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FIFA U-20 World Cup

FIFA U-20 World Cup
Founded 1977
Region International (FIFA)
Number of teams 24
Current champions  Serbia (1st title)
Most successful team(s)  Argentina (6 titles)
Website U-20 World Cup
2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup

The FIFA U-20 World Cup, until 2005 known as the FIFA World Youth Championship, is the world championship of FIFA). The Championship has been awarded every two years since the first tournament in 1977 held in Tunisia.[1]

In the nineteen tournaments held, only nine nations have won the title. Argentina is the most successful team with six titles, followed by Brazil with five titles. Portugal and Serbia won two titles (once as Yugoslavia), while Ghana, Germany, Spain, France and Russia (as the Soviet Union) have won the title once each.

A corresponding event for women's teams, the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, began in 2002 with the name "FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship" and an age limit of 19. The age limit for the women's competition was changed to 20 beginning with the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship, and the competition was renamed as a "World Cup" in 2007 in preparation for the 2008 event.

Contents

  • Qualification 1
  • Results 2
    • Summaries 2.1
      • FIFA World Youth Championship 2.1.1
      • FIFA U-20 World Cup 2.1.2
    • Performances by countries 2.2
    • Performances by continental zones 2.3
  • Awards 3
    • Golden Ball 3.1
    • Golden Shoe 3.2
    • Golden Glove 3.3
    • FIFA Fair Play Award 3.4
  • Records and statistics 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Qualification

FIFA Coca-Cola Cup until 1997, features 24 teams in the final tournament. 23 countries, including the defending champions, have to qualify in the six confederations Youth Championships. The host country automatically qualifies.

Confederation Championship
AFC (Asia) AFC U-19 Championship
CAF (Africa) African Youth Championship
CONCACAF (North, Central America and Caribbean) CONCACAF Under-20 Championship
CONMEBOL (South America) South American Youth Championship
OFC (Oceania) OFC Under 20 Qualifying Tournament
UEFA (Europe) UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship

Results

Summaries

FIFA World Youth Championship

Year Host Final Third Place Match Number of teams
Champion Score Second Place Third Place Score Fourth Place
1977
Details
 Tunisia
Soviet Union
2–2 (a.e.t.)
9–8 (pen.)

Mexico

Brazil
4–0
Uruguay
16
1979
Details
 Japan
Argentina
3–1
Soviet Union

Uruguay
1–1 (a.e.t.)
5–3 (pen.)

Poland
16
1981
Details
 Australia
West Germany
4–0
Qatar

Romania
1–0
England
16
1983
Details
 Mexico
Brazil
1–0
Argentina

Poland
2–1 (a.e.t.)
South Korea
16
1985
Details
 Soviet Union
Brazil
1–0 (a.e.t.)
Spain

Nigeria
0–0 (a.e.t.)
3–1 (pen.)

Soviet Union
16
1987
Details
 Chile
Yugoslavia
1–1 (a.e.t.)
5–4 (pen.)

West Germany

East Germany
2–2 (a.e.t.)
3–1 (pen.)

Chile
16
1989
Details
 Saudi Arabia
Portugal
2–0
Nigeria

Brazil
2–0
United States
16
1991
Details
 Portugal
Portugal
0–0 (a.e.t.)
4–2 (pen.)

Brazil

Soviet Union
1–1 (a.e.t.)
5–4 (pen.)

Australia
16
1993
Details
 Australia
Brazil
2–1
Ghana

England
2–1
Australia
16
1995
Details
 Qatar
Argentina
2–0
Brazil

Portugal
3–2
Spain
16
1997
Details
 Malaysia
Argentina
2–1
Uruguay

Republic of Ireland
2–1
Ghana
24
1999
Details
 Nigeria
Spain
4–0
Japan

Mali
1–0
Uruguay
24
2001
Details
 Argentina
Argentina
3–0
Ghana

Egypt
1–0
Paraguay
24
2003
Details
 UAE
Brazil
1–0
Spain

Colombia
2–1
Argentina
24
2005
Details
 Netherlands
Argentina
2–1
Nigeria

Brazil
2–1
Morocco
24

FIFA U-20 World Cup

Year Host Final Third Place Match Number of teams
Champion Score Second Place Third Place Score Fourth Place
2007
Details
 Canada
Argentina
2–1
Czech Republic

Chile
1–0
Austria
24
2009
Details
 Egypt
Ghana
0–0 (a.e.t.)
4–3 (pen.)

Brazil

Hungary
1–1 (a.e.t.)
2–0 (pen.)

Costa Rica
24
2011
Details
 Colombia
Brazil
3–2 (a.e.t.)
Portugal

Mexico
3–1
France
24
2013
Details
 Turkey
France
0–0 (a.e.t.)
4–1 (pen.)

Uruguay

Ghana
3–0
Iraq
24
2015
Details
 New Zealand
Serbia
2–1 (a.e.t.)
Brazil

Mali
3–1
Senegal
24
2017
Details
 South Korea 24
  • Key:
    • a.e.t. - after extra time
    • PSO- match won on penalty shootout

Performances by countries

Below are the 35 nations that have reached at least the semifinal in the U-20 World Cup finals.
Team Titles Runners-up Third place Fourth place
 Argentina 6 (1979, 1995, 1997, 2001, 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, 1991) 1 (2011) 1 (1995)
 Ghana 1 (2009) 2 (1993, 2001) 1 (2013) 1 (1997)
 Spain 1 (1999) 2 (1985, 2003) 1 (1995)
 Soviet Union 1 (1977) 1 (1979) 1 (1991) 1 (1985)
 West Germany 1 (1981) 1 (1987)
 France 1 (2013) 1 (2011)
 Yugoslavia 1 (1987)
 Serbia1 1 (2015)
 Uruguay 2 (1997, 2013) 1 (1979) 2 (1977, 1999)
 Nigeria 2 (1989, 2005) 1 (1985)
 Mexico 1 (1977) 1 (2011)
 Qatar 1 (1981)
 Japan 1 (1999)
 Czech Republic 1 (2007)
 Mali 2 (1999, 2015)
 Poland 1 (1983) 1 (1979)
 England 1 (1993) 1 (1981)
 Chile 1 (2007) 1 (1987)
 Romania 1 (1981)
 East Germany 1 (1987)
 Republic of Ireland 1 (1997)
 Egypt 1 (2001)
 Colombia 1 (2003)
 Hungary 1 (2009)
 Australia 2 (1991, 1993)
 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)
1 = as Yugoslavia

Performances by continental zones

All continental confederations except for the OFC (Oceania) have made an appearance in the final match of the tournament. To date, CONMEBOL (South America) leads with eleven titles, followed by UEFA (Europe) with eight titles and CAF (Africa) with one title. Teams from the AFC (Asia) and CONCACAF (North America, Central America, Caribbean) have made the tournament final three times, but were defeated by CONMEBOL or UEFA sides. No current OFC member has ever made the semifinals. Australia reached the semifinals as an OFC member in 1993, finishing fourth, but the country joined the AFC in 2006.

Confederation (continent) Performances
Winners Runners-up Third Fourth
CONMEBOL (South America) 11 titles: Argentina (6), Brazil (5) 7 times: Brazil (4), Uruguay (2), Argentina (1) 6 times: Brazil (3), Chile (1), Colombia (1), Uruguay (1) 5 times: Uruguay (2), Argentina (1), Chile (1), Paraguay (1)
UEFA (Europe) 8 titles: Portugal (2), Serbia1 (2), France (1), West Germany (1), Soviet Union (1), Spain (1). 6 times: Spain (2), Czech Republic (1), West Germany (1), Portugal (1), Soviet Union (1) 8 times: England (1), East Germany (1), Hungary (1), Rep. of Ireland (1), Poland (1), Portugal (1), Romania (1), Soviet Union (1) 6 times: Austria (1), England (1), France (1), Poland (1), Soviet Union (1), Spain (1)
CAF (Africa) 1 title: Ghana (1) 4 times: Ghana (2), Nigeria (2) 5 times: Mali (2), Egypt (1), Ghana (1), Nigeria (1) 3 times: Ghana (1), Morocco (1), Senegal (1)
AFC (Asia) None 2 times: Japan (1), Qatar (1) None 2 times: Iraq (1), South Korea (1)
CONCACAF (North, Central America and Caribbean) None 1 time: Mexico (1) 1 time: Mexico (1) 2 times: United States (1), Costa Rica (1)
OFC (Oceania) None None None 2 times: Australia2 (2)
1 = 1 as Yugoslavia (1987)
2 = as part of OFC (currently in AFC since 2006).
Map of the best results for each country

Awards

Golden Ball

The adidas Golden Ball award is awarded to the player who plays the most outstanding football during the tournament. It is selected by the media poll. Since the 2007 tournament, those who finish as runners-up in the vote receive the Silver Ball and Bronze Ball awards as the second and third most outstanding players in the tournament respectively.

World Cup Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball Ref(s)
1977 Tunisia Volodymyr Bessonov Júnior Brasília Cléber [2]
1979 Japan Diego Maradona Julio César Romero Ramón Díaz [3]
1981 Australia Romulus Gabor Michael Zorc Roland Wohlfarth [4]
1983 Mexico Geovani Roberto Zárate Luis Islas [5]
1985 Soviet Union Paulo Silas Gérson Juan Carlos Unzué [6]
1987 Chile Robert Prosinečki Zvonimir Boban Marcel Witeczek [7]
1989 Saudi Arabia Bismarck Kasey Keller Christopher Nwosu [8]
1991 Portugal Emílio Peixe Élber Paulo Torres [9]
1993 Australia Adriano [10]
1995 Qatar Caio Dani Joaquín Irigoytía [11]
1997 Malaysia Nicolás Olivera Marcelo Zalayeta Pablo Aimar [12]
1999 Nigeria Seydou Keita Pius Ikedia Pablo Couñago [13]
2001 Argentina Javier Saviola Andrés D'Alessandro Djibril Cissé [14]
2003 United Arab Emirates Ismail Matar Dudu Dani Alves [15]
2005 Netherlands Lionel Messi John Obi Mikel Taye Taiwo [16]
2007 Canada Sergio Agüero Maximiliano Moralez Giovani dos Santos [17]
2009 Egypt Dominic Adiyiah Alex Teixeira Giuliano [18]
2011 Colombia Henrique Nélson Oliveira Jorge Enríquez [19]
2013 Turkey Paul Pogba Nicolás López Clifford Aboagye [20]
2015 New Zealand Adama Traoré Danilo Sergej Milinković-Savić [21]

Golden Shoe

The adidas Golden Shoe is awarded to the topscorer of the tournament. If more than one players are equal by same goals, the players will be selected based by the most assists during the tournament.

World Cup Golden Shoe Goals Silver Shoe Goals Bronze Shoe Goals Ref(s)
1977 Tunisia Guina 4 Hussein Saeed 3 Luis Placencia 3 [2]
1979 Japan Ramón Díaz 8 Diego Maradona 6 Romero 4 [3]
1981 Australia Mark Koussas 4 Taher Amer 4 Ralf Loose 4 [4]
1983 Mexico Geovani 6 Joachim Klemenz 5 Jorge Luis Gabrich 4 [5]
1985 Soviet Union Sebastián Losada 3 Fernando 3 Müller 3 [6]
1987 Chile Marcel Witeczek 7 Davor Šuker 6 Camilo Pino 5 [7]
1989 Saudi Arabia Oleg Salenko 5 Mutiu Adepoju 3 Sonny Anderson 3 [8]
1991 Portugal Sergei Sherbakov 5 Urzaiz 4 Pedro Pineda 4 [9]
1993 Australia Henry Zambrano 3 Vicente Nieto 3 Chris Faklaris 3 [10]
1995 Qatar Joseba Etxeberria 7 Dani 4 Caio 4 [11]
1997 Malaysia Adaílton Martins Bolzan 10 David Trezeguet 5 Kostas Salapasidis 4 [12]
1999 Nigeria Pablo Couñago 5 Mahamadou Dissa 5 Taylor Twellman 4 [13]
2001 Argentina Javier Saviola 11 Adriano 6 Djibril Cissé 6 [14]
2003 United Arab Emirates Eddie Johnson 4 Daisuke Sakata 4 Fernando Cavenaghi 4 [15]
2005 Netherlands Lionel Messi 6 Fernando Llorente 5 Oleksandr Aliyev 5 [16]
2007 Canada Sergio Agüero 6 Adrián López 5 Maximiliano Moralez 4 [17]
2009 Egypt Dominic Adiyiah 8 Vladimir Koman 5 Aarón Ñíguez 4 [18]
2011 Colombia Henrique 5 Álvaro Vázquez 5 Alexandre Lacazette 5 [19]
2013 Turkey Ebenezer Assifuah 6 Bruma 5 Jesé Rodríguez 5 [20]
2015 New Zealand Viktor Kovalenko 5 Bence Mervo 5 Marc Stendera 4 [21]

Golden Glove

The Golden Glove Award is awarded to the best goalkeeper of the tournament.

World Cup Golden Glove Ref(s)
2009 Egypt Esteban Alvarado [18]
2011 Colombia Mika [19]
2013 Turkey Guillermo de Amores [20]
2015 New Zealand Predrag Rajković [21]

FIFA Fair Play Award

FIFA Fair Play Award is given to the team who has the best fair play record during the tournament with the criteria set by FIFA Fair Play Committee.

Tournament FIFA Fair Play Award Ref(s)
1977 Tunisia  Brazil [2]
1979 Japan  Poland [3]
1981 Australia  Australia [4]
1983 Mexico  South Korea [5]
1985 Soviet Union  Colombia [6]
1987 Chile  West Germany [7]
1989 Saudi Arabia  United States [8]
1991 Portugal  Soviet Union [9]
1993 Australia  England [10]
1995 Qatar  Japan [11]
1997 Malaysia  Argentina [12]
1999 Nigeria  Croatia [13]
2001 Argentina  Argentina [14]
2003 United Arab Emirates  Colombia [15]
2005 Netherlands  Colombia [16]
2007 Canada  Japan [17]
2009 Egypt  Brazil [18]
2011 Colombia  Nigeria [19]
2013 Turkey  Spain [20]
2015 New Zealand  Ukraine [21]

Records and statistics

See also

References

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External links

  • Official website
  • Tournament archive at fifa.com
  • FIFA U-20 World Cup at rsssf
  • Squad listings of winning teams at rsssf
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