2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship

The 2017 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship was the 5th edition of the CONCACAF Under-20 Championship (26th edition if all eras included), the men's under-20 international football tournament organized by CONCACAF. It was hosted in Costa Rica between 17 February and 5 March 2017.[1]

2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship
Premundial CONCACAF Sub-20 2017 (in Spanish)
2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.png
Tournament details
Host country Costa Rica
Dates17 February – 5 March 2017
Teams12 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions United States (1st title)
Runners-up Honduras
Tournament statistics
Matches played25
Goals scored74 (2.96 per match)
Top scorer(s)Mexico Ronaldo Cisneros (6 goals)
Best player(s)United States Erik Palmer-Brown
Best goalkeeperUnited States Jonathan Klinsmann
Fair play award Mexico
2015
2018

The competition determined the four CONCACAF representatives at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup in South Korea. The United States, Mexico, Honduras, and Costa Rica qualified.

The tournament also determined which two Caribbean nations participate in the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games.[2]

QualificationEdit

Team Qualification Appearances Previous best performances FIFA U-20 World Cup
Participations
North American zone
  Canada Automatic 22nd Champions (1986, 1996) 8
  Mexico (TH) Automatic 25th Champions (1962, 1970, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1984, 1990, 1992, 2011, 2013, 2015) 14
  United States Automatic 23rd Runners-up (1980, 1982, 1986, 1992, 2009, 2013) 14
Central American zone qualified through the Central America qualifying
  Costa Rica Host nation 19th Champions (1988, 2009) 8
  Honduras First place 18th Champions (1982, 1994) 6
  El Salvador Second place 16th Champions (1964) 1
  Panama[a] Fourth place 10th Runner-up (2015) 5
Caribbean zone qualified through the Caribbean qualifying
  Antigua and Barbuda Group A winner 3rd First Round (1980, 1986) 0
  Bermuda Group A runner-up 12th Second Round (1974, 1980) 0
  Haiti Group B winner 8th Second Round (1978) 0
  Trinidad and Tobago Group B runner-up 19th Runners-up (1990) 2
  Saint Kitts and Nevis Best Third Place 2nd First Round (2007) 0
Notes
  1. ^ On 28 October 2016, FIFA suspended the National Football Federation of Guatemala for political interference by the Government of Guatemala. Until the suspension is lifted, Guatemalan teams are not permitted to participate in international competitions.[3] CONCACAF had set the deadline of 20 November 2016 for the suspension to be lifted, otherwise by rule, Guatemala would be disqualified from the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship, and any replacement team or revision to the tournament format would be discussed once the deadline had passed.[4] On 22 November, CONCACAF announced that Panama, fourth place in Central America qualifying, would take the place of Guatemala, third place in Central America qualifying.[5]

VenuesEdit

San José
Estadio Nacional Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Aymá
Capacity: 35,175 Capacity: 23,112
   

DrawEdit

The draw took place on November 29, 2016 at 18:00 CST (UTC−6) at El Cubo, Estadio Nacional, San José, Costa Rica, and was streamed live via CONCACAF.com.[5][6]

Different from previous tournaments, the 12 teams were drawn into three groups of four teams in the group stage. Costa Rica, Mexico and the United States were seeded into each of the three groups.

The remaining nine teams were allocated to pots 2–4 designed to ensure balanced and competitive groups weighted equally by region. They were drawn in order and placed in the group position drawn from Pots A, B and C.[5]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

The top two teams from each group in the group stage advance to the classification stage, where the six teams are drawn into two groups of three teams. The positions of each group winner and runner-up from the group stage were then drawn in group pairs, randomly into the two groups (D and E) for the classification stage.

The top two teams from each group in the classification stage qualify for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup, with the group winners also advancing to the final to decide the champions of the CONCACAF U-20 Championship.

SquadsEdit

Each squad can contain 20 players (including two goalkeepers).

Group stageEdit

The top two teams from each group in the group stage advance to the classification stage.

Tiebreakers (for both group stage and classification stage)

The teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss). If tied on points, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:

  1. Greater number of points in matches between the tied teams;
  2. Greater goal difference in matches between the tied teams (if more than two teams finish equal on points);
  3. Greater number of goals scored in matches among the tied teams (if more than two teams finish equal in points);
  4. Greater goal difference in all group matches;
  5. Greater number of goals scored in all group matches;
  6. Drawing of lots.

All times are local, CST (UTC−6).

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Mexico 3 3 0 0 9 0 +9 9 Classification stage
2   Honduras 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6
3   Canada 3 1 0 2 2 6 −4 3
4   Antigua and Barbuda 3 0 0 3 1 9 −8 0
Source: CONCACAF
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Honduras  1–0  Canada
Álvarez   77' Report
Mexico  3–0  Antigua and Barbuda
Cisneros   2', 45+1'
Allen   15' (o.g.)
Report

Antigua and Barbuda  1–4  Honduras
Wildin   57' Report Jar. Stevens   8' (o.g.)
Martínez   47'
Vuelto   60'
Álvarez   83'
Referee: Jafeth Perea (Panama)
Mexico  5–0  Canada
Córdova   36'
Cisneros   40', 65'
Zamudio   82'
Aguirre   90+2'
Report
Referee: Marlon Mejía (El Salvador)

Antigua and Barbuda  0–2  Canada
Report Twardek   23'
Hundal   90'
Mexico  1–0  Honduras
Cisneros   67' Report

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Panama 3 3 0 0 8 1 +7 9 Classification stage
2   United States 3 2 0 1 8 3 +5 6
3   Haiti 3 1 0 2 7 8 −1 3
4   Saint Kitts and Nevis 3 0 0 3 2 13 −11 0
Source: CONCACAF
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Saint Kitts and Nevis  1–5  Haiti
Sutton   54' Report Sanon   5'
Chevreuil   24'
Campoy   48'
Désiré   86'
Damus   90+4'
United States  0–1  Panama
Report L. Ávila   37'

Panama  4–0  Saint Kitts and Nevis
Andrade   39'
L. Ávila   48'
R. Ávila   57' (pen.), 65'
Report
Referee: Henry Bejarano (Costa Rica)
United States  4–1  Haiti
Lennon   28' (pen.), 53', 58'
de la Torre   52'
Report Dede   15'
Referee: Valdin Legister (Jamaica)

Panama  3–1  Haiti
R. Ávila   12' (pen.), 73' (pen.)
L. Ávila   88'
Report Désiré   36'
United States  4–1  Saint Kitts and Nevis
Lennon   16'
Lewis   20'
Saucedo   35', 41'
Report Martin   77'

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   El Salvador 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6 Classification stage
2   Costa Rica (H) 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1 6
3   Trinidad and Tobago 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
4   Bermuda 3 0 1 2 3 6 −3 1
Source: CONCACAF
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host
Bermuda  1–1  Trinidad and Tobago
Lowe   69' Report St. Hillaire   23'
Referee: Erick Miranda Galindo (Mexico)
Costa Rica  0–1  El Salvador
Report Domínguez   65'

El Salvador  3–1  Bermuda
Domínguez   21'
Castillo   65'
Rivera   67'
Report Burchall   75'
Referee: Melvin Matamoros (Honduras)
Costa Rica  1–0  Trinidad and Tobago
Leal   54' Report
Referee: Kevin Morrison (Jamaica)

El Salvador  1–2  Trinidad and Tobago
Contreras   50' Report Mitchell   47'
St. Hillaire   72'
Referee: Erick Miranda Galindo (Mexico)
Costa Rica  2–1  Bermuda
Tyrell   43' (o.g.)
Leal   50'
Report Lowe   26'

Classification stageEdit

The top two teams from each group in the classification stage qualify for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup, with the group winners also advancing to the final to decide the champions of the CONCACAF U-20 Championship.

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   United States 2 2 0 0 3 1 +2 6 Final and 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup
2   Mexico 2 1 0 1 6 2 +4 3 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup
3   El Salvador 2 0 0 2 2 8 −6 0
Source: CONCACAF
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
United States  1–0  Mexico
Palmer-Brown   29' Report
Referee: Melvin Matamoros (Honduras)

Mexico  6–1  El Salvador
Antuna   10', 16', 89'
Ayala   17' (o.g.)
Aguirre   33'
Cisneros   78' (pen.)
Report Castillo   65'
Referee: Henry Bejarano (Costa Rica)

United States  2–1  El Salvador
Sabbi   18'
Williamson   25'
Report Márquez   35'
Referee: Jafeth Perea (Panama)

Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Honduras 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 6 Final and 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup
2   Costa Rica (H) 2 0 1 1 2 3 −1 1 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup
3   Panama 2 0 1 1 1 3 −2 1
Source: CONCACAF
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host
Panama  0–2  Honduras
Report Vuelto   6'
Álvarez   81'

Honduras  2–1  Costa Rica
Maldonado   49'
Grant   70'
Report Reyes   47'
Referee: Erick Miranda Galindo (Mexico)

Panama  1–1  Costa Rica
Hinestroza   57' Report Leal   9'

FinalEdit

Since the final ended in a tie at the end of 90 minutes, no extra time was played and the match was decided by a penalty shoot-out.

United States  0–0  Honduras
Report
Penalties
5–3
Referee: Henry Bejarano (Costa Rica)

AwardsEdit

WinnersEdit

 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship Winners 
 
United States
First title

Individual awardsEdit

The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament.[7]

Golden Ball
Golden Boot
Golden Glove
Fair Play Award

Best XIEdit

GoalscorersEdit

6 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

Source: CONCACAF.com[8]

Qualification for international tournamentsEdit

Qualified teams for FIFA U-20 World CupEdit

The following four teams from CONCACAF qualified for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup.[9]

Team Qualified on Previous appearances in tournament1
  United States 3 March 2017 14 (1981, 1983, 1987, 1989, 1993, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2013, 2015)
  Honduras 1 March 2017 6 (1977, 1995, 1999, 2005, 2009, 2015)
  Mexico 1 March 2017 14 (1977, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1991, 1993, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2015)
  Costa Rica 3 March 2017 8 (1989, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2007, 2009, 2011)
1 Bold indicates champion for that year. Italic indicates host for that year.

Qualified teams for Central American and Caribbean GamesEdit

The competition was used to decide the two teams from the Caribbean Football Union which would qualify for the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games. As none of the five Caribbean teams reached the classification stage, all teams were ranked by their group stage performance.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Trinidad and Tobago 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games
2   Haiti 3 1 0 2 7 8 −1 3
3   Bermuda 3 0 1 2 3 6 −3 1
4   Antigua and Barbuda 3 0 0 3 1 9 −8 0
5   Saint Kitts and Nevis 3 0 0 3 2 13 −11 0
Source: CONCACAF

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Benavides, Evelyn (22 April 2016). "Costa Rica Named Host for 2017 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship". CONCACAF. Archived from the original on 30 April 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  2. ^ "SISTEMAS DE CLASIFICACIÓN" (PDF). Baq2018.com. 6 October 2016. p. 67. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 November 2018. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Suspension of the Guatemala Football Association". FIFA. 28 October 2016. Archived from the original on October 31, 2016. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Deadlines Set for FEDEFUT". CONCACAF.com. 9 November 2016.
  5. ^ a b c "Field Set and Official Draw Confirmed for CONCACAF Under-20 Championship Costa Rica 2017". CONCACAF. 22 November 2016. Archived from the original on 23 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Draw Determines Groups and Schedule for Under-20 Championship 2017". CONCACAF.com. 29 November 2016. Archived from the original on 2017-12-13. Retrieved 2016-11-30.
  7. ^ "TSG announces CU20 Best XI, Awards". CONCACAF.com. March 8, 2017. Archived from the original on 2017-03-12. Retrieved 2017-03-10.
  8. ^ "CONCACAF Under-20 Championship — Statistics". CONCACAF.com. Archived from the original on 2017-10-30. Retrieved 2017-03-04.
  9. ^ "CONCACAF quartet set for Korea Republic". FIFA.com. 4 March 2017. Archived from the original on March 2, 2017.

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