National team appearances in the FIFA U-20 World Cup


National team appearances in the FIFA U-20 World Cup

This article lists the performances of each of the national teams which have made at least one appearance in the FIFA U-20 World Cup finals.

Contents

Debut of national teams

Year Debutants
1977  Austria  Brazil  Côte d'Ivoire  France  Honduras  Hungary  Iran  Iraq  Italy  Mexico  Morocco  Paraguay  Spain  Tunisia  Soviet Union[1] Uruguay
1979  Algeria  Argentina  Canada  Guinea  Indonesia  Japan  South Korea  Poland  Portugal  Yugoslavia[2]
1981  Australia  Cameroon  Egypt  England  Qatar  Romania  United States  West Germany[3]
1983  China PR  Czechoslovakia[4]  Scotland  Netherlands  Nigeria
1985  Bulgaria  Colombia  Republic of Ireland  Saudi Arabia
1987  Chile  Bahrain  East Germany  Togo
1989  Costa Rica  Mali  Norway  Syria
1991  Sweden  Trinidad and Tobago
1993  Ghana  Russia[1]  Turkey
1995  Burundi
1997  Belgium  Malaysia  South Africa  United Arab Emirates
1999  Croatia  Kazakhstan  Zambia
2001  Angola  Czech Republic[4]  Ecuador  Ethiopia  Finland  Jamaica  Ukraine[1]
2003  Burkina Faso  Panama  Slovakia[4]  Uzbekistan[1]
2005  Benin  Switzerland
2007  Congo  Gambia  Jordan  New Zealand  North Korea
2009  Tahiti  Venezuela
2011  Guatemala

Comprehensive team results in each World Cup

Legend
  • 1st — Champions
  • 2nd — Runners-up
  • 3rd — Third place
  • 4th — Fourth place
  • QF — Quarterfinals (1979-1995: first group stage, and since 1997: second group stage; final 8)
  • R2 — Round 2 (since 1997: knockout round of 16)
  • R1 — Round 1
  •  •  — Did not qualify
  •     — Did not enter / Withdrew
  • XX — Country did not exist or national team was inactive
  •    — Hosts
  • q — Qualified for upcoming tournament

For each tournament, the flag of the host country and the number of teams in each finals tournament (in brackets) are shown.

Team 1977
Tunisia
(16)
1979
Japan
(16)
1981
Australia
(16)
1983
Mexico
(16)
1985
Soviet Union
(16)
1987
Chile
(16)
1989
Saudi Arabia
(16)
1991
Portugal
(16)
1993
Australia
(16)
1995
Qatar
(16)
1997
Malaysia
(24)
1999
Nigeria
(24)
2001
Argentina
(24)
2003
United Arab Emirates
(24)
2005
Netherlands
(24)
2007
Canada
(24)
2009
Egypt
(24)
2011
Colombia
(24)
 Algeria QF
 Angola R2
 Argentina 1st R1 2nd QF R1 1st 1st R2 1st 4th 1st 1st QF
 Australia QF R1 R1 R1 4th 4th QF R2 R1 R2 R2 R1 R1 R1
 Austria R1 R1 4th R1
 Bahrain R1
 Belgium R2
 Benin R1
 Brazil 3rd QF 1st 1st QF 3rd 2nd 1st 2nd QF QF QF 1st 3rd R2 2nd 1st
 Bulgaria QF QF
Team 1977
Tunisia
(16)
1979
Japan
(16)
1981
Australia
(16)
1983
Mexico
(16)
1985
Soviet Union
(16)
1987
Chile
(16)
1989
Saudi Arabia
(16)
1991
Portugal
(16)
1993
Australia
(16)
1995
Qatar
(16)
1997
Malaysia
(24)
1999
Nigeria
(24)
2001
Argentina
(24)
2003
United Arab Emirates
(24)
2005
Netherlands
(24)
2007
Canada
(24)
2009
Egypt
(24)
2011
Colombia
(24)
 Burkina Faso R2
 Burundi R1
 Cameroon R1 R1 QF R2 R1 R2
 Canada R1 R1 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R1
 China PR R1 QF R1 R2 R2
 Chile 4th R1 R1 R2 3rd
 Côte d'Ivoire R1 R1 R1 R1 R2
 Colombia QF R1 QF R1 3rd R2 QF
 Congo R2
 Costa Rica R1 R1 R1 R2 R2 R1 4th R2
Team 1977
Tunisia
(16)
1979
Japan
(16)
1981
Australia
(16)
1983
Mexico
(16)
1985
Soviet Union
(16)
1987
Chile
(16)
1989
Saudi Arabia
(16)
1991
Portugal
(16)
1993
Australia
(16)
1995
Qatar
(16)
1997
Malaysia
(24)
1999
Nigeria
(24)
2001
Argentina
(24)
2003
United Arab Emirates
(24)
2005
Netherlands
(24)
2007
Canada
(24)
2009
Egypt
(24)
2011
Colombia
(24)
 Croatia R2 R1
 Czechoslovakia (1977-1991)   •   See Czech Republic and Slovakia
 Czech Republic R1 R1 QF R1 2nd R2
 East Germany 3rd R1
 Ecuador R2 R2
 Egypt R1 R1 3rd R2 R1 R2 R2
 England 4th R1 R1 3rd R2 R1 R1 R1 R2
 Ethiopia R1
 Finland R1
 France R1 QF QF 4th
Team 1977
Tunisia
(16)
1979
Japan
(16)
1981
Australia
(16)
1983
Mexico
(16)
1985
Soviet Union
(16)
1987
Chile
(16)
1989
Saudi Arabia
(16)
1991
Portugal
(16)
1993
Australia
(16)
1995
Qatar
(16)
1997
Malaysia
(24)
1999
Nigeria
(24)
2001
Argentina
(24)
2003
United Arab Emirates
(24)
2005
Netherlands
(24)
2007
Canada
(24)
2009
Egypt
(24)
2011
Colombia
(24)
 Gambia R2
 Germany 1st 2nd R1 R1 R1 R2 R1 QF QF
 Ghana 2nd 4th QF 2nd 1st
 Guatemala R2
 Guinea R1
 Honduras R1 R1 R1 R1 R1
 Hungary R1 R1 R1 R1 3rd
 Indonesia R1
 Iran R1 R1
 Iraq R1 QF R1
 Republic of Ireland R1 R1 3rd R2 R2
Team 1977
Tunisia
(16)
1979
Japan
(16)
1981
Australia
(16)
1983
Mexico
(16)
1985
Soviet Union
(16)
1987
Chile
(16)
1989
Saudi Arabia
(16)
1991
Portugal
(16)
1993
Australia
(16)
1995
Qatar
(16)
1997
Malaysia
(24)
1999
Nigeria
(24)
2001
Argentina
(24)
2003
United Arab Emirates
(24)
2005
Netherlands
(24)
2007
Canada
(24)
2009
Egypt
(24)
2011
Colombia
(24)
 Italy R1 R1 QF QF QF
 Jamaica R1
 Japan R1 QF QF 2nd R1 QF R2 R2
 Jordan R1
 Kazakhstan R1
 South Korea R1 R1 4th QF R1 R1 R1 R2 R1 R1 QF R2
 North Korea R1 R1
 Malaysia R1
 Mali R1 3rd R1 R1
 Mexico 2nd R1 R1 R1 QF QF QF R2 QF R1 QF 3rd
Team 1977
Tunisia
(16)
1979
Japan
(16)
1981
Australia
(16)
1983
Mexico
(16)
1985
Soviet Union
(16)
1987
Chile
(16)
1989
Saudi Arabia
(16)
1991
Portugal
(16)
1993
Australia
(16)
1995
Qatar
(16)
1997
Malaysia
(24)
1999
Nigeria
(24)
2001
Argentina
(24)
2003
United Arab Emirates
(24)
2005
Netherlands
(24)
2007
Canada
(24)
2009
Egypt
(24)
2011
Colombia
(24)
 Morocco R1 R2 4th
 Netherlands QF R1 QF QF
 New Zealand R1 R1
 Nigeria R1 3rd R1 2nd QF 2nd QF R2 QF
 Norway R1 R1
 Panama R1 R1 R1 R1
 Paraguay R1 QF R1 R1 R2 4th R2 R2
 Poland 4th R1 3rd R2
 Portugal QF 1st 1st R1 3rd R2 R2 2nd
 Qatar 2nd R1
Team 1977
Tunisia
(16)
1979
Japan
(16)
1981
Australia
(16)
1983
Mexico
(16)
1985
Soviet Union
(16)
1987
Chile
(16)
1989
Saudi Arabia
(16)
1991
Portugal
(16)
1993
Australia
(16)
1995
Qatar
(16)
1997
Malaysia
(24)
1999
Nigeria
(24)
2001
Argentina
(24)
2003
United Arab Emirates
(24)
2005
Netherlands
(24)
2007
Canada
(24)
2009
Egypt
(24)
2011
Colombia
(24)
 Romania 3rd
 Russia 1st 2nd R1 4th QF 3rd QF QF
 Saudi Arabia R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R2
 Scotland QF QF R1
 Slovakia R1 R1 R2
 South Africa R1 R2
 Spain R1 QF R1 2nd R1 QF 4th QF 1st 2nd QF QF R2 QF
 Sweden R1
 Switzerland R1
 Syria R1 QF R1 R2
Team 1977
Tunisia
(16)
1979
Japan
(16)
1981
Australia
(16)
1983
Mexico
(16)
1985
Soviet Union
(16)
1987
Chile
(16)
1989
Saudi Arabia
(16)
1991
Portugal
(16)
1993
Australia
(16)
1995
Qatar
(16)
1997
Malaysia
(24)
1999
Nigeria
(24)
2001
Argentina
(24)
2003
United Arab Emirates
(24)
2005
Netherlands
(24)
2007
Canada
(24)
2009
Egypt
(24)
2011
Colombia
(24)
 Tahiti R1
 Togo R1
 Trinidad and Tobago R1 R1
 Tunisia R1 R1
 Turkey R1 R2
 United Arab Emirates R2 QF QF
 Ukraine R2 R2
 United States R1 R1 R1 4th QF R2 R2 R2 QF R2 QF R1
 Uruguay 4th 3rd QF QF R1 QF 2nd 4th R2 R2 R1
 Soviet Union (1977-1991)   •   See Russia
Team 1977
Tunisia
(16)
1979
Japan
(16)
1981
Australia
(16)
1983
Mexico
(16)
1985
Soviet Union
(16)
1987
Chile
(16)
1989
Saudi Arabia
(16)
1991
Portugal
(16)
1993
Australia
(16)
1995
Qatar
(16)
1997
Malaysia
(24)
1999
Nigeria
(24)
2001
Argentina
(24)
2003
United Arab Emirates
(24)
2005
Netherlands
(24)
2007
Canada
(24)
2009
Egypt
(24)
2011
Colombia
(24)
 Uzbekistan R1 R1
 Venezuela R2
 Yugoslavia R1 1st
 West Germany (1977-1991)   •   See Germany
 Zambia R1 R2

Teams that have finished in the top four

Team Titles Runners-up Third place Fourth place
 Argentina 6 (1979, 1995, 1997, 20011, 2005, 2007) 1 (1983) 1 (2003)
 Brazil 4 (1983, 1985, 1993, 2003, 2011) 3 (1991, 1995, 2009) 3 (1977, 1989, 2005)
 Portugal 2 (1989, 19911) 1 (2011) 1 (1995)
 Ghana 1 (2009) 2 (1993, 2001) 1 (1987)
 Spain 1 (1999) 2 (1985, 2003) 1 (1995)
 Russia[1] 1 (1977) 1 (1979) 1 (1991) 1 (19851)
 Germany[3] 1 (1981) 1 (1987)
 Yugoslavia 1 (1987)
 Nigeria 2 (1989, 2005) 1 (1985)
 Uruguay 1 (1997) 1 (1979) 2 (1977, 1989)
 Mexico 1 (1977) 1 (2011)
 Czech Republic 1 (2007)
 Japan 1 (1999)
 Qatar 1 (1981)
 England 1 (1993) 1 (1981)
 Poland 1 (1983) 1 (1979)
 Chile 1 (2007) 1 (19871)
 Colombia 1 (2003)
 Republic of Ireland 1 (1997)
 Hungary 1 (2009)
 Mali 1 (1999)
 Australia 2 (1991, 1993)
 France 1 (2011)
 Austria 1 (2007)
 Costa Rica 1 (2009)
 South Korea 1 (1983)
 Morocco 1 (2005)
 Paraguay 1 (2001)
 Romania 1 (1981)
 United States 1 (1989)
1 = host

Results of host nations

Year Host Nation Finish
1977  Tunisia Round 1
1979  Japan Round 1
1981  Australia Quarter-finals
1983  Mexico Round 1
1985  Soviet Union 4th place
1987  Chile 4th place
1989  Saudi Arabia Round 1
1991  Portugal Champions
1993  Australia 4th place
1995  Qatar Round 1
1997  Malaysia Round 1
1999  Nigeria Quarter-finals
2001  Argentina Champions
2003  United Arab Emirates Quarter-finals
2005  Netherlands Quarter-finals
2007  Canada Round 1
2009  Egypt Quarter-finals
2011  Colombia Quarter-finals

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e The USSR was dissolved in 1991. The 15 nations that were former Soviet Republics now compete separately. FIFA considers Russia as the successor team of the USSR.
  2. ^ The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia broke up in 1991 all the nations that formed this country now compete separately.
  3. ^ a b FIFA attributes all the results of West Germany (1977-1991) to Germany.
  4. ^ a b c Czechoslovakia was divided into Slovakia and the Czech Republic in 1993 after the Dissolution of Czechoslovakia. FIFA considers both the Czech Republic and Slovakia as successor teams of Czechoslovakia.

References

FIFA U-20 World Cup History Section


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