El Salvador national under-20 football team

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El Salvador Under 20
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) La Selecta Sub 20
Association Federación Salvadoreña
de Fútbol
Confederation CONCACAF (North America)
Head coach Mauricio Alfaro
FIFA code SLV
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Curaçao 1 - 1 El Salvador El Salvador
(Panama City, Panama; March 6, 1962)
Biggest win
El Salvador El Salvador 8 - 0 Nicaragua 
(Guatemala City, Guatemala; August 17, 1982)
Biggest defeat

 Mexico 6 - 0 El Salvador El Salvador
(Havana, Cuba; September 29, 1970)

Records for competitive
matches only.

The El Salvador Under 20's football team, more commonly known as La Azulita, is controlled by Federación Salvadoreña de Fútbol and represents El Salvador in international Under 20 or youth football competitions.

Their first U-20 World Cup was at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup, where they saw their first victory at a major FIFA tournament (outside of beach soccer) to Australia by 2-1, scored respectively by Diego Coca and José Peña.

Competitive record[edit]

FIFA U-20 World Cup Record[edit]

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
Tunisia 1977 Did Not Qualify
Japan 1979
Australia 1981
Mexico 1983
Soviet Union 1985
Chile 1987
Saudi Arabia 1989
Portugal 1991
Australia 1993
Qatar 1995
Malaysia 1997
Nigeria 1999
Argentina 2001
United Arab Emirates 2003
Netherlands 2005
Canada 2007
Egypt 2009
Colombia 2011
Turkey 2013 Group Stage 3 1 0 2 2 7
New Zealand 2015 Did Not Qualify
Total 1/20 3 1 0 2 2 7

Fixtures and results[edit]

Date: Location: Opponent: Score* Competition: El Salvador scorers:
19 February 2014 San Salvador, El Salvador El Salvador Luis Angel Firpo 2–3 F José Villavicencio Goal 9' Bryan Perez Goal 21'
12 March 2014 Santa Ana, El Salvador El Salvador FAS 1–2 F Bryan Pérez Goal 70'
19 March 2014 San Salvador, El Salvador El Salvador Atletico Marte 2–1 F Bryan Pérez Goal 78' Aldair Rivera Goal 91'
26 March 2014 San Salvador, El Salvador El Salvador Alianza 2–2 F Josue Hernandez Goal 65', Josue Barahona Goal 86'
8 April 2014 San Salvador, El Salvador  Honduras 1–2 F Denis Pineda Goal 83'
30 May 2014 San Salvador, El Salvador El Salvador Atletico Marte 0–0 F
26 June 2014 San Salvador, El Salvador El Salvador Luis Angel Firpo 1–1 F
11 July 2014 San Salvador, El Salvador El Salvador FAS 1–1 F Josué Hernández
17 July 2014 San Salvador, El Salvador  Belize 6–0 U-20 CCQ Juan Barahona Goal 3' (pen.) Roberto Domínguez Goal 44' Bryan Pérez Goal 62' Josué Hernández Goal 77'88' Bryan Tamacas Goal 90+2'
19 July 2014 Santa Tecla, El Salvador  Guatemala 2–2 U-20 CCQ Juan Barahona Goal 64' (pen.) Josué Hernández Goal 78' (pen.)
21 July 2014 San Salvador, El Salvador  Honduras 0–0 U-20 CCQ
25 July 2014 San Salvador, El Salvador  Nicaragua 7–1 U-20 CCQ Pérez Goal 14' (pen.) Pineda Goal 29'46' Hernández Goal 35'44' Landaverde Goal 71' Ventura Goal 77'
27 July 2014 Santa Tecla, El Salvador  Panama 2–1 U-20 CCQ Pineda Goal 30' Dominguez Goal 82'
29 July 2014 San Salvador, El Salvador  Costa Rica 1–2 U-20 CCQ Pineda Goal 58'
10 January 2015 Montego Bay Sports Complex, Montego Bay  Honduras 2–2 U-20 CC
12 January 2015 Montego Bay Sports Complex, Montego Bay  Haiti 1–1 U-20 CC
15 January 2015 Montego Bay Sports Complex, Montego Bay  Canada 3–2 U-20 CC
19 January 2015 Montego Bay Sports Complex, Montego Bay  Mexico U-20 CC
22 January 2015 Montego Bay Sports Complex, Montego Bay  Cuba U-20 CC

Key

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 20-man squad were called up for the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.

No. Pos. Player Date of Birth (age) Club
1 1GK Carlos Cañas (1995-03-26)26 March 1995 (aged 19) United States Longwood Lancers
2 2DF Nelson Moreno (1996-11-23)23 November 1996 (aged 18) El Salvador Club Social Ciclón del Golfo
3 2DF Roberto Dominguez (1997-05-09)9 May 1997 (aged 17) El Salvador Juventud Independiente
4 2DF Bryan Tamacas (1995-02-21)21 February 1995 (aged 19) El Salvador C.D. FAS
5 2DF Edwin Cuellar (1995-06-17)17 June 1995 (aged 19) El Salvador Santa Tecla F.C.
6 3MF Narciso Orellana (1995-01-28)28 January 1995 (aged 19) El Salvador A.D. Isidro Metapán
7 3MF Alvaro Lizama (1995-05-24)24 May 1995 (aged 19) El Salvador C.D. Aguila
8 3MF Alvaro Guardado (1995-09-11)11 September 1995 (aged 19) El Salvador Juventud Independiente
9 4FW Bryan Pérez (1996-03-04)4 March 1996 (aged 18) El Salvador C.D. Luis Angel Firpo
10 3MF Josue Hernandez (1996-06-02)2 June 1996 (aged 18) El Salvador C.D. Atletico Marte
11 3MF Jose Villavicencio (1995-01-24)24 January 1995 (aged 19) El Salvador C.D. FAS
12 2DF Cesar Flores (1995-03-17)17 March 1995 (aged 19) El Salvador C.D. Luis Angel Firpo
13 4FW Jonathan Miranda (1995-02-15)15 February 1995 (aged 19) El Salvador Audaz
14 3MF Andres Flores Jaco (1995-01-20)20 January 1995 (aged 19) El Salvador Alianza F.C.
15 4FW William Canales (1995-02-18)18 February 1995 (aged 19) El Salvador C.D. Atletico Marte
16 3MF Eduardo Merino (1995-12-21)21 December 1995 (aged 19) El Salvador C.D. Atletico Marte
17 2DF Juan Barahona (1995-02-12)12 February 1995 (aged 19) El Salvador Santa Tecla F.C.
18 1GK Nicolas Pacheco (1995-04-07)7 April 1995 (aged 19) El Salvador C.D. FAS
19 3MF Julio Amaya (1995-03-29)29 March 1995 (aged 19) El Salvador Marte Soyapango
20 3MF Romilio Hernandez (1995-03-20)20 March 1995 (aged 19) United States University of Louisville
21 3MF Kelvin Argueta (1991-03-20)20 March 1991 (aged 23) El Salvador Fuerte San Francisco

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up to the El Salvador U-20 squad in the past 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Kevin Caravantes El Salvador Luis Angel Firpo 2015 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship qualifying
DF Christian Renderos El Salvador UES 2015 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship qualifying
MF Bryan Landaverde (1995-05-27) May 27, 1995 (age 20) El Salvador UES 2015 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship qualifying
MF Denis Pineda (1996-04-01) April 1, 1996 (age 19) Mexico UANL 2015 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship qualifying
Carlos Jose Garcia El Salvador FAS 2015 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship qualifying
Ronald Ventura (1996-04-11) April 11, 1996 (age 19) United States D.C. United U-18 2015 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship qualifying
Kerin Perlera El Salvador Luis Angel Firpo 2015 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship qualifying

2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup squad[edit]

Head coach: Mauricio Alfaro El Salvador[1]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Rolando Morales (1994-03-01)01 March 1994 (aged 19) El Salvador Turín-FESA
2 2DF Oliver Ayala (1994-01-04)04 January 1994 (aged 19) Mexico León
3 3MF Tomás Granitto (1993-06-12)12 June 1993 (aged 20) United States Florida Gulf Coast University
4 2DF Giovanni Zavaleta (1994-09-27)27 September 1994 (aged 18) El Salvador Turín-FESA
5 3MF Romilio Hernández (1995-06-06)06 June 1995 (aged 18) United States Baltimore Bays
6 2DF Marvin Baumgartner (1993-01-13)13 January 1993 (aged 20) Switzerland Zürich
7 3MF Jairo Henríquez (1993-08-31)31 August 1993 (aged 19) El Salvador Turín-FESA
8 3MF José Villavicencio (1995-01-24)24 January 1995 (aged 18) El Salvador Turín-FESA
9 4FW José Peña (1994-12-10)10 December 1994 (aged 18) El Salvador Turín-FESA
10 3MF Diego Coca (1994-08-26)26 August 1994 (aged 18) El Salvador Turín-FESA
11 4FW Maikon Orellana (1993-11-12)12 November 1993 (aged 19) Denmark Brøndby
12 2DF Kevin Barahona (1994-10-01)01 October 1994 (aged 18) El Salvador Turín-FESA
13 2DF Miguel Lemus (1993-10-26)26 October 1993 (aged 19) El Salvador Turín-FESA
14 3MF Óscar Rodríguez (1995-04-16)16 April 1995 (aged 18) El Salvador Atlético San José
15 3MF René Gómez (1993-01-08)08 January 1993 (aged 20) El Salvador Turín-FESA
16 3MF Benjamín Díaz (1993-05-08)08 May 1993 (aged 20) United States University of the District of Columbia
17 2DF Kevin Ayala (1994-07-15)15 July 1994 (aged 18) El Salvador Turín-FESA
18 1GK Adolfo Menéndez, Jr. (1993-07-03)03 July 1993 (aged 19) El Salvador FAS
19 3MF Bernardo Majano (1995-12-09)09 December 1995 (aged 17) United States D.C. United
20 4FW Roberto González (1993-03-25)25 March 1993 (aged 20) El Salvador Santa Tecla
21 1GK Carlos Cañas (1994-09-09)09 September 1994 (aged 18) United States Longwood University

Personnel[edit]

Current staff[edit]

Info may be outdated

Head Coach El Salvador Mauricio Alfaro
Assistant Coach El Salvador Geovanie Trigueros
GK Coach El Salvador Raúl Antonio García
Physical Coordinator Argentina Esteban Rodolfo Coppia
Medical Trainer El Salvador José María Rivas
Kinesiologist El Salvador José Luis Rodríguez
Equipment Manager El Salvador Abraham Beltrán

Manager History[edit]

Record versus other nations[edit]

Records for competitive matches only. As of 03-01-13

Nat P W D L GF GA GD
 Antigua and Barbuda 1 1 0 0 5 0 +5
 Australia 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1
 Barbados 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3
 Belize 3 2 0 1 8 4 +4
 Bermuda 2 2 0 0 5 2 +3
 Canada 5 0 1 4 1 6 -5
 Colombia 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3
 Costa Rica 8 1 2 5 6 13 -7
 Cuba 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1
 Curaçao 6 3 2 1 9 5 +4
 Grenada 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3
 Guatemala 12 3 3 6 13 20 -7
 Guyana 1 1 0 5 5 0 +5
 Haiti 2 1 0 1 5 2 +3
 Honduras 6 2 1 4 8 14 -6
 Jamaica 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2
 Mexico 7 0 0 7 2 22 -10
 Nicaragua 6 5 1 0 26 5 +21
 Panama 7 4 0 3 13 13 0
 Suriname 1 0 0 1 1 6 -5
 Trinidad and Tobago 4 1 2 1 4 5 -1
 Turkey 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3
 United States 7 3 1 3 11 9 +2

Honours[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Completa la nómina de la Selección Sub-20 para Copa del Mundo Turquía 2013" (in Spanish). www.culebritamacheteada.sv. 2013-05-23. 

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