1989 FIFA World Youth Championship

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1989 FIFA World Youth Championship
1989 كأس العالم للشباب تحت 20 سنة
Tournament details
Host country Saudi Arabia
Dates February 16–March 3
Teams 16 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Portugal (1st title)
Runners-up  Nigeria
Third place  Brazil
Fourth place  United States
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 81 (2.53 per match)
Attendance 643,815 (20,119 per match)
Top scorer(s) Soviet Union Oleg Salenko (5 goals)
Best player Brazil Bismark
Chile 1987
Portugal 1991

The 1989 FIFA World Youth Championship took place in Saudi Arabia between February 16 and March 3, 1989. The 1989 championship was the 7th contested. The tournament took place in four venues: Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, and Ta'if.

Qualification[edit]

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) 1988 AFC Youth Championship  Iraq
 Syria
CAF (Africa) 1989 African Youth Championship  Mali
 Nigeria
CONCACAF
(North, Central America & Caribbean)
1988 CONCACAF U-20 Tournament  Costa Rica
 United States
CONMEBOL (South America) 1988 South American Youth Championship  Argentina
 Brazil
 Colombia
UEFA (Europe) 1988 UEFA European Under-18 Football Championship  Czechoslovakia
 East Germany
 Norway
 Portugal
 Soviet Union
 Spain
Host nation  Saudi Arabia

Match officials[edit]

Squads[edit]

For a list of all squads that played in the final tournament, see 1989 FIFA World Youth Championship squads

King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh

Tournament[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
 Portugal 4 3 2 0 1 2 3 −1
 Nigeria 3 3 1 1 1 3 3 0
 Czechoslovakia 3 3 1 1 1 2 2 0
 Saudi Arabia 2 3 1 0 2 4 3 +1
February 16, 1989
18:00
Saudi Arabia  1–2  Nigeria
Al Suraiti 16’ (Report) Adepoju 52’
Ohenhen 87’

February 17, 1989
18:00
Czechoslovakia  0–1  Portugal
(Report) Alves 88’

February 19, 1989
18:00
Saudi Arabia  0–1  Czechoslovakia
(Report) Látal 52’

February 20, 1989
18:00
Nigeria  0–1  Portugal
(Report) João Pinto 79’

February 22, 1989
15:45
Saudi Arabia  3–0  Portugal
Al Harbi 52’
Al Romaihi 56’
Al Debaikhi 83’
(Report)

February 22, 1989
18:00
Nigeria  1–1  Czechoslovakia
Nwosu 72’ (Report) Látal 14’

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Soviet Union 6 3 3 0 0 7 2 +5
 Colombia 2 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1
 Syria 2 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2
 Costa Rica 2 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2
February 17, 1989
15:45
Costa Rica  1–0  Colombia
González 88’ (Report)

February 17, 1989
18:00
Soviet Union  3–1  Syria
Tedeev 29’
Salenko 49’, 83’
(Report) Sibai 65’

February 19, 1989
18:00
Costa Rica  0–1  Soviet Union
(Report) Matveev 84’

February 20, 1989
18:00
Colombia  2–0  Syria
Muñoz 42’
Osorio 85’
(Report)

February 22, 1989
15:45
Costa Rica  1–3  Syria
Brenes 80’ (Report) Helou 16’, 45’
Afash 30’

February 22, 1989
18:00
Colombia  1–3  Soviet Union
Muñoz 5’ (Report) Timoshenko 25’
Salenko 29’, 32’

Group C[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Brazil 6 3 3 0 0 10 1 +9
 United States 3 3 1 1 1 4 4 0
 East Germany 2 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1
 Mali 1 3 0 1 2 1 9 −8
February 17, 1989
16:30
Brazil  2–0  East Germany
Marcelo Henrique 35’
França 68’
(Report)

February 17, 1989
18:45
Mali  1–1  United States
Nfaly 42’ (Report) Snow 11’

February 19, 1989
18:45
Brazil  5–0  Mali
Cássio 50’
Bismarck 53’, 83’
Sonny Anderson 66’, 80’
(Report)

February 20, 1989
18:45
East Germany  0–2  United States
(Report) Dayak 47’
Snow 87’ (pen.)

February 22, 1989
16:30
Brazil  3–1  United States
Bismarck 39’
Marcelo Henrique 44’
Sonny Anderson 55’
(Report) Dayak 10’

February 22, 1989
18:45
East Germany  3–0  Mali
Prausse 28’
Fuchs 46’
Jahnig 55’
(Report)

Group D[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Iraq 6 3 3 0 0 4 0 +4
 Argentina 2 3 1 0 2 3 3 0
 Norway 2 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1
 Spain 2 3 1 0 2 4 7 −3
February 17, 1989
16:30
Norway  0–1  Iraq
(Report) Saddam 66’
King Fahd Stadium, Taif
Attendance: 14,000
Referee: José Torres Cadena (Colombia)

February 17, 1989
18:45
Argentina  1–2  Spain
Simeone 12’ (Report) Moisés 26’
Villabona 58' (pen.)
King Fahd Stadium, Taif
Attendance: 14,000
Referee: Alexey Spirin (Soviet Union) [1]

February 19, 1989
18:45
Norway  0–2  Argentina
(Report) Biazotti 5’
Ubaldi 89’
King Fahd Stadium, Taif
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Arturo Angeles (United States)

February 20, 1989
18:45
Iraq  2–0  Spain
Kareem 41’
Hussein 51’
(Report)
King Fahd Stadium, Taif
Attendance: 13,500
Referee: Chen Shengcai (China)

February 22, 1989
16:30
Norway  4–2  Spain
Drillestad 43’
Johansen 47’
Bohinen 58’
Mellemstrand 90’
(Report) Pinilla 46’, 49’
King Fahd Stadium, Taif
Attendance: 17,000
Referee: Neji Jouini (Tunisia)

February 22, 1989
18:45
Iraq  1–0  Argentina
Shenaishil 67’ (pen.) (Report)
King Fahd Stadium, Taif
Attendance: 17,000
Referee: Jozef Marko (Czechoslovakia) [2]

Knockout stages[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
February 25 - Riyadh        
  Portugal  1
February 28 - Riyadh
  Colombia  0  
  Portugal  1
February 25 - Jeddah
    Brazil  0  
  Brazil  1
March 3 - Riyadh
  Argentina  0  
  Portugal  2
February 25 - Dammam
    Nigeria  0
  Soviet Union  4 (3)
February 28 - Jeddah
  Nigeria (PSO)  4 (5)  
  Nigeria (aet)  2 Third place
February 25 - Taif
    United States  1  
  Iraq  1   Brazil  2
  United States  2     United States  0
March 3 - Riyadh

Quarterfinals[edit]

February 25, 1989
18:00
Portugal  1–0  Colombia
Jorge Couto 40’ (Report)

February 25, 1989
18:00
Soviet Union  4–4 (a.e.t.)
(3-5 pen.)
 Nigeria
Kiriakov 30’, 58’
Tedeev 45’
Salenko 46’
(Report) Ohenhen 61’, 75’
Elijah 83’
Ugbade 84’

February 25, 1989
18:45
Brazil  1–0  Argentina
Marcelo Henrique 15’ (Report)

February 25, 1989
18:45
Iraq  1–2  United States
Kareem 35’ (Report) Henderson 17’
Brose 56’
King Fahd Stadium, Taif
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Aron Schmidhuber (West Germany)

Semifinals[edit]

February 28, 1989
18:00
Portugal  1–0  Brazil
Amaral 68' (Report)

February 28, 1989
18:45
Nigeria  2–1 (a.e.t.)  United States
Adepoju 47', 93' (Report) Snow 52' (pen.)

Third place play-off[edit]

March 3, 1989
15:45
Brazil  2–0  United States
Franca 65'
Leonardo 69'
(Report)

Final[edit]

March 3, 1989
18:00
Portugal  2–0  Nigeria
Abel Silva 44'
Jorge Couto 76'
(Report)

Result[edit]

 1989 FIFA World Youth Championship Winners 

Portugal
First title

Awards[edit]

Golden Shoe Golden Ball FIFA Fair Play Award
Soviet Union Oleg Salenko Brazil Bismarck  United States

Top Scorers[edit]

  1. Oleg Salenko, Soviet Union - 5 goals
  2. Mutiu Adepoju, Nigeria - 3 goals
  3. Sonny Anderson, Brazil - 3 goals
  4. Bismarck, Brazil - 3 goals
  5. Marcelo Henrique, Brazil - 3 goals
  6. Christopher Ohenhen, Nigeria - 3 goals
  7. Steve Snow, United States - 3 goals

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The FIFA states "Russia" here, which is an anachronism.
  2. ^ a b Actually Slovakia, as the FIFA anachronistically reports.

External links[edit]