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Paraguay men's national under-20 football team

Paraguay
Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationAsociación Paraguaya
de Fútbol
ConfederationCONMEBOL (South America)
Head coachParaguay Pedro Sarabia
CaptainGustavo Gómez
Home stadiumEstadio Defensores del Chaco
FIFA codePAR
First colours
Second colours
First international
NA
Best resultFIFA U-20 World Cup
Fourth Place 1 time (2001)
South American Youth Football Championship
First Place 1 time (1971)
Runner-up 4 times (1964, 1967, 1985, 2009)
Third Place 6 times (1974, 1977, 1979, 1997, 2001, 2003)
Fourth Place 1 time (1999)

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

The team's most successful period was mostly during 2001 to 2003 and once again in 2006, achieving Fourth place at the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship before winning back-to-back tournaments at the Milk Cup in 2002 and 2003 and once again in 2006.[1] Paraguay also won the 2002 SBS Cup disputed in Shizuoka Japan.[2]

Overview

The under-20 Paraguay national football team has seen and delivered along the years many of Paraguay's best talents such as Juan Bautista Agüero, Julio César Romero, Roberto Cabañas, Paulo Da Silva, Justo Villar, Salvador Cabañas and Roque Santa Cruz.

The team has participated in 8 events of the FIFA World Youth Championship and the best performance came in the 2001 World Cup held in Argentina, when Paraguay finished in the fourth place. The best performance at the South American level came in 1971 when they won the South American Youth Football Championship (also known as "Juventud de América"), along with four runners-up finishes in 1964, 1967, 1985 and 2009.

Paraguay has qualified for 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup that was held in Egypt.

Current talents for the Paraguay squad include Hernán Pérez, Robin Ramírez, Nicolás Martínez, Federico Santander and Joel Silva.[3]

Tournament records

FIFA U-20 World Cup

FIFA U-20 World Cup
Hosts / Year Result GP W D L GS GA
Tunisia 1977 Group Stage 3 2 0 1 6 2
Japan 1979 Quarterfinals 4 2 1 1 8 3
Australia 1981 Did Not Qualify
Mexico 1983
Soviet Union 1985 Group Stage 3 0 1 2 3 6
Chile 1987 Did Not Qualify
Saudi Arabia 1989
Portugal 1991
Australia 1993
Qatar 1995
Malaysia 1997 Group Stage 3 0 2 1 5 6
Nigeria 1999 Round of 16 4 2 1 1 7 8
Argentina 2001 Fourth place 7 3 1 3 8 11
United Arab Emirates 2003 Round of 16 4 2 0 2 4 4
Netherlands 2005 Did Not Qualify
Canada 2007
Egypt 2009 Round of 16 4 1 2 1 2 4
Colombia 2011 Did Not Qualify
Turkey 2013 Round of 16 4 1 2 1 3 3
New Zealand 2015 Did Not Qualify
South Korea 2017
Poland 2019
Indonesia 2021 To be determined
Total 9/23 36 13 10 13 46 47

Current squad

The following players were selected to compete in the 2019 South American Youth Football Championship.

Head coach: Gustavo Morínigo[4]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1GK Diego Huesca (2000-08-08)8 August 2000 (aged 18) Spain Valencia Juvenil A
2DF Alexis Duarte (2000-03-12)12 March 2000 (aged 18) Paraguay Cerro Porteño
2DF Cristhian Candia (1999-03-07)7 March 1999 (aged 19) Paraguay Libertad
2DF Roberto Fernández (2000-06-07)7 June 2000 (aged 18) Paraguay Guaraní
2DF Marcelo Rolón (2000-02-19)19 February 2000 (aged 18) Paraguay Libertad
2DF Pedro Álvarez (2001-02-10)10 February 2001 (aged 17) Paraguay Cerro Porteño
3MF Braian Ojeda (2000-06-27)27 June 2000 (aged 18) Paraguay Olimpia
3MF Hugo Quintana (2001-11-10)10 November 2001 (aged 17) Paraguay Olimpia
3MF Lucas Sanabria (1999-09-13)13 September 1999 (aged 19) Paraguay Libertad
3MF Marcelino Ñamandú (1999-07-28)28 July 1999 (aged 19) Paraguay Cerro Porteño
3MF Iván Franco (2000-04-16)16 April 2000 (aged 18) Paraguay Libertad
3MF Alan Rodríguez (2000-08-15)15 August 2000 (aged 18) Paraguay Cerro Porteño
3MF Fernando Cardozo (2001-02-08)8 February 2001 (aged 17) Paraguay Olimpia
4FW Antonio Galeano (2000-03-22)22 March 2000 (aged 18) Brazil São Paulo
4FW Blas Armoa (2000-02-03)3 February 2000 (aged 18) Paraguay Sportivo Luqueño
4FW Antonio Marín (1999-07-21)21 July 1999 (aged 19) Paraguay Guaraní
4FW Fernando Romero (2000-04-24)24 April 2000 (aged 18) Paraguay Nacional
4FW Aníbal Vega (2000-03-18)18 March 2000 (aged 18) Brazil Palmeiras
4FW Rodrigo Ruíz Díaz (1999-01-15)15 January 1999 (aged 20) Paraguay Sol de América
1GK José Miers Paraguay Cerro Porteño
1GK Orlando Gill Paraguay Sportivo San Lorenzo
2DF Alexis Sosa Paraguay Libertad
2DF Aldo Zárate Paraguay Libertad

See also

References

  1. ^ [www.abc.com.py]
  2. ^ [www.abc.com.py]
  3. ^ El paraguayo Santander, entre las figuras del Sub 20
  4. ^ "Los 23 albirrojos elegidos para el Sudamericano" (in Spanish). APF. 21 December 2018.

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