The World Cup for Under-17 national teams. Held in Trinidad & Tobago from Sept. 13-30, 2001. In the first round, 16 teams were separated into four groups of four for round robin play. The top two finishers from each group advanced to the quarterfinals.
|Sept. 23||France 2, Brazil 1|
|Sept. 23||Nigeria 4, Australia 1|
|Sept. 24||Argentina 2, Mali 1 (OT)|
|Sept. 24||Burkina Faso 2, Costa Rica 0|
|Sept 27||France 2, Argentina 1|
|Sept. 27||Nigeria 1, Burkina Faso 0|
Third Place Match
|Sept. 30||Port of Spain||Burkina Faso 2, Argentina 0|
|Sept. 30||Port of Spain||France 3, Nigeria 0|
Scoring: SPA–Florent Sinama Pongolle (34th minute), Anthony Le Tallec (53rd), Samuel Pietre (81st).
Referee: Lucillo Cardoso Cortez Batista, Portugal