The draw resulted in the following groups: Group A Pos A1 Colombia A2 A3 A4 A5 Group B B1 Ecuador B2 B3 B4 B5 First stage The top three teams in each group will advance to the final stage. Tiebreakers In the first stage, teams are ranked according to points earned (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss).
 The top three teams will also qualify for the 2023 Pan American Games men's football tournament, in addition to Chile who automatically qualified as hosts.  Ecuador are the defending champions. Teams All ten CONMEBOL member national teams are eligible to enter the tournament. Team Appearance Previous best performance Argentina 28th Champions (5 times, most recent 2015) Bolivia 25th Fourth place (2 times, most recent 1983) Brazil 29th Champions (11 times, most recent 2011) Chile 30th Runners-up (1 time, 1975) Colombia (hosts) Champions (3 times, most recent 2013) Ecuador (holders) Champions (1 time, 2019) Paraguay Champions (1 time, 1971) Peru Fourth place (5 times, most recent 1975) Uruguay Champions (8 times, most recent 2017) Venezuela 26th Third place (2 times, most recent 2017) Venues Colombia had been originally chosen to host the South American U-20 Championship that was to be held in 2021.
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 That tournament ended up being canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, Colombia maintained its right to hold the South American U-20 Championship but in 2023.  This will be the fifth time that Colombia hosts the tournament having previously done so in 1964, 1987, 1992 and 2005.  Cali and Bogotá were selected as host cities.  Cali will host the first stage's matches in two venues, the Estadio Olímpico Pascual Guerrero and the Estadio Deportivo Cali. The final stage's matches will be played in Bogotá also in two venues, the Estadio El Campín and the Estadio Metropolitano de Techo.  Cali BogotáCali Bogotá Estadio Pascual Guerrero Estadio Deportivo Cali Estadio El Campín Estadio Metropolitanode Techo Capacity: 35, 405 Capacity: 42, 000 Capacity: 36, 343 Capacity: 8, 000 Match officials On 9 December 2022, CONMEBOL announced a total of 11 referees and 22 assistant referees appointed for the tournament, included a Portuguese refereeing team.
 For the first time, a UEFA refereeing team will participate in the South American U-20 Championship as part of the UEFA–CONMEBOL memorandum of understanding signed in February 2020, which included a referee exchange programme.  Portuguese referee João Pinheiro was replaced by his fellow countryman António Nobre.  Squads Players born between 1 January 2003 and 31 December 2007 are eligible to compete in the tournament. Each team could register a maximum of 23 and a minimum of 19 players, including at least 3 goalkeepers (Regulations Articles 46 and 49).
It is held in Colombia between 19 January and 12 February 2023.  The South American U-20 Championship returns after 4 years as a result of the cancellation of the 2021 edition. The tournament serves 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.
2023 South American U-20 Championship - WikipediaFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 2023 South American U-20 ChampionshipCONMEBOL Sudamericano Sub-20 Colombia 2023Tournament detailsHost countryColombiaDates19 January – 12 February 2023Teams10 (from 1 confederation)Venue(s)4 (in 2 host cities)Tournament statisticsMatches played20Goals scored43 (2. 15 per match)Top scorer(s) Vitor Roque Andrey Santos Fabricio Díaz Álvaro Rodríguez Luciano Rodríguez(3 goals each)← 20212019 2025 → All statistics correct as of 28 January 2023. The 2023 South American U-20 Championship is the 30th edition of the South American U-20 Championship (Spanish: CONMEBOL Sudamericano Sub-20, Portuguese: CONMEBOL Sul-Americano Sub-20), the biennial international youth football championship organised by CONMEBOL for the men's under-20 national teams of South America.
 Draw The draw of the tournament was held on 21 December 2022, 14:00 PYT (UTC−3), at the CONMEBOL headquarters in Luque, Paraguay.  The ten teams were drawn into two groups of five. The hosts Colombia and defending champions Ecuador were seeded into Group A and Group B respectively and assigned to position 1 in their group, while the remaining teams were placed into four "pairing pots" according to their results in the 2019 South American U-20 Championship (shown in brackets).  Seeded Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4 Colombia (4) (Hosts, assigned to A1) Ecuador (1) (Title holders, assigned to B1) Argentina (2) Uruguay (3) Brazil (5) Venezuela (6) Chile (7) Paraguay (8) Peru (9) Bolivia (10) From each pot, the first team drawn was placed into Group A and the second team drawn was placed into Group B. In both groups, teams from pot 1 were allocated in position 2, teams from pot 2 in position 3, teams from pot 3 in position 4 and teams from pot 4 in position 5.
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