1991 FIFA World Youth Championship

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1991 FIFA World Youth Championship
Campeonato Mundial de Júniores
Portugal '91
Tournament details
Host countryPortugal
Dates14–30 June
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)5 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Portugal (2nd title)
Runners-up Brazil
Third place Soviet Union
Fourth place Australia
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored82 (2.56 per match)
Attendance731,500 (22,859 per match)
Top scorer(s)Soviet Union Serhiy Scherbakov
(5 goals)
Best player(s)Portugal Emílio Peixe
Fair play award Soviet Union

The 1991 FIFA World Youth Championship was the eighth staging of the FIFA World Youth Championship, an international football competition organized by FIFA for men's youth national teams, and the eighth since it was established in 1977 as the FIFA World Youth Tournament. The final tournament took place for the first time in Portugal, between 14 and 30 June 1991. Matches were played across five venues in as many cities: Faro, Braga, Guimarães, Porto and Lisbon. Nigeria originally won the bid to host but was stripped of its right after found guilty for committing age fabrication.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "After The Eaglets Have Landed". NigeriaVillageSquare.com. 26 February 2007. Archived from the original on 30 September 2011. Retrieved 13 April 2011.