1983 FIFA World Youth Championship

The 1983 FIFA World Youth Championship, the fourth edition of the FIFA World Youth Championship, was held in Mexico from 2 June to 19 June 1983. The tournament took place in seven venues — Guadalajara, Irapuato, León, Mexico City, Monterrey, Puebla and Toluca — where a total of 32 matches were played. The winner was Brazil, who beat Argentina by 1–0, in a final held at Mexico City's Azteca Stadium.

1983 FIFA World Youth Championship
Copa Mundial Juvenil Mexico '83
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Tournament details
Host countryMexico
Dates2–19 June
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)7 (in 7 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Brazil (1st title)
Runners-up Argentina
Third place Poland
Fourth place South Korea
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored91 (2.84 per match)
Attendance1,155,160 (36,099 per match)
Top scorer(s)Brazil Geovani (6 goals)
Best player(s)Brazil Geovani
Fair play award South Korea
1981
1985

This edition still holds the record for average (36,099) attendances of the tournament's history. For many this edition was a kind of proof to Mexico to test the capacity to hold a FIFA competition after the designation from FIFA in May for holding the 1986 FIFA World Cup.

QualificationEdit

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) 1982 AFC Youth Championship   China PR1
  South Korea
CAF (Africa) 1983 African Youth Championship   Ivory Coast
  Nigeria1
CONCACAF
(North, Central America & Caribbean)
Host nation   Mexico
1982 CONCACAF U-20 Tournament   United States
CONMEBOL (South America) 1983 South American Youth Championship   Argentina
  Brazil
  Uruguay
OFC (Oceania) 1982 OFC U-20 Championship   Australia
UEFA (Europe) 1982 UEFA European Under-18 Football Championship   Austria
  Czechoslovakia1
  Netherlands1
  Poland
  Scotland1
  Soviet Union
1.^ Teams that made their debut.

SquadsEdit

For a list of all squads that played in the final tournament, see 1983 FIFA World Youth Championship squads.

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1   Scotland 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 4 Advance to knockout stage
2   South Korea 3 2 0 1 4 4 0 4
3   Australia 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 3
4   Mexico (H) 3 0 1 2 2 4 −2 1
Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host
Mexico  1–1  Australia
Bernal   16' (Report) Farina   73'
Attendance: 108,900
South Korea  0–2  Scotland
(Report) Dobbin   62', 78'

South Korea  2–1  Mexico
No In-woo   29'
Shin Yon-ho   89'
(Report) Reyna   10'
Attendance: 71,198
Scotland  1–2  Australia
McStay   61' (Report) Incantalupo   52'
Patikas   87'

Australia  1–2  South Korea
Brown   53' (Report) Kim Chong-kon   16'
Kim Jong-boo   34'
Mexico  0–1  Scotland
(Report) Clarke   45'

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1   Uruguay 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 5 Advance to knockout stage
2   Poland 3 2 0 1 10 5 +5 4
3   United States 3 1 0 2 3 5 −2 2
4   Ivory Coast 3 0 1 2 2 8 −6 1
Poland  7–2  Ivory Coast
Klemenz   4', 21', 51'
Gorgoń   22'
Wraga   48'
Myśliński   59'
Leśniak   85'
(Report) Didi   67'
Kassy   80'
Attendance: 14,130
Referee: Zhang Daqiao (China)
Uruguay  3–2  United States
Aguilera   2'
Sosa   57', 64'
(Report) Hooker   60'
Perez   67'

United States  1–0  Ivory Coast
Gelnovatch   79' (Report)
Attendance: 11,836
Referee: César Pagano (Peru)
Uruguay  3–1  Poland
Zalazar   52'
Aguilera   54', 66'
(Report) Klemenz   57'
Attendance: 23,117

Poland  2–0  United States
Leśniak   76'
Szczepański   85'
(Report)
Attendance: 16,103
Ivory Coast  0–0  Uruguay
(Report)

Group CEdit

 
Claudio García (left) with the ball in the Argentina v China match
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1   Argentina 3 3 0 0 10 0 +10 6 Advance to knockout stage
2   Czechoslovakia 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3 4
3   China PR 3 1 0 2 5 8 −3 2
4   Austria 3 0 0 3 0 10 −10 0
China PR  0–5  Argentina
(Report) Gabrich   16'
García   53'
Dertycia   70'
Zárate   81'
Acosta   89'
Attendance: 19,376
Czechoslovakia  4–0  Austria
Kula   9', 71'
Karoch   48'
Hirko   89'
(Report)

Czechoslovakia  3–2  China PR
Dostal   34', 89'
Kula   75'
(Report) Mai Chao   49'
Li Huayun   56'
Austria  0–3  Argentina
(Report) Gabrich   13', 28'
Zárate   20'
Attendance: 31,144

China PR  3–0  Austria
Liu Haiguang   48'
Guo Yijun   79'
Duan Ju   88'
(Report)
Argentina  2–0  Czechoslovakia
Vanemerak   15'
Gabrich   77'
(Report)
Attendance: 14,143

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1   Brazil 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 5 Advance to knockout stage
2   Netherlands 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1 4
3   Nigeria 3 1 1 1 1 3 −2 3
4   Soviet Union 3 0 0 3 3 6 −3 0
Netherlands  1–1  Brazil
Been   49' (Report) Geovani   77'
Attendance: 68,130
Referee: Rolf Ericson (Sweden)

Brazil  3–0  Nigeria
Gilmar Popoca   7'
Ra   32'
Geovani   43'
(Report)
Netherlands  3–2  Soviet Union
Duut   12'
Been   48'
Van Basten   49'
(Report) Salimov   40'
Protasov   46'

Soviet Union  1–2  Brazil
Litovchenko   87' (Report) Agapov   47' (o.g.)
Geovani   80'
Attendance: 31,380
Nigeria  0–0  Netherlands
(Report)

Knockout stageEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
11 June - Mexico City
 
 
  Scotland 0
 
15 June - Mexico City
 
  Poland 1
 
  Poland 0
 
12 June - León
 
  Argentina 1
 
  Argentina 2
 
19 June - Mexico City
 
  Netherlands 1
 
  Argentina 0
 
11 June - San Nicolás de los Garza
 
  Brazil 1
 
  Uruguay 1
 
15 June - San Nicolás de los Garza
 
  South Korea (a.e.t.) 2
 
  South Korea 1
 
12 June - Guadalajara
 
  Brazil 2 Third place
 
  Brazil 4
 
18 June - Guadalajara
 
  Czechoslovakia 1
 
  Poland (a.e.t.) 2
 
 
  South Korea 1
 

Quarter-finalsEdit

Scotland  0–1  Poland
(Report) Klemenz   5'
Attendance: 11,986

Uruguay  1–2 (a.e.t.)  South Korea
Martínez   71' (Report) Shin Yon-ho   54', 104'

Argentina  2–1  Netherlands
Borelli   65'
Gaona   90'
(Report) Van Basten   4'
Attendance: 24,830

Brazil  4–1  Czechoslovakia
Dunga   18'
Bebeto   29'
Geovani   40', 60'
(Report) Dostal   6'

Semi-finalsEdit

Poland  0–1  Argentina
(Report) Zárate   59'

South Korea  1–2  Brazil
Kim Jong-Boo   14' (Report) Gilmar Popoca   22'
Ra   81'

Third place play-offEdit

Poland  2–1 (a.e.t.)  South Korea
Krauze   77'
Szczepański   103'
(Report) Lee Kee-keun   37'

FinalEdit

Argentina  0–1  Brazil
(Report) Geovani   39'[2]
Attendance: 110,000

ResultEdit

 FIFA World Youth Championship 1983 Winners 
 
Brazil
First title

AwardsEdit

Golden Ball Golden Shoe Fair Play Award
  Geovani Faria da Silva   Geovani Faria da Silva   South Korea
All-Star XI

GoalscorersEdit

Geovani of Brazil won the Golden Shoe award for scoring six goals. In total, 91 goals were scored by 61 different players, with only one of them credited as own goals.

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

Final rankingEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1   Brazil 6 5 1 0 13 4 +9 11 Champions
2   Argentina 6 5 0 1 13 2 +11 10 Runners-up
3   Poland 6 4 0 2 13 7 +6 8 Third place
4   South Korea 6 3 0 3 8 9 −1 6 Fourth place
5   Uruguay 4 2 1 1 7 5 +2 5 Eliminated in
Quarter-finals
6   Scotland 4 2 0 2 4 3 +1 4
7   Czechoslovakia 4 2 0 2 8 8 0 4
8   Netherlands 4 1 2 1 5 5 0 4
9   Australia 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 3 Eliminated in
Group stage
10   Nigeria 3 1 1 1 1 3 −2 3
11   United States 3 1 0 2 3 5 −2 2
12   China PR 3 1 0 2 5 8 −3 2
13   Mexico (H) 3 0 1 2 2 4 −2 1
14   Ivory Coast 3 0 1 2 2 8 −6 1
15   Soviet Union 3 0 0 3 3 6 −3 0
16   Austria 3 0 0 3 0 10 −10 0
Source: rsssf.com
(H) Host

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The FIFA states "Russia" here, which is an anachronism.
  2. ^ RSSSF indicates the goal as a penalty, and scored at 31' instead of 39'. See http://www.rsssf.com/tablesw/wyc83.html.
  3. ^ "Technical Report" (PDF). FIFA.com. 1983. p. 31. Archived from the original (pdf) on December 20, 2011. Retrieved 23 March 2015.

External linksEdit