1953 FIFA Youth Tournament Under-18

international football competition

The FIFA Youth Tournament Under-18 1953 Final Tournament was held in Belgium. Argentina was the first non-European team that entered.

1953 FIFA Youth Tournament Under-18
Tournament details
Host countryBelgium
Dates31 March – 6 April
Teams16
Final positions
Champions Hungary (1st title)
Runners-up Yugoslavia
Third place Turkey
Fourth place Spain
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
1952
1954

Teams change

The following teams entered the tournament:

First round change

England  2 – 0  Belgium
West Germany  3 – 2  Argentina
Hungary  4 – 0   Switzerland
Republic of Ireland  1 – 0  Netherlands
Luxembourg  4 – 3  Austria
Spain  5 – 0  Saarland
Turkey  1 – 0  France
Yugoslavia  5 – 1  Northern Ireland

Quarterfinals change

Places 9-16 change

France  2 – 1  Austria
Netherlands  2 – 1   Switzerland
Belgium  4 – 3  Northern Ireland
Argentina  7 – 0  Saarland

Places 1-8 change

Hungary  4 – 0  Republic of Ireland
Spain  5 – 1  West Germany
Turkey  3 – 0  Luxembourg
Yugoslavia  (c) 1 – 1 (aet)  England

Semifinals change

Places 13-16 change

Switzerland   3 – 1  Austria
Saarland  6 – 5  Northern Ireland

Places 9-12 change

Netherlands  3 – 0  France
Argentina  4 – 1  Belgium

Places 5-8 change

England  3 – 1  West Germany
Republic of Ireland  3 – 2  Luxembourg

Places 1-4 change

Hungary  2 – 0  Turkey
Yugoslavia  3 – 1  Spain

Final Matches change

Fifteenth Place Match change

Northern Ireland  2 – 1  Austria

Thirteenth Place Match change

Switzerland   2 – 2
Saar refused to play Extra Time
  Saarland

Eleventh Place Match change

Belgium  4 – 3  France

Ninth Place Match change

Argentina  3 – 1  Netherlands

Seventh Place Match change

Luxembourg  3 – 2  West Germany

Fifth Place Match change

England  2 – 0  Republic of Ireland

Third place match change

Turkey  3 – 2  Spain

Final change

Hungary  2 – 0  Yugoslavia


 1953 FIFA Youth Tournament Under-18 
 
Hungary
First title

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