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 coach 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  : 1988, 2009

Competitive record

FIFA U-20 World Cup

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
2021 To be determined
Total Fourth Place 9/23 35 12 4 19 41 62
* Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Individual awards

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

Year Golden Glove
2009 Esteban Alvarado

Results

CONCACAF Under-20 Championship
YearPWTLFADPtsFinish
196273131910+97Fourth Place
1964Did not qualify
1970Did not qualify
1973Did not qualify
1974311172+53Group Phase
1976Did not qualify
197874121310+39Semifinalist
1980310257-22Group Phase
198274211710+710Third place
19846222137+66Second round
1986Did not qualify
19889810246+1817Champions
19904301113+86Group Phase
1992311142+23Group Phase
19946411187+1113Runners-up
19965401124+812Fourth Place
1998321061+572nd Group B
20013210122+1071st Group A
2003Did not qualify
200531114404Group Phase
2007321063+372nd Group B
2009532061+511Champions
20114301134+99Runners-up
2013310223–13Quaterfinalist
2015Did not qualify
201752125507Fourth Place
20186411155+1013Fifth Place
Totals8951172119791+106143

Record versus other nations at U-20 World Cup

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

References

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