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1991 FIFA World Youth Championship

The 1991 FIFA World Youth Championship was the eighth staging of the FIFA World Youth Championship, an international football competition organized by FIFA for men's youth national teams, and the eighth since it was established in 1977 as the FIFA World Youth Tournament. The final tournament took place for the first time in Portugal, between 14 and 30 June 1991. Matches were played across five venues in as many cities: Faro, Braga, Guimarães, Porto and Lisbon. Nigeria originally won the bid to host but was stripped of its right after found guilty for committing age fabrication.[1]

1991 FIFA World Youth Championship
Campeonato Mundial de Júniores
Portugal '91
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Tournament details
Host countryPortugal
Dates14–30 June
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)5 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Portugal (2nd title)
Runners-up Brazil
Third place Soviet Union
Fourth place Australia
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored82 (2.56 per match)
Attendance731,500 (22,859 per match)
Top scorer(s)Soviet Union Sergey Shcherbakov
(5 goals)
Best player(s)Portugal Emílio Peixe
Fair play award Soviet Union
1989
1993

North Korea and South Korea competed for the first time as a united team, although FIFA attributes its historical data to South Korea.[2] Portugal entered the competition as the defending champions, after winning the previous tournament. They reached the final, where a record attendance of 127,000 witnessed the hosts defeat Portuguese-speaking rival Brazil 4–2 on penalties to secure their second consecutive title.

Contents

QualificationEdit

In addition to the host team, Portugal, 15 other national teams qualified from six continental tournaments.

Confederation Qualifying tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) 1990 AFC Youth Championship   South Korea
  Syria
CAF (Africa) 1991 African Youth Championship   Ivory Coast
  Egypt
CONCACAF (North, Central America & Caribbean) 1990 CONCACAF U-20 Tournament   Mexico
  Trinidad and Tobago1
CONMEBOL (South America) 1991 South American Youth Championship   Argentina
  Brazil
  Uruguay
OFC (Oceania) 1990 OFC U-20 Championship   Australia
UEFA (Europe) 1990 UEFA European Under-18 Championship   England
  Republic of Ireland
  Soviet Union
  Spain
  Sweden1
Host nation   Portugal
1.^ Teams that made their debut.

Match officialsEdit

SquadsEdit

For a list of all squads that played in the final tournament, see 1991 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
  Portugal 6 3 3 0 0 6 0 +6 Advanced to the quarter-finals
  Korea 3 3 1 1 1 2 2 0
  Republic of Ireland 2 3 0 2 1 3 5 −2
  Argentina 1 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4
Portugal  2–0  Republic of Ireland
Pinto   17'
Capucho   78'
Report
Attendance: 65,000

Argentina  0–1  Korea
Report In-Chol   88'
Attendance: 2,000

Republic of Ireland  1–1  Korea
McCarthy   58' Report Chol   89'
Attendance: 5,500

Portugal  3–0  Argentina
Gil   56'
Torres   80'
Toni   86'
Report
Attendance: 60,000

Republic of Ireland  2–2  Argentina
O'Connor   9'
Gallagher   63'
Report Delgado   55'
Molina   57' (pen.)

Portugal  1–0  Korea
Torres   42' Report
Attendance: 38,000

Group BEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
  Brazil 5 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 Advanced to the quarter-finals
  Mexico 4 3 1 2 0 6 3 +3
  Sweden 2 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2
  Ivory Coast 1 3 0 1 2 3 7 −4
Mexico  3–0  Sweden
Hernández   20'
Pineda   51'
Álvarez Arcos   64'
Report
Attendance: 2,000

Brazil  2–1  Ivory Coast
Andrei   29'
Luíz Fernando   79'
Report Tiehi   48'
Attendance: 8,000

Brazil  2–2  Mexico
Nunes   18'
Luíz Fernando   45'
Report Pineda   57'67'

Ivory Coast  1–4  Sweden
Mambo   64' (pen.) Report Rödlund   13'
Bild   23'46'
Andersson   87'

Ivory Coast  1–1  Mexico
Seri   79' Report Pineda   83'

Brazil  2–0  Sweden
Nunes   29'
Élber   78'
Report
Attendance: 4,000

Group CEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
  Australia 6 3 3 0 0 4 0 +4 Advanced to the quarter-finals
  Soviet Union 4 3 2 0 1 5 1 +4
  Egypt 2 3 1 0 2 6 2 +4
  Trinidad and Tobago 0 3 0 0 3 0 12 −12
Trinidad and Tobago  0–2  Australia
Report Okon   52'
Seal   76'

Egypt  0–1  Soviet Union
Report Scherbakov   6'

Trinidad and Tobago  0–6  Egypt
Report Hussein   8'
Sadek   24'
Ismail   36'
Sakr   60'
El-Sheshini   79'
Abdel Aziz   82'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Wei Jihong (China)

Australia  1–0  Soviet Union
Maloney   21' Report

Australia  1–0  Egypt
Trajanovski   43' Report

Trinidad and Tobago  0–4  Soviet Union
Report Pokhlebayev   9'
Konovalov   15'
Mikhailenko   22'
Scherbakov   35'

Group DEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
  Spain 5 3 2 1 0 7 0 +7 Advanced to the quarter-finals
  Syria 4 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1
  England 2 3 0 2 1 3 4 −1
  Uruguay 1 3 0 1 2 0 7 −7
England  0–1  Spain
Report Pier   84'
Attendance: 11,500

Syria  1–0  Uruguay
Ramadan   57' Report
Attendance: 5,500
Referee: Alhagi Faye (Gambia)

Spain  6–0  Uruguay
Pier   10' (pen.)34'
Urzáiz   22'75'80' (pen.)
Mauricio   36'
Report

England  3–3  Syria
Allen   12'
Awford   69'84'
Report Ramadan   18'
Awad   27'
Helou   65'

Spain  0–0  Syria
Report

England  0–0  Uruguay
Report
Attendance: 5,000

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
June 22 – Lisbon
 
 
  Portugal (a.e.t.)2
 
June 26 – Lisbon
 
  Mexico1
 
  Portugal1
 
June 23 – Braga
 
  Australia0
 
  Australia (p)1 (5)
 
June 29 – Lisbon
 
  Syria1 (4)
 
  Portugal (p)0 (4)
 
June 22 – Porto
 
  Brazil0 (2)
 
  Brazil5
 
June 26 – Guimarães
 
  Korea1
 
  Brazil3
 
July 23 – Faro
 
  Soviet Union0 Third place
 
  Spain1
 
June 29 – Porto
 
  Soviet Union3
 
  Australia1 (4)
 
 
  Soviet Union (p)1 (5)
 

Quarter-finalsEdit

Portugal  2–1 (a.e.t.)  Mexico
Torres   3' (pen.)
Toni   101'
Report Mendoza   35'
Attendance: 90,000

Brazil  5–1  Korea
Marquinhos   15'
Élber   41'67'
Djair   47'53'
Report Chol   40'
Attendance: 25,000

Australia  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Syria
Seal   20' Report A. Mando   56'
Penalties
Seal  
Okon  
Kindtner  
Muscat  
Babic  
Stanton  
5–4   F. Mando
  Khalifeh
  Ghaeb
  Abdul Razak
  Ramadan
  Sibai

Spain  1–3  Soviet Union
Urzáiz   85' Report Scherbakov   35'64'
Mandreko   80'

Semi-finalsEdit

Brazil  3–0  Soviet Union
Marquinhos   15'
Castro   18'
Élber   32'
Report

Portugal  1–0  Australia
Rui Costa   31' Report
Attendance: 112,000

Third place play-offEdit

Australia  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Soviet Union
Seal   87' Report Scherbakov   39' (pen.)
Penalties
Seal  
Okon  
Corica  
Babic  
Popovic  
Stanton  
4–5   Pokhlebayev
  Bushmanov
  Babalaryan
  Mamchur
  Scherbakov
  Minko
Attendance: 6,000

FinalEdit

Portugal  0–0 (a.e.t.)  Brazil
Report
Penalties
Jorge Costa  
Figo  
Paulo Torres  
Rui Costa  
4–2   Ramon
  Élber
  Andrei
  Marquinhos
Attendance: 127,000


 1991 FIFA World Youth Championship Winners 
 
Portugal
Second title

AwardsEdit

Golden Shoe Golden Ball Fair Play Award
  Serhiy Scherbakov   Emílio Peixe   Soviet Union

GoalscorersEdit

Final rankingEdit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Portugal 6 5 1 0 9 1 +8 11
2   Brazil 6 4 2 0 14 4 +10 10
3   Soviet Union 6 3 1 2 9 6 +3 7
4   Australia 6 3 2 1 6 3 +3 8
Eliminated in the quarter-finals
5   Spain 4 2 1 1 8 3 +5 5
6   Syria 4 1 3 0 5 4 +1 5
7   Mexico 4 1 2 1 7 5 +2 4
8   Korea 4 1 1 2 3 7 –4 3
Eliminated at the group stage
9   Egypt 3 1 0 2 6 2 +4 2
10   Sweden 3 1 0 2 4 6 –2 2
11   England 3 0 2 1 3 4 –1 2
12   Republic of Ireland 3 0 2 1 3 5 –2 2
13   Ivory Coast 3 0 1 2 3 7 –4 1
14   Argentina 3 0 1 2 2 6 –4 1
15   Uruguay 3 0 1 2 0 7 –7 1
16   Trinidad and Tobago 3 0 0 3 0 12 –12 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "After The Eaglets Have Landed". NigeriaVillageSquare.com. 26 February 2007. Retrieved 13 April 2011.
  2. ^ "FIFA World Youth Championship Portugal 1991 – Teams". FIFA. Retrieved 10 June 2014.

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