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2020 CONCACAF U-20 Championship

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2020 CONCACAF U-20 Championship
Tournament details
Host countryHonduras
DatesCancelled
(originally 20 June – 5 July 2020)
Teams20 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
2018
2022

The 2020 CONCACAF U-20 Championship was originally to be the 7th edition of the CONCACAF U-20 Championship (28th edition if all eras included), the biennial international youth football championship organised by CONCACAF for the under-20 national teams of the North, Central American and Caribbean region. The tournament was originally scheduled to be held in Honduras between 20 June and 5 July 2020.[1] However, on 13 May 2020, CONCACAF announced the decision to postpone the tournament due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the new dates of the tournament to be confirmed later.[2]

The final tournament would feature 20 teams, using the same format as the 2019 CONCACAF U-17 Championship. The top four teams of the tournament would have qualified for the 2021 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Indonesia as the CONCACAF representatives. However, FIFA announced on 17 November 2020 that this edition of the World Cup would be cancelled.[3] Following this announcement, CONCACAF decided on 4 January 2021 that the 2020 CONCACAF U-20 Championship, which served as the regional qualifiers, would be cancelled.[4]

The United States were the defending champions.

Qualified teams

The format for qualification has changed since the 2016 edition (qualifying was not played in 2018). The qualifying competition no longer features Caribbean and Central American zones.

The 41 CONCACAF teams were ranked based on the CONCACAF Men's Under-20 Ranking as of June 2019.[5] A total of 33 teams entered the tournament. The highest-ranked 16 entrants were exempt from qualifying and advanced directly to the group stage of the final tournament, while the lowest-ranked 17 entrants had to participate in qualifying, where the four group winners advanced to the round of 16 of the knockout stage of the final tournament.[6]

Round Team Qualification Appearance
(planned)
Previous best performance Previous FIFA U-20 World Cup appearances
Group stage  United States (title holders) 1st ranked entrant 25th Champions (2017, 2018) 16
 Mexico 2nd ranked entrant 27th Champions (1962, 1970, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1984, 1990, 1992, 2011, 2013, 2015) 16
 Panama 3rd ranked entrant 12th Runners-up (2015) 6
 Honduras (hosts) 4th ranked entrant 20th Champions (1982, 1994) 8
 Costa Rica 5th ranked entrant 21st Champions (1988, 2009) 9
 El Salvador 6th ranked entrant 18th Champions (1964) 1
 Cuba 7th ranked entrant 14th Runners-up (1970, 1974) 1
 Haiti 8th ranked entrant 10th Second round (1978) 0
 Canada 9th ranked entrant 24th Champions (1986, 1996) 8
 Trinidad and Tobago 10th ranked entrant 21st Runners-up (1990) 2
 Guatemala 11th ranked entrant 20th Runners-up (1962, 1973) 1
 Jamaica 12th ranked entrant 21st Third place (1970) 1
 Antigua and Barbuda 13th ranked entrant 5th First round (1980, 1986, 2017) 0
 Suriname 14th ranked entrant 7th First round (1976, 1980, 1986, 1990, 2011, 2018) 0
 Saint Kitts and Nevis 15th ranked entrant 4th First round (2007, 2017, 2018) 0
 Aruba 16th ranked entrant 3rd First round (2015, 2018) 0
Knockout stage  Nicaragua Qualifying Group A winner 10th Second round (1976) 0
 Dominican Republic Qualifying Group B winner 6th Second round (1976) 0
 Guadeloupe[a] Qualifying Group C winner 4th First round (1992, 2011, 2018) 0
 Barbados Qualifying Group D winner 7th First round (1976, 1980, 1984, 1986, 1990,2018) 0
Notes
  1. ^ Non-FIFA members and thus ineligible to play in World Cup.

Venues

San Pedro Sula
Estadio Franciso Morazán Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano
Capacity: 18,000 Capacity: 37,325

Draw

The draw for the group stage took place on 20 November 2019, 11:00 EST (UTC−5), at the CONCACAF Headquarters in Miami. The 16 teams which entered the group stage were drawn into four groups of four teams.[7] Based on the CONCACAF Under-20 Ranking, the 16 teams were distributed into four pots, with teams in Pot 1 assigned to each group prior to the draw, as follows:[8]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

Squads

Players born on or after 1 January 2001 are eligible to compete.

Group stage

The top three teams in each group advance to the round of 16, where they are joined by the four teams advancing from the qualifying round.

All times are local, CST (UTC−6).[9]

Group E

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  United States 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Knockout stage
2  Costa Rica 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Jamaica 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4  Saint Kitts and Nevis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Source: CONCACAF
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Costa Rica Cancelled Jamaica

United States Cancelled Jamaica

Group F

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Mexico 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Knockout stage
2  El Salvador 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Canada 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4  Aruba 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Source: CONCACAF
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
El Salvador Cancelled Canada
Mexico Cancelled Aruba

El Salvador Cancelled Aruba
Mexico Cancelled Canada

Canada Cancelled Aruba
El Salvador Cancelled Mexico

Group G

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Panama 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Knockout stage
2  Haiti 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Trinidad and Tobago 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4  Suriname 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Source: CONCACAF
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Panama Cancelled Suriname

Haiti Cancelled Suriname

Panama Cancelled Haiti

Group H

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Honduras (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Knockout stage
2  Cuba 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Guatemala 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4  Antigua and Barbuda 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Source: CONCACAF
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host
Cuba Cancelled Guatemala

Cuba Cancelled Antigua and Barbuda
Guatemala Cancelled Honduras

Honduras Cancelled Cuba

Knockout stage

Bracket

 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
28 June – Francisco Morazán
 
 
1E
 
30 June – Olímpico Metropolitano
 
 Barbados
 
W25
 
28 June – Olímpico Metropolitano
 
W28
 
2G
 
3 July – Olímpico Metropolitano
 
3E
 
W33
 
28 June – Francisco Morazán
 
W34
 
1G
 
30 June – Olímpico Metropolitano
 
 Dominican Republic
 
W26
 
28 June – Olímpico Metropolitano
 
W27
 
2E
 
5 July – Olímpico Metropolitano
 
3G
 
W37
 
27 June – Francisco Morazán
 
W38
 
1F
 
30 June – Francisco Morazán
 
 Guadeloupe
 
W29
 
27 June – Olímpico Metropolitano
 
W32
 
2H
 
3 July – Olímpico Metropolitano
 
3F
 
W35
 
27 June – Francisco Morazán
 
W36
 
1H
 
30 June – Francisco Morazán
 
 Nicaragua
 
W30
 
27 June – Olímpico Metropolitano
 
W31
 
2F
 
 
3H
 

Round of 16

1FCancelled Guadeloupe

1HCancelled Nicaragua

2FCancelled3H

2HCancelled3F

1ECancelled Barbados

1GCancelled Dominican Republic

2ECancelled3G

2GCancelled3E

Quarter-finals

Winners would have qualified for 2021 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

W25CancelledW28

W26CancelledW27

W29CancelledW32

W30CancelledW31

Semi-finals

W33CancelledW34

W35CancelledW36

Final

W37CancelledW38

References

  1. ^ "Honduras Named Host for 2020 Concacaf Under-20 Championship". CONCACAF.com. 23 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Concacaf Statement – 2020 Men's Under-20 Championships". CONCACAF. 13 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Update on FIFA Women's World Cup and men's youth competitions". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 24 December 2020. Retrieved 24 December 2020.
  4. ^ "Concacaf statement regarding U20 and U17 Men's National Team Competitions". CONCACAF. 4 January 2021.
  5. ^ "Concacaf Men's Under-20 Ranking". CONCACAF.com.
  6. ^ "Concacaf Announces Details for 2020 Concacaf Men's Under-20 Championship". CONCACAF.com. 12 November 2019.
  7. ^ "Draw determines groups for 2020 Concacaf Under-20 Championship". CONCACAF.com. 12 November 2019.
  8. ^ "Official Draw for the 2020 Concacaf Men's Under-20 Championship". CONCACAF.com.
  9. ^ "CALENDARIO CAMPEONATO MASCULINO SUB-20 DE CONCACAF 2020" (PDF). CONCACAF.com.
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