Uruguay (8th title)
| 4 (in 4 host cities)|
| 18 January – 11 February 2017|
January 2017 – 7 February 2017
2017 Copa Libertadores, 2017 Copa Sudamericana, 2016 Campeonato Ecuatoria, 2015 FIFA U‑20 World Cup, 2013 FIFA U‑20 World Cup
The 2017 South American Youth Championship (Spanish: Campeonato Sudamericano Sub-20 Juventud de América Ecuador 2017, Brazilian Portuguese: Campeonato Sul-Americano Sub-20 Juventude da América Ecuador 2017) was a football competition for the under-20 national teams in South America organized by CONMEBOL. It was held in Ecuador from 18 January to 11 February 2017.
Uruguay, Ecuador, Venezuela and Argentina, which were the top four teams of this tournament, qualified for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup in South Korea.
2017 South American Youth Football Championship Wikipedia
Each team may register a squad of 23 players (three of whom must be goalkeepers).
A total of eight venues were announced in July 2016. The tournament was originally to played in five venues, but Estadio La Cocha in Latacunga was dropped as refurbishment work was not completed in time.
The referees are:
The draw was held on 7 December 2016, 11:00 local time, at the CONMEBOL headquarters in Luque, Paraguay. The ten teams were drawn into two groups of five. Ecuador (hosts) and Argentina (title holders) were seeded into Group A and Group B respectively, while the other four seeding pots, based on the results of the 2015 South American Youth Football Championship, were Colombia–Uruguay, Brazil–Peru, Paraguay–Venezuela, and Bolivia–Chile.
The top three teams in each group advance to the final stage.Tiebreakers
When teams finish level of points, the final order is determined according to:
- goal difference
- goals scored
- head-to-head result between tied teams (two teams only)
- drawing of lots
All times local, ECT (UTC−5).
When teams finish level of points, the final order is determined according to the same criteria as the first stage, taking into account only matches in the final stage.5 goals
Agustín Rogel (playing against Argentina)
The following four teams from CONMEBOL qualified for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup.