1979 South American U-20 Championship

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1979 South American Youth Championship
Tournament details
Host country Uruguay
Dates 12 January - 31 January
Teams 9
Final positions
Champions  Uruguay (6th title)
Runners-up  Argentina
Third place  Paraguay
Fourth place  Brazil
1977
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The South American Youth Championship 1979 was held in Montevideo and Paysandú, Uruguay. It also served as qualification for the 1979 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
 Uruguay 3 3 0 0 9 0 +9 6
 Argentina 3 2 0 1 9 1 +8 4
 Peru 3 1 0 2 2 7 –5 2
 Ecuador 3 0 0 3 0 12 –12 0


12 January Uruguay  5–0  Ecuador
13 January Argentina  4–0  Peru
18 January Argentina  5–0  Ecuador
Uruguay  3–0  Peru
22 January Peru  2–0  Ecuador
Uruguay  1–0  Argentina

Group B[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Paraguay 4 3 1 0 13 1 +12 7
 Brazil 4 2 1 1 4 3 +1 5
 Chile 4 2 0 2 8 8 0 4
 Colombia 4 2 0 2 7 10 –3 4
 Bolivia 4 0 0 4 2 12 –10 0


12 January Paraguay  6–0  Chile
Colombia  2–1  Brazil
14 January Colombia  5–1  Bolivia
Brazil  1–0  Chile
17 January Paraguay  5–0  Colombia
Brazil  1–0  Bolivia
19 January Chile  3–0  Colombia
Paraguay  1–0  Bolivia
22 January Chile  5–1  Bolivia
Brazil  1–1  Paraguay

Fifth Place Match[edit]


Chile  3 – 1  Peru

Final Round[edit]

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


25 January Argentina  0–0  Paraguay
Uruguay  1–0  Brazil
28 January Paraguay  2–1  Brazil
Uruguay  0–0  Argentina
31 January Argentina  1–0  Brazil
Uruguay  2–1  Paraguay


 1979 South American Youth Championship 

Uruguay
Sixth title

Qualification to World Youth Championship[edit]

The two best performing teams qualified directly for the 1979 FIFA World Youth Championship.


Paraguay also qualified, after winning an intercontinental play-off against Israel and Australia.[1] Matches were played in Asunción, Paraguay.

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Paraguay 4 4 0 0 10 1 +9 8
 Israel 4 0 2 2 1 5 –4 2
 Australia 4 0 2 2 0 5 –5 2


7 February Paraguay  2–0  Australia
9 February Israel  0–0  Australia
11 February Paraguay  3–0  Israel
14 February Australia  0–0  Israel
16 February Paraguay  3–0  Australia
18 February Paraguay  2–1  Israel

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "Intercontinental play-off results by RSSSF". Retrieved 5 August 2012.