1997 FIFA World Youth Championship

1997 FIFA World Youth Championship
Piala Dunia B-20 FIFA 1997
Piala Dunia Belia FIFA 1997
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Tournament details
Host countryMalaysia
Dates16 June – 5 July
Teams24 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)6 (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Argentina (3rd title)
Runners-up Uruguay
Third place Republic of Ireland
Fourth place Ghana
Tournament statistics
Matches played52
Goals scored165 (3.17 per match)
Attendance655,827 (12,612 per match)
Top scorer(s)Brazil Adaílton (10 goals)
Best player(s)Uruguay Nicolás Olivera
Fair play award Argentina

The 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship, known as the 1997 FIFA/Coca-Cola World Youth Championship for sponsorship purposes, was the 11th staging of the FIFA World Youth Championship. It was held from 16 June to 5 July 1997 in Malaysia. It was the first FIFA tournament hosted by a Southeast Asian country.