1989 FIFA U-16 World Championship

The 1989 FIFA U-16 World Championship, the third edition of the tournament, was held in the Scottish cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Motherwell, Aberdeen, and Dundee between 10 June and 24 June 1989. Players born after 1 August 1972 could participate in this tournament. Saudi Arabia won the tournament and became the first Asian team to win a FIFA tournament. As of November 2019, they also became the only Asian men's team to win any FIFA tournament.

1989 FIFA U-16 World Championship
3rd FIFA U-16 World Tournament for the JVC Cup
Tournament details
Host countryScotland
Dates10–24 June
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)5 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Saudi Arabia (1st title)
Runners-up Scotland
Third place Portugal
Fourth place Bahrain
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored77 (2.41 per match)
Attendance256,000 (8,000 per match)
Top scorer(s)Guinea Fode Camara
Best player(s)Scotland James Will
Fair play award Bahrain
1987
1991

The winning team was later accused of fielding several over-age players, but no formal investigation was conducted.[1]

Qualified teamsEdit

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) 1988 AFC U-16 Championship   Bahrain
  China PR
  Saudi Arabia
CAF (Africa) 1989 African U-16 Qualifying for World Cup   Ghana
  Guinea
  Nigeria
CONCACAF
(Central, North America and Caribbean)
1988 CONCACAF U-16 Tournament   Canada
  Cuba
  United States
CONMEBOL (South America) 1988 South American U-16 Championship   Argentina
  Brazil
  Colombia
OFC (Oceania) 1989 OFC U-16 Qualifying Tournament   Australia
UEFA (Europe) Host nation   Scotland
1989 UEFA European Under-16 Championship   East Germany
  Portugal

SquadsEdit

For full squad lists for the 1989 U-16 World Championship see 1989 FIFA U-16 World Championship squads.

RefereesEdit

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Teams GP W D L GF GA GD Pts Status
  Bahrain 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 5 Advanced to the quarter-finals
  Scotland 3 1 2 0 4 1 +3 4
  Ghana 3 0 2 1 2 3 –1 2 Eliminated
  Cuba 3 0 1 2 2 8 –6 1


Scotland  0–0  Ghana
(Report)
Attendance: 6,500

Cuba  0–3  Bahrain
(Report) Jasem   40' (pen.)52' (pen.)76' (pen.)
Attendance: 6,500

Scotland  3–0  Cuba
Lindsay   30'
McGoldrick   32'39'
(Report)
Attendance: 9,000

Ghana  0–1  Bahrain
(Report) Ebrahim   42'
Attendance: 9,000

Scotland  1–1  Bahrain
Beattie   2' (Report) Abdulaziz   33'
Attendance: 13,500

Cuba  2–2  Ghana
Zerguera   9'
Rosette   24'
(Report) Aryee   22'
Asare   72'
Attendance: 13,500
Referee: Gary Fleet

Group BEdit

Teams GP W D L GF GA GD Pts Status
  East Germany 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3 4 Advanced to the quarter-finals
  Brazil 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 4
  United States 3 1 1 1 5 7 –2 3 Eliminated
  Australia 3 0 1 2 3 6 –3 1


East Germany  1–0  Australia
Manke   51' (Report)
Attendance: 3,300

United States  1–0  Brazil
Baba   37' (Report)
Attendance: 3,300
Referee: Mohamed Hafez

East Germany  5–2  United States
Konetzke   7'33'
Seifert   12'31'
Rydlewicz   45'
(Report) Baba   36'
Wood   76'
Attendance: 2,300

Australia  1–3  Brazil
Corica   50' (Report) Carlos   11'34'
Marcio   36'
Attendance: 2,300

East Germany  1–2  Brazil
Knuth   29' (Report) Márcio   4'
Fred   70'

Australia  2–2  United States
Pangallo   71'
Suzor   73'
(Report) Wood   6'
Haskins   70'
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Kil Ki-Chul

Group CEdit

Teams GP W D L GF GA GD Pts Status
  Nigeria 3 2 1 0 7 0 +7 5 Advanced to the quarter-finals
  Argentina 3 1 2 0 4 1 +3 4
  China PR 3 1 1 1 1 3 –2 3 Eliminated
  Canada 3 0 0 3 1 9 –8 0


Argentina  0–0  China PR
(Report)
Attendance: 5,000

Nigeria  4–0  Canada
Keshiro   27'75'
Oguntunase   56'
Ikpeba   78'
(Report)
Attendance: 5,000

Argentina  0–0  Nigeria
(Report)
Attendance: 6,000

China PR  1–0  Canada
Gao Feng   34' (Report)
Attendance: 6,000

Argentina  4–1  Canada
Paris   9'
Castro   38'
Castagno Suárez   40'
Dascanio   74'
(Report) Medero   19' (o.g.)
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Hafidhi Ally

China PR  0–3  Nigeria
(Report) Fetuga   12'
Ikpeba   22'
Umoru   39'
Attendance: 6,000

Group DEdit

Teams GP W D L GF GA GD Pts Status
  Portugal 3 1 2 0 6 5 +1 4 Advanced to the quarter-finals
  Saudi Arabia 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1 4
  Guinea 3 0 3 0 4 4 0 3 Eliminated
  Colombia 3 0 1 2 3 5 –2 1


Guinea  1–1  Colombia
Camara   2' (Report) Gaibao   60' (pen.)
Attendance: 2,000

Saudi Arabia  2–2  Portugal
Al Shamrani   60'80' (Report) Figo   17' (pen.)
Gil   23'
Attendance: 2,000

Guinea  2–2  Saudi Arabia
Oularé   56'
Camara   62'
(Report) Fofana   52' (o.g.)
Al Rowaihi   71'
Attendance: 2,800

Colombia  2–3  Portugal
Moreno   27'
Nieto   79'
(Report) Canate   2' (o.g.)
Gil   44'
Adalberto   78'
Attendance: 2,800
Referee: Arie Frost

Guinea  1–1  Portugal
Camara   24' (Report) Lourenço   80'
Attendance: 4,000

Colombia  0–1  Saudi Arabia
(Report) Al Rowaihi   80'
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Mohamed Hafez

Knockout stageEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
June 17 – Motherwell
 
 
  Bahrain (pen.)0 (4)
 
June 20 – Motherwell
 
  Brazil0 (1)
 
  Bahrain0
 
June 17 – Dundee
 
  Saudi Arabia1
 
  Nigeria0 (0)
 
June 24 – Glasgow
 
  Saudi Arabia (pen.)0 (2)
 
  Saudi Arabia (pen.)2 (5)
 
June 17 – Aberdeen
 
  Scotland2 (4)
 
  East Germany0
 
June 20 – Edinburgh
 
  Scotland1
 
  Portugal0
 
June 17 – Edinburgh
 
  Scotland1 Third place
 
  Portugal2
 
June 23 – Edinburgh
 
  Argentina1
 
  Bahrain0
 
 
  Portugal3
 

Quarter-finalsEdit

Bahrain  0–0 (a.e.t.)  Brazil
(Report)
Penalties
Habib  
Hassan  
Ali  
Abdulaziz  
4 – 1   Andrei
  Fred
  Marcio
Attendance: 9,500
Referee: Hafidhi Ally

East Germany  0–1  Scotland
(Report) Lindsay 80'
Attendance: 10,200

Nigeria  0–0 (a.e.t.)
(0–2 pen.)
  Saudi Arabia
(Report)
Attendance: 5,500

Portugal  2–1  Argentina
Figo 23'
Tulipa 46'
(Report) Selenzo 8'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Arie Frost

SemifinalsEdit

Bahrain  0–1  Saudi Arabia
(Report) Al Rowaihi 47'
Attendance: 9,000

Portugal  0–1  Scotland
(Report) O'Neil 54'
Attendance: 29,000

Playoff for 3rd placeEdit

Bahrain  0–3  Portugal
(Report) Tulipa   24'64'
Gil   52'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Hafidhi Ally

FinalEdit

Saudi Arabia  2–2 (a.e.t.)  Scotland
Sulaiman   49'
Al Teriar   65'
(Report) Downie   7'
Dickov   25'
Penalties
Al Hammali  
Al Mousa  
Al Shamrani  
Al Theneyan  
Al Teriar  
Al Alawi  
5–4   Dickov
  Bollan
  McLaren
  Bain
  Marshall
  O'Neil
Attendance: 50,956

ResultEdit

 1989 FIFA U-16 World Championship Winners 
 
Saudi Arabia
First title

GoalscorersEdit

Fode Camara of Guinea won the Golden Shoe award for scoring three goals. In total, 77 goals were scored by 55 different players, with three of them credited as own goals.

3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

Final rankingEdit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Saudi Arabia 6 2 4 0 8 6 +2 8
2   Scotland 6 3 3 0 8 3 +5 9
3   Portugal 6 3 2 1 11 7 +4 8
4   Bahrain 6 2 2 2 5 5 0 6
Eliminated in the quarter-finals
5   Nigeria 4 2 2 0 7 0 +7 6
6   Brazil 4 2 1 1 5 3 +2 5
7   East Germany 4 2 0 2 7 5 +2 4
8   Argentina 4 1 2 1 5 3 +2 4
Eliminated at the group stage
9   United States 3 1 1 1 5 7 –2 3
10   China PR 3 1 1 1 1 3 –2 3
11   Guinea 3 0 3 0 4 4 0 3
12   Ghana 3 0 2 1 2 3 –1 2
13   Colombia 3 0 1 2 3 5 –2 1
14   Australia 3 0 1 2 3 6 –3 1
15   Cuba 3 0 1 2 2 8 –6 1
16   Canada 3 0 0 3 1 9 –8 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Freeze frame: FIFA under-16 World Cup Final, 24 June 1989 Scotland 2 Saudi Arabia 2 (after extra time): Saudi Arabia won 5-4 on penalties". The Scotsman. 20 June 2009. Retrieved 18 December 2018.

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