|Nickname(s)||La Rojita (The Little Red One)|
|Association||Federación de Fútbol de Chile|
|Confederation||CONMEBOL (South America)|
|Head coach||Patricio Ormazábal|
(Santiago, Chile; 14 March 1951)
(Doetinchem, Netherlands; 11 June 2005)
(Doetinchem, Netherlands; 15 June 2005)
|FIFA U-20 World Cup|
|Appearances||6 (first in 1987 )|
|Best result||Third place, 2007|
|South American Youth Championship|
|Appearances||27 (first in 1954 )|
|Best result||Runner-up, 1975|
|U-20 World Cup|
|U-20 South American Youth Championship|
|Premier Under-20 Milk Cup|
|2008 Toulon Tournament||Team|
|2009 Toulon Tournament||Team|
Chile national under-20 football team, also known as Chile Sub-20 or La Rojita, is part of the Federación de Fútbol de Chile. The U-20 team is considered to be the breeding ground for future Chile national football team players. The Chile U-20 national team has participated in seven U-20 World Cups Chile 1987, Qatar 1995, Argentina 2001, Netherlands 2005, Canada 2007 and Turkey 2013.
One of the best and earliest U-20 World Cup campaigns was when Chile hosted the tournament in 1987, finishing in fourth place. In the most recent 2007 U-20 World Cup the team earned a third-place position, making it Chile's most successful U-20 campaign to date.
The Chile national U-20 football team also participates in the South American Youth Championship which act as qualifier for the U-20 World Cup.[ citation needed ]
The first World Cup the U-20 national team gained entry came in 1987 when Chile was granted the right to host. Chile headed Group A which included Australia, Togo, and Yugoslavia. October 10, 1987 Chile faced eventual tournament winners Yugoslavia in Santiago in the presence of a crowd totaling 67,000 spectators. All of Chile's early group matches were held in Santiago at the Estadio Nacional. Chile lost the opening game by a score of 2–4, with Lukas Tudor and Camilo Pino scoring for the squad.
The second match against Togo, had Chile winning by a score of 3–0, with Pino scoring through a penalty kick in the '8 minute of the match. Tudor would also respond by scoring two goals in the 32nd and 75th minute of the match and securing victory.
The next game against Australia was staged in front of 75,000 people. Chile using the advantage of having support from its crowd, defeated Australia 2–0 with both goals coming from Pino in the 22nd and 52nd minutes of the match.
Chile advanced to the Quarter-Finals in second place, and later played Italy in the city of Concepción, Chile. Chile's margin of victory came with the minimum difference of a 1–0 score. The result in effect would lead ti a face-off against West Germany in the Semi-Finals. The match featured West Germany ultimately winning 4–0. The third place spot was to be played against East Germany where Chile fell on penalty kicks 3–1 after a game that had both sides drawn 1–1.
|October 10, 1987||Santiago, Chile||L||2 - 4|
|October 13, 1987||Santiago, Chile||W||3 - 0|
|October 17, 1987||Santiago, Chile||W||2 - 0|
|October 21, 1987||Concepción, Chile||W||1 - 0|
|October 23, 1987||Concepción, Chile||L||0 - 4|
|October 25, 1987||Santiago, Chile||D||1(1) - 1(3)|
June 11, 2005, Chile faced CONCACAF opponents Honduras at the De Vijverberg stadium in Doetinchem, Netherlands, in what was to be the first match pertaining to group C. Massimo Busacca from Switzerland was the referee of the match. Chile, in front of 6,800 spectators, opened the scoring in the first-half with goals from forward Parada in the 11th minute and midfielder José Pedro Fuenzalida in the 30th minute. The scoring momentum continued onto the second-half, where Fuenzalida added another goal onto his personal tally in the 53rd minute, while Matías Fernández followed with a goal of his own in the 67th. Two minutes later, in the 69th, Gonzalo Jara would also score which was followed by another strike from Parada in the 71st. Pedro Morales concluded with the last goal of the day in the 77th minute, making the final score 7–0, an impressive start for "La Rojita.
Four days later, on June 15, 2005, Chile experienced a crushing blow against Spain. The match was again held at De Vijverberg, and the referee in charge was Benito Archundia from Mexico. An estimate of 6,600 spectators were in attendance with Spaniard Fernando Llorente scoring four goals. Chile, playing with ten men witnessed, fell 0–7, bringing their goal differential to zero.
On June 17, 2005, at Galgenwaard Stadion in Utrecht (city), Chile competed against Morocco amid a crowd of 11,000. The referee was Australian Mark Shield. The only goal was scored by Moroccan forward Tarik Bendamou in the 47th minute.
A total of three points was enough for Chile to qualify in a best third place spot for the second round and on June 22, 2005, Chile played hosts Netherlands at De Vijverberg stadium. Dutch forwards Ryan Babel, Quincy Owusu-Abeyie and Collins John would each score for the Dutch in a game finishing 3–0, thus eliminating Chile from the World Cup.
|June 11, 2005||Doetinchem, Netherlands||W||7 - 0|
|June 15, 2005||Doetinchem, Netherlands||L||0 - 7|
|June 17, 2005||Utrecht, Netherlands||L||0 - 1|
|June 22, 2005||Doetinchem, Netherlands||L||0 - 3|
Canada 2007 was Chile's fifth overall participation in the U-20 world youth championship. Chile opened Group A against the host nation of Canada in Toronto, with Chile winning 3–0. The game featured a Chilean side with adequate possession of the ball and attentive striking from forwards Medina, team captain Carlos Carmona, and late game substitute Jaime Grondona.
The second match was against the African youth champions the Republic of Congo in Edmonton. Chile soundly defeated a ten-man squad with a score of 3–0, goals coming from striker Alexis Sánchez, Nicolás Medina and Arturo Vidal.
The third game was against Austria where after 90 minutes the game ended in scoreless 0–0, the result was enough for Chile to clinch the first spot of the group.In the second round, Chile went up against Portugal, who had qualified as third of their group. Chile with a goal from Vidal in the 45th minute of first half secured a pass onto the quarter-final.
The quarter-final included Nigeria, where after a scoreless 90 minutes the game was to be decided in extra time. Within the next final 30 minutes of the match, Chile would win 4–0 with finishes coming off a header from Jaime Grondona, a penalty kick by Mauricio Isla after Chilean player Mathías Vidangossy was brought down in the box, a deadly counter strike finish from Isla in the 117th minute and a late finish from Vidangossy after rounding the goalkeeper in injury time.
The semi-final against Argentina proved controversial where referee Wolfgang Stark would send off two Chilean players, Dagoberto Currimilla and Gary Medel. Playing with nine men proved drastic, as Chile would go on to lose 3–0.
The third place spot brought a familiar opponent group A, rivals Austria. The match was a consolation prize for the teams in dispute and a meritable reward after a hard fought campaign. Both countries would initiate great plays. One goal was enough with Chile's defender Hans Martínez hitting the ball past the goalkeeper and onto the net from a free kick cross, ending the match 1–0.
Goalkeeper Christopher Toselli set a record after going 492 minutes without conceding a goal, breaking the old record of 484 minutes held by under-20 Brazilian goalkeeper Cláudio Taffarel since the 1985 World Cup.
Alexis Sánchez, Mathías Vidangossy, Arturo Vidal, Cristián Suárez and Christopher Toselli all listed as candidates for top player of the tournament.
|July 1, 2007||Toronto, Canada||W||3 - 0|
|July 5, 2007||Edmonton, Canada||W||3 - 0|
|July 8, 2007||Toronto, Canada||D||0 - 0|
|July 12, 2007||Edmonton, Canada||W||1 - 0|
|July 15, 2007||Montreal, Canada||W||4 - 0|
|July 19, 2007||Toronto, Canada||L||0 - 3|
|July 22, 2007||Toronto, Canada||W||1 - 0|
Turkey 2013 marks the sixth time the Chilean U-20 team has participated in the U-20 world youth championship. The Chilean team ended the first stage of the championship in second position with 4 points, with a victory against Egypt (2-1), a draw against England (1-1), and a final defeat against Iraq (1-2). Despite the mixed results, the team advanced to the knockout stages, defeating Croatia (2-1).
|June 23, 2013||Antalya, Turkey||W||2 - 1|
|June 26, 2013||Antalya, Turkey||D||1 - 1|
|June 29, 2013||Antalya, Turkey||L||1 - 2|
|July 3, 2013||Bursa, Turkey||W||2 - 0|
|July 7, 2013||Istanbul, Turkey||L||3- - 4|
|Did not qualify|
|Did not qualify|
|Did not qualify|
|Did not qualify|
|Did not qualify|
|Did not qualify|
|To be determined|
|FIFA World Youth Championship U20 History|
|Round of 16||Lose|
|Round of 16||Win|
|Round of 16||Win|
|FIFA World Youth Championship/U-20 World Cup||Round||Opponent||Score||Result||Venue||Chile scorers|
|1987||Group stage||2–4||L||Santiago de Chile|| Tudor |
|3–0||W||Santiago de Chile|| Pino |
|2–0||W||Santiago de Chile|| Pino |
|Quarter-finals||1–0||W||Concepción|| Pino |
|Third place match|| 1–1 ( a.e.t. )|
|D||Santiago de Chile|| González |
|1995||Group stage||2-2||D||Doha|| Rozental |
|1–1||D||Doha|| Rozental |
|3–6||L||Doha|| Rozental |
|2001||Group stage||2–4||L||Mendoza|| Millar |
|1–4||L||Mendoza|| Valdés |
|1–0||W||Mendoza|| Berríos |
|2005||Group stage||7–0||W||Doetinchem|| Parada |
|Round of 16||0–3||L||Doetinchem||—|
|2007||Group stage||3–0||W||Toronto|| Medina |
|3–0||W||Edmonton|| Sánchez |
|Round of 16||1–0||W||Edmonton|| Vidal |
|Quarter-finals||4–0 ( a.e.t. )||W||Montreal|| Grondona |
|Third place match||1–0||W||Toronto|| Martínez |
|2013||Group stage||2–1||W||Antalya|| Castillo |
|1–1||D||Antalya|| Castillo |
|1–2||L||Antalya|| Mora |
|Round of 16||2–0||W||Bursa|| Castillo |
|Quarter-finals||3–4 ( a.e.t. )||L||Istanbul|| Castillo |
|FIFA World Cup matches (by team)|
|Opponent||Wins||Draws||Losses||Total||Goals Scored||Goals Conceded|
This is the official list of 23 players for the 2019 South American Youth Football Championship in Chile.
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Club|
|1||GK||Luis Ureta||8 March 1999 (aged 19)|
|2||DF||Nicolás Fernández||3 August 1999 (aged 19)|
|3||DF||Lucas Alarcón||5 March 2000 (aged 18)|
|4||DF||Matías Ibacache||11 January 1999 (aged 20)|
|5||DF||Tomás Alarcón||2 October 1999 (aged 19)|
|6||MF||Axl Ríos||11 July 1999 (aged 19)|
|7||FW||Iván Morales||29 July 1999 (aged 19)|
|8||MF||Ariel Uribe||14 February 1999 (aged 19)|
|9||FW||Diego Valencia||14 January 2000 (aged 19)|
|10||FW||Marcelo Allende||7 April 1999 (aged 19)|
|11||MF||Matías Marín||19 December 1999 (aged 19)|
|12||GK||Julio Bórquez||20 April 2000 (aged 18)|
|13||MF||Víctor Méndez||23 September 1999 (aged 19)|
|14||MF||Carlos Villanueva||1 July 1999 (aged 19)|
|15||FW||Esteban Valencia||13 August 1999 (aged 19)|
|16||FW||Matías Meneses||28 March 1999 (aged 19)|
|17||MF||Vicente Fernández||17 February 1999 (aged 19)|
|18||FW||Antonio Díaz||26 April 2000 (aged 18)|
|19||FW||David Salazar||19 April 1999 (aged 19)|
|20||MF||Matías Sepúlveda||12 March 1999 (aged 19)|
|21||DF||Kennet Lara||10 June 1999 (aged 19)|
|22||DF||Nicolás Díaz||20 May 1999 (aged 19)|
|23||GK||Cristóbal Campos||1 January 1999 (aged 20)|
Coach: Luis Ibarra
|1||Guillermo Velasco||GK||02.06.1968|| Santiago Wanderers |
|2||Mauricio Soto||DF||21.02.1969|| Puerto Montt |
|3||Carlos Ramírez||DF||26.02.1968|| Huachipato |
|4||Hugo Cortéz||DF||03.06.1968|| Cobreandino |
|5||Javier Margas||DF||10.05.1969|| Colo-Colo |
|6||Luis Musrri||MF||24.12.1969|| Universidad de Chile |
|7||Raimundo Tupper||FW||07.01.1969|| Universidad Católica |
|8||Sandro Navarrete||MF||16.11.1968|| Huachipato |
|9||Lukas Tudor||FW||21.02.1969|| Universidad Católica |
|10||Fabián Estay||MF||05.10.1968|| Universidad Católica |
|11||Pedro González||FW||17.10.1967|| Club Deportivo Valdivia |
|12||Gerhard Reiher||GK||21.04.1968|| Provincial Osorno |
|13||Miguel Latín||DF||27.07.1968|| Santiago Wanderers |
|14||Juan Carreño||FW||16.11.1968|| Colo-Colo |
|15||Reinaldo Hoffmann||DF||18.03.1968|| Cobresal |
|16||Héctor Cabello||MF||14.01.1968|| La Serena |
|17||Camilo Pino||MF||04.03.1968|| Cobreloa |
|18||Juan Reyes||FW||31.08.1967|| O'Higgins |
Coach: Leonardo Véliz
|1||Carlos Toro||GK||02.04.1976|| Santiago Wanderers |
|2||Francisco Fernández||DF||19.08.1975|| Colo-Colo |
|3||Mauricio Donoso||MF||30.04.1976|| Cobreloa |
|4||Nelson Garrido||DF||02.12.1977|| Universidad Católica |
|5||Jorge Vargas||DF||08.02.1976|| Huachipato |
|6||Dion Valle||DF||22.07.1977|| Colo-Colo |
|7||Rodrigo Valenzuela||FW||27.11.1975|| Unión Española |
|8||Carlos Barraza||MF||12.03.1976|| La Serena |
|9||Alejandro Osorio||MF||24.09.1976|| O'Higgins |
|10||Frank Lobos||MF||25.09.1976|| Colo-Colo |
|11||Sebastián Rozental||FW||01.09.1976|| Universidad Católica |
|12||Ariel Salas||GK||19.10.1976|| Colo-Colo |
|13||Héctor Tapia||FW||30.09.1977|| Colo-Colo |
|14||Cristian Uribe||MF||01.08.1976|| Huachipato |
|15||Fernando Martel||MF||02.10.1975|| Unión San Felipe |
|16||Mauricio Aros||DF||09.03.1976|| Deportes Concepción |
|17||Juan Carlos Madrid||FW||20.10.1975|| Universidad Católica |
|18||Dante Poli||DF||15.08.1976|| Universidad Católica |
Coach: Hector Pinto
|1||Jhonny Herrera||GK||09.05.1981|| Universidad de Chile |
|2||Sergio Fernández||DF||14.06.1981|| Colo-Colo |
|3||Daniel Campos||MF||17.07.1981|| Universidad de Concepción |
|4||Hugo Droguett||DF||02.09.1982|| Universidad Católica |
|5||Luis Oyarzun||DF||24.05.1982|| Palestino |
|6||Nelson Pinto||MF||01.02.1981|| Universidad de Chile |
|7||Gonzalo Villagra||MF||17.09.1981|| Universidad Católica |
|8||Sebastián Pardo||MF||01.01.1982|| Universidad de Chile |
|9||Mario Cáceres||FW||17.03.1981|| Sporting Club de Portugal |
|10||Jaime Valdés||MF||11.01.1981|| AS Bari |
|11||Mario Salgado||FW||03.07.1981|| Club Deportivo Huachipato |
|12||Gino Reyes||DF||23.02.1981|| Colo-Colo |
|13||Joel Soto||FW||09.04.1982|| Santiago Wanderers |
|14||Adán Vergara||DF||09.05.1981|| Cobreloa |
|15||Mario Berríos||MF||20.08.1981|| Palestino |
|16||Roberto Órdenes||MF||05.01.1981|| Unión Española |
|17||Rodrigo Millar||MF||03.11.1981|| Club Deportivo Huachipato |
|18||Eduardo Lobos||GK||30.07.1981|| Colo-Colo |
Coach: José Sulantay
|1||Carlos Espinoza||GK||23.02.1985|| Club de Deportes Puerto Montt |
|2||Edzon Riquelme||DF||29.08.1985|| Club de Deportes Concepción |
|3||Sebastián Páez||MF||13.08.1986|| Club de Deportes La Serena |
|4||Sebastián Montecinos||DF||12.03.1986|| Colo-Colo |
|5||Hugo Bascuñán||DF||11.01.1985|| Deportivo Maracaibo |
|6||Marcelo Díaz||MF||30.12.1986|| Universidad de Chile |
|7||Fernando Meneses||MF||27.09.1985|| Colo-Colo |
|8||Iván Vásquez||MF||13.08.1985|| Club Deportivo Universidad Católica |
|9||Nicolás Canales||FW||27.06.1985|| Universidad de Chile |
|10||Pedro Morales||MF||25.05.1985|| Club Deportivo Huachipato |
|11||Eduardo Tudela||FW||03.03.1986|| Cobreloa |
|12||Carlos Arias||GK||04.09.1986|| Club Deportivo Universidad Católica |
|13||Felipe Muñoz||DF||04.04.1985|| Colo-Colo |
|14||Matías Fernández||MF||15.05.1986|| Colo-Colo |
|15||Carlos Carmona||MF||21.02.1987|| Coquimbo Unido |
|16||Francisco Sánchez||DF||06.02.1985|| Everton |
|17||Carlos Villanueva||FW||05.02.1986|| Audax Club Sportivo Italiano |
|18||Gonzalo Jara||DF||29.08.1985|| Club Deportivo Huachipato |
|19||José Fuenzalida||MF||22.02.1985|| Club Deportivo Universidad Católica |
|20||Ricardo Parada||FW||02.01.1985|| Universidad de Concepción |
|21||José Rosales||GK||20.09.1985|| Club Deportivo O'Higgins |
|-||Juan Gonzalo Lorca||FW||15.01.1985|| Colo-Colo |
Coach: José Sulantay
|1||Cristopher Toselli||GK||15.06.1988|| Club Deportivo Universidad Católica |
|2||Cristián Suárez||DF||06.02.1987|| Unión San Felipe |
|3||Mauricio Isla||MF||12.06.1988|| Club Deportivo Universidad Católica |
|4||Eric Godoy||DF||26.03.1987|| Santiago Wanderers |
|5||Nicolás Larrondo||DF||04.10.1987|| Universidad de Chile |
|6||Gary Medel||MF||03.08.1987|| Club Deportivo Universidad Católica |
|7||Alexis Sánchez||FW||19.12.1988|| Udinese |
|8||Dagoberto Currimilla||MF||26.12.1987|| Huachipato |
|9||Nicolás Medina||FW||28.03.1987|| Universidad de Chile |
|10||Juan Pablo Arenas||MF||22.04.1987|| Colo-Colo |
|11||Jaime Grondona||FW||15.04.1987|| Santiago Wanderers |
|12||Nery Veloso||GK||02.03.1987|| Huachipato |
|13||Christian Sepúlveda||DF||23.05.1987|| Unión Española |
|14||Arturo Vidal||DF||22.05.1987|| Colo-Colo |
|15||Carlos Carmona||MF||21.02.1987|| Club Deportivo O'Higgins |
|16||Gerardo Cortés||MF||17.05.1988|| Colo-Colo |
|17||Hans Martínez||DF||04.01.1987|| Club Deportivo Universidad Católica |
|18||Mathías Vidangossy||FW||25.05.1987|| Unión Española |
|19||Michael Silva||FW||12.03.1988|| Santiago Wanderers |
|20||Isaías Peralta||MF||21.08.1987|| Unión Española |
Coach: Mario Salas
|1||Dario Melo||GK||24.03.1984|| CD Palestino |
|2||Felipe Campos||DF||08.11.1993|| CD Palestino |
|3||Alejandro Contreras||DF||03.03.1993|| CD Palestino |
|4||Valber Huerta||DF||26.8.1993|| Universidad de Chile |
|5||Igor Lichnovsky||DF||07.03.1994|| Universidad de Chile |
|6||Sebastian Martínez||MF||06.06.1983|| Universidad de Chile |
|7||Christian Bravo||FW||01.10.1993|| Granada CF |
|8||Andrés Robles||DF||07.05.1994|| Santiago Wanderers |
|9||Felipe Mora||FW||02.08.1993|| Audax Italiano |
|10||Nicolás Maturana||MF||08.06.1993|| Universidad de Chile |
|11||Angelo Henriquez||FW||13.04.1994|| Real Zaragoza |
|12||Brayan Cortés||GK||29.05.1995|| Deportes Iquique |
|13||Óscar Hernández||MF||03.07.1994|| Unión Española |
|14||Bryan Rabello||MF||16.05.1994|| Sevilla FC |
|15||Cristián Cuevas||FW||02.04.1995|| Vitesse Arnhem |
|16||César Fuentes||MF||12.04.1993|| O'Higgins F.C. |
|18||Nicolás Castillo||FW||14.02.1993|| Universidad Católica |
|19||Mario Larenas||DF||27.06.1994|| Union Española |
|20||Claudio Baeza||DF||23.12.1993|| Colo-Colo |
|21||Álvaro Salazar||GK||24.03.1993|| A.C. Barnechea |
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