FIFA U-20 World Cup
Get FIFA U-20 World Cup essential facts below. View Videos or join the FIFA U-20 World Cup discussion. Add FIFA U-20 World Cup to your PopFlock.com topic list for future reference or share this resource on social media.
FIFA U-20 World Cup
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Founded1977; 43 years ago (1977)
RegionInternational (FIFA)
Number of teams24
Current champions
Most successful team(s)
Websitewww.fifa.com/u20worldcup/
2021 FIFA U-20 World Cup

The FIFA U-20 World Cup is the biennial football world championship for male players under the age of 20, organised by FIFA. The competition has been staged every two years since the first tournament in 1977 held in Tunisia.[1] Until 2005 it was known as the FIFA World Youth Championship. The current champion is Ukraine, which won its first title at the 2019 tournament in Poland.

History

In the twenty-two tournaments held, eleven different nations have won the title. Argentina is the most successful team with six titles, followed by Brazil with five titles. Portugal and Serbia have both won two titles (with the latter winning once as Yugoslavia), while Ghana, Germany, Spain, France, England, Ukraine and Russia (as the USSR with Ukrainian players Bessonov, Bal) 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 next edition will be held in 2021 in Indonesia.

Qualification

24 teams appear in the final tournament. 23 countries, including the defending champions, have to qualify in the youth championships of the six confederations. The host country automatically qualifies.

Results

FIFA World Youth Championship

Edition Year Hosts Final Third place match Number of teams
Champions Score Runners-up Third place Score Fourth place
1 1977
Details
 Tunisia
Soviet Union
2-2 (a.e.t.)
(9-8 p)

Mexico

Brazil
4-0
Uruguay
16
2 1979
Details
 Japan
Argentina
3-1
Soviet Union

Uruguay
1-1 (a.e.t.)
(5-3 p)

Poland
16
3 1981
Details
 Australia
West Germany
4-0
Qatar

Romania
1-0
England
16
4 1983
Details
 Mexico
Brazil
1-0
Argentina

Poland
2-1 (a.e.t.)
South Korea
16
5 1985
Details
 Soviet Union
Brazil
1-0 (a.e.t.)
Spain

Nigeria
0-0 (a.e.t.)
(3-1 p)

Soviet Union
16
6 1987
Details
 Chile
Yugoslavia
1-1 (a.e.t.)
(5-4 p)

West Germany

East Germany
2-2 (a.e.t.)
(3-1 p)

Chile
16
7 1989
Details
 Saudi Arabia
Portugal
2-0
Nigeria

Brazil
2-0
United States
16
8 1991
Details
 Portugal
Portugal
0-0 (a.e.t.)
(4-2 p)

Brazil

Soviet Union
1-1 (a.e.t.)
(5-4 p)

Australia
16
9 1993
Details
 Australia
Brazil
2-1
Ghana

England
2-1
Australia
16
10 1995
Details
 Qatar
Argentina
2-0
Brazil

Portugal
3-2
Spain
16
11 1997
Details
 Malaysia
Argentina
2-1
Uruguay

Republic of Ireland
2-1
Ghana
24
12 1999
Details
 Nigeria
Spain
4-0
Japan

Mali
1-0
Uruguay
24
13 2001
Details
 Argentina
Argentina
3-0
Ghana

Egypt
1-0
Paraguay
24
14 2003
Details
 United Arab Emirates
Brazil
1-0
Spain

Colombia
2-1
Argentina
24
15 2005
Details
 Netherlands
Argentina
2-1
Nigeria

Brazil
2-1
Morocco
24

FIFA U-20 World Cup

Edition Year Hosts Final Third place match Number of teams
Champions Score Runners-up Third place Score Fourth place
16 2007
Details
 Canada
Argentina
2-1
Czech Republic

Chile
1-0
Austria
24
17 2009
Details
 Egypt
Ghana
0-0 (a.e.t.)
(4-3 p)

Brazil

Hungary
1-1 (a.e.t.)
(2-0 p)

Costa Rica
24
18 2011
Details
 Colombia
Brazil
3-2 (a.e.t.)
Portugal

Mexico
3-1
France
24
19 2013
Details
 Turkey
France
0-0 (a.e.t.)
(4-1 p)

Uruguay

Ghana
3-0
Iraq
24
20 2015
Details
 New Zealand
Serbia
2-1 (a.e.t.)
Brazil

Mali
3-1
Senegal
24
21 2017
Details
 South Korea
England
1-0
Venezuela

Italy
0-0 (a.e.t.)
(4-1 p)

Uruguay
24
22 2019
Details
 Poland
Ukraine
3-1
South Korea

Ecuador
1-0 (a.e.t.)
Italy
24
23 2021
Details
 Indonesia 24
  • Key:
    • a.e.t. - after extra time
    • pen. - match won on penalty shootout

Teams reaching the top four

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)
 Serbia1 2 (1987, 2015)
 Ghana 1 (2009) 2 (1993, 2001) 1 (2013) 1 (1997)
 Spain 1 (1999) 2 (1985, 2003) 1 (1995)
 Russia2 1 (1977) 1 (1979) 1 (1991) 1 (1985)
 Germany3 1 (1981) 1 (1987)
 England 1 (2017) 1 (1993) 1 (1981)
 France 1 (2013) 1 (2011)
 Ukraine 1 (2019)
 Uruguay 2 (1997, 2013) 1 (1979) 3 (1977, 1999, 2017)
 Nigeria 2 (1989, 2005) 1 (1985)
 Mexico 1 (1977) 1 (2011)
 South Korea 1 (2019) 1 (1983)
 Qatar 1 (1981)
 Japan 1 (1999)
 Czech Republic 1 (2007)
 Venezuela 1 (2017)
 Mali 2 (1999, 2015)
 Poland 1 (1983) 1 (1979)
 Chile 1 (2007) 1 (1987)
 Italy 1 (2017) 1 (2019)
 Romania 1 (1981)
 East Germany 1 (1987)
 Republic of Ireland 1 (1997)
 Egypt 1 (2001)
 Colombia 1 (2003)
 Hungary 1 (2009)
 Ecuador 1 (2019)
 Australia 2 (1991, 1993)
 United States 1 (1989)
 Paraguay 1 (2001)
 Morocco 1 (2005)
 Austria 1 (2007)
 Costa Rica 1 (2009)
 Iraq 1 (2013)
 Senegal 1 (2015)
1 = includes results representing Yugoslavia
2 = includes results representing Soviet Union
3 = includes results representing West Germany

Performances by continental zones

Map of the best results for each country

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 ten titles and CAF (Africa) with one title. Teams from the AFC (Asia) and CONCACAF (North America, Central America, Caribbean) have made the tournament final four times, but were defeated by strong UEFA sides. No current OFC member has ever made the semifinals; Australia reached the semifinals as an OFC member in 1991 and 1993, finishing fourth on both occasions, before the country joined the AFC in 2006.

Confederation (continent) Performances
Winners Runners-up Third Fourth
CONMEBOL (South America) 11 titles: Argentina (6), Brazil (5) 8 times: Brazil (4), Uruguay (2), Argentina (1), Venezuela (1) 7 times: Brazil (3), Chile (1), Colombia (1), Ecuador (1), Uruguay (1) 6 times: Uruguay (3), Argentina (1), Chile (1), Paraguay (1)
UEFA (Europe) 10 titles: Portugal (2), Serbia1 (2), England (1), France (1), West Germany (1), Spain (1), Ukraine (1), USSR (1) 6 times: Spain (2), Czech Republic (1), West Germany (1), Portugal (1), USSR (1) 9 times: England (1), East Germany (1), Hungary (1), Rep. of Ireland (1), Italy (1), Poland (1), Portugal (1), Romania (1), USSR (1) 7 times: Austria (1), England (1), France (1), Italy (1), Poland (1), Spain (1), USSR (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 3 times: Japan (1), Qatar (1), South Korea (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: Costa Rica (1), United States (1)
OFC (Oceania) None None None 2 times: Australia2 (2)
1 = as Yugoslavia (1987).
2 = 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.

Golden Boot

The Golden Boot (known commercially as the Adidas Golden Shoe) is awarded to the top goalscorer of the tournament. If more than one players are equal by same goals, the players will be selected based by the most assists made and, if still tied, less playing minutes recorded during the tournament.

World Cup Golden Boot Goals Silver Boot Goals Bronze Boot Goals Ref(s)
1977 Tunisia Brazil Guina 4 Iraq Hussein Saeed 3 Mexico Luis Placencia 3 [2]
1979 Japan Argentina Ramón Díaz 8 Argentina Diego Maradona 6 Poland Andrzej Palasz 5 [3]
1981 Australia Australia Mark Koussas 4 Egypt Taher Abouzaid 4 West Germany Ralf Loose 4 [4]
1983 Mexico Brazil Geovani 6 Poland Joachim Klemenz 5 Argentina Jorge Luis Gabrich 4 [5]
1985 Soviet Union Spain Sebastián Losada 3 Spain Fernando 3 Nigeria Odiaka Monday 3 [6]
1987 Chile West Germany Marcel Witeczek 7 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Davor ?uker 6 Chile Camilo Pino 5 [7]
1989 Saudi Arabia Soviet Union Oleg Salenko 5 Brazil Marcelo Henrique 3 Nigeria Christopher Ohen 3 [8]
1991 Portugal Soviet Union Sergei Sherbakov 5 Spain Ismael Urzaiz 4 Mexico Pedro Pineda 4 [9]
1993 Australia Colombia Henry Zambrano 3 United States Chris Faklaris 3 Mexico Vicente Nieto 3 [10]
1995 Qatar Spain Joseba Etxeberria 7 Brazil Caio 5 Portugal Dani 4 [11]
1997 Malaysia Brazil Adaílton 10 France David Trezeguet 5 Australia Kostas Salapasidis 4 [12]
1999 Nigeria Spain Pablo Couñago 5 Mali Mahamadou Dissa 5 United States Taylor Twellman 4 [13]
2001 Argentina Argentina Javier Saviola 11 Brazil Adriano 6 France Djibril Cissé 6 [14]
2003 United Arab Emirates United States Eddie Johnson 4 Japan Daisuke Sakata 4 Argentina Fernando Cavenaghi 4 [15]
2005 Netherlands Argentina Lionel Messi 6 Spain Fernando Llorente 5 Ukraine Oleksandr Aliyev 5 [16]
2007 Canada Argentina Sergio Agüero 6 Spain Adrián 5 Argentina Maxi Moralez 4 [17]
2009 Egypt Ghana Dominic Adiyiah 8 Hungary Vladimir Koman 5 Spain Aarón 4 [18]
2011 Colombia Brazil Henrique Almeida 5 Spain Álvaro Vázquez 5 France Alexandre Lacazette 5 [19]
2013 Turkey Ghana Ebenezer Assifuah 6 Portugal Bruma 5 Spain Jesé 5 [20]
2015 New Zealand Ukraine Viktor Kovalenko 5 Hungary Bence Mervo 5 Germany Marc Stendera 4 [21]
2017 South Korea Italy Riccardo Orsolini 5 United States Josh Sargent 4 France Jean-Kévin Augustin 4 [22]
2019 Poland Norway Erling Haaland 9 Ukraine Danylo Sikan 4 Senegal Amadou Sagna 4 [23]
2021 Indonesia

Golden Glove

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

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.

Records and statistics

Most World Cup appearances
18,  Brazil[24]
Most consecutive finals tournaments
16,  Brazil (1981-2011).
Most wins (players)
2, three players:
Largest win margin in one match
12 goals ( Norway 12-0  Honduras, 2019)[25]
Most goals scored in a match by a single player
9 goals (Haaland for  Norway against  Honduras, 2019)[25]

See also

References

  1. ^ CBC.ca
  2. ^ a b c "FIFA World Youth Championship Tunisia 1977 - Awards". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "FIFA World Youth Championship Japan 1979 - Awards". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ a b c "FIFA World Youth Championship Australia 1981 - Awards". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ a b c "FIFA World Youth Championship Mexico 1983 - Awards". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ a b c "FIFA World Youth Championship USSR 1985 - Awards". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ a b c "FIFA World Youth Championship Chile 1987 - Awards". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 2019.
  8. ^ a b c "FIFA World Youth Championship Saudi Arabia 1989 - Awards". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 2019.
  9. ^ a b c "FIFA World Youth Championship Portugal 1991 - Awards". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 2019.
  10. ^ a b c "FIFA World Youth Championship Australia 1993 - Awards". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 2019.
  11. ^ a b c "FIFA World Youth Championship Qatar 1995 - Awards". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 2019.
  12. ^ a b c "FIFA World Youth Championship Malaysia 1997 - Awards". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 2019.
  13. ^ a b c "FIFA World Youth Championship Nigeria 1999 - Awards". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 2019.
  14. ^ a b c "FIFA World Youth Championship Argentina 2001 - Awards". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 2019.
  15. ^ a b c "FIFA World Youth Championship UAE 2003 - Awards". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 2019.
  16. ^ a b c "FIFA World Youth Championship Netherlands 2005 - Awards". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 2019.
  17. ^ a b c "FIFA U20 World Cup Canada 2007 - Awards". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 2019.
  18. ^ a b c d "FIFA U20 World Cup Egypt 2009 - Awards". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 2019.
  19. ^ a b c d "FIFA U-20 World Cup Colombia 2011 - Awards". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 2019.
  20. ^ a b c d "FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013 - Awards". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 2019.
  21. ^ a b c d "Mali's magician Traore nets top honour". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 20 June 2015.
  22. ^ a b c d "Solanke takes home top honour". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 11 June 2017.
  23. ^ a b c d "Lee, Lunin headline award winners at Poland 2019". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 15 June 2019.
  24. ^ "FIFA U-20 World Cup Final". fifa.com. Retrieved 2015.
  25. ^ a b "FIFA U-20 World Cup 2019: Erling Haaland scores record triple hat-trick as Norway thrash Honduras 12-0". Fox Sports Asia. 31 May 2019. Retrieved 2019.

External links


  This article uses material from the Wikipedia page available here. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

FIFA_U-20_World_Cup
 



 



 
Music Scenes