World Youth (Under 19)

The World Youth Tournament, for national teams with players under 19 years of age, was held in Japan due to an incident in the original host country (Burunda). The tournament consisted of:

  • A group stage, with four groups of four teams, the first two advancing to the next stage.
  • A knockout stage.

Japan was drawn in Group 1, as the host country, and won every match. In the knockout stage our heroes beat Sweden, Holland and Brazil in order to become World Champions.

Here are the results of every relevant match of the tournament:

Group 1 - Standings


Rest of Groups

Best Player of the Tournament: Tsubasa Ozora (Japan).

Top Scorer: Carlos Santana (16 goals, Brazil)

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