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2017 South American Youth Football Championship

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Host country  Ecuador
Champions  Uruguay (8th title)
Third place  Venezuela
Teams  10
Venue(s)  4 (in 4 host cities)
Runners-up  Ecuador
Location  Ecuador
2017 South American Youth Football Championship httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediaen114201
Dates  18 January – 11 February 2017
Period  January 2017 – 7 February 2017
Similar  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.


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.

Match officials

The referees are:

First stage

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.


When teams finish level of points, the final order is determined according to:

  1. goal difference
  2. goals scored
  3. head-to-head result between tied teams (two teams only)
  4. drawing of lots

All times local, ECT (UTC−5).

Final stage

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
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal
  • Agustín Rogel (playing against Argentina)
  • Source: CONMEBOL.com

    Qualified teams for FIFA U-20 World Cup

    The following four teams from CONMEBOL qualified for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup.


    2017 South American Youth Football Championship Wikipedia

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