1977 FIFA World Youth Championship

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1977 FIFA World Youth Championship
كأس العالم للشباب تحت 20 سنة 1977
Tournament details
Host country Tunisia
Dates June 27–July 10
Teams 16 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Soviet Union (1st title)
Runners-up  Mexico
Third place  Brazil
Fourth place  Uruguay
Tournament statistics
Matches played 28
Goals scored 70 (2.5 per match)
Top scorer(s) Brazil Guina (4 goals)
Best player Soviet Union Vladimir Bessonov
Japan 1979

The 1977 FIFA World Youth Championship was the inaugural staging of the FIFA World Youth Championship and was held in Tunisia from June 27 to July 10, 1977. The tournament took place in four venues — Tunis, Rades, Sousse and Sfax — where a total of 28 matches were played, the smallest number in its history. The winner was USSR, who beat Mexico by a penalty shootout, in a final held at Tunis's Stade El Menzah.

The Tournament Committee was chaired by FIFA Vice-President Harry Cavan, who had spearheaded the creation of the World Youth Championship.

Qualification[edit]

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) 1977 AFC Youth Championship  Iran
 Iraq
CAF (Africa) 1977 African U-21 Qualifying for World Cup  Ivory Coast
 Morocco
CONCACAF
(North, Central America & Caribbean)
1976 CONCACAF U-20 Tournament  Honduras
 Mexico
CONMEBOL (South America) 1977 South American Youth Championship  Brazil
 Paraguay
 Uruguay
UEFA (Europe) 1976 UEFA European Under-18 Football Championship  Austria
 France
 Hungary
 Italy
 Soviet Union
 Spain
Host nation  Tunisia

Squads[edit]

For a list of all squads that played in the final tournament, see 1977 FIFA World Youth Championship squads.

Group stage[edit]

The group winners advanced directly to the semifinals.

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Mexico 4 3 1 2 0 8 2 +6
 Spain 3 3 1 1 1 3 3 0
 France 3 3 1 1 1 3 3 0
 Tunisia 2 3 1 0 2 1 7 −6
June 27, 1977
12:00
France  1 – 2  Spain
Bacconnier Goal 75' (Report) [1] Escobar Goal 29'
Casas Goal 60'
Stade El Menzah, Rades
Attendance: Not available
Referee: Orhan Cebe (Turkey)

June 27, 1977
16:00
Mexico  6 – 0  Tunisia
Manzo Goal 46, 47'
Placencia Goal 48, 69, 72'
Garduno Goal 56'
(Report)
Stade El Menzah, Rades
Attendance: Not available
Referee: Farouk Bouzo (Syria)

June 30, 1977
12:00
Spain  1 – 1  Mexico
Escobar Goal 46' (Report) Rodríguez Goal 73'
Stade El Menzah, Rades
Attendance: Not available
Referee: Franz Woehrer (Austria)

June 30, 1977
16:00
Tunisia  0 – 1  France
(Report) Meyer Goal 20'
Stade El Menzah, Rades
Attendance: Not available
Referee: Arturo Andrés Ithurralde (Argentina)

July 3, 1977
12:00
France  1 – 1  Mexico
Wiss Goal 64' (Report) Moses Goal 70'
Stade El Menzah, Rades
Attendance: Not available
Referee: Gianfranco Menegali (Italy)

July 3, 1977
16:00
Spain  0 – 1  Tunisia
(Report) Ben Fattoum Goal 52'
Stade El Menzah, Rades
Attendance: Not available
Referee: Eldar Azim Zade (Soviet Union) [2]

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Uruguay 6 3 3 0 0 6 1 +5
 Honduras 4 3 2 0 1 3 1 +2
 Hungary 2 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1
 Morocco 0 3 0 0 3 0 6 −6
June 28, 1977
12:00
Morocco  0 – 1  Honduras
(Report) Norales Goal 46'
Stade Chedli Zouiten, Tunis
Attendance: Not available
Referee: Gerard Racine (Switzerland)

June 28, 1977
16:00
Uruguay  2 – 1  Hungary
Diogo Goal 15'
Bica Goal 25' (pen.)
(Report) Péter Goal 17'
Stade Chedli Zouiten, Tunis
Attendance: Not available
Referee: Gianfranco Menegali (Italy)

July 1, 1977
12:00
Honduras  0 – 1  Uruguay
(Report) Nadal Goal 29'
Stade Chedli Zouiten, Tunis
Attendance: Not available
Referee: Birame N'Diaye (Senegal)

July 1, 1977
16:00
Hungary  2 – 0  Morocco
Kerekes Goal 26'
Nagy Goal 56'
(Report)
Stade Chedli Zouiten, Tunis
Attendance: Not available
Referee: Arnaldo Coelho (Brazil)

July 4, 1977
12:00
Hungary  0 – 2  Honduras
(Report) Yearwood Goal 7'
Duarte Goal 30'
Stade Chedli Zouiten, Tunis
Attendance: Not available
Referee: Sahar El Hawary (Egypt)

July 4, 1977
16:00
Uruguay  3 – 0  Morocco
Nadal Goal 36'
Enrique Goal 44'
Ramos Goal 51'
(Report)
Stade Chedli Zouiten, Tunis
Attendance: Not available
Referee: Farouk Bouzo (Syria)

Group C[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Brazil 5 3 2 1 0 8 2 +6
 Iran 3 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1
 Italy 2 3 0 2 1 1 3 −2
 Ivory Coast 2 3 0 2 1 2 5 −3
June 27, 1977
12:00
Italy  1 – 1  Ivory Coast
Capuzzo Goal 11' (Report) Kouassi Goal 77'
Stade Olympique de Sousse, Sousse
Attendance: Not available
Referee: Emmanuel Platopoulos (Greece)

June 27, 1977
16:00
Brazil  5 – 1  Iran
Guina Goal 22, 29, 39'
Paulo Roberto Goal 37'
Júnior Brasília Goal 52'
(Report) Rajabi Goal 55'
Stade Olympique de Sousse, Sousse
Attendance: Not available
Referee: Michel Vautrot (France)

June 30, 1977
12:00
Iran  0 – 0  Italy
(Report)
Stade Olympique de Sousse, Sousse
Attendance: Not available
Referee: Lajos Somlai (Hungary)

June 30, 1977
16:00
Ivory Coast  1 – 1  Brazil
Ya Semon Goal 46' (Report) Cléber Goal 89'
Stade Olympique de Sousse, Sousse
Attendance: Not available
Referee: Mohamed Kadri (Tunisia)

July 3, 1977
12:00
Iran  3 – 0  Ivory Coast
Asheri Goal 31, 87'
Barzegar Goal 80'
(Report)
Stade Olympique de Sousse, Sousse
Attendance: Not available
Referee: Salem Mahmud Adal (Syria)

July 3, 1977
16:00
Brazil  2 – 0  Italy
Guina Goal 11'
Paulinho Goal 48'
(Report)
Stade Olympique de Sousse, Sousse
Attendance: Not available
Referee: Dusan Maksimovic (Yugoslavia)

Group D[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Soviet Union 5 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3
 Paraguay 4 3 2 0 1 6 2 +4
 Iraq 2 3 1 0 2 6 8 −2
 Austria 1 3 0 1 2 1 6 −5
June 28, 1977
12:00
Soviet Union  3 – 1  Iraq
Petrakov Goal 19, 23'
Bal Goal 39'
(Report) Munshid Goal 77'
Sfax Stadium, Sfax
Attendance: Not available
Referee: Ángel Franco Martínez (Spain)

June 28, 1977
16:00
Austria  0 – 1  Paraguay
(Report) Morel Goal 62'
Sfax Stadium, Sfax
Attendance: Not available
Referee: Zoubir Benganif (Algeria)

July 1, 1977
12:00
Iraq  5 – 1  Austria
Munshid Goal 30'
Hussain Goal 34, 38, 90 3+' [3]
Hammadi 90 4+ [3]
(Report) Weiss Goal 28'
Sfax Stadium, Sfax
Attendance: Not available
Referee: Tesfaye Gebreyesus (Ethiopia) [4]

July 1, 1977
16:00
Paraguay  1 – 2  Soviet Union
Battaglia Goal 38' (Report) Khidiyatullin Goal 29'
Bessonov Goal 59'
Sfax Stadium, Sfax
Attendance: Not available
Referee: Michel Vautrot (France)

July 4, 1977
12:00
Paraguay  4 – 0  Iraq
Salmaniego Goal 26'
López Goal 30, 68'
Giménez Goal 67'
(Report)
Sfax Stadium, Sfax
Attendance: Not available
Referee: Ángel Franco Martínez (Spain)

July 4, 1977
16:00
Austria  0 – 0  Soviet Union
(Report)
Sfax Stadium, Sfax
Attendance: Not available
Referee: Mohamed Larache (Morocco)

Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-finals Final
6 July - Rades
  Mexico (PSO)  1 (5)  
  Brazil  1 (3)  
 
10 July - Rades
      Mexico  2 (8)
    Soviet Union (PSO)  2 (9)
Third place
6 July - Rades 9 July - Rades
  Uruguay  0 (3)   Brazil  4
  Soviet Union (PSO)  0 (4)     Uruguay  0

Semifinals[edit]

July 6, 1977
12:00
Mexico  1 – 1 (a.e.t.)
(5-3 pen.)
 Brazil
Rergis Goal 53' (Report) Jorge Luís Goal 59'
Stade El Menzah, Rades
Attendance: Not available
Referee: Ángel Franco Martínez (Spain)

July 7, 1977
12:00
Uruguay  0 – 0 (a.e.t.)
(3-4 pen.)
 Soviet Union
(Report)
Stade El Menzah, Rades
Attendance: Not available
Referee: Gianfranco Menegali (Italy)

Third place play-off[edit]

July 9, 1977
12:00
Brazil  4 – 0  Uruguay
Cléber Goal 13'
Paulo Roberto Goal 30'
Paulinho Goal 53'
Tião Goal 69'
(Report)
Stade El Menzah, Rades
Attendance: Not available
Referee: Farouk Bouzo (Syria)

Final[edit]

July 10, 1977
18:30
Mexico  2 – 2 (a.e.t.)
(8-9 pen.)
 Soviet Union
Garduno Goal 50'
Manzo Goal 59'
(Report) Bessonov Goal 52, 88'
Stade El Menzah, Rades
Attendance: 22,000
Referee: Michel Vautrot (France)

Result[edit]

 FIFA World Youth Championship 1977 Winners 

Soviet Union
First title

Awards[edit]

Golden Shoe Golden Ball Fair Play Award
Brazil Guina Soviet Union Vladimir Bessonov  Brazil

Goalscorers[edit]

Guina of Brazil won the Golden Shoe award for scoring four goals. In total, 70 goals were scored by 49 different players, with none of them credited as own goal.

4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Final ranking[edit]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Soviet Union 5 2 3 0 7 4 +3 7
2  Mexico 5 1 4 0 11 5 +6 6
3  Brazil 5 3 2 0 13 3 +10 8
4  Uruguay 5 3 1 1 6 5 +1 7
5  Paraguay 3 2 0 1 6 2 +4 4
6  Honduras 3 2 0 1 3 1 +2 4
7  Spain 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 3
7  France 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 3
8  Iran 3 1 1 1 4 5 –1 3
9  Hungary 3 1 0 2 3 4 –1 2
10  Iraq 3 1 0 2 6 8 –2 2
11  Tunisia 3 1 0 2 1 7 –6 2
12  Italy 3 0 2 1 1 3 –2 2
13  Ivory Coast 3 0 2 1 2 5 –3 2
14  Austria 3 0 1 2 1 6 –5 1
15  Morocco 3 0 0 3 0 6 –6 0

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The official FIFA match report indicates that the first half finished 1:0 for France, but this contradicts the data on the scoring.
  2. ^ The FIFA match report states "Russia" here, which is an anachronism.
  3. ^ a b The official FIFA report accounts no minute for this goal.
  4. ^ The FIFA match report anachronistically states Eritrea.

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