2003 South American U-20 Championship

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2003 South American U-20 Championship
2003 Sudamericano Sub-20
Tournament details
Host country Uruguay
Dates 4 January to 28 January
Teams 10 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Argentina (4th title)
Runners-up  Brazil
Third place  Paraguay
Fourth place  Colombia
Tournament statistics
Matches played 35
Goals scored 104 (2.97 per match)
Top scorer(s) Argentina Fernando Cavenaghi (8 goals)
2001
2005

The 2003 South American Youth Championship (Sudamericana sub-20) is a football competition contested by all ten U-20 national football teams of CONMEBOL. The tournament was held in Uruguay between 4 January and 28 January 2003, it was the 21st time the competition has been held and the 2nd to take place in Uruguay. Argentina won their 4th trophy.

Venues[edit]

City / Town Stadium Capacity
Montevideo Estadio Centenario 66,500
Colonia del Sacramento Estadio Suppici 12,000
Maldonado Estadio Domingo Burgueño 22,000

Format[edit]

The teams are separated in two groups of five, and each team plays four matches in a pure round-robin stage. The three top competitors advance to a single final group of six, wherein each team plays five matches. The top four teams in the final group qualify to the 2003 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Squads[edit]

For a list of all the squads in the final tournament, see 2003 South American Youth Championship squads.

The following teams entered the tournament:

First group stage[edit]

When teams finish level of points, the final order determined according to:

  1. superior goal difference in all matches
  2. greater number of goals scored in all group matches
  3. better result in matches between tied teams
  4. drawing of lots

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA
 Brazil 12 4 4 0 0 15 0
 Uruguay 9 4 3 0 1 10 4
 Ecuador 6 4 2 0 2 4 6
 Bolivia 3 4 1 0 3 3 12
 Peru 0 4 0 0 4 3 13

Results[edit]

5 January
21:00
Uruguay  2 - 0  Ecuador
Valdez Goal 41'
G. Rodríguez Goal 88'

7 January
17:15
Bolivia  0 - 7  Brazil
Carlos Alberto Goal 8'
Felipe Melo Goal 11'18'
Dagoberto Goal 20' (pen.)70'
Dudu Cearense Goal 72'
William Goal 89'
7 January
21:00
Peru  1 - 4  Uruguay
Farfán Goal 29' (pen.) G. Rodríguez Goal 3'
Martínez Goal 14'50'
Carlos Diogo Goal 44'

9 January
20:00
Bolivia  0 - 2  Ecuador
Jáuregui Goal 22' (o.g.)
Guerrón Goal 29'
10 January
22:00
Brazil  2 - 0  Uruguay
Daniel Carvalho Goal 25'76'

11 January
17:00
Ecuador  0 - 3  Brazil
Dagoberto Goal 29' (pen.)
William Goal 44'
Wendel Goal 80'
12 January
19:00
Bolivia  2 - 1  Peru
Arce Goal 9'61' Guevara Goal 68'

13 January
19:00
Ecuador  2 - 1  Peru
Miña Goal 78'
Borja Goal 90'
Farfán Goal 89' (pen.)
13 January
21:00
Uruguay  4 - 1  Bolivia
López Goal 11'
A. Rodríguez Goal 34'
Guerrero Goal 45+1'
Porta Goal 64'
J. L. Ortiz Goal 37'

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA
 Argentina 9 4 3 1 0 7 3
 Colombia 9 4 3 0 1 7 3
 Paraguay 6 4 2 0 2 7 10
 Chile 3 4 1 0 3 4 6
 Venezuela 3 4 1 0 3 1 4

Results[edit]

6 January
20:00
Paraguay  4 - 2  Chile
B López Goal 39'
Ávalos Goal 48'
D López Goal 63'65'
Rubio Goal 16'
Corrales Goal 51'
6 January
22:00
Argentina  2 - 1  Colombia
Cavenaghi Goal 45+2'82' (pen.) Montaño Goal 90+1' (pen.)

8 January
22:00
Chile  0 - 1  Argentina
Cavenaghi Goal 25'

10 January
22:00
Colombia  1 - 0  Chile
Montaño Goal 45' (pen.)

12 January
20:00
Venezuela  0 - 2  Chile
Rodríguez Goal 75' (o.g.)
Pinilla Goal 89'
12 January
22:00
Colombia  4 - 1  Paraguay
Ruiz Goal 15'
Acosta Goal 26'57'74'
D. López Goal 90'

14 January
20:00
Venezuela  0 - 1  Colombia
Ruiz Goal 55'
14 January
22:00
Paraguay  1 - 4  Argentina
Romero Goal 74' Rivas Goal 31'
Cavenaghi Goal 41'69'
Rodríguez Goal 55'

Final group[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA Dif
 Argentina 11 5 3 2 0 8 2 +6
 Brazil 10 5 3 1 1 8 5 +3
 Paraguay 9 5 2 3 0 8 6 +2
 Colombia 7 5 2 1 2 9 7 +2
 Uruguay 4 5 1 1 3 6 8 -2
 Ecuador 0 5 0 0 5 4 15 -11

Results[edit]

16 January
21:05
Uruguay  1 - 1  Argentina
Olivera Goal 32' Pisculichi Goal 82'
17 January
20:30
Ecuador  1 - 4  Colombia
Miña Goal 7' Montaño Goal 4'
Aguilar Goal 9'28'
Araújo Goal 91'
17 January
22:30
Brazil  1 - 1  Paraguay
Carlos Alberto Goal 20' Ávalos Goal 14'

19 January
21:05
Paraguay  2 - 1  Uruguay
D López Goal 51'
Martínez Goal 91'
Olivera Goal 24' (pen.)
20 January
20:30
Argentina  4 - 0  Ecuador
Rivas Goal 23'
Zabaleta Goal 33'
Cavenaghi Goal 63'75'
20 January
22:30
Colombia  2 - 3  Brazil
Dani Alves Goal 51' (o.g.)
Aguilar Goal 90'
Felipe Melo Goal 35'
William Goal 62'
Jean Goal 91'

22 January
21:05
Uruguay  2 - 1  Ecuador
Guerrero Goal 40'62' Barre Goal 65'
23 January
20:00
Colombia  1 - 1  Paraguay
Ruiz Goal 40' Ávalos Goal 2'

25 January
20:30
Colombia  2 - 1  Uruguay
Ruiz Goal 20'
Anchico Goal 87' (pen.)
Fernández Goal 8'
25 January
22:30
Ecuador  0 - 2  Brazil
Cleiton Xavier Goal 66'83'

28 January
18:00
Ecuador  2 - 3  Paraguay
Borja Goal 28'
Bolaños Goal 81' (pen.)
B. López Goal 44' (pen.)
Barreto Goal 73'
Rotela Goal 88'
28 January
20:00
Brazil  2 - 1  Uruguay
Dagoberto Goal 16'
Jussiê Goal 89'
Martínez Goal 64'
28 January
22:00
Argentina  1 - 0  Colombia
Cavenaghi Goal 75'

Winners[edit]

 2003 South American Youth Championship Winners 

Argentina
Fourth title

Qualifiers for 2003 FIFA U-20 World Cup[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

External links[edit]