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2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup
2017년 FIFA U-20 월드컵
Tournament details
Host country South Korea
Dates 20 May – 11 June
Teams 24 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 6 (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  England (1st title)
Runners-up  Venezuela
Third place  Italy
Fourth place  Uruguay
Tournament statistics
Matches played 52
Goals scored 140 (2.69 per match)
Attendance 410,795 (7,900 per match)
Top scorer(s) Italy Riccardo Orsolini
(5 goals)
Best player England Dominic Solanke
Best goalkeeper England Freddie Woodman
Fair play award  Mexico
2015
2019

The 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup was the twenty-first edition of the FIFA U-20 World Cup. The 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup took place in South Korea.

Host selection

Along with asking member associations whether it wished to host the Under 20, Under 17 or the Beach Soccer World Cup in 2017 (along with Women's Tournaments a year previous), a declaration of interest would need to have been sent by 15 May 2013. A total of 12 countries submitted a bid to host the tournament by the May 2013 deadline:

The final decision on who would be hosts were made as part of FIFA's Executive Committee meetings in Brazil on 5 December 2013 with Korea Republic being awarded the hosting rights.

Qualified teams

A total of 24 teams qualified for the final tournament. In addition to South Korea who qualified automatically as hosts, the other 23 teams qualified from six separate continental competitions. Starting from 2017, the Oceania Football Confederation received an additional slot (in total two), while UEFA will have five instead of six slots.

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) Host Nation  Korea Republic
2016 AFC U-19 Championship  Iran
 Japan
 Saudi Arabia
 Vietnam
CAF (Africa) 2017 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations  Guinea
 Senegal
 South Africa
 Zambia
CONCACAF
(Central, North America and Caribbean)
2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship  Costa Rica
 Honduras
 Mexico
 United States
CONMEBOL (South America) 2017 South American U-20 Championship  Argentina
 Ecuador
 Uruguay
 Venezuela
OFC (Oceania) 2016 OFC U-20 Championship  New Zealand
 Vanuatu
UEFA (Europe) 2016 UEFA European Under-19 Championship  England
 France
 Germany
 Italy
 Portugal
1. Teams that made their debut.

Venues

Cheonan, Daejeon, Incheon, Seogwipo, Jeonju and Suwon were the six cities chosen to host the competition from a shortlist of nine, with Seoul, Pohang, and Ulsan not chosen.

Cheonan Daejeon Incheon
Cheonan Stadium
(Cheonan Sports Complex)
Daejeon World Cup Stadium Incheon Football Stadium
(Incheon Stadium)
Capacity: 25,814 Capacity: 39,654 Capacity: 19,649
Cheonan Stadium.JPG Daejeon World Cup Stadium.JPG Incheon Soccer Stadium 2.JPG
Seogwipo Jeonju Suwon
Jeju World Cup Stadium Jeonju World Cup Stadium Suwon World Cup Stadium
Capacity: 29,346 Capacity: 41,785 Capacity: 42,655
Jeju World Cup Stadium, Jeju Island.jpg Jeonju World Cup Stadium 2016.jpg Suwon world cup.JPG

Preparation

As part of preparations for the U-20 World Cup, the 2016 Suwon JS Cup, an international football friendly tournament, was held to prepare the host organisers.

Organization

The following were key milestones in the organization of the tournament:

  • The match schedule was announced by FIFA on 23 November 2015.
  • Former South Korean internationals Ahn Jung-hwan and Park Ji-sung were appointed as the ambassadors of the tournament.
  • The official emblem, slogan ("Trigger the Fever") and look of the tournament were unveiled on 16 June 2016.
  • The official mascot, Chaormi, a young tiger, was unveiled on 25 August 2016.
  • Details of the volunteer programme, which was launched on 1 November 2016, was released on 18 October 2016.
  • The official posters were released on 27 October 2016.
  • Venue package tickets went on sale on 1 November 2016, while general ticket sales began on 2 January 2017. All-out ticket sales kicked off on 16 March 2017.
  • NCT Dream were appointed as Local Organising Committee ambassadors, and were also chosen to sing the official song of the tournament: "Trigger the Fever".

Draw

The draw was held on 15 March 2017, 15:00 KST (UTC+9), at the Suwon Artrium in Suwon, South Korea. Two Argentine players who have won the FIFA U-20 World Cup, Diego Maradona and Pablo Aimar, participated in the draw. Minho Choi from the South Korean idol group SHINee also participated in the draw.

The 24 teams were drawn into six groups of four teams, with hosts South Korea being allocated to position A1. The teams were seeded into their respective pots based on their results in the last five FIFA U-20 World Cups (more recent tournaments weighted more heavily), with bonus points awarded to confederation champions. Teams from the same confederation could not be drawn against each other for the group stage.

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4
  1.  Korea Republic (Hosts – assigned to A1)
  2.  Portugal
  3.  Uruguay
  4.  France
  5.  United States
  6.  Germany
  1.  Mexico
  2.  Argentina
  3.  New Zealand
  4.  Senegal
  5.  Japan
  6.  Costa Rica
  1.  Zambia
  2.  Honduras
  3.  England
  4.  Saudi Arabia
  5.  Italy
  6.  Venezuela
  1.  Ecuador
  2.  South Africa
  3.  Iran
  4.  Vietnam
  5.  Guinea
  6.  Vanuatu

Match officials

A total of 22 refereeing trios (a referee and two assistant referees), 5 support referees, and 21 video assistant referees were appointed for the tournament. This was the first FIFA underage tournament which uses the video assistant referee.

Confederation Referee Assistant referees Support referee Video assistant referees
AFC Qatar Abdulrahman Al-Jassim Qatar Taleb Al-Marri
Qatar Saud Al-Maqaleh
Oman Ahmed Al-Kaf Singapore Muhammad Taqi Aljaafari
Japan Ryuji Sato
Bahrain Nawaf Shukralla
United Arab Emirates Abdulla Hassan Mohamed United Arab Emirates Mohamed Al-Hammadi
United Arab Emirates Hasan Al-Mahri
South Korea Kim Jong-hyeok South Korea Yoon Kwang-yeol
South Korea Kim Young-ha
CAF Cameroon Sidi Alioum Cameroon Evarist Menkouande
Cameroon Elvis Guy Noupue Nguegoue
Ethiopia Bamlak Tessema Weyesa Algeria Mehdi Abid Charef
Senegal Malang Diedhiou
Gabon Eric Otogo-Castane
Egypt Ghead Grisha Morocco Redouane Achik
Sudan Waleed Ahmed
Zambia Janny Sikazwe Angola Jerson dos Santos
South Africa Zakhele Siwela
CONCACAF El Salvador Joel Aguilar El Salvador Juan Zumba
El Salvador William Torres
Cuba Yadel Martínez Mexico Roberto García
Costa Rica Ricardo Montero
Panama John Pitti
Guatemala Walter López Guatemala Gerson López
Guatemala Hermenerito Leal
Mexico César Ramos Mexico Marvin Torrentera
Mexico Miguel Hernández
CONMEBOL Chile Julio Bascuñán Chile Carlos Astroza
Chile Christian Schiemann
Paraguay Mario Díaz de Vivar Venezuela José Argote
Brazil Wilton Sampaio
Bolivia Gery Vargas
Argentina Mauro Vigliano
Uruguay Andrés Cunha Uruguay Nicolás Taran
Uruguay Mauricio Espinosa
Peru Diego Haro Peru Jonny Bossio
Peru Raúl López
Ecuador Roddy Zambrano Ecuador Christian Lescano
Ecuador Byron Romero
OFC New Zealand Matt Conger New Zealand Simon Lount
Tonga Tevita Makasini
New Zealand Nick Waldron
French Polynesia Norbert Hauata French Polynesia Philippe Revel
New Caledonia Bertrand Brial
UEFA Turkey Cüneyt Çakır Turkey Bahattin Duran
Turkey Tarık Ongun
Slovakia Ivan Kružliak Scotland William Collum
Czech Republic Pavel Královec
Netherlands Danny Makkelie
Norway Svein Oddvar Moen
Italy Daniele Orsato
Greece Anastasios Sidiropoulos
Germany Felix Zwayer
Sweden Jonas Eriksson Sweden Mathias Klasenius
Sweden Daniel Wärnmark
Russia Sergei Karasev Russia Anton Averyanov
Russia Tikhon Kalugin
Hungary Viktor Kassai Hungary György Ring
Hungary Vencel Tóth
Netherlands Björn Kuipers Netherlands Sander van Roekel
Netherlands Erwin Zeinstra
Poland Szymon Marciniak Poland Paweł Sokolnicki
Poland Tomasz Listkiewicz
Spain Antonio Mateu Lahoz Spain Pau Cebrián Devis
Spain Roberto Díaz Pérez

Squads

Each team had to name a preliminary squad of 35 players. From the preliminary squad, the team had to name a final squad of 21 players (three of whom must be goalkeepers) by the FIFA deadline. Players in the final squad could be replaced due to serious injury up to 24 hours prior to kickoff of the team's first match. The squads were announced by FIFA on 11 May 2017.

Group stage

The top two teams of each group and the four best third-placed teams advanced to the round of 16.

All times are local, KST (UTC+9).

Tiebreakers

The rankings of teams in each group were determined as follows (regulations Article 17.7):

  1. points obtained in all group matches;
  2. goal difference in all group matches;
  3. number of goals scored in all group matches;

If two or more teams were equal on the basis of the above three criteria, their rankings were determined by:

  1. points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  2. goal difference in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  3. number of goals scored in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  4. fair play points:
    • first yellow card: minus 1 point;
    • indirect red card (second yellow card): minus 3 points;
    • direct red card: minus 4 points;
    • yellow card and direct red card: minus 5 points;
  5. drawing of lots by the FIFA Organising Committee.

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  England 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 7 Knockout stage
2  Korea Republic (H) 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6
3  Argentina 3 1 0 2 6 5 +1 3
4  Guinea 3 0 1 2 1 9 −8 1
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host.
20 May 2017 (2017-05-20)
16:30
Argentina  0–3  England Jeonju World Cup Stadium, Jeonju
Attendance: 15,510
Referee: Abdulla Hassan Mohamed (United Arab Emirates)
https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367066/index.html Calvert-Lewin Goal 38'
Armstrong Goal 52'
Solanke Goal 90+3' (pen.)
20 May 2017 (2017-05-20)
20:00
Korea Republic  3–0  Guinea Jeonju World Cup Stadium, Jeonju
Attendance: 37,500
Referee: Julio Bascuñán (Chile)
Lee Seung-woo Goal 36'
Lim Min-hyeok Goal 76'
Paik Seung-ho Goal 81'
https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367033/index.html

23 May 2017 (2017-05-23)
17:00
England  1–1  Guinea Jeonju World Cup Stadium, Jeonju
Attendance: 5,992
Referee: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)
Cook Goal 53' https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367064/index.html Tomori Goal 59' (o.g.)
23 May 2017 (2017-05-23)
20:00
Korea Republic  2–1  Argentina Jeonju World Cup Stadium, Jeonju
Attendance: 27,058
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)
Lee Seung-woo Goal 18'
Paik Seung-ho Goal 42' (pen.)
https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367065/index.html Torres Goal 50'

26 May 2017 (2017-05-26)
20:00
England  1–0  Korea Republic Suwon World Cup Stadium, Suwon
Attendance: 35,279
Referee: César Ramos (Mexico)
Dowell Goal 56' https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367063/index.html
26 May 2017 (2017-05-26)
20:00
Guinea  0–5  Argentina Jeju World Cup Stadium, Seogwipo
Attendance: 4,545
Referee: Viktor Kassai (Hungary)
https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367047/index.html Torres Goal 33'
La. Martínez Goal 43'79'
Zaracho Goal 50'
Senesi Goal 74'

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Venezuela 3 3 0 0 10 0 +10 9 Knockout stage
2  Mexico 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
3  Germany 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
4  Vanuatu 3 0 0 3 4 13 −9 0
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
20 May 2017 (2017-05-20)
14:00
Venezuela  2–0  Germany Daejeon World Cup Stadium, Daejeon
Attendance: 5,049
Referee: Ghead Grisha (Egypt)
Peña Goal 51'
Córdova Goal 54'
https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367036/index.html
20 May 2017 (2017-05-20)
17:00
Vanuatu  2–3  Mexico Daejeon World Cup Stadium, Daejeon
Attendance: 6,251
Referee: Sergei Karasev (Russia)
Kalo Goal 52'
Wilkins Goal 62'
https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367068/index.html Magaña Goal 10'
Cisneros Goal 25'
Álvarez Goal 90+4'

23 May 2017 (2017-05-23)
17:00
Venezuela  7–0  Vanuatu Daejeon World Cup Stadium, Daejeon
Attendance: 1,495
Referee: Kim Jong-hyeok (South Korea)
Velásquez Goal 30'
Córdova Goal 42'73'
Peñaranda Goal 46'
Faríñez Goal 56' (pen.)
Hurtado Goal 82'
Sosa Goal 89'
https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367048/index.html
23 May 2017 (2017-05-23)
20:00
Mexico  0–0  Germany Daejeon World Cup Stadium, Daejeon
Attendance: 4,388
Referee: Janny Sikazwe (Zambia)
https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367067/index.html

26 May 2017 (2017-05-26)
17:00
Mexico  0–1  Venezuela Suwon World Cup Stadium, Suwon
Attendance: 5,040
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (Sweden)
https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367035/index.html Córdova Goal 33'
26 May 2017 (2017-05-26)
17:00
Germany  3–2  Vanuatu Jeju World Cup Stadium, Seogwipo
Attendance: 3,175
Referee: Walter López (Guatemala)
Badu Goal 27'
Reese Goal 32'
Iyoha Goal 50'
https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367034/index.html Kalo Goal 52'77'

Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Zambia 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 6 Knockout stage
2  Portugal 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
3  Costa Rica 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
4  Iran 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 3
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
21 May 2017 (2017-05-21)
14:00
Zambia  2–1  Portugal Jeju World Cup Stadium, Seogwipo
Attendance: 4,356
Referee: César Ramos (Mexico)
Chilufya Goal 51'
F. Sakala Goal 76'
https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367072/index.html Hélder Goal 90+1'
21 May 2017 (2017-05-21)
17:00
Iran  1–0  Costa Rica Jeju World Cup Stadium, Seogwipo
Attendance: 4,896
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (Sweden)
Mehdikhani Goal 81' https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367071/index.html

24 May 2017 (2017-05-24)
17:00
Zambia  4–2  Iran Jeju World Cup Stadium, Seogwipo
Attendance: 2,060
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (Spain)
F. Sakala Goal 54'
Mwepu Goal 59'
E. Banda Goal 65'
Daka Goal 71'
https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367070/index.html Shekari Goal 7'49' (pen.)
24 May 2017 (2017-05-24)
20:00
Costa Rica  1–1  Portugal Jeju World Cup Stadium, Seogwipo
Attendance: 3,147
Referee: Abdulrahman Al-Jassim (Qatar)
Marin Goal 48' (pen.) https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367069/index.html Gonçalves Goal 32' (pen.)

27 May 2017 (2017-05-27)
17:00
Costa Rica  1–0  Zambia Cheonan Sports Complex, Cheonan
Attendance: 4,508
Referee: Matthew Conger (New Zealand)
Daly Goal 15' https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367050/index.html
27 May 2017 (2017-05-27)
17:00
Portugal  2–1  Iran Incheon Stadium, Incheon
Attendance: 6,085
Referee: Roddy Zambrano (Ecuador)
Gonçalves Goal 54'
Taheri Goal 86' (o.g.)
https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367049/index.html Shekari Goal 4'

Results

Group stage

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 England 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 7
 Korea Republic 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6
 Argentina 3 1 0 2 6 5 +1 3
 Guinea 3 0 1 2 1 9 -8 1

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Venezuela 3 3 0 0 10 0 +10 9
 Mexico 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
 Germany 3 1 1 1 3 4 -1 4
 Vanuatu 3 0 0 3 4 13 -9 0

Group C

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

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Uruguay 3 2 1 0 3 0 +3 7
 Italy 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4
 Japan 3 1 1 1 4 5 -1 4
 South Africa 3 0 1 2 1 4 -3 1

Group E

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 France 3 3 0 0 9 0 +9 9
 New Zealand 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
 Honduras 3 1 0 2 3 6 -3 3
 Vietnam 3 0 1 2 0 6 -6 1

Group F

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 United States 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1 5
 Senegal 3 1 1 1 2 1 +1 4
 Saudi Arabia 3 1 1 1 3 4 -1 4
 Ecuador 3 0 2 1 4 5 -1 2

Group D

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Uruguay 3 2 1 0 3 0 +3 7 Knockout stage
2  Italy 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4
3  Japan 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 4
4  South Africa 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 1
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
21 May 2017 (2017-05-21)
17:00
South Africa  1–2  Japan Suwon World Cup Stadium, Suwon
Attendance: 8,091
Referee: Matt Conger (New Zealand)
Tomiyasu Goal 7' (o.g.) https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367054/index.html Ogawa Goal 48'
Doan Goal 72'
21 May 2017 (2017-05-21)
20:00
Italy  0–1  Uruguay Suwon World Cup Stadium, Suwon
Attendance: 9,128
Referee: Walter López (Guatemala)
https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367074/index.html Amaral Goal 76'

24 May 2017 (2017-05-24)
17:00
South Africa  0–2  Italy Suwon World Cup Stadium, Suwon
Attendance: 5,931
Referee: Roddy Zambrano (Ecuador)
https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367053/index.html Orsolini Goal 23' (pen.)
Favilli Goal 57'
24 May 2017 (2017-05-24)
20:00
Uruguay  2–0  Japan Suwon World Cup Stadium, Suwon
Attendance: 7,978
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (Poland)
Schiappacasse Goal 38'
Olivera Goal 90+1'
https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367073/index.html

27 May 2017 (2017-05-27)
20:00
Uruguay  0–0  South Africa Incheon Stadium, Incheon
Attendance: 7,707
Referee: Sergei Karasev (Russia)
https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367051/index.html
27 May 2017 (2017-05-27)
20:00
Japan  2–2  Italy Cheonan Sports Complex, Cheonan
Attendance: 10,003
Referee: Ghead Grisha (Egypt)
Doan Goal 22'50' https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367052/index.html Orsolini Goal 3'
Panico Goal 7'

Group E

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  France 3 3 0 0 9 0 +9 9 Knockout stage
2  New Zealand 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
3  Honduras 3 1 0 2 3 6 −3 3
4  Vietnam 3 0 1 2 0 6 −6 1
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
22 May 2017 (2017-05-22)
17:00
France  3–0  Honduras Cheonan Sports Complex, Cheonan
Attendance: 2,947
Referee: Andrés Cunha (Uruguay)
Augustin Goal 15'
Harit Goal 44'
Terrier Goal 81'
https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367038/index.html
22 May 2017 (2017-05-22)
20:00
Vietnam  0–0  New Zealand Cheonan Sports Complex, Cheonan
Attendance: 6,975
Referee: Sidi Alioum (Cameroon)
https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367077/index.html

25 May 2017 (2017-05-25)
17:00
France  4–0  Vietnam Cheonan Sports Complex, Cheonan
Attendance: 4,672
Referee: Norbert Hauata (Tahiti)
Thuram Goal 18'
Augustin Goal 22'45'
Poha Goal 52'
https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367076/index.html
25 May 2017 (2017-05-25)
20:00
New Zealand  3–1  Honduras Cheonan Sports Complex, Cheonan
Attendance: 6,074
Referee: Diego Haro (Peru)
Bevan Goal 1'56' (pen.)
Ashworth Goal 23'
https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367075/index.html Álvarez Goal 50'

28 May 2017 (2017-05-28)
15:00
New Zealand  0–2  France Daejeon World Cup Stadium, Daejeon
Attendance: 4,280
Referee: Kim Jong-hyeok (South Korea)
https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367055/index.html Saint-Maximin Goal 22'37'
28 May 2017 (2017-05-28)
15:00
Honduras  2–0  Vietnam Jeonju World Cup Stadium, Jeonju
Attendance: 10,427
Referee: Abdulla Hassan Mohamed (United Arab Emirates)
Cruz Goal 76'
Álvarez Goal 90+3'
https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367037/index.html

Group F

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  United States 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1 5 Knockout stage
2  Senegal 3 1 1 1 2 1 +1 4
3  Saudi Arabia 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
4  Ecuador 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1 2
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
22 May 2017 (2017-05-22)
17:00
Ecuador  3–3  United States Incheon Stadium, Incheon
Attendance: 3,886
Referee: Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)
Lino Goal 5'
Cabezas Goal 7'64'
https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367079/index.html Sargent Goal 36'54'
De la Torre Goal 90+4'
22 May 2017 (2017-05-22)
20:00
Saudi Arabia  0–2  Senegal Incheon Stadium, Incheon
Attendance: 5,110
Referee: Viktor Kassai (Hungary)
https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367078/index.html Niane Goal 13'
Diagne Goal 15'

25 May 2017 (2017-05-25)
17:00
Ecuador  1–2  Saudi Arabia Incheon Stadium, Incheon
Attendance: 3,496
Referee: Sidi Alioum (Cameroon)
Caicedo Goal 89' https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367041/index.html Al-Yami Goal 7'84'
25 May 2017 (2017-05-25)
20:00
Senegal  0–1  United States Incheon Stadium, Incheon
Attendance: 5,864
Referee: Andrés Cunha (Uruguay)
https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367040/index.html Sargent Goal 34'

28 May 2017 (2017-05-28)
18:00
Senegal  0–0  Ecuador Jeonju World Cup Stadium, Jeonju
Attendance: 11,047
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (Spain)
https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367039/index.html
28 May 2017 (2017-05-28)
18:00
United States  1–1  Saudi Arabia Daejeon World Cup Stadium, Daejeon
Attendance: 5,460
Referee: Diego Haro (Peru)
Lennon Goal 40' https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367056/index.html Al-Amri Goal 74'

Ranking of third-placed teams

The four best teams among those ranked third are determined as follows (regulations Article 17.8):

  1. points obtained in all group matches;
  2. goal difference in all group matches;
  3. number of goals scored in all group matches;
  4. fair play points;
  5. drawing of lots by the FIFA Organizing Committee.
Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 C  Costa Rica 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4 Advance to knockout stage
2 D  Japan 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 4
3 B  Germany 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
4 F  Saudi Arabia 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
5 A  Argentina 3 1 0 2 6 5 +1 3
6 E  Honduras 3 1 0 2 3 6 −3 3
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Fair play points; 5) Drawing of lots.
Notes:

Knockout stage

In the knockout stage, if a match was level at the end of normal playing time, extra time was played (two periods of 15 minutes each) and followed, if necessary, by a penalty shoot-out to determine the winner. However, for the third place match, no extra time was played and the winner was determined by kicks from the penalty mark.

In the round of 16, the four third-placed teams were matched with the winners of groups A, B, C, and D. The specific match-ups involving the third-placed teams depend on which four third-placed teams qualified for the round of 16:

Third-placed teams

qualify from groups

1A

vs

1B

vs

1C

vs

1D

vs

A B C D 3C 3D 3A 3B
A B C E 3C 3A 3B 3E
A B C F 3C 3A 3B 3F
A B D E 3D 3A 3B 3E
A B D F 3D 3A 3B 3F
A B E F 3E 3A 3B 3F
A C D E 3C 3D 3A 3E
A C D F 3C 3D 3A 3F
A C E F 3C 3A 3F 3E
A D E F 3D 3A 3F 3E
B C D E 3C 3D 3B 3E
B C D F 3C 3D 3B 3F
B C E F 3E 3C 3B 3F
B D E F 3E 3D 3B 3F
C D E F 3C 3D 3F 3E

Bracket

 
Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
 
                           
 
30 May — Cheonan
 
 
 Korea Republic 1
 
4 June — Daejeon
 
 Portugal 3
 
 Portugal 2 (4)
 
31 May — Suwon
 
 Uruguay (p) 2 (5)
 
 Uruguay 1
 
8 June — Daejeon
 
 Saudi Arabia 0
 
 Uruguay 1 (3)
 
30 May — Daejeon
 
 Venezuela (p) 1 (4)
 
 Venezuela (aet) 1
 
4 June — Jeonju
 
 Japan 0
 
 Venezuela (aet) 2
 
1 June — Incheon
 
 United States 1
 
 United States 6
 
11 June — Suwon
 
 New Zealand 0
 
 Venezuela 0
 
1 June — Cheonan
 
 England 1
 
 France 1
 
5 June — Suwon
 
 Italy 2
 
 Italy (aet) 3
 
31 May — Seogwipo
 
 Zambia 2
 
 Zambia (aet) 4
 
8 June — Jeonju
 
 Germany 3
 
 Italy 1
 
1 June — Incheon
 
 England 3 Third place play-off
 
 Mexico 1
 
5 June — Cheonan 11 June — Suwon
 
 Senegal 0
 
 Mexico 0  Uruguay 0 (1)
 
31 May — Jeonju
 
 England 1  Italy (p) 0 (4)
 
 England 2
 
 
 Costa Rica 1
 

Round of 16

30 May 2017 (2017-05-30)
17:00
Venezuela  1–0
(a.e.t.)
 Japan Daejeon World Cup Stadium, Daejeon
Attendance: 2,013
Referee: Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)
Herrera Goal 108' https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matches/round=275958/match=300367043/index.html

30 May 2017 (2017-05-30)
20:00
Korea Republic  1–3  Portugal Cheonan Sports Complex, Cheonan
Attendance: 21,361
Referee: Andrés Cunha (Uruguay)
Lee Sang-heon Goal 81' https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matches/round=275958/match=300367059/index.html Xadas Goal 10'69'
Bruno Costa Goal 27'

31 May 2017 (2017-05-31)
17:00
Uruguay  1–0  Saudi Arabia Suwon World Cup Stadium, Suwon
Attendance: 2,522
Referee: Janny Sikazwe (Zambia)
De La Cruz Goal 50' (pen.) https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matches/round=275958/match=300367082/index.html

31 May 2017 (2017-05-31)
20:00
England  2–1  Costa Rica Jeonju World Cup Stadium, Jeonju
Attendance: 4,428
Referee: Julio Bascuñán (Chile)
Lookman Goal 35'63' https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matches/round=275958/match=300367058/index.html Leal Goal 89'

31 May 2017 (2017-05-31)
20:00
Zambia  4–3
(a.e.t.)
 Germany Jeju World Cup Stadium, Seogwipo
Attendance: 2,925
Referee: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)
E. Banda Goal 50'
F. Sakala Goal 68'
Mwepu Goal 86'
Mayembe Goal 107'
https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matches/round=275958/match=300367081/index.html Ochs Goal 37'
Serdar Goal 89'
Arweiler Goal 90+4'

1 June 2017 (2017-06-01)
16:30
Mexico  1–0  Senegal Incheon Stadium, Incheon
Attendance: 3,276
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)
Cisneros Goal 89' https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matches/round=275958/match=300367057/index.html

1 June 2017 (2017-06-01)
20:00
France  1–2  Italy Cheonan Sports Complex, Cheonan
Attendance: 3,321
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (Poland)
Augustin Goal 37' (pen.) https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matches/round=275958/match=300367042/index.html Orsolini Goal 27'
Panico Goal 53'

1 June 2017 (2017-06-01)
20:00
United States  6–0  New Zealand Incheon Stadium, Incheon
Attendance: 5,667
Referee: Abdulrahman Al-Jassim (Qatar)
Sargent Goal 32'
Ebobisse Goal 64'
Lennon Goal 65'
Glad Goal 76'
Trusty Goal 84'
Kunga Goal 90+3'
https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matches/round=275958/match=300367080/index.html

Quarter-finals

4 June 2017 (2017-06-04)
15:00
Venezuela  2–1
(a.e.t.)
 United States Jeonju World Cup Stadium, Jeonju
Attendance: 2,671
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (Sweden)
Peñaranda Goal 96'
Ferraresi Goal 115'
https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matches/round=275956/match=300367061/index.html Ebobisse Goal 117'

4 June 2017 (2017-06-04)
18:00
Portugal  2–2
(a.e.t.)
 Uruguay Daejeon World Cup Stadium, Daejeon
Attendance: 5,086
Referee: César Ramos (Mexico)
Silva Goal 1'
Gonçalves Goal 41'
https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matches/round=275956/match=300367044/index.html Bueno Goal 16'
Valverde Goal 50' (pen.)
  Penalties  
R. Dias Scored
Dalot Scored
Xadas Scored
Gedson Scored
Pepê Missed
Gomes Missed
A. Ribeiro Missed
4–5 Scored Valverde
Scored Rodríguez
Scored Canobbio
Scored Ardaiz
Missed Amaral
Missed Viña
Scored Bueno

5 June 2017 (2017-06-05)
17:00
Italy  3–2
(a.e.t.)
 Zambia Suwon World Cup Stadium, Suwon
Attendance: 6,252
Referee: Roddy Zambrano (Ecuador)
Orsolini Goal 50'
Dimarco Goal 88'
Vido Goal 111'
https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matches/round=275956/match=300367060/index.html Daka Goal 4'
Sakala Goal 84'

5 June 2017 (2017-06-05)
20:00
Mexico  0–1  England Cheonan Sports Complex, Cheonan
Attendance: 5,953
Referee: Abdulla Hassan Mohamed (United Arab Emirates)
https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matches/round=275956/match=300367083/index.html Solanke Goal 47'

Semi-finals

8 June 2017 (2017-06-08)
17:00
Uruguay  1–1
(a.e.t.)
 Venezuela Daejeon World Cup Stadium, Daejeon
Attendance: 3,486
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (Poland)
De La Cruz Goal 49' (pen.) https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matches/round=275954/match=300367062/index.html Sosa Goal 90+1'
  Penalties  
Valverde Scored
Rodríguez Missed
Canobbio Scored
Bentancur Scored
De La Cruz Missed
3–4 Scored Peñaranda
Scored Sosa
Scored R. Hernández
Missed Soteldo
Scored Herrera

8 June 2017 (2017-06-08)
20:00
Italy  1–3  England Jeonju World Cup Stadium, Jeonju
Attendance: 5,329
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (Spain)
Orsolini Goal 2' https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matches/round=275954/match=300367084/index.html Solanke Goal 66'88'
Lookman Goal 77'

Third place play-off

11 June 2017 (2017-06-11)
15:30
Uruguay  0–0  Italy Suwon World Cup Stadium, Suwon
Attendance: 10,749
Referee: César Ramos (Mexico)
https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matches/round=275952/match=300367085/index.html
  Penalties  
*Valverde Scored
  • Amaral Missed
  • Boselli Missed
1–4 *Scored Vido
  • Scored Marchizza
  • Scored Mandragora
  • Scored Panico

Final

This was the first ever final for both England and Venezuela in the history of the tournament, in their 11th and 2nd appearances respectively. England's previous best result was in 1993 when they finished third, while Venezuela were eliminated in the round of 16 in 2009. This was England's first appearance and victory in the final of a global football tournament since their senior side's 1966 FIFA World Cup victory, ending 51 years of waiting for a global tournament trophy.

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Awards

The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament. They were all sponsored by Adidas, except for the FIFA Fair Play Award and Goal of the Tournament.

Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
Dominic Solanke Federico Valverde Yangel Herrera
Golden Boot Silver Boot Bronze Boot
Riccardo Orsolini

(5 goals, 0 assists)

Josh Sargent

(4 goals, 1 assist)

Jean-Kévin Augustin

(4 goals, 0 assists)

Golden Glove
Freddie Woodman
FIFA Fair Play Award
 Mexico
Goal of the Tournament
Sergio Córdova

Goalscorers

  • Italy Riccardo Orsolini
  • England Dominic Solanke
  • France Jean-Kévin Augustin
  • United States Josh Sargent
  • Venezuela Sergio Córdova
  • Zambia Fashion Sakala
  • England Ademola Lookman
  • Iran Reza Shekari
  • Japan Ritsu Doan
  • Portugal Diogo Gonçalves
  • Vanuatu Bong Kalo
  • Argentina Marcos Senesi
  • Argentina Matías Zaracho
  • Costa Rica Jostin Daly
  • Costa Rica Randall Leal
  • Costa Rica Jimmy Marin
  • Ecuador Jordy Caicedo
  • Ecuador Hernan Lino
  • England Adam Armstrong
  • England Lewis Cook
  • England Kieran Dowell
  • France Amine Harit
  • France Denis-Will Poha
  • France Martin Terrier
  • France Marcus Thuram
  • Germany Jonas Arweiler
  • Germany Kentu Malcolm Badu
  • Germany Emmanuel Iyoha
  • Germany Philipp Ochs
  • Germany Fabian Reese
  • Germany Suat Serdar
  • Honduras Sendel Cruz
  • Iran Mehdi Mehdikhani
  • Italy Federico Dimarco
  • Italy Andrea Favilli
  • Italy Luca Vido
  • Japan Koki Ogawa
  • South Korea Lim Min-hyeok
  • South Korea Lee Sang-heon
  • Mexico Edson Álvarez
  • Mexico Kevin Magaña
  • New Zealand Hunter Ashworth
  • Portugal Bruno Costa
  • Portugal Hélder Ferreira
  • Portugal Xande Silva
  • Saudi Arabia Abdulelah Alamri
  • Senegal Ousseynou Diagne
  • Senegal Ibrahima Niane
  • United States Luca de la Torre
  • United States Justen Glad
  • United States Lagos Kunga
  • United States Auston Trusty
  • Uruguay Rodrigo Amaral
  • Uruguay Santiago Bueno
  • Uruguay Mathías Olivera
  • Uruguay Nicolás Schiappacasse
  • Uruguay Federico Valverde
  • Vanuatu Ronaldo Wilkins
  • Venezuela Nahuel Ferraresi
  • Venezuela Yangel Herrera
  • Venezuela Wuilker Faríñez
  • Venezuela Jan Carlos Hurtado
  • Venezuela Ronaldo Peña
  • Venezuela Williams Velásquez
  • Zambia Edward Chilufya
  • Zambia Shemmy Mayembe

Source: FIFA

Final ranking

As per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-outs are counted as draws.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1  England 7 6 1 0 12 3 +9 19 Champions
2  Venezuela 7 5 1 1 14 3 +11 16 Runners-up
3  Italy 7 3 2 2 10 9 +1 11 Third place
4  Uruguay 7 3 4 0 7 3 +4 13 Fourth place
5  Zambia 5 3 0 2 12 10 +2 9 Eliminated in
Quarter-finals
6  United States 5 2 2 1 12 6 +6 8
7  Portugal 5 2 2 1 9 7 +2 8
8  Mexico 5 2 1 2 4 4 0 7
9  France 4 3 0 1 10 2 +8 9 Eliminated in
Round of 16
10  Korea Republic (H) 4 2 0 2 6 5 +1 6
11  Senegal 4 1 1 2 2 2 0 4
12  Costa Rica 4 1 1 2 3 4 −1 4
13  Germany 4 1 1 2 6 8 −2 4
14  Japan 4 1 1 2 4 6 −2 4
15  Saudi Arabia 4 1 1 2 3 5 −2 4
16  New Zealand 4 1 1 2 3 9 −6 4
17  Argentina 3 1 0 2 6 5 +1 3 Eliminated in
Group stage
18  Iran 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 3
19  Honduras 3 1 0 2 3 6 −3 3
20  Ecuador 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1 2
21  South Africa 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 1
22  Vietnam 3 0 1 2 0 6 −6 1
23  Guinea 3 0 1 2 1 9 −8 1
24  Vanuatu 3 0 0 3 4 13 −9 0
Source: Techn. Report p. 6
(H) Host.

Broadcasters rights

The following companies held the broadcasters rights:

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