Media Release

Federation Internationale de Football Association

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FIFA Fair Play Competition: status at the end of the group stage

Following the end of the group stage of the FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship Thailand 2004, team USA leads the FIFA Fair Play competition table, with Canada and Germany not far off the mark. As only the teams that advance into the knockout stage are eligible to participate, the teams from Italy, Korea Republic, Spain and Thailand have been excluded from the contest.

TEAM

Ø

M1

M2

M3

TOTAL

MP

USA

790

800

857

714

2371

3

Canada

762

771

771

743

2285

3

Germany

752

771

743

743

2257

3

Australia

733

686

771

743

2200

3

Russia

724

686

829

657

2172

3

Nigeria

676

714

571

743

2028

3

China PR

657

629

657

686

1972

3

Brazil

638

714

514

686

1914

3

FIFA Fair Play Competition

FIFA will award a trophy, medals, diploma and a USD 10,000 voucher for adidas equipment to be used exclusively for youth team development to the winner of the Fair Play Contest at the FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship Thailand 2004.

As a part of FIFA’s campaign to promote fair play, the world governing body for football holds a Fair Play Contest during each of its championships with the objective of fostering positive play, mutual respect, good sportsmanship and a sporting spirit among players, team officials and spectators – both on and off the pitch. 

Each team receives a Fair Play assessment score after each match based on an appraisal of the teams’ conduct, positive play, respect towards the opposing team and match officials, behaviour of the team officials, etc. with a deduction resulting from any yellow or red cards received during the match.

FIFA Communications Division

Bangkok, 19 November 2004 Media Release N°15