1997 FIFA U-17 World Championship

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1997 FIFA U-17 World Cup
FIFA U-17 World Championship Egypt 1997
1997 FIFA U-17 بطولة العالم
Tournament details
Host countryEgypt
Dates4–21 September
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Brazil (1st title)
Runners-up Ghana
Third place Spain
Fourth place Germany
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored117 (3.66 per match)
Attendance633,000 (19,781 per match)
Top scorer(s)Spain David (7 goals)
Best player(s)Spain Sergio
Fair play award Argentina
1995
1999

The FIFA U-17 World Championship 1997, the seventh edition of the tournament, was held in the cities of Cairo, Ismailia, Alexandria, and Port Said in Egypt between 4 September and 21 September 1997. Players born after 1 January 1980 could participate in this tournament.

Venues[edit]

City Stadium Capacity
Cairo Cairo International Stadium 74,100
Port Said Port Said Stadium 22,000
Alexandria Alexandria Stadium 20,000
Ismailia Ismailia Stadium 16,500

Teams[edit]

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) 1996 AFC U-17 Championship  Oman
 Thailand
 Bahrain
CAF (Africa) Host nation  Egypt
1997 African U-17 Championship  Mali
 Ghana
CONCACAF
(North, Central America & Caribbean)
1996 CONCACAF U-17 Championship  Mexico
 United States
 Costa Rica
CONMEBOL (South America) 1997 South American U-17 Championship  Brazil
 Argentina
 Chile
OFC (Oceania) 1997 OFC U-17 Qualifying Tournament  New Zealand
UEFA (Europe) 1997 UEFA European Under-16 Championship  Spain
 Austria
 Germany

Squads[edit]

Matches[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Germany 3 2 1 0 5 1 4 7
 Egypt 3 1 2 0 5 4 1 5
 Chile 3 1 1 1 7 4 3 4
 Thailand 3 0 0 3 4 12 -8 0


Egypt 3 – 2 Thailand
Belal Goal 16'46'
Arabi Goal 65'
Report Tongdee Goal 30'
Suksomkit Goal 67'

Chile 0 – 1 Germany
Report Adzic Goal 81'

Egypt 1 – 1 Chile
Abou Goal 37' Report Villalobos Goal 69'

Thailand 0 – 3 Germany
Report Deisler Goal 27'
Kehl Goal 63'
Hofmann Goal 84'

Egypt 1 – 1 Germany
Ezz Goal 66' Report Auer Goal 76'

Thailand 2 – 6 Chile
Matong Goal 45+2'
Suksomkit Goal 82'
Report Viveros Goal 41'62'
Maldonado Goal 52' (pen.)
Mirosević Goal 67'
Alvarez Goal 83'
Zuniga Goal 89'
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Jacek Granat (Poland)

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 3 3 0 0 17 2 15 9
 Mali 3 2 0 1 7 2 5 6
 Mexico 3 1 0 2 8 6 2 3
 New Zealand 3 0 0 3 0 22 -22 0
New Zealand 0 – 4 Mali
Report Guindo Goal 33'
Mah. Diarra Goal 64'
Keita Goal 70'88'
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Jacek Granat (Poland)

Mexico 2 – 3 Spain
Arce Goal 66'
Santibanez Goal 66'
Report David Goal 14'84' (pen.)
Mateos Goal 31'

New Zealand 0 – 5 Mexico
Report Martinez Goal 12'
Salcedo Goal 32'
Gomez Goal 41'47'
Santibanez Goal 85'

Mali 0 – 1 Spain
Report David Goal 85'

New Zealand 0 – 13 Spain
Report Sanchez Goal 23'29'
Mateos Goal 28'64'
Sergio Goal 36' (pen.)
David Goal 43'45+3'47'49'
Royo Goal 62'
Ander Goal 71'
Corona Goal 87'
Lopez Goal 90+1'

Mali 3 – 1 Mexico
D. Coulibaly Goal 40'
Keita Goal 54'85'
Report Perez Goal 64'

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 3 3 0 0 13 1 12 9
 Oman 3 2 0 1 8 4 4 6
 United States 3 1 0 2 4 7 -3 3
 Austria 3 0 0 3 1 14 -13 0
Oman 4 – 0 United States
Al-Harbi Goal 15'
J. Al-Mukhaini Goal 39'
Mohamed Goal 46'52'
Report

Austria 0 – 7 Brazil
Report Diogo Goal 8'
Fabio Pinto Goal 13'
Geovani Goal 16'
Ferrugem Goal 38'
Matuzalem Goal 44'
Ronaldinho Goal 75' (pen.)
Anailson Goal 85' (pen.)

Oman 3 – 1 Austria
Nairooz Goal 18'
Mohamed Goal 45+1'69'
Report Ziervogel Goal 74'

United States 0 – 3 Brazil
Report Jorginho Goal 66'
Adiel Goal 85'
Matuzalem Goal 90'

Oman 1 – 3 Brazil
Mohamed Goal 53' Report Jorginho Goal 50'
Fabio Pinto Goal 66'
Geovani Goal 84'

United States 4 – 0 Austria
Rupsis Goal 6'
Twellman Goal 56'67'
Steven Totten Goal 82'
Report

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Ghana 3 2 1 0 7 1 6 7
 Argentina 3 2 1 0 3 0 3 7
 Bahrain 3 1 0 2 4 8 -4 3
 Costa Rica 3 0 0 3 1 6 -5 0
Argentina 0 – 0 Ghana
Report
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Lu Jun (China)

Costa Rica 1 – 3 Bahrain
Esquivel Goal 67' Report Al Dosari Goal 64' (pen.)
Amer Goal 79'
Rashed Goal 84'

Argentina 1 – 0 Costa Rica
Galletti Goal 59' Report
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Terje Hauge (Norway)

Ghana 5 – 1 Bahrain
Eku Goal 5'
Ansah Goal 8'
Afriyie Goal 52'
A. Quaye Goal 77'
Abbey Goal 89'
Report Yaser Amer Goal 71'
Attendance: 20,000

Argentina 2 – 0 Bahrain
Marchant Goal 42'
Marchano Goal 72'
Report
Attendance: 10,000

Ghana 2 – 0 Costa Rica
A. Quaye Goal 12'
Coffie Goal 61'
Report

Knockout stage[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
September 14 - Alexandria
 
 
 Brazil2
 
September 18 - Ismailia
 
 Argentina0
 
 Germany0
 
September 14 - Cairo
 
 Brazil4
 
 Germany0 (4)
 
September 21 - Cairo
 
 Mali0 (3)
 
 Brazil2
 
September 15 - Port Said
 
 Ghana1
 
 Ghana4
 
September 18 - Cairo
 
 Oman1
 
 Ghana2
 
September 15 - Ismailia
 
 Spain1 Third place
 
 Spain2
 
September 21 - Cairo
 
 Egypt1
 
 Spain2
 
 
 Germany1
 

Quarterfinals[edit]

Brazil 2 – 0 Argentina
Fabio Pinto Goal 44'83' Report
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Jacek Granat (Poland)


Ghana 4 – 1 Oman
Al Mukhaini Goal 25' (o.g.)
Coffie Goal 42'
Afriyie Goal 79'
A. Quaye Goal 88'
Report Al Amri Goal 57'

Spain 2 – 1 Egypt
Sergio Goal 28'
Camacho Goal 66'
Report Belal Goal 31'

Semifinals[edit]

Brazil 4 – 0 Germany
Adiel Goal 4'
Geovanie Goal 85'
Ferrugem Goal 86'
Ronaldinho Goal 88' (pen.)
Report
Attendance: 8,500

Spain 1 – 2 Ghana
Sousa Goal 35' Report Attram Goal 47'
Owusu Afriyie Goal 79'

Playoff for 3rd place[edit]

Germany 1 – 2 Spain
Adzic Goal 59' (pen.) Report Ander Goal 30'
Sousa Goal 85' (pen.)

Final[edit]

Brazil 2 – 1 Ghana
Matuzalem Goal 63'
Andrey Goal 87'
Report Afriyie Goal 39'

Result[edit]

 1997 FIFA U-17 World Championship Winners 

Brazil
First title

Goalscorers[edit]

David of Spain won the Golden Shoe award for scoring seven goals. In total, 117 goals were scored by 73 different players, with only one of them credited as own goal.

7 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

Final ranking[edit]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Brazil 6 6 0 0 21 2 +19 18
2  Ghana 6 4 1 1 14 5 +9 13
3  Spain 6 5 0 1 22 6 +16 15
4  Germany 6 2 2 2 6 7 –1 8
Eliminated in the quarter-finals
5  Mali 4 2 1 1 7 2 +5 7
6  Argentina 4 2 1 1 3 2 +1 7
7  Oman 4 2 0 2 9 8 +1 6
8  Egypt 4 1 2 1 6 6 0 5
Eliminated at the group stage
9  Chile 3 1 1 1 7 4 +3 4
10  Mexico 3 1 0 2 8 6 +2 3
11  United States 3 1 0 2 4 7 –3 3
12  Bahrain 3 1 0 2 4 8 –4 3
13  Costa Rica 3 0 0 3 1 6 –5 0
14  Thailand 3 0 0 3 4 12 –8 0
15  Austria 3 0 0 3 1 14 –13 0
16  New Zealand 3 0 0 3 0 22 –22 0

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