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1989 FIFA World Youth Championship

The 1989 FIFA World Youth Championship took place in Saudi Arabia between 16 February and 3 March 1989. The 1989 championship was the 7th contested. The tournament took place across four cities: Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, and Ta'if.

1989 FIFA World Youth Championship
1989 بطولة العالم للشباب لكرة القدم
Tournament details
Host countrySaudi Arabia
Dates16 February – 3 March
Teams16 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Portugal (1st title)
Runners-up Nigeria
Third place Brazil
Fourth place United States
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored81 (2.53 per match)
Attendance643,815 (20,119 per match)
Top scorer(s)Soviet Union Oleg Salenko (5 goals)
Best player(s)Brazil Bismarck
Fair play award United States
1987
1991

QualificationEdit

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) 1988 AFC Youth Championship   Iraq
  Syria1
CAF (Africa) 1989 African Youth Championship   Mali1
  Nigeria
CONCACAF
(North, Central America & Caribbean)
1988 CONCACAF U-20 Tournament   Costa Rica1
  United States2
CONMEBOL (South America) 1988 South American Youth Championship   Argentina
  Brazil
  Colombia
UEFA (Europe) 1988 UEFA European Under-18 Football Championship   Czechoslovakia
  East Germany
  Norway1
  Portugal
  Soviet Union
  Spain
Host nation   Saudi Arabia
1.^ Teams that made their debut.
2.^ Replaced   Mexico, who was disqualified from the tournament due to the Cachirules scandal.

Match officialsEdit

SquadsEdit

For a list of all squads that played in the final tournament, see 1989 FIFA World Youth Championship squads

 
King Fahd International Stadium

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
  Portugal 4 3 2 0 1 2 3 −1 Advanced to the quarter finals
  Nigeria 3 3 1 1 1 3 3 0
  Czechoslovakia 3 3 1 1 1 2 2 0
  Saudi Arabia 3 3 1 0 2 4 3 +1
Saudi Arabia  1–2  Nigeria
Al Suraiti 16’ (Report) Adepoju 52’
Ohenhen 87’

Czechoslovakia  0–1  Portugal
(Report) Alves 88’

Saudi Arabia  0–1  Czechoslovakia
(Report) Látal 52’

Nigeria  0–1  Portugal
(Report) João Pinto 79’

Saudi Arabia  3–0  Portugal
Al Harbi 52’
Al Rowaihi 56’
Al Debaikhi 83’
(Report)

Nigeria  1–1  Czechoslovakia
Nwosu 72’ (Report) Látal 14’

Group BEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
  Soviet Union 6 3 3 0 0 7 2 +5 Advanced to the quarter finals
  Colombia 2 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1
  Syria 2 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2
  Costa Rica 2 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2
Costa Rica  1–0  Colombia
González 88’ (Report)

Soviet Union  3–1  Syria
Tedeev 29’
Salenko 49’, 83’
(Report) Sibai 65’

Costa Rica  0–1  Soviet Union
(Report) Matveev 84’

Colombia  2–0  Syria
Muñoz 42’
Osorio 85’
(Report)

Costa Rica  1–3  Syria
Brenes 80’ (Report) Helou 16’, 45’
Afash 30’

Colombia  1–3  Soviet Union
Muñoz 5’ (Report) Timoshenko 25’
Salenko 29’, 32’

Group CEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
  Brazil 6 3 3 0 0 10 1 +9 Advanced to the quarter finals
  United States 3 3 1 1 1 4 4 0
  East Germany 2 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1
  Mali 1 3 0 1 2 1 9 −8
Brazil  2–0  East Germany
Marcelo Henrique 35’
França 68’
(Report)

Mali  1–1  United States
Nfaly 42’ (Report) Snow 11’

Brazil  5–0  Mali
Cássio 50’
Bismarck 53’, 83’
Sonny Anderson 66’, 80’
(Report)

East Germany  0–2  United States
(Report) Dayak 47’
Snow 87’ (pen.)

Brazil  3–1  United States
Bismarck 39’
Marcelo Henrique 44’
Sonny Anderson 55’
(Report) Dayak 10’

East Germany  3–0  Mali
Prausse 28’
Fuchs 46’
Jahnig 55’
(Report)

Group DEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
  Iraq 6 3 3 0 0 4 0 +4 Advanced to the quarter finals
  Argentina 2 3 1 0 2 3 3 0
  Norway 2 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1
  Spain 2 3 1 0 2 4 7 −3
Norway  0–1  Iraq
(Report) Saddam 66’
Attendance: 14,000

Argentina  1–2  Spain
Simeone 12’ (Report) Moisés 26’
Villabona 58' (pen.)
Attendance: 14,000

Norway  0–2  Argentina
(Report) Biazotti 5’
Ubaldi 89’

Iraq  2–0  Spain
Kareem 41’
Hussein 51’
(Report)
Attendance: 13,500
Referee: Chen Shengcai (China)

Norway  4–2  Spain
Drillestad 43’
Johansen 47’
Bohinen 58’
Mellemstrand 90’
(Report) Pinilla 46’, 49’
Attendance: 17,000
Referee: Neji Jouini (Tunisia)

Iraq  1–0  Argentina
Shenaishil 67’ (pen.) (Report)
Attendance: 17,000

Knockout stagesEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
February 25 - Riyadh
 
 
  Portugal 1
 
February 28 - Riyadh
 
  Colombia0
 
  Portugal1
 
February 25 - Jeddah
 
  Brazil0
 
  Brazil1
 
March 3 - Riyadh
 
  Argentina0
 
  Portugal2
 
February 25 - Dammam
 
  Nigeria0
 
  Soviet Union 4 (3)
 
February 28 - Jeddah
 
  Nigeria (pen.)4 (5)
 
  Nigeria (aet)2
 
February 25 - Taif
 
  United States1 Third place
 
  Iraq1
 
March 3 - Riyadh
 
  United States2
 
  Brazil2
 
 
  United States 0
 

QuarterfinalsEdit

Portugal  1–0  Colombia
Jorge Couto 40’ (Report)

Soviet Union  4–4 (a.e.t.)  Nigeria
Kiriakov 30’, 58’
Tedeev 45’
Salenko 46’
(Report) Ohenhen 61’, 75’
Elijah 83’
Ugbade 84’
Penalties
Salenko  
Bezhenar  
Qosimov  
Benko  
3–5   Ohen
  Ogaba
  Onyemachara
  Adepoju
  Elijah

Brazil  1–0  Argentina
Marcelo Henrique 15’ (Report)

Iraq  1–2  United States
Kareem 35’ (Report) Henderson 17’
Brose 56’

SemifinalsEdit

Portugal  1–0  Brazil
Amaral 68' (Report)

Nigeria  2–1 (a.e.t.)  United States
Adepoju 47', 93' (Report) Snow 52' (pen.)

Third place play-offEdit

Brazil  2–0  United States
Franca 65'
Leonardo 69'
(Report)

FinalEdit

Portugal  2–0  Nigeria
Abel Silva 44'
Jorge Couto 76'
(Report)

ResultEdit

 1989 FIFA World Youth Championship Winners 
 
Portugal
First title

AwardsEdit

Golden Shoe Golden Ball FIFA Fair Play Award
  Oleg Salenko   Bismarck   United States

GoalscorersEdit

Final rankingEdit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Portugal 6 5 0 1 6 3 +3 10
2   Nigeria 6 2 2 2 9 10 –1 6
3   Brazil 6 5 0 1 13 2 +11 10
4   United States 6 2 1 3 7 9 –2 5
Eliminated in the quarter-finals
5   Soviet Union 4 3 1 0 11 6 +5 7
6   Iraq 4 3 0 1 5 2 +3 6
7   Argentina 4 1 0 3 3 4 –1 4
8   Colombia 4 1 0 3 3 5 –2 4
Eliminated at the group stage
9   Czechoslovakia 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 3
10   Saudi Arabia 3 1 0 2 4 3 +1 2
11   Norway 3 1 0 2 4 5 –1 2
12   East Germany 3 1 0 2 3 4 –1 2
13   Syria 3 1 0 2 4 6 –2 2
14   Costa Rica 3 1 0 2 2 4 –2 2
15   Spain 3 1 0 2 4 7 –3 2
16   Mali 3 0 1 2 1 9 –8 1

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The FIFA states "Russia" here, which is an anachronism.
  2. ^ a b Actually Slovakia, as the FIFA anachronistically reports.

External linksEdit