1989 FIFA U-16 World Championship

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1989 FIFA U-16 World Championship
3rd FIFA U-16 World Tournament for the JVC Cup
Tournament details
Host country Scotland
Dates June 10 – June 24, 1989
Teams 16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Saudi Arabia (1st title)
Runners-up  Scotland
Third place  Portugal
Fourth place  Bahrain
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 77 (2.41 per match)
Attendance 256,000 (8,000 per match)
Top scorer(s) Guinea Fode Camara
Best player Scotland Joe Simpson
Canada 1987
Italy 1991

The FIFA U-16 World Championship 1989, the third edition of the tournament, was held in the Scottish cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Motherwell, Aberdeen, and Dundee between 10 June and 24 June 1989. Players born after 1 August 1972 could participate in this tournament.

Qualified Teams[edit]

Africa (African U-16 Qualifying Tournament 1989)

Asia (AFC U-16 Championship 1988)

Europe (UEFA U-16 Championship 1989)

North America (CONCACAF U-16 Championship 1988)

South America (Sudamericano Sub-16 1988)

Oceania (OFC U-16 Qualifying Tournament 1989)

Host Nation Automatic Qualification

Squads[edit]

For full squad lists for the 1989 U-16 World Championship see 1989 FIFA U-16 World Championship squads.

Referees[edit]

Matches[edit]

Group A[edit]

Teams GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Bahrain 3 2 1 0 5 1 4 5
 Scotland 3 1 2 0 4 1 3 4
 Ghana 3 0 2 1 2 3 -1 2
 Cuba 3 0 1 2 2 8 -6 1


June 10, 1989
14:00
Scotland  0–0  Ghana
(Report)
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 6,500
Referee: Armando Perez Hoyos

June 10, 1989
15:45
Cuba  0–3  Bahrain
(Report) Jasem Goal 40' (pen.)52' (pen.)76' (pen.)
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 6,500
Referee: Luis Felix Ferreira

June 12, 1989
18:30
Scotland  3–0  Cuba
Lindsay Goal 30'
McGoldrick Goal 32'39'
(Report)
Fir Park, Motherwell
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Peter Mikkelsen

June 12, 1989
20:15
Ghana  0–1  Bahrain
(Report) Ebrahim Goal 42'
Fir Park, Motherwell
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Wieland Ziller

June 14, 1989
18:30
Scotland  1–1  Bahrain
Beattie Goal 2' (Report) Abdulaziz Goal 33'
Fir Park, Motherwell
Attendance: 13,500
Referee: Ricardo Calabria

June 14, 1989
20:15
Cuba  2–2  Ghana
Zerguera Goal 9'
Rosette Goal 24'
(Report) Aryee Goal 22'
Asare Goal 72'
Fir Park, Motherwell
Attendance: 13,500
Referee: Gary Fleet

Group B[edit]

Teams GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
 East Germany 3 2 0 1 7 4 3 4
 Brazil 3 2 0 1 5 3 2 4
 United States 3 1 1 1 5 7 -2 3
 Australia 3 0 1 2 3 6 -3 1


June 10, 1989
14:00
East Germany  1–0  Australia
Manke Goal 51' (Report)
Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Attendance: 3,300
Referee: James McCluskey

June 10, 1989
15:45
United States  1–0  Brazil
Baba Goal 37' (Report)
Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Attendance: 3,300
Referee: Mohamed Hafez

June 12, 1989
18:30
East Germany  5–2  United States
Konetzke Goal 7'33'
Seifert Goal 12'31'
Rydlewicz Goal 45'
(Report) Baba Goal 36'
Wood Goal 76'
Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Attendance: 2,300
Referee: Mohd Noor Jaafar

June 12, 1989
20:15
Australia  1–3  Brazil
Corica Goal 50' (Report) Roberto Carlos Goal 11'34'
Marcio Goal 36'
Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Attendance: 2,300
Referee: David Brummitt

June 14, 1989
18:30
East Germany  1–2  Brazil
Knuth Goal 29' (Report) Márcio Goal 4'
Fred Goal 70'
Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Jean-Marie Lartigot

June 14, 1989
20:15
Australia  2–2  United States
Pangallo Goal 71'
Suzor Goal 73'
(Report) Wood Goal 6'
Haskins Goal 70'
Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Kil Ki-Chul

Group C[edit]

Teams GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Nigeria 3 2 1 0 7 0 7 5
 Argentina 3 1 2 0 4 1 3 4
 China PR 3 1 1 1 1 3 -2 3
 Canada 3 0 0 3 1 9 -8 0


June 10, 1989
14:00
Argentina  0–0  China PR
(Report)
Dens Park, Dundee
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Juan Escobar Lopez

June 10, 1989
15:45
Nigeria  4–0  Canada
Keshiro Goal 27'75'
Oguntunase Goal 56'
Ikpeba Goal 78'
(Report)
Dens Park, Dundee
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Mohammad Riyahi

June 12, 1989
18:30
Argentina  0–0  Nigeria
(Report)
Dens Park, Dundee
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Jean-Marie Lartigot

June 12, 1989
20:15
China PR  1–0  Canada
Gao Feng Goal 34' (Report)
Dens Park, Dundee
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Dodji Hounnake-Kouassi

June 14, 1989
18:30
Argentina  4–1  Canada
Paris Goal 9'
Castro Goal 38'
Castagno Goal 40'
Dascanio Goal 74'
(Report) Medero Goal 19' (o.g.)
Dens Park, Dundee
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Hafidhi Ally

June 14, 1989
20:15
China PR  0–3  Nigeria
(Report) Fetuga Goal 12'
Ikpeba Goal 22'
Umoru Goal 39'
Dens Park, Dundee
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Wieland Ziller

Group D[edit]

Teams GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Portugal 3 1 2 0 6 5 1 4
 Saudi Arabia 3 1 2 0 5 4 1 4
 Guinea 3 0 3 0 4 4 0 3
 Colombia 3 0 1 2 3 5 -2 1


June 10, 1989
14:00
Guinea  1–1  Colombia
Camara Goal 2' (Report) Gaibao Goal 60' (pen.)
Tynecastle, Edinburgh
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: David Brummitt

June 10, 1989
15:45
Saudi Arabia  2–2  Portugal
Al Shamrani Goal 60'80' (Report) Figo Goal 17' (pen.)
Gil Goal 23'
Tynecastle, Edinburgh
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Ricardo Calabria

June 12, 1989
18:30
Guinea  2–2  Saudi Arabia
Oulare Goal 56'
Camara Goal 62'
(Report) Fofana Goal 52' (o.g.)
Al Romaihi Goal 71'
Tynecastle, Edinburgh
Attendance: 2,800
Referee: Arlington Success

June 12, 1989
20:15
Colombia  2–3  Portugal
Moreno Goal 27'
Nieto Goal 79'
(Report) Canate Goal 2' (o.g.)
Gil Goal 44'
Adalberto Goal 78'
Tynecastle, Edinburgh
Attendance: 2,800
Referee: Arie Frost

June 14, 1989
18:30
Guinea  1–1  Portugal
Camara Goal 24' (Report) Lourenço Goal 80'
Tynecastle, Edinburgh
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: James McCluskey

June 14, 1989
20:15
Colombia  0–1  Saudi Arabia
(Report) Al Romaihi Goal 80'
Tynecastle, Edinburgh
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Mohamed Hafez

Knockout stages[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
June 17 - Motherwell        
  Bahrain (PSO)  0 (4)
June 20 - Motherwell
  Brazil  0 (1)  
  Bahrain  0
June 17 - Dundee
    Saudi Arabia  1  
  Nigeria  0 (0)
June 24 - Glasgow
  Saudi Arabia (PSO)  0 (2)  
  Saudi Arabia (PSO)  2 (5)
June 17 - Aberdeen
    Scotland  2 (4)
  East Germany  0
June 20 - Edinburgh
  Scotland  1  
  Portugal  0 Third place
June 17 - Edinburgh
    Scotland  1  
  Portugal  2   Bahrain  0
  Argentina  1     Portugal  3
June 23 - Edinburgh

Quarter-finals[edit]

June 17 , 1989
15:00
Bahrain  0–0 (AET)  Brazil
(Report)
  Penalties  
Habib Penalty scored
Hassan Penalty scored
Ali Penalty scored
Abdulaziz Penalty scored
4 – 1 Penalty scored Andrei
Penalty missed Fred
Penalty missed Marcio
Fir Park, Motherwell
Attendance: 9,500
Referee: Hafidhi Ally

June 17, 1989
15:00
East Germany  0–1  Scotland
(Report) Lindsay 80'
Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Attendance: 10,200
Referee: Juan Pablo Escobar

June 17, 1989
15:00
Nigeria  0–0 (AET)
(0–2 PSO)
 Saudi Arabia
(Report)
Dens Park, Dundee
Attendance: 5,500
Referee: Armando Pérez Hoyos

June 17, 1989
21:00
Portugal  2–1  Argentina
Figo 23'
Tulipa 46'
(Report) Selenzo 8'
Tynecastle, Edinburgh
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Arie Frost

Semifinals[edit]

June 20, 1989
19:30
Bahrain  0–1  Saudi Arabia
(Report) Al Romaihi 47'
Fir Park, Motherwell
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Wieland Ziller

June 20, 1989
20:15
Portugal  0–1  Scotland
(Report) O'Neil 54'
Tynecastle, Edinburgh
Attendance: 29,000
Referee: Jean-Marie Lartigot

Playoff for 3rd place[edit]

June 23, 1989
19:30
Bahrain  0–3  Portugal
(Report) Tulipa Goal 24'64'
Gil Goal 52'
Tynecastle, Edinburgh
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Hafidhi Ally

Final[edit]

June 24 , 1989
Saudi Arabia  2–2 (AET)
(5–4 PSO)
 Scotland
Sulaiman 49'
Al Teriar 65'
(Report) Downie 7'
Dickov 25'
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 50,956
Referee: Juan Pablo Escobar Lopez

Result[edit]

 1989 FIFA U-16 World Championship Winners 

Saudi Arabia
First title

Controversy[edit]

The victorious Saudis were accused by people in many quarters, including then SFA Secretary Ernie Walker, of playing over-age players. This allegation still taints the Saudi victory over the host nation, Scotland, in the final. [1]

Top goalscorers[edit]

Team Players Goals
Guinea Fode Camara 3
Saudi Arabia Khalid Al Romaihi 3
Portugal Gil Gomes 3
Portugal Tulipa 3
Bahrain Khaled Jasem 3

Final ranking[edit]

  1.  Saudi Arabia
  2.  Scotland
  3.  Portugal
  4.  Bahrain
  5.  Argentina
  6.  Nigeria
  7.  East Germany
  8.  Brazil
  9.  United States
  10.  Cuba
  11.  Ghana
  12.  Australia
  13.  China PR
  14.  Colombia
  15.  Guinea
  16.  Canada

External links[edit]