1999 FIFA World Youth Championship

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1999 FIFA World Youth Championship
FIFA U-20 World Cup Nigeria 1999
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Tournament details
Host country Nigeria
Dates April 3 – April 24
Teams 24 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 8 (in 8 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Spain (1st title)
Runners-up  Japan
Third place  Mali
Fourth place  Uruguay
Tournament statistics
Matches played 52
Goals scored 158 (3.04 per match)
Attendance 624,400 (12,008 per match)
Top scorer(s) Spain Pablo
Mali Mahamadou Dissa
(5 goals)
Best player Mali Seydou Keita
Fair play award  Croatia
Malaysia 1997
Argentina 2001

The 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship took place in Nigeria between April 3 and April 24, 1999. This was the 12th edition of the tournament.

Qualification[edit]

The following 24 teams qualified for the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship.

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) 1998 AFC Youth Championship  Japan
 Kazakhstan1
 South Korea
 Saudi Arabia
CAF (Africa) 1999 African Youth Championship  Cameroon
 Ghana
 Mali
 Zambia1
CONCACAF
(North, Central America & Caribbean)
1998 CONCACAF U-20 Tournament  Costa Rica
 Honduras
 Mexico
 United States
CONMEBOL (South America) 1999 South American Youth Championship  Argentina
 Brazil
 Paraguay
 Uruguay
OFC (Oceania) 1998 OFC U-20 Championship  Australia
UEFA (Europe) 1998 UEFA European Under-18 Football Championship  Croatia1
 England
 Germany
 Portugal
 Republic of Ireland
 Spain
Host nation  Nigeria
1.^ Teams that made their debut.

Venues[edit]

Ibadan Lagos Enugu Port Harcourt
Liberty Stadium National Stadium Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium Liberation Stadium
Capacity: 40,000 Capacity: 45,000 Capacity: 22,000 Capacity: 25,000
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1999 FIFA World Youth Championship (Nigeria)
Kano Calabar Kaduna Bauchi
Sani Abacha Stadium U.J. Esuene Stadium Ahmadu Bello Stadium Abubarkar Tafawa Balewa Stadium
Capacity: 18,000 Capacity: 16,000 Capacity: 16,500 Capacity: 15,000

Squads[edit]

Group stage[edit]

The 24 teams were split into six groups of four teams. Six group winners, six second-place finishers and the four best third-place finishers qualify for the knockout round.

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
 Paraguay 6 3 2 0 1 5 6 −1 Advanced to the round of 16
 Nigeria 4 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1
 Costa Rica 4 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
 Germany 3 3 1 0 2 5 4 +1
Nigeria 1–1 Costa Rica
Aghahowa Goal 20' (Report) Meléndez Goal 83' (pen.)
Attendance: 37,500

Germany 4–0 Paraguay
Kern Goal 44'60'69'
Falk Goal 90'
(Report)
Attendance: 2,500

Nigeria 2–0 Germany
Shittu Goal 69'
Garba Goal 81'
(Report)
Attendance: 20,000

Costa Rica 1–3 Paraguay
Garita Goal 30' (Report) Santa Cruz Goal 26'
Vera Goal 50'
Cuevas Goal 66'
Attendance: 18,000

Nigeria 1–2 Paraguay
Shittu Goal 38' (Report) Fernández Goal 9'
Maldonado Goal 22'
Attendance: 25,000

Costa Rica 2–1 Germany
Brenes Goal 33'
Santana Goal 69'
(Report) Timm Goal 38'
Attendance: 22,000

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
 Ghana 7 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 Advanced to the round of 16
 Croatia 5 3 1 2 0 6 2 +4
 Argentina 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
 Kazakhstan 0 3 0 0 3 1 9 −8
Ghana 1–1 Croatia
Ofori-Quaye Goal 68' (Report) Deranja Goal 22'
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Lu Jun (China)

Argentina 1–0 Kazakhstan
Cambiasso Goal 44' (Report)

Ghana 1–0 Argentina
Ofori-Quaye Goal 76' (Report)

Croatia 5–1 Kazakhstan
Deranja Goal 7'
Miladin Goal 11'
Sabolčki Goal 34'
Banović Goal 79'
Bjelanović Goal 88'
(Report) Urazayev Goal 67'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Lu Jun (China)

Ghana 3–0 Kazakhstan
Gyan Goal 51'69'
Adu Goal 53'
(Report)

Croatia 0–0 Argentina
(Report)
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Lu Jun (China)

Group C[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
 Mexico 7 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 Advanced to the round of 16
 Republic of Ireland 6 3 2 0 1 6 1 +5
 Australia 3 3 1 0 2 4 8 −4 Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
 Saudi Arabia 1 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4
Australia 3–1 Saudi Arabia
Culina Goal 29'
Maisano Goal 72'
Al-Garni Goal 77' (o.g.)
(Report) Dabo Goal 90'
Attendance: 2,000

Mexico 1–0 Republic of Ireland
Márquez Goal 10' (Report)

Australia 1–3 Mexico
Sterjovski Goal 45' (Report) Márquez Goal 2'
J. Rodríguez Goal 58'
Osorno Goal 83'

Saudi Arabia 0–2 Republic of Ireland
(Report) McPhail Goal 42'
Duff Goal 65'
Attendance: 1,000

Australia 0–4 Republic of Ireland
(Report) Sadlier Goal 20'
Duff Goal 73'
Healy Goal 74'
Crossley Goal 90'
Attendance: 800

Saudi Arabia 1–1 Mexico
Al-Saqri Goal 37' (Report) L. González Goal 30'
Attendance: 2,000

Group D[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
 Mali 6 3 2 0 1 6 6 0 Advanced to the round of 16
 Portugal 4 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1
 Uruguay 4 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
 South Korea 3 3 1 0 2 5 6 −1
Uruguay 1–2 Mali
Chevantón Goal 65' (Report) Camara Goal 51'
Dissa Goal 90'

South Korea 1–3 Portugal
Kim K.H. Goal 37' (Report) R. Sousa Goal 27'
Simão Goal 85'90' (pen.)

Uruguay 1–0 South Korea
Chevantón Goal 3' (Report)

Mali 2–1 Portugal
Am. Coulibaly Goal 15' (pen.)
Ndiaye Goal 45'
(Report) P. Costa Goal 55'

Uruguay 0–0 Portugal
(Report)

Mali 2–4 South Korea
Dissa Goal 57'
Bagayoko Goal 60'
(Report) Seol K.H. Goal 3'35'
Na H.K. Goal 22' (pen.)
Lee D.G. Goal 69'

Group E[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
 Japan 6 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 Advanced to the round of 16
 United States 6 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1
 Cameroon 6 3 2 0 1 4 4 0 Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
 England 0 3 0 0 3 0 4 −4
Cameroon 2–1 Japan
Komol Goal 72'89' (Report) Takahara Goal 51'
Attendance: 12,000

England 0–1 United States
(Report) Califf Goal 12'
Attendance: 19,000

Cameroon 1–0 England
Cooper Goal 63' (o.g.) (Report)
Attendance: 12,000

Japan 3–1 United States
Downing Goal 10' (o.g.)
Takahara Goal 51'
Ogasawara Goal 85'
(Report) Futagaki Goal 74'

Cameroon 1–3 United States
Kioyo Goal 63' (Report) Twellman Goal 38' Goal 79'
Bocanegra Goal 57'

Japan 2–0 England
Ishikawa Goal 39'
Ono Goal 48'
(Report)

Group F[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
 Spain 7 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 Advanced to the round of 16
 Brazil 6 3 2 0 1 8 3 +5
 Zambia 4 3 1 1 1 5 8 −3 Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
 Honduras 0 3 0 0 3 4 10 −6
Zambia 4–3 Honduras
Makayi Goal 19'
Makufi Goal 44'55'
Mbambara Goal 72'
(Report) Suazo Goal 9'
De León Goal 41' Goal 74'

Spain 2–0 Brazil
Gabri Goal 15' Goal 33' (Report)
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Felipe Ramos (Mexico)

Zambia 0–0 Spain
(Report)
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Felipe Ramos (Mexico)

Honduras 0–3 Brazil
(Report) Edu Goal 36'80'
Matuzalém Goal 41'

Zambia 1–5 Brazil
Sinkala Goal 39' (Report) Ronaldinho Goal 27'
Aurélio Goal 45'
Baiano Goal 65'
Mancini Goal 69'
Rodrigo Gral Goal 80'

Honduras 1–3 Spain
Oliva Goal 76' (Report) Pablo Goal 10'
Varela Goal 26'
Rubén Goal 31'

Ranking of third-placed teams[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
 Cameroon 6 3 2 0 1 4 4 0 Advanced to the round of 16
 Uruguay 4 3 1 1 1 2 2 0
 Argentina 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 0
 Costa Rica 4 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1
 Zambia 4 3 1 1 1 5 8 −3
 Australia 3 3 1 0 2 4 8 −4

Knockout stage[edit]

Bracket[edit]

 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
April 15 - Enugu
 
 
 Mali (aet)5
 
April 18 - Enugu
 
 Cameroon4
 
 Mali3
 
April 14 - Kano
 
 Nigeria1
 
 Republic of Ireland1 (3)
 
April 21 - Kaduna
 
 Nigeria (pen.)1 (5)
 
 Mali1
 
April 15 - Port Harcourt
 
 Spain3
 
 Spain3
 
April 18 - Kaduna
 
 United States2
 
 Spain (pen.)1 (8)
 
April 14 - Kaduna
 
 Ghana1 (7)
 
 Ghana2
 
April 24 - Lagos
 
 Costa Rica0
 
 Spain4
 
April 14 - Lagos
 
 Japan0
 
 Paraguay2 (9)
 
April 18 - Lagos
 
 Uruguay (pen.)2 (10)
 
 Uruguay2
 
April 14 - Calabar
 
 Brazil1
 
 Brazil4
 
April 21 - Lagos
 
 Croatia0
 
 Uruguay1
 
April 15 - Bauchi
 
 Japan2 Third place
 
 Japan (pen.)1 (5)
 
April 18 - IbadanApril 24 - Lagos
 
 Portugal1 (4)
 
 Japan2 Mali1
 
April 15 - Ibadan
 
 Mexico0  Uruguay0
 
 Mexico4
 
 
 Argentina1
 

Round of 16[edit]


Ghana 2–0 Costa Rica
Afriyie Goal 18'
Ofori-Quaye Goal 82'
(Report)


Brazil 4–0 Croatia
Ronaldinho Goal 21' (pen.)45'
Fernando Baiano Goal 48' (pen.)
Edu Goal 68'
(Report)


Spain 3–2 United States
Pablo Goal 15'32'
Xavi Goal 19'
(Report) Twellman Goal 49'90'

Mexico 4–1 Argentina
Osorno Goal 52'
E. Rodríguez Goal 55'
J. Rodríguez Goal 67'
L. González Goal 88'
(Report) Galletti Goal 41'
Attendance: 16,000

Mali 5–4 (a.e.t.) Cameroon
Ndiaye Goal 9'
Bagayoko Goal 67'
Camara Goal 83'
Dissa Goal 90'104'
(Report) Komol Goal 10' Goal 74'
Mbami Goal 23'
Kioyo Goal 26'

Quarter-finals[edit]

Uruguay 2–1 Brazil
Anchen Goal 44'
Canobbio Goal 86' (pen.)
(Report) Fernando Baiano Goal 27'
Attendance: 10,000

Mali 3–1 Nigeria
Bagayoko Goal 1'72'
Diarra Goal 44'
(Report) Garba Goal 17'
Attendance: 22,000

Japan 2–0 Mexico
Motoyama Goal 4'
Ono Goal 24'
(Report)
Attendance: 17,000


Semi-finals[edit]

Mali 1–3 Spain
Dissa Goal 52' (Report) Varela Goal 2'26'
Xavi Goal 90'
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Lu Jun (China)

Uruguay 1–2 Japan
Chevantón Goal 24' (Report) Takahara Goal 23'
Nagai Goal 35'
Attendance: 8,000

Third place play-off[edit]

Mali 1–0 Uruguay
Keita Goal 30' (Report)
Attendance: 35,000

Final[edit]

Spain 4–0 Japan
Barkero Goal 5'
Pablo Goal 14' Goal 30'
Gabri Goal 51'
(Report)
Attendance: 38,000

Result[edit]

 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship Winners 

Spain
First title

Goalscorers[edit]