Guatemala U-20 national team
Nickname(s)La Azul y Blanco (The Blue and White)
AssociationFederación Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala
ConfederationCONCACAF
Head coachMarvin Cabrera
CaptainJonathan Franco
Home stadiumEstadio Doroteo Guamuch Flores
FIFA codeGUA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Appearances2 (first in 2011)
Best resultRound of 16 : 2011
CONCACAF Under-20 Championship
Appearances20 (first in 1962)
Best resultRunner-ups  : 1962, 1973

The Guatemala national Under-20 football team is the national under-20 age level football team of Guatemala, and represents the nation in under-20 international matches.

The team qualified to the 2011 U-20 World Cup by finishing in the top 4 of the CONCACAF region at the 2011 CONCACAF U-20 Championship, earning the first participation in a World Cup finals tournament at any level for Guatemala.

History

At the 2011 CONCACAF U-20 Championship held in Guatemala City in March and April 2011, Guatemala advanced to the second round as second of a 3-team series which included Honduras and Jamaica. Guatemala then played a direct elimination quarterfinal match against the United States, and won 2-1 which secured a place in the top four and thus participation in the 2011 U-20 World Cup. The result was considered a significant upset by the international news media as the United States was one of the strongest teams in CONCACAF.[1][2]

2011 U-20 World Cup

Guatemala was drawn into Group D of the tournament along Nigeria, Croatia, and Saudi Arabia. Their debut match was a 0-5 loss against Nigeria.[3] Following a 6-0 loss to Saudi Arabia, Guatemala defeated Croatia 1-0 to advance to the Round of 16, where they were eliminated by losing 0-1 to Portugal.

2023 U-20 World Cup

Groups were drawn for the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup in April 2023, and Guatemala was placed in Group A alongside New Zealand, Uzbekistan, and Argentina.[4] Guatemala's first match was a 1–0 loss to New Zealand, followed by a 3–0 loss to Argentina. In their final match of the group stage, Uzbekistan defeated Guatemala 2–0, which resulted in Guatemala's elimination from the tournament.[5]

Results and fixtures

Main article: Guatemala national football team results

The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

2022

June 21 2022 CONCACAF U-20 Championship Guatemala  3–1  Panama Tegucigalpa, Honduras
18:30
  • Juárez 17'
  • Ordoñez 45+3'
  • Santos 69'
Report
  • Tejada 35'
Stadium: Estadio Nacional
Referee: Keylor Herrera
June 23 2022 CONCACAF U-20 Championship Guatemala  2–1  Aruba Tegucigalpa, Honduras
14:00
Report
  • E. Nedd 14'
Stadium: Estadio Nacional
Referee: Ricardo Montero
June 26 2022 CONCACAF U-20 Championship Guatemala  1–1 (a.e.t.)
(4–3 p)
 Canada Tegucigalpa, Honduras
14:00 O. Villagrán 120' Report K. Habibullah Stadium: Estadio Nacional
Referee: Daneon Parchment
Penalties
Santos soccer ball with check mark
Urizar soccer ball with check mark
Franco soccer ball with check mark
Bantes soccer ball with red X
Villagrán soccer ball with check mark
soccer ball with check mark Pellegrino
soccer ball with red X Poku
soccer ball with check mark Ferdinand
soccer ball with red X Smith
soccer ball with check mark Habibullah
29 June 2022 CONCACAF U-20 Championship QF Mexico  1–1 (a.e.t.)
(1–2 p)
 Guatemala San Pedro Sula, Honduras
20:00
Report Stadium: Estadio Olímpico
Referee: Said Martínez (Honduras)
Penalties
  • Gaitán soccer ball with check mark
  • Cardoza soccer ball with check mark
  • Santos soccer ball with red X
  • Bantes soccer ball with red X
1 July 2022 (2022-07-01) 2022 CONCACAF U-20 Championship Dominican Republic  2–2 (a.e.t.)
(4–2 p)
 Guatemala San Pedro Sula, Honduras
20:00
Report
Stadium: Estadio Morazán
Referee: Daneon Parchment (Jamaica)
Penalties
  • Jungbauer soccer ball with check mark
  • Montes de Oca soccer ball with red X
  • Azcona soccer ball with check mark
  • De Peña soccer ball with check mark
  • María soccer ball with check mark
3 August Friendly Bay Cities FC 0–1  Guatemala Redwood City, California
19:30 Report
  • 29'
Stadium: Sequoia High School
Attendance: 3,500
18 September Friendly  Guatemala 3–0  Honduras New Orleans, United States
19:30 Report Stadium: Pan American

2023

17 February 2023 (2023-02-17) 2023 PSSI U-20 Mini Tournament New Zealand  1–3  Guatemala Jakarta, Indonesia
16:30 UTC+7 Colloty 7' Report
  • Cordozza 54'
  • Bantes 60'
  • Avendaño 80'
Stadium: Gelora Bung Karno Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Fariq Hitaba (Indonesia)
19 February 2023 (2023-02-19) 2023 PSSI U-20 Mini Tournament Fiji  1–3  Guatemala Jakarta, Indonesia
16:30 UTC+7 Razool 13' Report
  • Munoz 68'
  • Bantes 82'
  • Palencia 90+1'
Stadium: Gelora Bung Karno Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Aprisman Aranda (Indonesia)
21 February 2023 (2023-02-21) 2023 PSSI U-20 Mini Tournament Indonesia  0-1  Guatemala Jakarta, Indonesia
19:30 UTC+7 Report Solorzano 22' Stadium: Gelora Bung Karno Stadium
Referee: Thoriq Alkatiri (Indonesia)
20 May 2023 (2023-05-20) 2023 FIFA U20 WC GS Guatemala  0–1  New Zealand Estadio Único Madre de Ciudades, Santiago del Estero
15:00 Report Garbett 80' Attendance: 15,100
Referee: Abongile Tom (South Africa)
23 May 2023 (2023-05-23) 2023 FIFA U20 WC GS Guatemala  0-3  Argentina Estadio Único Madre de Ciudades, Santiago del Estero
18:00 Report
Attendance: 37,033
Referee: Halil Umut Meler (Türkiye)
26 May 2023 (2023-05-26) 2023 FIFA U20 WC GS Guatemala  0-2  Uzbekistan Estadio San Juan del Bicentenario, San Juan
18:00 Report
  • Nematjonov 9', 20'
Attendance: 15,357
Referee: Mohamed Marouf (Egypt)

Current squad

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Fausto Delgado (2005-09-23) 23 September 2005 (age 18) 0 0 Guatemala Global Soccer Academy
1GK Jorge Moreno (2004-12-28) 28 December 2004 (age 19) 3 0 Guatemala Comunicaciones
1GK David Aldana (2003-04-24) 24 April 2003 (age 20) 0 0 Guatemala Municipal

2DF Andy Dominguez (2003-02-18) 18 February 2003 (age 21) 0 0 Guatemala Comunicaciones
2DF Emerson Raymundo (2003-04-21) 21 April 2003 (age 20) 0 0 Guatemala Suchitepéquez
2DF Jonathan Franco (2003-07-26) 26 July 2003 (age 20) 4 0 Guatemala Municipal
2DF Mathius Gaitán (2003-01-31) 31 January 2003 (age 21) 3 0 Guatemala Municipal
2DF Arian Recinos (2005-02-03) 3 February 2005 (age 19) 3 0 United States New York Red Bulls
2DF Jeshua Urizar (2004-10-19) 19 October 2004 (age 19) 4 0 Guatemala Mixco

3MF Daniel Cardoza (2004-03-15) 15 March 2004 (age 20) 3 0 Guatemala Comunicaciones
3MF Néstor Cabrera (2003-11-12) 12 November 2003 (age 20) 4 0 United States Queensboro FC
3MF Randall Corado (2004-09-01) 1 September 2004 (age 19) 4 0 Guatemala Municipal
3MF Edy Palencia (2004-01-06) 6 January 2004 (age 20) 4 0 Guatemala Comunicaciones
3MF Allan Juárez (2004-02-02) 2 February 2004 (age 20) 3 2 United States San Jose Earthquakes
3MF Figo Montaño (2004-04-07) 7 April 2004 (age 19) 4 0 Guatemala Municipal
3MF Rudy Muñoz (2005-02-06) 6 February 2005 (age 19) 3 0 Guatemala Municipal
3MF José Espinoza (2003-09-10) 10 September 2003 (age 20) 0 0 Guatemala Zacapa
3MF Carlos Santos (2003-08-05) 5 August 2003 (age 20) 4 1 Guatemala Iztapa

4FW Jefry Bantes (2004-03-08) 8 March 2004 (age 20) 3 0 Guatemala Municipal
4FW Arquimides Ordóñez (2003-08-05) 5 August 2003 (age 20) 4 3 United States FC Cincinnati
4FW Anderson Villagrán (2003-05-10) 10 May 2003 (age 20) 2 1 Guatemala Malacateco

Competitive record

FIFA U-20 World Cup

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
Tunisia 1977 Did not qualify
Japan 1979
Australia 1981
Mexico 1983
Soviet Union 1985
Chile 1987
Saudi Arabia 1989
Portugal 1991
Australia 1993
Qatar 1995
Malaysia 1997
Nigeria 1999
Argentina 2001
United Arab Emirates 2003
Netherlands 2005
Canada 2007
Egypt 2009
Colombia 2011 Round of 16 4 1 0 3 1 12
Turkey 2013 Did not qualify
New Zealand 2015
South Korea 2017
Poland 2019
Argentina 2023 Groups stage 3 0 0 3 0 6
Chile 2025 To be determined
Total 2/24 7 1 0 6 1 18

Current technical staff

See also

References

  1. ^ (in Spanish)Source: http://www.paraguay.com/deportes/almeida-hace-historia-en-el-futbol-de-guatemala-69234
  2. ^ Source: http://www.goal.com/en-us/news/1679/us-national-team/2011/04/07/2429964/concacaf-u20-championship-quarterfinal-guatemala-2-1-usa
  3. ^ "FIFA U-20 World Cup: Nigeria 5:0 (2:0) Guatemala - Summary". web.archive.org. 2011-11-22. Retrieved 2024-03-04.
  4. ^ "FIFA U-20 World Cup Argentina 2023™ match schedule and host cities announced". www.fifa.com. Retrieved 2024-03-04.
  5. ^ https://www.fifa.com/fifaplus/en/tournaments/mens/u20worldcup/argentina-2023/scores-fixtures?country=US&wtw-filter=ALL
  6. ^ "Nomina Oficial de Guatemala Para el Campeonato Sub 20 Masculino de CONCACAF" (in Spanish). Federación Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala. 16 June 2022. Retrieved 19 June 2022.