CONCACAF Under-20 Championship

Short History

     The CONCACAF Under-20 Championship is the international association football event in North America, Central America and the Caribbean region. The tournament was launched in 1962 with Panama as host, and the format has undergone changes over the years. Since 1976 Championship is also the qualification tournament for the FIFA U-20 World Cup. The format of the tournament was changed from 1998 to the 2007 tournament. During that time the top eight teams in the region were divided into two groups of four, each group hosted by a separate nation, and the top two sides from each group qualified for the FIFA U-20 World Cup. There were no champions, the tournament served solely to qualify for the FIFA U-20 World Cup. In 2020, CONCACAF announced the decision to postpone the 2020 tournament due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the new dates of the tournament to be confirmed later.

Tournaments

Editions

Edition Year Host Date Nations Matches Venues Cities
1. 1962 Panama 4 - 18 March 1962 9 nations 20 matches 1 venues 1 cities
2. 1964 Guatemala 2 - 16 April 1964 9 nations 22 matches ? venues ? cities
3. 1970 Cuba 27 Sep - 9 Oct 1970 5 nations 10 matches ? venues ? cities
4. 1973 Mexico 18 Feb - 4 Mar 1973 6 nations 10 matches 2 venues 2 cities
5. 1974 Canada 16 Aug - 1 Sep 1974 12 nations 23 matches ? venues ? cities
6. 1976 Puerto Rico 19 Sep - 6 Oct 1976 15 nations 37 matches ? venues ? cities
7. 1978 Honduras 26 Nov - 17 Dec 1978 13 nations 31 matches ? venues ? cities
8. 1980 United States 1 - 17 August 1980 18 nations 38 matches ? venues ? cities
9. 1982 Guatemala 15 Aug - 5 Sep 1982 12 nations 28 matches ? venues ? cities
10. 1984 Trinidad & Tobago 19 Aug - 7 Sep 1984 16 nations 40 matches ? venues ? cities
11. 1986 Trinidad & Tobago 16 - 31 Augus 1986 10 nations 26 matches ? venues ? cities
12. 1988 Guatemala 9 - 24 April 1988 10 nations 26 matches ? venues ? cities
13. 1990 Guatemala 29 Apr - 11 May 1990 12 nations 18 matches ? venues ? cities
14. 1992 Canada 3 - 14 May 1992 11 nations 21 matches ? venues ? cities
15. 1994 Honduras 17 - 28 August 1994 12 nations 24 matches 4 venues 4 cities
16. 1996 Mexico 14 - 25 April 1996 12 nations 24 matches ? venues ? cities
17. 1998 Trinidad & Tobago
Guatemala
5 - 9 August 1998
6-10 November 1998
4 nations
4 nations
6 matches
6 matches
1 venue
1 venue
1 city
1 city
18. 2001 Canada
Trinidad & Tobago
28 Feb - 4 Mar 2001
18 - 22 March 2001
4 nations
4 nations
6 matches
6 matches
1 venue
1 venue
1 city
1 city
19. 2003 Panama
United States
16 - 20 October 2003
13 - 17 November 2003
4 nations
4 nations
6 matches
6 matches
1 venue
1 venue
1 city
1 city
20. 2005 United States
Honduras
12 - 16 January 2005
26 - 30 January 2005
4 nations
4 nations
6 matches
6 matches
1 venue
1 venue
1 city
1 city
21. 2007 Panama
Mexico
17 - 21 January 2007
21 - 25 February 2007
4 nations
4 nations
6 matches
6 matches
1 venue
1 venue
1 city
1 city
22. 2009 Trinidad & Tobago 6 - 15 March 2009 8 nations 16 matches 2 venues 2 cities
23. 2011 Guatemala 28 Mar - 10 Apr 2011 12 nations 20 matches 2 venues 1 cities
24. 2013 Mexico 18 Feb - 3 Mar 2013 12 nations 20 matches 2 venues 1 cities
25. 2015 Jamaica 9 - 24 January 2015 12 nations 33 matches 2 venues 2 cities
26. 2017 Costa Rica 17 Feb - 5 Mar 2017 12 nations 25 matches 2 venues 2 cities
27. 2018 Costa Rica 1 - 21 November 2018 34 nations 87 matches 4 venues 1 cities

Final positions

Edition Year Host Champions Runners-up Third place
1. 1962 Panama MEXICO Guatemala Netherlands Antilles
2. 1964 Guatemala EL SALVADOR Honduras Guatemala
3. 1970 Cuba MEXICO Cuba Jamaica
4. 1973 Mexico MEXICO Guatemala Cuba
5. 1974 Canada MEXICO Cuba Trinidad & Tobago
6. 1976 Puerto Rico MEXICO Honduras United States
7. 1978 Honduras MEXICO Canada Honduras
8. 1980 United States MEXICO United States
9. 1982 Guatemala HONDURAS United States Costa Rica
10. 1984 Trinidad & Tobago MEXICO Canada El Salvador
11. 1986 Trinidad & Tobago CANADA United States Trinidad & Tobago
12. 1988 Guatemala COSTA RICA United States Cuba
13. 1990 Guatemala MEXICO Trinidad & Tobago United States
14. 1992 Canada MEXICO United States Canada
15. 1994 Honduras HONDURAS Costa Rica Canada
16. 1996 Mexico CANADA Mexico United States
17. 1998 Trinidad & Tobago
Guatemala
United States
Mexico
Costa Rica
Honduras
No champions, top two
qualified for U-20 WC
18. 2001 Canada
Trinidad & Tobago
Canada
Costa Rica
Jamaica
United States
No champions, top two
qualified for U-20 WC
19. 2003 Panama
United States
Panama
Canada
Mexico
United States
No champions, top two
qualified for U-20 WC
20. 2005 United States
Honduras
United States
Canada
Panama
Honduras
No champions, top two
qualified for U-20 WC
21. 2007 Panama
Mexico
United States
Mexico
Panama
Costa Rica
No champions, top two
qualified for U-20 WC
22. 2009 Trinidad & Tobago COSTA RICA United States Honduras
23. 2011 Guatemala MEXICO Costa Rica Guatemala
24. 2013 Mexico MEXICO United States El Salvador
25. 2015 Jamaica MEXICO Panama Honduras
United States
26. 2017 Costa Rica UNITED STATES Honduras
27. 2018 United States UNITED STATES Mexico

Results

Edition Year Host Final 3. place play-off Semi-finals
1. 1962 Panama 1. Mexico, 2. Guatemala 3. Netherlands Antilles, 4. Costa Rica Final round-robin group
2. 1964 Guatemala 1. El Salvador, 2. Honduras 3. Guatemala, 4. Netherlands Antilles Final round-robin group
3. 1970 Cuba 1. Mexico, 2. Cuba 3. Jamaica, 4. El Salvador
5. Bermuda
Round-robin group
4. 1973 Mexico Mexico - Guatemala 2-0 Cuba - Canada 2-0 Mexico - Cuba 1-0
Guatemala - Canada 1-0
5. 1974 Canada Mexico - Cuba 1-0 POF Cuba - Trinidad & Tobago 2-0
POR Mexico - Bermuda 3-0
POR Cuba - Canada 2-2 (p 5-4)
POR Trinidad & Tobago - United States 1-1 (p 5-4)
6. 1976 Puerto Rico Mexico - Honduras 0-0 (p 4-3) United States - Guatemala 1-0 Mexico - Guatemala 2-0
Honduras - United States 1-0
7. 1978 Honduras Mexico - Canada 1-0 Honduras - Costa Rica 2-1 Mexico - Honduras 2-0
Canada - Costa Rica 4-0
8. 1980 United States Mexico - United States 2-0 No third place play-off match Mexico - Canada 1-1 (p 4-3)
United States - Honduras 0-0 (p 9-8)
9. 1982 Guatemala Honduras - United States 1-0 Costa Rica - Guatemala 3-2 Honduras - Costa Rica 1-0
United States - Guatemala 3-1
10. 1984 Trinidad & Tobago Mexico - Canada 2-1 El Salvador - United States 4-2 Mexico - United States 1-0
Canada - El Salvador 1-0 (a.e.t.)
11. 1986 Trinidad & Tobago 1. Canada, 2. United States 3. Trinidad & Tobago, 4. Cuba Final round-robin group
12. 1988 Guatemala 1. Costa Rica, 2. United States 3. Cuba, 4. Mexico* *Mexico was disqualified
for using four overage players
13. 1990 Guatemala 1. Mexico, 2. Trinidad & Tobago 3. United States, 4. Guatemala Final round-robin group
14. 1992 Canada 1. Mexico, 2. United States 3. Canada, 4. Honduras Final round-robin group
15. 1994 Honduras 1. Honduras, 2. Costa Rica 3. Canada, 4. El Salvador Final round-robin group
16. 1996 Mexico Canada - Mexico 2-2 Canada - United States 2-0
Mexico - United States 2-1
Championship group
17. 1998 Trinidad & Tobago
Guatemala
1. United States, 2. Costa Rica
1. Mexico, 2. Honduras
3. Canada, 4. Trinidad & Tobago
3. Guatemala, 4. Jamaica
Round-robin group
Top 2 qualified for U-20 WC
18. 2001 Canada
Trinidad & Tobago
1. Canada, 2. Jamaica
1. Costa Rica, 2. United States
3. Mexico, 4. Honduras
3. Trinidad & Tobago, 4. Guatemala
Round-robin group
Top 2 qualified for U-20 WC
19. 2003 Panama
United States
1. Panama, 2. Mexico
1. Canada, 2. United States
3. Cuba, 4. Guatemala
3. Haiti, 4. El Salvador
Round-robin group
Top 2 qualified for U-20 WC
20. 2005 United States
Honduras
1. United States, 2. Panama
1. Canada, 2. Honduras
3. Costa Rica, 4. Trinidad & Tobago
3. Mexico, 4. Jamaica
Round-robin group
Top 2 qualified for U-20 WC
21. 2007 Panama
Mexico
1. United States, 2. Panama
1. Mexico, 2. Costa Rica
3. Haiti, 4. Guatemala
3. Saint Kitts & Nevis, 4. Jamaica
Round-robin group
Top 2 qualified for U-20 WC
22. 2009 Trinidad & Tobago Costa Rica - United States 3-0 Honduras - Trinidad & Tobago 2-1 Costa Rica - Honduras 0-0 (p 4-2)
United States - Trinidad & Tobago 0-0 (p 4-3)
23. 2011 Guatemala Mexico - Costa Rica 3-1 Guatemala - Panama 0-0 (p 7-6) Mexico - Panama 4-1
Costa Rica - Guatemala 2-1
24. 2013 Mexico Mexico - United States 3-1 (a.e.t.) El Salvador - Cuba 1-0 Mexico - El Salvador 2-0
United States - Cuba 2-0
25. 2015 Jamaica Mexico - Panama 1-1 (p 4-2) PO Honduras - Guatemala 2-1
PO United States - El Salvador 2-0
Play-off matches was played
for two more places for U-20 WC
26. 2017 Costa Rica United States - Honduras 0-0 (p 5-3) Mexico, Costa Rica Second round group stage
1. go to final and U-20 WC, 2. qualify for U-20 WC
27. 2018 United States United States - Mexico 2-0 Honduras, Panama Second round group stage
1. go to final and U-20 WC, 2. qualify for U-20 WC

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