Copa America Women’s Hostess Colombia beat Argentina 1-0 and qualified for the final. The celebration took place three times at Alfuso López Stadium, in Bucaramanga. In addition to standing in the decision, the Colombian team also secured qualification for the 2023 World Cup, in Australia and New Zealand, and the 2024 Paris Olympic Games..
Linda Caicedo celebrates Colombia’s goal against Argentina in the Copa America semi-final (Photo: Raul Arboleda/AFP)
Striker Linda Caicedo, 17, scored the winning goal in the semi-final. The revelation of Colombian football, which plays with Deportivo Cali, was one of the highlights of the match, especially in individual duels.
The Colombian team was already two-time runners-up in the Copa America, in 2010 and 2014, when the competition was decided in a four-cornered final. For the first time seeded for the decision of the tournament, Colombia now awaits the result of another semi-final match, between Brazil and Paraguay, this Tuesday, also in Bucaramanga, at 21:00 (Brazilian time) – Sportv broadcasts the match live, ge follows it in real time.
Argentina still has a chance to go to the World Cup, Copa America gives three direct places to compete – for the Olympics, however, only the finalists qualify. And on Friday in Armenia, Argentina will face the defeated team in the second semi-final in the dispute for the third and last place directly in the World Cup. The Copa América decision will be on Saturday, also in Bucaramanga.
The two teams played a fierce match in the semi-finals. Colombian goalkeeper Catalina Perez saved a cross from Estefania Panini. On the other side, Mayra Ramirez almost scored a goal, having scored two goals in the area, but the left kick hit the Argentine crossbar.
More balanced in the match, Colombia came to victory in the 17th minute of the second half: after a cross from the right, defender Agustina Barroso penetrated the area and left the ball to Linda Caicedo to take control, taking the opponent out of the scoring. Left-handed cross kick.
Soon, Argentina remained with one player less, after full-back Gabriela Chavez was sent off with a second yellow card.
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