2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship

The 2013 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship was an association football tournament that took place between February 18 and March 3, 2013. The CONCACAF U-20 Championship determined the four CONCACAF teams that would participate at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship
Premundial CONCACAF Sub-20 2013 (in Spanish)
2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship official logo
Tournament details
Host countryMexico
CityPuebla, Puebla
Dates (2013-02-18) (2013-03-03)February 18 March 3, 2013
(13 days)[1]
Teams12 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Mexico (12th title)
Runners-up United States
Third place El Salvador
Fourth place Cuba
Tournament statistics
Matches played20
Goals scored65 (3.25 per match)
Top scorer(s) Amet Ramírez
(4 goals)
Best player(s) Antonio Briseño

Qualified teams

Four teams qualified through the Central American qualifying tournament and five qualified through the Caribbean qualifying tournament.

Team Qualification Appearances Previous best performances World Cup
Participations
North American zone
 Canada Automatic 20th Champion (1986, 1996) 8
 Mexico (TH) Host 23rd Champion (1962, 1970, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1984, 1990, 1992, 2011) 12
 United States Automatic 21st Runner-Up (1980, 1982, 1986, 1992, 2009) 12
Central American zone qualified through the Central America qualifying
 Costa Rica Group A Winner 18th Champion (1988, 2009) 8
 El Salvador Group B Winner 14th Champion (1964)
 Nicaragua Group A Runner-Up 8th Second Round (1976)
 Panama Group B Runner-Up 8th Fourth Place (2011) 4
Caribbean zone qualified through the Caribbean qualifying
 Haiti Group A Winner 6th Second round (1978)
 Jamaica Group B Winner 18th Third Place (1970) 1
 Puerto Rico Group A Runner-Up 7th First Round (1974, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984)
 Cuba Group B Runner-Up 11th Runner-Up (1970, 1974)
 Curaçao Best Third Place Finish 12th Third Place (1962)

Note: no titles or runners-up between 1998 and 2007.
Bold indicates that the corresponding team was hosting the event.

Venues

Puebla, Puebla
Estadio Cuauhtemoc Estadio Olímpico de C.U.
Capacity: 49,000 Capacity: 20,700
19.0780°N 98.1644°W / 19.0780; -98.1644 (Estadio Cuauhtemoc) 18.9972°N 98.1975°W / 18.9972; -98.1975 (Estadio Olímpico de C.U.)

Squads

Group stage

The draw for the group stage was made on 21 November 2012. All times listed are local time, (UTC−06:00)

Key to colours in group tables
Top 2 teams in each group advanced to the quarterfinals

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 United States 220031+26
 Costa Rica 21011103
 Haiti 200213−20
Haiti 1–2 United States
Jean-Dany  49' Report Gil  3' (pen.)
Cuevas  26'
Attendance: 3,827
Referee: Jafeth Perea (Panama)

Costa Rica 1–0 Haiti
Ruíz  22' Report
Attendance: 3,128
Referee: Óscar Reyna (Guatemala)

United States 1–0 Costa Rica
Villarreal  63' Report

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Cuba 220051+46
 Canada 210163+33
 Nicaragua 200218−70
Cuba 2–1 Canada
Reyes  69', 78' Report Vukovic  90'
Attendance: 3,827
Referee: José Peñaloza Soto (Mexico)

Nicaragua 0–3 Cuba
Report Diz  28'
Luis  47'
Reyes  64'
Attendance: 3,128
Referee: Sherwin Johnson (Guyana)

Canada 5–1 Nicaragua
Piette  6'
Clarke  28', 53'
Eustaquio  38' (pen.)
McKendry  63'
Report Pavón  45' (pen.)
Attendance: 3,123
Referee: Javier Santos (Puerto Rico)

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Panama 220080+86
 Jamaica 210145−13
 Puerto Rico 200218−70
Puerto Rico 1–4 Jamaica
Strain  22' Report Holness  8'
Lowe  60'
Anderson  69, 82'
Attendance: 21,000
Referee: Hugo Cruz (Costa Rica)

Panama 4–0 Puerto Rico
Ramírez  10', 87'
Chen  84'
González  90+2'
Report

Jamaica 0–4 Panama
Report Ramírez  45', 57'
Piggott  79'
Jiménez  84'

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Mexico 220060+66
 El Salvador 210124−23
 Curaçao 200215−40
Mexico 3–0 Curaçao
Corona  21', 33'
Bueno  35'
Report

El Salvador 2–1 Curaçao
Ayala  25'
Mejía  65'
Report Merencia  76'
Attendance: 4,618
Referee: Raúl Castro Zuniga (Honduras)

Mexico 3–0 El Salvador
Escoboza  15'
Gómez  53'
Ayala  87' (o.g.)
Report
Attendance: 37,302
Referee: Hugo Cruz (Costa Rica)

Knockout Phase

 
Quarter-finalSemi-finalFinal
 
          
 
26 February
 
 
 United States4
 
1 March
 
 Canada2
 
 United States2
 
26 February
 
 Cuba0
 
 Cuba2
 
3 March
 
 Costa Rica1
 
 United States1
 
27 February
 
 Mexico (aet)3
 
 Panama1
 
1 March
 
 El Salvador3
 
 El Salvador0
 
27 February
 
 Mexico2 Third place
 
 Mexico4
 
3 March
 
 Jamaica0
 
 Cuba0
 
 
 El Salvador1
 

Quarter-finals

Winners qualified for 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

United States 4–2 Canada
Gil  29'
Villarreal  40', 54'
Trapp  45+1'
Report Carreiro  23'
Piette  64'
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Javier Santos (Puerto Rico)

Cuba 2–1 Costa Rica
Hernandez  13', 80' Report Ramirez  40'

Panama 1–3 El Salvador
Jiménez  33' Report Henríquez  55', 90+3'
Peña  80'

Mexico 4–0 Jamaica
Zamorano  12'
Bueno  43'
Flores  67'
Escoboza  75'
Report
Attendance: 39,700
Referee: Hugo Cruz (Costa Rica)

Semi-finals

United States 2–0 Cuba
Rodriguez  7'
Cuevas  10'
Report
Attendance: 10,568
Referee: Hugo Cruz (Costa Rica)

El Salvador 0–2 Mexico
Report Briseño  76', 84'
Attendance: 33,525
Referee: Óscar Reyna (Guatemala)

Third place playoff

Cuba 0–1 El Salvador
Report González  90+1'
Attendance: 17,140
Referee: Raúl Castro Zuniga (Honduras)

Final

United States 1–3 (a.e.t.) Mexico
Joya  10' (pen.) Report Corona  4'
Gómez  100'
Espericueta  113' (pen.)

Player awards

Top Goalscorer
  • Amet Ramirez (FW)
Most Valuable Player of the tournament
Golden Glove
Team of the tournament
Goalkeeper Defenders Midfielders Forwards

Source:[3]

Goalscorers

4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal
  • Olivier Ayala (playing against Mexico)

Final Ranking

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1  Mexico (H) 5 5 0 0 15 1 +14 15 Champions
2  United States 5 4 0 1 10 6 +4 12 Runners-up
3  El Salvador 5 3 0 2 6 7 1 9 Third place
4  Cuba 5 3 0 2 7 5 +2 9 Fourth Place
5  Panama 3 2 0 1 9 3 +6 6 Eliminated in
Quarter-finals
6  Canada 3 1 0 2 8 7 +1 3
7  Costa Rica 3 1 0 2 2 3 1 3
8  Jamaica 3 1 0 2 4 9 5 3
9  Haiti 2 0 0 2 1 3 2 0 Eliminated in
Group stage
10  Curaçao 2 0 0 2 1 5 4 0
11  Nicaragua 2 0 0 2 1 8 7 0
12  Puerto Rico 2 0 0 2 1 8 7 0
Source: rsssf.com
(H) Host.

Note: Per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-out are counted as draws.

Countries to participate in 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup

The four semi-finalist teams qualified for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

References

  1. "U-20 finals set for Mexico, U-17s to Panama". CONCACAF.com. 10 April 2012. Archived from the original on 7 April 2013. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
  2. "U-20 semifinals moved to Cuauhtemoc". CONCACAF.com. 2013-02-28. Archived from the original on 2013-03-05. Retrieved 2013-03-01.
  3. "U-20 Championship Best Eleven revealed". CONCACAF.com. 4 March 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-03-05. Retrieved 4 March 2013.
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