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2003 FIFA World Youth Championship
2003 الإمارات العربية المتحدة
Tournament details
Host country  United Arab Emirates
Dates November 27 – December 19
Teams 24 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Brazil (4th title)
Runner-up  Spain
Third place  Colombia
Fourth place  Argentina
Tournament statistics
Matches played 52
Goals scored 119 (2.29 per match)
Attendance 592,100 (11,387 per match)
Top scorer(s) Brazil Dudu
Argentina Fernando Cavenaghi
United States Eddie Johnson
Japan Daisuke Sakata
(4 goals)
Best player United Arab Emirates Ismail Matar

The 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship took place in United Arab Emirates between November 27 and December 19, 2003. The 2003 championship was the 14th contested. The competition was originally planned to be played earlier in that year, but was moved because of the Iraq War.

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Venues

City Stadium Name Host club(s) Capacity
Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Stadium No host club(s) 66,000
Abu Dhabi Al-Nahyan Stadium Al Wahda 12,000
Abu Dhabi Mohammad Bin Zayed Stadium Al-Jazeera Club 15,000
Al Ain Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium Al Ain FC 12,000
Dubai Al-Maktoum Stadium Al-Nasr Sports Club 12,000
Dubai Al-Rashid Stadium Al-Ahli (UAE) 18,000
Sharjah Sharjah Stadium Sharjah FC 12,000

Qualification

The following 24 teams qualified for the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship.

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) AFC Youth Championship 2002  Korea Republic
 Japan
 Saudi Arabia
 Uzbekistan
CAF (Africa) 2003 African Youth Championship  Burkina Faso
 Mali
 Egypt
 Côte d'Ivoire
CONCACAF
(North, Central America & Caribbean)
2003 CONCACAF U-20 Tournament  Canada
 Mexico
 United States
 Panama
CONMEBOL (South America) 2003 South American Youth Championship  Colombia
 Brazil
 Argentina
 Paraguay
OFC (Oceania) 2003 OFC U20 Tournament  Australia
UEFA (Europe) 2002 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship  Spain
 Slovakia
 Czech Republic
 England
 Republic of Ireland
 Germany
Host nation  United Arab Emirates

Squads

For a list of all squads that played in the final tournament, see 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship squads.

Tournament

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.

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners, runners-up, and best four third-placed teams advance to the Round of 16
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Group A

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Burkina Faso 7 3 2 1 0 2 0 +2
 Slovakia 6 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3
 United Arab Emirates 4 3 1 1 1 3 5 −2
 Panama 0 3 0 0 3 1 4 −3
November 27, 2003
20:30
United Arab Emirates  1 – 4  Slovakia Zayed City Sports Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Attendance: 46,000
Referee: Elizondo (Argentina)
Al-Wehaibi Goal 72' (Report) Brezinsky Goal 5'
Halenar Goal 23'
Čech Goal 48'
Holosko Goal 81'

November 28, 2003
20:30
Panama  0 – 1  Burkina Faso Mohammad Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Attendance: 4,500
Referee: Rosetti (Italy)
(Report) Bance Goal 81'

December 1, 2003
17:45
Burkina Faso  1 – 0  Slovakia Mohammad Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Al-Delawar (Bahrain)
Zongo Goal 6' (Report)

December 1, 2003
20:30
Panama  1 – 2  United Arab Emirates Mohammad Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: De Bleeckere (Belgium)
Gun Goal 36' (Report) Shehab Goal 18' (pen.)
Saleh Goal 80'

December 4, 2003
17:45
United Arab Emirates  0 – 0  Burkina Faso Mohammad Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Attendance: 13,000
Referee: Ruiz (Colombia)
(Report)

December 4, 2003
20:30
Slovakia  1 – 0  Panama Mohammad Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Benouza (Algeria)
Pecovsky Goal 49' (Report)

Group B

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Argentina 9 3 3 0 0 7 3 +4
 Spain 6 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2
 Mali 3 3 1 0 2 4 7 −3
 Uzbekistan 0 3 0 0 3 3 6 −3
November 28, 2003
17:45
Argentina  2 – 1  Spain Sharjah Stadium, Sharjah
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Archundia (Mexico)
Fernández Goal 50' Goal 74' (Report) Gabi Goal 25'

November 28, 2003
20:30
Uzbekistan  2 – 3  Mali Sharjah Stadium, Sharjah
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Souza (Brazil)
Innomov Goal 18'
Geynrikh Goal 63'
(Report) Diarra Goal 4'
Berthe Goal 51'
Coulibaly Goal 91'

December 1, 2003
17:45
Mali  0 – 2  Spain Sharjah Stadium, Sharjah
Attendance: 6,500
Referee: Ruiz (Colombia)
(Report) Juanfran Goal 16'
Sergio García Goal 77' (pen.)

December 1, 2003
20:30
Uzbekistan  1 – 2  Argentina Sharjah Stadium, Sharjah
Attendance: 8,500
Referee: Diouf (Senegal)
Geynrikh Goal 4' (Report) Fernández Goal 70'
Cavenaghi Goal 93' (pen.)

December 4, 2003
17:45
Argentina  3 – 1  Mali Sharjah Stadium, Sharjah
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: De Bleeckere (Belgium)
Ferreyra Goal 13'
Herrera Goal 26'
Diakite Goal 32' (o.g.)
(Report) Berthe Goal 48' (pen.)

December 4, 2003
20:30
Spain  1 – 0  Uzbekistan Sharjah Stadium, Sharjah
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Busacca (Switzerland)
Iniesta Goal 15' (Report)

Group C

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Australia 7 3 2 1 0 6 4 +2
 Brazil 4 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1
 Canada 3 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2
 Czech Republic 2 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1
November 28, 2003
17:45
Brazil  2 – 0  Canada Al-Rashid Stadium, Dubai
Attendance: 13,150
Referee: Gonzales (Spain)
Daniel Carvalho Goal 56'
Nilmar Goal 84'
(Report)

November 28, 2003
20:30
Czech Republic  1 – 1  Australia Al-Rashid Stadium, Dubai
Attendance: 8,200
Referee: Diouf (Senegal)
Limberský Goal 24' (Report) McDonald Goal 49'

December 1, 2003
17:45
Australia  2 – 1  Canada Al-Rashid Stadium, Dubai
Attendance: 8,200
Referee: Kwon (Korea Republic)
Brosque Goal 12'
McKay Goal 54'
(Report) Hume Goal 33'

December 1, 2003
20:30
Czech Republic  1 – 1  Brazil Al-Rashid Stadium, Dubai
Attendance: 12,500
Referee: Archundia (Mexico)
Limberský Goal 34' (Report) Adaílton Goal 37'

December 4, 2003
17:45
Brazil  2 – 3  Australia Al-Rashid Stadium, Dubai
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Rosetti (Italy)
Juninho Goal 75'
Dudu Goal 87'
(Report) Danze Goal 31' Goal 37'
Dilevski Goal 47'

December 4, 2003
20:30
Canada  1 – 0  Czech Republic Al-Rashid Stadium, Dubai
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Elizondo (Argentina)
Hume Goal 80' (Report)

Group D

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Japan 6 3 2 0 1 3 4 −1
 Colombia 5 3 1 2 0 4 1 +3
 Egypt 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 0
 England 1 3 0 1 2 0 2 −2
November 29, 2003
17:45
Colombia  0 – 0  Egypt Al-Maktoum Stadium, Dubai
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Busacca (Switzerland)
(Report)

November 29, 2003
20:30
Japan  1 – 0  England Al-Maktoum Stadium, Dubai
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Stott (United States)
Sakata Goal 54' (Report)  

December 2, 2003
17:45
England  0 – 1  Egypt Al-Maktoum Stadium, Dubai
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Maidin (Singapore)
(Report) Moteab Goal 74'

December 2, 2003
20:30
Japan  1 – 4  Colombia Al-Maktoum Stadium, Dubai
Attendance: 7,200
Referee: Breeze (Australia)
Sakata Goal 75' (Report) de la Cuesta Goal 35'
Castrillón Goal 43'
Aguilar Goal 65'
Rivas Goal 93'

December 5, 2003
17:45
Colombia  0 – 0  England Al-Maktoum Stadium, Dubai
Attendance: 9,210
Referee: Al-Delawar (Bahrain)
(Report)

December 5, 2003
20:30
Egypt  0 – 1  Japan Al-Maktoum Stadium, Dubai
Attendance: 11,800
Referee: Archundia (Mexico)
(Report) Hirayama Goal 79'

Group E

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Republic of Ireland 7 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3
 Côte d'Ivoire 5 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1
 Saudi Arabia 2 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1
 Mexico 1 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3
November 29, 2003
17:45
Saudi Arabia  1 – 2  Republic of Ireland Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium, Al Ain
Attendance: 9,055
Referee: Breeze (Australia)
Al-Mahyani Goal 49' (Report) Elliott Goal 18' Goal 77'

November 29, 2003
20:30
Mexico  1 – 2  Côte d'Ivoire Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium, Al Ain
Attendance: 6,350
Referee: Kwon (Korea Republic)
de Nigris Goal 85' (Report) Tohoua Goal 19'
Koné Goal 58'

December 2, 2003
17:45
Côte d'Ivoire  2 – 2  Republic of Ireland Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium, Al Ain
Attendance: 10,265
Referee: Busacca (Switzerland)
Koné Goal 12' Goal 67' (Report) Paisley Goal 36'
Elliott Goal 74'

December 2, 2003
20:30
Mexico  1 – 1  Saudi Arabia Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium, Al Ain
Attendance: 10,950
Referee: Stott (United States)
Pinto Goal 30' (Report) Majrashi Goal 15'

December 5, 2003
17:45
Saudi Arabia  0 – 0  Côte d'Ivoire Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium, Al Ain
Attendance: 10,370
Referee: Kwon (Korea Republic)
(Report)

December 5, 2003
20:30
Republic of Ireland  2 – 0  Mexico Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium, Al Ain
Attendance: 9,230
Referee: De Souza (Brazil)
Paisley Goal 35'
Kelly Goal 85'
(Report)

Group F

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 United States 6 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2
 Paraguay 6 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1
 Korea Republic 3 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1
 Germany 3 3 1 0 2 3 5 −2
November 29, 2003
17:45
Paraguay  1 – 3  United States Al-Nahyan Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Maidin (Singapore)
dos Santos Goal 6' (Report) Johnson Goal 53'
Magee Goal 68'
Convey Goal 81'

November 29, 2003
20:30
Korea Republic  2 – 0  Germany Al-Nahyan Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Benouza (Algeria)
H.J. Lee Goal 51'
J.M. Lee Goal 70'
(Report)

December 2, 2003
17:45
Germany  3 – 1  United States Al-Nahyan Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Souza (Brazil)
Huth Goal 47'
Trochowski Goal 60'
Kneissl Goal 63'
(Report) Whitbread Goal 77'

December 2, 2003
20:30
Korea Republic  0 – 1  Paraguay Al-Nahyan Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Rosetti (Italy)
(Report) Velázquez Goal 14'

December 5, 2003
17:45
Paraguay  2 – 0  Germany Al-Nahyan Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Gonzales (Spain)
López Goal 39'
Valdez Goal 57'
(Report)

December 5, 2003
20:30
United States  2 – 0  Korea Republic Al-Nahyan Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Breeze (AUS)
Johnson Goal 13' (pen.) Goal 24' (pen.) (Report)

Ranking of third-placed teams

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Egypt 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 0
 United Arab Emirates 4 3 1 1 1 3 5 −2
 Korea Republic 3 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1
 Canada 3 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2
 Mali 3 3 1 0 2 4 7 −3
 Saudi Arabia 2 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1

Knockout Round

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                           
8 December            
  Japan (aet)  2
12 December
  Korea Republic  1  
  Japan  1
9 December
    Brazil  5  
  Brazil (aet)  2
15 December
  Slovakia  1  
  Brazil  1
8 December
    Argentina  0  
  Argentina (aet)  2
12 December
  Egypt  1  
  United States  1
8 December
    Argentina  2  
  United States  2
19 December
  Côte d'Ivoire  0  
  Spain  0
8 December
    Brazil  1
  Burkina Faso  0
12 December
  Canada  1  
  Canada  1
9 December
    Spain (aet)  2  
  Paraguay  0
15 December
  Spain  1  
  Spain  1
9 December
    Colombia  0   Third place
  Australia  0
12 December 19 December
  United Arab Emirates  1  
  Colombia  1   Colombia  2
9 December
    United Arab Emirates  0     Argentina  1
  Republic of Ireland  2
  Colombia (aet)  3  

Knockout stage

Round of 16

December 08, 2003
18:00
 Japan 2 – 1 (AET)  Korea Republic Al-Nahyan Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Attendance: 5,500
Referee: Elizondo (Argentina)
Sakata Goal 82' Goal 105' (Report) Choi Goal 38'

December 08, 2003
21:00
 Burkina Faso 0 – 1  Canada Al-Nahyan Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Kwon (South Korea)
(Report) Simpson Goal 59'

December 08, 2003
18:00
 Argentina 2 – 1 (AET)  Egypt Al-Maktoum Stadium, Dubai
Attendance: 10,800
Referee: Bussaca (Switzerland)
Cavenaghi Goal 27' Goal 114' (Report) Metwaly Goal 42'

December 08, 2003
21:00
 United States 2 – 0  Côte d'Ivoire Al-Maktoum Stadium, Dubai
Attendance: 3,210
Referee: Ruiz (Colombia)
Mapp Goal 7'
Johnson Goal 43' (pen.)
(Report)

December 09, 2003
18:00
 Brazil 2 – 1 (AET)  Slovakia Sharjah Stadium, Sharjah
Attendance: 12,800
Referee: González (Spain)
Dudu Goal 83' Goal 100' (Report) Sebo Goal 61'

December 09, 2003
21:00
 Australia 0 – 1  United Arab Emirates Sharjah Stadium, Sharjah
Attendance: 13,500
Referee: de Souza (Brazil)
(Report) Matar Goal 89'

December 09, 2003
18:00
 Paraguay 0 – 1  Spain Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium, Al Ain
Attendance: 9,250
Referee: Archundia (Mexico)
(Report) García Goal 66'

December 09, 2003
21:00
 Republic of Ireland 2 – 3 (AET)  Colombia Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium, Al Ain
Attendance: 6,860
Referee: de Bleeckere (Belgium)
Doyle Goal 85'
McCarthy Goal 90+2'
(Report) Perea Goal 11'
Montaño Goal 70'
Carrillo Goal 106'

Quarter-finals

December 12, 2003
18:00
 Canada 1 – 2 (AET)  Spain Al Jazira Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: de Souza (Brazil)
Hume Goal 53' (Report) Iniesta Goal 35'
Arizmendi Goal 97'

December 12, 2003
21:00
 United States 1 – 2 (AET)  Argentina Al Jazira Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Attendance: 15,500
Referee: González (Spain)
Convey Goal 59' (Report) Mascherano Goal 90+4'
Cavenaghi Goal 104' (pen.)

December 12, 2003
18:00
 Colombia 1 – 0  United Arab Emirates Al-Rashid Stadium, Dubai
Attendance: 13,000
Referee: Elizondo (Argentina)
Montaño Goal 14' (Report)

December 12, 2003
21:00
 Japan 1 – 5  Brazil Al-Rashid Stadium, Dubai
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Ruiz (Colombia)
Hirayama Goal 89' (Report) Carvalho Goal 2' Goal 13'
Kléber Goal 15'
Nilmar Goal 34' Goal 90+1'

Semi-finals

December 15, 2003
18:00
 Brazil 1 – 0  Argentina Al Jazira Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Archundia (Mexico)
Dudu Goal 65' (Report)

December 15, 2003
21:00
 Spain 1 – 0  Colombia Al-Rashid Stadium, Dubai
Attendance: 5,700
Referee: de Bleeckere (Belgium)
Iniesta Goal 86' (pen.) (Report)

Third place play-off

December 19, 2003
18:00
 Colombia 2 – 1  Argentina Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Breeze (Australia)
Carrillo Goal 16'
Castrillón Goal 62'
(Report) Ferreyra Goal 45+1'

Final

December 19, 2003
20:45
 Spain 0 – 1  Brazil Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Rosetti (Italia)
(Report) Fernandinho Goal 87'

Goalscorers

4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
  • 57 players with one goal.

Result

 2003 FIFA World Youth Champions 

Brazil
Fourth title
2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place
Spain Spain Colombia Colombia Argentina Argentina

Awards

Golden Shoe Golden Ball FIFA Fair Play Award
United States Eddie Johnson United Arab Emirates Ismail Matar  Colombia

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