1987 FIFA World Youth Championship

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1987 FIFA World Youth Championship
Copa Mundial Juvenil de la FIFA
Chile 1987
Tournament details
Host countryChile
Dates10–25 October
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsFlag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia (1st title)
Runners-upFlag of Germany.svg  West Germany
Third placeFlag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
Fourth placeFlag of Chile.svg  Chile
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored86 (2.69 per match)
Attendance712,000 (22,250 per match)
Top scorer(s) Flag of Germany.svg Marcel Witeczek (7 goals)
Best player(s) Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Robert Prosinečki
Fair play awardFlag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
1985
1989

The 1987 FIFA World Youth Championship took place in Chile from 10 to 25 October 1987. The 1987 championship was the 6th contested and won for the first time by Yugoslavia. Remarkably, in the course of the tournament the Yugoslavs defeated each of the three other semi-finalists, and eliminated the defending champions Brazil. The tournament took place in four venues: Antofagasta, Valparaíso, Concepción and Santiago.

Contents

Qualification

ConfederationQualifying TournamentQualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) 1986 AFC Youth Championship Flag of Bahrain (1972-2002).svg  Bahrain 1
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia
CAF (Africa) 1987 African Youth Championship Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
Flag of Togo.svg  Togo 1
CONCACAF
(North, Central America & Caribbean)
1986 CONCACAF U-20 Tournament Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
CONMEBOL (South America) Host nationFlag of Chile.svg  Chile 1
1987 South American Youth Championship Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Brazil
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia
OFC (Oceania) 1986 OFC U-20 Championship Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
UEFA (Europe) 1986 UEFA European Under-18 Football Championship Flag of Bulgaria (1971 - 1990).svg  Bulgaria
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 1
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Flag of Scotland (traditional).svg  Scotland
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia
1. ^ Teams that made their debut.

Squads

For a list of all squads that played in the final tournament, see 1987 FIFA World Youth Championship squads

Group stages

The 16 teams were split into four groups of four teams. Four group winners, and four second-place finishers qualify for the knockout round.

Group A

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsGroup stage result
1Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 3300123+96Advance to knockout stage
2Flag of Chile.svg  Chile (H)320174+34
3Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 31022642
4Flag of Togo.svg  Togo 30031980
Source: [ citation needed ]
(H) Host.
Chile  Flag of Chile.svg2–4Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia
Tudor 17'
Pino 67'
(Report) Boban 14'
Štimac 19'
Šuker 61', 63'

Togo  Flag of Togo.svg0–2Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
(Report) Edwards 7'
Reynolds 13'

Chile  Flag of Chile.svg3–0Flag of Togo.svg  Togo
Pino 8' (pen.)
Tudor 32', 75'
(Report)
Estadio Nacional, Santiago
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Vincent Mauro (United States)

Yugoslavia  Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg4–0Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Brnović 7'
Šuker 22', 71'
Boban 67'
(Report)
Estadio Nacional, Santiago
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Mohamed Hansal (Algeria)

Chile  Flag of Chile.svg2–0Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Pino 22', 52' (Report)

Yugoslavia  Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg4–1Flag of Togo.svg  Togo
Mijatović 20', 33'
Zirojević 53'
Šuker 84' (pen.)
(Report) Ali 75'
Estadio Nacional, Santiago
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Rune Larsson (Sweden)

Group B

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsGroup stage result
1Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 321052+35Advance to knockout stage
2Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Brazil 320151+44
3Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 30214512
4Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 30122861
Source: [ citation needed ]
Brazil  Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg4–0Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
Alcindo 20'
André Cruz 29'
William 35', 62' (pen.)
(Report)
Estadio Municipal, Concepción
Attendance: 27,000
Referee: Allan Gunn (England)

Italy  Flag of Italy.svg2–2Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Impallomeni 50' (pen.)
Melli 82'
(Report) Grimes 9'
Mobilio 44'

Brazil  Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg0–1Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
(Report) Rizzolo 60'

Nigeria  Flag of Nigeria.svg2–2Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Effa 5'
Adekola 44'
(Report) Jansen 6'
Domezetis 88'

Brazil  Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg1–0Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
André Cruz 82' (Report)

Nigeria  Flag of Nigeria.svg0–2Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
(Report) Carrara 23'
Melli 24'

Group C

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsGroup stage result
1Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 320163+34Advance to knockout stage
2Flag of Scotland (traditional).svg  Scotland 312054+14
3Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 31114513
4Flag of Bahrain (1972-2002).svg  Bahrain 30121431
Source: [ citation needed ]
East Germany  Flag of East Germany.svg1–2Flag of Scotland (traditional).svg  Scotland
Prasse 32’ (Report) McLeod 30’ (pen.)
Butler 36’
Estadio Playa Ancha, Valparaíso
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Arnaldo Coelho (Brazil)

Colombia  Flag of Colombia.svg1–0Flag of Bahrain (1972-2002).svg  Bahrain
Tréllez 10’ (Report)

East Germany  Flag of East Germany.svg3–1Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia
Sammer 9’, 30’, 70’ (Report) Tréllez 90’ (pen.)
Estadio Playa Ancha, Valparaíso
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Rune Larsson (Sweden)

Scotland  Flag of Scotland (traditional).svg1–1Flag of Bahrain (1972-2002).svg  Bahrain
Nisbet 76’ (Report) Al Kharraz 24’
Estadio Playa Ancha, Valparaíso
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Badou Jasseh (Gambia)

East Germany  Flag of East Germany.svg2–0Flag of Bahrain (1972-2002).svg  Bahrain
Liebers 78’
Wosz 83’
(Report)

Scotland  Flag of Scotland (traditional).svg2–2Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia
Wright 61’
McLeod 74’ (pen.)
(Report) Guerrero 48’, 58’

Group D

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsGroup stage result
1Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany 330081+76Advance to knockout stage
2Flag of Bulgaria (1971 - 1990).svg  Bulgaria 32013304
3Flag of the United States.svg  United States 31022312
4Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 30030660
Source: [ citation needed ]
United States  Flag of the United States.svg0–1Flag of Bulgaria (1971 - 1990).svg  Bulgaria
(Report) Trendafilov 26’
Estadio Regional, Antofagasta
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Jean-Fidele Diramba (Gabon)

Saudi Arabia  Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg0–3Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
(Report) Epp 6’
Strehmel 27’
Witeczek 31’
Estadio Regional, Antofagasta
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Carlo Longhi (Italy)

United States  Flag of the United States.svg1–0Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia
Unger 73’ (Report)

Bulgaria  Flag of Bulgaria (1971 - 1990).svg0–3Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
(Report) Witeczek 50’ (pen.), 53’
Reinhardt 59’

United States  Flag of the United States.svg1–2Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
Constantino 44’ (Report) Witeczek 36’
Möller 73’
Estadio Regional, Antofagasta
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Toshikazu Sano (Japan)

Bulgaria  Flag of Bulgaria (1971 - 1990).svg2–0Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia
Slavchev 31’
Kalaydzhiev 37’
(Report)

Knockout stages

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
October 21 - Santiago
 
 
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 2
 
October 23 - Santiago
 
Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Brazil 1
 
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 2
 
October 21 - Valparaíso
 
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 1
 
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 2
 
October 25 - Santiago
 
Flag of Bulgaria (1971 - 1990).svg  Bulgaria 0
 
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia (p)1 (5)
 
October 21 - Concepción
 
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany 1 (4)
 
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 0
 
October 23 - Concepción
 
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 1
 
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 0
 
October 21 - Antofagasta
 
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany 4Third place
 
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany (p)1 (4)
 
October 25 - Santiago
 
Flag of Scotland (traditional).svg  Scotland 1 (3)
 
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany (p)1 (3)
 
 
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 1 (1)
 

Quarter-finals

Italy  Flag of Italy.svg0–1Flag of Chile.svg  Chile
(Report) Pino 73' (pen.)
Estadio Municipal, Concepción
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Rune Larsson (Sweden)

East Germany  Flag of East Germany.svg2–0Flag of Bulgaria (1971 - 1990).svg  Bulgaria
Steinmann 70' (pen.)
Wosz 83'
(Report)
Estadio Playa Ancha, Valparaíso
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Allan Gunn (England)

West Germany  Flag of Germany.svg1–1 (a.e.t.)
(4–3 pen.)
Flag of Scotland (traditional).svg  Scotland
Reinhardt 8' (Report) Nisbet 45'

Yugoslavia  Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg2–1Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Brazil
Mijatović 52'
Prosinečki 89'
(Report) Alcindo 44'

Semifinals

Chile  Flag of Chile.svg0–4Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
(Report) Eichenauer 9'
Dammeier 15'
Witeczek 36', 69'
Estadio Municipal, Concepción
Attendance: 36,000
Referee: Claude Bouillet (France)

Yugoslavia  Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg2–1Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
Štimac 30'
Šuker 70'
(Report) Sammer 49'
Estadio Nacional, Santiago
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Richard Lorenc (Australia)

Third place play-off


Final

Result

 1987 FIFA World Youth Championship Winners 
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg
Yugoslavia
First title

Awards

Golden ShoeGolden BallFair Play Award
Flag of Germany.svg Marcel Witeczek Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Robert Prosinečki Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany

Goalscorers

Marcel Witeczek of West Germany won the Golden Shoe award for scoring seven goals. In total, 86 goals were scored by 51 different players, with none of them credited as own goal.

7 goals
6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Final ranking

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsFinal result
1Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 6510176+1111Champions
2Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany 6420143+1110Runners-up
3Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 6312106+47Third place
4Flag of Chile.svg  Chile (H)63129907Fourth place
5Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 421153+25Eliminated in
Quarter-finals
6Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 413065+15
7Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Brazil 420263+34
8Flag of Bulgaria (1971 - 1990).svg  Bulgaria 42023524
9Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 31114513Eliminated in
Group stage
10Flag of the United States.svg  United States 31022312
11Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 31022642
12Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 30214512
13Flag of Bahrain (1972-2002).svg  Bahrain 30121431
14Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 30122861
15Flag of Togo.svg  Togo 30031980
16Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 30030660
Source: rsssf.com
(H) Host.

Notes

  1. The FIFA states "Serbia and Montenegro" here, which is an anachronism. Reporting him like this means that this official report was made in the period 2003-2006.

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