The women’s football in Colombia lives its best moment despite the adversities that have arisen along the way, such as the lack of a well-structured league that provides job guarantees for soccer players who have drifted on more than one occasion, due to the lack of support from the entities in charge of governing the national football.
As in previous years, in 2022 women have stood out for the country, first with the classification of the coffee team to the world championships of the sub-17, sub-20 and older category. Second, with the organization of the Women’s Copa América, which was a complete success and in which the powerpuff girls They stayed with the runner-up after falling in the final against Brazil.
The continental contest held in the country marked a before and after, given by the great reception by the public that supported the Tricolor in Cali, Armenia and Bucaramanga, being a record in attendance compared to the previous editions of the Copa América, as well as in the great media coverage.
Nevertheless, The controversies surrounding women’s football did not stop during the Copa América by the Major Division of Colombian Soccer (DIMAYOR), which announced the cancellation of the tournament for the second semester, which caused great indignation among the press and fans.
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In dialogue with Snail golthe president of the Colombian Football Federation (FCF), Ramón Jesurún, spoke about the performance of the Colombian team in its second participation in a U-20 World Cup.
“Very happy because it is a World Cup, as I said at the beginning, very hard, very difficult. We had a terribly complicated group, we came out with flying colors; We didn’t lose any game, we were first in the group and that is something that exalts women’s football in Colombia”.
Likewise, Jesurún referred to the influence of Linda Caicedo in the team: “Colombia gains a great offensive potential with the presence of Linda, but I think that Colombia is not only her, it is a team full of very good players. I think Linda’s presence makes the team stronger, but it’s a very complete team”.
The Colombia sub-20 team is completing an outstanding campaign in the world championship of the category that is taking place in Costa Rica, where the Tricolor It began making history by defeating Germany, the team that has won the World Cup the most times (3) with a goal scored by Mariana Muñoz.
Subsequently, those led by Carlos Paniagua equalized goalless against Mexico, which unlike Colombia has a much more consolidated women’s league, for which the result is very valuable, taking into account the opponent in front.
Colombia’s last obstacle in the group stage was New Zealand, a team that made it difficult for the coffee makers, who had to row against the current by starting losing and then playing a large part of the game with one less player after the expulsion of the left side Yirleidis Complained. However, in the end, the national team was able to reverse the situation and equaled 2-2 with a wonderful performance by Linda Caicedo who scored a double.
The next outing for the Colombian U-20 women’s team will be against Brazil in the quarterfinals on Saturday, August 20 at the Costa Rican National Stadium at 9:00 pm Colombian time.