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Latin America U20 Football Championship 2023 schedule and squad: South American U-20 Championship After 4 Years!

2023 South American U-20 Championship Squads And Fixtures: Latin America U20 Football Championship 2023 Argentina and Brazil are going to meet a few months after the end of World Cup Fullball-2022. Latin America U-20 Championship tournament Bangladesh Time on January 24, 2023, at 6:30 AM.

However, even though this match is between two countries, the national team players or seniors will not play here. Under-20 or junior players (U20) from the two most popular football countries in the world will take part in the ‘Latin America U-20 Championship tournament.

On Saturday the Argentine Under-20 team takes the field against Paraguay in their first match of the traditional South American Championship, played for the first time in four years after the 2021 edition fell victim to Covid.

South American U-20 Championship 2023

The South American U-20 Championship returns after 4 years as a result of the cancellation of the 2021 edition. The tournament will serve as qualifier for two international events. The top four teams will qualify for the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Indonesia as the CONMEBOL representatives.

Latin America U20 Football Championship 2023

After four years in the wilderness, one of South America’s top youth tournaments returns this week as the U20 South American Championships gets underway in Colombia. In 2019, it was Ecuador had a terrific campaign by picking up their first U20 South American Championship title.

Four of their players; Diego Palacios, Jackson Porozo, Gonzalo Plata, and Leonardo Campana featured in the team of the tournament and since then, have earned moves to Europe or MLS.

Also, featuring in the 2019 team of the tournament was Julián Álvarez, who in the four years following the competition has gone on to lift several club accolades with River Plate, moved to Manchester City, and placed himself at the epitome of international football by lifting the Copa America and World Cup.

Over the next month, ten countries will battle it out for four places in the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Indonesia later this year, and the three highest qualifiers will also compete at the 2023 Pan American Games.

Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Peru are in Group A of the Under-20 Copa America. Group ‘B’ includes Ecuador, Uruguay, Venezuela, Chile, and Bolivia. The Brazil-Argentina match will be on January 24.

Final on February 12. Even though it is an under-20 team game, as the World Cup excitement is still there, there is a frenzy around this match among football lovers.

South American Championship 2023 Tournament Schedule (Group Stage)

Thursday 19th January 2023

Peru vs Brazil Kick-off — 22:00 (GMT)

Friday 20th January 2023

Colombia v Paraguay Kick-off 00:30 (GMT)

Bolivia v Venezuela Kick-off 22:00 (GMT)

Saturday 21st January 2023

Ecuador v Chile Kick-off 00:30 (GMT)

Paraguay v Argentina Kick-off 21:00 (GMT)

Peru v Colombia Kick-off 23:30 (GMT)

Sunday 22nd January 2023

Bolivia v Ecuador Kick-off 21:00 (GMT)

Chile v Uruguay Kick-off 23:30 (GMT)

Monday 23rd January 2023

Paraguay v Peru Kick-off 22:00 (GMT)

Tuesday 24th January 2023

Argentina v Brazil Kick-off 00:30 (GMT)

Uruguay v Venezuela Kick-off 22:00 (GMT)

Wednesday 25th January 2023

Chile v Bolivia Kick-off 00:30 (GMT)

Argentina v Peru Kick-off 22:00 (GMT)

Thursday 26th January 2023

Brazil v Colombia Kick-off 00:30 (GMT)

Uruguay v Bolivia Kick-off 22:00 (GMT)

Friday 27th January 2023

Venezuela v Ecuador Kick-off 00:30 (GMT)

Saturday 28th January 2023

Brazil v Paraguay Kick-off 00:30 (GMT)

Colombia v Argentina Kick-off 00:30 (GMT)

Ecuador v Uruguay Kick off 23:30 (GMT)

Venezuela v Chile Kick-off 23:30 (GMT)

The fixtures for the Final stage will be updated after the group stage is complete.

Latin America Championship 2023 squad Group A

Those who do well at the U-20 level can expect a rapid promotion. And now, exactly 20 years after Mascherano made his name with Argentina’s U-20s, he is now coaching the side in the 2023 version of the tournament.

Only two of his squad had been born when he was in action back in 2003. Central midfielder Maximo Perrone was just a few days old back then and is now on the verge of trading Velez Sarsfield for Manchester City or at least one of the teams in the City Group, who already have signed Brazil striker Savio, currently on loan at PSV Eindhoven in the Netherlands, and Peru right back Kluiverth Aguilar, on loan at Lommel in Belgium. Source Espn

Latin America U20 Football Championship 2023
Latin America U20 Football Championship 2023

Colombia Squad

Goalkeepers: Alexei Rojas, Luis Marquinez, Cristian Santander

Defenders: Juan Mina, Andrés Salazar, Édier Ocampo, Fernando Álvarez, Julián Palacios, Kevin Mantilla, Daniel Pedrozo

Midfielders: Daniel Luna, Óscar Cortés, Jhon Vélez, Gustavo Puerta, Alexis Manyoma, Miguel Ángel Monsalve, Johan Torres, Juan Castilla

Forwards: Ricardo Caraball, Jhon Jáder Durán, Juanda Fuentes, Isaac Zuleta, Jorge Cabezas

Argentina Squad

Goalkeepers: Federico Gomes Gerth, Franco Herrera, Francisco Gómez

Defenders: Lautaro Di Lollo, Nahuel Génez, Julián Aude, Brian Aguilar, Agustín Giay, Valentín Gómez, Francisco Marco, Ulises Ciccioli

Midfielders: Maximiliano González, Máximo Perrone, Axel Encinas, Facundo Buonanotte, Gino Infantino, Nico Paz, Brian Aguirre

Forwards: Ignacio Maestro Puch, Alejo Véliz, Santiago Castro, Nicolás Vallejo, Julián Fernández

Brazil Squad

Goalkeepers: Kaíque, Kauã Santos, Mycael

Defenders: Arthur, Kaiki Bruno, Patryck, André Dhominique, Douglas Mendes, Robert Renan, Weverton, Jean Pedroso

Midfielders: Andrey Santos, Marlon Gomes, Alexsander, Ronald, Guilherme Biro

Forwards: Pedro Henrique, Stênio Zanetti, Giovane, Renan Viana, Sávio, Vitor Roque, Luis Guilherme

Paraguay Squad

Goalkeepers: Ángel González, Rodrigo Frutos, Javier Talavera

Defenders: Alan Núñez, Gilberto Flores, Alexis Cantero, Thiago Servín, Abel Brítez, Axel Alfonzo, Alexis Fretes, Víctor Cabañas, Luis Rolón

Midfielders: Víctor Quintana, Diego Gómez, Matías Segovia, Nelson Gauto, Ariel Gamarra, César Olmedo, Tobías Sanabria

Forwards: Diego González, Allan Wlk, Leonardo Rolón, Kevin Pereira

Peru Squad

Goalkeepers: Sebastián Amasifuen, Denzel Caña, Josué Vargas

Defenders: Kluiverth Aguilar, Nicolás Amasifuen, Sebastián Aranda, Álex Custodio, Matías Lazo, Gilmar Paredes, Arón Sánchez, Anderson Villacorta

Midfielders: Gonzalo Aguirre,Catriel Cabellos, Jack Carhuallanqui, Álvaro Rojas, André Vásquez, Valentino Sandoval

Forwards: Kenji Cabrera, Juan Pablo Goicochea
Bruno Portugal, Sebastien Pineau, Diether Vásquez, Diego Otoya

south america u20 championship history

In 2003, Javier Mascherano made his full debut for Argentina before he had even played a senior game for River Plate. Argentina knew they had a special player on their hands.

At the start of the year, Mascherano had given an extended display of his potential in the South American Under-20 Championship. a tournament that probably does not receive the attention that it deserves.

Normally held every two years, the competition kicks off on Thursday and runs until Feb. 12. after being canceled in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The last version was in 2019 and graduates from that tournament were present in all of the South American squads at the 2022 World Cup.

Argentina’s newly crowned world champion Julian Alvarez, for example, was on show four years ago, as were Darwin Nunez of Uruguay and Rodrygo of Brazil — plus five of Ecuador’s squad.

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