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1987 FIFA World Youth Championship

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.

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

QualificationEdit

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.

SquadsEdit

For a list of all squads that played in the final tournament, see 1987 FIFA World Youth Championship squads

Group stagesEdit

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 AEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
  Yugoslavia 6 3 3 0 0 12 3 +9 Advanced to the quarter-finals
  Chile 4 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3
  Australia 2 3 1 0 2 2 6 −4
  Togo 0 3 0 0 3 1 9 −8
Chile  2–4  Yugoslavia
Tudor 17'
Pino 67'
(Report) Boban 14'
Štimac 19'
Šuker 61', 63'

Togo  0–2  Australia
(Report) Edwards 7'
Reynolds 13'

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

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

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

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

Group BEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
  Italy 5 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 Advanced to the quarter-finals
  Brazil 4 3 2 0 1 5 1 +4
  Canada 2 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1
  Nigeria 1 3 0 1 2 2 8 −6
Brazil  4–0  Nigeria
Alcindo 20'
André Cruz 29'
William 35', 62' (pen.)
(Report)
Attendance: 27,000
Referee: Allan Gunn (England)

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

Brazil  0–1  Italy
(Report) Rizzolo 60'

Nigeria  2–2  Canada
Effa 5'
Adekola 44'
(Report) Jansen 6'
Domezetis 88'

Brazil  1–0  Canada
André Cruz 82' (Report)

Nigeria  0–2  Italy
(Report) Carrara 23'
Melli 24'

Group CEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
  East Germany 4 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 Advanced to the quarter-finals
  Scotland 4 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1
  Colombia 3 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1
  Bahrain 1 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3
East Germany  1–2  Scotland
Prasse 32’ (Report) McLeod 30’ (pen.)
Butler 36’

Colombia  1–0  Bahrain
Tréllez 10’ (Report)

East Germany  3–1  Colombia
Sammer 9’, 30’, 70’ (Report) Tréllez 90’ (pen.)

Scotland  1–1  Bahrain
Nisbet 76’ (Report) Al Kharraz 24’

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

Scotland  2–2  Colombia
Wright 61’
McLeod 74’ (pen.)
(Report) Guerrero 48’, 58’

Group DEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
  West Germany 6 3 3 0 0 8 1 +7 Advanced to the quarter-finals
  Bulgaria 4 3 2 0 1 3 3 0
  United States 2 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1
  Saudi Arabia 0 3 0 0 3 0 6 −6
United States  0–1  Bulgaria
(Report) Vasilev 26’

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

United States  1–0  Saudi Arabia
Unger 73’ (Report)

Bulgaria  0–3  West Germany
(Report) Witeczek 50’ (pen.), 53’
Reinhardt 59’

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

Bulgaria  2–0  Saudi Arabia
Slavtchev 31’
Kalaydjiev 37’
(Report)

Knockout stagesEdit

 
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-finalsEdit

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

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

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

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

SemifinalsEdit

Chile  0–4  West Germany
(Report) Eichenauer 9'
Dammeier 15'
Witeczek 36', 69'

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

Third place play-offEdit

East Germany  1–1 (a.e.t.)
(3-1 pen.)
  Chile
Kracht 73' (Report) González 84'
Attendance: 65,000

FinalEdit

ResultEdit

 1987 FIFA World Youth Championship Winners 
 
Yugoslavia
First title

AwardsEdit

Golden Shoe Golden Ball Fair Play Award
  Marcel Witeczek   Robert Prosinečki   East Germany

GoalscorersEdit

Final rankingEdit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Yugoslavia 6 5 1 0 17 6 +11 11
2   West Germany 6 4 2 0 14 3 +11 10
3   East Germany 6 3 1 2 10 6 +4 7
4   Chile 6 3 1 2 9 9 0 7
Eliminated in the quarter-finals
5   Italy 4 2 1 1 5 3 +2 5
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
Eliminated at the group stage
9   Colombia 3 1 1 1 4 5 –1 3
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

NotesEdit

  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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