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2015 CONCACAF U 20 Championship

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Host country  Jamaica
Venue(s)  2 (in 2 host cities)
Runners-up  Panama
Dates  9–24 January 2015
Champions  Mexico (13th title)
2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship

Teams  12 (from 1 confederation)

The 2015 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship was an association football tournament that took place from 9 to 24 January 2015 in Jamaica. It determined the four CONCACAF teams that will participate at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand.



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


In March 2014, Enrique Sanz invited nations to bid for the hosting rights of the tournament. The deadline for submissions was 14 April 2014. On 23 July, it was announced that Jamaica would be the host nation.

New format

Previously there were four groups of three teams during the group stage of the competition, each team played a minimum of two games and the previous format had a total of 20 matches. For this tournament, there was two groups of six teams, each team played a minimum of five games and the competition had a total of 33 matches. CONCACAF stated that the new format would aid development and competition.

The knockout phase, which included eight matches, comprised four quarter finals, two semi-finals, a third-place playoff and a final games was replaced with two playoff games and a final.


The draw took place on 30 October at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

On 28 October 2014, CONCACAF announced the procedure of the draw. The 12 teams were divided into three differing pots:

Prior to the draw, hosts Jamaica were assigned to position A1. Teams were grouped according to the order in which they were drawn, the odd numbered drawn teams were assigned a position from Pot A (Group A) and the even numbered draws were assigned a position from Pot B (Group B).


Only players born on or after 1 January 1995 were eligible to play in the tournament. Each participating national association were required to provide a provisional list of 20-30 players to CONCACAF before 10 December 2014, and a final 20-man selection was required by 30 December 2014.

Group stage

All times local: UTC−05:00.

Final stage

In the final stage, if a match is level at the end of normal playing time, extra time is played (two periods of 15 minutes each) and followed, if necessary, by a penalty shoot-out to determine the winner.

Playoff stage

The second-and third-place teams from each group were re-seeded by group stage results, with the best team facing the fourth-best team, and the second-best team facing the third-best team.

Honduras and the United States qualified to the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup.


Both Mexico and Panama qualified to the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup.


Golden Ball
  • Luis Pereira
  • Golden Boot

    The award was shared.

  • Romain Gall
  • Hirving Lozano
  • Golden Glove
  • Jaime De Gracia
  • Fair Play Award
  •  United States
  • Best XI
  • Goalkeeper: Jaime De Gracia
  • Right Defender: Shaquell Moore
  • Central Defender: Rodrigo González
  • Central Defender: Chin Hormechea
  • Left Defender: Kevin Galván
  • Right Midfielder: Hirving Lozano
  • Central Midfielder: Erick Gutiérrez
  • Central Midfielder: Luís Pereira
  • Left Midfielder: Romain Gall
  • Forward: Alejandro Díaz
  • Forward: Ismael Díaz
  • Top goal scorers

    Players with three or more goals:

    5 goals
  • Hirving Lozano
  • Romain Gall
  • 4 goals
  • Jonel Désiré
  • Alberth Elis
  • Bryan Róchez
  • Alejandro Díaz
  • Ismael Díaz
  • 3 goals
  • Jordan Hamilton
  • Juan Barahona
  • José Villavicencio
  • Guillermo Martínez
  • José Ramírez
  • Final Ranking

    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.


    2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship Wikipedia