1989 FIFA World Youth Championship
1989 بطولة العالم للشباب لكرة القدم
Tournament details
Host countrySaudi Arabia
Dates16 February – 3 March
Teams16 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Portugal (1st title)
Runners-up Nigeria
Third place Brazil
Fourth place United States
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored81 (2.53 per match)
Attendance643,815 (20,119 per match)
Top scorer(s)Soviet Union Oleg Salenko (5 goals)
Best player(s)Brazil Bismarck
Fair play award United States
1987
1991

The 1989 FIFA World Youth Championship took place in Saudi Arabia between 16 February and 3 March 1989. The 1989 championship was the 7th contested. The tournament took place across four cities: Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, and Ta'if.

Qualification

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) Host nation  Saudi Arabia
1988 AFC Youth Championship  Iraq
 Syria1
CAF (Africa) 1989 African Youth Championship  Mali1
 Nigeria
CONCACAF
(North, Central America & Caribbean)
1988 CONCACAF U-20 Tournament  Costa Rica1
 United States2
CONMEBOL (South America) 1988 South American U-20 Championship  Argentina
 Brazil
 Colombia
UEFA (Europe) 1988 UEFA European Under-18 Championship  Czechoslovakia
 East Germany
 Norway1
 Portugal
 Soviet Union
 Spain
1.^ Teams that made their debut.
2.^ Replaced  Mexico, who was disqualified from the tournament due to the Cachirules scandal.

Match officials

Squads

For a list of all squads that played in the final tournament, see 1989 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

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1  Portugal 3 2 0 1 2 3 −1 4 Advance to knockout stage
2  Nigeria 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 3
3  Czechoslovakia 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 3
4  Saudi Arabia (H) 3 1 0 2 4 3 +1 2
Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host
Saudi Arabia 1–2 Nigeria
Al Suraiti 16' (Report) Adepoju 52'
Ohenhen 87'

Czechoslovakia 0–1 Portugal
(Report) Alves 88'

Saudi Arabia 0–1 Czechoslovakia
(Report) Látal 52'

Nigeria 0–1 Portugal
(Report) João Pinto 79'
King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Egil Nervik (Norway)

Saudi Arabia 3–0 Portugal
Al Harbi 52'
Al Rowaihi 56'
Al Debaikhi 83'
(Report)

Nigeria 1–1 Czechoslovakia
Nwosu 72' (Report) Látal 14'

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1  Soviet Union 3 3 0 0 7 2 +5 6 Advance to knockout stage
2  Colombia 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 2
3  Syria 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 2
4  Costa Rica 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 2
Source:[citation needed]
Costa Rica 1–0 Colombia
González 88' (Report)
Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium, Dammam
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Al Nasir (Saudi Arabia)

Soviet Union 3–1 Syria
Tedeev 29'
Salenko 49', 83'
(Report) Sibai 65'
Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium, Dammam
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Juan Antonio Bava (Argentina)

Costa Rica 0–1 Soviet Union
(Report) Matveev 84'

Colombia 2–0 Syria
Muñoz 42'
Osorio 85'
(Report)
Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium, Dammam
Attendance: 9,545
Referee: Kenneth Wallace (New Zealand)

Costa Rica 1–3 Syria
Brenes 80' (Report) Helou 16', 45'
Afash 30'

Colombia 1–3 Soviet Union
Muñoz 5' (Report) Timoshenko 25'
Salenko 29', 32'

Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1  Brazil 3 3 0 0 10 1 +9 6 Advance to knockout stage
2  United States 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 3
3  East Germany 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 2
4  Mali 3 0 1 2 1 9 −8 1
Source:[citation needed]
Brazil 2–0 East Germany
Marcelo Henrique 35'
França 68'
(Report)

Mali 1–1 United States
Nfaly 42' (Report) Snow 11'

Brazil 5–0 Mali
Cássio 50'
Bismarck 53', 83'
Sonny Anderson 66', 80'
(Report)
Prince Abdullah al-Faisal Stadium, Jeddah
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Ahmed Mohammed Jassim (Bahrain)

East Germany 0–2 United States
(Report) Dayak 47'
Snow 87' (pen.)
Prince Abdullah al-Faisal Stadium, Jeddah
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Idrissa Sarr (Mauritania)

Brazil 3–1 United States
Bismarck 39'
Marcelo Henrique 44'
Sonny Anderson 55'
(Report) Dayak 10'

East Germany 3–0 Mali
Prausse 28'
Fuchs 46'
Jahnig 55'
(Report)
Prince Abdullah al-Faisal Stadium, Jeddah
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: José Carlos Ortiz (Colombia)

Group D

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1  Iraq 3 3 0 0 4 0 +4 6 Advance to knockout stage
2  Argentina 3 1 0 2 3 3 0 2
3  Norway 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1 2
4  Spain 3 1 0 2 4 7 −3 2
Source:[citation needed]
Norway 0–1 Iraq
(Report) Saddam 66'
King Fahd Stadium, Taif
Attendance: 14,000
Referee: José Torres Cadena (Colombia)

Argentina 1–2 Spain
Simeone 12' (Report) Moisés 26'
Villabona 58' (pen.)
King Fahd Stadium, Taif
Attendance: 14,000
Referee: Alexey Spirin (Soviet Union) [1]

Norway 0–2 Argentina
(Report) Biazotti 5'
Ubaldi 89'

Iraq 2–0 Spain
Kareem 41'
Hussein 51'
(Report)
King Fahd Stadium, Taif
Attendance: 13,500
Referee: Chen Shengcai (China)

Norway 4–2 Spain
Drillestad 43'
Johansen 47'
Bohinen 58'
Mellemstrand 90'
(Report) Pinilla 4', 49'
King Fahd Stadium, Taif
Attendance: 17,000
Referee: Neji Jouini (Tunisia)

Iraq 1–0 Argentina
Shenaishil 67' (pen.) (Report)
King Fahd Stadium, Taif
Attendance: 17,000
Referee: Jozef Marko (Czechoslovakia) [2]

Knockout stages

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
February 25 - Riyadh
 
 
 Portugal 1
 
February 28 - Riyadh
 
 Colombia0
 
 Portugal1
 
February 25 - Jeddah
 
 Brazil0
 
 Brazil1
 
March 3 - Riyadh
 
 Argentina0
 
 Portugal2
 
February 25 - Dammam
 
 Nigeria0
 
 Soviet Union 4 (3)
 
February 28 - Jeddah
 
 Nigeria (pen.) 4 (5)
 
 Nigeria (aet)2
 
February 25 - Taif
 
 United States1 Third place
 
 Iraq1
 
March 3 - Riyadh
 
 United States2
 
 Brazil2
 
 
 United States 0
 

Quarterfinals

Portugal 1–0 Colombia
Jorge Couto 40' (Report)

Main article: Miracle of Dammam

Soviet Union 4–4 (a.e.t.) Nigeria
Kiriakov 30', 58'
Tedeev 45'
Salenko 46'
(Report) Ohenhen 61', 75'
Elijah 83'
Ugbade 84'
Penalties
Salenko soccer ball with check mark
Bezhenar soccer ball with check mark
Qosimov

Benko soccer ball with check mark
3–5 soccer ball with check mark Ohen
soccer ball with check mark Ogaba
soccer ball with check mark Onyemachara
soccer ball with check mark Adepoju
soccer ball with check mark Elijah

Brazil 1–0 Argentina
Marcelo Henrique 15' (Report)

Iraq 1–2 United States
Kareem 35' (Report) Henderson 17'
Brose 56'

Semifinals

Portugal 1–0 Brazil
Amaral 68' (Report)
King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Jozef Marko (Czechoslovakia) [2]

Nigeria 2–1 (a.e.t.) United States
Adepoju 47', 93' (Report) Snow 52' (pen.)

Third place play-off

Brazil 2–0 United States
Franca 65'
Leonardo 69'
(Report)

Final

Portugal 2–0 Nigeria
Abel Silva 44'
Jorge Couto 76'
(Report)

Result

 1989 FIFA World Youth Championship Winners 

Portugal
First title

Awards

Golden Shoe Golden Ball FIFA Fair Play Award
Soviet Union Oleg Salenko Brazil Bismarck  United States

Goalscorers

Oleg Salenko of Soviet Union won the Golden Shoe award for scoring five goals. In total, 81 goals were scored by 55 different players, with none of them credited as own goal.

5 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Final ranking

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1  Portugal 6 5 0 1 6 3 +3 10 Champions
2  Nigeria 6 2 2 2 9 10 −1 6 Runners-up
3  Brazil 6 5 0 1 13 2 +11 10 Third place
4  United States 6 2 1 3 7 9 −2 5 Fourth place
5  Soviet Union 4 3 1 0 11 6 +5 7 Eliminated in
Quarter-finals
6  Iraq 4 3 0 1 5 2 +3 6
7  Argentina 4 1 0 3 3 4 −1 2
8  Colombia 4 1 0 3 3 5 −2 2
9  Czechoslovakia 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 3 Eliminated in
Group stage
10  Saudi Arabia (H) 3 1 0 2 4 3 +1 2
11  Norway 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1 2
12  East Germany 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 2
13  Syria 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 2
14  Costa Rica 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 2
15  Spain 3 1 0 2 4 7 −3 2
16  Mali 3 0 1 2 1 9 −8 1
Source: rsssf.com
(H) Host

Notes

  1. ^ The FIFA states "Russia" here, which is an anachronism.
  2. ^ a b Actually Slovakia, as the FIFA anachronistically reports.