El Salvador national under-21 football team

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El Salvador U21
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) La Azulita
Association Federación Salvadoreña de Fútbol
Confederation CONCACAF (North America)
Head coach Mauricio Alfaro
Asst coach Guillermo Rivera
First colours
Second colours

The El Salvador national under 21 football team, is the national under-21 football team of El Salvador and is controlled by the Federación Salvadoreña de Fútbol. The team competes in the international under-21 and youth football competitions. They compete for qualification to the Central American and Caribbean Games.


2010 FIFA suspension[edit]

On 11 May 2010, the FIFA Emergency Committee suspended the Salvadoran Football Association (FESFUT) on account of government interference. This decision by FIFA was based on the fact that the statutes ratified by the FESFUT general assembly in August 2009 had not been formally entered in the country's official register, and that the government had failed to acknowledge the authority of the Normalisation Committee set up to represent FESFUT.

On 25 May, El Salvador, which had qualified for both of the men's and women's 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games, were disqualified and be not included in the draw due to its suspension by FIFA over governmental interference in the affairs of the country's soccer federation.[1]

On 7 June, the CONCACAF lifted the ban, and allowed the male & female U-21 teams to participate once again in the CAC games.[2][3]


Current squad[edit]

The following 17–man squad was named for the 2013 Central American Games.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Rolando Morales (1994-03-01) 1 March 1994 (age 20) El Salvador FESA
18 1GK Wilberth Hernández (1994-04-05) 5 April 1994 (age 20)
17 2DF Kevin Ayala (1994-07-15) 15 July 1994 (age 19) El Salvador FESA
4 2DF Giovanni Zavaleta (1994-09-27) 27 September 1994 (age 19) United States Rush Soccer
3 2DF Bryan Bonilla (1992-12-21) 21 December 1992 (age 21) United States Rush Soccer
13 2DF Miguel Lemus (1993-10-26) 26 October 1993 (age 20) El Salvador FESA
5 2DF Alex Mejía (1994-11-01) 1 November 1994 (age 19) El Salvador FESA
15 3MF René Gómez (1993-01-08) 8 January 1993 (age 21) El Salvador FESA
16 3MF Melvin Alfaro (1993-03-06) 6 March 1993 (age 21) El Salvador FESA
12 3MF Kevin Barahona (1994-10-01) 1 October 1994 (age 19) United States Rush Soccer
10 3MF Diego Coca (1994-08-26) 26 August 1994 (age 19) United States Rush Soccer
8 3MF José Villavicencio (1995-01-24) 24 January 1995 (age 19) El Salvador FESA
11 3MF Alexander Suazo (1994-01-05) 5 January 1994 (age 20) El Salvador UES
9 4FW José Peña (1994-12-10) 10 December 1994 (age 19) El Salvador FESA
20 4FW Roberto González (1993-03-25) 25 March 1993 (age 21) El Salvador Santa Tecla
14 4FW Rommel Mejía (1994-02-04) 4 February 1994 (age 20) El Salvador Dragón
7 4FW Jairo Henríquez (1993-08-31) 31 August 1993 (age 20) El Salvador FESA

Coaching staff[edit]

Head Coach El Salvador Mauricio Alfaro
Assistant Coach El Salvador Guillermo Rivera
Physical Coordinator El Salvador Juan Pablo Rodas
Goalkeeping Coach El Salvador Carlos Cañadas
Medical Trainer El Salvador Francisco Amaya

Fixtures and results[edit]

Date Tournament Location Home Team Score Away Team El Salvador Scorers
March 7, 2013
San Jose, Costa Rica  El Salvador 5–0  Nicaragua Alexander Suazo Goal 23', Kevin Ayala Goal 45', José Peña Goal 72'75', Diego Coca Goal 83'
March 9, 2013
San Jose, Costa Rica  Belize 1–1  El Salvador Roberto González Goal 67'
March 11, 2013
San Jose, Costa Rica  Costa Rica 3–0  El Salvador
March 13, 2013
San Jose, Costa Rica  Honduras 3–0  El Salvador
March 15, 2013
CAG - 3R
San Jose, Costa Rica  El Salvador 2–1  Guatemala José Villavicencio Goal 75', Giovanni Zavaleta Goal 90+4'

See also[edit]