Football at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics – Boys' tournament

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2010 Boys' Youth Olympic Football Tournament
Tournament details
Host country Singapore
Dates (2010-08-13) (2010-08-25)13 August – 25 August 2010
(12 days)
Teams 6 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Bolivia (1st title)
Runners-up  Haiti
Third place  Singapore
Fourth place  Montenegro
Tournament statistics
Matches played 11
Goals scored 44 (4 per match)
Attendance 37,084 (3,371 per match)
Top scorer(s) Bolivia Rodrigo Mejido
(6 goals)

Football at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics took place at the Jalan Besar Stadium in Singapore.


Gold Silver Bronze
 Bolivia (BOL)  Haiti (HAI)  Singapore (SIN)



Zimbabwe represented Africa at the tournament. The U-15 team is made up of players from various schools in the country's ten provinces, with the squad spending six months training together in the build-up to the Singapore 2010. During the process they played five tune-up games against local youth sides, racking up 39 goals in the process at an average of nearly eight goals per game. The team went through five week-long camps over a three-month period, also playing friendlies against local club sides and school teams before arriving in Singapore. Their two most recent results were a 5-0 win over local club Dynamos FC and a 3-1 victory over Gunnas FC.


Singapore represented Asia at the tournament. As hosts, they had qualified automatically for the tournament. Guiding the Young Lions is Kadir Yahaya, a former Singapore international who took over in February. Under the 44-year-old, the youth side have spent several months in the build-up to the tournament in training camps at home and abroad, making them one of the competition’s best-prepared teams. A short trip to Melbourne in March was followed by another two-week camp in May in England, during which Yahaya’s outfits won two of their five games against some local age-group teams, with the highlight a 3-2 victory over a Tottenham Hotspur academy team.


Montenegro represented Europe at the tournament. UEFA decided that the four lowest-ranked associations at junior level would fight out for a place at the Youth Olympics. Montenegro overwhelmed San Marino 4-0 to book a meeting with Albania for the right to represent Europe in Singapore. At this match, the Montenegrin goalkeeper extinguished an attack by handling the ball outside his penalty area. He was consequently sent off. Albania had the majority of the possession, but Montenegro eked out a 2-1 victory.

North and Central America[edit]

Haiti represented North and Central America at the tournament. The nation’s Football Association was only informed of its inclusion in the global competition in June following the withdrawal of Cuba. As a result, Haiti’s preparations were likely less complete than some of their fellow participants.

South America[edit]

Bolivia represented South America at the tournament. The squad Douglas Cuenca will be taking to Singapore 2010 features several members of the side that contested the 2009 South American U-15 Championships and then won bronze at the Odesur Games earlier this year. The Bolivians began their preparations for the Youth Games early in July in Argentina, earning a 2-1 win over USA and a 3-3 draw with the Argentinos Juniors U-20 side.


Vanuatu represented Oceania at the tournament. The U-15 coach is Etienne Mermer, who is hoping to pass on the experience of three FIFA World Cup campaigns to his young charges. The defensive midfielder from Tafea who recently retired from the national team, has looked after the young Vanuatu team since last year.The vast majority of the squad hail from the Teouma Academy, with the team’s most recent match an outing against the senior Academy side which finished in a 2-2 draw. Perhaps the most notable squad member is towering 193 cm goalkeeper Seiloni Iaruel, with the youngster having already featured in the national senior national squad.

Preliminary round[edit]

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Bolivia 2 2 0 0 11 0 +11 6
 Haiti 2 1 0 1 2 10 −8 3
 Vanuatu 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3 0

13 August 2010
Vanuatu  0 – 2  Bolivia
Report Añez Goal 19' (pen.)
Banegas Goal 42'
Jalan Besar Stadium, Singapore
Attendance: 2,479
Referee: István Vad (Hungary)

16 August 2010
Bolivia  9 – 0  Haiti
Arano Goal 23'
Mejido Goal 37'43'68'81'
Vaca Goal 42'
Gutrhie Goal 42'
Manzur Goal 49'
Alpire Goal 70'
Jalan Besar Stadium, Singapore
Attendance: 1,215
Referee: Norbert Hauata (Tahiti)

19 August 2010
Haiti  2 – 1  Vanuatu
Gedeon Goal 67'
Bonhomme Goal 70'
Report Ham Goal 48'
Jalan Besar Stadium, Singapore
Attendance: 1,800
Referee: Rainhold Shikongo (Namibia)

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Singapore 2 2 0 0 6 3 +3 6
 Montenegro 2 1 0 1 4 4 0 3
 Zimbabwe 2 0 0 2 2 5 −3 0

13 August 2010
Singapore  3 – 1  Zimbabwe
Ammirul Emmran Goal 1'
Suhaimi Goal 11'30'
Report Kusemwa Goal 64' (pen.)
Jalan Besar Stadium, Singapore
Attendance: 4,800
Referee: Walter López (Guatemala)

16 August 2010
Zimbabwe  1 – 2  Montenegro
Chavanigra Goal 81' Report Grbović Goal 28'
Boljević Goal 44'
Jalan Besar Stadium, Singapore
Attendance: 1,215
Referee: Banjar Al-Dosari (Qatar)

19 August 2010
Montenegro  2 – 3  Singapore
Kosović Goal 9'23' (pen.) Report Suhaimi Goal 3'
Lightfoot Goal 35'
Koh Goal 75'
Jalan Besar Stadium, Singapore
Attendance: 5,850
Referee: Wilmar Roldan (Colombia)


22 August 2010
Bolivia  3 – 1  Montenegro
Sabja Goal 5'
Mejido Goal 56'
Banegas Goal 60'
Report Boljević Goal 26'
Jalan Besar Stadium, Singapore
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Banjar Al-Dosari (Qatar)

22 August 2010
Singapore  0 – 2  Haiti
Report Bonhomme Goal 38'
Gedeon Goal 80' (pen.)
Jalan Besar Stadium, Singapore
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: István Vad (Hungary)

5th Place Match[edit]

23 August 2010
Vanuatu  2 – 0  Zimbabwe
Kalselik Goal 20'60' Report
Jalan Besar Stadium, Singapore
Attendance: 1,615
Referee: Walter López (Guatemala)

Bronze Medal Match[edit]

25 August 2010
Montenegro  1 – 4  Singapore
Baošić Goal 14' Report Hanafi Goal 6'45'
Ammirul Emmran Goal 57' (pen.)65'
Jalan Besar Stadium, Singapore
Attendance: 4,380
Referee: Norbert Hauata (Tahiti)


25 August 2010
Bolivia  5 – 0  Haiti
Mejido Goal 5'
Alpire Goal 31'
Arano Goal 53'
Banegas Goal 60'72'
Jalan Besar Stadium, Singapore
Attendance: 5,230
Referee: István Vad (Hungary)

Final Ranking[edit]

Rank Team
1st, gold medalist(s)  Bolivia
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Haiti
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Singapore
4  Montenegro
5  Vanuatu
6  Zimbabwe



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