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1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship

1999 FIFA U-17 World Cup
FIFA U-17 World Championship New Zealand 1999
Tournament details
Host country New Zealand
Dates 10–27 November
Teams 16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Brazil (2nd title)
Runners-up  Australia
Third place  Ghana
Fourth place  United States
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 93 (2.91 per match)
Attendance 216,853 (6,777 per match)
Top scorer(s) Ishmael Addo
(7 goals)
Best player Landon Donovan

The FIFA U-17 World Championship 1999, the eighth edition of the tournament, was held in the cities of Auckland, Christchurch, Napier, and Dunedin in New Zealand between 10 November and 27 November 1999. Players born after 1 January 1982 could participate in this tournament.

Contents

  • Venues 1
  • Teams 2
  • Matches 3
    • Group A 3.1
    • Group B 3.2
    • Group C 3.3
    • Group D 3.4
  • Knockout stage 4
    • Quarterfinals 4.1
    • Semifinals 4.2
    • Playoff for 3rd place 4.3
    • Final 4.4
  • Winners 5
  • Awards 6
  • Goalscorers 7
  • Final ranking 8
  • External links 9

Venues

City / Town Stadium Host club(s) Capacity
Auckland North Harbour Stadium 25,000
Napier McLean Park 21,000
Christchurch Queen Elizabeth II Park Christchurch United 20,000
Dunedin Carisbrook 29,000

New Zealand's capital city Wellington was not allocated any matches as the city's only venue at the time - Athletic Park - was not deemed adequate by FIFA as a match venue.

Teams

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) AFC U-17 Championship 1998  Thailand
 Qatar
CAF (Africa) 1999 African Under-17 Championship  Ghana
 Burkina Faso
 Mali
CONCACAF
(Central, North America and Caribbean)
1999 CONCACAF U-17 Tournament  Jamaica
 Mexico
 United States
CONMEBOL (South America) 1999 South American Under 17 Football Championship  Brazil
 Paraguay
 Uruguay
OFC (Oceania) 1999 OFC U-17 Qualifying Tournament  Australia
UEFA (Europe) 1999 UEFA European Under-16 Football Championship  Spain
 Poland
 Germany
Host nation  New Zealand

 Australia qualified for the tournament after two-leg playoff matches with 3rd Place winner of AFC U-17 Championship 1998,  Bahrain

1.^ Teams that made their debut.

Matches

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 United States 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7
 Uruguay 3 1 1 1 6 2 +4 4
 New Zealand 3 1 0 2 3 8 -5 3
 Poland 3 0 2 1 3 4 -1 2


10 November 1999
19:30
New Zealand  1 – 2  United States
Mulligan  16' Report Thompson  69'
Donovan  74'
North Harbour Stadium, Auckland
Attendance: 14,103
Referee: Wolfgang Stark (Germany)

11 November 1999
19:30
Uruguay  1 – 1  Poland
Alvarez  46' Report Madej  51'
North Harbour Stadium, Auckland
Attendance: 3,623
Referee: Hichem Guirat (Tunisia)

13 November 1999
13:45
New Zealand  0 – 5  Uruguay
Report Lapolla  42'
Peralta  45+1'
Leal  63'
Martinez  71'
Meneses  77'
North Harbour Stadium, Auckland
Attendance: 10,265
Referee: Costas Kapitanis (Cyprus)

13 November 1999
16:00
United States  1 – 1  Poland
Donovan  89' (pen.) Report Madej  43' (pen.)
North Harbour Stadium, Auckland
Attendance: 10,265
Referee: Robert Troxler Ayala (Paraguay)

16 November 1999
18:00
Poland  1 – 2  New Zealand
Mierzejewski  88' Report Mulligan  53'
Pearce  64'
North Harbour Stadium, Auckland
Attendance: 7,643
Referee: Edgar Rangel Perez (Mexico)

16 November 1999
20:15
United States  1 – 0  Uruguay
Onyewu  90' Report
North Harbour Stadium, Auckland
Attendance: 7,643
Referee: Kyros Vassaras (Greece)

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Ghana 3 2 1 0 12 2 +10 7
 Mexico 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 6
 Spain 3 1 1 1 7 2 +5 4
 Thailand 3 0 0 3 1 17 -16 0


11 November 1999
16:00
Ghana  1 – 1  Spain
Atiku  45+2' Report Mario  90+7'
McLean Park, Napier
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Toru Kamikawa (Japan)

11 November 1999
18:15
Mexico  4 – 0  Thailand
Estrada  7'
Galindo  38'
Ramirez  53'
Grijalva  76'
Report
McLean Park, Napier
Attendance: 3,950
Referee: Bruce Edward Grimshaw (New Zealand)

13 November 1999
13:45
Spain  6 – 0  Thailand
Aitor  35'44'90+1'
Albert Crusat  42'
Ernesto  45+1'
Jonathan Aspas  80'
Report
McLean Park, Napier
Attendance: 5,200
Referee: Noel Bynoe (Trinidad & Tobago)

13 November 1999
16:00
Ghana  4 – 0  Mexico
Lamptey  38'75'
Atiku  71'89'
Report
McLean Park, Napier
Attendance: 5,200
Referee: Bruce Edward Grimshaw (New Zealand)

16 November 1999
16:00
Thailand  1 – 7  Ghana
Suriya  62' Report Don-Bortey  7'16'50'
Addo  22'28'52'
Obodai  90+1'
McLean Park, Napier
Attendance: 4,056
Referee: Mark Shield (Australia)

16 November 1999
18:15
Spain  0 – 1  Mexico
Report Vallejo  38'
McLean Park, Napier
Attendance: 4,056
Referee: Byron Moreno (Ecuador)

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Australia 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
 Brazil 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
 Germany 3 0 2 1 1 2 -1 2
 Mali 3 0 2 1 0 1 -1 2


12 November 1999
13:45
Brazil  2 – 1  Australia
Marquinhos  31'
Carlos Henrique  66'
Report MacAllister  81'
QE II Stadium, Christchurch
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Tomasz Mikulski (Poland)

12 November 1999
16:00
Mali  0 – 0  Germany
Report
QE II Stadium, Christchurch
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Byron Moreno (Ecuador)

14 November 1999
16:00
Australia  2 – 1  Germany
Cansdell-Sherriff  66'
Byrnes  70'
Report Haas  9'
QE II Stadium, Christchurch
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Issack Abdulkadir (Tanzania)

14 November 1999
18:15
Brazil  0 – 0  Mali
Report
QE II Stadium, Christchurch
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Edgar Rangel Perez (Mexico)

17 November 1999
16:00
Germany  0 – 0  Brazil
Report
QE II Stadium, Christchurch
Attendance: 6,500
Referee: Hichem Guirat (Tunisia)

17 November 1999
18:15
Australia  1 – 0  Mali
McDonald  23' Report
QE II Stadium, Christchurch
Attendance: 6,500
Referee: Carlos Batres (Guatemala)

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Paraguay 3 2 1 0 9 2 +7 7
 Qatar 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6
 Burkina Faso 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
 Jamaica 3 0 0 3 0 10 -10 0


12 November 1999
18:00
Jamaica  0 – 1  Burkina Faso
Report Compaore  12'
Carisbrook, Dunedin
Attendance: 5,173
Referee: Kyros Vassaras (Greece)

12 November 1999
20:15
Paraguay  2 – 0  Qatar
Fretes  37'
Guzman  57'
Report
Carisbrook, Dunedin
Attendance: 5,173
Referee: Mark Shield (Australia)

14 November 1999
18:00
Burkina Faso  1 – 2  Qatar
Kabore  57' Report Hamza  16' (pen.)37'
Carisbrook, Dunedin
Attendance: 4,662
Referee: Carlos Batres (Guatemala)

14 November 1999
20:15
Jamaica  0 – 5  Paraguay
Report Ferreira  11'
da Silva  15'80' (pen.)
Cabrera  30'
Figueredo  43'
Carisbrook, Dunedin
Attendance: 4,662
Referee: Taj Addin Fares (Syria)

17 November 1999
18:00
Qatar  4 – 0  Jamaica
Hamza  52'63'
Abuhamda  69'
Budawood  90+1'
Report
Carisbrook, Dunedin
Attendance: 2,180
Referee: Costas Kapitanis (Cyprus)

17 November 1999
20:15
Burkina Faso  2 – 2  Paraguay
Ouedraogo  50'53' Report Cabrera  4'
Ferreira  45'
Carisbrook, Dunedin
Attendance: 2,180
Referee: Wolfgang Stark (Germany)

Knockout stage

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
20 November - Auckland        
  United States  3
24 November - Christchurch
  Mexico  2  
  United States  2 (6)
21 November - Christchurch
    Australia (pen.)  2 (7)  
  Australia  1
27 November - Auckland
  Qatar  0  
  Australia  0 (7)
20 November - Napier
    Brazil (pen.)  0 (8)
  Ghana (a.e.t.)  3
24 November - Auckland
  Uruguay  2  
  Ghana  2 (2) Third place
21 November - Dunedin
    Brazil (pen.)  2 (4)  
  Paraguay  1   United States  0
  Brazil  4     Ghana  2
27 November - Auckland

Quarterfinals

20 November 1999
16:00
United States  3 – 2  Mexico
Beasley  38'
Cila  43'
Beckerman  48'
Report Vallejeo  2'
Yanez  70'
North Harbour Stadium, Auckland
Attendance: 7,483
Referee: Carlos Batres (Guatemala)

21 November 1999
14:00
Australia  1 – 0  Qatar
Di Iorio  55' Report
QE II Stadium, Christchurch
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Wolfgang Stark (Germany)

20 November 1999
16:00
Ghana  3 – 2 (a.e.t.)  Uruguay
Addo  35'107'
Novegil  45+1' (o.g.)
Report Olivera  9'
Leal  65'
McLean Park, Napier
Attendance: 5,600
Referee: Edgar Rangel Perez (Mexico)

21 November 1999
16:00
Paraguay  1 – 4  Brazil
Da Silva  42' Report Leonardo  26'37'56'
Caca  90'
Carisbrook, Dunedin
Attendance: 7,251
Referee: Taj Addin Fares (Syria)

Semifinals


24 November 1999
19:30
Ghana  2 – 2 (a.e.t.)  Brazil
Lamptey  66'
Addo  81'
Report Leonardo  26'
Tetteh  28' (o.g.)
  Penalties  
Essien
Don-Bortey
Obodai
Nkrumah
2 – 4 Leonardo
Marquinhos
Eduardo Costa
Walker
Ricardo
North Harbour Stadium, Auckland
Attendance: 12,451
Referee: Costas Kapitanis (Cyprus)

Playoff for 3rd place

27 November 1999
13:15
United States  0 – 2  Ghana
Report Pimpong  35'
Addo  84'
North Harbour Stadium, Auckland
Attendance: 15,675
Referee: Taj Addin Fares (Syria)

Final

Winners

 1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship Winners 

Brazil
Second title

Awards

FIFA Golden Shoe: FIFA Golden Ball: FIFA Fair Play Award:
Ishmael Addo
Landon Donovan
Mexico

Goalscorers

Ishmael Addo of Ghana won the Golden Shoe award for scoring seven goals. In total, 93 goals were scored by 59 different players, with two of them credited as own goals.

7 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 2 4 0 8 4 +4 10
2  Australia 6 3 2 1 7 2 +5 11
3  Ghana 6 4 2 0 19 6 +13 14
4  United States 6 3 2 1 9 8 +1 11
Eliminated in the quarter-finals
5  Paraguay 4 2 1 1 10 6 +4 7
6  Qatar 4 2 0 2 6 4 +2 6
7  Mexico 4 2 0 2 7 7 0 6
8  Uruguay 4 1 1 2 8 5 +3 4
Eliminated at the group stage
9  Spain 3 1 1 1 7 2 +5 4
10  Burkina Faso 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
11  New Zealand 3 1 0 2 3 8 –5 3
12  Poland 3 0 2 1 3 4 –1 2
13  Germany 3 0 2 1 1 2 –1 2
14  Mali 3 0 2 1 0 1 –1 2
15  Jamaica 3 0 0 3 1 17 –10 0
16  Thailand 3 0 0 3 0 10 –16 0

External links

  • FIFA U-17 World Championship New Zealand 1999, FIFA.com
  • Technical Report (Part 1), (Part 2) and (Part 3)
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