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1987 FIFA World Youth Championship

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1987 FIFA World Youth Championship
Copa Mundial Juvenil de la FIFA
Chile 1987
Tournament details
Host countryChile
Dates10–25 October
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Yugoslavia (1st title)
Runners-up West Germany
Third place East Germany
Fourth place Chile
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored86 (2.69 per match)
Attendance712,000 (22,250 per match)
Top scorer(s)West Germany Marcel Witeczek (7 goals)
Best player(s)Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Robert Prosinečki
Fair play award East Germany

The 1987 FIFA World Youth Championship took place in Chile from 10 to 25 October 1987. The 1987 championship was the 6th contested and won for the first time by Yugoslavia. Remarkably, in the course of the tournament the Yugoslavs defeated each of the three other semi-finalists, and eliminated the defending champions Brazil. The tournament took place in four venues: Antofagasta, Valparaíso, Concepción and Santiago.


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Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) 1986 AFC Youth Championship  Bahrain1
 Saudi Arabia
CAF (Africa) 1987 African Youth Championship  Nigeria
(North, Central America & Caribbean)
1986 CONCACAF U-20 Tournament  Canada
 United States
CONMEBOL (South America) Host nation  Chile1
1987 South American Youth Championship  Brazil
OFC (Oceania) 1986 OFC U-20 Championship  Australia
UEFA (Europe) 1986 UEFA European Under-18 Football Championship  Bulgaria
 East Germany1
 West Germany
1.^ Teams that made their debut.