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 countryCanada
Dates12–25 July 1987
Teams16 (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 played32
Goals scored82 (2.56 per match)
Attendance169,160 (5,286 per match)
Top scorer(s)Ivory Coast Moussa Traoré
Best player(s)Ivory Coast Moussa Traoré and
Nigeria Philip Osondu (shared)
Fair play award Soviet Union
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]

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) 1986 AFC U-16 Championship  South Korea
 Qatar
 Saudi Arabia
CAF (Africa) 1987 African U-16 Qualifying for World Cup  Ivory Coast
 Egypt
 Nigeria
CONCACAF
(Central, North America and Caribbean)
Host nation  Canada
1987 CONCACAF U-17 Championship  Mexico
 United States
CONMEBOL (South America) 1986 South American U-16 Championship  Bolivia
 Brazil
 Ecuador
OFC (Oceania) 1987 OFC U-16 Qualifying Tournament  Australia
UEFA (Europe) 1987 UEFA European Under-16 Championship  France
 Italy
 Soviet Union

Squads[edit]

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

Referees[edit]

Group Stage[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


Italy 3–0 Canada
Melli 22'
Pessotto 36'
Gallo 68'
(Report)
Attendance: 13,500

Qatar 1–0 Egypt
Hassan 21' (Report)
Attendance: 13,500

Italy 1–1 Qatar
Cappellini 67' (Report) Khairi 76'
Attendance: 5,200

Canada 0–3 Egypt
(Report) Hussain 14'
Musaed 48'
Ramadan 53'
Attendance: 5,200

Italy 1–0 Egypt
Gallo 69' (Report)
Attendance: 6,500

Canada 1–2 Qatar
Titotto 25' (Report) Yousuf 3'
Suwaid 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


Ivory Coast 1–1 South Korea
Dea 9' (Report) Shin Tae-Yong 53'
Attendance: 1,000

United States 1–0 Ecuador
Crawley 47' (Report)
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Naji Jouini

Ivory Coast 1–0 United States
Bassole 52' (Report)
Attendance: 2,200
Referee: Jassim Mandi

South Korea 0–1 Ecuador
(Report) Ramos 47'
Attendance: 2,200

Ivory Coast 1–0 Ecuador
Traore 68' (Report)
Attendance: 2,250

South Korea 4–2 United States
Noh Jung-Yoon 25'
Shin Tae-Yong 50'
Lee Tae-Hong 65'
Kim In-Wan 72'
(Report) Snow 40'
Deering 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


Brazil 0–0 France
(Report)
Attendance: 5,400
Referee: Lee Do Ha

Saudi Arabia 0–1 Australia
(Report) Horvat 71'
Attendance: 5,400

Brazil 0–0 Saudi Arabia
(Report)
Attendance: 4,400
Referee: Alexey Spirin

France 4–1 Australia
Debève 14', 23', 31'
Rincon 24' (pen.)
(Report) Georgakis 73'
Attendance: 4,400

Brazil 0–1 Australia
(Report) Richardson 74'
Attendance: 5,400
Referee: Lee Do Ha

France 0–2 Saudi Arabia
(Report) Zayed 18'
Shalgan 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


Soviet Union 1–1 Nigeria
Rusin 61' (Report) Eke 79'
Attendance: 2,695

Mexico 2–2 Bolivia
Landa 56'
Romero 76'
(Report) Lobo 50'
Cristaldo 53'
Attendance: 2,695
Referee: Mohamed Hafez

Soviet Union 7–0 Mexico
Matveyev 13', 25'
Nikiforov 31', 51'
Mushchynka 47'
Kadyrov 64'
Bezhenar 72' pen
(Report)
Attendance: 2,335
Referee: Kenneth Hope

Nigeria 3–2 Bolivia
Osondu 24', 66', 77' (Report) Cristaldo 26'
Arandia 70'
Attendance: 2,335

Soviet Union 4–2 Bolivia
Nikiforov 28'
Bezhenar 32' (pen.)
Asadov 44'
Mushchynka 50'
(Report) Urquiza 59' (pen.)
Etcheverry 73'
Attendance: 3,300
Referee: Kenneth Hope

Nigeria 0–1 Mexico
(Report) Rivera 55'
Attendance: 3,300

Knockout stages[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
July 19 - Toronto
 
 
 Italy2
 
July 22 - Toronto
 
 South Korea0
 
 Italy0
 
July 19 - Montreal
 
 Nigeria1
 
 Australia0
 
July 25 - Toronto
 
 Nigeria1
 
 Nigeria (pen.)1 (2)
 
July 19 - Saint John
 
 Soviet Union1 (4)
 
 Ivory Coast3
 
July 22 - Saint John
 
 Qatar0
 
 Ivory Coast1
 
July 19 - Saint John
 
 Soviet Union5 Third place
 
 Soviet Union3
 
July 24 - Saint John
 
 France2
 
 Italy (aet)1
 
 
 Ivory Coast2
 

Quarterfinals[edit]

Italy 2–0 South Korea
Cappellini 52'
Gallo 54'
(Report)
Attendance: 10,400

Ivory Coast 3–0 Qatar
Bassole 16'
Beda 52'
Traoré 66'
(Report)

Australia 0–1 Nigeria
(Report) Nwosu 59'

Soviet Union 3–2 France
Arutyunian 40', 60'
Nikiforov 76'
(Report) Adrian 49'
Roche 65'

Semifinals[edit]

Italy 0–1 Nigeria
(Report) Nwosu 63'
Attendance: 20,000

Ivory Coast 1–5 Soviet Union
Traoré 57' (Report) Arutyunian 1', 38'
Kasimov 10', 56'
Rusin 77'

Playoff for 3rd place[edit]

Italy 1–2 (a.e.t.) Ivory Coast
Bocchialini 57' (Report) Traoré 17', 96'

Final[edit]

Nigeria 1–1
2-4 (pen.)
 Soviet Union
Osondu 11' (Report) Nikiforov 6'
Attendance: 15,000

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.

External links[edit]