2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship
The 2015 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship was an association football tournament that took place from 9 to 24 January 2015 in Jamaica. It determined the four CONCACAF teams that would participate at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand.
|Campeonato Sub-20 de CONCACAF (in Spanish)|
|Teams||12 (from 1 confederation)|
|Venue(s)||2 (in 2 host cities)|
|Champions||Mexico (13th title)|
|Third place|| Honduras|
|Goals scored||102 (3.09 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Hirving Lozano|
(5 goals each)
|Best player(s)||Luís Pereira|
|Best goalkeeper||Jaime De Gracia|
|Fair play award||United States|
|Team||Qualification||Appearances||Previous best performances||FIFA U-20 World Cup|
|North American zone|
|Canada||Automatic||21st||Champions (1986, 1996)||8|
|Mexico (TH)||Automatic||24th||Champions (1962, 1970, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1984, 1990, 1992, 2011, 2013)||13|
|United States||Automatic||22nd||Runners-up (1980, 1982, 1986, 1992, 2009, 2013)||13|
|Central American zone qualified through the Central America qualifying|
|Panama||First place||9th||Fourth place (2011)||4|
|El Salvador||Second place||15th||Champions (1964)||1|
|Honduras||Third place||17th||Champions (1982, 1994)||5|
|Guatemala||Fourth place||18th||Runners-up (1962, 1973)||1|
|Caribbean zone qualified through the Caribbean qualifying|
|Jamaica||Host||19th||Third Place (1970)||1|
|Trinidad and Tobago||Group A winner||18th||Runners-up (1990)||2|
|Cuba||Group A runner-up||12th||Runners-up (1970, 1974)||1|
|Haiti||Group B winner||7th||Second Round (1978)||0|
|Aruba||Group B runner-up||1st||0|
Note: no titles or runners-up between 1998 and 2007.
Bold indicates that the corresponding team was hosting the event.
In March 2014, Enrique Sanz invited nations to bid for the hosting rights of the tournament. The deadline for submissions was 14 April 2014. On 23 July, it was announced that Jamaica would be the host nation.
|Independence Park||Montego Bay Sports Complex|
|Capacity: 35,000||Capacity: 7,000|
Previously there were four groups of three teams during the group stage of the competition, each team played a minimum of two games and the previous format had a total of 20 matches. For this tournament, there was two groups of six teams, each team played a minimum of five games and the competition had a total of 33 matches. CONCACAF stated that the new format would aid development and competition.
The knockout phase, which included eight matches, comprised four quarter finals, two semi-finals, a third-place playoff and a final games was replaced with two playoff games and a final.
On 28 October 2014, CONCACAF announced the procedure of the draw. The 12 teams were divided into three differing pots:
|Pot 1 (Caribbean)|
|Pot 2 (Central America)|
|Pot 3 (North America)|
|Pot A (Seeding for Group A)||Six balls with a group positions, 1-6|
|Pot B (Seeding for Group B)||Six balls with a group positions, 1-6|
Prior to the draw, hosts Jamaica were assigned to position A1. Teams were grouped according to the order in which they were drawn, the odd numbered drawn teams were assigned a position from Pot A (Group A) and the even numbered draws were assigned a position from Pot B (Group B).
Only players born on or after 1 January 1995 were eligible to play in the tournament. Each participating national association were required to provide a provisional list of 20-30 players to CONCACAF before 10 December 2014, and a final 20-man selection was required by 30 December 2014.
All times local: UTC−05:00.
|1||Panama||5||5||0||0||9||0||+9||15||Final and 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup|
|2||United States||5||3||1||1||12||2||+10||10||Playoff stage|
|4||Trinidad and Tobago||5||1||1||3||7||7||0||4|
|Report||Díaz 19', 51'
|Carter-Vickers 59'||Report||Ruiz 90'|
|Jamaica||2–2||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Trinidad and Tobago||5–1||Aruba|
|Mitchell 3', 78' (pen.)
Corbin 29' (pen.)
|Guatemala||2–0||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Watson 25' (o.g.)
|Report||Gall 16', 23' (pen.), 32'
|Panama||1–0||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Report||Gall 33' (pen.), 70' (pen.)|
|United States||1–0||Trinidad and Tobago|
|1||Mexico||5||4||1||0||18||3||+15||13||Final and 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup|
|Díaz 1', 20'
Martínez 6', 65' (pen.)
Lozano 37', 40'
Ramírez 42', 47'
|Róchez 6' (pen.)
Villavicencio 90' (pen.)
|Désiré 29'||Report||Hamilton 11', 18'
Petrasso 70' (pen.)
|Villavicencio 27'||Report||Désiré 89' (pen.)|
|Díaz 15' (pen.)
|López 5', 40'||Report||Farmer 53'|
|Moreno 89'||Report||Ramírez 62'
Lozano 68' (pen.)
|Désiré 40', 69'||Report||Elis 5'
|Report||Barahona 57', 87'|
|Róchez 23', 83'
In the final stage, if a match was level at the end of normal playing time, extra time was played (two periods of fifteen minutes each) and followed, if necessary, by a penalty shoot-out to determine the winner.
The second-and third-place teams from each group were re-seeded by group stage results, with the best team facing the fourth-best team, and the second-best team facing the third-best team.
|Álvarez 74'||Report||Chirinos 39'
|United States||2–0||El Salvador|
Honduras and the United States qualified to the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
|Escobar 73' (pen.)||Report||Martínez 50'|
Both Mexico and Panama qualified to the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
- Golden Ball
- Luis Pereira
- Golden Boot
The award was shared.
- Golden Glove
- Jaime De Gracia
- Fair Play Award
- Best XI
- Goalkeeper: Jaime De Gracia
- Right Defender: Shaquell Moore
- Central Defender: Rodrigo González
- Central Defender: Chin Hormechea
- Left Defender: Kevin Galván
- Right Midfielder: Hirving Lozano
- Central Midfielder: Erick Gutiérrez
- Central Midfielder: Luís Pereira
- Left Midfielder: Romain Gall
- Forward: Alejandro Díaz
- Forward: Ismael Díaz
Top goal scorersEdit
Players with three or more goals:
- 5 goals
- 4 goals
- 3 goals
|3||United States||6||4||1||1||14||2||+12||13||Won in|
|7||Trinidad and Tobago||5||1||1||3||7||7||0||4||Eliminated in|
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