78111; 175.26833 (Waikato Stadium)
Capacity: 25,317 Capacity: 17,308 Capacity: 23,095 Capacity: 19,237
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New Plymouth
2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup (New Zealand)
Wellington
Stadium Taranaki Wellington Regional Stadium
39°4′13″S 174°3′54″E / 39.07028°S 174.06500°E / -39.07028; 174.06500 (Stadium Taranaki) 41°16′23″S 174°47′9″E / 41.27306°S 174.78583°E / -41.27306; 174.78583 (Wellington Regional Stadium)
Capacity: 25,000[13] Capacity: 35,187
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Whangarei
Northland Events Centre
35°44′3″S 174°19′46″E / 35.73417°S 174.32944°E / -35.73417; 174.32944 (Northland Events Centre)
Capacity: 8,016

Qualified teams[edit]

In addition to host nation New Zealand, 23 nations qualified from six separate continental competitions.

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) 2014 AFC U-19 Championship  Myanmar1
 North Korea
 Qatar
 Uzbekistan
CAF (Africa) 2015 African U-20 Championship  Ghana
 Mali
 Nigeria
 Senegal1
CONCACAF (North, Central America & Caribbean) 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship  Honduras
 Mexico
 Panama
 United States
CONMEBOL (South America) 2015 South American Youth Championship  Argentina
 Brazil
 Colombia
 Uruguay
OFC (Oceania) Host nation  New Zealand
2014 OFC U-20 Championship  Fiji1
UEFA (Europe) 2014 UEFA European Under-19 Championship  Austria
 Germany
 Hungary
 Portugal
 Serbia2
 Ukraine
1. ^ Teams that made their debut.
2. ^ Serbia made their first U-20 World Cup appearance as an independent nation. They were chosen as the descendant of the now-defunct Yugoslavia, which qualified in 1979 and 1987.

Draw and schedule[edit]

The final draw was held on 10 February 2015, 17:30 local time, at the SkyCity Grand, Auckland.[14][15] For the draw, the 24 teams were divided into four seeding pots:[16]

  • Pot 1: Hosts and continental champions of five confederations (except OFC)
  • Pot 2: Remaining teams from AFC and CAF
  • Pot 3: Remaining teams from CONCACAF and CONMEBOL
  • Pot 4: Remaining teams from OFC and UEFA

As a basic principle, teams from the same confederation could not be drawn against each other at the group stage. As the CAF U-20 Championship was not completed at the time of the draw, a separate draw took place on 23 March 2015 in Dakar, Senegal, at the tournament's conclusion to determine the groups where the 2nd, 3rd and 4th placed CAF teams would play in, to ensure there was no manipulation of games in the qualifying tournament ensuring fairness to all qualified teams.[17][18]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

 New Zealand (Group A)
 Argentina (Group B)
 Qatar (Group C)
 Mexico (Group D)
 Nigeria (Group E)
 Germany (Group F)

 North Korea
 Myanmar
 Uzbekistan
 Mali
 Ghana
 Senegal

 Honduras
 Panama
 United States
 Brazil
 Colombia
 Uruguay

 Fiji
 Austria
 Hungary
 Portugal
 Serbia
 Ukraine

The schedule of the tournament was unveiled on 20 November 2013.[19]

Match officials[edit]

A total of 21 referees, 6 support referees, and 42 assistant referees were selected for the tournament.[20][21]

Confederation Referee Assistant referees Support referee
AFC Japan Ryuji Sato Japan Akane Yagi
Japan Hiroshi Yamauchi
Singapore Muhammad Taqi Aljaafari
Saudi Arabia Fahad Al-Mirdasi Oman Abu Bakar Al-Amri
Saudi Arabia Abdullah Al-Shalawi
South Korea Kim Jong-hyeok South Korea Yoon Kwang-yeol
South Korea Yang Byoung-eun
CAF Egypt Gehad Grisha Eritrea Berhe Tesfagiorghis
Sudan Waleed Ahmed
Ghana Joseph Lamptey
Gabon Eric Otogo-Castane Cameroon Elvis Noupue
Niger Yahaya Mahamadou
Seychelles Bernard Camille Ivory Coast Marius Tan
South Africa Zakhele Siwela
CONCACAF Costa Rica Henry Bejarano Costa Rica Carlos Fernández
Costa Rica Octavio Jara
Honduras Armando Castro
Mexico César Arturo Ramos Mexico Alberto Morín
Mexico Miguel Hernández
Panama Jhon Pitti Panama Gabriel Victoria
Panama Juan Baynes
CONMEBOL Argentina Mauro Vigliano Argentina Ezequiel Brailovsky
Argentina Iván Núñez
Venezuela Jesús Valenzuela
Brazil Ricardo Marques Brazil Bruno Boschilia
Brazil Kléber Gil
Ecuador Roddy Zambrano Ecuador Juan Macias
Ecuador Luis Vera
Uruguay Daniel Fedorczuk Uruguay Nicolás Taran
Uruguay Richard Trinidad
OFC New Zealand Matt Conger New Zealand Simon Lount
Tonga Tevita Makasini
New Zealand Nick Waldron
UEFA Croatia Ivan Bebek Croatia Miro Grgić
Croatia Tomislav Petrović
Israel Liran Liany
Germany Felix Zwayer Germany Marco Achmüller
Germany Thorsten Schiffner
Hungary István Vad Hungary István Albert
Hungary Vencel Tóth
Italy Daniele Orsato Italy Lorenzo Manganelli
Italy Mauro Tonolini
Portugal Artur Soares Dias Portugal Álvaro Carvalho
Portugal Rui Barbosa
Romania Ovidiu Hațegan Romania Octavian Șovre
Romania Sebastian Gheorghe
Spain Antonio Mateu Lahoz Spain Pau Cebrián Devis
Spain Roberto Díaz Pérez

Squads[edit]

The 24 squads were officially announced by FIFA on 21 May 2015.[22][23] Each participating national association had to submit a final list of 21 players (three of whom must be goalkeepers) at least 10 days before the tournament start. These players were shortlisted from a provisional list of 35 players, including a minimum of four goalkeepers.[24] All players must have been born on or after 1 January 1995.[24] If a player listed in the final squad suffered a serious injury up until 24 hours before the kick-off of his team's first match, he could be replaced by a player from the provisional list with the approval of FIFA's medical and organising committees.[24]

In July 2015, it was reported that the New Zealand squad had included an ineligible player, South African Deklan Wynne not having completed the requisite period of residence in New Zealand.[25]

Group stage[edit]

Stages reached by each team

The winners and runners-up of each group and the best four third-placed teams advanced to the round of 16.[24] The rankings of teams in each group were determined as follows:

  1. points obtained in all group matches;
  2. goal difference in all group matches;
  3. number of goals scored in all group matches;

If two or more teams were equal on the basis of the above three criteria, their rankings were determined as follows:

  1. points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  2. goal difference in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  3. number of goals scored in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  4. drawing of lots by the FIFA Organising Committee.

All times are local, New Zealand Standard Time (UTC+12).[26]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1  Ukraine 3 2 1 0 9 0 +9 7 Advance to knockout stage
2  United States 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 6
3  New Zealand (H) 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4
4  Myanmar 3 0 0 3 2 13 −11 0
Source: FIFA
(H) Host.

30 May 2015
13:00
New Zealand  0–0  Ukraine
Report

30 May 2015
16:00
United States  2–1  Myanmar
Tall Goal 17'
Hyndman Goal 56'
Report Yan Naing Oo Goal 9'

2 June 2015
13:00
Myanmar  0–6  Ukraine
Report Yaremchuk Goal 51'
Luchkevych Goal 54'
Kovalenko Goal 57'77'
Sobol Goal 68'
Besyedin Goal 71'

2 June 2015
19:00
New Zealand  0–4  United States
Report Jamieson Goal 6'
Hyndman Goal 33'
Arriola Goal 58'
Rubin Goal 83'

5 June 2015
19:00
Myanmar  1–5  New Zealand
Aung Thu Goal 28' Report Billingsley Goal 40'
Patterson Goal 47'
Stevens Goal 78'
Brotherton Goal 81'
Lewis Goal 89'

5 June 2015
19:00
Ukraine  3–0  United States
Kovalenko Goal 56'74'79' Report

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1  Ghana 3 2 1 0 5 3 +2 7 Advance to knockout stage
2  Austria 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
3  Argentina 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1 2
4  Panama 3 0 1 2 3 5 −2 1
Source: FIFA

30 May 2015
16:00
Argentina  2–2  Panama
Correa Goal 14'79' Report Rodríguez Goal 19'
Escobar Goal 84'

30 May 2015
19:00
Ghana  1–1  Austria
Y. Yeboah Goal 90+1' (pen.) Report Gschweidl Goal 50'

2 June 2015
16:00
Austria  2–1  Panama
Hormechea Goal 45+1' (o.g.)
Grubeck Goal 51'
Report Escobar Goal 38'

2 June 2015
19:00
Argentina  2–3  Ghana
Simeone Goal 80'
Buendía Goal 90'
Report B. Tetteh Goal 44'
Aboagye Goal 59'
Y. Yeboah Goal 69' (pen.)

5 June 2015
16:00
Austria  0–0  Argentina
Report

5 June 2015
16:00
Panama  0–1  Ghana
Report Boateng Goal 82'
North Harbour Stadium, Auckland
Attendance: 3,637
Referee: Daniele Orsato (Italy)

Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1  Portugal 3 3 0 0 10 1 +9 9 Advance to knockout stage
2  Colombia 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
3  Senegal 3 1 1 1 3 5 −2 4
4  Qatar 3 0 0 3 1 7 −6 0
Source: FIFA

31 May 2015
13:00
Qatar  0–1  Colombia
Report Rodríguez Goal 24'
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Attendance: 7,461
Referee: Matt Conger (New Zealand)

31 May 2015
16:00
Portugal  3–0  Senegal
Martins Goal 1'
Silva Goal 90'
Santos Goal 90+2'
Report
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Attendance: 10,362
Referee: César Arturo Ramos (Mexico)

3 June 2015
16:00
Qatar  0–4  Portugal
Report Silva Goal 34'
Rodrigues Goal 42'66'
Vigário Goal 74'
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Attendance: 1,864
Referee: Daniel Fedorczuk (Uruguay)

3 June 2015
19:00
Senegal  1–1  Colombia
Thiam Goal 23' Report Zapata Goal 43' (pen.)
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Attendance: 3,981
Referee: István Vad (Hungary)

6 June 2015
13:00
Senegal  2–1  Qatar
Sylla Goal 76'
Koné Goal 81'
Report Afif Goal 17' (pen.)
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Attendance: 3,791
Referee: Felix Zwayer (Germany)

6 June 2015
13:00
Colombia  1–3  Portugal
Borré Goal 74' Report Santos Goal 3'
Silva Goal 55' (pen.)67'
Otago Stadium, Dunedin
Attendance: 6,950
Referee: Henry Bejarano (Costa Rica)

Group D[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1  Serbia 3 2 0 1 4 1 +3 6 Advance to knockout stage
2  Uruguay 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4[a]
3  Mali 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4[a]
4  Mexico 3 1 0 2 2 5 −3 3
Source: FIFA
Notes:
  1. ^ a b The final positions of Mali and Uruguay were decided by drawing of lots, conducted in Auckland and witnessed by both teams via a live video link, which placed Uruguay in second and Mali in third.[27] Both teams had advanced to the round of 16.

31 May 2015
13:00
Mexico  0–2  Mali
Report A. Traoré Goal 77'
Gbakle Goal 79'
Otago Stadium, Dunedin
Attendance: 4,299
Referee: Felix Zwayer (Germany)

31 May 2015
16:00
Uruguay  1–0  Serbia
Pereiro Goal 56' Report
Otago Stadium, Dunedin
Attendance: 6,048
Referee: Ryuji Sato (Japan)

3 June 2015
16:00
Mexico  2–1  Uruguay
Lozano Goal 71'
Gutiérrez Goal 90+3'
Report Suárez Goal 83'
Otago Stadium, Dunedin
Attendance: 2,038
Referee: Ovidiu Hațegan (Romania)

3 June 2015
19:00
Serbia  2–0  Mali
S. Milinković-Savić Goal 27'
Mandić Goal 74'
Report
Otago Stadium, Dunedin
Attendance: 4,012
Referee: Roddy Zambrano (Ecuador)

6 June 2015
16:00
Serbia  2–0  Mexico
Maksimović Goal 2'
Živković Goal 43'
Report
Otago Stadium, Dunedin
Attendance: 9,248
Referee: Ricardo Marques (Brazil)

6 June 2015
16:00
Mali  1–1  Uruguay
A. Traoré Goal 44' Report Acosta Goal 17'
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Attendance: 6,791
Referee: Artur Soares Dias (Portugal)

Group E[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1  Brazil 3 3 0 0 9 3 +6 9 Advance to knockout stage
2  Nigeria 3 2 0 1 8 4 +4 6
3  Hungary 3 1 0 2 6 5 +1 3
4  North Korea 3 0 0 3 1 12 −11 0
Source: FIFA

1 June 2015
13:00
Nigeria  2–4  Brazil
Success Goal 10'
Yahaya Goal 28'
Report Gabriel Jesus Goal 4'
Judivan Goal 34'82'
Boschilia Goal 59'
Stadium Taranaki, New Plymouth
Attendance: 5,887
Referee: Daniele Orsato (Italy)

1 June 2015
16:00
North Korea  1–5  Hungary
Choe Ju-song Goal 32' Report Mervó Goal 17'49'82'
Kalmár Goal 33'
Forgács Goal 60'

4 June 2015
16:00
Nigeria  4–0  North Korea
Saviour Goal 48'51'
Sokari Goal 71'
Success Goal 80'
Report

4 June 2015
19:00
Hungary  1–2  Brazil
Mervó Goal 8' Report Danilo Goal 50'
A. Pereira Goal 86' (pen.)

7 June 2015
17:00
Hungary  0–2  Nigeria
Report Awoniyi Goal 33'54'
Stadium Taranaki, New Plymouth
Attendance: 3,184
Referee: Roddy Zambrano (Ecuador)

7 June 2015
17:00
Brazil  3–0  North Korea
Min Hyo-song Goal 60' (o.g.)
Jean Carlos Goal 66'
L. Pereira Goal 86'
Report

Group F[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1  Germany 3 3 0 0 16 2 +14 9 Advance to knockout stage
2  Uzbekistan 3 1 0 2 6 7 −1 3
3  Honduras 3 1 0 2 5 11 −6 3
4  Fiji 3 1 0 2 4 11 −7 3
Source: FIFA

1 June 2015
13:00
Germany  8–1  Fiji
Stark Goal 18'27'
Stendera Goal 20' (pen.)
Prömel Goal 23'
Mukhtar Goal 34'40'89' (pen.)
Stefaniak Goal 68'
Report Verevou Goal 48'
Christchurch Stadium, Christchurch
Attendance: 5,296
Referee: Jhon Pitti (Panama)

1 June 2015
16:00
Uzbekistan  3–4  Honduras
Khamdamov Goal 31'
Shomurodov Goal 79'
Urinboev Goal 90+6'
Report Benavídez Goal 4'
Róchez Goal 20'90+2'
Álvarez Goal 49'

4 June 2015
16:00
Honduras  0–3  Fiji
Report Verevou Goal 14'
Waqa Goal 19'
Álvarez Goal 45' (o.g.)

4 June 2015
19:00
Germany  3–0  Uzbekistan
Stendera Goal 33'85'
Akpoguma Goal 59'
Report

7 June 2015
14:00
Honduras  1–5  Germany
Schwäbe Goal 19' (o.g.) Report Stendera Goal 2' (pen.)
Brandt Goal 30'
Mukhtar Goal 50'
Prömel Goal 62'
Stark Goal 81'

7 June 2015
14:00
Fiji  0–3  Uzbekistan
Report Shomurodov Goal 62'
Urinboev Goal 63'
Kosimov Goal 90+3'

Ranking of third-placed teams[edit]

The four best ranked third-placed teams also advanced to the round of 16. They were paired with the winners of groups A, B, C and D, according to a table published in Section 18 of the tournament regulations.[24]

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Result
1 A  New Zealand (H) 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4 Knockout stage
2 D  Mali 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
3 C  Senegal 3 1 1 1 3 5 −2 4
4 E  Hungary 3 1 0 2 6 5 +1 3
5 F  Honduras 3 1 0 2 5 11 −6 3
6 B  Argentina 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1 2
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored; 4) lots drawn by FIFA.
(H) Host.

Knockout stage[edit]

In the knockout stage, if a match is level at the end of regular time (two periods of 45 minutes), extra time is played (two periods of 15 minutes) and followed, if necessary, by a penalty shoot-out to determine the winner. In the case of the third place match, as it is played just before the final, extra time is skipped and a penalty shoot-out takes place.[24]

 
Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
 
                           
 
11 June — New Plymouth
 
 
 Brazil (pen.) 0 (5)
 
14 June — Hamilton
 
 Uruguay 0 (4)
 
 Brazil (pen.) 0 (3)
 
11 June — Hamilton
 
 Portugal 0 (1)
 
 Portugal 2
 
17 June — Christchurch
 
 New Zealand 1
 
 Brazil 5
 
11 June — Whangarei
 
 Senegal 0
 
 Austria 0
 
14 June — Wellington
 
 Uzbekistan 2
 
 Uzbekistan 0
 
10 June — Auckland
 
 Senegal 1
 
 Ukraine 1 (1)
 
20 June — Auckland
 
 Senegal (pen.) 1 (3)
 
 Brazil 1
 
10 June — Wellington
 
 Serbia (a.e.t.) 2
 
 United States 1
 
14 June — Auckland
 
 Colombia 0
 
 United States 0 (5)
 
10 June — Dunedin
 
 Serbia (pen.) 0 (6)
 
 Serbia (a.e.t.) 2
 
17 June — Auckland
 
 Hungary 1
 
 Serbia (a.e.t.) 2
 
10 June — Wellington
 
 Mali 1 Third Place
 
 Ghana 0
 
14 June — Christchurch 20 June — Auckland
 
 Mali 3
 
 Mali (pen.) 1 (4)  Senegal 1
 
11 June — Christchurch
 
 Germany 1 (3)  Mali 3
 
 Germany 1
 
 
 Nigeria 0
 
Combinations of matches in the Round of 16

The third-placed teams which advanced to the round of 16 were placed with the winners of groups A, B, C and D according to a table published in Section 18 of the tournament regulations.[24]

  Combination according to the four qualified teams
Third teams qualify from groups: 1A plays against: 1B plays against: 1C plays against: 1D plays against:
A B C D 3C 3D 3A 3B
A B C E 3C 3A 3B 3E
A B C F 3C 3A 3B 3F
A B D E 3D 3A 3B 3E
A B D F 3D 3A 3B 3F
A B E F 3E 3A 3B 3F
A C D E 3C 3D 3A 3E
A C D F 3C 3D 3A 3F
A C E F 3C 3A 3F 3E
A D E F 3D 3A 3F 3E
B C D E 3C 3D 3B 3E
B C D F 3C 3D 3B 3F
B C E F 3E 3C 3B 3F
B D E F 3E 3D 3B 3F
C D E F 3C 3D 3F 3E

Round of 16[edit]

10 June 2015
16:00
Ghana  0–3  Mali
Report Samassékou Goal 20'
Gbakle Goal 53'
Doumbia Goal 81'

10 June 2015
16:00
Serbia  2–1 (a.e.t.)  Hungary
Šaponjić Goal 90+1'
Talabér Goal 118' (o.g.)
Report Mervó Goal 57'
Otago Stadium, Dunedin
Attendance: 5,149
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (Spain)

10 June 2015
19:30
United States  1–0  Colombia
Rubin Goal 58' Report

10 June 2015
19:30
Ukraine  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Senegal
Besyedin Goal 70' Report Sarr Goal 83'
  Penalties  
Chumak Penalty missed
Kharatin Penalty missed
Habelok Penalty scored
Luchkevych Penalty missed
1–3 Penalty scored Sarr
Penalty scored Sylla
Penalty scored Niang

11 June 2015
16:00
Austria  0–2  Uzbekistan
Report Khamdamov Goal 47'57'
Northland Events Centre, Whangarei
Attendance: 3,964
Referee: Jhon Pitti (Panama)

11 June 2015
19:30
Germany  1–0  Nigeria
Öztunalı Goal 19' Report

11 June 2015
19:30
Portugal  2–1  New Zealand
Guzzo Goal 24'
Martins Goal 87'
Report Holthusen Goal 64'
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Attendance: 10,492
Referee: Kim Jong-hyeok (South Korea)

Quarter-finals[edit]




14 June 2015
16:30
Uzbekistan  0–1  Senegal
Report Thiam Goal 77'

Semi-finals[edit]

17 June 2015
16:00
Brazil  5–0  Senegal
Correa Goal 5' (o.g.)
Marcos Guilherme Goal 7'78'
Boschilia Goal 19'
Jorge Goal 35'
Report

17 June 2015
19:30
Serbia  2–1 (a.e.t.)  Mali
Živković Goal 4'
Šaponjić Goal 101'
Report Koné Goal 39'

Third place match[edit]

20 June 2015
13:30
Senegal  1–3  Mali
Wadji Goal 64' Report A. Traoré Goal 74'83'
Samassékou Goal 90+1'
North Harbour Stadium, Auckland
Attendance: 12,421
Referee: Gehad Grisha (Egypt)

Final[edit]

20 June 2015
17:05
Brazil  1–2 (a.e.t.)  Serbia
A. Pereira Goal 73' Report Mandić Goal 70'
Maksimović Goal 118'

Awards[edit]

The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament.[28] They were all sponsored by adidas.

Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
Mali Adama Traoré Brazil Danilo Serbia Sergej Milinković-Savić
Golden Boot Silver Boot Bronze Boot
Ukraine Viktor Kovalenko Hungary Bence Mervó Germany Marc Stendera
5 goals, 2 assists 5 goals, 0 assists 4 goals, 4 assists
Golden Glove
Serbia Predrag Rajković
FIFA Fair Play Award
 Ukraine

Goalscorers[edit]

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

Source: FIFA.com[29]

Final ranking[edit]

As per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-outs are counted as draws.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1  Serbia 7 5 1 1 10 4 +6 16 Champions
2  Brazil 7 4 2 1 15 5 +10 14 Runners-up
3  Mali 7 3 2 2 11 7 +4 11 Third place
4  Senegal 7 2 2 3 6 14 −8 8 Fourth place
5  Germany 5 4 1 0 18 3 +15 13 Eliminated in
Quarter-finals
6  Portugal 5 4 1 0 12 2 +10 13
7  United States 5 3 1 1 7 4 +3 10
8  Uzbekistan 5 2 0 3 8 8 0 6
9  Ukraine 4 2 2 0 10 1 +9 8 Eliminated in
Round of 16
10  Ghana 4 2 1 1 5 6 −1 7
11  Nigeria 4 2 0 2 8 5 +3 6
12  Uruguay 4 1 2 1 3 3 0 5
13  Austria 4 1 2 1 3 4 −1 5
14  New Zealand (H) 4 1 1 2 6 7 −1 4
15  Colombia 4 1 1 2 3 5 −2 4
16  Hungary 4 1 0 3 7 7 0 3
17  Mexico 3 1 0 2 2 5 −3 3 Eliminated in
Group stage
18  Honduras 3 1 0 2 5 11 −6 3
19  Fiji 3 1 0 2 4 11 −7 3
20  Argentina 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1 2
21  Panama 3 0 1 2 3 5 −2 1
22  Qatar 3 0 0 3 1 7 −6 0
23  Myanmar 3 0 0 3 2 13 −11 0
24  North Korea 3 0 0 3 1 12 −11 0
Source: FIFA
(H) Host.

Organization[edit]

Emblem and mascot[edit]

The official emblem of the tournament was unveiled on 20 November 2013.[30] The official mascot, a black sheep named Wooliam, was unveiled on 30 November 2014.[31]

Ticketing[edit]

Prior to being released for 'General sale' on June 13, 2014,[32] registered footballers in New Zealand were given 'priority treatment' by allowing them the option to buy tickets from two months earlier.[33]

In the first three months of tickets going on sale to residents, an estimated 25,000 were sold.[34]

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