1983 FIFA World Youth Championship

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1983 FIFA World Youth Championship
Copa Mundial Juvenil Mexico '83
Tournament details
Host country Mexico
Dates June 2–June 19
Teams 16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 7 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Brazil (1st title)
Runners-up  Argentina
Third place  Poland
Fourth place  South Korea
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 91 (2.84 per match)
Attendance 1,155,160 (36,099 per match)
Top scorer(s) Brazil Geovani (6 goals)
Best player Brazil Geovani
Australia 1981
Soviet Union 1985

The 1983 FIFA World Youth Championship, the fourth edition of the FIFA World Youth Championship, was held in Mexico from June 2 to June 19, 1983. The tournament took place in seven venues — Guadalajara, Irapuato, León, Mexico City, Monterrey, Puebla and Toluca — where a total of 32 matches were played. The winner was Brazil, who beat Argentina by 1–0, in a final held at Mexico City's Azteca Stadium.

This edition still holds the record for average (36,099) attendances of the tournament's history. For many this edition was a kind of proof to Mexico to test the capacity to hold a FIFA competition after the designation from FIFA in May for hold the 1986 FIFA World Cup.

Qualification[edit]

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) 1982 AFC Youth Championship  China PR
 South Korea
CAF (Africa) 1983 African Youth Championship  Ivory Coast
 Nigeria
CONCACAF
(North, Central America & Caribbean)
1982 CONCACAF U-20 Tournament  United States
CONMEBOL (South America) 1983 South American Youth Championship  Argentina
 Brazil
 Uruguay
OFC (Oceania) 1982 OFC U-20 Championship  Australia
UEFA (Europe) 1982 UEFA European Under-18 Football Championship  Austria
 Czechoslovakia
 Netherlands
 Poland
 Scotland
 Soviet Union
Host nation  Mexico

Squads[edit]

For a list of all squads that played in the final tournament, see 1983 FIFA World Youth Championship squads.

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Scotland 4 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2
 South Korea 4 3 2 0 1 4 4 0
 Australia 3 3 1 1 1 4 4 0
 Mexico 1 3 0 1 2 2 4 −2
June 2, 1983
21:00
Mexico  1–1  Australia
Bernal 16' (Report) Farina 73'
Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
Attendance: 108,900
Referee: Gérard Biguet (France)

June 3, 1983
15:00
South Korea  0–2  Scotland
(Report) Dobbin 62', 78'

June 5, 1983
12:00
South Korea  2–1  Mexico
No In-Woo 29'
Shin Yon-Ho 89'
(Report) Reyna 10'
Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
Attendance: 71,198
Referee: Jan Keizer (Netherlands)

June 5, 1983
16:00
Scotland  1–2  Australia
McStay 61' (Report) Incantalupo 52'
Patikas 87'

June 8, 1983
16:00
Australia  1–2  South Korea
Brown 53' (Report) Kim Chong-Kon 16'
Kim Jong-Boo 34'
Estadio Nemesio Díez, Toluca
Attendance: 24,812
Referee: Horst Brummeier (Austria)

June 8, 1983
20:00
Mexico  0–1  Scotland
(Report) Clarke 45'

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Uruguay 5 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3
 Poland 4 3 2 0 1 10 5 +5
 United States 2 3 1 0 2 3 5 −2
 Ivory Coast 1 3 0 1 2 2 8 −6
June 3, 1983
14:00
Poland  7–2  Ivory Coast
Klemenz 4', 21', 51'
Gorgoń 22'
Wraga 48'
Myśliński 59'
Leśniak 85'
(Report) Didi 67'
Kassy 80'
Estadio Cuauhtémoc, Puebla
Attendance: 14,130
Referee: Daqiao Zhang (China)

June 3, 1983
19:00
Uruguay  3–2  United States
Aguilera 2'
Sosa 57', 64'
(Report) Hooker 60'
Perez 67'
Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara
Attendance: 17,821
Referee: Ivan Gregr (Czechoslovakia)

June 5, 1983
14:00
United States  1–0  Ivory Coast
Gelnovatch 79' (Report)
Estadio Cuauhtémoc, Puebla
Attendance: 11,836
Referee: César Pagano (Peru)

June 6, 1983
17:00
Uruguay  3–1  Poland
Zalazar 52'
Aguilera 54', 66'
(Report) Klemenz 57'
Estadio Nou Camp, León
Attendance: 23,117
Referee: Muhamed Larache (Morocco)

June 8, 1983
14:00
Poland  2–0  United States
Leśniak 76'
Szczepański 85'
(Report)
Estadio Cuauhtémoc, Puebla
Attendance: 16,103
Referee: Okubule Eestus (Nigeria)

June 8, 1983
15:00
Ivory Coast  0–0  Uruguay
(Report)

Group C[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Argentina 6 3 3 0 0 10 0 +10
 Czechoslovakia 4 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3
 China PR 2 3 1 0 2 5 8 −3
 Austria 0 3 0 0 3 0 10 −10
June 4, 1983
12:00
China PR  0–5  Argentina
(Report) Gabrich 16'
García 53'
Dertycia 70'
Zárate 81'
Acosta 89'
Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
Attendance: 19,376
Referee: Hernán Silva Arce (Chile)

June 4, 1983
12:00
Czechoslovakia  4–0  Austria
Kula 9', 71'
Karoch 48'
Hirko 89'
(Report)

June 7, 1983
15:00
Czechoslovakia  3–2  China PR
Dostal 34', 89'
Kula 75'
(Report) Mai Chao 49'
Li Huayun 56'
Estadio Sergio León Chavez, Irapuato
Attendance: 15,317
Referee: M. Karim (Bahrain)

June 7, 1983
19:00
Austria  0–3  Argentina
(Report) Gabrich 13', 28'
Zárate 20'
Estadio Nou Camp, León
Attendance: 31,144
Referee: Brian R. McGinley (Scotland)

June 9, 1983
15:00
China PR  3–0  Austria
Liu Haiguang 48'
Guo Yijun 79'
Duan Ju 88'
(Report)

June 9, 1983
17:00
Argentina  2–0  Czechoslovakia
Vanemerak 15'
Gabrich 77'
(Report)
Estadio Nou Camp, León
Attendance: 14,143
Referee: Bernard Grah (Côte d'Ivoire)

Group D[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Brazil 5 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4
 Netherlands 4 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1
 Nigeria 3 3 1 1 1 1 3 −2
 Soviet Union 0 3 0 0 3 3 6 −3
June 3, 1983
14:00
Soviet Union  0–1  Nigeria
(Report) Okoronwanta 78'

June 4, 1983
19:00
Netherlands  1–1  Brazil
Been 49' (Report) Geovani 77'
Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara
Attendance: 68,130
Referee: Rolf Ericson (Sweden)

June 6, 1983
19:00
Brazil  3–0  Nigeria
Gilmar Popoca 7'
Santos 32'
Geovani 43'
(Report)

June 6, 1983
21:00
Netherlands  3–2  Soviet Union
Duut 12'
Been 48'
Van Basten 49'
(Report) Salimov 40'
Protasov 46'

June 9, 1983
19:00
Soviet Union  1–2  Brazil
Litovchenko 87' (Report) Agapov 47' (o.g.)
Geovani 80'
Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara
Attendance: 31,380
Referee: Keith Hackett (England)

June 9, 1983
21:00
Nigeria  0–0  Netherlands
(Report)
Estadio Tecnológico, Monterrey
Attendance: 41,283
Referee: Andrzej Libich (Poland)

Knockout stage[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
11 June - Mexico City        
  Scotland  0
15 June - Mexico City
  Poland  1  
  Poland  0
12 June - León
    Argentina  1  
  Argentina  2
19 June - Mexico City
  Netherlands  1  
  Argentina  0
11 June - Monterrey
    Brazil  1
  Uruguay  1
15 June - Monterrey
  South Korea (aet)  2  
  South Korea  1 Third place
12 June - Guadalajara
    Brazil  2  
  Brazil  4   Poland (aet)  2
  Czechoslovakia  1     South Korea  1
18 June - Guadalajara

Quarter-finals[edit]

June 11, 1983
12:00
Scotland  0–1  Poland
(Report) Klemenz 5'
Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
Attendance: 11,986
Referee: Gérard Biguet (France)

June 11, 1983
17:00
Uruguay  1–2 (a.e.t.)  South Korea
Martínez 71' (Report) Shin Yon-Ho 54', 104'

June 12, 1983
12:00
Argentina  2–1  Netherlands
Borelli 65'
Gaona 90'
(Report) Van Basten 4'
Estadio Nou Camp, León
Attendance: 24,830
Referee: Keith Hackett (England)

June 12, 1983
12:00
Brazil  4–1  Czechoslovakia
Dunga 18'
Bebeto 29'
Geovani 40', 60'
(Report) Dostal 6'

Semi-finals[edit]

June 15, 1983
17:00
Poland  0–1  Argentina
(Report) Zárate 59'

June 15, 1983
17:00
South Korea  1–2  Brazil
Kim Jong-Boo 14' (Report) Gilmar Popoca 22'
Santos 81'
Estadio Tecnológico, Monterrey
Attendance: 55,914
Referee: Jan Keizer (Netherlands)

Third place play-off[edit]

June 18, 1983
17:00
Poland  2–1 (a.e.t.)  South Korea
Krauze 77'
Szczepański 103'
(Report) Lee Kee-Keun 37'

Final[edit]

June 19, 1983
12:00
Argentina  0–1  Brazil
(Report) Geovani 39' [2]
Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
Attendance: 110,000
Referee: Gérard Biguet (France)

Result[edit]

 FIFA World Youth Championship 1983 Winners 

Brazil
First title

Awards[edit]

Golden Ball Golden Shoe Fair Play Award
Brazil Geovani Brazil Geovani  South Korea
Argentina Roberto Zárate Poland Joachim Klemenz
Argentina Luis Islas Argentina Jorge Luis Gabrich

Final ranking[edit]

  1.  Brazil
  2.  Argentina
  3.  Poland
  4.  South Korea
  5.  Uruguay
  6.  Scotland
  7.  Czechoslovakia
  8.  Netherlands
  9.  Australia
  10.  Nigeria
  11.  United States
  12.  China PR
  13.  Mexico
  14.  Cameroon
  15.  Soviet Union
  16.  Austria

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The FIFA states "Russia" here, which is an anachronism.
  2. ^ RSSSF indicates the goal as a penalty, and scored at 31' instead of 39'. See http://www.rsssf.com/tablesw/wyc83.html.

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