1993 FIFA World Youth Championship

The 1993 FIFA World Youth Championship, known as the 1993 FIFA/Coca-Cola World Youth Championship for sponsorship purposes, was the 9th staging of the FIFA World Youth Championship. It took place across five cities in Australia. The tournament was to be held originally in Yugoslavia, but due to the Yugoslav Wars, was moved to Australia.

1993 FIFA World Youth Championship
FIFA Youth World Cup
Australia 1993
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Tournament details
Host countryAustralia
Dates5–20 March
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)5 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Brazil (3rd title)
Runners-up Ghana
Third place England
Fourth place Australia
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored82 (2.56 per match)
Attendance478,003 (14,938 per match)
Top scorer(s)Brazil Gian
Brazil Adriano
Australia Ante Milicic
Mexico Nieto
United States Chris Faklaris
Colombia Henry Zambrano
Ghana Augustine Ahinful
(3 goals)
Best player(s)Brazil Adriano
Fair play award England
1991
1995

Brazil won their third World Youth Championship title after beating Ghana 2–1.

VenuesEdit

Sydney Melbourne Adelaide
Sydney Football Stadium Olympic Park Stadium Football Park
Capacity: 45,500 Capacity: 18,500 Capacity: 51,240
     
Brisbane Canberra
Lang Park Bruce Stadium
Capacity: 52,500 Capacity: 25,011
   

QualificationEdit

For the first time ever, Russia competed after the dissolution of Soviet Union. It was also the first time Germany played after the reunification. However, as they are designated as descendant of East Germany and West Germany respectively, they are not considered as tournament debutants.

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) 1992 AFC Youth Championship   Saudi Arabia
  South Korea
CAF (Africa) 1993 African Youth Championship   Cameroon
  Ghana1
CONCACAF
(North, Central America & Caribbean)
1992 CONCACAF U-20 Tournament   Mexico
  United States
CONMEBOL (South America) 1992 South American Youth Championship   Brazil
  Colombia
  Uruguay
OFC (Oceania) Host nation   Australia
UEFA (Europe) 1992 UEFA European Under-18 Football Championship   England
  Germany2
  Norway
  Portugal
  Russia3
  Turkey1
1.^ Teams that made their debut.
2.^ Germany made their debut as a unified nation. They were chosen as the descendant of the now-defunct West Germany, which qualified in 1981 and 1987 tournaments. The now-defunct East Germany qualified in 1987 and 1989 tournaments.
3.^ Russia made their debut as independent nation. They were chosen as the descendant of the now-defunct Soviet Union, which qualified in 1977, 1979, 1983, 1985, 1989, and 1991 tournaments.

SquadsEdit

Group stageEdit

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

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1   Russia 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 4 Advance to knockout stage
2   Australia (H) 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 4
3   Cameroon 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1 2
4   Colombia 3 1 0 2 5 7 −2 2
Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host
Australia  2–1  Colombia
Milicic   39'
Muscat   78'
Report Zambrano   35'

Russia  2–0  Cameroon
Zazulin   1'
Karataev   37'
Report
Attendance: 5,362

Colombia  3–2  Cameroon
Zambrano   43', 83'
Restrepo   45'
Report Foé   12'
Ndiefi   44'

Australia  3–1  Russia
Magomedov   12' (o.g.)
Milicic   69'
Agostino   81'
Report Chudin   18'

Colombia  1–3  Russia
Betancourth   63' (pen.) Report Karataev   6' (pen.)
Ananko   19'
Savchenko   86'

Australia  0–2  Cameroon
Report Tchoutang   44'
Embe   90'

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1   Uruguay 3 2 1 0 5 3 +2 5 Advance to knockout stage
2   Ghana 3 1 2 0 5 3 +2 4
3   Germany 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 3
4   Portugal 3 0 0 3 1 5 −4 0
Portugal  0–1  Germany
(Report) Jancker   86'
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Rémi Harrel (France)

Uruguay  1–1  Ghana
Correa   22' (Report) Ahinful   72'
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Ahmet Çakar (Turkey)

Germany  2–2  Ghana
Breitenreiter   39'
Jancker   80'
(Report) Kuffour   36'
Duah   70'

Portugal  1–2  Uruguay
Bambo   32' (Report) O'Neill   8', 87'
Attendance: 6,000

Germany  1–2  Uruguay
Breitenreiter   74' (Report) López   2'
Correa   65'
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Ahmet Çakar (Turkey)

Portugal  0–2  Ghana
(Report) Lamptey   5'
Akonnor   42'

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1   England 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2 5 Advance to knockout stage
2   United States 3 1 1 1 8 4 +4 3
3   South Korea 3 0 3 0 3 3 0 3
4   Turkey 3 0 1 2 1 7 −6 1
South Korea  1–1  England
Steve Watson (own goal)   32' (Report) Pearce   82'
Attendance: 15,732

Turkey  0–6  United States
(Report) Baba   22'
Joseph   26', 72'
Faklaris   28', 46', 90'
Attendance: 15,732

England  1–0  United States
Bart-Williams   69' (Report)

South Korea  1–1  Turkey
Cho Jin-ho   32' (Report) Reçber   85'

England  1–0  Turkey
Joachim   12' (Report)
Attendance: 12,972

South Korea  2–2  United States
Lee Ki-hyung   39', 52' (Report) Kelly   37'
Zavagnin   78'
Attendance: 12,972

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1   Brazil 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 5 Advance to knockout stage
2   Mexico 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 4
3   Saudi Arabia 3 0 2 1 1 2 −1 2
4   Norway 3 0 1 2 0 5 −5 1
Mexico  3–0  Norway
Nieto   45', 71'
Olalde   84'
(Report)
Attendance: 10,000

Brazil  0–0  Saudi Arabia
(Report)
Attendance: 10,000

Norway  0–0  Saudi Arabia
(Report)
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Omer Yengo (Congo)

Mexico  1–2  Brazil
Nieto   80' (Report) Adriano   22' (pen.)
Gian   56' (pen.)

Norway  0–2  Brazil
(Report) Gian   59'
Adriano   62'
Attendance: 7,000

Mexico  2–1  Saudi Arabia
Salazar   60', 72' (Report) Al Takrouni   5'
Attendance: 7,000

Knockout stageEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
13 March - Sydney
 
 
  Russia 0
 
17 March - Sydney
 
  Ghana3
 
  Ghana2
 
14 March - Melbourne
 
  England1
 
  England (pen.)0 (4)
 
20 March - Sydney
 
  Mexico0 (3)
 
  Ghana1
 
13 March - Brisbane
 
  Brazil2
 
  Uruguay1
 
17 March - Melbourne
 
  Australia (aet)2
 
  Australia0
 
14 March - Adelaide
 
  Brazil2 Third place
 
  Brazil3
 
20 March - Sydney
 
  United States0
 
  England2
 
 
  Australia 1
 

Quarter-finalsEdit

Uruguay  1–2 (a.e.t.)  Australia
Sena Lamela   21' (Report) Agostino   59'
Carbone   99'
Attendance: 14,000
Referee: Rémi Harrel (France)

Russia  0–3  Ghana
(Report) Ahinful   72'
Addo   75'
Asare 83


Brazil  3–0  United States
Bruno   32', 90'
Adriano   51'
(Report)
Attendance: 12,000

Semi-finalsEdit

Australia  0–2  Brazil
(Report) Marcelinho   77'
Catê   89'
Attendance: 22,100

Ghana  2–1  England
Ahinful   14' (pen.)
Gargo   24'
(Report) Pollock   49' (pen.)

Third place play-offEdit

England  2–1  Australia
Unsworth   39'
Joachim   85'
(Report) Milicic   52'

FinalEdit

Ghana  1–2Brazil  
Duah   15' (Report) Yan   50'
Gian   88'
Attendance: 40,015
Referee: Ahmet Çakar (Turkey)

ResultEdit

 FIFA World Youth Championship 1993 Winners 
 
Brazil
Third title

AwardsEdit

Golden Shoe Golden Ball Fair Play Award
  Henry Zambrano   Adriano   England

GoalscorersEdit

Henry Zambrano of Colombia won the Golden Shoe award for scoring three goals. In total, 82 goals were scored by 56 different players, with two of them credited as own goals.

3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

Final rankingEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1   Brazil 6 5 1 0 11 2 +9 11 Champions
2   Ghana 6 3 2 1 11 6 +5 8 Runners-up
3   England 6 3 2 1 6 4 +2 8 Third place
4   Australia (H) 6 3 0 3 8 9 −1 6 Fourth place
5   Mexico 4 2 1 1 6 3 +3 5 Eliminated in
Quarter-finals
6   Uruguay 4 2 1 1 6 5 +1 5
7   Russia 4 2 0 2 6 7 −1 4
8   United States 4 1 1 2 8 6 +2 3
9   Germany 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 3 Eliminated in
Group stage
10   South Korea 3 0 3 0 4 4 0 3
11   Cameroon 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1 2
12   Colombia 3 1 0 2 5 7 −2 2
13   Saudi Arabia 3 0 2 1 1 2 −1 2
14   Norway 3 0 1 2 0 5 −5 1
15   Turkey 3 0 1 2 1 8 −7 1
16   Portugal 3 0 0 3 1 5 −4 0
Source: rsssf.com
(H) Host

External linksEdit