1985 FIFA U-16 World Championship

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1985 FIFA U-16 World Championship
FIFA U-16 World Tournament for the Kodak Cup
1985 FIFA U-16世界锦标赛
Tournament details
Host country China
Dates July 31 – August 11, 1985
Teams 16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Nigeria (1st title)
Runners-up  West Germany
Third place  Brazil
Fourth place  Guinea
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 91 (2.84 per match)
Attendance 735,000 (22,969 per match)
Top scorer(s) West Germany Marcel Witeczek
Best player Brazil William
Canada 1987

The 1985 FIFA U-16 World Championship, the first edition of the tournament, was held in the cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, and Dalian in People's Republic of China from July 31, 1985 to August 11, 1985. Players born after August 1, 1968 can participate in this tournament.

Venues[edit]

City Stadium Capacity
Beijing Workers' Stadium 80,000
Tianjin - -
Dalian - -
Shanghai - -

Qualified Teams[edit]

Africa (African U-16 Qualifying Tournament 1985)

Asia (AFC U-16 Qualifying Tournament 1985)

Europe

North America (CONCACAF U-16 Qualifying Tournament 1985)

South America (CONMEBOL U-16 Qualifying Tournament 1985)

Oceania (OFC U-16 Qualifying Tournament 1983)

Host Nation Automatically qualified

Squads[edit]

For full squad lists for the 1985 U-16 World Championship see 1985 FIFA U-16 World Championship squads.

Referees[edit]

Group stages[edit]

Group A[edit]

Teams Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 China PR 5 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3
 Guinea 4 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3
 United States 2 3 1 0 2 3 5 −2
 Bolivia 1 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4
July 31, 1985
19:00
China PR  1–1  Bolivia
Xie Yuxin Goal 28' (pen.) (Report) Sánchez Goal 13'
Workers' Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Miklos Nagy

July 31, 1985
20:45
Guinea  1–0  United States
Koita Goal 68' (Report)
Workers' Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Fallaj Khuzam Al Shanar

August 2, 1985
19:00
China PR  2–1  Guinea
Xie Yuxin Goal 18' (pen.)
Guo Zhuang Goal 27'
(Report) Sylla Goal 42'
Workers' Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Carlos Alfaro Venegas

August 2, 1985
20:45
Bolivia  1–2  United States
Etcheverry Goal 31' (Report) McPhail Goal 51'
Pride Goal 64'
Workers' Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Alhati Salahudeen

August 4, 1985
19:00
China PR  3–1  United States
Cao Xiandong Goal 20'
Guo Zhuang Goal 22'
Sun Bowei Goal 25'
(Report) Pride Goal 75'
Workers' Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Carlos Esposito

August 4, 1985
20:45
Bolivia  0–3  Guinea
(Report) Soumah Goal 32'
Toure Goal 37'
Koita Goal 55'
Workers' Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Miklos Nagy

Group B[edit]

Teams Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Australia 6 3 3 0 0 4 1 +3
 West Germany 3 3 1 1 1 5 3 +2
 Argentina 3 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1
 Congo 0 3 0 0 3 4 10 −6
July 31, 1985
19:00
Australia  1–0  Argentina
Naven Goal 28' (Report)
Tianjin
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Joaquin Urrea Reyes

July 31, 1985
20:45
Congo  1–4  West Germany
Kakou Goal 73' (Report) Mirwald Goal 21'
Witeczek Goal 38'65'
Dammeier Goal 56'
Tianjin
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Chen Shengcai

August 2, 1985
19:00
Australia  2–1  Congo
Trimboli Goal 19'
Thodis Goal 42'
(Report) Kakou Goal 76'
Tianjin
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Hassan Abdullah Al Mullah

August 2, 1985
20:45
Argentina  1–1  West Germany
Cáceres Goal 16' (Report) Gabriel Goal 15'
Tianjin
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Claudio Pieri

August 4, 1985
19:00
Australia  1–0  West Germany
Trimboli Goal 12' (Report)
Tianjin
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Karim Camara

August 4, 1985
20:45
Argentina  4–2  Congo
Maradona Goal 23' (pen.)24'
Rodriguez Goal 38'
Alvarez Goal 63'
(Report) Salles Goal 46'
Mantot Goal 60' (pen.)
Tianjin
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Joaquin Urrea Reyes

Group C[edit]

Teams Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Saudi Arabia 5 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5
 Nigeria 5 3 2 1 0 4 0 +4
 Italy 2 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1
 Costa Rica 0 3 0 0 3 1 9 −8
July 31, 1985
19:00
Saudi Arabia  4–1  Costa Rica
Al Dosary Goal 25'
Al Suraiti Goal 63'
Al Razgan Goal 66'
Al Fahad Goal 68'
(Report) Medford Goal 12'
Dalian
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Arnaldo Coelho

July 31, 1985
20:45
Nigeria  1–0  Italy
Momoh Goal 67' (Report)
Dalian
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Angelo Bratsis

August 2, 1985
19:00
Saudi Arabia  0–0  Nigeria
(Report)
Dalian
Attendance: 36,000
Referee: Angelo Bratsis

August 2, 1985
20:45
Costa Rica  0–2  Italy
(Report) Caverzan Goal 17'
Bresciani Goal 46'
Dalian
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Simon Bantsimba

August 4, 1985
19:00
Saudi Arabia  3–1  Italy
Al Boushal Goal 4'61'
Al Razgan Goal 78' (pen.)
(Report) Bresciani Goal 37'
Dalian
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Arnaldo Coelho

August 4, 1985
20:45
Costa Rica  0–3  Nigeria
(Report) Igbinoba Goal 62'
Momoh Goal 70'
Babatunde Goal 72'
Dalian
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Zhang Daqiao

Group D[edit]

Teams Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Hungary 5 3 2 1 0 4 0 +4
 Brazil 4 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2
 Mexico 3 3 1 1 1 3 3 0
 Qatar 0 3 0 0 3 2 8 −6
July 31, 1985
19:00
Qatar  1–2  Brazil
Al Abdulla Goal 50' (Report) Bismarck Goal 9'
William Goal 58'
Shanghai
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Christopher Bambridge

July 31, 1985
20:45
Mexico  0–0  Hungary
(Report)
Shanghai
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Cui Baoyin

August 2, 1985
19:00
Qatar  1–3  Mexico
Al Mohannadi Goal 5' (pen.) (Report) Cortes Goal 36'
Ledesma Goal 52'77' (pen.)
Shanghai
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Karl-Heinz Tritschler

August 2, 1985
20:45
Brazil  0–1  Hungary
(Report) Kanal Goal 55'
Shanghai
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Christopher Bambridge

August 4, 1985
19:00
Qatar  0–3  Hungary
(Report) Huszak Goal 9'
Marik Goal 38'
Kanal Goal 80'
Shanghai
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Juan Ortube Vargas

August 4, 1985
20:45
Brazil  2–0  Mexico
William Goal 60'
Mauricio Goal 67'
(Report)
Shanghai
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Karl-Heinz Tritschler

Knockout stages[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
August 7 - Beijing        
  China PR  2
August 9 - Beijing
  West Germany  4  
  West Germany  4
August 7 - Dalian
    Brazil  3  
  Saudi Arabia  1
August 11 - Beijing
  Brazil  2  
  West Germany  0
August 7 - Tianjin
    Nigeria  2
  Australia  0 (2)
August 9 - Shanghai
  Guinea (PSO)  0 (4)  
  Nigeria (PSO)  1 (4) Third place
August 7 - Shanghai
    Guinea  1 (2)  
  Hungary  1   Brazil  4
  Nigeria  3     Guinea  1
August 11 - Beijing

Quarterfinals[edit]

August 7, 1985
19:30
China PR  2–4  West Germany
Guo Zhuang Goal 14'
Tu Shengqiao Goal 39'
(Report) Witeczek Goal 10'37'45'
Bi Sheng Goal 35' (o.g.)
Workers' Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Amaldo Coelho

August 7, 1985
19:30
Australia  0–0 (AET)
(2–4 PSO)
 Guinea
(Report)
Tianjin
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Claudio Pieri

August 7, 1985
19:30
Saudi Arabia  1–2  Brazil
Al Razgan Goal 52' (pen.) (Report) William Goal 38'49' (pen.)
Dalian
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Carlos Alfaro Venegas

August 7, 1985
19:30
Hungary  1–3  Nigeria
Marik Goal 2' (Report) Momoh Goal 17'58'
Igbinoba Goal 60'
Shanghai
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Christopher Bambridge

Semifinals[edit]

August 9, 1985
19:30
West Germany  4–3  Brazil
Witeczek Goal 15'57'66'
Konerding Goal 47'
(Report) Bismarck Goal 6'
Andre Cruz Goal 37'
Rodrigues Goal 70'
Workers' Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Joaquin Urrea Reyes

August 9, 1985
19:30
Nigeria  1–1 (AET)
(4–2 PSO)
 Guinea
Atere Goal 10' (Report) Soumah Goal 20'
Shanghai
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Carlos Esposito

Third place play-off[edit]

August 11, 1985
17:30
Brazil  4–1  Guinea
Marques Goal 11'
Mauricio[disambiguation needed] Goal 42'
William Goal 51'
Bismarck Goal 73'
(Report) Sylla Goal 65'
Workers' Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Cui Baoyin

Final[edit]

August 11, 1985
19:30
West Germany  0–2  Nigeria
(Report) Akpoborie Goal 4'
Igbinoba Goal 79'
Workers' Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Christopher Bambridge

Result[edit]

 1985 FIFA U-16 World Championship Winners 

Nigeria
First title

Top goalscorers[edit]

8 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals

Final ranking[edit]

  1.  Nigeria
  2.  West Germany
  3.  Brazil
  4.  Guinea
  5.  Australia
  6.  Saudi Arabia
  7.  Hungary
  8.  China PR
  9.  Argentina
  10.  Mexico
  11.  Italy
  12.  United States
  13.  Bolivia
  14.  Qatar
  15.  Costa Rica
  16.  Congo

External links[edit]