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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
Champions Yugoslavia (1st title)
Runners-up West Germany
Third place East Germany
Fourth place Chile
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored86 (2.69 per match)
Attendance712,000 (22,250 per match)
Top scorer(s)West Germany Marcel Witeczek (7 goals)
Best player(s)Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Robert Prosinečki
Fair play award 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.

Qualification

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) 1986 AFC Youth Championship  Bahrain1
 Saudi Arabia
CAF (Africa) 1987 African Youth Championship  Nigeria
 Togo1
CONCACAF
(North, Central America & Caribbean)
1986 CONCACAF U-20 Tournament  Canada
 United States
CONMEBOL (South America) Host nation  Chile1
1987 South American Youth Championship  Brazil
 Colombia
OFC (Oceania) 1986 OFC U-20 Championship  Australia
UEFA (Europe) 1986 UEFA European Under-18 Football Championship  Bulgaria
 East Germany1
 Italy
 Scotland
 West Germany
 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

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1  Yugoslavia 3 3 0 0 12 3 +9 6 Advance to knockout stage
2  Chile (H) 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3 4
3  Australia 3 1 0 2 2 6 −4 2
4  Togo 3 0 0 3 1 9 −8 0
Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host
Chile 2–4 Yugoslavia
Tudor Goal 17'
Pino Goal 67'
(Report) Boban Goal 14'
Štimac Goal 19'
Šuker Goal 61'63'

Togo 0–2 Australia
(Report) Edwards Goal 7'
Reynolds Goal 13'
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Abdullah Al Nasir (Saudi Arabia)

Chile 3–0 Togo
Pino Goal 8' (pen.)
Tudor Goal 32'75'
(Report)
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Vincent Mauro (United States)

Yugoslavia 4–0 Australia
Brnović Goal 7'
Šuker Goal 22'71'
Boban Goal 67'
(Report)
Attendance: 20,000

Chile 2–0 Australia
Pino Goal 22'52' (Report)

Yugoslavia 4–1 Togo
Mijatović Goal 20'33'
Zirojević Goal 53'
Šuker Goal 84' (pen.)
(Report) Ali Goal 75'
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Rune Larsson (Sweden)

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1  Italy 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 5 Advance to knockout stage
2  Brazil 3 2 0 1 5 1 +4 4
3  Canada 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1 2
4  Nigeria 3 0 1 2 2 8 −6 1
Brazil 4–0 Nigeria
Alcindo Goal 20'
André Cruz Goal 29'
William Goal 35'62' (pen.)
(Report)
Attendance: 27,000
Referee: Allan Gunn (England)

Italy 2–2 Canada
Impallomeni Goal 50' (pen.)
Melli Goal 82'
(Report) Grimes Goal 9'
Mobilio Goal 44'

Brazil 0–1 Italy
(Report) Rizzolo Goal 60'
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Rodolfo Martínez Mejía (Honduras)

Nigeria 2–2 Canada
Effa Goal 5'
Adekola Goal 44'
(Report) Jansen Goal 6'
Domezetis Goal 88'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Soetoyo Hartasardjono (Indonesia)

Brazil 1–0 Canada
André Cruz Goal 82' (Report)
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Octavio Sierra Mesa (Colombia)

Nigeria 0–2 Italy
(Report) Carrara Goal 23'
Melli Goal 24'
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Guenther Abermann (East Germany)

Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1  East Germany 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 4 Advance to knockout stage
2  Scotland 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1 4
3  Colombia 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 3
4  Bahrain 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 1
East Germany 1–2 Scotland
Prasse Goal 32' (Report) McLeod Goal 30' (pen.)
Butler Goal 36'

Colombia 1–0 Bahrain
Tréllez Goal 10' (Report)
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: John B. Meachin (Canada)

East Germany 3–1 Colombia
Sammer Goal 9'30'70' (Report) Tréllez Goal 90' (pen.)
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Rune Larsson (Sweden)

Scotland 1–1 Bahrain
Nisbet Goal 76' (Report) Al Kharraz Goal 24'
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Badou Jasseh (Gambia)

East Germany 2–0 Bahrain
Liebers Goal 78'
Wosz Goal 83'
(Report)

Scotland 2–2 Colombia
Wright Goal 61'
McLeod Goal 74' (pen.)
(Report) Guerrero Goal 48'58'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Claude Bouillet (France)

Group D

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1  West Germany 3 3 0 0 8 1 +7 6 Advance to knockout stage
2  Bulgaria 3 2 0 1 3 3 0 4
3  United States 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1 2
4  Saudi Arabia 3 0 0 3 0 6 −6 0
United States 0–1 Bulgaria
(Report) Trendafilov Goal 26'

Saudi Arabia 0–3 West Germany
(Report) Epp Goal 6'
Strehmel Goal 27'
Witeczek Goal 31'
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Carlo Longhi (Italy)

United States 1–0 Saudi Arabia
Unger Goal 73' (Report)
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Stjepan Glavina (Yugoslavia) [1]

Bulgaria 0–3 West Germany
(Report) Witeczek Goal 50' (pen.)53'
Reinhardt Goal 59'
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Enrique Marín Gallo (Chile)

United States 1–2 West Germany
Constantino Goal 44' (Report) Witeczek Goal 36'
Möller Goal 73'
Attendance: 3,500

Bulgaria 2–0 Saudi Arabia
Slavchev Goal 31'
Kalaydzhiev Goal 37'
(Report)
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Yi-Fa Chow (Chinese Taipei)

Knockout stages

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
October 21 - Santiago
 
 
 Yugoslavia 2
 
October 23 - Santiago
 
 Brazil1
 
 Yugoslavia2
 
October 21 - Valparaíso
 
 East Germany1
 
 East Germany 2
 
October 25 - Santiago
 
 Bulgaria0
 
 Yugoslavia (p)1 (5)
 
October 21 - Concepción
 
 West Germany1 (4)
 
 Italy0
 
October 23 - Concepción
 
 Chile1
 
 Chile0
 
October 21 - Antofagasta
 
 West Germany4 Third place
 
 West Germany (p)1 (4)
 
October 25 - Santiago
 
 Scotland1 (3)
 
 East Germany (p)1 (3)
 
 
 Chile 1 (1)
 

Quarter-finals

Italy 0–1 Chile
(Report) Pino Goal 73' (pen.)
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Rune Larsson (Sweden)

East Germany 2–0 Bulgaria
Steinmann Goal 70' (pen.)
Wosz Goal 83'
(Report)

West Germany 1–1 (a.e.t.) Scotland
Reinhardt Goal 8' (Report) Nisbet Goal 45'
Penalties
4–3

Yugoslavia 2–1 Brazil
Mijatović Goal 52'
Prosinečki Goal 89'
(Report) Alcindo Goal 44'

Semifinals

Chile 0–4 West Germany
(Report) Eichenauer Goal 9'
Dammeier Goal 15'
Witeczek Goal 36'69'
Attendance: 36,000
Referee: Claude Bouillet (France)

Yugoslavia 2–1 East Germany
Štimac Goal 30'
Šuker Goal 70'
(Report) Sammer Goal 49'
Attendance: 35,000

Third place play-off

East Germany 1–1 (a.e.t.)
 Chile
Kracht Goal 73' (Report) González Goal 84'
Penalties
Neitzel Penalty scored
Zimmerling Penalty scored
Jähnig Penalty scored
3–1 Penalty scored Pino
Penalty missed Navarrete
Penalty missed Estay
Penalty missed González
Attendance: 65,000

Final

Result

 1987 FIFA World Youth Championship Winners 

Yugoslavia
First title

Awards

Golden Shoe Golden Ball Fair Play Award
West Germany Marcel Witeczek Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Robert Prosinečki  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

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1  Yugoslavia 6 5 1 0 17 6 +11 11 Champions
2  West Germany 6 4 2 0 14 3 +11 10 Runners-up
3  East Germany 6 3 1 2 10 6 +4 7 Third place
4  Chile (H) 6 3 1 2 9 9 0 7 Fourth place
5  Italy 4 2 1 1 5 3 +2 5 Eliminated in
Quarter-finals
6  Scotland 4 1 3 0 6 5 +1 5
7  Brazil 4 2 0 2 6 3 +3 4
8  Bulgaria 4 2 0 2 3 5 −2 4
9  Colombia 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 3 Eliminated in
Group stage
10  United States 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1 2
11  Australia 3 1 0 2 2 6 −4 2
12  Canada 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1 2
13  Bahrain 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 1
14  Nigeria 3 0 1 2 2 8 −6 1
15  Togo 3 0 0 3 1 9 −8 0
16  Saudi Arabia 3 0 0 3 0 6 −6 0
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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