1953 FIFA Youth Tournament Under-18

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1953 FIFA Youth Tournament Under-18
Tournament details
Host country Belgium
Dates 31 March - 6 April
Teams 16
Final positions
Champions  Hungary (1st title)
Runners-up  Yugoslavia
Third place  Turkey
Fourth place  Spain
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Spain 1952
Germany 1954

The FIFA Youth Tournament Under-18 1953 Final Tournament was held in Belgium. Argentina was the first non-European team that entered.

Teams[edit]

The following teams entered the tournament:

First Round[edit]

31 March 1953 (1953-03-31)
England  2 – 0  Belgium
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Germany  3 – 2  Argentina
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Hungary  4 – 0  Switzerland
31 March 1953 (1953-03-31)
Republic of Ireland  1 – 0  Netherlands
31 March 1953 (1953-03-31)
Luxembourg  4 – 3  Austria
31 March 1953 (1953-03-31)
Spain  5 – 0  Saar
31 March 1953 (1953-03-31)
Turkey  1 – 0  France
31 March 1953 (1953-03-31)
Yugoslavia  5 – 1  Northern Ireland

Quarterfinals[edit]

Places 9-16[edit]

2 April 1953 (1953-04-02)
France  2 – 1  Austria
2 April 1953 (1953-04-02)
Netherlands  2 – 1  Switzerland
2 April 1953 (1953-04-02)
Belgium  4 – 3  Northern Ireland
2 April 1953 (1953-04-02)
Argentina  7 – 0  Saar

Places 1-8[edit]

2 April 1953 (1953-04-02)
Hungary  4 – 0  Republic of Ireland
2 April 1953 (1953-04-02)
Spain  5 – 1  Germany
2 April 1953 (1953-04-02)
Turkey  3 – 0  Luxembourg
2 April 1953 (1953-04-02)
Yugoslavia  (aet)1 – 1
Yugoslavia win coin toss
 England

Semifinals[edit]

Places 13-16[edit]

4 April 1953 (1953-04-04)
Switzerland  3 – 1  Austria
4 April 1953 (1953-04-04)
Saar  6 – 5  Northern Ireland

Places 9-12[edit]

4 April 1953 (1953-04-04)
Netherlands  3 – 0  France
4 April 1953 (1953-04-04)
Argentina  4 – 1  Belgium

Places 5-8[edit]

4 April 1953 (1953-04-04)
England  3 – 1  Germany
4 April 1953 (1953-04-04)
Republic of Ireland  3 – 2  Luxembourg

Places 1-4[edit]

4 April 1953 (1953-04-04)
Hungary  2 – 0  Turkey
4 April 1953 (1953-04-04)
Yugoslavia  3 – 1  Spain

Final Matches[edit]

Fifteenth Place Match[edit]

5 April 1953 (1953-04-05)
Northern Ireland  2 – 1  Austria

Thirteenth Place Match[edit]

5 April 1953 (1953-04-05)
Switzerland  2 – 2
Saar refused to play extra time
 Saar

Eleventh Place Match[edit]

5 April 1953 (1953-04-05)
Belgium  4 – 3  France

Ninth Place Match[edit]

5 April 1953 (1953-04-05)
Argentina  3 – 1  Netherlands

Seventh Place Match[edit]

5 April 1953 (1953-04-05)
Luxembourg  3 – 2  Germany

Fifth Place Match[edit]

5 April 1953 (1953-04-05)
England  2 – 0  Republic of Ireland

Third Place Match[edit]

6 April 1953 (1953-04-06)
Turkey  3 – 2  Spain

Final[edit]

6 April 1953 (1953-04-06)
Hungary  2 – 0  Yugoslavia


 1953 FIFA Youth Tournament Under-18 

Hungary
First title

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