1954 South American U-20 Championship

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1954 South American Youth Championship
Tournament details
Host country Venezuela
Dates 22 March - 13 April
Teams 9
Final positions
Champions  Uruguay (1st title)
Runners-up  Brazil
Third place  Venezuela
Fourth place  Peru
1958

The South American Youth Championship 1954 was held in Caracas, Venezuela. It was the first time the tournament was organised.

Teams[edit]

The following teams entered the tournament:

Argentina did not participate in this tournament. They were the only non-European team to play in the 1954 FIFA Youth Tournament Under-18.

First Round[edit]

Host Venezuela automatically qualified for the final round.

Group A[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Uruguay 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 5
 Colombia 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 4
 Chile 3 0 2 1 2 4 –2 2
 Ecuador 3 0 1 2 2 6 –4 1


22 March Colombia  1–1  Uruguay
23 March Chile  1–1  Ecuador
25 March Uruguay  4–1  Ecuador
26 March Chile  1–1  Colombia
29 March Colombia  1–0  Ecuador
30 March Uruguay  2–0  Chile

Group B[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 3 2 1 0 10 3 +7 5
 Peru 3 1 2 0 7 5 +2 4
 Paraguay 3 1 1 1 12 5 +7 3
 Panama 3 0 0 3 4 20 –16 0


23 March Brazil  7–1  Panama
Paraguay  2–2  Peru
26 March Paraguay  9–1  Panama
27 March Brazil  1–1  Peru
31 March Peru  4–2  Panama
Brazil  2–1  Paraguay

Second Place Play-off[edit]

2 April 1954 (1954-04-02)
Peru  1 – 0  Colombia
Natteri Goal 20' Report

Final Round[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Uruguay 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 5
 Brazil 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 4
 Venezuela 3 1 0 2 3 6 –3 2
 Peru 3 0 1 2 2 6 –4 1


3 April Brazil  2–0  Venezuela
5 April Uruguay  3–0  Peru
7 April Uruguay  3–1  Venezuela
9 April Brazil  1–1  Peru
11 April Venezuela  2–1  Peru
13 April Brazil  1–1  Uruguay


 1954 South American Youth Championship 

Uruguay
First title

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