Uruguay national under-20 football team

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Uruguay under-20
Nickname(s) Cains
La Celeste Olímpica (The Olympic Sky Blue)
La Celeste (The Sky Blue)
Association Asociación Uruguaya
de Fútbol
Confederation CONMEBOL (South America)
Head coach Fabián Coito
Captain Nicolás De La Cruz
Home stadium Estadio Centenario de Montevideo
FIFA code URU
First colours
Second colours
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Appearances 14 (first in 1979)
Best result Runners-up, 1997, 2013
South American Youth Football Championship
Appearances 27 (first in 1954)
Best result Winners, 1954, 1958, 1964, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1981, 2017

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

Competitive record[edit]

FIFA U-20 World Cup[edit]

FIFA U-20 World Cup Record
Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
Tunisia 1977 Fourth Place 4th 5 3 1 1 6 5
Japan 1979 Third Place 3rd 6 4 1 1 10 3
Australia 1981 Quarter-Finals 5th 4 3 0 1 6 2
Mexico 1983 Quarter-Finals 5th 4 2 1 1 7 5
Soviet Union 1985 Did Not Qualify
Chile 1987
Saudi Arabia 1989
Portugal 1991 Group Stage 15th 3 0 1 2 0 7
Australia 1993 Quarter-Finals 6th 4 2 1 1 6 5
Qatar 1995 Banned
Malaysia 1997 Runners-up 2nd 7 4 2 1 14 6
Nigeria 1999 Fourth Place 4th 7 2 2 3 7 8
Argentina 2001 Did Not Qualify
United Arab Emirates 2003
Netherlands 2005
Canada 2007 Round of 16 12th 4 1 1 2 4 6
Egypt 2009 Round of 16 11th 4 2 1 1 7 5
Colombia 2011 Group Stage 18th 3 0 2 1 1 2
Turkey 2013 Runners-up 2nd 7 4 2 1 10 3
New Zealand 2015 Round of 16 12th 4 1 2 1 3 3
South Korea 2017 Fourth Place 4th 7 3 4 0 7 3
Poland 2019 To be determined
Total 14/21 0 titles 69 31 21 17 88 63

South American Youth Football Championship[edit]

South American Youth Football Championship record
Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA +/– %
Venezuela 1954 Champions 1st 6 4 2 0 14 4 +10 066.67
Chile 1958 Champions 1st 5 2 3 0 13 9 +4 040.00
Colombia 1964 Champions 1st 6 4 1 1 8 5 +3 066.67
Paraguay 1967 Group Stage 7th 4 1 1 2 5 7 −2 025.00
Paraguay 1971 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 1 1 9 6 +3 060.00
Chile 1974 Runners-up 2nd 6 3 1 2 11 6 +5 050.00
Peru 1975 Champions 1st 6 3 3 0 9 3 +6 050.00
Venezuela 1977 Champions 1st 7 4 3 0 11 2 +9 057.14
Uruguay 1979 Champions 1st 6 5 1 0 12 1 +11 083.33
Ecuador 1981 Champions 1st 7 5 1 1 17 8 +9 071.43
Bolivia 1983 Runners-up 2nd 7 4 2 1 14 12 +2 057.14
Paraguay 1985 Fourth Place 4th 7 3 1 3 10 11 −1 042.86
Colombia 1987 Fourth Place 4th 7 4 1 2 13 9 +4 057.14
Argentina 1988 First Group Stage 10th 4 0 2 2 2 4 −2 000.00
Venezuela 1991 Third Place 3rd 7 3 4 0 13 5 +8 042.86
Colombia 1992 Runners-up 2nd 6 3 3 0 7 2 +5 050.00
Bolivia 1995 Did not participate
Chile 1997 Fourth Place 4th 9 4 4 1 14 8 +6 044.44
Argentina 1999 Runners-up 2nd 9 4 3 2 13 7 +6 044.44
Ecuador 2001 First Group Stage 7th 4 1 1 2 4 6 −2 025.00
Uruguay 2003 Final Group 5th 9 4 1 4 16 12 +4 044.44
Colombia 2005 Final Group 5th 9 2 5 2 13 10 +3 022.22
Paraguay 2007 Final Group 3rd 9 4 2 3 13 11 +2 044.44
Venezuela 2009 Final Group 3rd 9 6 1 2 21 16 +5 066.67
Peru 2011 Final Group 2nd 9 4 2 3 10 11 −1 044.44
Argentina 2013 Final Group 3rd 9 4 3 2 15 12 +3 044.44
Uruguay 2015 Final Group 3rd 9 5 2 2 15 5 +10 055.56
Ecuador 2017 Champions 1st 9 6 2 1 18 8 +10 066.67
Total 27/28 8 Titles 190 95 56 39 320 201 +119 050.00

Minor tournaments[edit]

Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA +/– %
Paraguay 2010 Copa Integración Latinoamericana Fourth Place 4th 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1 033.33
Colombia 2010 Copa Alcaldía de Medellín Runners-up 2nd 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1 033.33
Bolivia 2010 Copa Aerosur Sixth Place 6th 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 000.00
Uruguay 2010 100 Años de la Camiseta Celeste trophy Runners-up 2nd 1 0 1 0 1 1 +0 000.00
South Korea 2011 Suwon Cup Champions 1st 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1 033.33
Argentina 2012 Copa Provincia del Chaco Third Place 3rd 2 1 1 0 2 0 +2 050.00
Total 1 Title 15 4 7 4 16 16 +0 026.67

FIFA World Cup matches[edit]

World Cup matches (By team)
Team GP W D* L GS GA +/– %
 United States 4 3 0 1 10 4 +6 075.00
 Portugal 4 2 2 0 3 1 +2 050.00
 Ghana 3 1 2 0 6 5 +1 033.33
 Brazil 3 1 0 2 3 8 −5 033.33
 Hungary 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 100.00
 Poland 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 100.00
 England 2 1 1 0 1 0 +1 050.00
 Soviet Union 2 1 1 0 1 0 +1 050.00
 South Korea 2 1 0 1 2 2 +0 050.00
 Spain 3 1 1 1 3 8 −5 033.33
 Mali 2 0 0 2 1 3 −2 000.00
 Argentina 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3 000.00
 Guinea 1 1 0 0 5 0 +5 100.00
 Belgium 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 100.00
 Morocco 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 100.00
 Uzbekistan 2 2 0 0 7 0 +7 100.00
 Malaysia 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 100.00
 Germany 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 100.00
 Honduras 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 100.00
 Jordan 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 100.00
 Qatar 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 100.00
 Paraguay 1 0 1 0 2 2 +0 000.00
 France 1 0 1 0 1 1 +0 000.00
 New Zealand 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 050.00
 Ivory Coast 1 0 1 0 0 0 +0 000.00
 Australia 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1 000.00
 Japan 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1 000.00
 Romania 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1 000.00
 Cameroon 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1 000.00
 Syria 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1 000.00
 Zambia 1 0 0 1 0 2 −2 000.00
Total 51 23 13 15 68 54 +14 045.10

Current squad[edit]

The following players were selected to take part in the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Number Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1GK Santiago Mele (1997-09-06)6 September 1997 (aged 19) Spain Lleida
1GK Juan Tinaglini (1998-11-09)9 November 1998 (aged 18) Uruguay River Plate
1GK Adriano Freitas (1997-06-17)17 June 1997 (aged 19) Uruguay Peñarol
2DF Agustín Rogel (1997-10-17)17 October 1997 (aged 19) Uruguay Nacional
2DF Santiago Bueno (1998-11-09)9 November 1998 (aged 18) Spain Peralada-Girona B
2DF Emanuel Gularte (1997-09-30)30 September 1997 (aged 19) Uruguay Wanderers
2DF Matías Viña (1997-11-09)9 November 1997 (aged 19) Uruguay Nacional
2DF Mathías Olivera (1997-10-31)31 October 1997 (aged 19) Spain Getafe
2DF José Luis Rodríguez (1997-03-14)14 March 1997 (aged 20) Uruguay Danubio
3MF Marcelo Saracchi (1998-04-23)23 April 1998 (aged 19) Germany RB Leipzig
3MF Santiago Viera (1998-06-04)4 June 1998 (aged 18) Uruguay Liverpool
3MF Carlos Benavídez (1998-03-30)30 March 1998 (aged 19) Uruguay Defensor Sporting
3MF Facundo Waller (1997-04-09)9 April 1997 (aged 20) Uruguay Plaza Colonia
3MF Rodrigo Bentancur (1997-06-25)25 June 1997 (aged 19) Italy Juventus
3MF Federico Valverde (1998-07-02)2 July 1998 (aged 18) Spain Deportivo La Coruña
3MF Nicolás de la Cruz (1997-06-01)1 June 1997 (aged 19) Argentina River Plate
4FW Agustín Canobbio (1998-10-01)1 October 1998 (aged 18) Uruguay Peñarol
4FW Nicolás Schiappacasse (1999-01-12)12 January 1999 (aged 18) Spain Atlético Madrid B
4FW Joaquín Ardaiz (1999-01-11)11 January 1999 (aged 18) Belgium Royal Antwerp
4FW Rodrigo Amaral (1997-03-25)25 March 1997 (aged 20) Argentina Racing
4FW Juan Manuel Boselli (1999-11-09)9 November 1999 (aged 17) Uruguay Defensor Sporting

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