National team appearances in the FIFA U-20 World Cup

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This article lists the performances of each of the national teams which have made at least one appearance in the FIFA U-20 World Cup finals.

Debut of national teams[edit]

Year Debutants
1977 (16)  Austria  Brazil  France  Honduras  Hungary  Iran  Iraq  Italy  Ivory Coast  Mexico  Morocco  Paraguay  Spain  Tunisia  Soviet Union[1]  Uruguay
1979 (10)  Algeria  Argentina  Canada  Guinea  Indonesia  Japan  Poland  Portugal  South Korea  Yugoslavia[2]
1981 (8)  Australia  Cameroon  Egypt  England  Qatar  Romania  United States  West Germany[3]
1983 (5)  China PR  Czechoslovakia[4]  Scotland  Netherlands  Nigeria
1985 (4)  Bulgaria  Colombia  Republic of Ireland  Saudi Arabia
1987 (4)  Bahrain  Chile  East Germany  Togo
1989 (4)  Costa Rica  Mali  Norway  Syria
1991 (2)  Sweden  Trinidad and Tobago
1993 (3)  Ghana  Russia[1]  Turkey
1995 (1)  Burundi
1997 (4)  Belgium  Malaysia  South Africa  United Arab Emirates
1999 (3)  Croatia[2]  Kazakhstan[1]  Zambia
2001 (7)  Angola  Czech Republic[4]  Ecuador  Ethiopia  Finland  Jamaica  Ukraine[1]
2003 (4)  Burkina Faso  Panama  Slovakia  Uzbekistan[1]
2005 (2)  Benin   Switzerland
2007 (5)  Congo  Gambia  Jordan  New Zealand  North Korea
2009 (2)  Tahiti  Venezuela
2011 (1)  Guatemala
2013 (3)  Cuba  El Salvador  Greece
2015 (4)  Fiji  Myanmar  Senegal  Serbia[2]
2017 (2)  Vanuatu  Vietnam

Comprehensive team results in each World Cup[edit]

Legend
  • 1st — Champions
  • 2nd — Runners-up
  • 3rd — Third place
  • 4th — Fourth place
  • QF — Quarterfinals (1979-1995: first group stage, and since 1997: second group stage; final 8)
  • R2 — Round 2 (since 1997: knockout round of 16)
  • R1 — Round 1
  •  •  — Did not qualify
  •     — Did not enter / Withdrew
  • XX — Country did not exist or national team was inactive
  •    — Hosts
  • q — Qualified for upcoming tournament

For each tournament, the flag of the host country and the number of teams in each finals tournament (in brackets) are shown.

Team 1977
Tunisia
(16)
1979
Japan
(16)
1981
Australia
(16)
1983
Mexico
(16)
1985
Soviet Union
(16)
1987
Chile
(16)
1989
Saudi Arabia
(16)
1991
Portugal
(16)
1993
Australia
(16)
1995
Qatar
(16)
1997
Malaysia
(24)
1999
Nigeria
(24)
2001
Argentina
(24)
2003
United Arab Emirates
(24)
2005
Netherlands
(24)
2007
Canada
(24)
2009
Egypt
(24)
2011
Colombia
(24)
2013
Turkey
(24)
2015
New Zealand
(24)
2017
South Korea
(24)
 Algeria QF
 Angola R2
 Argentina 1st R1 2nd QF R1 1st 1st R2 1st 4th 1st 1st QF R1 R1
 Australia QF R1 R1 R1 4th 4th QF R2 R1 R2 R2 R1 R1 R1 R1
 Austria R1 R1 4th R1 R2
 Bahrain R1
 Belgium R2
 Benin R1
 Brazil 3rd QF 1st 1st QF 3rd 2nd 1st 2nd QF QF QF 1st 3rd R2 2nd 1st 2nd
 Bulgaria QF QF
 Burkina Faso R2
 Burundi R1
 Cameroon R1 R1 QF R2 R1 R2
 Canada R1 R1 R1 R2 R1 QF R1 R1
 Chile 4th R1 R1 R2 3rd QF
 China PR R1 QF R1 R2 R2
 Colombia QF R1 QF R1 3rd R2 QF R2 R2
 Congo R2
 Costa Rica R1 R1 R1 R2 R2 R1 4th R2 R2
 Croatia R2 R1 R2
 Cuba R1
 Czech Republic R1 R1 QF R1 2nd R2
 East Germany 3rd R1
 Ecuador R2 R2 R1
 Egypt QF R1 3rd R2 R1 R2 R2 R1
 El Salvador R1
 England 4th R1 R1 3rd R2 R1 R1 R1 R2 R1 1st
 Ethiopia R1
 Fiji R1
 Finland R1
 France R1 QF QF 4th 1st R2
Team 1977
Tunisia
(16)
1979
Japan
(16)
1981
Australia
(16)
1983
Mexico
(16)
1985
Soviet Union
(16)
1987
Chile
(16)
1989
Saudi Arabia
(16)
1991
Portugal
(16)
1993
Australia
(16)
1995
Qatar
(16)
1997
Malaysia
(24)
1999
Nigeria
(24)
2001
Argentina
(24)
2003
United Arab Emirates
(24)
2005
Netherlands
(24)
2007
Canada
(24)
2009
Egypt
(24)
2011
Colombia
(24)
2013
Turkey
(24)
2015
New Zealand
(24)
2017
South Korea
(24)
 Gambia R2
 Germany 1st 2nd R1 R1 R1 R2 R1 QF QF QF R2
 Ghana 2nd 4th QF 2nd 1st 3rd R2
 Greece R2
 Guatemala R2
 Guinea R1 R1
 Honduras R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1
 Hungary R1 R1 R1 R1 3rd R2
 Indonesia R1
 Iran R1 R1 R1
 Iraq R1 QF R1 4th
 Italy R1 R1 QF QF QF 3rd
 Ivory Coast R1 R1 R1 R1 R2
 Jamaica R1
 Japan R1 QF QF 2nd R1 QF R2 R2 R2
 Jordan R1
 Kazakhstan R1
 Malaysia R1
 Mali R1 3rd R1 R1 R1 3rd
 Mexico 2nd R1 R1 R1 QF QF QF R2 QF R1 QF 3rd R2 R1 QF
 Morocco R1 R2 4th
 Myanmar R1
 Netherlands QF R1 QF QF
 New Zealand R1 R1 R1 R2 R2
 Nigeria R1 3rd R1 2nd QF 2nd QF R2 QF R2 R2
 North Korea R1 R1 R1
 Norway R1 R1
 Panama R1 R1 R1 R1 R1
 Paraguay R1 QF R1 R1 R2 4th R2 R2 R2
 Poland 4th R1 3rd R2
 Portugal QF 1st 1st R1 3rd R2 R2 2nd R2 QF QF
Team 1977
Tunisia
(16)
1979
Japan
(16)
1981
Australia
(16)
1983
Mexico
(16)
1985
Soviet Union
(16)
1987
Chile
(16)
1989
Saudi Arabia
(16)
1991
Portugal
(16)
1993
Australia
(16)
1995
Qatar
(16)
1997
Malaysia
(24)
1999
Nigeria
(24)
2001
Argentina
(24)
2003
United Arab Emirates
(24)
2005
Netherlands
(24)
2007
Canada
(24)
2009
Egypt
(24)
2011
Colombia
(24)
2013
Turkey
(24)
2015
New Zealand
(24)
2017
South Korea
(24)
 Qatar 2nd R1 R1
 Republic of Ireland R1 R1 3rd R2 R2
 Romania 3rd
 Russia 1st 2nd R1 4th QF 3rd QF QF
 Saudi Arabia R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R2 R2
 Scotland QF QF R1
 Senegal 4th R2
 Serbia R1 1st 1st
 Slovakia R2
 South Africa R1 R2 R1
 South Korea R1 R1 4th QF R1 R1 R1 R2 R1 R1 QF R2 QF R2
 Spain R1 QF R1 2nd R1 QF 4th QF 1st 2nd QF QF R2 QF QF
 Sweden R1
  Switzerland R1
 Syria R1 QF R1 R2
 Tahiti R1
 Togo R1
 Trinidad and Tobago R1 R1
 Tunisia R1 R1
 Turkey R1 R2 R2
 United Arab Emirates R2 QF QF
 Ukraine R2 R2 R2
 United States R1 R1 R1 4th QF R2 R2 R2 QF R2 QF R1 R1 QF QF
 Uruguay 4th 3rd QF QF R1 QF 2nd 4th R2 R2 R1 2nd R2 4th
 Uzbekistan R1 R1 QF QF
 Vanuatu R1
 Venezuela R2 2nd
 Vietnam R1
 Zambia R1 R2 QF
Team 1977
Tunisia
(16)
1979
Japan
(16)
1981
Australia
(16)
1983
Mexico
(16)
1985
Soviet Union
(16)
1987
Chile
(16)
1989
Saudi Arabia
(16)
1991
Portugal
(16)
1993
Australia
(16)
1995
Qatar
(16)
1997
Malaysia
(24)
1999
Nigeria
(24)
2001
Argentina
(24)
2003
United Arab Emirates
(24)
2005
Netherlands
(24)
2007
Canada
(24)
2009
Egypt
(24)
2011
Colombia
(24)
2013
Turkey
(24)
2015
New Zealand
(24)
2017
South Korea
(24)

Ranking of teams by number of appearances[edit]

Team Appearances Record streak Active streak Debut Most recent Best result (* = hosts)
 Brazil 18 16 0 1977 2015 Champions (1983, 1985, 1993, 2003, 2011)
 Australia 15 8 0 1981 2013 Fourth place (1991, 1993*)
 United States 15 7 3 1981 2017 Fourth place (1989)
 Argentina 15 7 2 1979 2017 Champions (1979, 1995, 1997, 2001*, 2005, 2007)
 Spain 15 6 0 1977 2013 Champions (1999)
 Mexico 15 5 4 1977 2017 Runners-up (1977)
 South Korea 14 6 1 1979 2017 Fourth place (1983)
 Uruguay 14 6 6 1977 2017 Runners-up (1997, 2013)
 Nigeria 11 6 0 1983 2015 Runners-up (1989, 2005)
 Portugal 11 4 4 1979 2017 Champions (1989, 1991*)
 Germany[3] 11 4 2 1981 2017 Champions (1981)
 England 11 3 1 1981 2017 Champions (2017)
 Japan 9 7 1 1979 2017 Runners-up (1999)
 Costa Rica 9 4 1 1987 2017 Fourth place (2009)
 Paraguay 9 4 0 1977 2013 Fourth place (2001)
 Colombia 9 3 0 1985 2015 Third place (2003)
 Russia[1] 8 4 0 1977 1995 Champions (1977)
 Canada 8 4 0 1979 2007 Quarterfinals (2003)
 Saudi Arabia 8 3 1 1985 2017 Round 2 (2011, 2017)
 Egypt 8 3 0 1981 2013 Third place (2001)
 Ghana 7 3 0 1993 2015 Champions (2009)
 Mali 6 3 0 1989 2015 Third place (1999, 2015)
 Honduras 6 2 2 1977 2017 Round 1
 France 6 2 1 1977 2017 Champions (2013)
 Chile 6 2 0 1987 2013 Third place (2007)
 Czech Republic[4] 6 2 0 1983 2009 Runners-up (2007)
 Cameroon 6 2 0 1981 2011 Quarterfinals (1995)
 Hungary 6 2 0 1977 2015 Third place (2009)
 Italy 6 1 1 1977 2017 Third place (2017)
 New Zealand 5 4 4 2007 2017 Round 2 (2015*, 2017)
 Panama 5 3 0 2003 2015 Round 1
 China PR 5 2 0 1983 2005 Quarterfinals (1985)
 Republic of Ireland 5 2 0 1985 2003 Third place (1997)
 Austria 5 1 0 1977 2015 Fourth place (2007)
 Ivory Coast 5 1 0 1977 2003 Round 2 (2003)
 Poland 4 3 0 1979 2007 Third place (1983)
 Syria 4 2 0 1989 2005 Quarterfinals (1991)
 Uzbekistan[1] 4 2 0 2003 2015 Quarterfinals (2013, 2015)
 Iraq 4 1 0 1977 2013 Fourth place (2013)
 Netherlands 4 1 0 1983 2005 Quarterfinals (1983, 2001, 2005*)
 Croatia[2] 3 2 0 1999 2013 Round 2 (1999, 2013)
 Ecuador 3 1 1 2001 2017 Round 2 (2001, 2011)
 Iran 3 1 1 1977 2017 Round 1
 South Africa 3 1 1 1997 2017 Round 2 (2009)
 Zambia 3 1 1 1999 2017 Quarterfinals (2017)
 Serbia[2] 3 1 0 1979 2015 Champions (1987, 2015)
 Qatar 3 1 0 1981 2015 Runners-up (1981)
 Ukraine[1] 3 1 0 2001 2015 Round 2 (2001, 2005, 2015)
 North Korea 3 1 0 2007 2015 Round 1
 Morocco 3 1 0 1977 2005 Fourth place (2005)
 Scotland 3 1 0 1983 2007 Quarterfinals (1983, 1987)
 Turkey 3 1 0 1993 2013 Round 2 (2005, 2013*)
 United Arab Emirates 3 1 0 1997 2009 Quarterfinals (2003*, 2009)
 Senegal 2 2 2 2015 2017 Fourth place (2015)
 Bulgaria 2 2 0 1985 1987 Quarterfinals (1985, 1987)
 East Germany 2 2 0 1987 1989 Third place (1987)
 Guinea 2 1 1 1979 2017 Round 1
 Venezuela 2 1 1 2009 2017 Runners-up (2017)
 Tunisia 2 1 0 1977 1985 Round 1
 Norway 2 1 0 1989 1993 Round 1
 Trinidad and Tobago 2 1 0 1991 2009 Round 1
 Algeria 1 1 0 1979 1979 Quarterfinals (1979)
 Vanuatu 1 1 1 2017 2017 Round 1
 Vietnam 1 1 1 2017 2017 Round 1
 Indonesia 1 1 0 1979 1979 Round 1
 Romania 1 1 0 1981 1981 Third place (1981)
 Bahrain 1 1 0 1987 1987 Round 1
 Togo 1 1 0 1987 1987 Round 1
 Sweden 1 1 0 1991 1991 Round 1
 Burundi 1 1 0 1995 1995 Round 1
 Belgium 1 1 0 1997 1997 Round 2 (1997)
 Malaysia 1 1 0 1997 1997 Round 1
 Kazakhstan[1] 1 1 0 1999 1999 Round 1
 Angola 1 1 0 2001 2001 Round 2 (2001)
 Ethiopia 1 1 0 2001 2001 Round 1
 Finland 1 1 0 2001 2001 Round 1
 Jamaica 1 1 0 2001 2001 Round 1
 Burkina Faso 1 1 0 2003 2003 Round 2 (2003)
 Slovakia[4] 1 1 0 2003 2003 Round 2 (2003)
 Benin 1 1 0 2005 2005 Round 1
  Switzerland 1 1 0 2005 2005 Round 1
 Congo 1 1 0 2007 2007 Round 2 (2007)
 Gambia 1 1 0 2007 2007 Round 2 (2007)
 Jordan 1 1 0 2007 2007 Round 1
 Tahiti 1 1 0 2009 2009 Round 1
 Guatemala 1 1 0 2011 2011 Round 2 (2011)
 Cuba 1 1 0 2013 2013 Round 1
 El Salvador 1 1 0 2013 2013 Round 1
 Greece 1 1 0 2013 2013 Round 2 (2013)
 Fiji 1 1 0 2015 2015 Round 1
 Myanmar 1 1 0 2015 2015 Round 1

Overall team records[edit]

As per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-outs are counted as draws. 3 points per win, 1 point per draw and 0 points per loss.(1995~) 2 points per win, 1 point per draw and 0 points per loss.(~1993)[5]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Points Avg. Pts.
 Brazil 103 72 18 16 231 69 +162 200 1.94
 Argentina 78 53 8 17 153 62 +91 154 1.97
 Spain 72 43 13 16 150 77 +73 134 1.86
 Uruguay 69 31 21 17 88 63 +25 100 1.45
 Portugal 54 30 10 14 79 47 +32 89 1.65
 Ghana 43 26 9 8 76 47 +29 84 1.95
 Mexico 62 22 18 22 89 66 +23 77 1.24
 United States 61 23 10 28 86 91 -5 74 1.21
 Germany (since 1993)
 West Germany (1977–1989)
47 24 9 14 91 51 +40 71 1.51
 Nigeria 52 22 10 20 78 66 +12 70 1.34
 Colombia 38 18 8 12 54 47 +7 58 1.52
 France 31 17 6 8 60 38 +22 56 1.81
 Australia 56 16 15 25 63 89 -26 54 0.96
 Japan 39 14 10 15 53 54 -1 52 1.33
 England 45 14 15 16 45 44 +1 52 1.16
 South Korea 52 15 13 24 65 84 -19 52 1.00
 Russia (since 1993)
 Soviet Union (1977–1991)
38 17 11 10 62 44 +18 46 1.21
 Paraguay 36 13 10 13 46 47 -1 45 1.25
 Egypt 32 12 5 15 45 45 0 39 1.22
 Costa Rica 35 12 4 19 41 62 -21 39 1.11
 Chile 28 12 5 11 47 48 -1 38 1.36
 Czech Republic (since 2001)
 Czechoslovakia (1977–1993)
26 9 10 7 34 31 +1 34 1.31
 Mali 26 9 5 12 34 48 -14 32 1.23
 Italy 27 9 7 11 36 38 -2 32 1.19
 Serbia (since 2015)
 Serbia and Montenegro (2003-2005)
 Yugoslavia (1995-2001)
 Yugoslavia (1977-1991)
16 11 2 3 32 13 +19 29 1.81
 Republic of Ireland 21 8 5 8 30 27 +3 29 1.38
 Netherlands 17 8 4 5 30 20 +10 27 1.59
 Cameroon 21 7 4 10 28 36 -8 24 1.14
 Iraq 17 8 3 6 27 30 -3 23 1.35
 Venezuela 11 7 1 3 24 8 +16 22 2
 Hungary 23 7 4 12 33 39 -6 22 0.96
 China PR 18 7 3 8 25 26 -1 21 1.17
 Poland 19 8 3 8 31 25 +6 20 1.05
 Saudi Arabia 26 5 7 14 21 31 -10 20 0.77
 Austria 20 4 6 10 10 33 -23 18 0.90
 Ukraine 12 4 5 3 23 13 +10 17 1.42
 Zambia 12 5 2 5 22 23 -1 17 1.42
 United Arab Emirates 14 5 2 7 12 26 -14 17 1.21
 Canada 27 4 5 18 16 50 -34 16 0.59
 Morocco 14 4 3 7 16 20 -4 15 1.07
 Syria 14 4 4 6 13 23 -10 14 1
 Uzbekistan 16 4 2 10 20 30 -10 14 0.88
 Honduras 21 5 0 16 23 60 -37 13 0.62
 Croatia 11 3 3 5 12 18 -6 12 1.09
 Senegal 11 3 3 5 8 16 -8 12 1.09
 Turkey 11 3 2 6 11 21 -10 11 1
 Ecuador 11 2 4 5 11 13 -2 10 0.91
 Ivory Coast 16 1 7 8 13 30 -17 10 0.62
 New Zealand 17 2 4 11 13 31 -18 10 0.59
 Romania 6 4 1 1 6 3 +3 9 1.5
 East Germany 9 4 1 4 13 10 +3 9 1
 Scotland 11 3 3 5 12 15 -3 9 0.82
 Bulgaria 8 3 2 3 8 9 -1 8 1
 Qatar 12 3 2 7 9 20 -11 8 0.66
 Burkina Faso 4 2 1 1 2 1 +1 7 1.75
 Slovakia 4 2 0 2 6 4 +2 6 1.5
 Gambia 4 2 0 2 4 6 -2 6 1.5
 Iran 9 2 1 6 8 19 -11 6 0.66
 South Africa 10 1 3 6 8 18 -10 6 0.60
 Greece 4 1 2 1 4 5 -1 5 1.25
 Angola 4 1 2 1 3 4 -1 5 1.25
 Congo 4 1 1 2 3 7 -4 4 1
 Algeria 4 1 2 1 2 6 -4 4 1
 Belgium 4 1 1 2 4 14 -10 4 1
 Finland 3 1 0 2 2 4 -2 3 1
  Switzerland 3 1 0 2 2 5 -3 3 1
 El Salvador 3 1 0 2 2 7 -5 3 1
 Fiji 3 1 0 2 4 11 -7 3 1
 Guatemala 4 1 0 3 1 12 -11 3 0.75
 Norway 6 1 1 4 4 10 -6 3 0.5
 North Korea 9 0 3 6 3 21 -18 3 0.33
 Panama 15 0 3 12 7 30 -23 3 0.2
 Benin 3 0 2 1 2 3 -1 2 0.67
 Sweden 3 1 0 2 4 6 -2 2 0.67
 Tunisia 6 1 0 5 3 13 -10 2 0.33
 Jordan 3 0 1 2 3 6 -3 1 0.33
 Bahrain 3 0 1 2 1 4 -3 1 0.33
 Jamaica 3 0 1 2 1 6 -5 1 0.33
 Burundi 3 0 1 2 2 8 -6 1 0.33
 Vietnam 3 0 1 2 0 6 -6 1 0.33
 Trinidad and Tobago 6 0 1 5 2 18 -16 1 0.17
 Guinea 6 0 1 5 1 19 -18 1 0.17
 Ethiopia 3 0 0 3 4 8 -4 0 0
 Malaysia 3 0 0 3 2 9 -7 0 0
 Kazakhstan 3 0 0 3 1 9 -8 0 0
 Togo 3 0 0 3 1 9 -8 0 0
 Vanuatu 3 0 0 3 4 13 -9 0 0
 Cuba 3 0 0 3 1 10 -9 0 0
 Myanmar 3 0 0 3 2 13 -11 0 0
 Indonesia 3 0 0 3 0 16 -16 0 0
 Tahiti 3 0 0 3 0 21 -21 0 0
Breakdown of successor teams
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Points
 Czechoslovakia (1977–1993) 30 11 5 14 44 45 -1 38
 Czech Republic (since 2001) 3 1 0 2 3 4 -1 3
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Points
 West Germany (1977–1989) 62 36 14 12 131 77 +54 122
 Germany (since 1993) 38 27 5 6 79 31 +48 86
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Points
 Soviet Union (1977–1991) 31 15 6 10 53 34 +19 51
 Russia (since 1993) 9 2 2 5 13 13 0 8
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Points
 Yugoslavia (1977–1991) 9 6 1 2 22 9 +13 13
 Yugoslavia (1995-2001) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Serbia and Montenegro (2003-2005) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Serbia (since 2015) 7 5 1 1 10 4 +6 16

Teams that have finished in the top four[edit]

Team Titles Runners-up Third place Fourth place
 Argentina 6 (1979, 1995, 1997, 20011, 2005, 2007) 1 (1983) 1 (2003)
 Brazil 5 (1983, 1985, 1993, 2003, 2011) 4 (1991, 1995, 2009, 2015) 3 (1977, 1989, 2005)
 Portugal 2 (1989, 19911) 1 (2011) 1 (1995)
 Serbia[2] 2 (1987, 2015)
 Ghana 1 (2009) 2 (1993, 2001) 1 (2013) 1 (1987)
 Spain 1 (1999) 2 (1985, 2003) 1 (1995)
 Russia[1] 1 (1977) 1 (1979) 1 (1991) 1 (19851)
 Germany[3] 1 (1981) 1 (1987)
 France 1 (2013) 1 (2011)
 England 1 (2017) 1 (1993) 1 (1981)
 Uruguay 2 (1997, 2013) 1 (1979) 3 (1977, 1989, 2017)
 Nigeria 2 (1989, 2005) 1 (1985)
 Mexico 1 (1977) 1 (2011)
 Qatar 1 (1981)
 Japan 1 (1999)
 Czech Republic 1 (2007)
 Venezuela 1 (2017)
 Mali 2 (1999, 2015)
 Poland 1 (1983) 1 (1979)
 Chile 1 (2007) 1 (19871)
 Romania 1 (1981)
 East Germany 1 (1987)
 Republic of Ireland 1 (1997)
 Egypt 1 (2001)
 Colombia 1 (2003)
 Hungary 1 (2009)
 Italy 1 (2017)
 Australia 2 (1991, 19931)
 South Korea 1 (1983)
 United States 1 (1989)
 Paraguay 1 (2001)
 Morocco 1 (2005)
 Austria 1 (2007)
 Costa Rica 1 (2009)
 Iraq 1 (2013)
 Senegal 1 (2015)

Results of defending champions[edit]

Year Defending Champions Finish
1979  Soviet Union Runners-up
1981  Argentina Group Stage
1983  West Germany Did Not Qualify
1985  Brazil Champions
1987  Brazil Quarter-finals
1989  Yugoslavia Did Not Qualify
1991  Portugal Champions
1993  Portugal Group Stage
1995  Brazil Runners-up
1997  Argentina Champions
1999  Argentina Round of 16
2001  Spain Did Not Qualify
2003  Argentina Fourth Place
2005  Brazil Third Place
2007  Argentina Champions
2009  Argentina Did Not Qualify
2011  Ghana Did Not Qualify
2013  Brazil Did Not Qualify
2015  France Did Not Qualify
2017  Serbia Did Not Qualify
2019  England TBD

Results of host nations[edit]

Year Host Nation Finish
1977  Tunisia Group Stage
1979  Japan Group Stage
1981  Australia Quarter-finals
1983  Mexico Group Stage
1985  Soviet Union Fourth Place
1987  Chile Fourth Place
1989  Saudi Arabia Group Stage
1991  Portugal Champions
1993  Australia Fourth Place
1995  Qatar Group Stage
1997  Malaysia Group Stage
1999  Nigeria Quarter-finals
2001  Argentina Champions
2003  United Arab Emirates Quarter-finals
2005  Netherlands Quarter-finals
2007  Canada Group Stage
2009  Egypt Quarter-finals
2011  Colombia Quarter-finals
2013  Turkey Round of 16
2015  New Zealand Round of 16
2017  South Korea Round of 16
2019  Greece TBD

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j The USSR was dissolved in 1991. The 15 nations that were former Soviet Republics now compete separately. FIFA considers Russia as the successor team of the USSR.
  2. ^ a b c d e f The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia broke up in 1991 all the nations that formed this country now compete separately. FIFA considers Serbia as the successor team of Yugoslavia.
  3. ^ a b c FIFA attributes all the results of West Germany (1977-1991) to Germany.
  4. ^ a b c d Czechoslovakia was divided into Slovakia and the Czech Republic in 1993 after the Dissolution of Czechoslovakia. FIFA considers the Czech Republic as successor team of Czechoslovakia.
  5. ^ "FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013 Technical Report and Statistics" (PDF). FIFA. September 17, 2013. 

References[edit]