El Salvador national under-20 football team

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El Salvador Under 20
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) La Selecta, La Azulita
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
Total 1/19 3 1 0 2 2 7

Fixtures and results[edit]

2014 Firxture and results.

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
19 July 2014 Santa Tecla, El Salvador  Guatemala 2–2 U-20 CCQ
21 July 2014 San Salvador, El Salvador  Honduras 0–0 U-20 CCQ
25 July 2014 San Salvador, El Salvador  Nicaragua U-20 CCQ
27 July 2014 Santa Tecla, El Salvador  Panama U-20 CCQ
29 July 2014 San Salvador, El Salvador  Costa Rica U-20 CCQ

Key

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 18-man squad were called up for the 2015 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship qualifying.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Kevin Caravante El Salvador Luis Angel Firpo
2DF Carlos Cañas (1995-03-26) 26 March 1995 (age 19) United States Longwood University
2DF Bryan Tamacas El Salvador FAS
2DF Christian Renderos El Salvador Santa Tecla
4FW Roberto Fuentes El Salvador Turin FESA B
2DF Mauricio Cuellar El Salvador Santa Tecla Reserve
2DF Juan Barahona (1996-02-12) 12 February 1996 (age 18) El Salvador Turin FESA
2DF Nelson Moreno El Salvador Ciclon de Golfo
3MF Narciso Orellana El Salvador Isidro Metapan
3MF Bryan Landaverde (1995-05-27) May 27, 1995 (age 19) El Salvador Turin FESA
3MF Denis Pineda Mexico UANL
3MF Álvaro Lizama El Salvador Aguila
Carlos Jose Garcia El Salvador
3MF Romilio Hernández (1995-03-20) 20 March 1995 (age 19) United States Orlando City Soccer Club U-23
4FW Bryan Perez El Salvador Luis Angel Firpo
Josue Hernandez El Salvador Atletico Marte Reserve
Ronald Ventura (1996-04-11) April 11, 1996 (age 18) United States D.C. United U-17/U-18
Kerin Perlera El Salvador

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 Óscar Buendía El Salvador Atletico Marte Reserve March 2014
GK Jorge Zelaya El Salvador Aguila Reserve February 2014
DF Adán Resuleo El Salvador Turin FESA B v.  Honduras Preliminary squad; April 4, 2014
DF Marvin Ernesto Lovo El Salvador Santa Tecla February 2014
DF William Canales El Salvador Atletico Marte February 2014
MF José Villavicencio (1995-01-14) 14 January 1995 (age 19) 5 0 El Salvador Luis Angel Firpo v.  Honduras Preliminary squad; April 4, 2014
MF Omar Amaya El Salvador FAS v.  Honduras Preliminary squad; April 4, 2014
MF Óscar Rodríguez (1995-04-16) 16 April 1995 (age 19) El Salvador Luis Angel Firpo March 2014
MF César Flores El Salvador Luis Angel Firpo February 2014
MF Carlos Mata El Salvador Luis Angel Firpo Reserve February 2014
FW Daniel Luna El Salvador Luis Angel Firpo v.  Honduras Preliminary squad; April 4, 2014
FW Carlos Zamora El Salvador Luis Angel Firpo Reserve February 2014
FW Benjamín Díaz El Salvador Turin FESA B February 2014
FW Héctor Recinos El Salvador Turin FESA B March 2014
FW Santiago Gómez El Salvador Escuela de Fútbol Futuro March 2014
Óscar Almendáriz El Salvador UES March 2014
Carlos Aguilar El Salvador FAS Reserve v.  Honduras
Santiago Gomez El Salvador Atletico Marte Reserve v.  Honduras

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]

Head Coach El Salvador Mauricio Alfaro
Assistant Coach El Salvador Guillermo Rivera
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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