BOGOTÁ, Colombia – From 2017 when he played in the first league, which was won by independent Santa Fe, Colombian women’s soccer began to grow furiously until he became a giant who is reaping the fruits of his labor today, but still because of the obstacles he will become a Titan, and he will be part of the flower.
These pending subjects became an incentive for players and actors during the race, this March 7, for the Women’s Association in South America promoted by CONMEBOL.
Players like Linda Caicedo and Leicy Santos made it the best teams in the world, and several teams achieved incredible results last year, such as runners-up in the Copa América Feminina and the U17 World Cup.
But all this growth comes with the long shadow of not having a professional league for the whole year, since in 2019 players from the U17 team reported situations of sexual harassment, insults, discrimination and inequality.
HARASSMENT and INJUSTICE
At the beginning of 2019, former soccer players Melissa Ortiz and Isabella Echeverri announced that they had allegedly suffered harassment during the public service of the players in recent years.
Then Echeverri stated that at one time Felipe Taborda, the former Colombian coach, had a similar call in the national team and that the football players had to pay the costs of the hotel and food in the coach’s personal account every day.
Likewise, in June 2020 Didier Luna, former coach of the Colombian U17 women’s team, was sentenced by the Court of the 15th Circuit of Bogota to serve a sentence of 28 months, without deprivation of liberty, for the crime of insult in the case. sexual harassment reported by physical therapist Carolina Rozo.
physiotherapist and several players from the absolute football club and one of the sub’17, denounced the device and sexual harassment within the coffee group, in the events that happened in 2018.
A SHORT TREATY
Obviously, this year the tournament started on February 4 with 17 teams and will last only five months, despite the fact that in 2022 the Major Division of Colombian Soccer (Dimayor) has promised that the tournament will be played throughout the year, which is being criticized by fans who are asking for a long championship.
President Dimayor Fernando Jaramillo stated in October that there were “calendar limitations for the 2023 World Cup, but we are working to sustain that league throughout the year”.
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But in the end, the employee said. One of them was Nicole Regnier, a former Atlético de Madrid soccer player, who stated that the decision not to play the league “is like an endless joke.”
Although this female football continues to grow and the recent signing of the young Linda Caicedo, 18, from Real Madrid, with whom she made her debut over the weekend, have meant that, despite all the problems, Colombia has become a regional power. .