1977 South American U-20 Championship

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1977 South American Youth Championship
Tournament details
Host country Venezuela
Dates 16 April - 6 May
Teams 9
Final positions
Champions  Uruguay (5th title)
Runners-up  Brazil
Third place  Paraguay
Fourth place  Chile
1975
1979

The South American Youth Championship 1977 was held in Caracas, Mérida and Valencia, Venezuela. It also served as qualification for the 1977 FIFA World Youth Championship.

Teams[edit]

The following teams entered the tournament:

First Round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 3 3 0 0 9 1 +8 6
 Chile 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 4
 Colombia 3 1 0 2 2 5 –3 2
 Bolivia 3 0 0 1 1 7 –6 0


16 April Colombia  2–1  Bolivia
18 April Chile  2–0  Colombia
21 April Brazil  3–0  Bolivia
24 April Chile  2–0  Bolivia
Brazil  2–0  Colombia
27 April Brazil  4–1  Chile

Group B[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Paraguay 4 3 1 0 8 4 +4 7
 Uruguay 4 2 2 0 6 2 +4 6
 Peru 4 1 1 2 7 9 –2 3
 Argentina 4 0 2 2 3 5 –2 2
 Venezuela 4 0 2 2 1 5 –4 2


16 April Paraguay  5–3  Peru
Argentina  1–1  Uruguay
18 April Paraguay  2–1  Argentina
Peru  1–1  Venezuela
21 April Peru  2–1  Argentina
Uruguay  3–0  Venezuela
24 April Uruguay  0–0  Paraguay
Argentina  0–0  Venezuela
27 April Uruguay  2–1  Peru
Paraguay  1–0  Venezuela

Final Round[edit]

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


30 April Chile  1–1  Paraguay
Brazil  0–0  Uruguay
4 May Brazil  1–0  Chile
Uruguay  1–0  Paraguay
6 May Brazil  3–1  Paraguay
Uruguay  4–0  Chile


 1977 South American Youth Championship 

Uruguay
Fifth title

Qualification to World Youth Championship[edit]

The three best performing teams qualified for the 1977 FIFA World Youth Championship.

External links[edit]