1997 South American U-20 Championship

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1997 South American Youth Championship
Tournament details
Host country Chile
Dates 16 January - 7 February
Teams 10
Final positions
Champions  Argentina (2nd title)
Runners-up  Brazil
Third place  Paraguay
Fourth place  Uruguay
Tournament statistics
Top scorer(s) Brazil Adaílton
1995
1999

The South American Youth Championship 1997 was held in Coquimbo, Iquique and La Serena, Chile. It also served as qualification for the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship.

Teams[edit]

The following teams entered the tournament:

First Round[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 4 4 0 0 17 4 +13 12
 Venezuela 4 2 1 1 9 15 –6 7
 Chile 4 2 0 2 8 8 0 6
 Peru 4 0 2 2 3 7 –4 2
 Ecuador 4 0 1 3 1 4 –3 1


Brazil  10–2  Venezuela
Chile  3–1  Peru
Brazil  2–1  Ecuador
Chile  3–4  Venezuela
Ecuador  0–1  Venezuela
Brazil  2–0  Peru
Venezuela  2–2  Peru
Chile  1–0  Ecuador
Peru  0–0  Ecuador
Chile  1–3  Brazil

Group 2[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Uruguay 4 3 1 0 7 3 +4 10
 Argentina 4 2 1 1 8 5 +3 7
 Paraguay 4 2 0 2 8 8 0 6
 Colombia 4 1 2 1 6 8 –2 5
 Bolivia 4 0 0 4 5 10 –5 0


Colombia  4–3  Bolivia
Argentina  5–2  Paraguay
Uruguay  3–1  Paraguay
Argentina  1–1  Colombia
Argentina  2–1  Bolivia
Uruguay  1–1  Colombia
Paraguay  2–0  Bolivia
Argentina  0–1  Uruguay
Colombia  0–3  Paraguay
Uruguay  2–1  Bolivia

Final Round[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Argentina 5 3 2 0 10 2 +8 11
 Brazil 5 2 2 1 9 6 +3 8
 Paraguay 5 2 2 1 5 6 –1 8
 Uruguay 5 1 3 1 7 5 +2 6
 Venezuela 5 1 1 3 7 11 –4 4
 Chile 5 0 2 3 5 13 –8 2


Argentina  3–0  Venezuela
Brazil  3–0  Paraguay
Chile  2–2  Uruguay
Paraguay  2–1  Venezuela
Argentina  1–1  Uruguay
Chile  2–4  Brazil
Venezuela  0–3  Uruguay
Argentina  2–0  Brazil
Chile  0–0  Paraguay
Brazil  2–2  Venezuela
Uruguay  1–2  Paraguay
Chile  0–3  Argentina
Uruguay  0–0  Brazil
Argentina  1–1  Paraguay
Chile  1–4  Venezuela


 1997 South American Youth Championship 

Argentina
Second title

Qualification to World Youth Championship[edit]

The four best performing teams qualified for the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship.

External links[edit]