Qatar in the lead for the official FIFA Fair Play Award
After the group stage of the FIFA U-17 World Championship New Zealand 1999, the team from Qatar has taken the lead in the ranking for the official FIFA Fair Play Award.
The team from the gulf leads the standing, followed by Spain and Mexico. The complete standing is listed below.
The FIFA Fair Play Award will be presented to the team which has the best good sportsmanship record during the 32 matches of the FIFA U-17 World Championship.
Points will be given for the behaviour of the players on the field of play, as well as for the general attitude of the entire team delegation off the field. Particular attention will be paid to the attitude of the players and officials to opponents, referees, officials and spectators.
The team with the best points total at the end of the tournament will receive the FIFA Fair Play trophy, a diploma and a voucher valued at USD 10,000, which may be exchanged for adidas equipment to be used exclusively for youth team development in their country.
At the last FIFA U-17 World Championship 1997 in Egypt, the Fair Play Trophy was awarded to the team of Argentina.
The standing of the FIFA Fair Play award after 24 matches:
- Burkina Faso
- United States
- New Zealand