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1985 FIFA U-16 World Championship

1985 FIFA U-16 World Championship
FIFA U-16 World Tournament for the Kodak Cup
1985 FIFA U-16世界锦标赛
Tournament details
Host country China
Dates July 31 – August 11, 1985
Teams 16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Nigeria (1st title)
Runners-up  West Germany
Third place  Brazil
Fourth place  Guinea
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 91 (2.84 per match)
Attendance 735,000 (22,969 per match)
Top scorer(s) Marcel Witeczek (8 goals)
Best player William

The 1985 FIFA U-16 World Championship, the first edition of the tournament, was held in the cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, and Dalian in People's Republic of China from July 31, 1985 to August 11, 1985. Players born after August 1, 1968 can participate in this tournament.

Contents

  • Venues 1
  • Qualified Teams 2
  • Squads 3
  • Referees 4
  • Group stages 5
    • Group A 5.1
    • Group B 5.2
    • Group C 5.3
    • Group D 5.4
  • Knockout stages 6
    • Quarterfinals 6.1
    • Semifinals 6.2
    • Third place play-off 6.3
    • Final 6.4
  • Result 7
  • Goalscorers 8
  • Final ranking 9
  • External links 10

Venues

City Stadium Capacity
Beijing Workers' Stadium 80,000
Tianjin Hongqiao Stadium 20,000
Dalian People's Stadium 40,000
Shanghai Hongkou Stadium 30,220

Qualified Teams

Africa (1985 African U-16 Qualifying for World Cup)

Asia (1985 AFC U-17 Championship)

Europe

North America (1985 CONCACAF U-16 Championship)

South America (1985 South American Under-16 Football Championship)

  • (By invitation)

Oceania (1983 OFC U-17 Championship)

Host Nation Automatically qualified

Squads

For full squad lists for the 1985 U-16 World Championship see 1985 FIFA U-16 World Championship squads.

Referees

Group stages

Group A

Teams Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
5 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3
4 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3
2 3 1 0 2 3 5 −2
1 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4
July 31, 1985
19:00
China PR  1–1
Xie Yuxin Goal 28' (pen.) (Report) Sánchez Goal 13'
Workers' Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Miklos Nagy

July 31, 1985
20:45
Guinea  1–0
Koita Goal 68' (Report)
Workers' Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Fallaj Khuzam Al Shanar

August 2, 1985
19:00
China PR  2–1
Xie Yuxin Goal 18' (pen.)
Guo Zhuang Goal 27'
(Report) Sylla Goal 42'
Workers' Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Carlos Alfaro Venegas

August 2, 1985
20:45
Bolivia  1–2
Etcheverry Goal 31' (Report) McPhail Goal 51'
Pride Goal 64'
Workers' Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Alhati Salahudeen

August 4, 1985
19:00
China PR  3–1
Cao Xiandong Goal 20'
Guo Zhuang Goal 22'
Sun Bowei Goal 25'
(Report) Pride Goal 75'
Workers' Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Carlos Esposito

August 4, 1985
20:45
Bolivia  0–3
(Report) Soumah Goal 32'
Toure Goal 37'
Koita Goal 55'
Workers' Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Miklos Nagy

Group B

Teams Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
6 3 3 0 0 4 1 +3
3 3 1 1 1 5 3 +2
3 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1
0 3 0 0 3 4 10 −6
July 31, 1985
19:00
Australia  1–0
Naven Goal 28' (Report)
Tianjin
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Joaquin Urrea Reyes

July 31, 1985
20:45
Congo  1–4
Kakou Goal 73' (Report) Mirwald Goal 21'
Witeczek Goal 38'65'
Dammeier Goal 56'
Tianjin
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Chen Shengcai

August 2, 1985
19:00
Australia  2–1
Trimboli Goal 19'
Thodis Goal 42'
(Report) Kakou Goal 76'
Tianjin
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Hassan Abdullah Al Mullah

August 2, 1985
20:45
Argentina  1–1
Cáceres Goal 16' (Report) Gabriel Goal 15'
Tianjin
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Claudio Pieri

August 4, 1985
19:00
Australia  1–0
Trimboli Goal 12' (Report)
Tianjin
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Karim Camara

August 4, 1985
20:45
Argentina  4–2
Maradona Goal 23' (pen.)24'
Frutos Goal 38'
Alvarez Goal 63'
(Report) Salles Goal 46'
Mantot Goal 60' (pen.)
Tianjin
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Joaquin Urrea Reyes

Group C

Teams Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
5 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5
5 3 2 1 0 4 0 +4
2 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1
0 3 0 0 3 1 9 −8
July 31, 1985
19:00
Saudi Arabia  4–1
Al Dosary Goal 25'
Al Suraiti Goal 63'
Al Razgan Goal 66'
Al Fahad Goal 68'
(Report) Medford Goal 12'
Dalian
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Arnaldo Coelho

July 31, 1985
20:45
Nigeria  1–0
Momoh Goal 67' (Report)
Dalian
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Angelo Bratsis

August 2, 1985
19:00
Saudi Arabia  0–0
(Report)
Dalian
Attendance: 36,000
Referee: Angelo Bratsis

August 2, 1985
20:45
Costa Rica  0–2
(Report) Caverzan Goal 17'
 46'
Dalian
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Simon Bantsimba

August 4, 1985
19:00
Saudi Arabia  3–1
Al Boushal Goal 4'61'
Al Razgan Goal 78' (pen.)
(Report)  37'
Dalian
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Arnaldo Coelho

August 4, 1985
20:45
Costa Rica  0–3
(Report) Igbinoba Goal 62'
Momoh Goal 70'
Babatunde Goal 72'
Dalian
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Zhang Daqiao

Group D

Teams Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
5 3 2 1 0 4 0 +4
4 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2
3 3 1 1 1 3 3 0
0 3 0 0 3 2 8 −6
July 31, 1985
19:00
Qatar  1–2
Al Abdulla Goal 50' (Report) Bismarck Goal 9'
William Goal 58'
Shanghai
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Christopher Bambridge

July 31, 1985
20:45
Mexico  0–0
(Report)
Shanghai
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Cui Baoyin

August 2, 1985
19:00
Qatar  1–3
Al Mohannadi Goal 5' (pen.) (Report) Cortes Goal 36'
Ledesma Goal 52'77' (pen.)
Shanghai
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Karl-Heinz Tritschler

August 2, 1985
20:45
Brazil  0–1
(Report) Kanal Goal 55'
Shanghai
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Christopher Bambridge

August 4, 1985
19:00
Qatar  0–3
(Report) Huszak Goal 9'
Marik Goal 38'
Kanal Goal 80'
Shanghai
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Juan Ortube Vargas

August 4, 1985
20:45
Brazil  2–0
William Goal 60'
Mauricio Goal 67'
(Report)
Shanghai
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Karl-Heinz Tritschler

Knockout stages

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
August 7 - Beijing        
   2
August 9 - Beijing
   4  
   4
August 7 - Dalian
     3  
   1
August 11 - Beijing
   2  
   0
August 7 - Tianjin
     2
   0 (2)
August 9 - Shanghai
  (pen.)  0 (4)  
  (pen.)  1 (4) Third place
August 7 - Shanghai
     1 (2)  
   1    4
   3      1
August 11 - Beijing

Quarterfinals

August 7, 1985
19:30
China PR  2–4
Guo Zhuang Goal 14'
Tu Shengqiao Goal 39'
(Report) Witeczek Goal 10'37'45'
Bi Sheng Goal 35' (o.g.)
Workers' Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Amaldo Coelho

August 7, 1985
19:30
Australia  0–0 (a.e.t.)
(2–4 pen.)
(Report)
Tianjin
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Claudio Pieri

August 7, 1985
19:30
Saudi Arabia  1–2
Al Razgan Goal 52' (pen.) (Report) William Goal 38'49' (pen.)
Dalian
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Carlos Alfaro Venegas

August 7, 1985
19:30
Hungary  1–3
Marik Goal 2' (Report) Momoh Goal 17'58'
Igbinoba Goal 60'
Shanghai
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Christopher Bambridge

Semifinals

August 9, 1985
19:30
West Germany  4–3
Witeczek Goal 15'57'66'
Konerding Goal 47'
(Report) Bismarck Goal 6'
Andre Cruz Goal 37'
Rodrigues Goal 70'
Workers' Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Joaquin Urrea Reyes

August 9, 1985
19:30
Nigeria  1–1 (a.e.t.)
(4–2 pen.)
Atere Goal 10' (Report) Soumah Goal 20'
Shanghai
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Carlos Esposito

Third place play-off

August 11, 1985
17:30
Brazil  4–1
Marques Goal 11'
Mauricio Goal 42'
William Goal 51'
Bismarck Goal 73'
(Report) Sylla Goal 65'
Workers' Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Cui Baoyin

Final

August 11, 1985
19:30
West Germany  0–2
(Report) Akpoborie Goal 4'
Igbinoba Goal 79'
Workers' Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Christopher Bambridge

Result

 1985 FIFA U-16 World Championship Winners 

Nigeria
First title

Goalscorers

Marcel Witeczek of West Germany won the Golden Shoe award for scoring eight goals. In total, 91 goals were scored by 56 different players, with only one of them credited as own goal.

8 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal
  • Bi Sheng (playing against West Germany)

Final ranking

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Nigeria 6 4 2 0 10 2 +8 10
2  West Germany 6 3 1 2 13 8 +5 7
3  Brazil 6 4 0 2 13 8 +5 8
4  Guinea 6 2 2 2 7 7 0 6
Eliminated in the quarter-finals
5  Australia 4 3 1 0 4 1 +3 7
6  Saudi Arabia 4 2 1 1 8 4 +4 5
7  Hungary 4 2 1 1 5 3 +2 5
8  China PR 4 2 1 1 8 7 +1 5
Eliminated at the group stage
9  Argentina 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 3
10  Mexico 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 3
11  Italy 3 1 0 2 3 4 –1 2
12  United States 3 1 0 2 3 5 –2 2
13  Bolivia 3 0 1 2 2 6 –4 1
14  Congo 3 0 0 3 4 10 –6 0
15  Qatar 3 0 0 3 2 8 –6 0
16  Costa Rica 3 0 0 3 1 9 –8 0

External links

  • FIFA U-16 World Championship China PR 1985, FIFA.com
  • FIFA Technical Report (Part 1) and (Part 2)
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