U-20 World Cup XII

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U-20 World Cup XII
Tournament details
Host Kenya
Kenya
Season(s) Seasons 37-38
24 Oct. 2009 - 17 May 2009
Teams 124
Final positions
Champions  Italia
Runner-up  France
Semi-finalists  Belgium
 Norge 
Tournament statistics
Matches played 927 
U20 XI U20 XIII

The Thirteenth U-20 World Cup tournament took place from 20 March to 17 May 2009 and was held in Kenya.

Group Stage

Round I (Qualification)

This round started on 24/10/2009 at 20:00.

Group #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8
Group 1 Romania Mexico Oceania Bolivia Dominican Republic Bahrain Singapore -
Group 2 Greece Spain Cape Verde Canada USA Kyrgyzstan Faroe Islands -
Group 3 Italy Norway Austria India Jamaica Nigeria Bangladesh -
Group 4 Germany Latvia Thailand Jordan South Korea Taiwan Republic of Ireland -
Group 5 Sweden Benin Moldova Bosnia & Herzegovina Philippines Albania Panama Croatia
Group 6 Belgium Lithuania Chile Azerbaijan Ecuador Brunei Costa Rica Qatar
Group 7 Switzerland Slovakia Slovenia Cyprus Colombia Saudi Arabia Maldives Nicaragua
Group 8 Tunisia Indonesia Hong Kong Luxembourg Iraq Argentina Oman Uganda
Group 9 Denmark Ukraine Montenegro Andorra Mozambique Guatemala Senegal Algeria
Group 10 France Scotland Iran Ivory Coast Liechtenstein Kuwait Hungary El Salvador
Group 11 Estonia Serbia Lebanon Peru Uruguay Georgia Yemen Suriname
Group 12 North Macedonia Finland Czech Republic Turkey Pakistan Barbados Mongolia Morocco
Group 13 Brazil Russia Egypt Armenia United Arab Emirates Kazakhstan Tanzania Ghana
Group 14 Poland South Africa Northern Ireland Malaysia Iceland Venezuela Kenya Honduras
Group 15 Netherlands Bulgaria England Wales Vietnam Paraguay Japan Trinidad & Tobago
Group 16 Belarus Portugal China Israel Angola Kampuchea Syria Malta

Round II

This round started on 20/03/2009 at 20:00 and was played in Kenya.

Group 1
Team Pts GD
 Schweiz 7 +8
 Deutschland 5 +1
 Srbija 4 ±0
 Latvija 0 -9
Group 2
Team Pts GD
 Belgium 9 +6
 Norge 6 +2
 Hellas 3 -3
 Indonesia 0 -5
Group 3
Team Pts GD
 España 9 +4
 Eesti 4 ±0
 România 3 ±0
 Scotland 1 -4
Group 4
Team Pts GD
 México 6 +4
 Nederland 6 +3
 Tounes 3 -3
 Lietuva 3 -4
Group 5
Team Pts GD
 France 7 +3
 Ukraina 6 +3
 Danmark 4 +2
 Slovensko 0 -8
Group 6
Team Pts GD
 Portugal 9 +5
 Polska 6 +8
 Severna Makedonija 3 -2
 Bénin 0 -11
Group 7
Team Pts GD
 Sverige 7 +7
 Suomi 4 ±0
 South Africa 3 +1
 Belarus 3 -8
Group 8
Team Pts GD
 Italia 9 +13
 Rossiya 6 -1
 Bulgaria 3 -2
 Brasil 0 -10


Round III

This round started on 24/04/2009 at 20:00 and was played in Kenya.

Group 1
Team Pts GD
 Italia 7 +4
 Eesti 5 +3
 México 4 -2
 Polska 0 -5
Group 2
Team Pts GD
 Belgium 9 +9
 France 6 +3
 Suomi 3 -4
 Ukraina 0 -8
Group 3
Team Pts GD
 Deutschland 7 +3
 Portugal 5 +4
 Nederland 4 +3
 Sverige 0 -10
Group 4
Team Pts GD
 Norge 7 +3
 Schweiz 7 +2
 España 3 +1
 Rossiya 0 -6


Round IV

This round started on 04/05/2009 at 20:00 and was played in Kenya.

Group 1
Team Pts GD
 Belgium 7 +4
 Norge 5 +2
 Schweiz 3 -2
 Eesti 1 -4
Group 2
Team Pts GD
 Italia 7 +2
 France 4 +1
 Deutschland 4 0
 Portugal 1 -3


Knockout Stage

Semi-finals   Final
           
Nyeri Stadium      
  Norge  2
Moi International Sports Complex
  Italia (a.e.t.)  3  
  Italia  5
Moi International Sports Complex
      France  0
  Belgium  0
 
  France  2  


Semi-Finals

This round started on 15/05/2009 at 20:00 and was played in Kenya.

ID Match Result
(222312832)  Norge 2 - 3  Italia
(222312831)  Belgium 0 - 2  France


Final

This round started on 17/05/2009 at 20:00 and was played in Kenya.

ID Match Result
(222864115)  Italia 5 - 0  France


Tactics and Ratings

U-20 Italia: 3-4-3
Normal
Midfield: outstanding (very low)
Right Defence: excellent (very high)
Central Defence: brilliant (very high)
Left Defence: magnificent (very low))
Right Attack: brilliant (very high)
Central Attack: magnificent (high)
Left Attack: inadequate (high)

Indirect Set Pieces:
Attack: solid (very low)
Defence: solid (very low)
U-20 France: 4-5-1
Pressing
Midfield: excellent (low)
Right Defence: world class (low)
Central Defence: extra-terrestrial (low)
Left Defence: magnificent (very low)
Right Attack: wretched (high)
Central Attack: poor (low)
Left Attack: wretched (high)

Indirect Set Pieces:
Attack: solid (high)
Defence: inadequate (very high)

HT Announcements

Hattrick announces
Kenya hosts U20 World Cup 21/10/2008
The qualification games for the twelfth Hattrick U20 World Cup starts on Friday. This time, the tournament will return to Africa: the finals will take place in Kenya between March 20 and May 17, 2009. As usual, the HFA will provide all managers with free VIP tickets to the tournament - you won't even need to book ahead, it is already taken care of. Enjoy!
Hattrick announces
The first World Cup victory for Italia 17/05/2009
Italia won the U20 World Cup XII and for the first time in Hattrick history Italia are now world champions. Italia didn't give a defensive France much of a chance in tonight's final, and 5-0 was a fair result.

Congratulations Italia, and especially coach Mokiforever!


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