2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship

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2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship
Campeonato Sub-20 de CONCACAF (Spanish)
2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.png
Tournament details
Host country Jamaica
Dates 9–24 January 2015
Teams 12 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Mexico (13th title)
Runners-up  Panama
Third place  Honduras
 United States
Tournament statistics
Matches played 33
Goals scored 102 (3.09 per match)
Top scorer(s) Mexico Hirving Lozano
United States Romain Gall
(5 goals each)
Best player Panama Luís Pereira
Best goalkeeper Panama Jaime De Gracia
Fair play award  United States
2013
2017

The 2015 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship was an association football tournament that took place from 9 to 24 January 2015 in Jamaica. It determined the four CONCACAF teams that will participate at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand.[1]

Qualification[edit]

Team Qualification Appearances Previous best performances FIFA U-20 World Cup
Participations
North American zone
 Canada Automatic 21st Champions (1986, 1996) 8
 Mexico (TH) Automatic 24th Champions (1962, 1970, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1984, 1990, 1992, 2011, 2013) 13
 United States Automatic 22nd Runners-up (1980, 1982, 1986, 1992, 2009, 2013) 13
Central American zone qualified through the Central America qualifying
 Panama First place 9th Fourth place (2011) 4
 El Salvador Second place 15th Champions (1964) 1
 Honduras Third place 17th Champions (1982, 1994) 5
 Guatemala Fourth place 18th Runners-up (1962, 1973) 1
Caribbean zone qualified through the Caribbean qualifying
 Jamaica Host 19th Third Place (1970) 1
 Trinidad and Tobago Group A winner 18th Runners-up (1990) 2
 Cuba Group A runner-up 12th Runners-up (1970, 1974) 1
 Haiti Group B winner 7th Second Round (1978) 0
 Aruba Group B runner-up 1st 0

Note: no titles or runners-up between 1998 and 2007.
Bold indicates that the corresponding team was hosting the event.

Venues[edit]

In March 2014, Enrique Sanz invited nations to bid for the hosting rights of the tournament. The deadline for submissions was 14 April 2014.[2] On 23 July, it was announced that Jamaica would be the host nation.[3]

Kingston
2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship is located in Jamaica
Kingston
Kingston
Montego Bay
Montego Bay
Montego Bay
Independence Park.jpg
Independence Park Montego Bay Sports Complex
18°00′05″N 76°46′21″W / 18.001429°N 76.772525°W / 18.001429; -76.772525 (Independence Park) 18°27′29″N 77°55′17″W / 18.457930°N 77.921388°W / 18.457930; -77.921388 (Montego Bay Sports Complex)
Capacity: 35,000 Capacity: 7,000

New format[edit]

Previously there were four groups of three teams during the group stage of the competition, each team played a minimum of two games and the previous format had a total of 20 matches. For this tournament, there was two groups of six teams, each team played a minimum of five games and the competition had a total of 33 matches. CONCACAF stated that the new format would aid development and competition.[3]

The knockout phase, which included eight matches, comprised four quarter finals, two semi-finals, a third-place playoff and a final games was replaced with two playoff games and a final.

Draw[edit]

The draw took place on 30 October at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica.[4]

On 28 October 2014, CONCACAF announced the procedure of the draw.[5] The 12 teams were divided into three differing pots:

Pot Teams
Pot 1 (Caribbean)
Pot 2 (Central America)
Pot 3 (North America)
Pot A (Seeding for Group A) Six balls with a group positions, 1-6
Pot B (Seeding for Group B) Six balls with a group positions, 1-6

Prior to the draw, hosts Jamaica were assigned to position A1. Teams were grouped according to the order in which they were drawn, the odd numbered drawn teams were assigned a position from Pot A (Group A) and the even numbered draws were assigned a position from Pot B (Group B).[5]

Squads[edit]

Only players born on or after 1 January 1995 were eligible to play in the tournament. Each participating national association were required to provide a provisional list of 20-30 players to CONCACAF before 10 December 2014, and a final 20-man selection was required by 30 December 2014.[6]

Group stage[edit]

All times local: UTC−05:00.

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Panama 5 5 0 0 9 0 +9 15 Final and 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup
2  United States 5 3 1 1 12 2 +10 10 Playoff stage
3  Guatemala 5 3 1 1 6 2 +4 10
4  Trinidad and Tobago 5 1 1 3 7 7 0 4
5  Jamaica (H) 5 0 2 3 2 7 −5 2
6  Aruba 5 0 1 4 1 19 −18 1
Source: CONCACAF
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(H) Host.

9 January 2015 (2015-01-09)
15:00
Aruba  0–4  Panama
Report Díaz Goal 19'51'
Zorrilla Goal 30'
Samms Goal 36'

9 January 2015 (2015-01-09)
17:30
United States  1–1  Guatemala
Carter-Vickers Goal 59' Report Ruiz Goal 90'

9 January 2015 (2015-01-09)
20:00
Jamaica  2–2  Trinidad and Tobago
Smith Goal 68'
Flemmings Goal 90+4'
Report Andrews Goal 7'
Corbin Goal 15'

11 January 2015 (2015-01-11)
15:00
Trinidad and Tobago  5–1  Aruba
Mitchell Goal 3'78' (pen.)
Andrews Goal 16'
Corbin Goal 29' (pen.)
Muckette Goal 58'
Report Homoet Goal 90+2'

11 January 2015 (2015-01-11)
17:30
Panama  1–0  United States
Small Goal 78' Report

11 January 2015 (2015-01-11)
20:00
Jamaica  0–1  Guatemala
Report Robles Goal 27'

14 January 2015 (2015-01-14)
15:00
Guatemala  2–0  Trinidad and Tobago
Watson Goal 25' (o.g.)
Portillo Goal 88'
Report

14 January 2015 (2015-01-14)
17:30
Aruba  0–8  United States
Report Gall Goal 16'23' (pen.)32'
Spencer Goal 18'
Thompson Goal 26'
Hyndman Goal 30'
Jamieson Goal 48'
Moreno Goal 84'

14 January 2015 (2015-01-14)
20:00
Jamaica  0–2  Panama
Report Samms Goal 56'
Díaz Goal 86'

18 January 2015 (2015-01-18)
15:00
Panama  1–0  Trinidad and Tobago
Murillo Goal 78' Report

18 January 2015 (2015-01-18)
17:30
Guatemala  2–0  Aruba
Estrada Goal 42'
Bordon Goal 60'
Report

18 January 2015 (2015-01-18)
20:00
Jamaica  0–2  United States
Report Gall Goal 33' (pen.)70' (pen.)

21 January 2015 (2015-01-21)
15:00
Panama  1–0  Guatemala
Díaz Goal 65' Report

21 January 2015 (2015-01-21)
20:00
Jamaica  0–0  Aruba
Report

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Mexico 5 4 1 0 18 3 +15 13 Final and 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup
2  Honduras 5 3 1 1 11 9 +2 10 Playoff stage
3  El Salvador 5 2 2 1 9 8 +1 8
4  Cuba 5 1 1 3 5 17 −12 4
5  Canada 5 1 0 4 8 11 −3 3
6  Haiti 5 0 3 2 7 10 −3 3
Source: CONCACAF
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

10 January 2015 (2015-01-10)
15:00
Mexico  9–1  Cuba
Díaz Goal 1'20'
Martínez Goal 6'65' (pen.)
Lozano Goal 37'40'
Ramírez Goal 42'47'
Márquez Goal 70'
Report Sanamé Goal 3'

10 January 2015 (2015-01-10)
17:30
Honduras  2–2  El Salvador
Róchez Goal 6' (pen.)
Elis Goal 28'
Report Barahona Goal 84'
Villavicencio Goal 90' (pen.)

10 January 2015 (2015-01-10)
20:00
Haiti  1–3  Canada
Désiré Goal 29' Report Hamilton Goal 11'18'
Petrasso Goal 70' (pen.)

12 January 2015 (2015-01-12)
15:00
Canada  0–2  Mexico
Report Lozano Goal 30'
Pineda Goal 90+2'

12 January 2015 (2015-01-12)
17:30
Cuba  0–3  Honduras
Report Elis Goal 60'
Suazo Goal 65'
Benavidez Goal 83'

12 January 2015 (2015-01-12)
20:00
El Salvador  1–1  Haiti
Villavicencio Goal 27' Report Désiré Goal 89' (pen.)

15 January 2015 (2015-01-15)
15:00
El Salvador  3–2  Canada
Pérez Goal 43'
Villavicencio Goal 77'
Hernández Goal 90+4'
Report Boakai Goal 47'
Froese Goal 79'

15 January 2015 (2015-01-15)
17:30
Mexico  3–0  Honduras
Díaz Goal 15' (pen.)
Lozano Goal 31'
Guzmán Goal 89'
Report

15 January 2015 (2015-01-15)
20:00
Haiti  2–2  Cuba
Fernander Goal 57'
Cherenfant Goal 79'
Report Caballero Goal 28'
Torres Goal 90+2'

19 January 2015 (2015-01-19)
15:00
Cuba  2–1  Canada
López Goal 5'40' Report Farmer Goal 53'

19 January 2015 (2015-01-19)
17:30
El Salvador  1–3  Mexico
Moreno Goal 89' Report Ramírez Goal 62'
Díaz Goal 65'
Lozano Goal 68' (pen.)

19 January 2015 (2015-01-19)
20:00
Haiti  2–3  Honduras
Désiré Goal 40'69' Report Elis Goal 5'
Chirinos Goal 38'
Róchez Goal 72'

22 January 2015 (2015-01-22)
15:00
Cuba  0–2  El Salvador
Report Barahona Goal 57'87'

22 January 2015 (2015-01-22)
17:30
Honduras  3–2  Canada
Róchez Goal 23'83'
Castillo Goal 68'
Report Bustos Goal 19'
Hamilton Goal 41'

22 January 2015 (2015-01-22)
20:00
Haiti  1–1  Mexico
Saint-Vil Goal 53' Report Laínez Goal 39'

Final stage[edit]

In the final stage, if a match is level at the end of normal playing time, extra time is played (two periods of 15 minutes each) and followed, if necessary, by a penalty shoot-out to determine the winner.[6]

Playoff stage[edit]

The second-and third-place teams from each group were re-seeded by group stage results, with the best team facing the fourth-best team, and the second-best team facing the third-best team.

Seed Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 A  United States 5 3 1 1 12 2 +10 10
2 A  Guatemala 5 3 1 1 6 2 +4 10
3 B  Honduras 5 3 1 1 11 9 +2 10
4 B  El Salvador 5 2 2 1 9 8 +1 8
Source: CONCACAF
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

24 January 2015 (2015-01-24)
14:00
Guatemala  1–2  Honduras
Álvarez Goal 74' Report Chirinos Goal 39'
Elis Goal 56'

24 January 2015 (2015-01-24)
17:00
United States  2–0  El Salvador
Spencer Goal 37'
Arriola Goal 68'
Report

Honduras and the United States qualified to the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Final[edit]

24 January 2015 (2015-01-24)
20:00
Panama  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Mexico
Escobar Goal 73' (pen.) Report Martínez Goal 50'
  Penalties  
Díaz Penalty scored
Escobar Penalty scored
Samms Penalty missed
Small Penalty missed
2–4 Penalty scored Martínez
Penalty scored Díaz
Penalty scored Aguirre
Penalty scored Robles

Both Mexico and Panama qualified to the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Awards[edit]

Golden Ball
  • Panama Luis Pereira[7]
Golden Boot

The award was shared.[7]

  • United States Romain Gall
  • Mexico Hirving Lozano
Golden Glove
  • Panama Jaime De Gracia[7]
Fair Play Award
Best XI

Top goal scorers[edit]

Players with three or more goals:[8]

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals

Final Ranking[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1  Mexico 6 4 2 0 19 4 +15 14 Champions
2  Panama 6 5 1 0 10 1 +9 16 Runners-up
3  United States 6 4 1 1 14 2 +12 13 Won in
Qualifying Round
4  Honduras 6 4 1 1 13 10 +3 13
5  Guatemala 6 3 1 2 7 4 +3 10 Lost in
Qualifying Round
6  El Salvador 6 2 2 2 9 10 −1 8
7  Trinidad and Tobago 5 1 1 3 7 7 0 4 Eliminated in
Group stage
8  Cuba 5 1 1 3 5 17 −12 4
9  Canada 5 1 0 4 8 11 −3 3
10  Haiti 5 0 3 2 7 10 −3 3
11  Jamaica (H) 5 0 2 3 2 7 −5 2
12  Aruba 5 0 1 4 1 19 −18 1
Source: CONCACAF.com
(H) Host.

Note: Per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-out are counted as draws.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIFA U-20 World Cup: Qualifiers". fifa.com. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Costa Rica podría ser sede de un torneo juvenil de CONCACAF". Federación Costarricense de Fútbol. 27 March 2014. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Jamaica Set to Host CONCACAF Under-20 Championships in January". CONCACAF.com. 23 July 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Under-20 Championship draw held in Montego Bay". CONCACAF.com. October 30, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "U-20 Championship draw Thursday in Montego Bay". CONCACAF.com. 28 October 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "2015 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship Regulations". CONCACAF (via issuu.com). 29 October 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c d "TSG announces CU20 Best XI, Awards". concacaf.com. 25 January 2015. 
  8. ^ http://www.concacaf.com/category/under-20s-men/stats

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