1989 FIFA U-16 World Championship

The 1989 FIFA U-16 World Championship, the third edition of the tournament, was held in the Scottish cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Motherwell, Aberdeen, and Dundee between 10 June and 24 June 1989. Players born after 1 August 1972 could participate in this tournament. Saudi Arabia won the tournament and became the first Asian team to win a FIFA tournament. As of November 2019, they also became the only Asian men's team to win any FIFA tournament.

1989 FIFA U-16 World Championship
3rd FIFA U-16 World Tournament for the JVC Cup
Tournament details
Host countryScotland
Dates10–24 June
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)5 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Saudi Arabia (1st title)
Runners-up Scotland
Third place Portugal
Fourth place Bahrain
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored77 (2.41 per match)
Attendance256,000 (8,000 per match)
Top scorer(s) Fode Camara
Best player(s) James Will
Fair play award Bahrain

The winning team was later accused of fielding several over-age players, but no formal investigation was conducted.[1]

Qualified teams

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) 1988 AFC U-16 Championship  Bahrain
 China PR
 Saudi Arabia
CAF (Africa) 1989 African U-16 Qualifying for World Cup  Ghana
 Guinea
 Nigeria
CONCACAF
(Central, North America and Caribbean)
1988 CONCACAF U-16 Tournament  Canada
 Cuba
 United States
CONMEBOL (South America) 1988 South American U-16 Championship  Argentina
 Brazil
 Colombia
OFC (Oceania) 1989 OFC U-16 Qualifying Tournament  Australia
UEFA (Europe) Host nation  Scotland
1989 UEFA European Under-16 Championship  East Germany
 Portugal

Squads

For full squad lists for the 1989 U-16 World Championship see 1989 FIFA U-16 World Championship squads.

Referees

Group stage

Group A

Teams GP W D L GF GA GD Pts Status
 Bahrain 321051+45Advanced to the quarter-finals
 Scotland 312041+34
 Ghana 302123–12Eliminated
 Cuba 301228–61


Scotland 0–0 Ghana
(Report)
Attendance: 6,500
Referee: Armando Perez Hoyos

Cuba 0–3 Bahrain
(Report) Jasem  40' (pen.), 52' (pen.), 76' (pen.)
Attendance: 6,500
Referee: Luis Felix Ferreira

Scotland 3–0 Cuba
Lindsay  30'
McGoldrick  32', 39'
(Report)
Attendance: 9,000

Ghana 0–1 Bahrain
(Report) Ebrahim  42'
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Wieland Ziller

Scotland 1–1 Bahrain
Beattie  2' (Report) Abdulaziz  33'
Attendance: 13,500
Referee: Ricardo Calabria

Cuba 2–2 Ghana
Zerguera  9'
Rosette  24'
(Report) Aryee  22'
Asare  72'
Attendance: 13,500
Referee: Gary Fleet

Group B

Teams GP W D L GF GA GD Pts Status
 East Germany 320174+34Advanced to the quarter-finals
 Brazil 320153+24
 United States 311157–23Eliminated
 Australia 301236–31


East Germany 1–0 Australia
Manke  51' (Report)
Attendance: 3,300

United States 1–0 Brazil
Baba  37' (Report)
Attendance: 3,300
Referee: Mohamed Hafez

East Germany 5–2 United States
Konetzke  7', 33'
Seifert  12', 31'
Rydlewicz  45'
(Report) Baba  36'
Wood  76'
Attendance: 2,300
Referee: Mohd Noor Jaafar

Australia 1–3 Brazil
Corica  50' (Report) Carlos  11', 34'
Marcio  36'
Attendance: 2,300
Referee: David Brummitt

East Germany 1–2 Brazil
Knuth  29' (Report) Márcio  4'
Fred  70'
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Jean-Marie Lartigot

Australia 2–2 United States
Pangallo  71'
Suzor  73'
(Report) Wood  6'
Haskins  70'
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Kil Ki-Chul

Group C

Teams GP W D L GF GA GD Pts Status
 Nigeria 321070+75Advanced to the quarter-finals
 Argentina 312041+34
 China PR 311113–23Eliminated
 Canada 300319–80


Argentina 0–0 China PR
(Report)
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Juan Escobar Lopez

Nigeria 4–0 Canada
Keshiro  27', 75'
Oguntunase  56'
Ikpeba  78'
(Report)
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Mohammad Riyahi

Argentina 0–0 Nigeria
(Report)
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Jean-Marie Lartigot

China PR 1–0 Canada
Gao Feng  34' (Report)
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Dodji Hounnake-Kouassi

Argentina 4–1 Canada
Paris  9'
Castro  38'
Castagno Suárez  40'
Dascanio  74'
(Report) Medero  19' (o.g.)
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Hafidhi Ally

China PR 0–3 Nigeria
(Report) Fetuga  12'
Ikpeba  22'
Umoru  39'
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Wieland Ziller

Group D

Teams GP W D L GF GA GD Pts Status
 Portugal 312065+14Advanced to the quarter-finals
 Saudi Arabia 312054+14
 Guinea 30304403Eliminated
 Colombia 301235–21


Guinea 1–1 Colombia
Camara  2' (Report) Gaibao  60' (pen.)
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: David Brummitt

Saudi Arabia 2–2 Portugal
Al Shamrani  60', 80' (Report) Figo  17' (pen.)
Gil  23'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Ricardo Calabria

Guinea 2–2 Saudi Arabia
Oularé  56'
Camara  62'
(Report) Fofana  52' (o.g.)
Al Rowaihi  71'
Attendance: 2,800

Colombia 2–3 Portugal
Moreno  27'
Nieto  79'
(Report) Canate  2' (o.g.)
Gil  44'
Adalberto  78'
Attendance: 2,800
Referee: Arie Frost

Guinea 1–1 Portugal
Camara  24' (Report) Lourenço  80'
Attendance: 4,000

Colombia 0–1 Saudi Arabia
(Report) Al Rowaihi  80'
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Mohamed Hafez

Knockout stage

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
June 17 – Motherwell
 
 
 Bahrain (pen.)0 (4)
 
June 20 – Motherwell
 
 Brazil0 (1)
 
 Bahrain0
 
June 17 – Dundee
 
 Saudi Arabia1
 
 Nigeria0 (0)
 
June 24 – Glasgow
 
 Saudi Arabia (pen.)0 (2)
 
 Saudi Arabia (pen.)2 (5)
 
June 17 – Aberdeen
 
 Scotland2 (4)
 
 East Germany0
 
June 20 – Edinburgh
 
 Scotland1
 
 Portugal0
 
June 17 – Edinburgh
 
 Scotland1 Third place
 
 Portugal2
 
June 23 – Edinburgh
 
 Argentina1
 
 Bahrain0
 
 
 Portugal3
 

Quarter-finals

Bahrain 0–0 (a.e.t.) Brazil
(Report)
Penalties
Habib
Hassan
Ali
Abdulaziz
4 – 1 Andrei
Fred
Marcio
Attendance: 9,500
Referee: Hafidhi Ally

East Germany 0–1 Scotland
(Report) Lindsay 80'
Attendance: 10,200

Nigeria 0–0 (a.e.t.)
(0–2 pen.)
 Saudi Arabia
(Report)
Attendance: 5,500
Referee: Armando Pérez Hoyos

Portugal 2–1 Argentina
Figo 23'
Tulipa 46'
(Report) Selenzo 8'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Arie Frost

Semifinals

Bahrain 0–1 Saudi Arabia
(Report) Al Rowaihi 47'
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Wieland Ziller

Portugal 0–1 Scotland
(Report) O'Neil 54'
Attendance: 29,000
Referee: Jean-Marie Lartigot

Playoff for 3rd place

Bahrain 0–3 Portugal
(Report) Tulipa  24', 64'
Gil  52'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Hafidhi Ally

Final

Saudi Arabia 2–2 (a.e.t.) Scotland
Sulaiman  49'
Al Teriar  65'
(Report) Downie  7'
Dickov  25'
Penalties
Al Hammali
Al Mousa
Al Shamrani
Al Theneyan
Al Teriar
Al Alawi
5–4 Dickov
Bollan
McLaren
Bain
Marshall
O'Neil
Attendance: 50,956
Referee: Juan Pablo Escobar Lopez

Result

 1989 FIFA U-16 World Championship Winners 

Saudi Arabia
First title

Goalscorers

Fode Camara of Guinea won the Golden Shoe award for scoring three goals. In total, 77 goals were scored by 55 different players, with three of them credited as own goals.

3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal
  • Luis Medero (against Canada)
  • Omar Canate (against Portugal)
  • Mory Fofana (against Saudi Arabia)

Final ranking

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Saudi Arabia 624086+28
2  Scotland 633083+59
3  Portugal 6321117+48
4  Bahrain 62225506
Eliminated in the quarter-finals
5  Nigeria 422070+76
6  Brazil 421153+25
7  East Germany 420275+24
8  Argentina 412153+24
Eliminated at the group stage
9  United States 311157–23
10  China PR 311113–23
11  Guinea 30304403
12  Ghana 302123–12
13  Colombia 301235–21
14  Australia 301236–31
15  Cuba 301228–61
16  Canada 300319–80

References

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