1954 FIFA Youth Tournament Under-18

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1954 FIFA Youth Tournament Under-18
Tournament details
Host countryWest Germany
Dates10 April - 19 April
Teams18
Final positions
Champions Spain (2nd title)
Runners-up West Germany
Third place Argentina
Fourth place Turkey
1953
1955

The FIFA Youth Tournament Under-18 1954 Final Tournament was held in West Germany. It was the last time the FIFA was organiser, from next year on, the UEFA would take over.

Teams[edit]

The following teams entered the tournament:

Group stage[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Argentina 3 3 0 0 13 1 +12 6
 East Germany 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 3
 Netherlands 3 0 2 1 3 11 –8 2
 France 3 0 1 2 4 8 –4 1


11 April East Germany  3–1  France
12 April Argentina  8–0  Netherlands
14 April Netherlands  2–2  France
Argentina  2–0  East Germany
15 April Argentina  3–1  France
Netherlands  1–1  East Germany

Group 2[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 3 3 0 0 11 1 +10 6
 Yugoslavia 3 1 1 1 3 4 –1 3
 Portugal 3 0 2 1 3 9 –6 2
 Republic of Ireland 3 0 1 2 4 7 –3 1


11 April Spain  2–0  Yugoslavia
Portugal  2–2  Republic of Ireland
13 April Spain  3–1  Republic of Ireland
Yugoslavia  1–1  Portugal
14 April Spain  6–0  Portugal
Yugoslavia  2–1  Republic of Ireland

Group 3[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Turkey 4 3 1 0 7 1 +6 7
 Belgium 4 2 1 1 5 7 –2 5
 Luxembourg 4 1 2 1 4 4 0 4
 Austria 4 1 1 2 8 8 0 3
  Switzerland 4 0 1 3 3 7 –4 1


10 April Belgium  0–0  Luxembourg
Austria  4–2   Switzerland
11 April Luxembourg  3–2  Austria
Turkey  4–0  Belgium
12 April Turkey  1–0   Switzerland
13 April Belgium  3–2  Austria
Luxembourg  0–0   Switzerland
14 April Turkey  2–1  Luxembourg
15 April Turkey  0–0  Austria
Belgium  2–1   Switzerland

Group 4[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 West Germany 4 3 1 0 16 4 +12 7
 Hungary 4 3 0 1 16 5 +11 6
 England 4 1 2 1 9 6 –3 4
 Saar 4 1 1 2 4 14 –10 3
 Northern Ireland 4 0 0 4 4 20 –16 0


10 April Hungary  6–0  Saar
England  5–0  Northern Ireland
11 April Hungary  3–1  England
West Germany  6–1  Saar
12 April West Germany  6–1  Northern Ireland
13 April Hungary  7–2  Northern Ireland
England  1–1  Saar
14 April West Germany  2–0  Hungary
15 April England  2–2  West Germany
Saar  2–1  Northern Ireland

Semifinals[edit]

Places 13-16[edit]

Saar 2 – 0 Austria
France 2 – 0 Republic of Ireland

Places 9-12[edit]

Luxembourg 2 – 0 England
Netherlands 4 – 2 Portugal

Places 5-8[edit]

Hungary 3 – 1 Belgium
Yugoslavia 3 – 1 East Germany

Places 1-4[edit]

Spain 1 – 0 Argentina
West Germany 2 – 1 Turkey

Final Matches[edit]

Seventeenth Place Match[edit]

Switzerland  2 – 0 Northern Ireland

Fifteenth Place Match[edit]

Austria 3 – 0 Republic of Ireland

Thirteenth Place Match[edit]

Saar 3 – 0 France

Eleventh Place Match[edit]

Portugal 2 – 0 England

Ninth Place Match[edit]

Luxembourg 5 – 0
Regulatory Score
 Netherlands

Seventh Place Match[edit]

East Germany 3 – 2 Belgium

Fifth Place Match[edit]

Hungary 1 – 0 Yugoslavia

Third place match[edit]

Argentina 1 – 0 Turkey

Final[edit]

Spain 2 – 2 (aet)
Spain win based on better Goal Average during the group stage.
 West Germany


 1954 FIFA Youth Tournament Under-18 

Spain
Second title

External links[edit]