1981 South American U-20 Championship

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1981 South American Youth Championship
Tournament details
Host country Ecuador
Dates 15 February - 8 March
Teams 9
Final positions
Champions  Uruguay (7th title)
Runners-up  Brazil
Third place  Argentina
Fourth place  Bolivia
1979
1983

The South American Youth Championship 1981 was held in Guayaquil and Quito, Ecuador. It also served as qualification for the 1981 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 4 2 1 0 8 5 +3 5
 Bolivia 4 1 3 0 4 3 +1 5
 Ecuador 4 1 2 1 7 6 +1 4
 Paraguay 4 1 2 1 6 6 0 4
 Colombia 4 0 2 2 3 8 –5 2


15 February Colombia  1–1  Paraguay
Uruguay  1–1  Bolivia
18 February Bolivia  2–1  Paraguay
Ecuador  3–1  Colombia
20 February Bolivia  1–1  Ecuador
Paraguay  2–1  Uruguay
22 February Colombia  0–0  Bolivia
Uruguay  2–1  Ecuador
25 February Uruguay  4–1  Colombia
Ecuador  2–2  Paraguay

Group B[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 5
 Argentina 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 5
 Chile 3 1 0 2 5 4 +1 2
 Venezuela 3 0 0 3 1 12 –11 0


15 February Argentina  3–1  Chile
17 February Brazil  5–1  Venezuela
19 February Argentina  3–0  Venezuela
22 February Brazil  1–0  Chile
26 February Chile  4–0  Venezuela
Brazil  1–1  Argentina

Final Round[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Uruguay 3 3 0 0 9 3 +6 6
 Brazil 3 1 1 1 6 3 +3 3
 Argentina 3 1 0 2 4 10 –6 2
 Bolivia 3 0 1 2 3 6 –3 1


1 March Argentina  3–1  Bolivia
Uruguay  2–1  Brazil
5 March Brazil  4–0  Argentina
Uruguay  2–1  Bolivia
8 March Brazil  1–1  Bolivia
Uruguay  5–1  Argentina


 1981 South American Youth Championship 

Uruguay
Seventh title

Qualification to World Youth Championship[edit]

The two best performing teams qualified directly for the 1981 FIFA World Youth Championship.


Argentina also qualified, after winning an intercontinental play-off against New Zealand and Israel.[1] Matches were played in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Argentina 4 4 0 0 7 0 +7 8
 New Zealand 4 1 1 2 2 5 –3 3
 Israel 4 0 1 3 1 5 –4 1


18 March New Zealand  0–0  Israel
20 March Argentina  1–0  Israel
22 March Argentina  1–0  New Zealand
25 March Israel  1–2  New Zealand
27 March Argentina  3–0  New Zealand
29 March Argentina  2–0  Israel

External links[edit]

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