FIFA U-17 World Championship - Peru 2005


Reserve Team
i heard that some of the players on teams from africa were not really under 17, has anyone else heard about this...

Paulo Da Silva

Starting XI
you see it is wuite obvious that these african teams players are older than what they actuallysay they are.

For instance Porto had a player in their juniour team last season.he was the younger bro of Amunike(nigerian international--retired) He was supposeldy 18 but ppl thought that was bull****, he had a full grown beard. After investigation the Nigerian Fa lied and he was actually 22. That got him kicked out of the team/

why do u think these african players tend to reach their peak earlier than others, cuz when they are 25 they are actually in their peak years aka 28-30 years old. That's why they also tend to fade away earlier than others. Again this isn't as evident now, but it did happen and still does


Banned for Life [He likes P. Diddy]
The Gambians looked in their 20s.

Clemens Westerhof, former coach of Nigeria, said that most of the players on the U-20 squad were older than they claimed. He also said John Owoeri is at least 2 years older than he claims to be.


Senior Squad
USA 3 - Italy 1

LMAO what a funny game. Lot of fighting, cards, and a coach sent off :nape:

I like that Arvizu kid and Nakazawa seems like a real deadball specialist.


Fan Favourite
Hell, even Cisse looks way older than his age. I would give that guy after a first look, something like 25 years of age. Yet he's 21 or 22. But he's a Liverpool player so shhhhhh. :chew:


Starting XI
Brasil FINALLY played well!
They beat Holland 2-1!

Now we MUST beat Qatar!

I cant believe the US is TEAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRing it up! But those ARE some big strong kids out there


The Brazil-Netherlands match looked good, I'd like to see some of those players sticking to big european clubs in the following years.

Ruben Sosa

El Jovato
Ghana hasn't won. Korea trashed Ivory Coast. Brazil and Italy lost to Gambia and the US. Uruguay's eliminated.

What an odd tournament.

Ok, scratch the last one. :nape:

big al

Senior Squad
mexico is looking good up til now; i think they are real prodpects to be champions; not just cause of there wins; but because of their convincing playmaking; USa is looking good too; brazil is looking bad up til now; but dont count them out cause they always accelarate at quarterfinals
Ruben Sosa said:
Ghana hasn't won. Korea trashed Ivory Coast. Brazil and Italy lost to Gambia and the US. Uruguay's eliminated.
USA beating Italy at the U-17 level is not much of an upset. In fact, a lot of people considered the US team the favorites in the group. Looks like they were right.

I was disappointed by USA's opening match but I'm much more confident after the Italy win. We played some seriously good soccer and the Italians never had a chance. We could definitely do without the goalkeeping gaffes though, two games in a row now.