2005 FIFA World Youth Championship

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2005 FIFA World Youth Championship
Wereldkampioenschap voetbal onder 20 - 2005
2005 FIFA World Youth Championship.gif
Tournament details
Host countryNetherlands
Dates10 June – 2 July
Teams 24  (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 6  (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsFlag of Argentina.svg  Argentina (5th title)
Runners-upFlag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
Third placeFlag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
Fourth placeFlag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
Tournament statistics
Matches played52
Goals scored143 (2.75 per match)
Attendance502,698 (9,667 per match)
Top scorer(s) Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi (6 goals)
Best player(s) Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi
Fair play awardFlag of Colombia.svg  Colombia
2003
2007

The 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship was the 15th edition of the FIFA World Youth Championship. It took place in the Netherlands between 10 June and 2 July 2005.

Netherlands Constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Europe

The Netherlands is a country located mainly in Northwestern Europe. The European portion of the Netherlands consists of twelve separate provinces that border Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, with maritime borders in the North Sea with Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom. Including three island territories in the Caribbean Sea—Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba— it forms a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The official language is Dutch, but a secondary official language in the province of Friesland is West Frisian.

Contents

Venues

Doetinchem Emmen Enschede
De Vijverberg Univé Stadion Arke Stadion
Capacity: 12,600Capacity: 8,600Capacity: 13,250
51°57′20.8″N06°18′35.3″E / 51.955778°N 6.309806°E / 51.955778; 6.309806 (De Vijverberg) 52°46′28.9″N06°56′44.8″E / 52.774694°N 6.945778°E / 52.774694; 6.945778 (Univé Stadion) 52°14′11.6″N06°50′16.2″E / 52.236556°N 6.837833°E / 52.236556; 6.837833 (Arke Stadion)
De Vijverberg.JPG Univestadion8.jpg Grolsch Veste 1.jpg
Kerkrade Tilburg Utrecht
Parkstad Limburg Stadion Willem II Stadion Stadion Galgenwaard
Capacity: 19,979Capacity: 14,637Capacity: 24,500
50°51′25.4″N06°00′21.0″E / 50.857056°N 6.005833°E / 50.857056; 6.005833 (Parkstad Limburg Stadion) 51°32′33.6″N05°04′00.5″E / 51.542667°N 5.066806°E / 51.542667; 5.066806 (Willem II Stadion) 52°04′42.1″N05°08′45.0″E / 52.078361°N 5.145833°E / 52.078361; 5.145833 (Stadion Galgenwaard)
RodaStadion.jpg Willem II stadion.jpg Stadion FC Utrecht - Bunnikside.jpg

Qualification

The following 24 teams qualified for the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship. Host country the Netherlands did not have to qualify for the tournament.

ConfederationQualifying TournamentQualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) 2004 AFC Youth Championship Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea
Flag of Syria.svg  Syria
CAF (Africa) 2005 African Youth Championship Flag of Benin.svg  Benin 1
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
CONCACAF
(North, Central America and Caribbean)
2005 CONCACAF U-20 Tournament Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras
Flag of Panama.svg  Panama
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
CONMEBOL (South America) 2005 South American Youth Championship Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia
OFC (Oceania) 2005 OFC U-20 Championship Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
UEFA (Europe) 2004 UEFA Under-19 Championship Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 1
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
Host nationFlag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
1. ^ Teams that made their debut.

Sponsorship

FIFA partners

Adidas German multinational corporation

Adidas AG is a multinational corporation, founded and headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany, that designs and manufactures shoes, clothing and accessories. It is the largest sportswear manufacturer in Europe, and the second largest in the world, after Nike. It is the holding company for the Adidas Group, which consists of the Reebok sportswear company, TaylorMade golf company, Runtastic, an Austrian fitness technology company and 8.33% of German football club Bayern Munich. Adidas' revenue for 2016 was listed at €19.29 billion.

Coca-Cola Carbonated soft drink

Coca-Cola, or Coke, is a carbonated soft drink manufactured by The Coca-Cola Company. Originally intended as a patent medicine, it was invented in the late 19th century by John Stith Pemberton and was bought out by businessman Asa Griggs Candler, whose marketing tactics led Coca-Cola to its dominance of the world soft-drink market throughout the 20th century. The drink's name refers to two of its original ingredients: coca leaves, and kola nuts. The current formula of Coca-Cola remains a trade secret, although a variety of reported recipes and experimental recreations have been published.

Toshiba Japanese multinational electronics, electrical equipment and information technology corporation

Toshiba Corporation is a Japanese multinational conglomerate headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Its diversified products and services include information technology and communications equipment and systems, electronic components and materials, power systems, industrial and social infrastructure systems, consumer electronics, household appliances, medical equipment, office equipment, as well as lighting and logistics.

National supporters

Match officials

ConfederationRefereeAssistants
AFC Khalil Al Ghamdi (Saudi Arabia)Fatih Arabati (Jordan)
Eisa Ghuloum (United Arab Emirates)
Kwon Jong-chul (South Korea)Kim Dae-Young (South Korea)
Liu Tiejun (China)
CAF Coffi Codjia (Benin)Aboudou Aderodjou (Benin)
Célestin Ntagungira (Rwanda)
Essam Abd El Fatah (Egypt)Beshr Rashwan (Egypt)
Luleseged Begashaw (Ethiopia)
CONCACAF Rodolfo Sibrian (El Salvador)Carlos Pastrana (Honduras)
Reynaldo Salinas (Honduras)
Benito Archundia (Mexico)José Ramírez (Mexico)
Pedro Rebollar (Mexico)
CONMEBOL Horacio Elizondo (Argentina)Darío García (Argentina)
Rodolfo Otero (Argentina)
Óscar Ruiz (Colombia)Eduardo Botero (Colombia)
Fernando Tamayo (Ecuador)
Jorge Larrionda (Uruguay)Walter Rial (Uruguay)
Pablo Fandiño (Uruguay)
OFC Mark Shield (Australia)Nathan Gibson (Australia)
Ben Wilson (Australia)
UEFA Claus Bo Larsen (Denmark)Bill Hansen (Denmark)
Anders Norrestrand (Denmark)
Terje Hauge (Norway)Steinar Holvik (Norway)
Ole Hermann Borgan (Norway)
Luis Medina Cantalejo (Spain)Victoriano Giráldez Carrasco (Spain)
Pedro Medina Hernández (Spain)
Massimo Busacca (Switzerland)Matthias Arnet (Switzerland)
Franceso Buragina (Switzerland)
Reserve Eric Braamhaar (Netherlands)

Squads

For a list of all squads that played in the final tournament, see 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship squads .

Below are the squads for the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship tournament in the Netherlands as stated at FIFA.com. Players name marked in bold went on to earn full international caps.

Group stages

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.

Group A

TeamPtsPldWDLGFGAGDStatus
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 9330061+5Advanced to the round of 16
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 2302134−1
Flag of Benin.svg  Benin 2302123−1Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 2302125−3
Benin  Flag of Benin.svg1–1Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
Omotoyossi Soccerball shade.svg 32' (Report) Ward Soccerball shade.svg 59'

Netherlands  Flag of the Netherlands.svg2–1Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
Afellay Soccerball shade.svg 7'
Babel Soccerball shade.svg 18'
(Report) Hirayama Soccerball shade.svg 68'
Parkstad Limburg Stadion, Kerkrade
Attendance: 19,500
Referee: Óscar Ruiz (Colombia)

Japan  Flag of Japan.svg1–1Flag of Benin.svg  Benin
Mizuno Soccerball shade.svg 65' (Report) Maïga Soccerball shade.svg 37'

Australia  Flag of Australia.svg0–3Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
(Report) Maduro Soccerball shade.svg 20'
Emanuelson Soccerball shade.svg 46'
Kruys Soccerball shade.svg 74'

Japan  Flag of Japan.svg1–1Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
Maeda Soccerball shade.svg 87' (Report) Townsend Soccerball shade.svg 75'
Parkstad Limburg Stadion, Kerkrade
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Terje Hauge (Norway)

Netherlands  Flag of the Netherlands.svg1–0Flag of Benin.svg  Benin
Maduro Soccerball shade.svg 47' (Report)

Group B

TeamPtsPldWDLGFGAGDStatus
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 9330094+5Advanced to the round of 16
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 4311176+1
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 43111440Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
Flag of Panama.svg  Panama 0300328−6
Turkey  Flag of Turkey.svg1–2Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
Gökhan Soccerball shade.svg 84' (Report) Tan Wangsong Soccerball shade.svg 22'
Zhao Xuri Soccerball shade.svg 90+5'
Galgenwaard Stadion, Utrecht
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Eric Braamhaar (Netherlands)

Ukraine  Flag of Ukraine.svg3–1Flag of Panama.svg  Panama
Aliev Soccerball shade.svg 20' (pen.), 22'
Feschuk Soccerball shade.svg 32'
(Report) Arzhanov Soccerball shade.svg 26' (o.g.)

China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg3–2Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
Zhu Ting Soccerball shade.svg 31'
Chen Tao Soccerball shade.svg 66' (pen.)
Cui Peng Soccerball shade.svg 75'
(Report) Vorobei Soccerball shade.svg 19'
Aliev Soccerball shade.svg 70' (pen.)

Panama  Flag of Panama.svg0–1Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey
(Report) Gökhan Soccerball shade.svg 24'
Galgenwaard Stadion, Utrecht
Attendance: 6,100
Referee: Jorge Larrionda (Uruguay)

Turkey  Flag of Turkey.svg2–2Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
Sezer Soccerball shade.svg 8' (pen.), 53' (Report) Aliev Soccerball shade.svg 5', 19'
De Vijverberg, Doetinchem
Attendance: 9,500
Referee: Luis Medina Cantalejo (Spain)

China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg4–1Flag of Panama.svg  Panama
Zhou Haibin Soccerball shade.svg 6'
Gao Lin Soccerball shade.svg 40'
Hao Junmin Soccerball shade.svg 51'
Lu Lin Soccerball shade.svg 78'
(Report) Venegas Soccerball shade.svg 37'
Galgenwaard Stadion, Utrecht
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Essam Abd El Fatah (Egypt)

Group C

TeamPtsPldWDLGFGAGDStatus
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 93300131+12Advanced to the round of 16
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 6320173+4
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 3310278−1Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras 03003015−15
Spain  Flag of Spain.svg3–1Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
Llorente Soccerball shade.svg 28'
Molinero Soccerball shade.svg 51'
Silva Soccerball shade.svg 71'
(Report) Doulyazal Soccerball shade.svg 84' (pen.)
De Vijverberg, Doetinchem
Attendance: 9,863
Referee: Jorge Larrionda (Uruguay)

Honduras  Flag of Honduras.svg0–7Flag of Chile.svg  Chile
(Report) Parada Soccerball shade.svg 11', 71'
Fuenzalida Soccerball shade.svg 30', 53'
Fernández Soccerball shade.svg 67'
Jara Soccerball shade.svg 69'
Morales Soccerball shade.svg 77'
De Vijverberg, Doetinchem
Attendance: 6,800
Referee: Massimo Busacca (Switzerland)

Morocco  Flag of Morocco.svg5–0Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras
Iajour Soccerball shade.svg 31', 43'
Bendamou Soccerball shade.svg 55'
Benjelloun Soccerball shade.svg 81'
Chihi Soccerball shade.svg 90'
(Report)

Chile  Flag of Chile.svg0–7Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
(Report) Llorente Soccerball shade.svg 8', 62', 78', 81'
Robusté Soccerball shade.svg 51'
Silva Soccerball shade.svg 71', 85'
De Vijverberg, Doetinchem
Attendance: 6,600
Referee: Benito Archundia (Mexico)

Spain  Flag of Spain.svg3–0Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras
Soriano Soccerball shade.svg 5'
Silva Soccerball shade.svg 38'
Víctor Soccerball shade.svg 67'
(Report)
De Vijverberg, Doetinchem
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Coffi Codjia (Benin)

Morocco  Flag of Morocco.svg1–0Flag of Chile.svg  Chile
Bendamou Soccerball shade.svg 47' (Report)
Galgenwaard Stadion, Utrecht
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Mark Shield (Australia)

Group D

TeamPtsPldWDLGFGAGDStatus
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 7321020+2Advanced to the round of 16
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 6320131+2
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 4311121+1Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 0300305−5
Argentina  Flag of Argentina.svg0–1Flag of the United States.svg  United States
(Report) Barrett Soccerball shade.svg 39'
Arke Stadion, Enschede
Attendance: 10,500
Referee: Terje Hauge (Norway)

Germany  Flag of Germany.svg2–0Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt
Adler Soccerball shade.svg 75'
Matip Soccerball shade.svg 90+3'
(Report)
Arke Stadion, Enschede
Attendance: 10,500
Referee: Rodolfo Sibrian (El Salvador)

Egypt  Flag of Egypt.svg0–2Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
(Report) Messi Soccerball shade.svg 47'
Zabaleta Soccerball shade.svg 90+1'
Arke Stadion, Enschede
Attendance: 8,500
Referee: Massimo Busacca (Switzerland)

United States  Flag of the United States.svg0–0Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
(Report)
Arke Stadion, Enschede
Attendance: 10,350
Referee: Óscar Ruiz (Colombia)

Argentina  Flag of Argentina.svg1–0Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Cardozo Soccerball shade.svg 43' (Report)
Univé Stadion, Emmen
Attendance: 8,600
Referee: Benito Archundia (Mexico)

United States  Flag of the United States.svg1–0Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt
Peterson Soccerball shade.svg 56' (Report)
Arke Stadion, Enschede
Attendance: 7,600
Referee: Kwon Jong-chul (South Korea)

Group E

TeamPtsPldWDLGFGAGDStatus
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 9330060+6Advanced to the round of 16
Flag of Syria.svg  Syria 4311134−1
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 33102550Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 1301227−5
Colombia  Flag of Colombia.svg2–0Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Rentería Soccerball shade.svg 76'
Guarín Soccerball shade.svg 93'
(Report)
Willem II Stadion, Tilburg
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Mark Shield (Australia)

Syria  Flag of Syria.svg1–1Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
Al Haj Soccerball shade.svg 2' (Report) Peters Soccerball shade.svg 31'
Willem II Stadion, Tilburg
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Claus Bo Larsen (Denmark)

Canada  Flag of Canada.svg0–2Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia
(Report) Falcao Soccerball shade.svg 81'
Guarín Soccerball shade.svg 88'
Willem II Stadion, Tilburg
Attendance: 6,500
Referee: Essam Abd El Fatah (Egypt)

Italy  Flag of Italy.svg1–2Flag of Syria.svg  Syria
Coda Soccerball shade.svg 69' (Report) Al Hussain Soccerball shade.svg 37'
Al Hamawi Soccerball shade.svg 73'
Willem II Stadion, Tilburg
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Horacio Elizondo (Argentina)

Italy  Flag of Italy.svg4–1Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
Pellè Soccerball shade.svg 23', 68'
Galloppa Soccerball shade.svg 47'
De Martino Soccerball shade.svg 90'
(Report) De Jong Soccerball shade.svg 49'

Colombia  Flag of Colombia.svg2–0Flag of Syria.svg  Syria
Rodallega Soccerball shade.svg 62'
Falcao Soccerball shade.svg 90'
(Report)
Willem II Stadion, Tilburg
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Massimo Busacca (Switzerland)

Group F

TeamPtsPldWDLGFGAGDStatus
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 7321030+3Advanced to the round of 16
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 4311142+2
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 3310235−2Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 3310225−3
Brazil  Flag of Brazil.svg0–0Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
(Report)
Univé Stadion, Emmen
Attendance: 8,500
Referee: Luis Medina Cantalejo (Spain)

South Korea  Flag of South Korea.svg1–2Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
Shin Young-rok Soccerball shade.svg 25' (Report) Antić Soccerball shade.svg 28'
Vonlanthen Soccerball shade.svg 33'
Univé Stadion, Emmen
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Coffi Codjia (Benin)

Switzerland   Flag of Switzerland.svg0–1Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
(Report) Gladstone Soccerball shade.svg 14'
Univé Stadion, Emmen
Attendance: 8,200
Referee: Mark Shield (Australia)

Nigeria  Flag of Nigeria.svg1–2Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea
Abwo Soccerball shade.svg 18' (Report) Park Chu-young Soccerball shade.svg 89'
Baek Ji-hoon Soccerball shade.svg 90+2'
Univé Stadion, Emmen
Attendance: 8,500
Referee: Terje Hauge (Norway)

Brazil  Flag of Brazil.svg2–0Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea
Renato Soccerball shade.svg 9'
Sóbis Soccerball shade.svg 57'
(Report)
Univé Stadion, Emmen
Attendance: 8,600
Referee: Claus Bo Larsen (Denmark)

Nigeria  Flag of Nigeria.svg3–0Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
Ogbuke Soccerball shade.svg 49'
Mikel Soccerball shade.svg 59' (pen.)
Promise Soccerball shade.svg 85'
(Report)
Arke Stadion, Enschede
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Óscar Ruiz (Colombia)

Ranking of third-placed teams

TeamPtsPldWDLGFGAGDStatus
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 4311121+1Advanced to the round of 16
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 43111440
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 33102550
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 3310278−1
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 3310235−2
Flag of Benin.svg  Benin 2302123−1

Knockout stages

Bracket

 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
21 June
 
 
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 2
 
24 June
 
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 3
 
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 1
 
21 June
 
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil (aet)2
 
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 1
 
28 June
 
Flag of Syria.svg  Syria 0
 
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 1
 
22 June
 
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 2
 
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 1
 
25 June
 
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 2
 
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 3
 
22 June
 
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 1
 
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 3
 
2 July
 
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 0
 
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 2
 
21 June
 
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 1
 
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 1
 
24 June
 
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 0
 
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco (pen.)2 (4)
 
21 June
 
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 2 (2)
 
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 1
 
28 June
 
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 3
 
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 0
 
22 June
 
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 3 Third place
 
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 1
 
25 June2 July
 
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 0
 
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria (pen.)1 (10)Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 2
 
22 June
 
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 1 (9) Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 1
 
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 3
 
 
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 0
 

Round of 16

United States  Flag of the United States.svg1–3Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Freeman Soccerball shade.svg 44' (pen.) (Report) Galloppa Soccerball shade.svg 54'
Pellè Soccerball shade.svg 62'
Kljestan Soccerball shade.svg 75' (o.g.)
Arke Stadion, Enschede
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Essam Abd El Fatah (Egypt)

Morocco  Flag of Morocco.svg1–0Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
Iajour Soccerball shade.svg 90+2' (Report)
Arke Stadion, Enschede
Attendance: 11,800
Referee: Massimo Busacca (Switzerland)

China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg2–3Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Chen Tao Soccerball shade.svg 4', 20' (pen.) (Report) Gentner Soccerball shade.svg 5'
Adler Soccerball shade.svg 30'
Matip Soccerball shade.svg 89'
Willem II Stadion, Tilburg
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Horacio Elizondo (Argentina)

Brazil  Flag of Brazil.svg1–0Flag of Syria.svg  Syria
Rafinha Soccerball shade.svg 43' (pen.) (Report)
Willem II Stadion, Tilburg
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Benito Archundia (Mexico)

Nigeria  Flag of Nigeria.svg1–0Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
Taiwo Soccerball shade.svg 80' (Report)
De Vijverberg, Doetinchem
Attendance: 9,600
Referee: Kwon Jong-chul (South Korea)

Netherlands  Flag of the Netherlands.svg3–0Flag of Chile.svg  Chile
Babel Soccerball shade.svg 3'
Owusu-Abeyie Soccerball shade.svg 73'
John Soccerball shade.svg 80'
(Report)
De Vijverberg, Doetinchem
Attendance: 9,600
Referee: Rodolfo Sibrian (El Salvador))

Colombia  Flag of Colombia.svg1–2Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
Otálvaro Soccerball shade.svg 52' (Report) Messi Soccerball shade.svg 58'
Barroso Soccerball shade.svg 90+3'
Univé Stadion, Emmen
Attendance: 8,400
Referee: Claus Bo Larsen (Denmark)

Spain  Flag of Spain.svg3–0Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey
Juanfran Soccerball shade.svg 28', 36'
Robusté Soccerball shade.svg 69'
(Report)
Univé Stadion, Emmen
Attendance: 8,400
Referee: Terje Hauge (Norway)

Quarter-finals


Germany  Flag of Germany.svg1–2 (a.e.t.)Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
Huber Soccerball shade.svg 68' (Report) Tardelli Soccerball shade.svg 82'
Rafinha Soccerball shade.svg 99'
Willem II Stadion, Tilburg
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Mark Shield (Australia)


Argentina  Flag of Argentina.svg3–1Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
Zabaleta Soccerball shade.svg 19'
Oberman Soccerball shade.svg 71'
Messi Soccerball shade.svg 73'
(Report) Zapater Soccerball shade.svg 32'
Arke Stadion, Enschede
Attendance: 11,200
Referee: Benito Archundia (Mexico)

Semi-finals

Brazil  Flag of Brazil.svg1–2Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
Renato Soccerball shade.svg 75' (Report) Messi Soccerball shade.svg 7'
Zabaleta Soccerball shade.svg 90+3'

Morocco  Flag of Morocco.svg0–3Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
(Report) Taiwo Soccerball shade.svg 34'
Adefemi Soccerball shade.svg 70'
Ogbuke Soccerball shade.svg 75'

Third place play-off

Brazil  Flag of Brazil.svg2–1Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
Santos Soccerball shade.svg 88'
Edcarlos Soccerball shade.svg 90+1'
(Report) Edcarlos Soccerball shade.svg 47' (o.g.)

Final

Argentina  Flag of Argentina.svg2–1Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
Messi Soccerball shade.svg 40' (pen.), 75' (pen.) (Report) Ogbuke Soccerball shade.svg 53'
Galgenwaard Stadion, Utrecht
Attendance: 24,500
Referee: Terje Hauge (Norway)

Winners

 2005 FIFA World Youth Champions 
Flag of Argentina.svg
Argentina
Fifth title

Goalscorers

Awards

Golden ShoeGolden BallFIFA Fair Play Award
Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia

Final ranking

RankTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
1Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 7601125+718
2Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 7322105+511
3Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 751194+516
4Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 73131110+110
Eliminated in the quarter-finals
5Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 5410102+813
6Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 5401174+1312
7Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 5212108+27
8Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 521265+17
Eliminated in the Round of 16
9Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 430172+59
10Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 4301117+49
11Flag of the United States.svg  United States 42113307
12Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 41127704
13Flag of Syria.svg  Syria 411235–24
14Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 411247–34
15Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 4103711–43
16Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 402235–22
Eliminated at the group stage
17Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 310235–23
18Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 310225–33
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20Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 302125–32
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22Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 300305–50
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24Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras 3003015–150

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