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FIFA U-20 World Cup
Founded 1977
Region Worldwide
Tournament information
Current champions Flag of Ukraine Ukraine (1st title)
Number of teams 24
Most successful club Flag of Argentina Argentina (6 titles)
Football current event Current
Website Official website
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. Until 2005 it was known as the FIFA World Youth Championship.

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.

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
UEFA (Europe) UEFA European U-19 Championship
OFC (Oceania) OFC Under 20 Qualifying Tournament

Results

Summaries

FIFA World Youth Championship

# Year Hosts Final Third place match Number of teams
Champions Score Runners-up Third place Score Fourth place
1 1977
Details
Flag of Tunisia.png Tunisia Flag of the Soviet Union.png
Soviet Union
2–2 (a.e.t.)
9–8 (p)
Flag of Mexico.png
Mexico
Brazil.png
Brazil
4–0 Flag of Uruguay.gif
Uruguay
16
2 1979
Details
Flag of Japan.png Japan Flag of Argentina.png
Argentina
3–1 Flag of the Soviet Union.png
Soviet Union
Flag of Uruguay.gif
Uruguay
1–1 (a.e.t.)
5–3 (p)
Flag of Poland.png
Poland
16
3 1981
Details
Flag of Australia.png Australia Flag of Germany.svg
West Germany
4–0 Flag of Qatar.png
Qatar
Romania.png
Romania
1–0 England.png
England
16
4 1983
Details
Flag of Mexico.png Mexico Brazil.png
Brazil
1–0 Flag of Argentina.png
Argentina
Flag of Poland.png
Poland
2–1 (a.e.t.) South Korea.png
South Korea
16
5 1985
Details
Flag of the Soviet Union.png Soviet Union Brazil.png
Brazil
1–0 (a.e.t.) Flag of Spain.png
Spain
Flag of Nigeria 001.jpg
Nigeria
0–0 (a.e.t.)
3–1 (p)
Flag of the Soviet Union.png
Soviet Union
16
6 1987
Details
Flag of Chile.png Chile Flag of SFR Yugoslavia 001.png
Yugoslavia
1–1 (a.e.t.)
5–4 (p)
Flag of Germany.svg
West Germany
Flag of East Germany.svg
East Germany
2–2 (a.e.t.)
3–1 (p)
Flag of CHI.png
Chile
16
7 1989
Details
Flag of Saudi Arabia.png Saudi Arabia Flag of Portugal.gif
Portugal
2–0 Flag of Nigeria 001.jpg
Nigeria
Brazil.png
Brazil
2–0 Flag of the United States.png
United States
16
8 1991
Details
Flag of Portugal.png Portugal Flag of Portugal.gif
Portugal
0–0 (a.e.t.)
4–2 (p)
Brazil.png
Brazil
Flag of the Soviet Union.png
Soviet Union
1–1 (a.e.t.)
5–4 (p)
Flag of Australia.png
Australia
16
9 1993
Details
Flag of Australia.png Australia Brazil.png
Brazil
2–1 Flag of Ghana.png
Ghana
England.png
England
2–1 Flag of Australia.png
Australia
16
10 1995
Details
Flag of Qatar.png Qatar Flag of Argentina.png
Argentina
2–0 Brazil.png
Brazil
Flag of Portugal.gif
Portugal
3–2 Flag of Spain.png
Spain
16
11 1997
Details
Flag of Malaysia.svg Malaysia Flag of Argentina.png
Argentina
2–1 Flag of Uruguay.gif
Uruguay
Flag of Republic Ireland.gif
Republic of Ireland
2–1 Flag of Ghana.png
Ghana
24
12 1999
Details
Flag of Nigeria.png Nigeria Flag of Spain.png
Spain
4–0 Flag of Japan.png
Japan
Flag of Mali.png
Mali
1–0 Flag of Uruguay.gif
Uruguay
24
13 2001
Details
Flag of Argentina.png Argentina Flag of Argentina.png
Argentina
3–0 Flag of Ghana.png
Ghana
Flag of Egypt.png
Egypt
1–0 Flag of Paraguay.png
Paraguay
24
14 2003
Details
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.png United Arab Emirates Brazil.png
Brazil
1–0 Flag of Spain.png
Spain
Flag of Colombia.png
Colombia
2–1 Flag of Argentina.png
Argentina
24
15 2005
Details
Netherlands.png Netherlands Flag of Argentina.png
Argentina
2–1 Flag of Nigeria 001.jpg
Nigeria
Brazil.png
Brazil
2–1 Morocco.png
Morocco
24

FIFA U-20 World Cup

# Year Hosts Final Third place match Number of teams
Champions Score Runners-up Third place Score Fourth place
16 2007
Details
Flag of Canada.png Canada Flag of Argentina.png
Argentina
2–1 Flag of Czech.jpg
Czech Republic
Flag of Chile.png
Chile
1–0 Flag of Austria.png
Austria
24
17 2009
Details
Flag of Egypt.png Egypt Flag of Ghana.png
Ghana
0–0 (a.e.t.)
4–3 (p)
Brazil.png
Brazil
Flag of Hungary.png
Hungary
1–1 (a.e.t.)
2–0 (p)
Flag of Costa Rica.png
Costa Rica
24
18 2011
Details
Flag of Colombia.png Colombia Brazil.png
Brazil
3–2 (a.e.t.) Flag of Portugal.gif
Portugal
Flag of Mexico.png
Mexico
3–1 Flag of France.png
France
24
19 2013
Details
Flag of Turkey.png Turkey Flag of France.png
France
0–0 (a.e.t.)
4–1 (p)
Flag of Uruguay.gif
Uruguay
Flag of Ghana.png
Ghana
3–0 Flag of Iraq.png
Iraq
24
20 2015
Details
Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand Flag of Serbia.png
Serbia
2–1 (a.e.t.) Brazil.png
Brazil
Flag of Mali.png
Mali
3–1 Flag of Senegal.svg.png
Senegal
24
21 2017
Details
South Korea.png South Korea England.png
England
1–0 Flag of Venezuela.png
Venezuela
Flag of Italy.gif
Italy
0–0 (a.e.t.)
4–1 (p)
Flag of Uruguay.gif
Uruguay
24
22 2019
Details
Flag of Poland.png Poland Flag of Ukraine.png
Ukraine
3–1 South Korea.png
South Korea
Flag of Ecuador.png
Ecuador
0–0 (a.e.t.)
4–1 (p)
Flag of Italy.gif
Italy
24
23 2021
Details
Flag of Indonesia.png Indonesia 24
  • Key:
    • a.e.t. – after extra time
    • pen. – match won on penalty shootout

External links

2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup
FIFA World Youth Championship / FIFA U-20 World Cup
Tournaments

Tunisia 1977 · Japan 1979 · Australia 1981 · Mexico 1983 · USSR 1985 · Chile 1987 · Saudi Arabia 1989 · Portugal 1991 · Australia 1993 · Qatar 1995 · Malaysia 1997 · Nigeria 1999 · Argentina 2001 · UAE 2003 · Netherlands 2005 · Canada 2007 · Egypt 2009 · Colombia 2011 · Turkey 2013 · New Zealand 2015 · South Korea 2017 · Poland 2019 · Indonesia 2021 ·

International football

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Confederation Competitions
AFC Asian Cup
CAF Africa Cup of Nations
CONCACAF Gold Cup
CONMEBOL Copa América
OFC Nations Cup
UEFA European Championship
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