1995 FIFA World Youth Championship

The 1995 FIFA World Youth Championship, known as the 1995 FIFA/Coca-Cola World Youth Championship for sponsorship purposes, was the 10th edition of the FIFA World Youth Championship. It was held in Qatar from 13 to 28 April 1995. The tournament took place in three venues within the city of Doha. The tournament was originally going to be held in Nigeria. Due to a meningitis outbreak, however, Nigeria withdrew from hosting duties and FIFA relocated the event to Qatar.

1995 FIFA World Youth Championship
1995 بطولة العالم للشباب تحت 20 سنة
Tournament details
Host countryQatar
Dates13–28 April
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)3 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Argentina (2nd title)
Runners-up Brazil
Third place Portugal
Fourth place Spain
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored105 (3.28 per match)
Attendance455,000 (14,219 per match)
Top scorer(s) Joseba Etxeberria (7 goals)
Best player(s) Caio
Fair play award Japan

Qualification

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) Host nation  Qatar
1994 AFC Youth Championship  Japan
 Syria
CAF (Africa) 1995 African Youth Championship  Burundi1
 Cameroon
CONCACAF
(North, Central America & Caribbean)
1994 CONCACAF U-20 Tournament  Costa Rica
 Honduras
CONMEBOL (South America) 1995 South American Youth Championship  Argentina
 Brazil
 Chile
OFC (Oceania) 1994 OFC U-20 Championship  Australia
UEFA (Europe) 1994 UEFA European Under-18 Football Championship  Germany
 Netherlands
 Portugal
 Russia
 Spain
1.^ Teams that made their debut.

Squads

For a list of the squads see 1995 FIFA World Youth Championship squads

Group stages

Group A

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
 Brazil 7321080+8Advanced to the quarter-finals
 Russia 5312031+2
 Syria 33102187
 Qatar 13012143
Qatar 1–1 Russia
Al Enazi 54' (Report) Semak 52'

Syria 0–6 Brazil
(Report) Reinaldo 12' (pen.), 25', 70'
Élder 67'
Caio 73'
Murilo 85'
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Alain Sars (France)

Qatar 0–1 Syria
(Report) Al Boushi 52'

Russia 0–0 Brazil
(Report)
Attendance: 5,000

Qatar 0–2 Brazil
(Report) Caio 50'
Élder 61'
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Ramón Luis Méndez Vega (Costa Rica)

Russia 2–0 Syria
Chumachenko 2'
Lysenko 90'
(Report)
Attendance: 3,000

Group B

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
 Spain 93300135+8Advanced to the quarter-finals
 Japan 4311154+1
 Chile 23021693
 Burundi 13012286
Burundi 1–5 Spain
Ndayishimite 82' (Report) Martínez 26'
Raúl 36'
Roger 40' (pen.)
Etxeberria 72', 86'
Attendance: 1,000

Chile 2–2 Japan
Rozental 11' (pen.), 67' (Report) Oki 47'
Nakata 87'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Charles Masembe (Uganda)

Burundi 1–1 Chile
Butunungu 83' (Report) Rozental 14'
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Ramón Luis Méndez Vega (Costa Rica)

Spain 2–1 Japan
Roger 8'
Raúl 83'
(Report) Nakata 69'
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Zeli Sinko (Côte d'Ivoire)

Burundi 0–2 Japan
(Report) Yasunaga 10'
Yamada 17' (pen.)
Attendance: 4,000

Spain 6–3 Chile
Etxeberria 9', 13'
Ochoa 20', 61'
Salgado 47'
De la Peña 80' (pen.)
(Report) Rozental 52'
Poli 77'
Lobos 83'
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Pascual Rebolledo Cárdenas (Mexico)

Group C

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
 Portugal 9330072+5Advanced to the quarter-finals
 Argentina 6320153+2
 Netherlands 3310275+2
 Honduras 030035149
Netherlands 0–1 Argentina
(Report) Garrone 90'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Pascual Rebolledo Cárdenas (Mexico)

Honduras 2–3 Portugal
Guevara 26'
Cabrera 34'
(Report) Nuno Gomes 18', 66'
Dani 53'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Emmanuel Dada Obafemi (Nigeria)

Netherlands 7–1 Honduras
Wooter 3', 44'
Witzenhausen 10', 24', 77'
Gehring 67'
Bouma 78'
(Report) [1] Oseguera 48' (pen.)
Attendance: 20,000

Argentina 0–1 Portugal
(Report) Dani 71'
Attendance: 8,000

Netherlands 0–3 Portugal
(Report) Beto 9' (pen.)
Dani 47'
Agostinho 70'

Argentina 4–2 Honduras
Ibagaza 6'
Pena 39', 42', 72'
(Report) Guevara 48'
Medina 60'
Attendance: 3,000

Group D

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Status
 Cameroon 7321074+3Advanced to the quarter-finals
 Australia 4311154+1
 Costa Rica 33102363
 Germany 23021341
Australia 2–0 Costa Rica
Viduka 51'
Enes 74' (pen.)
(Report)

Cameroon 1–1 Germany
Simo 90' (Report) Hinz 9' (pen.)
Attendance: 1,000

Australia 2–3 Cameroon
Viduka 11', 72' (Report) Ntamag 52', 90'
Ndiefi 67'
Attendance: 5,000

Costa Rica 2–1 Germany
Bennette 42' (pen.)
Soto 52'
(Report) Walle 90'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Alain Sars (France)

Australia 1–1 Germany
Viduka 54' (Report) Rath 23'

Costa Rica 1–3 Cameroon
Bennette 30' (Report) Ndiefi 26'
Essa 36', 75'
Attendance: 6,000

Knockout Stages

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
April 23 - Doha
 
 
 Brazil2
 
April 25 - Doha
 
 Japan1
 
 Brazil1
 
April 23 - Doha
 
 Portugal0
 
 Portugal (aet)2
 
April 28 - Doha
 
 Australia1
 
 Brazil0
 
April 23 - Doha
 
 Argentina2
 
 Spain4
 
April 25 - Doha
 
 Russia1
 
 Spain0
 
April 23 - Doha
 
 Argentina3 Third place
 
 Cameroon0
 
April 28 - Doha
 
 Argentina2
 
 Portugal3
 
 
 Spain 2
 

Quarter-finals

Brazil 2–1 Japan
Caio 26', 40' (Report) Oku 15'

Spain 4–1 Russia
Raúl 3'
Etxeberria 13', 21', 62'
(Report) Lipko 65' (pen.)
Attendance: 4,000

Portugal 2–1 (a.e.t.) Australia
Agostinho 66', 100' (Report) Carlos Felipe 72' (o.g.)
Attendance: 5,000

Cameroon 0–2 Argentina
(Report) Guerrero 37'
Coyette 49'
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Alain Sars (France)

Semi-finals

Brazil 1–0 Portugal
Caio 90' (Report)
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Pascual Rebolledo Cárdenas (Mexico)

Spain 0–3 Argentina
(Report) Biagini 21'
Coyette 54'
Chaparro 81'

Third place play-off

Portugal 3–2 Spain
Nuno Gomes 68', 82'
Dani 73'
(Report) Salgado 25'
De la Peña 38'

Final

Brazil 0–2 Argentina
(Report) Biagini 25'
Guerrero 89'

Result

 FIFA World Youth Championship 1995 Winners 

Argentina
Second title

Awards

Golden Shoe Golden Ball FIFA Fair Play Award
Joseba Etxeberria Caio  Japan

Goalscorers

Joseba Etxeberria of Spain won the Golden Shoe award for scoring seven goals. In total, 105 goals were scored by 58 different players, with only one of them credited as own goal.

7 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal
  • Carlos Felipe (playing against Australia)

Final ranking

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Argentina 6501123+915
2  Brazil 6411113+813
3  Portugal 6501126+615
4  Spain 64021912+712
Eliminated in the quarter-finals
5  Cameroon 421176+17
6  Russia 412145–15
7  Australia 41126604
7  Japan 41126604
Eliminated at the group stage
9  Netherlands 310275+23
10  Costa Rica 310236–33
11  Syria 310218–73
12  Germany 302134–12
13  Chile 302169–32
14  Qatar 301214–31
15  Burundi 301228–61
16  Honduras 3003514–90

Notes

  1. FIFA reports this match was halted after 77 minutes because Honduras were left with only six players on the field, after four red cards, and one serious injury, with no more substitutions available. FIFA incorrectly state that a team with only seven players is not allowed (seven is Ok, six is not). FIFA (and others) report the game ended after 77 minutes, along with a 78th-minute goal. Those times may seem contradictory, but they are not. Goals are always attributed to the minute that has not yet ended. But the record of an abandoned game always reports the number of minutes completed. For example, the last goal could have been scored (let's say) at precisely 77 minutes and 20 seconds after the initial whistle. And let's further say it was followed just 20 seconds later by the decision to abandon the game. The official record would show a 78th-minute goal in a game that was abandoned after 77 minutes (just like this game).
  2. FIFA reports Doha Stadium as the one used in the final. However, no such stadium existed in Qatar at that time. The RSSSF indicates the Khalifa Stadium instead, which is something much more probable, since it was by then the only stadium in Doha with the capacity stated for this final.

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