Head Coach: Juan Manuel Funes
Previous CU17 Appearances: 9 (1985, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1996, 2003, 2009, 2011, 2013)
CU17 All-Time Record: GP – 28; W – 6; D – 4; L – 18; GF – 24; GA – 58
Best CU17 Finish: Quarterfinals – 1 (2013)
2015 CU17 Qualification Method: Central America – Playoff Winner
2015 CU17 Qualification Record: GP – 4; W – 2; D – 0; L – 2; GF – 5; GA – 5
2015 CU17 Qualifying Scorers: Esteban Garcia (2); Abel Lemus, John Mendez, Diego Fernando Raymundo Lima (1)
FIFA U-17 World Cup Appearances: 0
Guatemala qualified for its fourth straight CONCACAF Under-17 Championship, prevailing over El Salvador in a Central American playoff, 2-1 on aggregate. It won 2-0 on the road in the second leg after losing the opener at home.
Thanks to a 3-0 win over Haiti, Guatemala advanced to the 2013 quarterfinals, where it fell to eventual-champion Mexico (2-0). Despite that defeat, the Chapines posted their best-ever finish in the competition.
This year, in a bid to qualify for its first-ever FIFA U-17 World Cup, Guatemala will have to improve on an offensive record that has seen it score one goal or fewer in seven of its last nine CONCACAF games, including six shutouts.
All-Time CONCACAF Under-17 Championship record v 2015 Group A opponents
v Cuba (no previous meetings)
v Honduras (2W-1D-2L; 3 GF, 5 GA)
v Jamaica (0W-0D-3L; 3 GF, 7 GA)
v Trinidad & Tobago (1W-0D-2L; 3 GF, 2 GA)
v United States (0W-D-4L; 1 GF, 13 GA)
|1||Angel Castro||Coban Imperial|
|5||Mario Rodas||Without Team|
|18||Juan Diego Riley||Weston FC|
|11||Diego Raymundo||Without Team|
|9||Fransisco Spross||Without Team|