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1995 FIFA World Youth Championship

The 1995 FIFA World Youth Championship, known as the 1995 FIFA/Coca-Cola World Youth Championship for sponsorship purposes, was the 10th edition of the FIFA World Youth Championship. It was held in Qatar from 13 to 28 April 1995. The tournament took place in three venues within the city of Doha. The tournament was originally going to be held in Nigeria. Due to a meningitis outbreak, however, Nigeria withdrew from hosting duties and FIFA relocated the event to Qatar.

1995 FIFA World Youth Championship
1995 بطولة العالم للشباب تحت 20 سنة
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Tournament details
Host countryQatar
Dates13–28 April
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)3 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Argentina (2nd title)
Runners-up Brazil
Third place Portugal
Fourth place Spain
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored105 (3.28 per match)
Attendance455,000 (14,219 per match)
Top scorer(s)Spain Joseba Etxeberria (7 goals)
Best player(s)Brazil Caio
Fair play award Japan
1993
1997

Contents

QualificationEdit

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) 1994 AFC Youth Championship   Japan
  Syria
CAF (Africa) 1995 African Youth Championship   Burundi1
  Cameroon
CONCACAF
(North, Central America & Caribbean)
1994 CONCACAF U-20 Tournament   Costa Rica
  Honduras
CONMEBOL (South America) 1995 South American Youth Championship   Argentina
  Brazil
  Chile
OFC (Oceania) 1994 OFC U-20 Championship   Australia
UEFA (Europe) 1994 UEFA European Under-18 Football Championship   Germany
  Netherlands
  Portugal
  Russia
  Spain
Host nation   Qatar
1.^ Teams that made their debut.

SquadsEdit

For a list of the squads see 1995 FIFA World Youth Championship squads

Group stagesEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
  Brazil 7 3 2 1 0 8 0 +8 Advanced to the quarter-finals
  Russia 5 3 1 2 0 3 1 +2
  Syria 3 3 1 0 2 1 8 −7
  Qatar 1 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3
Qatar  1–1  Russia
Al Enazi 54' (Report) Semak 52'

Syria  0–6  Brazil
(Report) Reinaldo 12' (pen.), 25', 70'
Élder 67'
Caio 73'
Murilo 85'
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Alain Sars (France)

Qatar  0–1  Syria
(Report) Al Boushi 52'

Russia  0–0  Brazil
(Report)
Attendance: 5,000

Qatar  0–2  Brazil
(Report) Caio 50'
Élder 61'

Russia  2–0  Syria
Chumachenko 2'
Lysenko 90'
(Report)
Attendance: 3,000

Group BEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
  Spain 9 3 3 0 0 13 5 +8 Advanced to the quarter-finals
  Japan 4 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1
  Chile 2 3 0 2 1 6 9 −3
  Burundi 1 3 0 1 2 2 8 −6
Burundi  1–5  Spain
Ndayishimite 82' (Report) Martínez 26'
Raúl 36'
Roger 40' (pen.)
Etxeberria 72', 86'
Attendance: 1,000

Chile  2–2  Japan
Rozental 11' (pen.), 67' (Report) Oki 47'
Nakata 87'
Attendance: 2,000

Burundi  1–1  Chile
Butunungu 83' (Report) Rozental 14'

Spain  2–1  Japan
Roger 8'
Raúl 83'
(Report) Nakata 69'
Attendance: 4,000

Burundi  0–2  Japan
(Report) Yasunaga 10'
Yamada 17' (pen.)
Attendance: 4,000

Spain  6–3  Chile
Etxeberria 9', 13'
Ochoa 20', 61'
Salgado 47'
De la Peña 80' (pen.)
(Report) Rozental 52'
Poli 77'
Lobos 83'

Group CEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
  Portugal 9 3 3 0 0 7 2 +5 Advanced to the quarter-finals
  Argentina 6 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2
  Netherlands 3 3 1 0 2 7 5 +2
  Honduras 0 3 0 0 3 5 14 −9
Netherlands  0–1  Argentina
(Report) Garrone 90'

Honduras  2–3  Portugal
Guevara 26'
Cabrera 34'
(Report) Nuno Gomes 18', 66'
Dani 53'

Netherlands  7–1  Honduras
Wooter 3', 44'
Witzenhausen 10', 24', 77'
Gehring 67'
Bouma 78'
(Report) [1] Oseguera 48' (pen.)
Attendance: 20,000

Argentina  0–1  Portugal
(Report) Dani 71'
Attendance: 8,000

Netherlands  0–3  Portugal
(Report) Beto 9' (pen.)
Dani 47'
Agostinho 70'

Argentina  4–2  Honduras
Ibagaza 6'
Pena 39', 42', 72'
(Report) Guevara 48'
Medina 60'
Attendance: 3,000

Group DEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
  Cameroon 7 3 2 1 0 7 4 +3 Advanced to the quarter-finals
  Australia 4 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1
  Costa Rica 3 3 1 0 2 3 6 −3
  Germany 2 3 0 2 1 3 4 −1
Australia  2–0  Costa Rica
Viduka 51'
Enes 74' (pen.)
(Report)

Cameroon  1–1  Germany
Simo 90' (Report) Hinz 9' (pen.)
Attendance: 1,000

Australia  2–3  Cameroon
Viduka 11', 72' (Report) Ntamag 52', 90'
Ndiefi 67'
Attendance: 5,000

Costa Rica  2–1  Germany
Bennette 42' (pen.)
Soto 52'
(Report) Walle 90'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Alain Sars (France)

Australia  1–1  Germany
Viduka 54' (Report) Rath 23'

Costa Rica  1–3  Cameroon
Bennette 30' (Report) Ndiefi 26'
Essa 36', 75'
Attendance: 6,000

Knockout StagesEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
April 23 - Doha
 
 
  Brazil2
 
April 25 - Doha
 
  Japan1
 
  Brazil1
 
April 23 - Doha
 
  Portugal0
 
  Portugal (aet)2
 
April 28 - Doha
 
  Australia1
 
  Brazil0
 
April 23 - Doha
 
  Argentina2
 
  Spain4
 
April 25 - Doha
 
  Russia1
 
  Spain0
 
April 23 - Doha
 
  Argentina3 Third place
 
  Cameroon0
 
April 28 - Doha
 
  Argentina2
 
  Portugal3
 
 
  Spain 2
 

Quarter-finalsEdit

Brazil  2–1  Japan
Caio 26', 40' (Report) Oku 15'

Spain  4–1  Russia
Raúl 3'
Etxeberria 13', 21', 62'
(Report) Lipko 65' (pen.)
Attendance: 4,000

Portugal  2–1 (a.e.t.)  Australia
Agostinho 66', 100' (Report) Carlos Felipe 72' (o.g.)
Attendance: 5,000

Cameroon  0–2  Argentina
(Report) Guerrero 37'
Coyette 49'
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Alain Sars (France)

Semi-finalsEdit

Brazil  1–0  Portugal
Caio 90' (Report)

Spain  0–3  Argentina
(Report) Biagini 21'
Coyette 54'
Chaparro 81'

Third place play-offEdit

Portugal  3–2  Spain
Nuno Gomes 68', 82'
Dani 73'
(Report) Salgado 25'
De la Peña 38'

FinalEdit

Brazil  0–2  Argentina
(Report) Biagini 25'
Guerrero 89'

ResultEdit

 FIFA World Youth Championship 1995 Winners 
 
Argentina
Second title

AwardsEdit

Golden Shoe Golden Ball FIFA Fair Play Award
  Joseba Etxeberria   Caio   Japan

GoalscorersEdit

Final rankingEdit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Argentina 6 5 0 1 12 3 +9 15
2   Brazil 6 4 1 1 11 3 +8 13
3   Portugal 6 5 0 1 12 6 +6 15
4   Spain 6 4 0 2 19 12 +7 12
Eliminated in the quarter-finals
5   Cameroon 4 2 1 1 7 6 +1 7
6   Russia 4 1 2 1 4 5 –1 5
7   Australia 4 1 1 2 6 6 0 4
7   Japan 4 1 1 2 6 6 0 4
Eliminated at the group stage
9   Netherlands 3 1 0 2 7 5 +2 3
10   Costa Rica 3 1 0 2 3 6 –3 3
11   Syria 3 1 0 2 1 8 –7 3
12   Germany 3 0 2 1 3 4 –1 2
13   Chile 3 0 2 1 6 9 –3 2
14   Qatar 3 0 1 2 1 4 –3 1
15   Burundi 3 0 1 2 2 8 –6 1
16   Honduras 3 0 0 3 5 14 –9 0

NotesEdit

  1. ^ FIFA reports this match was halted after 77 minutes because Honduras were left with only six players on the field, after four red cards, and one serious injury, with no more substitutions available. FIFA incorrectly state that a team with only seven players is not allowed (seven is Ok, six is not). FIFA (and others) report the game ended after 77 minutes, along with a 78th-minute goal. Those times may seem contradictory, but they are not. Goals are always attributed to the minute that has not yet ended. But the record of an abandoned game always reports the number of minutes completed. For example, the last goal could have been scored (let's say) at precisely 77 minutes and 20 seconds after the initial whistle. And let's further say it was followed just 20 seconds later by the decision to abandon the game. The official record would show a 78th-minute goal in a game that was abandoned after 77 minutes (just like this game).
  2. ^ FIFA reports Doha Stadium as the one used in the final. However, no such stadium existed in Qatar at that time. The RSSSF indicates the Khalifa Stadium instead, which is something much more probable, since it was by then the only stadium in Doha with the capacity stated for this final.

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