1954 FIFA Youth Tournament Under-18

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1954 FIFA Youth Tournament Under-18
Tournament details
Host country West Germany
Dates 10 April - 19 April
Teams 18
Final positions
Champions  Spain (2nd title)
Runners-up  West Germany
Third place  Argentina
Fourth place  Turkey
Belgium 1953
Italy 1955

The FIFA Youth Tournament Under-18 1954 Final Tournament was held in West Germany. It was the last time the FIFA was organiser, from next year on, the UEFA would take over.

Teams[edit]

The following teams entered the tournament:

Group Stage[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Argentina 3 3 0 0 13 1 +12 6
 East Germany 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 3
 Netherlands 3 0 2 1 3 11 –8 2
 France 3 0 1 2 4 8 –4 1


11 April East Germany  3–1  France
12 April Argentina  8–0  Netherlands
14 April Netherlands  2–2  France
Argentina  2–0  East Germany
15 April Argentina  3–1  France
Netherlands  1–1  East Germany

Group 2[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 3 3 0 0 11 1 +10 6
 Yugoslavia 3 1 1 1 3 4 –1 3
 Portugal 3 0 2 1 3 9 –6 2
 Republic of Ireland 3 0 1 2 4 7 –3 1


11 April Spain  2–0  Yugoslavia
Portugal  2–2  Republic of Ireland
13 April Spain  3–1  Republic of Ireland
Yugoslavia  1–1  Portugal
14 April Spain  6–0  Portugal
Yugoslavia  2–1  Republic of Ireland

Group 3[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Turkey 4 3 1 0 7 1 +6 7
 Belgium 4 2 1 1 5 7 –2 5
 Luxembourg 4 1 2 1 4 4 0 4
 Austria 4 1 1 2 8 8 0 3
 Switzerland 4 0 1 3 3 7 –4 1


10 April Belgium  0–0  Luxembourg
Austria  4–2  Switzerland
11 April Luxembourg  3–2  Austria
Turkey  4–0  Belgium
12 April Turkey  1–0  Switzerland
13 April Belgium  3–2  Austria
Luxembourg  0–0  Switzerland
14 April Turkey  2–1  Luxembourg
15 April Turkey  0–0  Austria
Belgium  2–1  Switzerland

Group 4[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Germany 4 3 1 0 16 4 +12 7
 Hungary 4 3 0 1 16 5 +11 6
 England 4 1 2 1 9 6 –3 4
 Saar 4 1 1 2 4 14 –10 3
 Northern Ireland 4 0 0 4 4 20 –16 0


10 April Hungary  6–0  Saar
England  5–0  Northern Ireland
11 April Hungary  3–1  Northern Ireland
Germany  6–1  Saar
12 April Germany  6–1  Northern Ireland
13 April Hungary  7–2  Northern Ireland
England  1–1  Saar
14 April Germany  2–0  Hungary
15 April England  2–2  Germany
Saar  2–1  Northern Ireland

Semifinals[edit]

Places 13-16[edit]

17 April 1954 (1954-04-17)
Saar  2 – 0  Austria
17 April 1954 (1954-04-17)
France  2 – 0  Republic of Ireland

Places 9-12[edit]

17 April 1954 (1954-04-17)
Luxembourg  2 – 0  England
17 April 1954 (1954-04-17)
Netherlands  4 – 2  Portugal

Places 5-8[edit]

17 April 1954 (1954-04-17)
Hungary  3 – 1  Belgium
17 April 1954 (1954-04-17)
Yugoslavia  3 – 1  East Germany

Places 1-4[edit]

17 April 1954 (1954-04-17)
Spain  1 – 0  Argentina
17 April 1954 (1954-04-17)
Germany  2 – 1  Turkey

Final Matches[edit]

Seventeenth Place Match[edit]

18 April 1954 (1954-04-18)
Switzerland  2 – 0  Northern Ireland

Fifteenth Place Match[edit]

18 April 1954 (1954-04-18)
Austria  3 – 0  Republic of Ireland

Thirteenth Place Match[edit]

18 April 1954 (1954-04-18)
Saar  3 – 0  France

Eleventh Place Match[edit]

18 April 1954 (1954-04-18)
Portugal  2 – 0  England

Ninth Place Match[edit]

18 April 1954 (1954-04-18)
Luxembourg  5 – 0
regulatory score
 Netherlands

Seventh Place Match[edit]

18 April 1954 (1954-04-18)
East Germany  3 – 2  Belgium

Fifth Place Match[edit]

18 April 1954 (1954-04-18)
Hungary  1 – 0  Yugoslavia

Third Place Match[edit]

19 April 1954 (1954-04-19)
Argentina  1 – 0  Turkey

Final[edit]

19 April 1954 (1954-04-19)
Spain  (aet)2 – 2
Spain win based on goal average in group stage
 Germany


 1954 FIFA Youth Tournament Under-18 

Spain
Second title

External links[edit]