2001 FIFA U-17 World Championship
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2001 FIFA U-17 World Championship

2001 FIFA U-17 World Championship
FIFA U-17 World Championship Trinidad & Tobago 2001
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Trinidad & Tobago 2001 official logo
Tournament details
Host countryTrinidad and Tobago
Dates13 - 30 September
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)5 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions France
Runners-up Nigeria
Third place Burkina Faso
Fourth place Argentina
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored102 (3.19 per match)
Attendance331,198 (10,350 per match)
Top scorer(s)France Florent Sinama Pongolle
(9 goals)
Best player(s)France Florent Sinama Pongolle
Fair play award Nigeria
1999
2003

The FIFA U-17 World Championship 2001, the ninth edition of the tournament, was held in the cities of Port of Spain, Malabar in Arima, Marabella in San Fernando, Couva, and Bacolet in Scarborough at Trinidad and Tobago between 13 and 30 September 2001. Players born after 1 January 1984 could participate in this tournament. Although France had only appeared once before at the FIFA U-17 World Championship, in Canada back in 1987 when they finished sixth, the current crop of French youngsters arrived in the Caribbean determined to emulate their illustrious elders' winning ways at France '98 and Euro 2000. And so it was, Jean-François Jodar's side showing maturity beyond their years. Aggressive in the tackle and tactically very organised, they oscillated between a 3-5-2 and 3-6-1 and were able to rely on two extremely gifted individuals from Le Havre: Anthony Le Tallec and Florent Sinama-Pongolle, who won both the top scorer, with 9 goals scored, and Player of the Tournament awards. The young "Blues" won five of their six games, losing to Nigeria in the first round but getting their revenge in the Final. They hit five in a game on two occasions, against the USA (5-3) and Japan (5-1) in group matches, before brushing past two footballing giants, Brazil and Argentina (2-1 in both games) at the knockout stage and overcoming Nigeria 3-0 in the final to win their first ever FIFA U-17 World title.

Venues

Mascot

The official mascot of this FIFA U-17 World Championship, Trinidad & Tobago 2001, was BEATS, the humming bird. Its outfit is the same as the home national team, red shirt, black short and red socks. It has Trinidad & Tobago 2001 on the chest.

Squads

Qualification

The following 16 teams qualified for the tournament:

Group stages

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 3 3 0 0 10 2 +8 9
 Australia 3 2 0 1 5 1 +4 6
 Croatia 3 1 0 2 3 8 -5 3
 Trinidad and Tobago 3 0 0 3 2 9 -7 0


Attendance: 10,500
Referee: Giménez Daniel (Argentina)

Attendance: 10,800
Referee: Benes Michal (Czech Republic)

Attendance: 25,100
Referee: Alexandru Tudor (Romania)

Croatia 1 – 3 Brazil
Priji? Goal 6 Report Bruno Goal 7
Bonfim Goal 57
Caetano Goal 77
Attendance: 25,100
Referee: Sibrian Rodolfo (Slovenia)

Brazil 6 – 1 Trinidad and Tobago
Malzoni Goal 7
Caetano Goal 164159
James Goal 36 (o.g.)
Júnior Goal 88
Report Forbes Goal 61
Attendance: 26,000
Referee: Issa Hussein (Iraq)

Croatia 0 – 4 Australia
Report Smith Goal 37
Danze Goal 404666
Attendance: 20,228
Referee: Chukwujekwu Chukwudi (Nigeria)

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Nigeria 3 3 0 0 8 1 +7 9
 France 3 2 0 1 11 6 +5 6
 Japan 3 1 0 2 2 9 -7 3
 United States 3 0 0 3 3 8 -5 0


United States 0 – 1 Japan
Report Abe Goal 43
Attendance: 7,500
Referee: De Oliveira Paulo (Brazil)

France 1 – 2 Nigeria
Sinama Pongolle Goal 87 Report Shaibu Goal 24
Brown Goal 75
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Ramdhan Ramesh (Trinidad & Tobago)

Japan 0 – 4 Nigeria
Report Shaibu Goal 35
Opabunmi Goal 39
Brown Goal 83
Temile Goal 90+1 (pen.)
Attendance: 7,500
Referee: Cardoso Batista Lucilio (Portugal)

United States 3 – 5 France
Magee Goal 19
Colombo Goal 28 (o.g.)
Johnson Goal 75
Report Sinama Pongolle Goal 46065
Pietre Goal 31
Meghni Goal 48
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Im Eun Ju (Korea Republic)

Attendance: 7,500
Referee: Attison Harry (Vanuatu)

Japan 1 – 5 France
Yano Goal 67 Report Piètre Goal 11
Sinama Pongolle Goal 135457
Drouin Goal 15
Attendance: 7,315
Referee: Gimenez Daniel (Argentina)

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Argentina 3 2 1 0 9 4 +5 7
 Burkina Faso 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1 5
 Spain 3 1 0 2 4 6 -2 3
 Oman 3 0 1 2 2 6 -4 1


Oman 1 – 2 Spain
Al Hinai Goal 22 Report F. Torres Goal 50
Melli Goal 90+2
Attendance: 7,500
Referee: Richard Contreras Samuel (Dominican Republic)

Argentina 2 – 2 Burkina Faso
Correa Goal 2
López Goal 90+2 (pen.)
Report Sanou Goal 22
Conombo Goal 79
Attendance: 7,500
Referee: Attison Harry (Vanuatu)

Spain 0 – 1 Burkina Faso
Report Sanou Goal 41 (pen.)
Attendance: 7,500
Referee: Jakobsson Kristinn (Iceland)

Oman 0 – 3 Argentina
Report López Goal 10
Tevez Goal 37
Colace Goal 52 (pen.)
Attendance: 7,500
Referee: Evehe Divine (Cameroon)

Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Alexandru Tudor (Romania)

Spain 2 – 4 Argentina
Bauzà Goal 23
Senel Goal 30
Report Colace Goal 3 (pen.)
López Goal 57
Zabaleta Goal 72
Aguirre Goal 83
Attendance: 9,300
Referee: Sibrian Rodolfo (Slovenia)

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Costa Rica 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6
 Mali 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6
 Paraguay 3 2 0 1 5 6 -1 6
 Iran 3 0 0 3 2 6 -4 0


Mali 1 – 2 Paraguay
Traore Goal 76 Report López Goal 52
Jara Goal 86 (pen.)
Attendance: 4,500
Referee: Issa Hussein (Iraq)

Iran 0 – 2 Costa Rica
Report Alonso Goal 51
Azofeifa Goal 76
Attendance: 6,500
Referee: Chukwujekwu Chukwudi (Nigeria)

Paraguay 0 – 3 Costa Rica
Report Alonso Goal 7584
Azofeifa Goal 82
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Benes Michal (Czech Republic)

Mali 1 – 0 Iran
Coulibaly Goal 38 Report
Attendance: 3,270
Referee: Ramdhan Ramesh (Trinidad & Tobago)

Costa Rica 0 – 2 Mali
Report Coulibaly Goal 20
Diarra Goal 33
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: De Oliveira Paulo (Brazil)

Paraguay 3 – 2 Iran
Pérez Matto Goal 1942
Jara Goal 66
Report Ahmadzadeh Goal 8190+3
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Jakobsson Kristinn (Iceland)

Knockout stages

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
23 September - Port of Spain
 
 
 Brazil1
 
27 September - Port of Spain
 
 France2
 
 France2
 
24 September - Marabella
 
 Argentina1
 
 Argentina (aet)2
 
30 September - Port of Spain
 
 Mali1
 
 France3
 
23 September - Port of Spain
 
 Nigeria0
 
 Nigeria5
 
27 September - Malabar
 
 Australia1
 
 Nigeria1
 
24 September - Marabella
 
 Burkina Faso0 Third place
 
 Costa Rica0
 
30 September - Port of Spain
 
 Burkina Faso2
 
 Argentina0
 
 
 Burkina Faso2
 

Quarter-finals

Attendance: 7,500
Referee: Ramdhan Ramesh (Trinidad & Tobago)

Nigeria 5 – 1 Australia
Opabunmi Goal 24 (pen.)6979
Mohammed Goal 81
Temile Goal 85
Report Engele Goal 86
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Jakobsson Kristinn (Iceland)

Argentina 2 – 1 (a.e.t.) Mali
Rodríguez Goal 38
Fanari Goal 96
Report Diarra Goal 35
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Cardoso Batista Lucilio (Portugal)

Attendance: 8,700
Referee: Attison Harry (Vanuatu)

Semi-finals

France 2 – 1 Argentina
Le Tallec Goal 56
Berthod Goal 58
Report Tevez Goal 49
Attendance: 9,200
Referee: Evehe Divine (Cameroon)

Attendance: 7,500
Referee: Richard Contreras Samuel (Dominican Republic)

Third place match

Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Issa Hussein (Iraq)

Final

Winners

 2001 FIFA U-17 World Champions 

France
First title

Awards

FIFA Golden Shoe FIFA Golden Ball FIFA Fair Play Award
France Florent Sinama Pongolle  Nigeria

Goalscorers

Florent Sinama-Pongolle of France won the Golden Shoe award for scoring nine goals.

There were 102 goals scored in 32 matches, for an average of 3.19 goals per match.

9 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

Final ranking

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  France 6 5 0 1 18 8 +10 15
2  Nigeria 6 5 0 1 14 5 +9 15
3  Burkina Faso 6 3 2 1 8 4 +4 11
4  Argentina 6 3 1 2 12 9 +3 10
Eliminated in the quarter-finals
5  Brazil 4 3 0 1 11 4 +7 9
6  Costa Rica 4 2 0 2 5 4 +1 6
6  Mali 4 2 0 2 5 4 +1 6
8  Australia 4 2 0 2 6 6 0 6
Eliminated at the group stage
9  Paraguay 3 2 0 1 5 6 -1 6
10  Spain 3 1 0 2 4 6 -2 3
11  Croatia 3 1 0 2 3 8 -5 3
12  Japan 3 1 0 2 2 9 -7 3
13  Oman 3 0 1 2 2 6 -8 1
14  Iran 3 0 0 3 2 6 -4 0
15  United States 3 0 0 3 3 8 -5 0
16  Trinidad and Tobago 3 0 0 3 2 9 -7 0

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