1991 FIFA World Youth Championship

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1991 FIFA World Youth Championship
Campeonato Mundial de Júniores
Portugal '91
1991 FIFA World Youth Championship.png
Tournament details
Host countryPortugal
Dates14-30 June
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)5 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Portugal (2nd title)
Runners-up Brazil
Third place Soviet Union
Fourth place Australia
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored82 (2.56 per match)
Attendance731,500 (22,859 per match)
Top scorer(s)Soviet Union Sergey Shcherbakov
(5 goals)
Best player(s)Portugal Emílio Peixe
Fair play award Soviet Union
Saudi Arabia 1989
Australia 1993

The 1991 FIFA World Youth Championship was the sixth staging of the FIFA World Youth Championship, an international football competition organized by FIFA for men's youth national teams, and the eighth since it was established in 1977 as the FIFA World Youth Tournament. The final tournament took place for the first time in Portugal, between 14 and 30 June 1991. Matches were played across five venues in as many cities: Faro, Braga, Guimarães, Porto and Lisbon.

North Korea and South Korea competed for the first time as a united team, although FIFA attributes its historical data to South Korea.[1] Portugal entered the competition as the defending champions, after winning the previous tournament. They reached the final, where a record attendance of 127,000 witnessed the hosts defeat Portuguese-speaking rival Brazil 4–2 on penalties to secure their second consecutive title.

Qualification[edit]

In addition to the host team, Portugal, 15 other national teams qualified from six continental tournaments.

Confederation Qualifying tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) 1990 AFC Youth Championship South Korea South Korea
 Syria
CAF (Africa) 1991 African Youth Championship  Ivory Coast
 Egypt
CONCACAF (North, Central America & Caribbean) 1990 CONCACAF U-20 Tournament  Mexico
 Trinidad and Tobago1
CONMEBOL (South America) 1991 South American Youth Championship  Argentina
 Brazil
 Uruguay
OFC (Oceania) 1990 OFC U-20 Championship  Australia
UEFA (Europe) 1990 UEFA European Under-18 Championship  England
 Republic of Ireland
 Soviet Union
 Spain
 Sweden1
Host nation  Portugal
1.^ Teams that made their debut.

Match officials[edit]

Squads[edit]

For a list of all squads that played in the final tournament, see 1991 FIFA World Youth Championship squads

Group stages[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 6 3 3 0 0 6 0 +6 Advanced to the quarter-finals
Korea Korea 3 3 1 1 1 2 2 0
 Republic of Ireland 2 3 0 2 1 3 5 −2
 Argentina 1 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4
Portugal 2–0 Republic of Ireland
Pinto Goal 17'
Capucho Goal 78'
Report
Attendance: 65,000

Argentina 0–1Korea Korea
Report In-Chol Goal 88'
Attendance: 2,000

Republic of Ireland 1–1Korea Korea
McCarthy Goal 58' Report Chol Goal 89'
Attendance: 5,500

Portugal 3–0 Argentina
Gil Goal 56'
Torres Goal 80'
Toni Goal 86'
Report
Attendance: 60,000

Republic of Ireland 2–2 Argentina
O'Connor Goal 9'
Gallagher Goal 63'
Report Delgado Goal 55'
Molina Goal 57' (pen.)

Portugal 1–0Korea Korea
Torres Goal 42' Report
Attendance: 38,000

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
 Brazil 5 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 Advanced to the quarter-finals
 Mexico 4 3 1 2 0 6 3 +3
 Sweden 2 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2
 Ivory Coast 1 3 0 1 2 3 7 −4
Mexico 3–0 Sweden
Hernández Goal 20'
Pineda Goal 51'
Álvarez Arcos Goal 64'
Report
Attendance: 2,000

Brazil 2–1 Ivory Coast
Andrei Goal 29'
Luíz Fernando Goal 79'
Report Tiehi Goal 48'
Attendance: 8,000

Brazil 2–2 Mexico
Nunes Goal 18'
Luíz Fernando Goal 45'
Report Pineda Goal 57'67'

Ivory Coast 1–4 Sweden
Mambo Goal 64' (pen.) Report Rödlund Goal 13'
Bild Goal 23'46'
Andersson Goal 87'

Ivory Coast 1–1 Mexico
Seri Goal 79' Report Pineda Goal 83'

Brazil 2–0 Sweden
Nunes Goal 29'
Élber Goal 78'
Report
Attendance: 4,000

Group C[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
 Australia 6 3 3 0 0 4 0 +4 Advanced to the quarter-finals
 Soviet Union 4 3 2 0 1 5 1 +4
 Egypt 2 3 1 0 2 6 2 +4
 Trinidad and Tobago 0 3 0 0 3 0 12 −12
Trinidad and Tobago 0–2 Australia
Report Okon Goal 52'
Seal Goal 76'


Trinidad and Tobago 0–6 Egypt
Report Hussein Goal 8'
Sadek Goal 24'
Ismail Goal 36'
Sakr Goal 60'
El-Sheshini Goal 79'
Abdel Aziz Goal 82'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Wei Jihong (China)

Australia 1–0 Soviet Union
Maloney Goal 21' Report

Australia 1–0 Egypt
Trajanovski Goal 43' Report

Group D[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
 Spain 5 3 2 1 0 7 0 +7 Advanced to the quarter-finals
 Syria 4 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1
 England 2 3 0 2 1 3 4 −1
 Uruguay 1 3 0 1 2 0 7 −7
England 0–1 Spain
Report Pier Goal 84'
Attendance: 11,500

Syria 1–0 Uruguay
Ramadan Goal 57' Report
Attendance: 5,500
Referee: Alhagi Faye (Gambia)

Spain 6–0 Uruguay
Pier Goal 10' (pen.)34'
Urzáiz Goal 22'75'80' (pen.)
Mauricio Goal 36'
Report

England 3–3 Syria
Allen Goal 12'
Awford Goal 69'84'
Report Ramadan Goal 18'
Awad Goal 27'
Helou Goal 65'

Spain 0–0 Syria
Report

England 0–0 Uruguay
Report
Attendance: 5,000

Knockout stage[edit]

Bracket[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
June 22 – Lisbon
 
 
 Portugal (a.e.t.)2
 
June 26 – Lisbon
 
 Mexico1
 
 Portugal1
 
June 23 – Braga
 
 Australia0
 
 Australia (p)1 (5)
 
June 29 – Lisbon
 
 Syria1 (4)
 
 Portugal (p)0 (4)
 
June 22 – Porto
 
 Brazil0 (2)
 
 Brazil5
 
June 26 – Guimarães
 
Korea Korea1
 
 Brazil3
 
July 23 – Faro
 
 Soviet Union0 Third place
 
 Spain1
 
June 29 – Porto
 
 Soviet Union3
 
 Australia1 (4)
 
 
 Soviet Union (p)1 (5)
 

Quarter-finals[edit]

Portugal 2–1 (a.e.t.) Mexico
Torres Goal 3' (pen.)
Toni Goal 101'
Report Mendoza Goal 35'
Attendance: 90,000

Brazil 5–1Korea Korea
Marquinhos Goal 15'
Élber Goal 41'67'
Djair Goal 47'53'
Report Chol Goal 40'
Attendance: 25,000


Spain 1–3 Soviet Union
Urzáiz Goal 85' Report Scherbakov Goal 35'64'
Mandreko Goal 80'

Semi-finals[edit]

Brazil 3–0 Soviet Union
Marquinhos Goal 15'
Castro Goal 18'
Élber Goal 32'
Report

Portugal 1–0 Australia
Rui Costa Goal 31' Report
Attendance: 112,000

Third place play-off[edit]

Final[edit]


 1991 FIFA World Youth Championship Winners 

Portugal
Second title

Awards[edit]

Golden Shoe Golden Ball Fair Play Award
Soviet Union Serhiy Scherbakov Portugal Emílio Peixe  Soviet Union

Goalscorers[edit]

Serhiy Scherbakov of Soviet Union 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  Portugal 6 5 1 0 9 1 +8 11
2  Brazil 6 4 2 0 14 4 +10 10
3  Soviet Union 6 3 1 2 9 6 +3 7
4  Australia 6 3 2 1 6 3 +3 8
Eliminated in the quarter-finals
5  Spain 4 2 1 1 8 3 +5 5
6  Syria 4 1 3 0 5 4 +1 5
7  Mexico 4 1 2 1 7 5 +2 4
8 Korea Korea 4 1 1 2 3 7 –4 3
Eliminated at the group stage
9  Egypt 3 1 0 2 6 2 +4 2
10  Sweden 3 1 0 2 4 6 –2 2
11  England 3 0 2 1 3 4 –1 2
12  Republic of Ireland 3 0 2 1 3 5 –2 2
13  Ivory Coast 3 0 1 2 3 7 –4 1
14  Argentina 3 0 1 2 2 6 –4 1
15  Uruguay 3 0 1 2 0 7 –7 1
16  Trinidad and Tobago 3 0 0 3 0 12 –12 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIFA World Youth Championship Portugal 1991 – Teams". FIFA. Retrieved 10 June 2014.

External links[edit]