1989 FIFA World Youth Championship

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1989 FIFA World Youth Championship
1989 بطولة العالم للشباب لكرة القدم
Tournament details
Host country Saudi Arabia
Dates February 16–March 3
Teams 16 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s) 4 (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 Bismarck
Fair play award  United States
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
 Syria1
CAF (Africa) 1989 African Youth Championship  Mali1
 Nigeria
CONCACAF
(North, Central America & Caribbean)
1988 CONCACAF U-20 Tournament  Costa Rica1
 United States2
CONMEBOL (South America) 1988 South American Youth Championship  Argentina
 Brazil
 Colombia
UEFA (Europe) 1988 UEFA European Under-18 Football Championship  Czechoslovakia
 East Germany
 Norway1
 Portugal
 Soviet Union
 Spain
Host nation  Saudi Arabia
1.^ Teams that made their debut.
2.^ Replaced  Mexico, who was disqualified from the tournament due to the Cachirules scandal.

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

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 Status
 Portugal 4 3 2 0 1 2 3 −1 Advanced to the quarter finals
 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
Saudi Arabia  1–2  Nigeria
Al Suraiti 16’ (Report) Adepoju 52’
Ohenhen 87’

Czechoslovakia  0–1  Portugal
(Report) Alves 88’

Saudi Arabia  0–1  Czechoslovakia
(Report) Látal 52’

Nigeria  0–1  Portugal
(Report) João Pinto 79’

Saudi Arabia  3–0  Portugal
Al Harbi 52’
Al Rowaihi 56’
Al Debaikhi 83’
(Report)

Nigeria  1–1  Czechoslovakia
Nwosu 72’ (Report) Látal 14’

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
 Soviet Union 6 3 3 0 0 7 2 +5 Advanced to the quarter finals
 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
Costa Rica  1–0  Colombia
González 88’ (Report)

Soviet Union  3–1  Syria
Tedeev 29’
Salenko 49’, 83’
(Report) Sibai 65’

Costa Rica  0–1  Soviet Union
(Report) Matveev 84’

Colombia  2–0  Syria
Muñoz 42’
Osorio 85’
(Report)

Costa Rica  1–3  Syria
Brenes 80’ (Report) Helou 16’, 45’
Afash 30’

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 Status
 Brazil 6 3 3 0 0 10 1 +9 Advanced to the quarter finals
 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
Brazil  2–0  East Germany
Marcelo Henrique 35’
França 68’
(Report)

Mali  1–1  United States
Nfaly 42’ (Report) Snow 11’

Brazil  5–0  Mali
Cássio 50’
Bismarck 53’, 83’
Sonny Anderson 66’, 80’
(Report)

East Germany  0–2  United States
(Report) Dayak 47’
Snow 87’ (pen.)

Brazil  3–1  United States
Bismarck 39’
Marcelo Henrique 44’
Sonny Anderson 55’
(Report) Dayak 10’

East Germany  3–0  Mali
Prausse 28’
Fuchs 46’
Jahnig 55’
(Report)

Group D[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
 Iraq 6 3 3 0 0 4 0 +4 Advanced to the quarter finals
 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
Norway  0–1  Iraq
(Report) Saddam 66’
Attendance: 14,000

Argentina  1–2  Spain
Simeone 12’ (Report) Moisés 26’
Villabona 58' (pen.)
Attendance: 14,000

Norway  0–2  Argentina
(Report) Biazotti 5’
Ubaldi 89’
Attendance: 3,000

Iraq  2–0  Spain
Kareem 41’
Hussein 51’
(Report)
Attendance: 13,500
Referee: Chen Shengcai (China)

Norway  4–2  Spain
Drillestad 43’
Johansen 47’
Bohinen 58’
Mellemstrand 90’
(Report) Pinilla 46’, 49’
Attendance: 17,000
Referee: Neji Jouini (Tunisia)

Iraq  1–0  Argentina
Shenaishil 67’ (pen.) (Report)
Attendance: 17,000

Knockout stages[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals 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 (pen.)  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]

Portugal  1–0  Colombia
Jorge Couto 40’ (Report)

Soviet Union  4–4 (a.e.t.)  Nigeria
Kiriakov 30’, 58’
Tedeev 45’
Salenko 46’
(Report) Ohenhen 61’, 75’
Elijah 83’
Ugbade 84’
Penalties
Salenko Penalty scored
Bezhenar Penalty scored
Qosimov Penalty missed
Benko Penalty scored
3–5 Penalty scored Ohen
Penalty scored Ogaba
Penalty scored Onyemachara
Penalty scored Adepoju
Penalty scored Elijah

Brazil  1–0  Argentina
Marcelo Henrique 15’ (Report)

Iraq  1–2  United States
Kareem 35’ (Report) Henderson 17’
Brose 56’
Attendance: 18,000

Semifinals[edit]

Portugal  1–0  Brazil
Amaral 68' (Report)

Nigeria  2–1 (a.e.t.)  United States
Adepoju 47', 93' (Report) Snow 52' (pen.)

Third place play-off[edit]

Brazil  2–0  United States
Franca 65'
Leonardo 69'
(Report)

Final[edit]

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

Goalscorers[edit]

Oleg Salenko of Soviet Union won the Golden Shoe award for scoring five goals. In total, 81 goals were scored by 55 different players, with none of them credited as own goal.

5 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Final ranking[edit]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Portugal 6 5 0 1 6 3 +3 10
2  Nigeria 6 2 2 2 9 10 –1 6
3  Brazil 6 5 0 1 13 2 +11 10
4  United States 6 2 1 3 7 9 –2 5
Eliminated in the quarter-finals
5  Soviet Union 4 3 1 0 11 6 +5 7
6  Iraq 4 3 0 1 5 2 +3 6
7  Argentina 4 1 0 3 3 4 –1 4
8  Colombia 4 1 0 3 3 5 –2 4
Eliminated at the group stage
9  Czechoslovakia 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 3
10  Saudi Arabia 3 1 0 2 4 3 +1 2
11  Norway 3 1 0 2 4 5 –1 2
12  East Germany 3 1 0 2 3 4 –1 2
13  Syria 3 1 0 2 4 6 –2 2
14  Costa Rica 3 1 0 2 2 4 –2 2
15  Spain 3 1 0 2 4 7 –3 2
16  Mali 3 0 1 2 1 9 –8 1

Notes[edit]

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

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