At every FIFA competition, the FIFA Fair Play Award goes to the team with the best record of fair play according to a points system and criteria established by the FIFA Fair Play Committee. In Malaysia in 1997, at the last FIFA World Youth Championship, this honour went to the reigning champions Argentina.
The assessment is based on six criteria by which the teams' fair play performance shall be judged, stressing the positive rather than the negative aspects. As a general rule, maximum points shall only be awarded if the team concerned displays a positive attitude.
In addition to being presented with a symbolic honour in the form of a trophy, the winning team will receive a voucher valued at USD 10,000 , which may be exchanged for adidas equipment.