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Costa Rica national under-20 football team

The Costa Rica national under-20 football team represents Costa Rica in international football at this age level and is controlled by the Costa Rican Football Federation.

Costa Rica under-20
Nickname(s)Ticos, La Tricolor, La Sele (Selección)
AssociationFederación Costarricense de Fútbol
ConfederationCONCACAF
Head coachCosta Rica Breansse Camacho (2018–)
FIFA codeCRC
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Costa Rica 5 – 1  Nicaragua
(Panama City , Panama; March 5, 1962)
Biggest win
 Costa Rica 8 – 0  Puerto Rico
(Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago; August 22, 1984)
Biggest defeat
 Costa Rica 2 – 6  Japan
(Kuantan, Malaysia; June 20, 1997)
 Spain 4 – 0  Costa Rica
(Kuantan, Malaysia; June 23, 1997)
Records for competitive
matches only.
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Appearances9 (first in 1989)
Best resultFourth Place (2009)
CONCACAF Under-20 Championship
Appearances19 (first in 1962)
Best resultWinner Gold medal icon.svg : 1988, 2009

Competitive recordEdit

FIFA U-20 World CupEdit

Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA
  1977 Did Not Enter
  1979
  1981 Did Not Qualify
  1983
  1985
  1987
  1989 Group Stage 14th 3 1 0 2 2 4
  1991 Did Not Qualify
  1993
  1995 Group Stage 10th 3 1 0 2 3 6
  1997 21st 3 0 1 2 3 11
  1999 Round of 16 15th 4 1 1 2 4 7
  2001 9th 4 3 0 1 8 4
  2003 Did Not Qualify
  2005
  2007 Group Stage 17th 3 1 0 2 2 3
  2009 Fourth Place 4th 7 3 1 3 10 11
  2011 Round of 16 15th 4 1 0 3 6 12
  2013 Did Not Qualify
  2015
  2017 Round of 16 12th 4 1 1 2 3 4
  2019 Did not qualify
Total Fourth Place 9/22 35 12 4 19 41 62
* Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Individual awardsEdit

In addition to team victories, Costa Rican players have won individual awards at FIFA World Youth Cups.

Year Golden Glove
  2009 Esteban Alvarado

ResultsEdit

CONCACAF Under-20 Championship
Year P W T L F A D Pts Finish
  1962 7 3 1 3 19 10 +9 7 Fourth Place
  1964 Did not qualify
  1970 Did not qualify
  1973 Did not qualify
  1974 3 1 1 1 7 2 +5 3 Group Phase
  1976 Did not qualify
  1978 7 4 1 2 13 10 +3 9 Semifinalist
  1980 3 1 0 2 5 7 -2 2 Group Phase
  1982 7 4 2 1 17 10 +7 10 Third place
  1984 6 2 2 2 13 7 +6 6 Second round
  1986 Did not qualify
  1988 9 8 1 0 24 6 +18 17 Champions
  1990 4 3 0 1 11 3 +8 6 Group Phase
  1992 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 3 Group Phase
  1994 6 4 1 1 18 7 +11 13 Runners-up
  1996 5 4 0 1 12 4 +8 12 Fourth Place
    1998 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5 7 2nd Group B
    2001 3 2 1 0 12 2 +10 7 1st Group A
    2003 Did not qualify
    2005 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4 Group Phase
    2007 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 7 2nd Group B
  2009 5 3 2 0 6 1 +5 11 Champions
  2011 4 3 0 1 13 4 +9 9 Runners-up
  2013 3 1 0 2 2 3 –1 3 Quaterfinalist
  2015 Did not qualify
  2017 5 2 1 2 5 5 0 7 Fourth Place
  2018 6 4 1 1 15 5 +10 13 Fifth Place
Totals 89 51 17 21 197 91 +106 143

Record versus other nations at U-20 World CupEdit

Nation Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Australia 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 6
  Brazil 2 0 0 2 0 6 -6 0
  Colombia 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 2
  Cameroon 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0
  Ecuador 2 1 0 1 1 3 -2 3
  Egypt 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 3
  United Arab Emirates 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 3
  England 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0
  Ethiopia 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 3
  Germany 2 2 0 0 4 2 +2 6
  Ghana 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 0
  Hungary 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
  Japan 2 0 0 2 2 7 -5 0
  Iran 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0
  Netherlands 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 3
  Nigeria 2 0 1 1 1 2 -1 1
  Paraguay 2 0 1 1 2 4 -2 1
  Portugal 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
  Syria 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0
  Scotland 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 3
  Spain 2 0 0 2 1 8 -7 0
  Czech Republic 2 0 0 2 3 5 -2 0
  Soviet Union 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0
  Zambia 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3
Totals 35 12 3 19 41 62 -21 39

ReferencesEdit