Guatemala national under-20 football team

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 Guatemala U-20 national team
Nickname(s) La Azul y Blanco (The Blue and White)
Association Federación Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala
Confederation CONCACAF
Head coach Guillermo Marzolini Morales
Captain Elías Enoc Vásquez
Home stadium Estadio Mateo Flores
FIFA code GUA
First colours
Second colours

The Guatemala national Under-20 football team is the national under-20 age level football team of Guatemala, and represents the nation in under-20 international matches. The team has been managed by Paraguayan coach Ever Hugo Almeida since 2010.

The team qualified to the 2011 U-20 World Cup by finishing in the top 4 of the CONCACAF region at the 2011 CONCACAF U-20 Championship, earning the first participation in a World Cup finals tournament at any level for Guatemala.

History[edit]

At the 2011 CONCACAF U-20 Championship held in Guatemala City in March and April 2011, Guatemala advanced to the second round as second of a 3-team series which included Honduras and Jamaica. Guatemala then played a direct elimination quarterfinal match against the United States, and won 2-1 which secured a place in the top four and thus participation in the 2011 U-20 World Cup. The result was considered a significant upset by the international news media as the United States was one of the strongest teams in CONCACAF.[1][2]

2011 U-20 World Cup[edit]

Guatemala was drawn into Group D of the tournament along Nigeria, Croatia, and Saudi Arabia. Their debut match was a 0-5 loss against Nigeria.[3] Following a 6-0 loss to Saudi Arabia, Guatemala defeated Croatia 1-0 to advance to the Round of 16, where they were eliminated by losing 0-1 to Portugal.

Current players[edit]

The following players were selected to compete in the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.

No. Pos. Player Date of Birth (age) Club
1 1GK Nicholas Hagen {{birth date and

age2|2015|1|9|1996|8|2|df=y}}

Guatemala Municipal
2 2DF Kevin Grijalva {{birth date and

age2|2015|1|9|1995|1|9|df=y}}

Guatemala Comunicaciones
3 2DF Allen Yanes {{birth date and

age2|2015|1|9|1997|7|4|df=y}}

Guatemala Achik
4 2DF Nicolas Samayoa {{birth date and

age2|2015|1|9|1995|8|2|df=y}}

United States [[Florida

Gulf Coast University]]

5 3MF Luis De Leon {{birth date and

age2|2015|1|9|1995|11|14|df=y}}

Guatemala Comunicaciones
6 2DF Cristian Jiménez {{birth date and

age2|2015|1|9|1995|4|26|df=y}}

Guatemala Municipal
7 4FW Paolo Ortíz {{birth date and

age2|2015|1|9|1995|11|6|df=y}}

Guatemala Comunicaciones
8 4FW Kevin Bordon {{birth date and

age2|2015|1|9|1995|1|31|df=y}}

Guatemala Comunicaciones
9 4FW Mauro Portillo {{birth date and

age2|2015|1|9|1995|7|14|df=y}}

Guatemala Municipal
10 3MF Diego Alvarez {{birth date and

age2|2015|1|9|1995|2|4|df=y}}

Guatemala Comunicaciones
11 4FW Mario Hernández {{birth date and

age2|2015|1|9|1996|12|1|df=y}}

Guatemala Municipal
12 1GK Julio Ochoa {{birth date and

age2|2015|1|9|1995|9|4|df=y}}

Guatemala Malacateco
13 3MF Stheven Robles {{birth date and

age2|2015|1|9|1995|11|12|df=y}}

Guatemala Comunicaciones
14 3MF Andy Ruiz {{birth

date and age2|2015|1|9|1996|5|30|df=y}}

United States [[FC

Dallas]]

15 2DF Carlos Estrada {{birth date and

age2|2015|1|9|1997|9|12|df=y}}

Guatemala Malacateco
16 3MF Julio Ortiz {{birth date and

age2|2015|1|9|1995|1|1|df=y}}

Guatemala Comunicaciones
17 4FW Pablo Aguilar {{birth date and

age2|2015|1|9|1995|2|21|df=y}}

United States University of Virginia
18 3MF Benedicto Aldana {{birth date and

age2|2015|1|9|1996|5|2|df=y}}

Guatemala [[Heredia

Jaguares de Peten|Heredia]]

19 2DF José Morales {{birth date and

age2|2015|1|9|1996|12|3|df=y}}

Guatemala Municipal
20 2DF Mauricio Maltes {{birth date and

age2|2015|1|9|1996|12|29|df=y}}

Guatemala Suchitepequez

Competitive Record[edit]

FIFA U-20 World Cup[edit]

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
Tunisia 1977 Did Not Qualify
Japan 1979 Did Not Qualify
Australia 1981 Did Not Qualify
Mexico 1983 Did Not Qualify
Soviet Union 1985 Did Not Qualify
Chile 1987 Did Not Qualify
Saudi Arabia 1989 Did Not Qualify
Portugal 1991 Did Not Qualify
Australia 1993 Did Not Qualify
Qatar 1995 Did Not Qualify
Malaysia 1997 Did Not Qualify
Nigeria 1999 Did Not Qualify
Argentina 2001 Did Not Qualify
United Arab Emirates 2003 Did Not Qualify
Netherlands 2005 Did Not Qualify
Canada 2007 Did Not Qualify
Egypt 2009 Did Not Qualify
Colombia 2011 Round of 16 4 1 0 3 1 12
Turkey 2013 Did Not Qualify
New Zealand 2015 Did Not Qualify
Total 1/18 4 1 0 3 1 12

Current technical staff[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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