About Sudamericano U-20
Sudamericano U-20 History, Format, Organization, Media Coverage
The Sudamericano Sub-20, also known as the South American Youth Football Championship or the U-20 South American Championship, is a biennial cup competition contested by the continent’s under-20 men’s national teams. Founded in 1954, the tournament initially began as an under-19 event before increasing the age limit by a year in 1977.
All 10 U-20 CONMEBOL national teams participate in this competition, with the contestants being split into two groups of five in a single round-robin format. The top three teams from each group move on to the final stage. In this phase, the remaining six teams are placed into one group for another five rounds of matches. The title is awarded to the team with the most number of points. The top four countries from the final stage qualify for the FIFA U-20 World Cup.