The Argentina national team lost 1-0 to Colombia on Monday night and could not reach the final of the women’s Copa America to ensure tickets to the next World Cup (2023) and the Olympic Games (2024). The local team was superior, had the backing of its people and, above all, the great South American promise of discipline, with the scintillating presence of Linda Cassado, barely 17 years old.
Argentina had excellent chances in the first half, but Colombia played better. Yamila Rodriguez took advantage of a mistake in the opponent’s defense and the most obvious was at the feet of Estefania Banini after losing to Mendoza. But the ball was slightly behind the Atletico de Madrid midfielder and his forehand, which was to be kept, was dismissed by the goalkeeper’s volley.
After an interesting Albiceleste start, the hosts settled on a clear physical advantage and established their dominance. Young, on Caicedo’s right and left, went uncontrollable and dislocated the Argentine defence.
Meanwhile, Banini, the great creative of the national team, could not find one and even tried to tackle the opponent after losing the ball at the start of the second half. And if Mendoza isn’t inspired, Argentina is complicated.
The Colombian went 1 to 0 on 63 after a cross ball, which escaped a mistake by Barroso and reached Casado. The great promise of South American football dominated and took a very good shot to give his team the advantage.
Colombia was not satisfied and went for more after the profit. Caicedo continued to destroy with his pace and, to the detriment of those guided by Sebastian Gómez (DT Germán Portanova was not on the bench due to the accumulation of yellow cards), Gabriel Chávez received his second yellow card at 72.
There were several minutes of “Ole” and “Ole” that came down from the stands, while the Argentine tried to back away from the changes and Yamila Rodriguez came back swiftly, looking for contact with the ball. But the miracle never came, although Korea held its fence after 0–1, and the national team would have to take a World Cup ticket against the semi-final loser in a third-place match on Friday at 9:00 pm. Tuesday between Brazil and Paraguay. If he does not succeed, it will go to the playoffs, reaching Australia-New Zealand in 2023. Whereas Paris 2024 is already impossible.