1987 FIFA World Youth Championship

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1987 FIFA World Youth Championship
Copa Mundial Juvenil de la FIFA
Chile 1987
Tournament details
Host country Chile
Dates October 10–October 25
Teams 16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Yugoslavia (1st title)
Runners-up  West Germany
Third place  East Germany
Fourth place  Chile
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 86 (2.69 per match)
Attendance 712,000 (22,250 per match)
Top scorer(s) West Germany Marcel Witeczek (7 goals)
Best player Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Robert Prosinečki
Soviet Union 1985
Saudi Arabia 1989

The 1987 FIFA World Youth Championship took place in Chile from October 10 to October 25, 1987. The 1987 championship was the 6th contested and won for the first time by Yugoslavia. Remarkably, in the course of the tournament the Yugoslavs defeated each of the three other semi-finalists, and eliminated the defending champions Brazil. The tournament took place in four venues: Antofagasta, Valparaíso, Concepción and Santiago.

Qualification[edit]

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) 1986 AFC Youth Championship  Bahrain
 Saudi Arabia
CAF (Africa) 1987 African Youth Championship  Nigeria
 Togo
CONCACAF
(North, Central America & Caribbean)
1986 CONCACAF U-20 Tournament  Canada
 United States
CONMEBOL (South America) 1987 South American Youth Championship  Brazil
 Colombia
OFC (Oceania) 1986 OFC U-20 Championship  Australia
UEFA (Europe) 1986 UEFA European Under-18 Football Championship  Bulgaria
 East Germany
 Italy
 Scotland
 West Germany
 Yugoslavia
Host nation  Chile

Squads[edit]

For a list of all squads that played in the final tournament, see 1987 FIFA World Youth Championship squads

Group stages[edit]

The 16 teams were split into four groups of four teams. Four group winners, and four second place finishers qualify for the knockout round.

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Yugoslavia 6 3 3 0 0 12 3 +9
 Chile 4 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3
 Australia 2 3 1 0 2 2 6 −4
 Togo 0 3 0 0 3 1 9 −8
October 10, 1987
17:00
Chile  2–4  Yugoslavia
Tudor 17'
Pino 67'
(Report) Boban 14'
Štimac 19'
Šuker 61', 63'

October 11, 1987
17:00
Togo  0–2  Australia
(Report) Edwards 7'
Reynolds 13'

October 13, 1987
17:00
Chile  3–0  Togo
Pino 8' (pen.)
Tudor 32', 75'
(Report)
Estadio Nacional, Santiago
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Vincent Mauro (United States)

October 14, 1987
17:00
Yugoslavia  4–0  Australia
Brnović 7'
Šuker 22', 71'
Boban 67'
(Report)
Estadio Nacional, Santiago
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Mohamed Hansal (Algeria)

October 17, 1987
17:00
Chile  2–0  Australia
Pino 22', 52' (Report)

October 18, 1987
17:00
Yugoslavia  4–1  Togo
Mijatović 20', 33'
Zirojević 53'
Šuker 84' (pen.)
(Report) Ali 75'
Estadio Nacional, Santiago
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Rune Larsson (Sweden)

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Italy 5 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3
 Brazil 4 3 2 0 1 5 1 +4
 Canada 2 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1
 Nigeria 1 3 0 1 2 2 8 −6
October 11, 1987
17:00
Brazil  4–0  Nigeria
Alcindo 20'
André Cruz 29'
William 35', 62' (pen.)
(Report)
Estadio Municipal, Concepción
Attendance: 27,000
Referee: Allan Gunn (England)

October 12, 1987
17:00
Italy  2–2  Canada
Impallomeni 50' (pen.)
Melli 82'
(Report) Grimes 9'
Mobilio 44'

October 14, 1987
17:00
Brazil  0–1  Italy
(Report) Rizzolo 60'

October 15, 1987
17:00
Nigeria  2–2  Canada
Effa 5'
Adekola 44'
(Report) Jansen 6'
Domezetis 88'

October 17, 1987
17:00
Brazil  1–0  Canada
André Cruz 82' (Report)

October 18, 1987
17:00
Nigeria  0–2  Italy
(Report) Carrara 23'
Melli 24'

Group C[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 East Germany 4 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3
 Scotland 4 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1
 Colombia 3 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1
 Bahrain 1 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3
October 11, 1987
17:00
East Germany  1–2  Scotland
Prasse 32’ (Report) McLeod 30’ (pen.)
Butler 36’
Estadio Playa Ancha, Valparaíso
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Arnaldo Coelho (Brazil)

October 12, 1987
17:00
Colombia  1–0  Bahrain
Tréllez 10’ (Report)

October 14, 1987
17:00
East Germany  3–1  Colombia
Sammer 9’, 30’, 70’ (Report) Tréllez 90’ (pen.)
Estadio Playa Ancha, Valparaíso
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Rune Larsson (Sweden)

October 15, 1987
17:00
Scotland  1–1  Bahrain
Nisbet 76’ (Report) Al Kharraz 24’
Estadio Playa Ancha, Valparaíso
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Badou Jasseh (Gambia)

October 17, 1987
17:00
East Germany  2–0  Bahrain
Liebers 78’
Wosz 83’
(Report)

October 18, 1987
17:00
Scotland  2–2  Colombia
Wright 61’
McLeod 74’ (pen.)
(Report) Guerrero 48’, 58’

Group D[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 West Germany 6 3 3 0 0 8 1 +7
 Bulgaria 4 3 2 0 1 3 3 0
 United States 2 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1
 Saudi Arabia 0 3 0 0 3 0 6 −6
October 11, 1987
17:00
United States  0–1  Bulgaria
(Report) Vasilev 26’
Estadio Regional, Antofagasta
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Jean-Fidele Diramba (Gabon)

October 12, 1987
17:00
Saudi Arabia  0–3  West Germany
(Report) Epp 6’
Strehmel 27’
Witeczek 31’
Estadio Regional, Antofagasta
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Carlo Longhi (Italy)

October 14, 1987
17:00
United States  1–0  Saudi Arabia
Unger 73’ (Report)

October 15, 1987
17:00
Bulgaria  0–3  West Germany
(Report) Witeczek 50’ (pen.), 53’
Reinhardt 59’

October 17, 1987
17:00
United States  1–2  West Germany
Constantino 44’ (Report) Witeczek 36’
Möller 73’
Estadio Regional, Antofagasta
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Toshikazu Sano (Japan)

October 18, 1987
17:00
Bulgaria  2–0  Saudi Arabia
Slavtchev 31’
Kalaydjiev 37’
(Report)

Knockout stages[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
October 21 - Santiago        
  Yugoslavia  2
October 23 - Santiago
  Brazil  1  
  Yugoslavia  2
October 21 - Valparaíso
    East Germany  1  
  East Germany  2
October 25 - Santiago
  Bulgaria  0  
  Yugoslavia (PSO)  1 (5)
October 21 - Concepción
    West Germany  1 (4)
  Italy  0
October 23 - Concepción
  Chile  1  
  Chile  0 Third place
October 21 - Antofagasta
    West Germany  4  
  West Germany (PSO)  1 (4)   East Germany (PSO)  1 (3)
  Scotland  1 (3)     Chile  1 (1)
October 25 - Santiago

Quarter-finals[edit]

October 21, 1987
16:15
Italy  0–1  Chile
(Report) Pino 73' (pen.)
Estadio Municipal, Concepción
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Rune Larsson (Sweden)

October 21, 1987
16:15
East Germany  2–0  Bulgaria
Steinmann 70' (pen.)
Wosz 83'
(Report)
Estadio Playa Ancha, Valparaíso
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Allan Gunn (England)

October 21, 1987
16:15
West Germany  1–1 (a.e.t.)
(4–3 pen.)
 Scotland
Reinhardt 8' (Report) Nisbet 45'

October 21, 1987
19:15
Yugoslavia  2–1  Brazil
Mijatović 52'
Prosinečki 89'
(Report) Alcindo 44'

Semifinals[edit]

October 23, 1987
16:15
Chile  0–4  West Germany
(Report) Eichenauer 9'
Dammeier 15'
Witeczek 36', 69'
Estadio Municipal, Concepción
Attendance: 36,000
Referee: Claude Bouillet (France)

October 23, 1987
19:15
Yugoslavia  2–1  East Germany
Štimac 30'
Šuker 70'
(Report) Sammer 49'
Estadio Nacional, Santiago
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Richard Lorenc (Australia)

Third place play-off[edit]

October 25, 1987
15:00
East Germany  1–1 (a.e.t.)
(3-1 pen.)
 Chile
Kracht 73' (Report) González 84'
Estadio Nacional, Santiago
Attendance: 65,000
Referee: Arnaldo Coelho (Brazil)

Final[edit]

Result[edit]

 1987 FIFA World Youth Championship Winners 

Yugoslavia
First title

Awards[edit]

Golden Shoe Golden Ball Fair Play Award
West Germany Marcel Witeczek Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Robert Prosinečki  East Germany

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The FIFA states "Serbia and Montenegro" here, which is an anachronism. Reporting him like this means that this official report was made in the period 2003-2006.

External links[edit]