El Salvador national under-21 football team

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El Salvador U21
Nickname(s) La Azulita
Association Federación Salvadoreña de Fútbol
Confederation CONCACAF (North America)
Head coach Mauricio Alfaro
First colours
Second colours

The El Salvador national under 21 football team, is the national under-21 football team of El Salvador and is controlled by the Federación Salvadoreña de Fútbol. The team competes in the international under-21 and youth football competitions. They compete for qualification to the Central American and Caribbean Games.


2010 FIFA suspension[edit]

On 11 May 2010, the FIFA Emergency Committee suspended the Salvadoran Football Association (FESFUT) on account of government interference. This decision by FIFA was based on the fact that the statutes ratified by the FESFUT general assembly in August 2009 had not been formally entered in the country's official register, and that the government had failed to acknowledge the authority of the Normalisation Committee set up to represent FESFUT.

On 25 May, El Salvador, which had qualified for both of the men's and women's 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games, were disqualified and be not included in the draw due to its suspension by FIFA over governmental interference in the affairs of the country's soccer federation.[1]

On 7 June, the CONCACAF lifted the ban, and allowed the male & female U-21 teams to participate once again in the CAC games.[2][3]

Fixtures and results[edit]

Date Tournament Location Home Team Score Away Team El Salvador Scorers
November 18, 2014
Estadio Luis “Pirata” Fuente  Jamaica 1-3  El Salvador
November 20, 2014
Estadio Luis “Pirata” Fuente  Mexico  El Salvador
November 22, 2014
Estadio Luis “Pirata” Fuente  El Salvador  Honduras


Current squad[edit]

The following 20–man squad was named for the 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Kevin Caravante El Salvador Luis Angel Firpo
1GK Rolando Morales (1994-03-01) March 1, 1994 (age 23) El Salvador Alianza

2DF Kevin Mendoza El Salvador Alianza
2DF Bryan Tamacas (1994-02-21) February 21, 1994 (age 23) El Salvador FAS
2DF Oliver Ayala (1994-01-04) January 4, 1994 (age 23) El Salvador Alianza
2DF Roberto Fuentes El Salvador Juventud Independiente
2DF Marvin Baumgartner (1993-01-13) January 13, 1993 (age 24) Switzerland Wettswil-Bonstetten
2DF Miguel Lemus (1993-10-26) October 26, 1993 (age 23) El Salvador FAS
2DF Juan Barahona (1996-02-12) 12 February 1996 (age 21) El Salvador Santa Tecla

3MF Santos Ortiz (1990-01-22) January 22, 1990 (age 27) El Salvador Dragón
3MF Bryan Landaverde (1995-05-27) May 27, 1995 (age 21) El Salvador UES
3MF Narciso Orellana El Salvador Isidro Metapan
3MF René Gómez (1993-01-08) January 8, 1993 (age 24) El Salvador Aguila
3MF Álvaro Lizama El Salvador Aguila
3MF Diego Coca (1994-08-26) August 26, 1994 (age 22) El Salvador Aguila

4FW Jairo Henríquez (1993-08-31) 31 August 1993 (age 23) Mexico Tlaxcala
4FW Kevin Sagastizado El Salvador Pasaquina
4FW Bryan Perez El Salvador Luis Angel Firpo
4FW Rafael Burgos (1988-06-03) June 3, 1988 (age 28) El Salvador C.D. FAS
4FW José Peña (1994-12-10) December 10, 1994 (age 22) Mexico UANL

Coaching staff[edit]

Head Coach El Salvador Mauricio Alfaro
Assistant Coach El Salvador Guillermo Rivera
Physical Coordinator El Salvador Juan Pablo Rodas
Goalkeeping Coach El Salvador Carlos Cañadas
Medical Trainer El Salvador Francisco Amaya

See also[edit]