2007 South American U-20 Championship
|2007 Sudamericano Sub-20|
|Dates||January 7 to 28|
|Teams||10 (from 1 confederation)|
|Venue(s)||4 (in 4 host cities)|
|Champions||Brazil (9th title)|
|Goals scored||101 (2.89 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Edinson Cavani (7 goals)|
The 2007 South American Youth Championship (Sudamericana sub-20) is a football competition contested by all ten U-20 national football teams of CONMEBOL. The tournament was held in Paraguay between 7 January and 28 January 2007. It was the 23rd time the competition has been held and the fourth to take place in Paraguay. Brazil finished undefeated, winning their ninth trophy.
The teams are separated in two groups of five, and each team plays four matches in a pure round-robin stage. The three top competitors advance to a single final group of six, wherein each team plays five matches. The top four teams in the final group qualify to the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup, while the top two also qualify for the 2008 Olympic tournament (U-23).
For a list of all the squads in the final tournament, see 2007 South American Youth Championship squads.
The following teams entered the tournament:
First group stage
|Lima 46', 65'
Pato 71', 76'
|Ísmodes 33'||Report||Lucas 9', 90'|
|Report||Larrondo 15', 32'
Vidangossy 40', 66'
|Report||Huerta 37' (o.g.)|
|Medina 9', 70' (pen.)
Vidal 64', 79'
Larrondo 86' (o.g.)
|Luiz Adriano 34'
Campos 75' (pen.), 76' (pen.)
|Benítez 64'||Report||Tchô 87'|
|Abán 56'||Rodríguez 73'|
|Fazio 10'||Mosquera 71'
|Antón 85'||Moreira 55'
Arroyo 73' (pen.)
|Mouche 11', 27', 62'
Di Santo 90'
|Di María 27', 42'
|Cavani 6', 60' (pen.)
|Bogado 64' (pen.)||Kagelmacher 3'
Vonder Putten 14'
Medina 53', 60'
|Luiz Adriano 28'
|Vidal 84', 90+4'|
|Acuña 27', 73'
|David Braz 15'
|Medina 15'||Díaz 90+1'|
|Bogado 47' (pen.)
|2007 South American Youth Championship Winners|
Qualifiers for the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup
Qualifiers for the 2008 Olympics Games of Beijing
- Edinson Cavani 7
- Arturo Vidal 6
- Nicolás Medina 5
- Alexandre Pato 5
- Lucas 4
- Pablo Mouche 3
- Ismael Sosa 3
- Tchô 3
- Nicolás Larrondo 3
- Javier Acuña 3
- Cristian Bogado 3
- Argentina and Brazil were looking to finish in the top 4 in order to qualify for the World Youth Championship, a competition which the two sides have thoroughly dominated, having won 9 of the 16 World Youth titles between them.
- The hosts Paraguay were also hoping to do well, they had finished in the top two every time they have hosted the event before, but they had a disappointing campaign, finishing fifth, missing out on a place in the World Youth Championship altoghther.
- Colombia were the defending champions and the only team other than Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay to have won the tournament on more than one occasion.
- Chile were looking to qualify for the world Youth Championship, they managed to qualify in 2005 with only 5 points from 5 games, this time around they qualified with 6 points from 5 games.
- The club teams that contributed the most players to the tournament are:
- Only two clubs from outside South America contributed more than one player to the tournament: