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) 4 (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 (8 goals)
Best player Brazil William
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 Hongqiao Stadium 20,000
Dalian People's Stadium 40,000
Shanghai Hongkou Stadium 30,220

Qualified Teams[edit]

Africa (1985 African U-16 Qualifying for World Cup)

Asia (1985 AFC U-17 Championship)

Europe

North America (1985 CONCACAF U-16 Championship)

South America (1985 South American Under-16 Football Championship)

Oceania (1983 OFC U-17 Championship)

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]

Venue: Worker's Stadium, Beijing

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 China PR 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 5
 Guinea 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 4
 United States 3 1 0 2 3 5 −2 2
 Bolivia 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1

31 July 1985
19:00
China PR  1–1  Bolivia
Xie Yuxin Goal 28' (pen.) (Report) Sánchez Goal 13'

Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Miklos Nagy

31 July 1985
20:45
Guinea  1–0  United States
Koita Goal 68' (Report)

Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Fallaj Khuzam Al Shanar

2 August 1985
19:00
China PR  2–1  Guinea
Xie Yuxin Goal 18' (pen.)
Guo Zhuang Goal 27'
(Report) Sylla Goal 42'

Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Carlos Alfaro Venegas

2 August 1985
20:45
Bolivia  1–2  United States
Etcheverry Goal 31' (Report) McPhail Goal 51'
Pride Goal 64'

Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Alhati Salahudeen

4 August 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'

Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Carlos Esposito

4 August 1985
20:45
Bolivia  0–3  Guinea
(Report) Soumah Goal 32'
Toure Goal 37'
Koita Goal 55'

Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Miklos Nagy

Group B[edit]

Venue: Tianjin

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Australia 3 3 0 0 4 1 +3 6
 West Germany 3 1 1 1 5 3 +2 3
 Argentina 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 3
 Congo 3 0 0 3 4 10 −6 0

31 July 1985
19:00
Australia  1–0  Argentina
Naven Goal 28' Report

Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Joaquin Urrea Reyes

31 July 1985
20:45
Congo  1–4  West Germany
Kakou Goal 73' Report Mirwald Goal 21'
Witeczek Goal 38'65'
Dammeier Goal 56'

Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Chen Shengcai

2 August 1985
19:00
Australia  2–1  Congo
Trimboli Goal 19'
Thodis Goal 42'
Report Kakou Goal 76'

Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Hassan Abdullah Al Mullah

2 August 1985
20:45
Argentina  1–1  West Germany
Cáceres Goal 16' Report Gabriel Goal 15'

Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Claudio Pieri

4 August 1985
19:00
Australia  1–0  West Germany
Trimboli Goal 12' Report

Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Karim Camara

4 August 1985
20:45
Argentina  4–2  Congo
Maradona Goal 23' (pen.)24'
Frutos Goal 38'
Alvarez Goal 63'
Report Salles Goal 46'
Mantot Goal 60' (pen.)

Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Joaquin Urrea Reyes

Group C[edit]

Venue: Dalian

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Saudi Arabia 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 5
 Nigeria 3 2 1 0 4 0 +4 5
 Italy 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 2
 Costa Rica 3 0 0 3 1 9 −8 0

31 July 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'

Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Arnaldo Coelho

31 July 1985
20:45
Nigeria  1–0  Italy
Momoh Goal 67' (Report)

Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Angelo Bratsis

2 August 1985
19:00
Saudi Arabia  0–0  Nigeria
Report

Attendance: 36,000
Referee: Angelo Bratsis

2 August 1985
20:45
Costa Rica  0–2  Italy
Report Caverzan Goal 17'
Bresciani Goal 46'

Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Simon Bantsimba

4 August 1985
19:00
Saudi Arabia  3–1  Italy
Al Boushal Goal 4'61'
Al Razgan Goal 78' (pen.)
Report Bresciani Goal 37'

Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Arnaldo Coelho

4 August 1985
20:45
Costa Rica  0–3  Nigeria
(Report) Igbinoba Goal 62'
Momoh Goal 70'
Babatunde Goal 72'

Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Zhang Daqiao

Group D[edit]

Venue: Shanghai

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Hungary 3 2 1 0 4 0 +4 5
 Brazil 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 4
 Mexico 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 3
 Qatar 3 0 0 3 2 8 −6 0

31 July 1985
19:00
Qatar  1–2  Brazil
Al Abdulla Goal 50' Report Bismarck Goal 9'
William Goal 58'

Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Christopher Bambridge

31 July 1985
20:45
Mexico  0–0  Hungary
Report

Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Cui Baoyin

2 August 1985
19:00
Qatar  1–3  Mexico
Al Mohannadi Goal 5' (pen.) Report Cortes Goal 36'
Ledesma Goal 52'77' (pen.)

Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Karl-Heinz Tritschler

2 August 1985
20:45
Brazil  0–1  Hungary
Report Kanal Goal 55'

Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Christopher Bambridge

4 August 1985
19:00
Qatar  0–3  Hungary
Report Huszak Goal 9'
Marik Goal 38'
Kanal Goal 80'

Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Juan Ortube Vargas

4 August 1985
20:45
Brazil  2–0  Mexico
William Goal 60'
Mauricio Goal 67'
Report

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 (pen.)  0 (4)  
  Nigeria (pen.)  1 (4) Third place
August 7 - Shanghai
    Guinea  1 (2)  
  Hungary  1   Brazil  4
  Nigeria  3     Guinea  1
August 11 - Beijing

Quarterfinals[edit]

7 August 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

7 August 1985
19:30
Australia  0–0 (a.e.t.)
(2–4 pen.)
 Guinea
Report
Tianjin
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Claudio Pieri

7 August 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

7 August 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]

9 August 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

9 August 1985
19:30
Nigeria  1–1 (a.e.t.)
(4–2 pen.)
 Guinea
Atere Goal 10' Report Soumah Goal 20'
Shanghai
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Carlos Esposito

Third place play-off[edit]

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

Final[edit]

11 August 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

Goalscorers[edit]

Marcel Witeczek of West Germany won the Golden Shoe award for scoring eight goals. In total, 91 goals were scored by 56 different players, with only one of them credited as own goal.

8 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal
  • China Bi Sheng (playing against West Germany)

Final ranking[edit]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Nigeria 6 4 2 0 10 2 +8 10
2  West Germany 6 3 1 2 13 10 +3 7
3  Brazil 6 4 0 2 13 8 +5 8
4  Guinea 6 2 2 2 7 7 0 6
Eliminated in the quarter-finals
5  Australia 4 3 1 0 4 1 +3 7
6  Saudi Arabia 4 2 1 1 8 4 +4 5
7  Hungary 4 2 1 1 5 3 +2 5
8  China PR 4 2 1 1 8 7 +1 5
Eliminated at the group stage
9  Argentina 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 3
10  Mexico 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 3
11  Italy 3 1 0 2 3 4 –1 2
12  United States 3 1 0 2 3 5 –2 2
13  Bolivia 3 0 1 2 2 6 –4 1
14  Congo 3 0 0 3 4 10 –6 0
15  Qatar 3 0 0 3 2 8 –6 0
16  Costa Rica 3 0 0 3 1 9 –8 0

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