Future. The various editions of South American Sub-20 discover the continent’s great talents. Players like Lionel Messi, Jefferson Farfán, Alexis Sánchez and Luis Suárez are some of the names who played in this tournament and years later triumphed abroad. In this current tournament, there are several footballers who are already active in European clubs and hope that this event will serve as a showcase.
After the first date is completed, let’s review some of the numbers of the most important teams that have played on Colombian territory.
One of the younger members of the team managed by Jaime Serna is the midfielder Catriel Cabellos. At 18, the player is already training with the Racing Cub first team and stands out in the Blanquirroja starting line-up for his versatility.
Catriel Cabellos is one of the youngest in the team. Photo: Twitter/Peruvian Team
In the offensive zone, on the other hand, it is noticeable Juan Pablo Goicochea. At just 18 years old, promising Alianza Lima is one of the attacking alternatives and added minutes in the game against Brazil
In the absence of Endrick, who was recently signed from Real Madrid, Vitor Roque is in charge of managing the Brazilian team. The 17-year-old winger plays for Atlético Paranaense and just a few months ago finished runners-up in the Copa Libertadores. On the first day of the tournament, he shone with a brace in the 3-0 win over Peru.
Vitor Roque finished second in the Copa Libertadores. Photo: CBF
The Albiceleste rested on Day 1 and there are many expectations for the presentation of the team led by Javier Mascherano. As is well known, some clubs in Europe refused to hand over their players and are among the main victims Matia’s soul (Juve), Alexander Garnacho (Manchester United) Valentin Carboni (Inter Milan), Franco Carboni (Cagliari) and Luke Romero (Lazio).
Máximo Perrone was formed in the subordinates of Vélez. Photo: Velez Sarsfield
However, the strategist has Nicolás Paz (18 years old) and Máximo Perrone (20 years old) on his payroll. The former plays for the Real Madrid subsidiary and has been called up for a Copa del Rey game by Carlo Ancelotti, while the latter has just been signed from Manchester City in England.
The host of the tournament has two athletes in its ranks who compete in the best leagues in the world. Alexei Rojas Fedorushchenko (17 years old) defends Arsenal U18 goal in the Premier League and chose to represent his father’s country despite being recalled by England. Next, Juan David Fuentes He consolidated at Barcelona B aged just 19 and has already been called up to the first team by Xavi Hérnandez.
Juan David Fuentes plays for Barcelona B. Photo: Diario Sport
Patrickson Delgado is the only member of the squad to play in Europe. He joined Ajax in the Netherlands at 19 and is one of those called upon to lead the defense of the “Tri” title in the South American category.
Upcoming South America U-20 matches
South American Sub-20: Position Table
South American Sub-20: Which Channel Will Cover The Games?
The signal responsible for broadcasting most of the qualifying tournament matches will be DirecTV Sport (DSports), which will broadcast a total of 16 of the 20 group stage matches. Likewise, Latina TV will broadcast some commitments via open signal.