2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup

sixteenth edition of the FIFA U-20 World Cup

2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup was held in Canada from 30 June to 22 July.

2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup
FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007
Coupe du Monde de Football des Moins de 20 ans 2007
Tournament details
Host countryCanada
Dates30 June – 22 July
Teams24 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)6 (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Argentina (6th title)
Runners-up Czech Republic
Third place Chile
Fourth place Austria
Tournament statistics
Matches played52
Goals scored135 (2.6 per match)
Attendance1,195,299 (22,987 per match)
Top scorer(s)Argentina Sergio Agüero (6 goals)
Best player(s)Argentina Sergio Agüero
Fair play award Japan
2005
2009

VenuesEdit

Montreal Edmonton Ottawa
Olympic Stadium Commonwealth Stadium Frank Clair Stadium
Capacity: 66,308 Capacity: 60,081 Capacity: 26,559
45°33′28.8″N 73°33′07.2″W / 45.558000°N 73.552000°W / 45.558000; -73.552000 (Olympic Stadium) 53°33′34.6″N 113°28′34.2″W / 53.559611°N 113.476167°W / 53.559611; -113.476167 (Commonwealth Stadium) 45°23′55.8″N 75°41′03.6″W / 45.398833°N 75.684333°W / 45.398833; -75.684333 (Frank Clair Stadium)
     
Toronto Victoria Burnaby
National Soccer Stadium Royal Athletic Park Swangard Stadium
Capacity: 20,195 Capacity: 14,500 Capacity: 10,000
43°37′59.5″N 79°25′06.8″W / 43.633194°N 79.418556°W / 43.633194; -79.418556 (BMO Field) 48°25′52.6″N 123°21′14.6″W / 48.431278°N 123.354056°W / 48.431278; -123.354056 (Royal Athletic Park) 49°13′51.0″N 123°01′17.0″W / 49.230833°N 123.021389°W / 49.230833; -123.021389 (Swangard Stadium)
     

QualificationEdit

 
2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup final rankings.

Twenty-three teams qualified for the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup. As the host team, Canada received an automatic bid, bringing the total number of teams to twenty-four for the tournament. The final draw for the group stages took place on 3 March 2007 in Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex, Toronto.

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) 2006 AFC Youth Championship   Japan
  Jordan1
  North Korea1
  South Korea
CAF (Africa) 2007 African Youth Championship   Congo1
  Gambia1
  Nigeria
  Zambia
CONCACAF
(North, Central America & Caribbean)
Host nation   Canada
2007 U-20 World Cup CONCACAF qualifying tournament   Costa Rica
  Mexico
  Panama
  United States
CONMEBOL (South America) 2007 South American Youth Championship   Argentina
  Brazil
  Chile
  Uruguay
OFC (Oceania) 2007 OFC U-20 Championship   New Zealand1
UEFA (Europe) 2006 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship   Austria
  Czech Republic
  Poland
  Portugal
  Scotland
  Spain
1.^ Teams that made their debut.

ResultsEdit

[1]

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Chile 3 2 1 0 6 0 +6 7
  Austria 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
  Congo 3 1 1 1 3 4 -1 4
  Canada 3 0 0 3 0 6 -6 0

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Spain 3 2 1 0 8 5 +3 7
  Zambia 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4
  Uruguay 3 1 1 1 3 4 -1 4
  Jordan 3 0 1 2 3 6 -3 1

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Mexico 3 3 0 0 7 2 +5 9
  Gambia 3 2 0 1 3 4 -1 6
  Portugal 3 1 0 2 4 4 0 3
  New Zealand 3 0 0 3 1 5 -4 0

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  United States 3 2 1 0 9 3 +6 7
  Poland 3 1 1 1 3 7 -4 4
  Brazil 3 1 0 2 4 5 -1 3
  South Korea 3 0 2 1 4 5 -1 2

Group EEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Argentina 3 2 1 0 7 0 +7 7
  Czech Republic 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1 5
  North Korea 3 0 2 1 2 3 -1 2
  Panama 3 0 1 2 1 8 -7 1

Group FEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Japan 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7
  Nigeria 3 2 1 0 3 0 +3 7
  Costa Rica 3 1 0 2 2 3 -1 3
  Scotland 3 0 0 3 2 7 -5 0

Knockout stageEdit

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                           
           
   Austria  2
   Gambia  1  
   Austria  2
     United States  1  
   United States  2
   Uruguay  1  
   Austria  0
     Czech Republic  2  
   Spain  4
   Brazil  2  
   Spain  1 (3)
     Czech Republic  1 (4)  
   Japan  2 (3)
   Czech Republic  2 (4)  
   Czech Republic  1
     Argentina  2
   Chile  1
   Portugal  0  
   Chile  4
     Nigeria  0  
   Zambia  1
   Nigeria  2  
   Chile  0
     Argentina  3   Third place
   Argentina  3
   Poland  1  
   Argentina  1    Austria  0
     Mexico  0      Chile  1
   Mexico  3
   Congo  0  

Final rankingEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1   Argentina 7 6 1 0 16 2 +14 19 Champions
2   Czech Republic 7 2 4 1 10 8 +2 10 Runners-up
3   Chile 7 5 1 1 12 3 +9 16 Third place
4   Austria 7 3 2 2 6 6 0 11 Fourth place
5   Mexico 5 4 0 1 10 3 +7 12 Eliminated in
Quarter-finals
6   Spain 5 3 2 0 13 8 +5 11
7   United States 5 3 1 1 12 6 +6 10
8   Nigeria 5 3 1 1 5 5 0 10
9   Japan 4 2 2 0 6 3 +3 8 Eliminated in
Round of 16
10   Gambia 4 2 0 2 4 6 −2 6
11   Zambia 4 1 1 2 5 5 0 4
12   Uruguay 4 1 1 2 4 6 −2 4
13   Congo 4 1 1 2 3 7 −4 4
14   Poland 4 1 1 2 4 10 −6 4
15   Portugal 4 1 0 3 4 5 −1 3
16   Brazil 4 1 0 3 6 9 −3 3
17   Costa Rica 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1 3 Eliminated in
Group stage
18   South Korea 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1 2
19   North Korea 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2
20   Jordan 3 0 1 2 3 6 −3 1
21   Panama 3 0 1 2 1 8 −7 1
22   New Zealand 3 0 0 3 1 5 −4 0
23   Scotland 3 0 0 3 2 7 −5 0
24   Canada (H) 3 0 0 3 0 6 −6 0
Source: rsssf.com
(H) Host

ReferencesEdit