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Argentina's win lays basis for future
Argentina captured their third title in the past four editions of the FIFA World Youth Championship with a comfortable win over Ghana in Buenos Aires - and staked an unmistakable claim to the World Cup itself in five years' time. 08-Jul-2001

Ghana to challenge Argentina's title ambitions
The irrepressible raw talent of Ghana is the only remaining obstacle in the path of Argentina’s youth team towards a record fourth FIFA World Youth Championship title. 04-Jul-2001

Two Africans and two South Americans
Two teams from Africa and two from South America will face off in Wednesday's semi-finals of the FIFA World Youth Championship in Argentina - with an Africa-South America Final already assured. 01-Jul-2001

Netherlands end Angola's gallant run
The Netherlands overcame their bad start to the FIFA World Youth Championship on Thursday as they beat Angola 2-0 to reach the last eight and end the Africans' gallant run in the tournament. 29-Jun-2001

Argentina struggle to overcome China
Hosts Argentina, who scored 12 goals in their last two games, needed a late goal to overcome China 2-1 and reach the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Youth Championship on Wednesday. 28-Jun-2001

Cordoba double-header the focus of attention
Wednesday’s double-header second-round matches in Cordoba promise to be the pick of the action as the FIF World Youth Championship moves into its second stage in Argentina. 26-Jun-2001

Netherlands, Paraguay and Australia scrape through
The Netherlands scraped into the second round of the FIFA World Youth Championship Argentina 2001 on Sunday, beating Ethiopia 3-2 to claim a spot as one of the best third-placed teams. 24-Jun-2001

Argentina continue goal spree
Argentina followed up Wednesday's 7-1 win over Egypt by demolishing Jamaica 5-1 at the World Youth Cup on Saturday to finish the first round with a 100 per cent record. 23-Jun-2001

Paraguay return from the brink as others face early exit
The Netherlands were in danger of an early exit from the FIFA World Youth Championship after sharing a 1-1 draw with Ecuador on Thursday, while France let slip a two-goal lead as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Paraguay. 21-Jun-2001

Argentina through with 7-1 drubbing of Egypt
Argentina striker Javier Saviola scored a first-half hat-trick as the hosts overcame an early setback to rout Egypt 7-1 in the FIFA World Youth Championship Argentina 2001 on Wednesday. 20-Jun-2001

Ghana and France impress as Costa Rica trip the Netherlands

Argentina win as expected, China spring surprise on USA
The FIFA World Youth Championship Argentina 2001 kicked off on 17 June with an emotional opening ceremony at the Vélez Sarsfield Stadium in Buenos Aires and a 2-0 victory for hosts Argentina over Finland. Maximiliano Rodríguez, in the first half, and Andrés D'Alessandro, in the second half, scored the goals for Argentina, whose next game will be on Wednesday, 20 June, against Egypt, who drew 0-0 against Jamaica. 18-Jun-2001

FIFA World Youth Championship: Official players' lists - Final version
In accordance with Art. 28 of the Regulations the 24 national associations have presented to FIFA their initial list of players. Each national association that qualifies for the final competition may enter 18 players numbered from 1 to 18. 08-Jun-2001

Young Socceroos victorious at East Asia Games
The Young Socceroos have made an excellent start to their East Asia Games campaign, with a 1-0 victory over home team Japan, in Osaka this afternoon. 21-May-2001

Angola come out on top
For the March 2001 tournament, the venue was Addis Ababa where the stadium was spruced up for the 12th CAF championship for the U-20s. This was the first international competition to be staged in Ethiopia since 1976 when the 10th African Nations Cup was held there. 16-May-2001

USA, Costa Rica begin preparations for World Youth Championship with draw
The Under-20 national teams of USA and Costa Rica began their buildups to the FIFA World Youth Championship with a 1:1 draw on 12 May in Chula Vista, California. 16-May-2001

USA Under-20s To Compete In Toulon Festival In France
Less than one month before the United States Men's Under- 20 National Team travels to Argentina for the FIFA World Youth Championship, the U.S. will travel to the French Riviera to compete in the 29th Festival International Espoirs of Toulon from May 24 - June 2. 01-May-2001

Brazil draw it tougher than Argentina
South American youth champions Brazil find themselves in a tough group when the first round of the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship kicks off in Argentina on 17 June. 26-Apr-2001

CONCACAF representatives to FIFA World Youth Championship decided
The USA and Costa Rica rounded out the CONCACAF’s four representatives to the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship in convincing fashion in the Group B qualifying tournament in Tunapuna, Trinidad. 18-Apr-2001

Under-20 Team Prepares for World Youth Championship
Canada’s Men’s Under-20 Team will embark on a two-week camp in Duisburg, Germany on Easter Monday. The camp, which will run from April 16-28 is to prepare the Under-20 team for the FIFA World Youth Championships in Argentina June 17 to July 8, 2001. 17-Apr-2001

Ethiopia, Egypt, Angola and Ghana qualify for Argentina 2001
After a long absence, Ethiopia staged an impressive return to top international football as they will be representing Africa in the next FIFA World Youth Championship in June/July in Argentina. 27-Mar-2001

African U-20 championship kick off in Ethiopia
Cameroon and Egypt lodged the first victories in the African Youth Championship, which started Sunday in Addis Ababa. Cameroon defeated hosts Ethiopia 1-0, while Egypt won with the same score against South Africa . 19-Mar-2001

Cyclone fails to dampen spirits
A change in weather has added unexpected twists and turns to an already heated competition with Australia and Vanuatu tied for the lead atop Group 2. 21-Feb-2001

New Zealand advance to regional play-offs
The second group in the Oceania U-20 tournament got underway in warm sunny conditions at the Tereora National Stadium in Rarotonga tonight. 16-Feb-2001

New Zealand edge closer to play offs
The New Zealand Under 20 team is one win away from winning Group 1 of the Oceania Under 20 tournament. In a hard fought match against Solomon Islands the New Zealand were too strong defensively and on attack. 12-Feb-2001

Oceania U-20 qualifying tournament to kick off
Thursday 8th February saw the start of the first group of qualifying tournaments in Noumea. 12-Feb-2001

CONCACAF U-20 qualifying competitions just around the corner
The stage is set for the confederation’s two final qualifying tournaments at the Under-20 level, which will determine the regions four representatives to the FIFA World Youth Championships in Argentina this summer. 09-Feb-2001

Brazil on top - Paraguay, Chile and Ecuador qualify for WYC
Yesterday Sunday, 4 February, Brazil won for the eight time the South American Youth Championship. The team coached by Carlos César were already sure of their triumph prior to their last match against hosts Ecuador as Argentina and Paraguay had drawn 1-1. The Brazilians went on to defeat Ecuador 3-0 with a superb display in their final match. 05-Feb-2001

Canada takes first steps towards 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship
The Canadian Soccer Association announced on 13 January it has requested the hosting guidelines from FIFA for the 2003 World Youth Championship (Under-20) in the hopes of staging the event in North America for the first time. 15-Jan-2000

Spain prove their value as World Youth supremos
As the only unbeaten team, Spain won the 1999 World Youth Championship in Nigeria. In the final in Lagos, they gave Japan no chance and took a FIFA title for the first time in their history. 21-May-1999

The Great World Youth Championship Adventure
The date is the twenty-seventh of June 1977, the place is the El Menzah stadium in Tunis, and Turkish referee Orhan Cebe is leading out the French and Spanish teams for the presentation line-up. He is probably totally unaware that he is about become part of history. 04-Apr-1999

Saviola wins both adidas awards
Argentina's new young star, Javier Saviola, won both golden adidas trophies at the FIFA World Youth Championship, topping the vote for the best player and also clearly finishing as leading goalscorer. 08-Jul-2001

Argentina win FIFA Fair Play Award
Argentina not only won the new silver trophy as the 2001 World Youth Champions but were also awarded the FIFA Fair Play Prize for their conduct throughout the three-week tournament. 08-Jul-2001

Mejuto Gonzalez of Spain to referee Final of the FIFA World Youth Championship
FIFA has nominated the Spanish referee, Manuel Enrique Mejuto Gonzalez for the Final of the World Youth Championships Argentina 2001. 05-Jul-2001

Media conference with FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter - 3 July 2001 in Buenos Aires
The President of FIFA, Joseph S. Blatter, will hold a press conference Tuesday, 3 July 2001, at the Auditorium Sheraton Hotel, Buenos Aires. The press conference begins at 17:00 and is open to all media. 02-Jul-2001

Assignment of match officials for quarter finals
At its meeting of June 29, the FIFA Referee's Committee appointed the referees and assistant referees for the quarter final matches of the FIFA World Youth Championship. 29-Jun-2001

Appointment of match officials for remaining first round matches
At its meeting of June 22, the FIFA Referee's Committee appointed the referees and assistant referees for the remaining first round matches. 23-Jun-2001

Qualifying criteria to determine the standings after the first stage
Two teams coming first and second in each group and the four best teams among those coming third qualify for the second stage. Pairings in the round of sixteen will depend upon which teams qualify from third place in the first stage groups. 22-Jun-2001

Reports regarding missing Iraqi birth dates unfounded
FIFA has taken note of various press and TV reports claiming that the Iraqi delegation had failed to provide birth dates for their entire under-20 team and that this had been accepted by FIFA. 20-Jun-2001

Baojie Sun of China to referee opening match
Baojie Sun of China will officiate the opening match of the FIFA World Youth Championship Argentina 2001 between Argentina and Finland in Velez Sarsfield's José Amalfitani Stadium in Buenos Aires on Sunday, 18 June 2001. 15-Jun-2001

Media from over 40 countries
Media representatives from over 40 countries will be in Argentina to cover the matches of the FIFA World Youth Championship. 15-Jun-2001

FIFA's Technical Study Group to evaluate tournament
FIFA has appointed a 7-man group to compile a technical analysis of the teams and matches in the 2001 World Youth Championship 15-Jun-2001

FIFA Fair Play Prize
FIFA will again honour the teams that show the greatest level of sportsmanship on and off the field of play during the World Youth Championship. 15-Jun-2001

Adidas awards for outstanding players
The outstanding individual players of the FIFA World Youth Championship will receive the customary awards from adidas. 15-Jun-2001

FIFA Media Conference on Friday, 15 June 2001 in Buenos Aires
FIFA invites the media to attend a press conference before the kick-off to the FIFA World Youth Championship Argentina 2001. 15-Jun-2001

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