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1997 FIFA U-17 World Championship

1997 FIFA U-17 World Cup
FIFA U-17 World Championship Egypt 1997
1997 FIFA U-17 بطولة العالم
Tournament details
Host country Egypt
Dates 4 - 21 September
Teams 16 (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 played 32
Goals scored 117 (3.66 per match)
Attendance 633,000 (19,781 per match)
Top scorer(s) David (7 goals)
Best player Sergio

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.

Contents

  • Venues 1
  • Teams 2
  • Squads 3
  • Matches 4
    • Group A 4.1
    • Group B 4.2
    • Group C 4.3
    • Group D 4.4
  • Knockout Stage 5
    • Quarterfinals 5.1
    • Semifinals 5.2
    • Playoff for 3rd place 5.3
    • Final 5.4
  • Result 6
  • Goalscorers 7
  • Final ranking 8
  • External links 9

Venues

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

 Oman Top three teams of the
AFC U-17 Championship 1996
 Thailand
 Bahrain
 Mali Top two teams of the
1997 African Under-17 Championship
 Ghana
 Mexico Top three teams of the
1996 CONCACAF U-17 Championship
 United States
 Costa Rica
 Brazil Top three teams of the
Sudamericano Sub-17 1997
 Argentina
 Chile
 New Zealand Winner of the OFC U-17 Qualifying Tournament 1997
 Spain Top three teams of the
1997 UEFA European Under-16 Football Championship
 Austria
 Germany
 Egypt Host

Squads

Matches

Group A

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

4 September 1997
20:30
Egypt  3 – 2  Thailand
Belal  16'46'
Arabi  65'
Report Tongdee  30'
Suksomkit  67'

5 September 1997
20:30
Chile  0 – 1  Germany
Report Adzic  81'
Cairo International Stadium, Cairo
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Ian McLeod (South Africa)

7 September 1997
18:15
Egypt  1 – 1  Chile
Abou  37' Report Villalobos  69'
Cairo International Stadium, Cairo
Attendance: 75,000
Referee: Gilberto Alcala (Mexico)

7 September 1997
20:30
Thailand  0 – 3  Germany
Report Deisler  27'
Kehl  63'
Hofmann  84'

10 September 1997
20:30
Egypt  1 – 1  Germany
Ezz  66' Report Auer  76'

10 September 1997
20:30
Thailand  2 – 6  Chile
Matong  45+2'
Suksomkit  82'
Report Viveros  41'62'
Maldonado  52' (pen.)
Mirosević  67'
Alvarez  83'
Zuniga  89'
Ismailia Stadium, Ismailia
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Jacek Granat (Poland)

Group B

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
6 September 1997
18:15
New Zealand  0 – 4  Mali
Report Guindo  33'
Mah. Diarra  64'
Keita  70'88'
Ismailia Stadium, Ismailia
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Jacek Granat (Poland)

6 September 1997
20:30
Mexico  2 – 3  Spain
Arce  66'
Santibanez  66'
Report David  14'84' (pen.)
Mateos  31'

8 September 1997
20:30
New Zealand  0 – 5  Mexico
Report Martinez  12'
Salcedo  32'
Gomez  41'47'
Santibanez  85'

8 September 1997
18:15
Mali  0 – 1  Spain
Report David  85'
Ismailia Stadium, Ismailia
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Horacio Elizondo (Argentina)

11 September 1997
20:30
New Zealand  0 – 13  Spain
Report Sanchez  23'29'
Mateos  28'64'
Sergio  36' (pen.)
David  43'45+3'47'49'
Royo  62'
Ander  71'
Corona  87'
Lopez  90+1'

11 September 1997
20:30
Mali  3 – 1  Mexico
D. Coulibaly  40'
Keita  54'85'
Report Perez  64'
Cairo International Stadium, Cairo
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Lubos Michel (Slovakia)


Group C

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
6 September 1997
13:45
Oman  4 – 0  United States
Al Harbi  15'
J. Al Mukhaini  39'
Mohamed  46'52'
Report
Alexandria Stadium, Alexandria
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Mario Sanchez Yanten (Chile)

6 September 1997
16:00
Austria  0 – 7  Brazil
Report Diogo  8'
Fabio Pinto  13'
Geovani  16'
Ferrugem  38'
Matuzalem  44'
Ronaldinho  75' (pen.)
Anailson  85' (pen.)

8 September 1997
16:00
Oman  3 – 1  Austria
Nairooz  18'
Mohamed  45+1'69'
Report Ziervogel  74'
Alexandria Stadium, Alexandria
Attendance: 19,000
Referee: Eugene Brazzale (Australia)

8 September 1997
13:45
United States  0 – 3  Brazil
Report 90'  Matuzalem
85'  Adiel
66'
Alexandria Stadium, Alexandria
Attendance: 19,000
Referee: Rene Temmink (Netherlands)

11 September 1997
16:00
Oman  1 – 3  Brazil
Mohamed  53' Report 84'  Geovani
66'  Fabio Pinto
50'
Alexandria Stadium, Alexandria
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Gilberto Alcala (Mexico)

11 September 1997
16:00
United States  4 – 0  Austria
Rupsis  6'
Twellman  56'67'
Steven Totten  82'
Report

Group D

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


5 September 1997
13:45
Argentina  0 – 0  Ghana
Report
Port Said Stadium, Port Said
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Lu Jun (China)

5 September 1997
16:00
Costa Rica  1 – 3  Bahrain
Esquivel  67' Report Al Dosari  64' (pen.)
Amer  79'
Rashed  84'

7 September 1997
16:00
Argentina  1 – 0  Costa Rica
Galletti  59' Report
Port Said Stadium, Port Said
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Terje Hauge (Norway)

7 September 1997
13:45
Ghana  5 – 1  Bahrain
Eku  5'
Ansah  8'
Afriyie  52'
A. Quaye  77'
Abbey  89'
Report Yaser Amer  71'
Port Said Stadium, Port Said
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Lubos Michel (Slovakia)

10 September 1997
13:45
Argentina  2 – 0  Bahrain
Marchant  42'
Marchano  72'
Report
Port Said Stadium, Port Said
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Ian McLeod (South Africa)

10 September 1997
13:45
Ghana  2 – 0  Costa Rica
A. Quaye  12'
Coffie  61'
Report

Knockout Stage

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
September 14 - Alexandria        
  Brazil  2
September 18 - Ismailia
  Argentina  0  
  Germany  0
September 14 - Cairo
    Brazil  4  
  Germany  0 (4)
September 21 - Cairo
  Mali  0 (3)  
  Brazil  2
September 15 - Port Said
    Ghana  1
  Ghana  4
September 18 - Cairo
  Oman  1  
  Ghana  2 Third place
September 15 - Ismailia
    Spain  1  
  Spain  2   Spain  2
  Egypt  1     Germany  1
September 21 - Cairo

Quarterfinals

14 September 1997
16:00
Brazil  2 – 0  Argentina
Fabio Pinto  44'83' Report
Alexandria Stadium, Alexandria
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Jacek Granat (Poland)

14 September 1997
20:30
Germany  0 – 0 (a.e.t.)  Mali
Report
  Penalties  
Adzic
Deisler
Miedl
Truckenbrod
4 – 3 Y. Coulibaly
Camara
Guindo
Karambe
Keita
Cairo International Stadium, Cairo
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Lu Jun (China)

15 September 1997
16:00
Ghana  4 – 1  Oman
Al Mukhaini  25' (o.g.)
Coffie  42'
Afriyie  79'
A. Quaye  88'
Report Al Amri  57'
Port Said Stadium, Port Said
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Rene Temmink (Netherlands)

15 September 1997
20:30
Spain  2 – 1  Egypt
Sergio  28'
Camacho  66'
Report Belal  31'
Ismailia Stadium, Ismailia
Attendance: 13,500
Referee: Victorino Rodriguez (El Salvador)

Semifinals

18 September 1997
16:00
Germany  0 – 4  Brazil
Report Adiel  4'
Geovanie  85'
Ferrugem  86'
Ronaldinho  88' (pen.)
Ismailia Stadium, Ismailia
Attendance: 8,500
Referee: Ian McLeod (South Africa)

18 September 1997
20:30
Spain  1 – 2  Ghana
Sousa  35' Report Attram  47'
Owusu Afriyie  79'

Playoff for 3rd place

21 September 1997
15:30
Germany  1 – 2  Spain
Adzic  59' (pen.) Report Ander  30'
Sousa  85' (pen.)

Final

21 September 1997
18:15
Brazil  2 – 1  Ghana
Matuzalem  63'
Andrey  87'
Report Afriyie  39'
Cairo International Stadium, Cairo
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Terje Hauge (Norway)

Result

 1997 FIFA U-17 World Championship Winners 

Brazil
First title

Goalscorers

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

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

External links

  • FIFA U-17 World Championship Egypt 1997, FIFA.com
  • FIFA Technical Report (Part 1), (Part 2) and (Part 3)
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