In the duel with Mexico, the Colombian Under 17 team came in first place in group C, after losing to Spain and defeating China 2-0 with Linda Caicedo’s double.
The draw was enough to make history, as they had never gone beyond the group stage in this genre and category for a world cup.
The mexicans, for their part, arrived with the label of favorites, since they were already runners-up in the contest.
Carlos Paniagua bet on Luisa Agudelo in the starting eleven; Ana María Guzmán, Cristina Motta, Mary José Álvarez, Camila Correa; Juana Ortegón, Natalia Hernández, Yésica Muñoz, Gabriela Rodríguez; Linda Caicedo and Orianna Quintero.
The main novelty occurred in the central area with the absence of Stefanía Perlaza, who was injured after a knee injury with China and trained differently, but she was not enough for Tuesday’s game.
Mexico and Colombia had already met, in the last match played in the Women’s Revelations Cup they drew 1-1 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, with goals from Gabriela Rodríguez for the Colombians and Valerie Vargas for the Mexicans.
Mexico came to the field of the Fatorda Stadium, also known as Nehru Stadium, a cricket and soccer sports venue located in the city of Margao, state of Goa in India, with Renatta Cota; Michel Fong, Ana Mendoza, Natalia Colin, Giselle Espinoza, Fatima Servin, Alice Soto, Montserrat Saldivar, Maribel Flores, Tatiana Flores, and Valerie Vargas.
Colombia came into the match as leader of group C with three points and a difference of +1, only a defeat would leave them without the option of going to the next phase.
It was a difficult first time for the coffee makers. Mexico was superior with greater possession and control of the ball, order from behind but without effectiveness.
However, the Colombian defense was not far behind. The first 45 were played in the middle of the field. The Mexicans, in addition, appealed to the strong game.
Linda Caicedo received a personalized mark, with individual surveillance, and that did not allow her to clearly reach the rival goal.
The trotters were more aggressive and intense in their football. When the rival played better, one of the most outstanding players in Colombia, Juana Ortegón, appeared. She with personality she won the duel, she recovered the ball and from the front she did not hesitate. The shot from medium distance to the upper left corner of the goal defended by Cota opened the scoring and the tricolor illusion.
Fátima Servin, Valerie Vargas tried to match the actions for Mexico, however, it was Linda Caicedo who scored her third goal in this World Cup after an error by a Mexican defender who headed back and left the goal served to the Colombian captain.
Linda gained speed and defined over the goalkeeper, bathing her for 2-0.
After hydration, there was a deconcentration of Colombia. Linda Caicedo scored against by getting in the way of Alice Soto’s shot and ended up deflecting the ball into the back of the net.
5 minutes were added to the match and Colombia defended with everything while generating options. Yésica Muñoz had the last of the match.
Group C ended with Colombia leading with 6 points, second Spain, who beat China with the same units, but the coffee producers obtained a goal difference of +2. Colombian and Spanish advance in the World Cup.
In the absence of the games between Japan and France, in addition to Tanzania vs. Canada, everything indicates that between these last two rivals will be Colombia’s rival. Next Saturday October 22 would be the meeting.