Teams

  • Swiss the cream of Group B

    Swiss the cream of Group B

    Switzerland made a stunning competition debut to top Group B ahead of Mexico, while three-time champions Brazil went out along with Japan.

  • Japanese say Sayonara

    Japanese say Sayonara

    Despite winning respect and admiration from both fans and opponents, Japan depart Nigeria without a point rueing missed opportunities.

    First stage - Group B
    24 October BRA3:2 (1:1)JPN
    27 October SUI4:3 (1:2)JPN
    30 October JPN0:2 (0:0)MEX

    Standings

    TeamMPGFGAPts
    SUI3739
    MEX3326
    BRA3343
    JPN3590
    • Ken Matsubara of Japan battles with Victor Manon of Mexico
    • Head Coach of Mexico Jose Luis Gonzalez shouts instructions
    • The players from Japan and Mexico line up
    • Dejection for the players of Japan as they go out of the competition in Nigeria
    • Dejection for Tatsuya Uchida of Japan as Japan go out of the competition in Nigeria
    • Dejection for Koji Takano of Japan as Japan go out of the competition in Nigeria
    • The Mexican players leave the dressing room
    • The Japanese team line up for a group photograph during the FIFA U17 World Cup Nigeria 2009
    • Carlos Campos of Mexico celebrates his goal with Luis Telles and Victor Manon

    Statistics

    MPGFGASSOGPENOFFFKCKFCFSY2YCR
    3595722074114444300

    Tournaments
    FIFA U-17 World Cup All editions