Paraguay men's national under-20 football team

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Paraguay
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Asociación Paraguaya
de Fútbol
Confederation CONMEBOL (South America)
Head coach Paraguay Víctor Genés
Captain Gustavo Gómez
Home stadium Estadio Defensores del Chaco
FIFA code PAR
First colours
Second colours
First international
NA
Best result FIFA U-20 World Cup
Fourth Place 1 time (2001)
South American Youth Championship
First Place 1 time (1971)
Runner-up 4 times (1964, 1967, 1985, 2009)
Third Place 6 times (1974, 1977, 1979, 1997, 2001, 2003)
Fourth Place 1 time (1999)

Paraguay national under-20 football team represents Paraguay in international football competitions such as FIFA U-20 World Cup and South American Youth Championship.

Overview[edit]

The under-20 Paraguay national football team has seen and delivered along the years many of Paraguay's best talents such as Juan Bautista Agüero, Julio César Romero, Roberto Cabañas, Paulo Da Silva, Justo Villar, Salvador Cabañas and Roque Santa Cruz.

The team has participated in 8 events of the FIFA World Youth Championship and the best performance came in the 2001 World Cup held in Argentina, when Paraguay finished in the fourth place. The best performance at the South American level came in 1971 when they won the South American Youth Championship (also known as "Juventud de América"), along with four runners-up finishes in 1964, 1967, 1985 and 2009.

Paraguay has qualified for 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup that was held in Egypt.

Current talents for the Paraguay squad include Hernán Pérez, Robin Ramírez, Nicolás Martínez, Federico Santander and Joel Silva.[1]

Tournament records[edit]

FIFA U-20 World Cup[edit]

FIFA U-20 World Cup
Hosts / Year Result GP W D L GS GA
Tunisia 1977 Group Stage 3 2 0 1 6 2
Japan 1979 Quarterfinals 4 2 1 1 8 3
Australia 1981 Didn't Qualify - - - - - -
Mexico 1983 Didn't Qualify - - - - - -
Soviet Union 1985 Group Stage 3 0 1 2 3 6
Chile 1987 Didn't Qualify - - - - - -
Saudi Arabia 1989 Didn't Qualify - - - - - -
Portugal 1991 Didn't Qualify - - - - - -
Australia 1993 Didn't Qualify - - - - - -
Qatar 1995 Didn't Qualify - - - - - -
Malaysia 1997 Group Stage 3 0 2 1 5 6
Nigeria 1999 Round of 16 4 2 1 1 7 8
Argentina 2001 Fourth place 7 3 1 3 8 11
United Arab Emirates 2003 Round of 16 4 2 0 2 4 4
Netherlands 2005 Didn't Qualify - - - - - -
Canada 2007 Didn't Qualify - - - - - -
Egypt 2009 Round of 16 4 1 2 1 2 4
Colombia 2011 Didn't Qualify - - - - - -
Turkey 2013 Round of 16 4 1 2 1 3 3
New Zealand 2015 TBA
Total 8/19 36 13 10 13 46 47

Current squad[edit]

Team of the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Head coach: Victor Genes Paraguay[2]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Diego Morel (1993-12-15)15 December 1993 (aged 19) Paraguay Libertad
2 2DF Miller Mareco (1994-01-31)31 January 1994 (aged 19) Paraguay Rubio Ñu
3 2DF Teodoro Paredes (1993-04-01)01 April 1993 (aged 20) Paraguay Cerro Porteño
4 2DF Junior Alonso (1993-02-09)09 February 1993 (aged 20) Paraguay Cerro Porteño
5 2DF Gustavo Gómez (1993-05-06)06 May 1993 (aged 20) Paraguay Libertad
6 3MF Iván Ramírez (1994-12-08)08 December 1994 (aged 18) Paraguay Libertad
7 4FW Antonio Sanabria (1996-03-04)04 March 1996 (aged 17) Spain FC Barcelona
8 3MF Ángel Cardozo (1994-10-19)19 October 1994 (aged 18) Paraguay Rubio Ñu
9 4FW Cláudio Correa (1993-05-03)03 May 1993 (aged 20) Paraguay Sportivo Luqueño
10 4FW Derlis González (1994-03-20)20 March 1994 (aged 19) Paraguay Guaraní
11 4FW Cecilio Domínguez (1994-08-11)11 August 1994 (aged 18) Paraguay Sol de América
12 1GK Alejandro Bogado (1994-07-28)28 July 1994 (aged 18) Paraguay Guaraní
13 4FW Brian Montenegro (1993-06-10)10 June 1993 (aged 20) Paraguay Rubio Ñu
14 2DF Aquilino Gimenez (1993-04-21)21 April 1993 (aged 20) Paraguay Olimpia
15 3MF Robert Piris (1994-07-26)26 July 1994 (aged 18) Paraguay Rubio Ñu
16 3MF Miguel Almiron (1994-02-10)10 February 1994 (aged 19) Paraguay Cerro Porteño
17 2DF Jorge Balbuena (1993-06-07)07 June 1993 (aged 20) Paraguay Cerro Porteño
18 3MF Jorge Rojas (1993-01-07)07 January 1993 (aged 20) Portugal Benfica
19 2DF Matías Pérez (1994-01-04)04 January 1994 (aged 19) Paraguay Nacional
20 4FW Juan Villamayor (1994-03-29)29 March 1994 (aged 19) Paraguay Libertad
21 1GK Armando Vera (1993-02-04)04 February 1993 (aged 20) Paraguay Libertad

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