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1985 FIFA World Youth Championship

The 1985 FIFA World Youth Championship, the fifth edition of the FIFA World Youth Championship, was held in the Soviet Union (USSR) from 24 August to 7 September 1985. The tournament took place in ten venues within eight host cities — Baku, Yerevan, Leningrad, Minsk (2 stadiums), Moscow, Hoktemberyan, Tbilisi (2 stadiums) and Sumqayit — where a total of 32 matches were played. The winner was Brazil, which managed to retain the title, by beating Spain by 1–0, in the final played at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.

1985 FIFA World Youth Championship
Кубок ФИФА Кока-Кола 1985
Tournament details
Host countrySoviet Union
Dates24 August – 7 September
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)10 (in 8 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Brazil (2nd title)
Runners-up Spain
Third place Nigeria
Fourth place Soviet Union
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored80 (2.5 per match)
Attendance657,800 (20,556 per match)
Top scorer(s)Brazil Gérson
Brazil Balalo
Brazil Müller
Spain Sebastián Losada
Spain Fernando Gómez
Nigeria Monday Odiaka
Mexico Alberto García Aspe
(3 goals)
Best player(s)Brazil Paulo Silas
Fair play award Colombia
Mexico 1983
Chile 1987

Contents

VenuesEdit

10 different stadiums were used during the championship in 8 host cities, divided among 5 Soviet republics: Armenian SSR (2 venues in 2 host cities), Azerbaijan SSR (2 venues in 2 host cities), Byelorussian SSR (2 venues in 1 host city), Georgian SSR (2 venues in 1 host city), and Russian SFSR (2 venues in 2 host cities).

Moscow Leningrad Tbilisi Yerevan
Central Lenin Stadium Kirov Stadium Lenin Dinamo Stadium Hrazdan Stadium
Capacity: 103,000 Capacity: 72,000 Capacity: 74,354 Capacity: 70,000
     
Minsk Baku
Dinamo Stadium Vladimir Lenin Stadium
Capacity: 40,000 Capacity: 30,000
   
Tbilisi Minsk Sumqayit Hoktemberyan
Lokomotivi Stadium Traktor Stadium Mehdi Huseynzade Stadium Yubileynyi Stadium
Capacity: 36,000 Capacity: 17,600 Capacity: 15,500 Capacity: 10,000
       

QualificationEdit

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) 1985 AFC Youth Championship   China PR
  Saudi Arabia1
CAF (Africa) 1985 African Youth Championship   Nigeria
  Tunisia
CONCACAF
(North, Central America & Caribbean)
1984 CONCACAF U-20 Tournament   Canada
  Mexico
CONMEBOL (South America) 1985 South American Youth Championship   Brazil
  Colombia1
  Paraguay
OFC (Oceania) 1985 OFC U-20 Championship   Australia
UEFA (Europe) 1984 UEFA European Under-18 Football Championship   Bulgaria1
  England
  Hungary
  Republic of Ireland1
  Spain
Host nation   Soviet Union
1.^ Teams that made their debut.

SquadsEdit

For a list of all squads that played in the final tournament, see 1985 FIFA World Youth Championship squads

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
  Bulgaria 4 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 Advanced to the quarter finals
  Colombia[1] 4 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1
  Hungary 4 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1
  Tunisia 0 3 0 0 3 2 6 –4
Hungary  2–2  Colombia
Pintér   59' (pen.)
Zsinka   85'
Report Pérez   88'
Rodríguez   89'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: George Sandoz (Switzerland)

Tunisia  0–2  Bulgaria
Report Mihtarski   32'
Penev   78'
Attendance: 14,000
Referee: Joseph B. Worrall (England)

Hungary  2–1  Tunisia
Pintér   60' (pen.)
Fischer   87'
Report Touati   46'

Colombia  1–1  Bulgaria
Tréllez   74' Report Kalaydjiev   69'

Colombia  2–1  Tunisia
Castaño   19'
Tréllez   68'
Report Abdelhak   76'

Hungary  1–1  Bulgaria
Fischer   80' Report Kostadinov   57'
Attendance: 17,000
Referee: Edgardo Codesal (Mexico)

Group BEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
  Brazil 6 3 3 0 0 5 1 +4 Advanced to the quarter finals
  Spain 3 3 1 1 1 4 4 0
  Saudi Arabia 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 0
  Republic of Ireland 0 3 0 0 3 3 7 –4
Republic of Ireland  1–2  Brazil
Tuite   86' Report Balalo   20'
Dida   80'
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Nouhoum Traore (Mali)

Saudi Arabia  0–0  Spain
Report
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Antonio Evangelista (Canada)

Republic of Ireland  0–1  Saudi Arabia
Report Al-Jam'an   54' (pen.)

Brazil  2–0  Spain
Luciano   50'
Balalo   65'
Report
Attendance: 20,000

Republic of Ireland  2–4  Spain
Mooney   51'
Kelch   56' (pen.)
Report Fernando   3'61'
Losada   35'85'

Brazil  1–0  Saudi Arabia
Müller   35' Report

Group CEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
  Soviet Union 5 3 2 1 0 7 1 +6 Advanced to the quarter finals
  Nigeria 4 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2
  Australia 2 3 0 2 1 2 3 –1
  Canada 1 3 0 1 2 0 7 –7
Soviet Union  0–0  Australia
Report
Attendance: 16,000

Nigeria  2–0  Canada
Monday   1'
Siasia   78'
Report
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Unknown

Soviet Union  2–1  Nigeria
Khudozhilov   23' (pen.)
Chedia   41'
Report Anunobi   81'
Attendance: 23,000

Australia  0–0  Canada
Report
Attendance: 8,000

Soviet Union  5–0  Canada
Ketashvili   38'
Tatarchuk   39'
Ivanauskas   60'
Sklyarov   64' (pen.)
Kuzhlev   79'
Report
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Joël Quiniou (France)

Australia  2–3  Nigeria
Panagis   27'
Kalantzis   38' (pen.)
Report Adeleye   63'
Monday   78'
Anunobi   79'
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Shizuo Takada (Japan)

Group DEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
  Mexico 6 3 3 0 0 6 1 +5 Advanced to the quarter finals
  China PR 4 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1
  Paraguay 1 3 0 1 2 3 6 –3
  England 1 3 0 1 2 2 5 –3
England  2–2  Paraguay
Wakenshaw   19'
Priest   31'
Report Cartaman   41'
Jara   74'
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Laszlo Padar (Hungary)

China PR  1–3  Mexico
Gong Lei   68' Report Ambríz   19' (pen.)
García Aspe   30', 45'
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: William K. Munro (New Zealand)

England  0–2  China PR
Report Gao Hongbo   76'
Gong Lei   89'

Paraguay  0–2  Mexico
Report Cruz   22'
García Aspe   70'

England  0–1  Mexico
Report Becerra   34'
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Hernán Silva (Chile)

Paraguay  1–2  China PR
Mereles   17' Report Song Lianyong   14'
Gao Hongbo   76'
Attendance: 15,500
Referee: David Syme (Scotland)[5]

Knockout stageEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
September 1 - Yerevan
 
 
  Bulgaria 1
 
September 4 - Moscow
 
  Spain2
 
  Spain (pen.)2 (4)
 
September 1 - Minsk
 
  Soviet Union2 (3)
 
  Soviet Union1
 
September 7 - Moscow
 
  China PR0
 
  Spain0
 
September 1 - Tbilisi
 
  Brazil (a.e.t.)1
 
  Brazil 6
 
September 4 - Leningrad
 
  Colombia0
 
  Brazil2
 
September 1 - Baku
 
  Nigeria0 Third place
 
  Mexico1
 
September 7 - Moscow
 
  Nigeria2
 
  Soviet Union0 (1)
 
 
  Nigeria (pen.)0 (3)
 

QuarterfinalsEdit

Bulgaria  1–2  Spain
Kostadinov   47' Report Marcelino   33'
Fernando   67' (pen.)
Attendance: 20,500
Referee: Joe Worrall (England)

Brazil  6–0  Colombia
Gérson   51'69'90''
Silas   54'
Dida   72'
Müller   81'
Report

Soviet Union  1–0  China PR
Kuzhlev   1' Report
Attendance: 40,000

Mexico  1–2  Nigeria
Medina   50' Report Igbinabaro   33'
Monday   35'

Semi-finalsEdit

Spain  2–2 (a.e.t.)  Soviet Union
Losada   70'
Goikoetxea   120'
Report Khudozhilov   38' (pen.)
Ivanauskas   107'
Penalties
4–3
Attendance: 37,000
Referee: Hernán Silva (Chile)

Brazil  2–0  Nigeria
Müller   22'
Balalo   44'
Report
Attendance: 51,500
Referee: Joël Quiniou (France)

Third place play-offEdit

Soviet Union  0–0 (a.e.t.)  Nigeria
(Report)
Penalties
1–3
Attendance: 12,500

FinalEdit

Brazil  1–0 (a.e.t.)  Spain
Henrique   92' Report
Attendance: 41,000
Referee: David Syme (Scotland) [5]

ResultEdit

 1985 World Youth Championship Winners 
 
Brazil
Second title

AwardsEdit

Golden Shoe Golden Ball FIFA Fair Play Award
  Sebastián Losada   Paulo Silas   Colombia

GoalscorersEdit

Final rankingEdit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Brazil 6 6 0 0 14 1 +13 12
2   Spain 6 2 2 2 8 8 0 6
3   Nigeria 6 3 1 2 8 7 +1 7
4   Soviet Union 6 3 3 0 10 3 +7 9
Eliminated in the quarter-finals
5   Mexico 4 3 0 1 7 3 +4 6
6   China PR 4 2 0 2 5 5 0 4
7   Bulgaria 4 1 2 1 5 4 +1 4
8   Colombia 4 1 2 1 5 10 –5 4
Eliminated at the group stage
9   Hungary 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1 4
10   Saudi Arabia 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 3
11   Australia 3 0 2 1 2 3 –1 2
12   Paraguay 3 0 1 2 3 6 –3 1
13   England 3 0 1 2 2 5 –3 1
14   Canada 3 0 1 2 0 7 –7 1
15   Republic of Ireland 3 0 0 3 3 7 –4 0
16   Tunisia 3 0 0 3 2 6 –4 0

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Colombia advanced by drawing.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k The FIFA gives no reference as to which stadiums were used for the games all along the competition, except for the match Brazil v Nigeria, played in Kirov Stadium, Leningrad. The information has been retrieved from other sources.
  3. ^ a b The FIFA states "Russia" here, which is an anachronism.
  4. ^ a b c d Due to the FIFA not informing on the Stadiums of the competition, there's an inconsistency with the hour of these matches. Whether they were played at different venues, or at different hours in the same venues, is uncertain.
  5. ^ a b FIFA acknowledges him first from Scotland and then from England.

External linksEdit