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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
Mexico83 logo.png
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
Australia 1981
Soviet Union 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)
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
Host nation   Mexico
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

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
  Scotland 4 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 Advanced to the quarter-finals
  South Korea 4 3 2 0 1 4 4 0
  Australia 3 3 1 1 1 4 4 0
  Mexico 1 3 0 1 2 2 4 −2
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

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
  Uruguay 5 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 Advanced to the quarter-finals
  Poland 4 3 2 0 1 10 5 +5
  United States 2 3 1 0 2 3 5 −2
  Ivory Coast 1 3 0 1 2 2 8 −6
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
Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
  Argentina 6 3 3 0 0 10 0 +10 Advanced to the quarter-finals
  Czechoslovakia 4 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3
  China PR 2 3 1 0 2 5 8 −3
  Austria 0 3 0 0 3 0 10 −10
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

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
  Brazil 5 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 Advanced to the quarter-finals
  Netherlands 4 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1
  Nigeria 3 3 1 1 1 1 3 −2
  Soviet Union 0 3 0 0 3 3 6 −3
Netherlands  1–1  Brazil
Been 49' (Report) Geovani 77'
Attendance: 68,130
Referee: Rolf Ericson (Sweden)

Brazil  3–0  Nigeria
Gilmar Popoca 7'
Santos 32'
Geovani 43'
(Report)

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'
Santos 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

Final rankingEdit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Brazil 6 5 1 0 13 4 +9 11
2   Argentina 6 5 0 1 13 2 +11 10
3   Poland 6 4 0 2 13 7 +6 8
4   South Korea 6 3 0 3 8 9 –1 6
Eliminated in the quarter-finals
5   Uruguay 4 2 1 1 7 5 +2 5
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
Eliminated at the group stage
9   Australia 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 3
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 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

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. Retrieved 23 March 2015.

External linksEdit