2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup

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The FIFA U-17 World Cup 2007, the twelfth edition of the tournament, was held in South Korea between 18 August and 9 September 2007. For this event, the number of teams had been expanded from 16 to 24, with the top two of each group and the four best third-place teams advancing to the Round of 16. Also, from now on, the confederation which produced the last champion, in this case CONCACAF, had an extra spot in the qualifying rounds.[1]

Players born after 1 January 1990 could participate in this tournament.

Venues

Seoul Suwon Goyang Cheonan
Seoul World Cup Stadium Suwon Civic Stadium Goyang Stadium Cheonan Stadium
Capacity: 66,806 Capacity: 24,670 Capacity: 41,311 Capacity: 30,000
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2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup is located in South Korea
Suwon
Suwon
Jeju
Jeju
Ulsan
Ulsan
Gwangyang
Gwangyang
Changwon
Changwon
Cheonan
Cheonan
Goyang
Goyang
Seoul
Seoul
2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup (South Korea)
Ulsan Changwon Gwangyang Jeju
Ulsan Stadium Changwon Civic Stadium Gwangyang Football Stadium Jeju World Cup Stadium
Capacity: 19,050 Capacity: 27,085 Capacity: 13,496 Capacity: 42,256
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Teams

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) AFC U-17 Championship 2006  Japan
 North Korea
 Tajikistan1
 Syria1
CAF (Africa) 2007 African Under-17 Championship  Ghana
 Nigeria
 Togo1
 Tunisia
CONCACAF (Central, North America and Caribbean) 2007 CONCACAF U17 Tournament  Haiti1
 Honduras1
 Costa Rica
United States
 Trinidad and Tobago
CONMEBOL (South America) Sudamericano Sub-17 2007  Brazil
 Colombia
 Argentina
 Peru
OFC (Oceania) 2007 OFC Under 17 Tournament  New Zealand
UEFA (Europe) 2007 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship  Belgium1
 England1
 France
 Spain
 Germany
Host nation  South Korea
1.^ Teams that made their debut.

Match officials

Confederation Referee Assistants
AFC Matthew Breeze (Australia) Matthew Cream (Australia)
Jim Ouliaris (Australia)
Yuichi Nishimura (Japan) Toru Sagara (Japan)
Jeong Hae-Sang (South Korea)
Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan) Abdukhamidullo Rasulov (Uzbekistan)
Bahadyr Kochkarov (Kyrgyzstan)
CAF Koman Coulibaly (Mali) Inácio Cândido (Angola)
Redouane Achik (Morocco)
Eddy Maillet (Seychelles) Bechir Hassani (Tunisia)
Evarist Menkouande (Cameroon)
CONCACAF Joel Aguilar (El Salvador) Roberto Giron (Honduras)
Daniel Williamson (Panama)
CONMEBOL Sálvio Fagundes (Brazil) Roberto Braatz (Brazil)
Altemir Hausmann (Brazil)
Hernando Buitrago (Colombia) Abraham González (Colombia)
Rafael Rivas (Colombia)
OFC Rakesh Varman (Fiji) Andrew Achari (Fiji)
Matthew Taro (Solomon Islands)
UEFA Ivan Bebek (Croatia) Tomislav Petrović (Croatia)
Tomislav Šetka (Croatia)
Bertrand Layec (France) Eric Dansault (France)
Stephane Duhamel (France)
Grzegorz Gilewski (Poland) Rafał Rostkowski (Poland)
Maciej Wierzbowski (Poland)
Olegário Benquerença (Portugal) Bertino Miranda (Portugal)
José Cardinal (Portugal)
Craig Thomson (Scotland) Martin Cryans (Scotland)
Tom Murphy (Scotland)

Squads

For a list of the squads see 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup squads

Group stage

Group A

Teams GP W D L GF GA GD Pts Status
 Peru 3 2 1 0 2 0 +2 7 Advanced to the round of 16
 Costa Rica 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 4
 South Korea 3 1 0 2 2 4 -2 3 Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
 Togo 3 0 2 1 2 3 -1 2
Costa Rica 1–1 Togo
Martínez Goal 81' Report Mani Goal 39'
Suwon Sports Complex, Suwon
Attendance: 7,256
Referee: Sálvio Fagundes (Brazil)

South Korea 0–1 Peru
Report Bazalar Goal 29'
Suwon Sports Complex, Suwon
Attendance: 27,112
Referee: Ivan Bebek (Croatia)

Togo 0–0 Peru
Report
Suwon Sports Complex, Suwon
Attendance: 1,300
Referee: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)

Costa Rica 2–0 South Korea
Ureña Goal 85'
Peralta Goal 90+1'
Report
Suwon Sports Complex, Suwon
Attendance: 23,120
Referee: Grzegorz Gilewski (Poland)

South Korea 2–1 Togo
Seol Jae-mun Goal 45+1'
Yoon Bit-garam Goal 80'
Report Atakora Goal 20'
Ulsan Stadium, Ulsan
Attendance: 22,000
Referee: Bertrand Layec (France)

Peru 1–0 Costa Rica
Bazalar Goal 89' Report
Jeju World Cup Stadium, Seogwipo
Attendance: 510
Referee: Eddy Maillet (Seychelles)

Group B

Teams GP W D L GF GA GD Pts Status
 England 3 2 1 0 8 2 +6 7 Advanced to the round of 16
 Brazil 3 2 0 1 14 3 +11 6
 North Korea 3 1 1 1 3 7 -4 4 Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
 New Zealand 3 0 0 3 0 13 -13 0
North Korea 1–1 England
Rim Chol-min Goal 89' Report Moses Goal 62'
Jeju World Cup Stadium, Seogwipo
Attendance: 12,600
Referee: Eddy Maillet (Seychelles)

Brazil 7–0 New Zealand
Fabinho Goal 1'
Lazaro Goal 6'
Giuliano Goal 33'
Fábio Goal 50'
Teixeira Goal 54'
Lulinha Goal 60' (pen.)
Junior Goal 87'
Report
Jeju World Cup Stadium, Seogwipo
Attendance: 8,500
Referee: Grzegorz Gilewski (Poland)

New Zealand 0–5 England
Report Welbeck Goal 3'27'
Moses Goal 7'30'
Chambers Goal 88'
Jeju World Cup Stadium, Jeju
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Bertrand Layec (France)

Brazil 6–1 North Korea
Fábio Goal 4'8'
Teixeira Goal 6'
Maicon Goal 22'
Giuliano Goal 47'
Choco Goal 90'
Report An Il-bom Goal 24'
Jeju World Cup Stadium, Jeju
Attendance: 13,500
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)

North Korea 1–0 New Zealand
Rim Chol-min Goal 81' Report
Ulsan Stadium, Ulsan
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Olegário Benquerença (Portugal)

England 2–1 Brazil
Lansbury Goal 45' (pen.)
Spence Goal 90'
Report Tales Goal 19'
Goyang Stadium, Goyang
Attendance: 9,600
Referee: Ivan Bebek (Croatia)

Group C

Teams GP W D L GF GA GD Pts Status
 Spain 3 2 1 0 7 4 +3 7 Advanced to the round of 16
 Argentina 3 1 2 0 5 2 +3 5
 Syria 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 4 Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
 Honduras 3 0 0 3 3 10 -7 0
Honduras 2–4 Spain
Martínez Goal 20'
Rojas Goal 72'
Report Bojan Goal 2'71'
Pablo Goal 56'81'
Ulsan Stadium, Ulsan
Attendance: 4,800
Referee: Matthew Breeze (Australia)

Argentina 0–0 Syria
Report
Ulsan Stadium, Ulsan
Attendance: 8,100
Referee: Bertrand Layec (France)

Syria 1–2 Spain
Solaiman Goal 70' (pen.) Report Mérida Goal 56'
Aquino Goal 90+1'
Ulsan Stadium, Ulsan
Attendance: 3,200
Referee: Craig Thomson (Scotland)

Argentina 4–1 Honduras
Meza Goal 45+1'
Mazzola Goal 64'87'
Machuca Goal 71'
Report Leverón Goal 35' (pen.)
Ulsan Stadium, Ulsan
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Yuichi Nishimura (Japan)

Honduras 0–2 Syria
Report Al Taiar Goal 22'
Al Salih Goal 80'
Jeju World Cup Stadium, Jeju
Attendance: 430
Referee: Rakesh Varman (Fiji)

Spain 1–1 Argentina
Aquino Goal 68' Report Benítez Goal 32'
Gwangyang Football Stadium, Gwangyang
Attendance: 5,500
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)

Group D

Teams GP W D L GF GA GD Pts Status
 Nigeria 3 3 0 0 9 2 +7 9 Advanced to the round of 16
 France 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
 Japan 3 1 0 2 4 6 -2 3 Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
 Haiti 3 0 1 2 3 8 -5 1
Nigeria 2–1 France
Chrisantus Goal 15'
Ibrahim Goal 64'
Report Saivet Goal 51'
Gwangyang Football Stadium, Gwangyang
Attendance: 8,500
Referee: Craig Thomson (Scotland)

Japan 3–1 Haiti
Okamoto Goal 42'
Kawano Goal 80'
Kakitani Goal 84'
Report Guemsly Junior Goal 71'
Gwangyang Football Stadium, Gwangyang
Attendance: 8,500
Referee: Rakesh Varman (Fiji)

Haiti 1–1 France
Desrivieres Goal 21' (pen.) Report Le Tallec Goal 13'
Gwangyang Football Stadium, Gwangyang
Attendance: 4,500
Referee: Eddy Maillet (Seychelles)

Japan 0–3 Nigeria
Report Oseni Goal 21'
Chrisantus Goal 31'82'
Gwangyang Stadium, Gwangyang
Attendance: 4,500
Referee: Ivan Bebek (Croatia)

Nigeria 4–1 Haiti
Chrisantus Goal 5'60'
Isa Goal 39'41'
Report Joseph Goal 57'
Jeju World Cup Stadium, Jeju
Attendance: 520
Referee: Matthew Breeze (Australia)

France 2–1 Japan
Mehamha Goal 68'
Rivière Goal 70'
Report Kakitani Goal 45'
Goyang Stadium, Goyang
Attendance: 11,054
Referee: Grzegorz Gilewski (Poland)

Group E

Teams GP W D L GF GA GD Pts Status
 Tunisia 3 3 0 0 8 3 5 9 Advanced to the round of 16
 United States 3 1 0 2 6 7 -1 3
 Tajikistan 3 1 0 2 4 5 -1 3 Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
 Belgium 3 1 0 2 3 6 -3 3
Belgium 2–4 Tunisia
De Pauw Goal 27'
Kis Goal 36'
Report Boughanmi Goal 20'
Ayrai Goal 24'
Msakni Goal 42'79' (pen.)
Changwon Sports Park, Changwon
Attendance: 8,230
Referee: Yuichi Nishimura (Japan)

Tajikistan 4–3 United States
Vasiev Goal 32'
Shohzukhurov Goal 43'
Davronov Goal 82'
Fatkhuloev Goal 86'
Report Bates Goal 9'
Garza Goal 48'
Schuler Goal 53'
Changwon Sports Park, Changwon
Attendance: 4,570
Referee: Koman Coulibaly (Mali)

United States 1–3 Tunisia
Jeffrey Goal 90' (pen.) Report Hadhria Goal 8' (pen.)45+1' (pen.)
Dkhil Goal 90+4'
Changwon Sports Park, Changwon
Attendance: 3,115
Referee: Hernando Buitrago (Colombia)

Tajikistan 0–1 Belgium
Report Benteke Goal 90+2'
Changwon Sports Park, Changwon
Attendance: 1,400
Referee: Rakesh Varman (Fiji)

Belgium 0–2 United States
Report Urso Goal 63'
Bates Goal 71'
Cheonan Stadium, Cheonan
Attendance: 14,927
Referee: Sálvio Fagundes (Brazil)

Tunisia 1–0 Tajikistan
Msakni Goal 83' Report
Suwon Sports Complex, Suwon
Attendance: 1,235
Referee: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)

Group F

Teams GP W D L GF GA GD Pts Status
 Germany 3 2 1 0 11 5 +6 7 Advanced to the round of 16
 Ghana 3 2 0 1 8 5 +3 6
 Colombia 3 1 1 1 9 5 +4 4 Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
 Trinidad and Tobago 3 0 0 3 1 14 -13 0
Colombia 3–3 Germany
Julio Goal 14'
Nazarit Goal 66' (pen.)88'
Report Dowidat Goal 34'49'
Sukuta-Pasu Goal 39'
Cheonan Stadium, Cheonan
Attendance: 7,741
Referee: Olegário Benquerença (Portugal)

Trinidad and Tobago 1–4 Ghana
Campbell Goal 80' Report Osei Goal 12'44'
Adams Goal 45+1'
Bossman Goal 85'
Cheonan Stadium, Cheonan
Attendance: 11,521
Referee: Sálvio Fagundes (Brazil)

Ghana 2–3 Germany
Osei Goal 52'
Adams Goal 53'
Report Bigalke Goal 5'
Kroos Goal 12'27'
Cheonan Stadium, Cheonan
Attendance: 7,516
Referee: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)

Trinidad and Tobago 0–5 Colombia
Report Mosquera Goal 22'63'
Trellez Goal 60'
Pardo Goal 68'
Serna Goal 72'
Cheonan Stadium, Cheonan
Attendance: 13,537
Referee: Koman Coulibaly (Mali)

Colombia 1–2 Ghana
Nazarit Goal 60' Report Osei Goal 32'
Yartey Goal 87'
Ulsan Stadium, Ulsan
Attendance: 8,500
Referee: Craig Thomson (Scotland)

Germany 5–0 Trinidad and Tobago
Broghammer Goal 5'
Esswein Goal 30'37'
Funk Goal 39'
Wolze Goal 90+3'
Report
Changwon Sports Park, Changwon
Attendance: 4,320
Referee: Yuichi Nishimura (Japan)

Ranking of third-placed teams

Teams GP W D L GF GA GD Pts Status
 Colombia 3 1 1 1 9 5 +4 4 Advanced to the round of 16
 Syria 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 4
 North Korea 3 1 1 1 3 7 -4 4
 Tajikistan 3 1 0 2 4 5 -1 3
 Japan 3 1 0 2 4 6 -2 3
 South Korea 3 1 0 2 2 4 -2 3

Knockout stages

 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
29 August - Ulsan
 
 
 Spain3
 
1 September - Jeju
 
 North Korea0
 
 Spain (pen.)1(5)
 
29 August - Changwon
 
 France1(4)
 
 Tunisia1
 
5 September - Ulsan
 
 France (a.e.t.)3
 
 Spain (a.e.t.)2
 
29 August - Suwon
 
 Ghana1
 
 Peru (pen.)1(5)
 
1 September - Changwon
 
 Tajikistan1(4)
 
 Peru0
 
29 August - Gwangyang
 
 Ghana2
 
 Ghana1
 
9 September - Seoul
 
 Brazil0
 
 Spain0(0)
 
30 August - Goyang
 
 Nigeria (pen.)0(3)
 
 Argentina2
 
2 September - Cheonan
 
 Costa Rica0
 
 Argentina0
 
30 August - Gwangyang
 
 Nigeria2
 
 Nigeria2
 
6 September - Suwon
 
 Colombia1
 
 Nigeria3
 
30 August - Jeju
 
 Germany1 Third place
 
 England3
 
2 September - Goyang9 September - Seoul
 
 Syria1
 
 England1 Ghana1
 
30 August - Cheonan
 
 Germany4  Germany2
 
 Germany2
 
 
 United States1
 

Round of 16

Spain 3–0 North Korea
Bojan Goal 28'50'
Falque Goal 67'
Report
Ulsan Stadium, Ulsan
Attendance: 8,500
Referee: Sálvio Fagundes (Brazil)

Tunisia 1–3 (a.e.t.) France
Hadhria Goal 49' Report Saivet Goal 43'
Le Tallec Goal 99'105'
Changwon Sports Park, Changwon
Attendance: 2,150
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)

Peru 1–1 (a.e.t.) Tajikistan
Manco Goal 13' Report Davronov Goal 15'
Penalties
Trujillo Penalty scored
Calderón Penalty scored
Ruiz Penalty scored
Manco Penalty scored
Ávila Penalty scored
5–4 Penalty missed Vasiev
Penalty scored Radzhabov
Penalty scored Abdulloev
Penalty scored Fatkhuloev
Penalty scored Tukhtasunov
Suwon Sports Complex, Suwon
Attendance: 1,150
Referee: Matthew Breeze (Australia)

Ghana 1–0 Brazil
Donkor Goal 51' Report
Gwangyang Football Stadium, Gwangyang
Attendance: 5,500
Referee: Grzegorz Gilewski (Poland)

Argentina 2–0 Costa Rica
Sauro Goal 25'41' Report
Goyang Stadium, Goyang
Attendance: 5,698
Referee: Olegário Benquerença (Portugal)

Nigeria 2–1 Colombia
Isa Goal 78'
Alfa Goal 83'
Report Trellez Goal 62'
Gwangyang Football Stadium, Gwangyang
Attendance: 4,500
Referee: Ivan Bebek (Croatia)

England 3–1 Syria
Lansbury Goal 17' (pen.)
Pearce Goal 45+2'
Murphy Goal 62'
Report Ajouz Goal 51'
Jeju World Cup Stadium, Jeju
Attendance: 1,650
Referee: Hernando Buitrago (Colombia)

Germany 2–1 United States
Sukuta-Pasu Goal 65'89' Report Bates Goal 90+2'
Cheonan Stadium, Cheonan
Attendance: 15,069
Referee: Craig Thomson (Scotland)

Quarterfinals

Spain 1–1 (a.e.t.) France
Jordi Goal 72' Report Le Tallec Goal 52'
Penalties
Nacho Penalty scored
Rodri Penalty scored
Bojan Penalty scored
Mérida Penalty scored
Aquino Penalty scored
5–4 Penalty scored Sakho
Penalty scored Le Tallec
Penalty missed Bourgeois
Penalty scored M'Vila
Penalty scored N'Diaye
Jeju World Cup Stadium, Jeju
Attendance: 2,310
Referee: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)

Peru 0–2 Ghana
Report Adams Goal 45+1'
Osei Goal 53'
Changwon Sports Park, Changwon
Attendance: 7,555
Referee: Yuichi Nishimura (Japan)

Argentina 0–2 Nigeria
Report Haruna Goal 33' (pen.)
Chrisantus Goal 45+2'
Cheonan Stadium, Cheonan
Attendance: 14,581
Referee: Matthew Breeze (Australia)

England 1–4 Germany
Murphy Goal 65' Report Rudy Goal 50'
Sukuta-Pasu Goal 56'
Dowidat Goal 74'
Kroos Goal 87'
Goyang Stadium, Goyang
Attendance: 12,560
Referee: Sálvio Fagundes (Brazil)

Semifinals

Spain 2–1 (a.e.t.) Ghana
Aquino Goal 67'
Bojan Goal 116'
Report Adams Goal 80'
Ulsan Stadium, Ulsan
Attendance: 9,700
Referee: Sálvio Fagundes (Brazil)

Nigeria 3–1 Germany
Chrisantus Goal 10'
Alfa Goal 18'
Akinsola Goal 90+4'
Report Kroos Goal 33'
Suwon Sports Complex, Suwon
Attendance: 3,472
Referee: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)

Third place match

Ghana 1–2 Germany
Osei Goal 67' Report Kroos Goal 17'
Esswein Goal 90+2'
Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul
Attendance: 22,345
Referee: Olegário Benquerença (Portugal)

Final

Spain 0–0 (a.e.t.) Nigeria
Report
Penalties
Illarramendi Penalty missed
Mérida Penalty missed
Falque Penalty missed
0–3 Penalty scored Edile
Penalty scored Joshua
Penalty scored Oseni
Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul
Attendance: 36,125
Referee: Yuichi Nishimura (Japan)

Winners

 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup Winners 

Nigeria
Third title

Awards

Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
Toni Kroos Macauley Chrisantus Bojan
Golden Shoe Silver Shoe Bronze Shoe
Macauley Chrisantus Ransford Osei Toni Kroos

Goalscorers

Final ranking

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Nigeria 7 6 1 0 16 4 +12 19
2  Spain 7 4 3 0 12 6 +6 15
3  Germany 7 5 1 1 20 11 +9 16
4  Ghana 7 4 0 3 13 9 +4 12
Eliminated in the quarter-finals
5  England 5 3 1 1 12 7 +5 10
6  Argentina 5 2 2 1 7 4 +3 8
7  France 5 2 2 1 8 6 +2 8
8  Peru 5 2 2 1 3 3 0 8
Eliminated in the Round of 16
9  Tunisia 4 3 0 1 9 6 +3 9
10  Brazil 4 2 0 2 14 4 +10 6
11  Colombia 4 1 1 2 10 7 +3 4
12  Tajikistan 4 1 1 2 5 6 –1 4
13  Syria 4 1 1 2 4 5 –1 4
14  Costa Rica 4 1 1 2 3 4 –1 4
15  North Korea 4 1 1 2 3 10 –7 4
16  United States 4 1 0 3 7 9 –2 3
Eliminated at the group stage
17  Japan 3 1 0 2 4 6 –2 3
18  South Korea 3 1 0 2 2 4 –2 3
19  Belgium 3 1 0 2 3 6 –3 3
20  Togo 3 0 2 1 2 3 –1 2
21  Haiti 3 0 1 2 3 8 –5 1
22  Honduras 3 0 0 3 3 10 –7 0
23  Trinidad and Tobago 3 0 0 3 1 14 –13 0
24  New Zealand 3 0 0 3 0 13 –13 0

References

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