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1977 FIFA World Youth Championship

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1977 FIFA World Youth Championship
بطولة العالم للشباب لكرة القدم 1977
Tournament details
Host countryTunisia
Dates27 June – 10 July
Teams16 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s)4 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Soviet Union (1st title)
Runners-up Mexico
Third place Brazil
Fourth place Uruguay
Tournament statistics
Matches played28
Goals scored70 (2.5 per match)
Top scorer(s)Brazil Guina (4 goals)
Best player(s)Soviet Union Vladimir Bessonov
Fair play award Brazil
1979

The 1977 FIFA World Youth Championship was the inaugural staging of the FIFA World Youth Championship, hosted by Tunisia from 27 June to 10 July 1977, in three venues — Tunis, Sousse and Sfax. The 28 matches played were the smallest number in tournament history. The USSR U20, defeated Mexico U20 in a penalty shootout, in the final held at Tunis's Stade El Menzah.

The Tournament Committee was chaired by FIFA Vice-President Harry Cavan, who had spearheaded the creation of the World Youth Championship.

Qualification

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) 1977 AFC Youth Championship  Iran
 Iraq
CAF (Africa) Host nation  Tunisia
1977 African Youth Qualifying for World Cup  Ivory Coast
 Morocco
CONCACAF
(North, Central America & Caribbean)
1976 CONCACAF U-20 Tournament  Honduras
 Mexico
CONMEBOL (South America) 1977 South American Youth Championship  Brazil
 Paraguay
 Uruguay
UEFA (Europe) 1976 UEFA European Under-18 Football Championship  Austria
 France
 Hungary
 Italy
 Soviet Union
 Spain

Squads

For a list of all squads that began play in the group stage of the tournament, see 1977 FIFA World Youth Championship squads

Venues

Tunis Tunis
Stade El Menzah Stade Chedly Zouiten
Stade Olympique d
Stade Chedly Zouiten.jpg
Capacity: 45,000 Capacity: 18,000
Sousse Sfax
Stade Olympique de Sousse Stade Ameur El-Gargouri
Stade olympique de Sousse.jpg
Stade taieb mehiri.JPG
Capacity: 10,000 Capacity: 4,000

Group stage

The group winners advanced directly to the semifinals.

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1  Mexico 3 1 2 0 8 2 +6 4 Advance to semi-finals
2  Spain 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 3
3  France 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 3
4  Tunisia (H) 3 1 0 2 1 7 −6 2
Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host
France 1–2 Spain
Bacconnier 75' (Report) [1] Escobar 29'
Casas 60'
Referee: Orhan Cebe (Turkey)

Mexico 6–0 Tunisia
Manzo 46, 47'
Placencia 48, 69, 72'
Garduno 56'
(Report)

Spain 1–1 Mexico
Escobar 46' (Report) Rodríguez 73'

Tunisia 0–1 France
(Report) Meyer 20'
Referee: Arturo Andrés Ithurralde (Argentina)

France 1–1 Mexico
Wiss 64' (Report) Moses 70'
Referee: Gianfranco Menegali (Italy)

Spain 0–1 Tunisia
(Report) Ben Fattoum 52'

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1  Uruguay 3 3 0 0 6 1 +5 6 Advance to semi-finals
2  Honduras 3 2 0 1 3 1 +2 4
3  Hungary 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 2
4  Morocco 3 0 0 3 0 6 −6 0
Morocco 0–1 Honduras
(Report) Norales 46'
Referee: Gerard Racine (Switzerland)

Uruguay 2–1 Hungary
Diogo 15'
Bica 25' (pen.)
(Report) Péter 17'
Referee: Gianfranco Menegali (Italy)

Honduras 0–1 Uruguay
(Report) Nadal 29'
Referee: Birame N'Diaye (Senegal)

Hungary 2–0 Morocco
Kerekes 26'
Nagy 56'
(Report)

Hungary 0–2 Honduras
(Report) Yearwood 7'
Duarte 30'
Referee: Sahar El Hawary (Egypt)

Uruguay 3–0 Morocco
Nadal 36'
Enrique 44'
Ramos 51'
(Report)

Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1  Brazil 3 2 1 0 8 2 +6 5 Advance to semi-finals
2  Iran 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 3
3  Italy 3 0 2 1 1 3 −2 2
4  Ivory Coast 3 0 2 1 2 5 −3 2
Italy 1–1 Ivory Coast
Capuzzo 11' (Report) Kouassi 77'
Referee: Emmanuel Platopoulos (Greece)

Brazil 5–1 Iran
Guina 22, 29, 39'
Paulo Roberto 37'
Júnior Brasília 52'
(Report) Rajabi 55'

Iran 0–0 Italy
(Report)
Referee: Lajos Somlai (Hungary)

Ivory Coast 1–1 Brazil
Ya Semon 46' (Report) Cléber 89'
Referee: Mohamed Kadri (Tunisia)

Iran 3–0 Ivory Coast
Asheri 31, 87'
Barzegar 80'
(Report)
Referee: Salem Mahmud Adal (Syria)

Brazil 2–0 Italy
Guina 11'
Paulinho 48'
(Report)[dead link]
Referee: Dusan Maksimovic (Yugoslavia)

Group D

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1  Soviet Union 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 5 Advance to semi-finals
2  Paraguay 3 2 0 1 6 2 +4 4
3  Iraq 3 1 0 2 6 8 −2 2
4  Austria 3 0 1 2 1 6 −5 1
Soviet Union 3–1 Iraq
Petrakov 19, 23'
Bal 39'
(Report) Luaibi 77'
Referee: Ángel Franco Martínez (Spain)

Austria 0–1 Paraguay
(Report) Morel 62'
Referee: Zoubir Benganif (Algeria)

Iraq 5–1 Austria
Munshid 30'
Hussain 34, 38, 90+3' [3]
Hammadi 90+4' [3]
(Report) Weiss 28'

Paraguay 1–2 Soviet Union
Battaglia 38' (Report) Khidiyatullin 29'
Bessonov 59'

Paraguay 4–0 Iraq
Salmaniego 26'
López 30, 68'
Giménez 67'
(Report)
Referee: Ángel Franco Martínez (Spain)

Austria 0–0 Soviet Union
(Report)
Referee: Mohamed Larache (Morocco)

Knockout stage

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
6 July – Tunis
 
 
 Mexico (pen.)1 (5)
 
10 July – Tunis
 
 Brazil1 (3)
 
 Mexico2 (8)
 
6 July – Tunis
 
 Soviet Union (pen.)2 (9)
 
 Uruguay0 (3)
 
 
 Soviet Union (pen.)0 (4)
 
Third place
 
 
9 July – Tunis
 
 
 Brazil4
 
 
 Uruguay0

Semi-finals

Mexico 1–1 (a.e.t.) Brazil
Rergis 53' (Report) Jorge Luís 59'
Penalties
5–3
Referee: Ángel Franco Martínez (Spain)

Uruguay 0–0 (a.e.t.) Soviet Union
(Report)
Penalties
3–4
Referee: Gianfranco Menegali (Italy)

Third place play-off

Brazil 4–0 Uruguay
Cléber 13'
Paulo Roberto 30'
Paulinho 53'
Tião 69'
(Report)

Final

Mexico 2–2 (a.e.t.) Soviet Union
Garduno 50'
Manzo 58'
(Report)[5] Bessonov 43', 54'
Penalties
8–9
Attendance: 22,000

Result

 FIFA World Youth Championship 1977 Winners 

Soviet Union
First title

Awards

Golden Shoe Golden Ball Fair Play Award
Brazil Guina Soviet Union Vladimir Bessonov  Brazil

Goalscorers

Guina of Brazil won the Golden Shoe award for scoring four goals. In total, 70 goals were scored by 49 different players, with none of them credited as own goal.

4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Final ranking

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1  Soviet Union 5 2 3 0 7 4 +3 7 Champions
2  Mexico 5 1 4 0 11 5 +6 6 Runners-up
3  Brazil 5 3 2 0 13 3 +10 8 Third place
4  Uruguay 5 3 1 1 6 5 +1 7 Fourth place
5  Paraguay 3 2 0 1 6 2 +4 4 Eliminated in
Group stage
6  Honduras 3 2 0 1 3 1 +2 4
7  Spain 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 3
7  France 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 3
9  Iran 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 3
10  Hungary 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 2
11  Iraq 3 1 0 2 6 8 −2 2
12  Italy 3 0 2 1 1 3 −2 2
13  Ivory Coast 3 0 2 1 2 5 −3 2
14  Tunisia (H) 3 1 0 2 1 7 −6 2
15  Austria 3 0 1 2 1 6 −5 1
16  Morocco 3 0 0 3 0 6 −6 0
Source: rsssf.com
(H) Host

Notes

  1. ^ The official FIFA match report indicates that the first half finished 1:0 for France, but this contradicts the data on the scoring.
  2. ^ The FIFA match report states "Russia" here, which is an anachronism.
  3. ^ a b The official FIFA report accounts no minute for this goal.
  4. ^ The FIFA match report anachronistically states Eritrea.
  5. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjaN93fo8VU This video in 43:21 gives a view of the scoreboard at the end of regulation, different of what appears at FIFA report of the match in its website. Also, playing time in this tournament were 2 periods of 40 minutes
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