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Colombia-Argentina semi-finals of confident teams who dream big

12:00 , Bogota, July. 24.

Colombian and Argentine teams will face each other in the first semi-final of the Copa America Femenina on Monday, 25 July, an owner who has both teams full of confidence and dreams of playing in the final of the continental tournament, as well as Australia and New Zealand. To ensure direct quota for the World Cup to be held in 2023.

The match will be played in front of a crowd at the Alfonso López Stadium in the city of Bucaramanga, where the championship final will also be played on Saturday, with Brazil and Paraguay in the other semi-finals.

The last two times the two teams met was last February in a friendly match played in the city of Cali, Colombia, which ended 0–0 and 2–2.

The hosts, led by Nelson Abadia, qualified for first place in Group A with 12 points out of a possible 12, and they beat Chile 4–0 in the last game, which is why they qualified for the final next Saturday. inspired to.

The team’s main loss will be the Carolina Arias, who were unaffected from the tournament by an order from the Confederation of South American Football (CONMEBOL) for allegedly failing to follow health protocols after contracting Covid-19 before the first game. ,

However, Abadia will have the remaining payroll and it is expected that, for example, striker Myra Ramírez will make a reappearance in the starting eleven after a replacement against Chile.

Artilleryman highlighted that his opponent has “determining players”, some of whom he shares in the Spanish league, as is the case of Atlético de Madrid midfielder Estefania Banini, who “likes to play a lot”. Has, helps many” and is “very smart”.

Ramirez is probably in the offensive zone with Linda Cassado, Catalina Usme and Lacey Santos, four footballers who have become a headache for defending opponents. Colombia has scored 13 goals despite being a definition problem according to their coach.

Meanwhile, La Albiceleste qualified for the semi-finals after beating Venezuela 1–0 on the final day, something that inspires those led by Germán Portanova who are improving their performances in the form of the game.,

Precisely the seasoned Banini’s work has been key to the renewed impetus that the Argentine has acquired to reach the semi-finals to face an opponent who comes better but knows perfectly well.

It is also expected that forwards Yamila Rodriguez and Mariana Larroquet will appear in the title, along with midfielder Florencia Bon Segundo, who will appear against Venezuela, and defenders Augustina Barroso, Aldana Cometti and Aliana Stabil, who have been regulars on Portanova’s payroll. Huh.

Possible lineup:

Colombia: Catalina Perez; Monica Ramos, Daniela Arias, Jorelin Carabali, Manuela Venegas; Lorena Bedoya, Liana Salazar, Catalina Us; Linda Cassado, Lizzie Santos and Myra Ramirez.

Selector: Nelson Abadia.

Argentina: Vanina Correa; Gabriella Chavez, Augustine Muddy, Aldana Cometti, Eliana Stable; Diana Farfan, Romina Nez, Florence Bonsegundo, Stephanie Banini; Yamila Rodriguez and Mariana Larroquet.

Coach: German Portanova.

Referee: Chilean María Belén Carvajal, who will be assisted by compatriots Loreto Toloza and Cindy Nahuelcoy.

Stadium: Alfonso López from Bucaramanga.

Timings: 7:00 pm local time (00:00 GMT on Tuesdays).

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Published: 7/24/2022

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