Guatemala national under-20 football team
|Nickname(s)||La Azul y Blanco (The Blue and White)|
|Association||Federación Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala|
|Head coach||Guillermo Marzolini Morales|
|Captain||Elías Enoc Vásquez|
|Home stadium||Estadio Mateo Flores|
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.
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.
2011 U-20 World Cup
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. 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.
The following players were selected to compete in the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.
FIFA U-20 World Cup
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|2011||Round of 16||4||1||0||3||1||12|
|2013||Did Not Qualify|
|2015||Did Not Qualify|
Current technical staff
- (Spanish)Source: http://www.paraguay.com/deportes/almeida-hace-historia-en-el-futbol-de-guatemala-69234
- Source: http://www.goal.com/en-us/news/1679/us-national-team/2011/04/07/2429964/concacaf-u20-championship-quarterfinal-guatemala-2-1-usa
- Source: http://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matches/round=255641/match=300145867/index.html