1987 FIFA U-16 World Championship

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1987 FIFA U-16 World Championship
2nd FIFA U-16 World Tournament for the JVC Cup
Coupe du Monde de Football des Moins de 16 ans 1987
Tournament details
Host country Canada
Dates July 12–25, 1987
Teams 16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Soviet Union (1st title)
Runners-up  Nigeria
Third place  Ivory Coast
Fourth place  Italy
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 82 (2.56 per match)
Attendance 169,160 (5,286 per match)
Top scorer(s) Ivory Coast Moussa Traoré
Best player Ivory Coast Moussa Traoré and
Nigeria Philip Osundu (shared)
1985
1989

The FIFA U-16 World Championship 1987, the second edition of the tournament, was hosted by Canada and held in the cities of Montreal, Saint John, St. John's, and Toronto between 12 July and 25 July 1987. Players born after 1 August 1970 could participate in this tournament.

Venues[edit]

The cities of Montreal, Saint John, St. John's, and Toronto hosted tournament matches.

1987 FIFA U-16 World Championship (Canada)
Toronto St. John's
Varsity Stadium King George V Park
43°40′0″N 79°23′50″W / 43.66667°N 79.39722°W / 43.66667; -79.39722 (Varsity Stadium) 47°34′39″N 52°42′5″W / 47.57750°N 52.70139°W / 47.57750; -52.70139 (King George V Park)
Capacity: 21,739 Capacity: 10,000
Varsity Centre.JPG
Montreal Saint John
Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard Canada Games Stadium
45°33′14.83″N 73°38′11.87″W / 45.5541194°N 73.6366306°W / 45.5541194; -73.6366306 (Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard) 45°18′16″N 66°5′15″W / 45.30444°N 66.08750°W / 45.30444; -66.08750 (Canada Games Stadium)
Capacity: 9,000 Capacity: 5,000
Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard.jpg

Qualified teams[edit]

Africa (African U-16 Qualifying Tournament 1987)

Asia (AFC U-17 Championship 1986)

Europe (UEFA U-16 Championship 1987)

North America, Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF U-16 Championship 1987)

South America (Sudamericano Sub-16 1986)

Oceania (OFC U-16 Qualifying Tournament 1987)

Host Nation Automatically qualified

Squads[edit]

For full squad lists for the 1987 U-16 World Championship see 1987 FIFA U-16 World Championship Squads.

Referees[edit]

Matches[edit]

Group A[edit]

Venue: Varsity Stadium, Toronto

Teams Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
 Italy 5 3 2 1 0 5 1 4 Advanced to the quarterfinals
 Qatar 5 3 2 1 0 4 2 2
 Egypt 2 3 1 0 2 3 2 1 Eliminated
 Canada 0 3 0 0 3 1 8 -7


July 12, 1987
14:00
Italy  3–0  Canada
Melli Goal 22'
Pessotto Goal 36'
Gallo Goal 68'
(Report)

Attendance: 13,500
Referee: Arturo Brizio Carter

July 12, 1987
16:00
Qatar  1–0  Egypt
Hassan Goal 21' (Report)

Attendance: 13,500
Referee: David DiPlacido

July 14, 1987
18:00
Italy  1–1  Qatar
Cappellini Goal 67' (Report) Khairi Goal 76'

Attendance: 5,200
Referee: Jorge Orellana

July 14, 1987
20:00
Canada  0–3  Egypt
(Report) Hussain Goal 14'
Musaed Goal 48'
Ramadan Goal 53'

Attendance: 5,200
Referee: Kenneth Wallace

July 16, 1987
17:45
Italy  1–0  Egypt
Gallo Goal 69' (Report)

Attendance: 6,500
Referee: John Blankenstein

July 16, 1987
19:45
Canada  1–2  Qatar
Titotto Goal 25' (Report) Yousuf Goal 3'
Suwaid Goal 23'

Attendance: 6,500
Referee: Juan Ortube

Group B[edit]

Venue: King George V Park, St. John's

Teams Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
 Ivory Coast 5 3 2 1 0 3 1 2 Advanced to the quarterfinals
 South Korea 3 3 1 1 1 5 4 1
 Ecuador 2 3 1 0 2 1 2 -1 Eliminated
 United States 2 3 1 0 2 3 5 -2


July 12, 1987
18:00
Ivory Coast  1–1  South Korea
Dea Goal 9' (Report) Shin Tae-Yong Goal 53'

Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Berny Ulloa Morera

July 12, 1987
20:00
United States  1–0  Ecuador
Crawley Goal 47' (Report)

Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Naji Jouini

July 14, 1987
18:00
Ivory Coast  1–0  United States
Bassole Goal 52' (Report)

Attendance: 2,200
Referee: Jassim Mandi

July 14, 1987
20:00
South Korea  0–1  Ecuador
(Report) Ramos Goal 47'

Attendance: 2,200
Referee: Itzhak Ben Itzhak

July 16, 1987
18:00
Ivory Coast  1–0  Ecuador
Traore Goal 68' (Report)

Attendance: 2,250
Referee: Berny Ulloa Morera

July 16, 1987
20:00
South Korea  4–2  United States
Noh Jung-Yoon Goal 25'
Shin Tae-Yong Goal 50'
Lee Tae-Hong Goal 65'
Kim In-Wan Goal 72'
(Report) Snow Goal 40'
Deering Goal 48'

Attendance: 2,250
Referee: Naji Jouini

Group C[edit]

Venue: Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard, Montreal

Teams Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
 Australia 4 3 2 0 1 3 4 -1 Advanced to the quarterfinals
 France 3 3 1 1 1 4 3 1
 Saudi Arabia 3 3 1 1 1 2 1 1 Eliminated
 Brazil 2 3 0 2 1 0 1 -1


July 13, 1987
18:00
Brazil  0–0  France
(Report)

Attendance: 5,400
Referee: Lee Do Ha

July 13, 1987
20:00
Saudi Arabia  0–1  Australia
(Report) Horvat Goal 71'

Attendance: 5,400
Referee: Antonio Evangelista

July 15, 1987
18:00
Brazil  0–0  Saudi Arabia
(Report)

Attendance: 4,400
Referee: Alexey Spirin

July 15, 1987
20:00
France  4–1  Australia
Debève Goal 14'23'31'
Rincon Goal 24' (pen.)
(Report) Georgakis Goal 73'

Attendance: 4,400
Referee: Simon Bantsimba

July 17, 1987
18:00
Brazil  0–1  Australia
(Report) Richardson Goal 74'

Attendance: 5,400
Referee: Lee Do Ha

July 17, 1987
20:00
France  0–2  Saudi Arabia
(Report) Zayed Goal 18'
Shalgan Goal 34'

Attendance: 5,400
Referee: Alexey Spirin

Group D[edit]

Venue: Jeux Canada Games Stadium, Saint John

Teams GP W D L GF GA GD Pts Status
 Soviet Union 3 2 1 0 12 3 9 5 Advanced to the quarterfinals
 Nigeria 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 3
 Mexico 3 1 1 1 3 9 -6 3 Eliminated
 Bolivia 3 0 1 2 6 9 -3 1


July 12, 1987
18:00
Soviet Union  1–1  Nigeria
Rusin Goal 61' (Report) Eke Goal 79'

Attendance: 2,695
Referee: José Ramiz Wright

July 12, 1987
20:00
Mexico  2–2  Bolivia
Landa Goal 56'
Romero Goal 76'
(Report) Lobo Goal 50'
Cristaldo Goal 53'

Attendance: 2,695
Referee: Mohamed Hafez

July 14, 1987
18:00
Soviet Union  7–0  Mexico
Matveyev Goal 13'25'
Nikiforov Goal 31'51'
Mushinka Goal 47'
Kadyrov Goal 64'
Bezhenar Goal 72' pen
(Report)

Attendance: 2,335
Referee: Kenneth Hope

July 14, 1987
20:00
Nigeria  3–2  Bolivia
Osundo Goal 24'66'77' (Report) Cristaldo Goal 26'
Arandia Goal 70'

Attendance: 2,335
Referee: Essa Al-Jassas

July 16, 1987
18:00
Soviet Union  4–2  Bolivia
Nikiforov Goal 28'
Bezhenar Goal 32' (pen.)
Asadov Goal 44'
Mushinka Goal 50'
(Report) Urquiza Goal 59' (pen.)
Etcheverry Goal 73'

Attendance: 3,300
Referee: Kenneth Hope

July 16, 1987
20:00
Nigeria  0–1  Mexico
(Report) Rivera Goal 55'

Attendance: 3,300
Referee: José Ramiz Wright

Knockout stages[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
July 19 - Toronto        
  Italy  2
July 22 - Toronto
  South Korea  0  
  Italy  0
July 19 - Montreal
    Nigeria  1  
  Australia  0
July 25 - Toronto
  Nigeria  1  
  Nigeria (pen.)  1 (2)
July 19 - Saint John
    Soviet Union  1 (4)
  Ivory Coast  3
July 22 - Saint John
  Qatar  0  
  Ivory Coast  1 Third place
July 19 - Saint John
    Soviet Union  5  
  Soviet Union  3   Italy (aet)  1
  France  2     Ivory Coast  2
July 24 - Saint John

Quarterfinals[edit]

July 19, 1987
14:00
Italy  2–0  South Korea
Cappellini Goal 52'
Gallo Goal 54'
(Report)
Varsity Stadium, Toronto
Attendance: 10,400
Referee: Kenneth Wallace

July 19, 1987
14:00
Ivory Coast  3–0  Qatar
Bassole Goal 16'
Beda Goal 52'
Traore Goal 66'
(Report)

July 19, 1987
14:00
Australia  0–1  Nigeria
(Report) Nwosu Goal 59'

July 19, 1987
14:00
Soviet Union  3–2  France
Arutyunian Goal 40'60'
Nikiforov Goal 76'
(Report) Adrian Goal 49'
Roche Goal 65'

Semifinals[edit]

July 22, 1987
20:00
Italy  0–1  Nigeria
(Report) Nwosu Goal 63'
Exhibition Stadium, Toronto
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: John Blankenstein

July 22, 1987
19:00
Ivory Coast  1–5  Soviet Union
Traore Goal 57' (Report) Arutyunian Goal 1'38'
Kasimov Goal 10'56'
Rusin Goal 77'

Playoff for 3rd place[edit]

July 24, 1987
19:00
Italy  1–2 (a.e.t.)  Ivory Coast
Bocchialini Goal 57' (Report) Traore Goal 17'96'

Final[edit]

July 25, 1987
15:00
Nigeria  1–1
2-4 (pen.)
 Soviet Union
Osundo Goal 11' (Report) Nikiforov Goal 6'
Varsity Stadium, Toronto
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: José Ramiz Wright

Result[edit]

 1987 FIFA U-16 World Championship Winners 

Soviet Union
First title

Goalscorers[edit]

Moussa Traoré of Ivory Coast won the Golden Shoe award for scoring five goals. In total, 82 goals were scored by 54 different players, with none of them credited as own goal.

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Final ranking[edit]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Soviet Union 6 4 2 0 21 7 +14 10
2  Nigeria 6 3 2 1 7 5 +2 8
3  Ivory Coast 6 4 1 1 9 7 +2 9
4  Italy 6 3 1 2 8 4 +4 7
Eliminated in the quarter-finals
5  Qatar 4 2 1 1 4 5 –1 5
6  Australia 4 2 0 2 3 5 –2 4
7  France 4 1 1 2 6 6 0 3
8  South Korea 4 1 1 2 5 6 –1 3
Eliminated at the group stage
9  Saudi Arabia 3 1 1 1 2 1 +1 3
10  Mexico 3 1 1 1 3 9 –6 3
11  Egypt 3 1 0 2 3 2 +1 2
12  Ecuador 3 1 0 2 1 2 –1 2
13  United States 3 1 0 2 3 5 –2 2
14  Brazil 3 0 2 1 0 1 –1 2
15  Bolivia 3 0 1 2 6 9 –3 1
16  Canada 3 0 0 3 1 8 –7 0

FIFA awarded the Golden Boot to Moussa Traoré because Côte d'Ivoire had scored fewer goals than USSR.

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