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1980 CONCACAF U-20 Tournament

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1980 CONCACAF U-20 Tournament
Tournament details
Host countryUnited States
Dates1 August - 17 August
Teams18
Final positions
Champions Mexico (7th title)
Runners-up United States
1978
1982

The CONCACAF Under-20 Championship 1980 was held in the United States. It also served as qualification for the 1981 FIFA World Youth Championship.

Haiti were initially set to host the tournament but later withdrew.

Teams

The following teams entered the tournament:

Group stage

Group Los Angeles

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Mexico 3 2 1 0 7 1 +6 5
 Cuba 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 3
 Costa Rica 3 1 0 2 5 7 –2 2
 Dominican Republic 3 1 0 2 2 6 –4 2


1 August Costa Rica  3–1  Cuba
Mexico  3–0  Dominican Republic
3 August Mexico  0–0  Cuba
5 August Dominican Republic  2–1  Costa Rica
7 August Cuba  2–0  Dominican Republic
9 August Mexico  4–1  Costa Rica

Group Dallas

In this group, Puerto Rico were disqualified for using non eligible players.

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Canada 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 4
 Guatemala 3 0 3 0 1 1 0 3
 Jamaica 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 3
 Trinidad and Tobago 3 0 2 1 2 3 –1 2
 Puerto Rico Disqualified


1 August Jamaica  0–0  Trinidad and Tobago
Canada  1–0  Puerto Rico
3 August Canada  0–0  Guatemala
Trinidad and Tobago  2–1  Puerto Rico
5 August Puerto Rico  1–1  Jamaica
Trinidad and Tobago  1–1  Guatemala
7 August Canada  2–1  Trinidad and Tobago
Guatemala  0–0  Jamaica
9 August Canada  0–0  Jamaica
Guatemala  not played  Puerto Rico

Group Edwardsville

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Honduras 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 5
 Bermuda 3 2 0 1 8 5 +3 4
 Suriname 3 1 0 2 4 2 +2 2
 Grenada 3 0 1 2 2 10 –8 1


5 August Suriname  4–0  Grenada
Honduras  3–1  Bermuda
7 August Bermuda  1–0  Suriname
Honduras  0–0  Grenada
9 August Bermuda  6–2  Grenada
Honduras  1–0  Suriname

Group Princeton

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 United States 4 4 0 0 13 1 +12 8
 Netherlands Antilles 4 3 0 1 8 6 +2 6
 El Salvador 4 2 0 2 9 4 +5 4
 Antigua and Barbuda 4 1 0 3 2 11 –9 2
 Barbados 4 0 0 4 2 12 –10 0


1 August United States  5–0  Barbados
El Salvador  5–0  Antigua and Barbuda
3 August United States  3–0  Netherlands Antilles
El Salvador  3–0  Barbados
5 August Antigua and Barbuda  1–0  Barbados
Netherlands Antilles  2–1  El Salvador
7 August United States  2–0  El Salvador
Netherlands Antilles  3–0  Antigua and Barbuda
9 August United States  3–1  Antigua and Barbuda
Netherlands Antilles  3–2  Barbados

Quarterfinals

Canada 3 – 0 Cuba
Mexico 2 – 0 Guatemala
Honduras 8 – 1 Netherlands Antilles
United States 2 – 1 Bermuda

Semifinals

Mexico 1 – 1 Canada
Penalties
4 – 3
United States 0 – 0 Honduras
Penalties
9 – 8

Final

United States 0 – 2 Mexico


 1980 CONCACAF U-20 Championship 

Mexico
Seventh title

Qualification to World Youth Championship

The two best performing teams qualified for the 1981 FIFA World Youth Championship.

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1980 CONCACAF U-20 Tournament
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