1977 FIFA World Youth Championship
The 1977 FIFA World Youth Championship was the inaugural staging of the FIFA World Youth Championship and was held in Tunisia from 27 June to 10 July 1977. The tournament took place in three venues — Tunis, Sousse and Sfax — where a total of 28 matches were played, the smallest number in its history. The winner was the USSR, who beat Mexico in a penalty shootout, in the final held at Tunis's Stade El Menzah.
|بطولة العالم للشباب لكرة القدم 1977|
|Dates||27 June – 10 July|
|Teams||16 (from 5 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||4 (in 3 host cities)|
|Champions||Soviet Union (1st title)|
|Goals scored||70 (2.5 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Guina (4 goals)|
|Best player(s)||Vladimir Bessonov|
|Fair play award||Brazil|
For a list of all squads that played in the final tournament, see 1977 FIFA World Youth Championship squads
The group winners advanced directly to the semifinals.