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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 23x15px France (1st title)
Most successful team(s) 23x15px Argentina (6 titles)
Website U-20 World Cup
33px 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 football for male players under the age of 20 and is organized by Fédération Internationale de Football Association (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 won two titles, while Ghana, Germany, Spain, France and formerly existing nations Soviet Union and Yugoslavia 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.

The 2013 tournament was played in Turkey and the next edition is scheduled to be played in New Zealand in May–June 2015.

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
23x15px Tunisia 30x27px
Soviet Union
2–2 a.e.t.
(9–8 PSO)
30x27px
Mexico
30x27px
Brazil
4–0 30x27px
Uruguay
16
1979
Details
Template:Country data Japan 30x27px
Argentina
3–1 30x27px
Soviet Union
30x27px
Uruguay
1–1 a.e.t.
(5–3 PSO)
30x27px
Poland
16
1981
Details
23x15px Australia 30x27px
West Germany
4–0 30x27px
Qatar
30x27px
Romania
1–0 30x27px
England
16
1983
Details
23x15px Mexico 30x27px
Brazil
1–0 30x27px
Argentina
30x27px
Poland
2–1 a.e.t. Template:Country data KOR 16
1985
Details
23x15px Soviet Union 30x27px
Brazil
1–0 a.e.t. 30x27px
Spain
30x27px
Nigeria
0–0 a.e.t.
(3–1 PSO)
30x27px
Soviet Union
16
1987
Details
23x15px Chile 30x27px
Yugoslavia
1–1 a.e.t.
(5–4 PSO)
30x27px
West Germany
30x27px
East Germany
2–2 a.e.t.
(3–1 PSO)
30x27px
Chile
16
1989
Details
23x15px Saudi Arabia 30x27px
Portugal
2–0 30x27px
Nigeria
30x27px
Brazil
2–0 30x27px
United States
16
1991
Details
23x15px Portugal 30x27px
Portugal
0–0 a.e.t.
(4–2 PSO)
30x27px
Brazil
30x27px
Soviet Union
1–1 a.e.t.
(5–4 PSO)
30x27px
Australia
16
1993
Details
23x15px Australia 30x27px
Brazil
2–1 30x27px
Ghana
30x27px
England
2–1 30x27px
Australia
16
1995
Details
23x15px Qatar 30x27px
Argentina
2–0 30x27px
Brazil
30x27px
Portugal
3–2 30x27px
Spain
16
1997
Details
23x15px Malaysia 30x27px
Argentina
2–1 30x27px
Uruguay
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Republic of Ireland
2–1 30x27px
Ghana
24
1999
Details
23x15px Nigeria 30x27px
Spain
4–0 Template:Country data JPN 30x27px
Mali
1–0 30x27px
Uruguay
24
2001
Details
23x15px Argentina 30x27px
Argentina
3–0 30x27px
Ghana
30x27px
Egypt
1–0 30x27px
Paraguay
24
2003
Details
23x15px UAE 30x27px
Brazil
1–0 30x27px
Spain
30x27px
Colombia
2–1 30x27px
Argentina
24
2005
Details
23x15px Netherlands 30x27px
Argentina
2–1 30x27px
Nigeria
30x27px
Brazil
2–1 30x27px
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
23x15px Canada 30x27px
Argentina
2–1 30x27px
Czech Republic
30x27px
Chile
1–0 30x27px
Austria
24
2009
Details
23x15px Egypt 30x27px
Ghana
0–0 a.e.t.
(4–3 PSO)
30x27px
Brazil
30x27px
Hungary
1–1 a.e.t.
(2–0 PSO)
30x27px
Costa Rica
24
2011
Details
23x15px Colombia 30x27px
Brazil
3–2 a.e.t. 30x27px
Portugal
30x27px
Mexico
3–1 30x27px
France
24
2013
Details
23x15px Turkey 30x27px
France
0–0 a.e.t.
(4–1 PSO)
30x27px
Uruguay
30x27px
Ghana
3–0 Template:Country data IRQ 24
2015
Details
23x15px New Zealand 24
2017
Details
Template:Country data South Korea 24
  • Key:
    • a.e.t. - after extra time
    • PSO- match won on penalty shootout

Performances by countries

Below are the 33 nations that have reached at least the semifinal in the U-20 World Cup finals.

Team Titles Runners-up Third place Fourth place
23x15px Argentina 6 (1979, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2007) 1 (1983) 1 (2003)
23x15px Brazil 5 (1983, 1985, 1993, 2003, 2011) 3 (1991, 1995, 2009) 3 (1977, 1989, 2005)
23x15px Portugal 2 (1989, 1991) 1 (2011) 1 (1995)
23x15px Ghana 1 (2009) 2 (1993, 2001) 1 (2013) 1 (1997)
23x15px Spain 1 (1999) 2 (1985, 2003) 1 (1995)
23x15px Soviet Union 1 (1977) 1 (1979) 1 (1991) 1 (1985)
23x15px West Germany 1 (1981) 1 (1987)
23x15px France 1 (2013) 1 (2011)
23x15px Yugoslavia 1 (1987)
23x15px Uruguay 2 (1997, 2013) 1 (1979) 2 (1977, 1999)
23x15px Nigeria 2 (1989, 2005) 1 (1985)
23x15px Mexico 1 (1977) 1 (2011)
23x15px Qatar 1 (1981)
Template:Country data JPN 1 (1999)
23x15px Czech Republic 1 (2007)
23x15px Poland 1 (1983) 1 (1979)
23x15px England 1 (1993) 1 (1981)
23x15px Chile 1 (2007) 1 (1987)
23x15px Romania 1 (1981)
23x15px East Germany 1 (1987)
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Republic of Ireland
1 (1997)
23x15px Mali 1 (1999)
23x15px Egypt 1 (2001)
23x15px Colombia 1 (2003)
23x15px Hungary 1 (2009)
23x15px Australia 2 (1991, 1993)
Template:Country data KOR 1 (1983)
23x15px United States 1 (1989)
23x15px Paraguay 1 (2001)
23x15px Morocco 1 (2005)
23x15px Austria 1 (2007)
23x15px Costa Rica 1 (2009)
Template:Country data IRQ 1 (2013)

Performances by continental zones

All continents except Oceania have made an appearance in the final match of the tournament. To date, South America leads with eleven titles, followed by Europe with seven titles and Africa with one title. Teams from Asia and North America have entered the final match three times, but were disappointed by either one of the two traditional football power continents. Fourth place remains as the best result ever for Oceania, which was achieved in 1993, although some[who?] may argue as Australia is part of the AFC, its results now count for Asia.

Confederation (continent) Performances
Winners Runners-up Third Fourth
CONMEBOL (South America) 11 titles: Argentina (6), Brazil (5) 6 times: Brazil (3), Uruguay (2), Argentina (1) 6 times: Brazil (3), Chile (1), Colombia (1), Uruguay (1) 5 times: Uruguay (2), Chile (1), Paraguay (1), Argentina (1)
UEFA (Europe) 7 titles: Portugal (2), Germany (1), France (1), Spain (1), Soviet Union (1), Yugoslavia (1) 6 times: Spain (2), Czech Republic (1), Germany (1), Portugal (1), Soviet Union (1) 8 times: England (1), Germany (1), Hungary (1), Rep. of Ireland (1), Romania (1), Poland (1), Portugal (1), Soviet Union (1) 6 times: Poland (1), England (1), Soviet Union (1), Spain (1), Austria (1), France (1)
CAF (Africa) 1 title: Ghana (1) 4 times: Ghana (2), Nigeria (2) 4 times: Egypt (1), Ghana (1), Mali (1), Nigeria (1) 2 times: Ghana (1), Morocco (1)
AFC (Asia) None 2 times: Japan (1), Qatar (1) None 2 times: South Korea (1), Iraq (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: Australia1 (2)
1 = as part of OFC (currently in AFC since 2006).

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 23x15px Volodymyr Bessonov 23x15px Júnior Brasília 23x15px Cléber [2]
1979 Japan 23x15px Diego Maradona 23x15px Julio César Romero 23x15px Ramón Díaz [3]
1981 Australia 23x15px Romulus Gabor 23x15px Michael Zorc 23x15px Roland Wohlfarth [4]
1983 Mexico 23x15px Geovani 23x15px Roberto Zárate 23x15px Luis Islas [5]
1985 Soviet Union 23x15px Paulo Silas 23x15px Gérson 23x15px Juan Carlos Unzué [6]
1987 Chile 23x15px Robert Prosinečki 23x15px Zvonimir Boban 23x15px Marcel Witeczek [7]
1989 Saudi Arabia 23x15px Bismarck 23x15px Kasey Keller 23x15px Christopher Nwosu [8]
1991 Portugal 23x15px Emílio Peixe 23x15px Élber 23x15px Paulo Torres [9]
1993 Australia 23x15px Adriano [10]
1995 Qatar 23x15px Caio 23x15px Dani 23x15px Joaquín Irigoytía [11]
1997 Malaysia 23x15px Nicolás Olivera 23x15px Marcelo Zalayeta 23x15px Pablo Aimar [12]
1999 Nigeria 23x15px Seydou Keita 23x15px Pius Ikedia 23x15px Pablo Couñago [13]
2001 Argentina 23x15px Javier Saviola 23x15px Andrés D'Alessandro 23x15px Djibril Cissé [14]
2003 United Arab Emirates 23x15px Ismail Matar 23x15px Dudu 23x15px Dani Alves [15]
2005 Netherlands 23x15px Lionel Messi 23x15px John Obi Mikel 23x15px Taye Taiwo [16]
2007 Canada 23x15px Sergio Agüero 23x15px Maximiliano Moralez 23x15px Giovani dos Santos [17]
2009 Egypt 23x15px Dominic Adiyiah 23x15px Alex Teixeira 23x15px Giuliano [18]
2011 Colombia 23x15px Henrique 23x15px Nélson Oliveira 23x15px Jorge Enríquez [19]
2013 Turkey 23x15px Paul Pogba 23x15px Nicolás López 23x15px Clifford Aboagye [20]

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 23x15px Guina 4 Template:Country data IRQ Hussein Saeed 3 23x15px Luis Placencia 3 [2]
1979 Japan 23x15px Ramón Díaz 8 23x15px Diego Maradona 6 23x15px Romero 4 [3]
1981 Australia 23x15px Mark Koussas 4 23x15px Taher Amer 4 23x15px Ralf Loose 4 [4]
1983 Mexico 23x15px Geovani 6 23x15px Joachim Klemenz 5 23x15px Jorge Luis Gabrich 4 [5]
1985 Soviet Union 23x15px Sebastián Losada 3 23x15px Fernando 3 23x15px Müller 3 [6]
1987 Chile 23x15px Marcel Witeczek 7 23x15px Davor Šuker 6 23x15px Camilo Pino 5 [7]
1989 Saudi Arabia 23x15px Oleg Salenko 5 23x15px Mutiu Adepoju 3 23x15px Sonny Anderson 3 [8]
1991 Portugal 23x15px Sergei Sherbakov 5 23x15px Urzaiz 4 23x15px Pedro Pineda 4 [9]
1993 Australia 23x15px Henry Zambrano 3 23x15px Vicente Nieto 3 23x15px Chris Faklaris 3 [10]
1995 Qatar 23x15px Joseba Etxeberria 7 23x15px Dani 4 23x15px Caio 4 [11]
1997 Malaysia 23x15px Adaílton Martins Bolzan 10 23x15px David Trezeguet 5 23x15px Kostas Salapasidis 4 [12]
1999 Nigeria 23x15px Pablo Couñago 5 23x15px Mahamadou Dissa 5 23x15px Taylor Twellman 4 [13]
2001 Argentina 23x15px Javier Saviola 11 23x15px Adriano 6 23x15px Djibril Cissé 6 [14]
2003 United Arab Emirates 23x15px Eddie Johnson 4 Template:Country data JPN Daisuke Sakata 4 23x15px Fernando Cavenaghi 4 [15]
2005 Netherlands 23x15px Lionel Messi 6 23x15px Fernando Llorente 5 23x15px Oleksandr Aliyev 5 [16]
2007 Canada 23x15px Sergio Agüero 6 23x15px Adrián López 5 23x15px Maximiliano Moralez 4 [17]
2009 Egypt 23x15px Dominic Adiyiah 8 23x15px Vladimir Koman 5 23x15px Aarón Ñíguez 4 [18]
2011 Colombia 23x15px Henrique 5 23x15px Álvaro Vázquez 5 23x15px Alexandre Lacazette 5 [19]
2013 Turkey 23x15px Ebenezer Assifuah 6 23x15px Bruma 5 23x15px Jesé Rodríguez 5 [20]

Golden Glove

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

World Cup Golden Glove Ref(s)
2009 Egypt 23x15px Esteban Alvarado [18]
2011 Colombia 23x15px Mika [19]
2013 Turkey 23x15px Guillermo de Amores [20]

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 23x15px Brazil [2]
1979 Japan 23x15px Poland [3]
1981 Australia 23x15px Australia [4]
1983 Mexico Template:Country data KOR [5]
1985 Soviet Union 23x15px Colombia [6]
1987 Chile 23x15px West Germany [7]
1989 Saudi Arabia 23x15px United States [8]
1991 Portugal 23x15px Soviet Union [9]
1993 Australia 23x15px England [10]
1995 Qatar Template:Country data JPN [11]
1997 Malaysia 23x15px Argentina [12]
1999 Nigeria 23x15px Croatia [13]
2001 Argentina 23x15px Argentina [14]
2003 United Arab Emirates 23x15px Colombia [15]
2005 Netherlands 23x15px Colombia [16]
2007 Canada Template:Country data JPN [17]
2009 Egypt 23x15px Brazil [18]
2011 Colombia 23x15px Nigeria [19]
2013 Turkey 23x15px Spain [20]

Records and statistics

See also

References

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