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Guatemala national under-20 football team


Guatemala national under-20 football team

 Guatemala U-20 national team
Nickname(s) La Azul y Blanco (The Blue and White)
Association Federación Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala
Confederation CONCACAF
Head coach Guillermo Marzolini Morales
Captain Elías Enoc Vásquez
Home stadium Estadio Mateo Flores

The Guatemala national Under-20 football team is the national under-20 age level football team of Guatemala, and represents the nation in under-20 international matches. The team has been managed by Paraguayan coach Ever Hugo Almeida since 2010.

The team qualified to the 2011 U-20 World Cup by finishing in the top 4 of the CONCACAF region at the 2011 CONCACAF U-20 Championship, earning the first participation in a World Cup finals tournament at any level for Guatemala.


  • History 1
    • 2011 U-20 World Cup 1.1
  • Current players 2
  • Competitive Record 3
    • FIFA U-20 World Cup 3.1
  • Current technical staff 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


At the 2011 CONCACAF U-20 Championship held in Guatemala City in March and April 2011, Guatemala advanced to the second round as second of a 3-team series which included Honduras and Jamaica. Guatemala then played a direct elimination quarterfinal match against the United States, and won 2-1 which secured a place in the top four and thus participation in the 2011 U-20 World Cup. The result was considered a significant upset by the international news media as the United States was one of the strongest teams in CONCACAF.[1][2]

2011 U-20 World Cup

Guatemala was drawn into Group D of the tournament along Nigeria, Croatia, and Saudi Arabia. Their debut match was a 0-5 loss against Nigeria.[3] Following a 6-0 loss to Saudi Arabia, Guatemala defeated Croatia 1-0 to advance to the Round of 16, where they were eliminated by losing 0-1 to Portugal.

Current players

The following is the squad from the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Roberto Padilla (1993-07-09)09 July 1993 (aged 18) Comunicaciones
2 2DF José Andrade (1991-04-11)11 April 1991 (aged 20) Cobán Imperial
3 2DF Manuel Moreno (1991-06-18)18 June 1991 (aged 20) Juventud Retalteca
4 2DF William Ramírez (1991-04-21)21 April 1991 (aged 20) Nueva Concepción
5 2DF Elías Vásquez (c) (1992-06-18)18 June 1992 (aged 19) Comunicaciones
6 3MF José del Aguila (1991-03-07)07 March 1991 (aged 20) Comunicaciones
7 3MF Marvín Ceballos (1992-04-22)22 April 1992 (aged 19) Comunicaciones
8 3MF José Carlos Castillo (1992-02-18)18 February 1992 (aged 19) Chiapas
9 4FW Henry López (1992-08-08)08 August 1992 (aged 18) Tigres de la UANL
10 3MF Kevin Norales (1991-01-26)26 January 1991 (aged 20) Deportivo Marquense
11 3MF Kendell Herrarte (1992-04-06)06 April 1992 (aged 19) Comunicaciones
12 1GK José Carlos Morales (1991-02-14)14 February 1991 (aged 20) La Gomera
13 4FW José Eduardo Melgar (1991-01-12)12 January 1991 (aged 20) Juventud Escuintleca
14 2DF José Lémus (1992-12-05)05 December 1992 (aged 18) Comunicaciones
15 2DF Sixto Betancourt (1992-05-16)16 May 1992 (aged 19) Deportivo Marquense
16 3MF Cristian Lima (1992-10-02)02 October 1992 (aged 18) Jalapa
17 3MF Marco Rivas (1991-04-02)02 April 1991 (aged 20) Municipal
18 4FW Abner Bonilla (1991-10-05)05 October 1991 (aged 19) Juventud Escuintleca
19 2DF Walter Arriola (1992-10-20)20 October 1992 (aged 18) Deportivo Cahabón
20 4FW Gerson Lima (1992-11-10)10 November 1992 (aged 18) Xelajú MC
21 1GK José Carlos García (1993-02-16)16 February 1993 (aged 18) Nueva Concepción

Competitive Record

FIFA U-20 World Cup

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
1977 Did Not Qualify
1979 Did Not Qualify
1981 Did Not Qualify
1983 Did Not Qualify
1985 Did Not Qualify
1987 Did Not Qualify
1989 Did Not Qualify
1991 Did Not Qualify
1993 Did Not Qualify
1995 Did Not Qualify
1997 Did Not Qualify
1999 Did Not Qualify
2001 Did Not Qualify
2003 Did Not Qualify
2005 Did Not Qualify
2007 Did Not Qualify
2009 Did Not Qualify
2011 Round of 16 4 1 0 3 1 12
Total 1/18 4 1 0 3 1 12

Current technical staff

See also


  1. ^ (Spanish)Source:
  2. ^ Source:
  3. ^ Source:

External links

  • Soccerway Profile
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