1987 FIFA World Youth Championship

The 1987 FIFA World Youth Championship took place in Chile from 10 to 25 October 1987. The 1987 championship was the 6th contested and won for the first time by Yugoslavia. Remarkably, in the course of the tournament the Yugoslavs defeated each of the three other semi-finalists, and eliminated the defending champions Brazil. The tournament took place in four venues: Antofagasta, Valparaíso, Concepción and Santiago.

1987 FIFA World Youth Championship
Copa Mundial Juvenil de la FIFA
Chile 1987
Tournament details
Host countryChile
Dates10–25 October
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Yugoslavia (1st title)
Runners-up West Germany
Third place East Germany
Fourth place Chile
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored86 (2.69 per match)
Attendance712,000 (22,250 per match)
Top scorer(s) Marcel Witeczek (7 goals)
Best player(s) Robert Prosinečki
Fair play award East Germany

Qualification

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) 1986 AFC Youth Championship  Bahrain1
 Saudi Arabia
CAF (Africa) 1987 African Youth Championship  Nigeria
 Togo1
CONCACAF
(North, Central America & Caribbean)
1986 CONCACAF U-20 Tournament  Canada
 United States
CONMEBOL (South America) Host nation  Chile1
1987 South American Youth Championship  Brazil
 Colombia
OFC (Oceania) 1986 OFC U-20 Championship  Australia
UEFA (Europe) 1986 UEFA European Under-18 Football Championship  Bulgaria
 East Germany1
 Italy
 Scotland
 West Germany
 Yugoslavia
1.^ Teams that made their debut.

Squads

For a list of all squads that played in the final tournament, see 1987 FIFA World Youth Championship squads

Group stages

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

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
 Yugoslavia 63300123+9Advanced to the quarter-finals
 Chile 4320174+3
 Australia 23102264
 Togo 03003198
Chile 24 Yugoslavia
Tudor 17'
Pino 67'
(Report) Boban 14'
Štimac 19'
Šuker 61', 63'

Togo 02 Australia
(Report) Edwards 7'
Reynolds 13'
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Abdullah Al Nasir (Saudi Arabia)

Chile 30 Togo
Pino 8' (pen.)
Tudor 32', 75'
(Report)
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Vincent Mauro (United States)

Yugoslavia 40 Australia
Brnović 7'
Šuker 22', 71'
Boban 67'
(Report)
Attendance: 20,000

Chile 20 Australia
Pino 22', 52' (Report)

Yugoslavia 41 Togo
Mijatović 20', 33'
Zirojević 53'
Šuker 84' (pen.)
(Report) Ali 75'
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Rune Larsson (Sweden)

Group B

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
 Italy 5321052+3Advanced to the quarter-finals
 Brazil 4320151+4
 Canada 23021451
 Nigeria 13012286
Brazil 40 Nigeria
Alcindo 20'
André Cruz 29'
William 35', 62' (pen.)
(Report)
Attendance: 27,000
Referee: Allan Gunn (England)

Italy 22 Canada
Impallomeni 50' (pen.)
Melli 82'
(Report) Grimes 9'
Mobilio 44'

Brazil 01 Italy
(Report) Rizzolo 60'
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Rodolfo Martínez Mejía (Honduras)

Nigeria 22 Canada
Effa 5'
Adekola 44'
(Report) Jansen 6'
Domezetis 88'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Soetoyo Hartasardjono (Indonesia)

Brazil 10 Canada
André Cruz 82' (Report)
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Octavio Sierra Mesa (Colombia)

Nigeria 02 Italy
(Report) Carrara 23'
Melli 24'
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Guenther Abermann (East Germany)

Group C

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
 East Germany 4320163+3Advanced to the quarter-finals
 Scotland 4312054+1
 Colombia 33111451
 Bahrain 13012143
East Germany 12 Scotland
Prasse 32’ (Report) McLeod 30’ (pen.)
Butler 36’

Colombia 10 Bahrain
Tréllez 10’ (Report)
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: John B. Meachin (Canada)

East Germany 31 Colombia
Sammer 9’, 30’, 70’ (Report) Tréllez 90’ (pen.)

Scotland 11 Bahrain
Nisbet 76’ (Report) Al Kharraz 24’
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Badou Jasseh (Gambia)

East Germany 20 Bahrain
Liebers 78’
Wosz 83’
(Report)

Scotland 22 Colombia
Wright 61’
McLeod 74’ (pen.)
(Report) Guerrero 48’, 58’
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Claude Bouillet (France)

Group D

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
 West Germany 6330081+7Advanced to the quarter-finals
 Bulgaria 43201330
 United States 23102231
 Saudi Arabia 03003066
United States 01 Bulgaria
(Report) Vasilev 26’

Saudi Arabia 03 West Germany
(Report) Epp 6’
Strehmel 27’
Witeczek 31’
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Carlo Longhi (Italy)

United States 10 Saudi Arabia
Unger 73’ (Report)
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Stjepan Glavina (Yugoslavia) [1]

Bulgaria 03 West Germany
(Report) Witeczek 50’ (pen.), 53’
Reinhardt 59’
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Enrique Marín Gallo (Chile)

United States 12 West Germany
Constantino 44’ (Report) Witeczek 36’
Möller 73’
Attendance: 3,500

Bulgaria 20 Saudi Arabia
Slavtchev 31’
Kalaydjiev 37’
(Report)
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Yi-Fa Chow (Chinese Taipei)

Knockout stages

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
October 21 - Santiago
 
 
 Yugoslavia 2
 
October 23 - Santiago
 
 Brazil1
 
 Yugoslavia2
 
October 21 - Valparaíso
 
 East Germany1
 
 East Germany 2
 
October 25 - Santiago
 
 Bulgaria0
 
 Yugoslavia (p)1 (5)
 
October 21 - Concepción
 
 West Germany1 (4)
 
 Italy0
 
October 23 - Concepción
 
 Chile1
 
 Chile0
 
October 21 - Antofagasta
 
 West Germany4 Third place
 
 West Germany (p)1 (4)
 
October 25 - Santiago
 
 Scotland1 (3)
 
 East Germany (p)1 (3)
 
 
 Chile 1 (1)
 

Quarter-finals

Italy 01 Chile
(Report) Pino 73' (pen.)
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Rune Larsson (Sweden)

East Germany 20 Bulgaria
Steinmann 70' (pen.)
Wosz 83'
(Report)

West Germany 11 (a.e.t.)
(4–3 pen.)
 Scotland
Reinhardt 8' (Report) Nisbet 45'

Yugoslavia 21 Brazil
Mijatović 52'
Prosinečki 89'
(Report) Alcindo 44'

Semifinals

Chile 04 West Germany
(Report) Eichenauer 9'
Dammeier 15'
Witeczek 36', 69'
Attendance: 36,000
Referee: Claude Bouillet (France)

Yugoslavia 21 East Germany
Štimac 30'
Šuker 70'
(Report) Sammer 49'
Attendance: 35,000

Third place play-off

East Germany 11 (a.e.t.)
(3-1 pen.)
 Chile
Kracht 73' (Report) González 84'
Attendance: 65,000

Final

Result

 1987 FIFA World Youth Championship Winners 

Yugoslavia
First title

Awards

Golden Shoe Golden Ball Fair Play Award
Marcel Witeczek Robert Prosinečki  East Germany

Goalscorers

Marcel Witeczek of West Germany won the Golden Shoe award for scoring seven goals. In total, 86 goals were scored by 51 different players, with none of them credited as own goal.

7 goals
6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Final ranking

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Yugoslavia 6510176+1111
2  West Germany 6420143+1110
3  East Germany 6312106+47
4  Chile 63129907
Eliminated in the quarter-finals
5  Italy 421153+25
6  Scotland 413065+15
7  Brazil 420263+34
8  Bulgaria 420235–24
Eliminated at the group stage
9  Colombia 311145–13
10  United States 310223–12
11  Australia 310226–42
12  Canada 302145–12
13  Bahrain 301214–31
14  Nigeria 301228–61
15  Togo 300319–80
16  Saudi Arabia 300306–60

Notes

  1. The FIFA states "Serbia and Montenegro" here, which is an anachronism. Reporting him like this means that this official report was made in the period 2003-2006.
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