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2003 FIFA U-17 World Championship

2003 FIFA U-17 World Cup
FIFA U-17 World Championship Finland 2003
Jalkapallon alle 17-Vuotiaiden Maailmanmestaruuskilpailut 2003
U17-Världsmästerskapet i Fotboll 2003
Tournament details
Host country Finland
Dates 13 August - 30 August
Teams 16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Brazil (3rd title)
Runners-up  Spain
Third place  Argentina
Fourth place  Colombia
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 117 (3.66 per match)
Attendance 183,616 (5,738 per match)
Top scorer(s) Spain Cesc Fàbregas
Colombia Carlos Hidalgo
Portugal Manuel Curto
Best player Spain Cesc Fàbregas[1]
2001
2005

The FIFA U-17 World Championship 2003, the tenth edition of the tournament, was held in the cities of Helsinki, Tampere, Lahti, and Turku in Finland between 13 August and 30 August 2003. Players born after 1 January 1986 could participate in this tournament. Some controversy followed the tournament after a number of players from the Sierra Leone squad defected to Finland.

TeamsEdit

 South Korea 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place winners of
AFC U-17 Championship 2002
 Yemen
 China PR
 Cameroon 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place winners of
2003 African U-17 Championship
 Sierra Leone
 Nigeria
 United States Group A & B winners and Playoff Series winner of
2003 CONCACAF U-17 Tournament Final Round
 Costa Rica
 Mexico
 Argentina 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place winners of
2003 South American Under-17 Football Championship
 Brazil
 Colombia
 Australia winner of OFC U-17 Qualifying Tournament 2003
 Portugal 1st & 2nd Place winners of
UEFA U-17 Championship 2003
 Spain
 Finland host nation

SquadsEdit

For a list of the squads see 2003 FIFA U-17 World Championship squads

MatchesEdit

All times local (EEST/UTC+3)

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Colombia 3 2 1 0 11 2 +9 7
 Mexico 3 1 2 0 5 3 +2 5
 Finland 3 1 0 2 3 12 -9 3
 China PR 3 0 1 2 5 7 -2 1
13 August 2003
17:30
Finland  2 – 1  China PR
Parikka Goal 6'
Petrescu Goal 64'
Report Jiang Chen Goal 4'
Finnair Stadium, Helsinki
Attendance: 8,344
Referee: Heber Lopes (Brazil)

13 August 2003
20:00
Mexico  0 – 0  Colombia
Report
Finnair Stadium, Helsinki
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Martin Hansson (Sweden)

16 August 2003
15:00
China PR  1 – 2  Colombia
Wang Yongpo Goal 67' Report Guarín Goal 73' (pen.)
Hernández Goal 80'

16 August 2003
17:30
Finland  0 – 2  Mexico
Report Ceja Goal 39'
Herrera Goal 51'
Finnair Stadium, Helsinki
Attendance: 10,176
Referee: Eric Braamhaar (Netherlands)

19 August 2003
17:30
China PR  3 – 3  Mexico
Wang Yongpo Goal 35'
Jiang Chen Goal 61'81'
Report Flores Goal 51'
Mariaca Goal 73'
Murguía Goal 78'
Finnair Stadium, Helsinki
Attendance: 4,500
Referee: Jerome Damon (South Africa)

19 August 2003
20:00
Colombia  9 – 1  Finland
Hidalgo Goal 16'32' (pen.)50'61'
Ramos Goal 36'68'71'
Guarín Goal 63'
Núñez Goal 74'
Report Petrescu Goal 41'
Finnair Stadium, Helsinki
Attendance: 10,200
Referee: Gabriel Brazenas (Argentina)

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Argentina 3 3 0 0 5 0 +5 9
 Costa Rica 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
 Nigeria 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
 Australia 3 0 0 3 1 6 -5 0

Note: 2nd place was determined by drawing lot

13 August 2003
17:30
Argentina  2 – 0  Australia
Garay Goal 6'
Colzera Goal 69'
Report
Veritas Stadion, Turku
Attendance: 4,124
Referee: Eric Braamhaar (Netherlands)

13 August 2003
20:00
Costa Rica  1 – 1  Nigeria
Arias Goal 83' Report Bala Goal 9'
Veritas Stadion, Turku
Attendance: 4,292
Referee: Leone Rakaroi (Fiji)

16 August 2003
15:00
Australia  1 – 2  Nigeria
Giraldi Goal 2' Report Mikel Goal 73'
Bala Goal 84'
Veritas Stadion, Turku
Attendance: 5,502
Referee: Heber Lopes (Brazil)

16 August 2003
17:30
Argentina  2 – 0  Costa Rica
Peirone Goal 84'90' Report

19 August 2003
17:30
Nigeria  0 – 1  Argentina
Report Faurlín Goal 59'
Veritas Stadion, Turku
Attendance: 6,104
Referee: Martin Hansson (Sweden)

19 August 2003
20:00
Australia  0 – 2  Costa Rica
Report Rodríguez Goal 62' (pen.)
Salazar Goal 75'
Veritas Stadion, Turku
Attendance: 5,424
Referee: Khalil Al-Ghamdi (Saudi Arabia)

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 3 2 1 0 9 1 +8 7
 Portugal 3 1 1 1 9 13 -4 4
 Cameroon 3 0 3 0 7 7 0 3
 Yemen 3 0 1 2 4 8 -4 1
14 August 2003
17:30
Yemen  3 – 4  Portugal
Al-Badani Goal 31'
Sharyan Goal 45+2'
Márcio Sousa Goal 77' (o.g.)
Report Márcio Sousa Goal 56'
Curto Goal 68'
M. Fernandes Goal 80'
Al-Safi Goal 82' (o.g.)
Ratina Stadion, Tampere
Attendance: 6,400
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)

14 August 2003
20:00
Cameroon  1 – 1  Brazil
Joseph Mawaye Goal 5' Report Abuda Goal 38'
Ratina Stadion, Tampere
Attendance: 8,250
Referee: Marco Rodriguez (Mexico)

17 August 2003
15:00
Portugal  0 – 5  Brazil
Report Leo Goal 20'
Abuda Goal 52'
Ederson Goal 68' (pen.)
Evandro Goal 77'
Thyago Goal 86'
Ratina Stadion, Tampere
Attendance: 10,190
Referee: Gabriel Brazenas (Argentina)

17 August 2003
17:30
Yemen  1 – 1  Cameroon
Juaim Goal 90+2' Report Mawaye Goal 74'
Ratina Stadion, Tampere
Attendance: 6,855
Referee: Eddy Maillet (Seychelles)

20 August 2003
17:30
Brazil  3 – 0  Yemen
Evandro Goal 28'32'
Arouca Goal 86'
Report
Ratina Stadion, Tampere
Attendance: 5,896
Referee: Marco Rodríguez (Mexico)

20 August 2003
20:00
Portugal  5 – 5  Cameroon
Vieirinha Goal 21'
Curto Goal 36'43'44'
Gama Goal 52'
Report T. Costa Goal 70' (o.g.)
N'Gal Goal 74'76'
N'Guémo Goal 88'
Mbia Goal 90+4'
Ratina Stadion, Tampere
Attendance: 4,723
Referee: Eric Braamhaar (Netherlands)

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 3 2 1 0 8 5 +3 7
 United States 3 2 0 1 8 4 +4 6
 South Korea 3 1 0 2 6 11 -5 3
 Sierra Leone 3 0 1 2 6 8 -2 1
14 August 2003
17:30
South Korea  1 – 6  United States
Owens Goal 11' (o.g.) Report Adu Goal 16'89'90+2' (pen.)
Owens Goal 26'
Watson Goal 54'
Curfman Goal 75'
Lahden Stadion, Lahti
Attendance: 3,240
Referee: Eddy Maillet (Seychelles)

14 August 2003
20:00
Spain  3 – 3  Sierra Leone
David Goal 8'
Sisi Goal 15'
Xisco Goal 90+6'
Report Barlay Goal 34'73'
Ruz Goal 36' (o.g.)
Lahden Stadion, Lahti
Attendance: 3,150
Referee: Khalil Al-Ghamdi (Saudi Arabia)

17 August 2003
15:00
United States  2 – 1  Sierra Leone
González Goal 45' (pen.)
Adu Goal 89'
Report Sesay Goal 32'
Lahden Stadion, Lahti
Attendance: 4,950
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)

17 August 2003
17:30
South Korea  2 – 3  Spain
D.H. Yang Goal 45'
Sánchez Goal 59' (o.g.)
Report Silva Goal 65'73'76'
Lahden Stadion, Lahti
Attendance: 3,470
Referee: Marco Rodríguez (Mexico)

20 August 2003
17:30
Sierra Leone  2 – 3  South Korea
Metzger Goal 36'51' Report D.W. Han Goal 28'
D.H. Yang Goal 74'
Y.R. Lee Goal 78'
Lahden Stadion, Lahti
Attendance: 2,475
Referee: Leone Rakaroi (Fiji)

20 August 2003
20:00
United States  0 – 2  Spain
Report Jurado Goal 11'
Fàbregas Goal 70'
Lahden Stadion, Lahti
Attendance: 3,825
Referee: Heber Lopes (Brazil)

BracketEdit

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
August 23 - Helsinki        
  Colombia  2
August 27 - Tampere
  Costa Rica  0  
  Colombia  0
August 24 - Turku
    Brazil  2  
  Brazil  3
August 30 - Helsinki
  United States  0  
  Brazil  1
August 23 - Lahti
    Spain  0
  Argentina  2
August 27 - Helsinki
  Mexico  0  
  Argentina  2 Third place
August 24 - Tampere
    Spain  3  
  Spain  5   Colombia  1 (4)
  Portugal  2     Argentina  1 (5)
August 30 - Helsinki

QuarterfinalsEdit

23 August 2003
14:00
Colombia  2 – 0  Costa Rica
Otalvaro Goal 25'43' Report
Finnair Stadium, Helsinki
Attendance: 2,340
Referee: Eddy Maillet (Seychelles)

23 August 2003
18:00
Argentina  2 – 0  Mexico
Cardozo Goal 34'
Peirone Goal 45'
Report
Lahden Stadion, Lahti
Attendance: 5,030
Referee: Eric Braamhaar (Netherlands)

24 August 2003
14:00
Brazil  3 – 0  United States
Leonardo Goal 18'
Ederson Goal 61'
Evandro Goal 64'
Report
Veritas Stadion, Turku
Attendance: 6,150
Referee: Martin Hansson (Sweden)

24 August 2003
18:00
Spain  5 – 2  Portugal
Sánchez Goal 28'
Fàbregas Goal 42'78'
Xisco Goal 50'
Jurado Goal 90+4' (pen.)
Report Curto Goal 3'
Vieirinha Goal 87'
Ratina Stadion, Tampere
Attendance: 5,387
Referee: Gabriel Brazenas (Argentina)

SemifinalsEdit

27 August 2003
17:00
Colombia  0 – 2  Brazil
Report Abuda Goal 16'72'
Ratina Stadion, Tampere
Attendance: 7,675
Referee: Marco Rodríguez (Mexico)

27 August 2003
20:00
Argentina  2 – 3 (a.e.t.)  Spain
Biglia Goal 11'
Garay Goal 31'
Report Fàbregas Goal 48'119'
Jurado Goal 53'
Finnair Stadium, Helsinki
Attendance: 5,030
Referee: Martin Hansson (Sweden)

Playoff for 3rd placeEdit

FinalEdit

30 August 2003
16:00
Brazil  1 – 0  Spain
Leonardo Goal 7' Report
Finnair Stadium, Helsinki
Attendance: 10,452
Referee: Eric Braamhaar (Netherlands)


 2005 FIFA Under-17 World Champions 

Brazil
Third title

GoalscorersEdit

Final rankingEdit

  1.  Brazil
  2.  Spain
  3.  Argentina
  4.  Colombia
  5.  United States
  6.  Mexico
  7.  Costa Rica
  8.  Portugal
  9.  Finland
  10.  China PR
  11.  Nigeria
  12.  Cameroon
  13.  Yemen
  14.  South Korea
  15.  Sierra Leone
  16.  Australia

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit