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Guatemala national under-20 football team

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Guatemala U-20 national team
Nickname(s)La Azul y Blanco (The Blue and White)
AssociationFederación Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala
Head coachRafael Loredo
CaptainElías Enoc Vásquez
Home stadiumEstadio Mateo Flores
First colours
Second colours

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 has been managed by Paraguayan coach Ever Hugo Almeida since 2010.

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.


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.

Current players

The following players were selected to compete in the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.

Head Coach: Guatemala Carlos Ruíz

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Nicholas Hagen (1996-08-02)2 August 1996 (aged 18) Guatemala Municipal
2 2DF Kevin Grijalva (1995-01-09)9 January 1995 (aged 20) Guatemala Comunicaciones
3 2DF Allen Yanes (1997-07-04)4 July 1997 (aged 17) Guatemala Achik
4 2DF Nicolas Samayoa (1995-08-02)2 August 1995 (aged 19) United States Florida Gulf Coast University
5 3MF Luis De Leon (1995-11-14)14 November 1995 (aged 19) Guatemala Comunicaciones
6 2DF Cristian Jiménez (1995-04-26)26 April 1995 (aged 19) Guatemala Municipal
7 4FW Paolo Ortíz (1995-11-06)6 November 1995 (aged 19) Guatemala Comunicaciones
8 4FW Kevin Bordon (1995-01-31)31 January 1995 (aged 19) Guatemala Comunicaciones
9 4FW Mauro Portillo (1995-07-14)14 July 1995 (aged 19) Guatemala Municipal
10 3MF Diego Alvarez (1995-02-04)4 February 1995 (aged 19) Guatemala Comunicaciones
11 4FW Mario Hernández (1996-12-01)1 December 1996 (aged 18) Guatemala Municipal
12 1GK Julio Ochoa (1995-09-04)4 September 1995 (aged 19) Guatemala Malacateco
13 3MF Stheven Robles (1995-11-12)12 November 1995 (aged 19) Guatemala Comunicaciones
14 3MF Andy Ruiz (1996-05-30)30 May 1996 (aged 18) United States FC Dallas
15 2DF Carlos Estrada (1997-09-12)12 September 1997 (aged 17) Guatemala Malacateco
16 3MF Julio Ortiz (1995-01-01)1 January 1995 (aged 20) Guatemala Comunicaciones
17 4FW Pablo Aguilar (1995-02-21)21 February 1995 (aged 19) United States University of Virginia
18 3MF Benedicto Aldana (1996-05-02)2 May 1996 (aged 18) Guatemala Heredia
19 2DF José Morales (1996-12-03)3 December 1996 (aged 18) Guatemala Municipal
20 2DF Mauricio Maltes (1996-12-29)29 December 1996 (aged 18) Guatemala Suchitepequez

Competitive Record

FIFA U-20 World Cup

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
Tunisia 1977 Did Not Qualify
Japan 1979 Did Not Qualify
Australia 1981 Did Not Qualify
Mexico 1983 Did Not Qualify
Soviet Union 1985 Did Not Qualify
Chile 1987 Did Not Qualify
Saudi Arabia 1989 Did Not Qualify
Portugal 1991 Did Not Qualify
Australia 1993 Did Not Qualify
Qatar 1995 Did Not Qualify
Malaysia 1997 Did Not Qualify
Nigeria 1999 Did Not Qualify
Argentina 2001 Did Not Qualify
United Arab Emirates 2003 Did Not Qualify
Netherlands 2005 Did Not Qualify
Canada 2007 Did Not Qualify
Egypt 2009 Did Not Qualify
Colombia 2011 Round of 16 4 1 0 3 1 12
Turkey 2013 Did Not Qualify
New Zealand 2015 Did Not Qualify
South Korea 2017 Did Not Qualify
Poland 2019 Did Not Qualify
Indonesia 2021 To be determined
Total 1/18 4 1 0 3 1 12

Current technical staff

See also


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