Argentina finished second in Group B of the women’s Copa America this Thursday in Armenia, with a 1-0 win against Venezuela And dreams of securing his second title in the tournament. He was already crowned champion in 2006.
Albicelestes would rival Colombia, which in the group stage ended with a perfect campaign to finish first in Group A. It will be a duel between two similar teams, who know each other well and have a recent history of confrontation.
For their part, Venezuela will play against Chile on Sunday at the crossroads of the two teams who were third in their respective regions. The winner will play the playoffs for a place in the 2023 Australia and New Zealand World Cup.
A sweet memory for Colombia: gold in Lima 2019
The last duel against Argentina in an official match brings back a great memory for Colombia: it was the opponent in the final of the Pan American Games in Lima in 2019. The game ended 1–1 with goals from Catalina Usme and Augustina Barroso. The team led by Nelson Abadia won the gold medal in a shot from the penalty spot.
Colombia and Argentina also crossed paths on several occasions in preparation for this Copa America., First, he played two friendly matches at Eziza: on November 9, 2019, Argentina won 1–0 with his own goal from Daniela Arias. And three days later he scored two goals: Milagros Menéndez scored twice for the locals and Manuela Pavi and Sara Sofia Martínez scored the Colombian goals.
albicellestes made the trip back this year. Another tie, 2-2, on February 20 in Cali. Catalina Usme and Myra Tatiana Ramirez scored for the Abadia team and Ruth Bravo and Chiara Singarella scored for Argentina. Three days later they played in Bucaramanga, in a match that ended 0–0.
Clash Argentina Vs. Colombia in the Cup
They have met five times in the Copa América, with three wins for Argentina, one for Colombia and one draw. The only Colombian victory was on November 21, 2010: 1–0 with Ingrid Vidal scoring.
Again on Monday at the Alfonso López Stadium, Colombia will try to qualify for the finals and direct matches for the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. They are force too and the latest results have shown it.