1987 FIFA U-16 World Championship

The FIFA U-16 World Championship 1987, the second edition of the tournament, was hosted by Canada and held in the cities of Montreal, Saint John, St. John's, and Toronto between 12 July and 25 July 1987. Players born after 1 August 1970 could participate in this tournament.

1987 FIFA U-16 World Championship
2nd FIFA U-16 World Tournament for the JVC Cup
Coupe du Monde de Football des Moins de 16 ans 1987
Tournament details
Host countryCanada
DatesJuly 12–25, 1987
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Soviet Union (1st title)
Runners-up Nigeria
Third place Ivory Coast
Fourth place Italy
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored82 (2.56 per match)
Attendance169,160 (5,286 per match)
Top scorer(s)Ivory Coast Moussa Traoré
Best player(s)Ivory Coast Moussa Traoré and
Nigeria Philip Osondu (shared)
Fair play award Soviet Union
1985
1989

VenuesEdit

The cities of Montreal, Saint John, St. John's, and Toronto hosted tournament matches.

1987 FIFA U-16 World Championship (Canada)
Toronto St. John's
Varsity Stadium King George V Park
43°40′0″N 79°23′50″W / 43.66667°N 79.39722°W / 43.66667; -79.39722 (Varsity Stadium) 47°34′39″N 52°42′5″W / 47.57750°N 52.70139°W / 47.57750; -52.70139 (King George V Park)
Capacity: 21,739 Capacity: 10,000
 
Montreal Saint John
Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard Canada Games Stadium
45°33′14.83″N 73°38′11.87″W / 45.5541194°N 73.6366306°W / 45.5541194; -73.6366306 (Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard) 45°18′16″N 66°5′15″W / 45.30444°N 66.08750°W / 45.30444; -66.08750 (Canada Games Stadium)
Capacity: 9,000 Capacity: 5,000
 

Qualified teamsEdit

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) 1986 AFC U-16 Championship   South Korea
  Qatar
  Saudi Arabia
CAF (Africa) 1987 African U-16 Qualifying for World Cup   Ivory Coast
  Egypt
  Nigeria
CONCACAF
(Central, North America and Caribbean)
Host nation   Canada
1987 CONCACAF U-17 Championship   Mexico
  United States
CONMEBOL (South America) 1986 South American U-16 Championship   Bolivia
  Brazil
  Ecuador
OFC (Oceania) 1987 OFC U-16 Qualifying Tournament   Australia
UEFA (Europe) 1987 UEFA European Under-16 Championship   France
  Italy
  Soviet Union

SquadsEdit

For full squad lists for the 1987 U-16 World Championship see 1987 FIFA U-16 World Championship Squads.

RefereesEdit

Group StageEdit

Group AEdit

Venue: Varsity Stadium, Toronto

Teams Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
  Italy 5 3 2 1 0 5 1 4 Advanced to the quarterfinals
  Qatar 5 3 2 1 0 4 2 2
  Egypt 2 3 1 0 2 3 2 1 Eliminated
  Canada 0 3 0 0 3 1 8 -7


Italy  3–0  Canada
Melli   22'
Pessotto   36'
Gallo   68'
(Report)
Attendance: 13,500

Qatar  1–0  Egypt
Hassan   21' (Report)
Attendance: 13,500

Italy  1–1  Qatar
Cappellini   67' (Report) Khairi   76'
Attendance: 5,200

Canada  0–3  Egypt
(Report) Hussain   14'
Musaed   48'
Ramadan   53'
Attendance: 5,200

Italy  1–0  Egypt
Gallo   69' (Report)
Attendance: 6,500

Canada  1–2  Qatar
Titotto   25' (Report) Yousuf   3'
Suwaid   23'
Attendance: 6,500
Referee: Juan Ortube

Group BEdit

Venue: King George V Park, St. John's

Teams Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
  Ivory Coast 5 3 2 1 0 3 1 2 Advanced to the quarterfinals
  South Korea 3 3 1 1 1 5 4 1
  Ecuador 2 3 1 0 2 1 2 -1 Eliminated
  United States 2 3 1 0 2 3 5 -2


Ivory Coast  1–1  South Korea
Dea   9' (Report) Shin Tae-Yong   53'
Attendance: 1,000

United States  1–0  Ecuador
Crawley   47' (Report)
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Naji Jouini

Ivory Coast  1–0  United States
Bassole   52' (Report)
Attendance: 2,200
Referee: Jassim Mandi

South Korea  0–1  Ecuador
(Report) Ramos   47'
Attendance: 2,200

Ivory Coast  1–0  Ecuador
Traore   68' (Report)
Attendance: 2,250

South Korea  4–2  United States
Noh Jung-Yoon   25'
Shin Tae-Yong   50'
Lee Tae-Hong   65'
Kim In-Wan   72'
(Report) Snow   40'
Deering   48'
Attendance: 2,250
Referee: Naji Jouini

Group CEdit

Venue: Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard, Montreal

Teams Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
  Australia 4 3 2 0 1 3 4 -1 Advanced to the quarterfinals
  France 3 3 1 1 1 4 3 1
  Saudi Arabia 3 3 1 1 1 2 1 1 Eliminated
  Brazil 2 3 0 2 1 0 1 -1


Brazil  0–0  France
(Report)
Attendance: 5,400
Referee: Lee Do Ha

Saudi Arabia  0–1  Australia
(Report) Horvat   71'
Attendance: 5,400

Brazil  0–0  Saudi Arabia
(Report)
Attendance: 4,400
Referee: Alexey Spirin

France  4–1  Australia
Debève   14'23'31'
Rincon   24' (pen.)
(Report) Georgakis   73'
Attendance: 4,400

Brazil  0–1  Australia
(Report) Richardson   74'
Attendance: 5,400
Referee: Lee Do Ha

France  0–2  Saudi Arabia
(Report) Zayed   18'
Shalgan   34'
Attendance: 5,400
Referee: Alexey Spirin

Group DEdit

Venue: Jeux Canada Games Stadium, Saint John

Teams GP W D L GF GA GD Pts Status
  Soviet Union 3 2 1 0 12 3 9 5 Advanced to the quarterfinals
  Nigeria 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 3
  Mexico 3 1 1 1 3 9 -6 3 Eliminated
  Bolivia 3 0 1 2 6 9 -3 1


Soviet Union  1–1  Nigeria
Rusin   61' (Report) Eke   79'
Attendance: 2,695

Mexico  2–2  Bolivia
Landa   56'
Romero   76'
(Report) Lobo   50'
Cristaldo   53'
Attendance: 2,695
Referee: Mohamed Hafez

Soviet Union  7–0  Mexico
Matveyev   13'25'
Nikiforov   31'51'
Mushchynka   47'
Kadyrov   64'
Bezhenar   72' pen
(Report)
Attendance: 2,335
Referee: Kenneth Hope

Nigeria  3–2  Bolivia
Osondu   24'66'77' (Report) Cristaldo   26'
Arandia   70'
Attendance: 2,335

Soviet Union  4–2  Bolivia
Nikiforov   28'
Bezhenar   32' (pen.)
Asadov   44'
Mushchynka   50'
(Report) Urquiza   59' (pen.)
Etcheverry   73'
Attendance: 3,300
Referee: Kenneth Hope

Nigeria  0–1  Mexico
(Report) Rivera   55'
Attendance: 3,300

Knockout stagesEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
July 19 - Toronto
 
 
  Italy2
 
July 22 - Toronto
 
  South Korea0
 
  Italy0
 
July 19 - Montreal
 
  Nigeria1
 
  Australia0
 
July 25 - Toronto
 
  Nigeria1
 
  Nigeria (pen.)1 (2)
 
July 19 - Saint John
 
  Soviet Union1 (4)
 
  Ivory Coast3
 
July 22 - Saint John
 
  Qatar0
 
  Ivory Coast1
 
July 19 - Saint John
 
  Soviet Union5 Third place
 
  Soviet Union3
 
July 24 - Saint John
 
  France2
 
  Italy (aet)1
 
 
  Ivory Coast2
 

QuarterfinalsEdit

Italy  2–0  South Korea
Cappellini   52'
Gallo   54'
(Report)
Attendance: 10,400

Ivory Coast  3–0  Qatar
Bassole   16'
Beda   52'
Traoré   66'
(Report)

Australia  0–1  Nigeria
(Report) Nwosu   59'

Soviet Union  3–2  France
Arutyunian   40'60'
Nikiforov   76'
(Report) Adrian   49'
Roche   65'

SemifinalsEdit

Italy  0–1  Nigeria
(Report) Nwosu   63'
Attendance: 20,000

Ivory Coast  1–5  Soviet Union
Traoré   57' (Report) Arutyunian   1'38'
Kasimov   10'56'
Rusin   77'

Playoff for 3rd placeEdit

Italy  1–2 (a.e.t.)  Ivory Coast
Bocchialini   57' (Report) Traoré   17'96'

FinalEdit

Nigeria  1–1
2-4 (pen.)
  Soviet Union
Osondu   11' (Report) Nikiforov   6'
Attendance: 15,000

ResultEdit

 1987 FIFA U-16 World Championship Winners 
 
Soviet Union
First title

GoalscorersEdit

Moussa Traoré of Ivory Coast won the Golden Shoe award for scoring five goals. In total, 82 goals were scored by 54 different players, with none of them credited as own goal.

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Final rankingEdit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Soviet Union 6 4 2 0 21 7 +14 10
2   Nigeria 6 3 2 1 7 5 +2 8
3   Ivory Coast 6 4 1 1 9 7 +2 9
4   Italy 6 3 1 2 8 4 +4 7
Eliminated in the quarter-finals
5   Qatar 4 2 1 1 4 5 –1 5
6   Australia 4 2 0 2 3 5 –2 4
7   France 4 1 1 2 6 6 0 3
8   South Korea 4 1 1 2 5 6 –1 3
Eliminated at the group stage
9   Saudi Arabia 3 1 1 1 2 1 +1 3
10   Mexico 3 1 1 1 3 9 –6 3
11   Egypt 3 1 0 2 3 2 +1 2
12   Ecuador 3 1 0 2 1 2 –1 2
13   United States 3 1 0 2 3 5 –2 2
14   Brazil 3 0 2 1 0 1 –1 2
15   Bolivia 3 0 1 2 6 9 –3 1
16   Canada 3 0 0 3 1 8 –7 0

FIFA awarded the Golden Boot to Moussa Traoré because Côte d'Ivoire had scored fewer goals than USSR.

External linksEdit