2007 South American U-20 Championship

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2007 South American U-20 Championship
2007 Sudamericano Sub-20
2007 South American U-20 Championship.svg
Tournament details
Host country Paraguay
Dates January 7 to 28
Teams 10 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Brazil (9th title)
Runners-up  Argentina
Third place  Uruguay
Fourth place  Chile
Tournament statistics
Matches played 35
Goals scored 101 (2.89 per match)
Top scorer(s) Uruguay Edinson Cavani (7 goals)
2005
2009

The 2007 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 Paraguay between January 7 and January 28, 2007, it was the 23rd time the competition has been held and the 4th to take place in Paraguay. Brazil finished undefeated, winning their 9th trophy.

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 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup, while the top two also qualify for the 2008 Olympic tournament (U-23).

Squads[edit]

For a list of all the squads in the final tournament, see 2007 South American Youth Championship squads.

The following teams entered the tournament:

First group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 4 3 1 0 10 4 +6 10
 Paraguay 4 2 0 2 3 1 +2 8
 Chile 4 2 0 2 10 7 +3 6
 Bolivia 4 1 1 2 4 8 –4 4
 Peru 4 0 0 4 4 11 –7 0
7 January 2007
19:50
Brazil  4–2  Chile
Lima Goal 46' Goal 65'
Pato Goal 71' Goal 76'
Report Isla Goal 18'
Sánchez Goal 73'
7 January 2007
22:00
Paraguay  0–0  Bolivia
Report

9 January 2007
19:50
Chile  0–1  Paraguay
Report Bogado Goal 15'
9 January 2007
22:00
Peru  1–2  Brazil
Ísmodes Goal 33' Report Lucas Goal 9' Goal 90'

11 January 2007
19:50
Bolivia  0–4  Chile
Report Larrondo Goal 15' Goal 32'
Vidangossy Goal 40' Goal 66'
11 January 2007
22:00
Peru  0–1  Paraguay
Report Huerta Goal 37' (o.g.)

13 January 2007
19:50
Chile  4–2  Peru
Medina Goal 9' Goal 70' (p)
Vidal Goal 64' Goal 79'
Report Elías Goal 34'
Larrondo Goal 86' (o.g.)
13 January 2007
22:00
Brazil  3–0  Bolivia
Luiz Adriano Goal 34'
Tchô Goal 70'
Pato Goal 86'
Report

15 January 2007
19:50
Bolivia  4–1  Peru
Pinedo Goal 34'
Campos Goal 75' (p) Goal 76' (p)
Fierro Goal 78'
Report Quiñónez Goal 18'
15 January 2007
22:00
Paraguay  1–1  Brazil
Benítez Goal 64' Report Tchô Goal 87'

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Colombia 4 3 0 1 5 3 +2 9
 Uruguay 4 2 1 1 6 5 +1 7
 Argentina 4 1 2 1 11 6 +5 5
 Ecuador 4 1 1 2 5 5 0 4
 Venezuela 4 1 0 3 3 11 –8 3

January 10, 2007
19:50
Uruguay  2–1  Ecuador
Cavani 49'
Figueroa 61'
Moreira 80'

January 12, 2007
19:50
Venezuela  1–3  Ecuador
Antón 85' Moreira 55'
Arroyo 73' (pen)
Ayoví 84'

January 14, 2007
22:00
Argentina  6–0  Venezuela
Mouche 11', 27', 62'
Moralez 43'
Sosa 86'
Di Santo 90'

January 16, 2007
22:00
Argentina  3–3  Uruguay
Di María 27', 42'
Sosa 45+1'
Cavani 6', 60' (pen)
Laens 77'

Final group[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA Dif
 Brazil 11 5 3 2 0 10 5 +5
 Argentina 9 5 2 3 0 4 2 +2
 Uruguay 7 5 2 1 2 7 6 +1
 Chile 6 5 1 3 1 10 6 +4
 Paraguay 6 5 2 0 3 7 9 -2
 Colombia 1 5 0 1 4 2 12 -10

Fixtures[edit]

January 19, 2007
Paraguay  1–3  Uruguay
Bogado 64' (pen) Kagelmacher 3'
Vonder Putten 14'
Cavani 26'
January 19, 2007
Colombia  0–5  Chile
Vidal 36'
Medina 53' 60'
Larrondo 72'
Arenas 84'
January 19, 2007
Brazil  2–2  Argentina
Luiz Adriano 28'
Lucas 60'
Sosa 47'
Cahais 58'

January 21, 2007
Brazil  2–2  Chile
Alexandre Pato 69'
Tchô 85'
Vidal 84', 90' (+4)
January 21, 2007
Colombia  0–2  Uruguay
Figueroa 56'
Cavani 90' (+3)

January 23, 2007
Argentina  0–0  Chile
January 23, 2007
Colombia  2–3  Paraguay
Chalar 17'
Pino 45 (+1)
Acuña 27' 73'
Benítez 60'
January 23, 2007
Brazil  3–1  Uruguay
David 15'
Alexandre Pato 32'
Edgar 38'
Cavani 81'

January 25, 2007
Chile  1–1  Uruguay
Medina 15' Díaz 90 (+1)'
January 25, 2007
Argentina  0–0  Colombia
January 25, 2007
Brazil  1–0  Paraguay
Danilinho 90'

January 28, 2007
Paraguay  3–2  Chile
Bogado 47'(pen)
Acuña 55'
Escobar 61
Medina 19'
Vidal 58'
January 28, 2007
Argentina  1–0  Uruguay
Acosta 90' (+2)
January 28, 2007
Brazil  2–0  Colombia
Lucas 25'
Edgar 45'

Winners[edit]

 2007 South American Youth Championship Winners 

Brazil
Ninth title

Qualifiers for the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup[edit]

Qualifiers for the 2008 Olympics Games of Beijing[edit]

Topscorers[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • Argentina and Brazil were looking to finish in the top 4 in order to qualify for the World Youth Championship, a competition which the two sides have thoroughly dominated, having won 9 of the 16 World Youth titles between them.
  • The hosts Paraguay were also hoping to do well, they had finished in the top two every time they have hosted the event before, but they had a disappointing campaign, finishing fifth, missing out on a place in the World Youth Championship altoghther.
  • Colombia were the defending champions and the only team other than Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay to have won the tournament on more than one occasion.
  • Chile were looking to qualify for the world Youth Championship, they managed to qualify in 2005 with only 5 points from 5 games, this time around they qualified with 6 points from 5 games.
  • Only two clubs from outside South America contributed more than one player to the tournament: