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Five historic milestones in Colombian women’s football

Women’s America’s Cup in Colombia

The 2022 In Colombia, for the first time in the history of women’s football, the country was chosen as the venue for the Copa America Femenina. An important milestone not only for sports but also for the economy and development of the country. Of the eight editions played in the tournament, the Colombian national team has participated in six. In this edition, the ‘Tricolor’ has already reached their best streak (achieved in 2010 and 2014 when they qualified for the World Cup in Germany 2011 and Canada 2015), and will play the semi-finals at Santander. For the first time, this year’s prize will carry a cash compensation of $1.5 million for the winning team and $500,000 for second place. The good performance of Colombian players was seen by FIFA President Gianni Infantino as one of his commitments.

Women’s Copa Libertadores champion Atlético Huila

In 2018, a Colombian team wrote in gold ink one of the most important pages of the discipline of ‘coffee pots’. At the Arena Amazonia Stadium in Manaus, Brazil, Atlético Huila won over Santos of Brazil and was crowned champion of the Copa Libertadores de America Femenina that year. On their way to the final, the Opita team passed past Group A, in which they eliminated the club that reached Audax’s defense of Brazil as champions. He also eliminated Uruguay Pearol and the Spanish Union of Ecuador in the group. In the semi-finals, Huila faced Brazilian Eranduba and after a 1–1 draw in 90 minutes, they qualified for the final via penalties. So far, this is the first and only time that a Colombian club has been the champion in the said competition.

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Record attendance at Women’s League final in Pascual Guerreros

The final duel of the women’s professional tournament in the first half of 2022, played as a ‘classic’ between América de Cali and Deportivo Cali, broke the historical record for attendance with an appearance in a women’s match in Colombia. Over 39,000 viewers. The figure became the new record for the most attendance in a women’s sport in the country, as it surpasses the 33,000-odd Santa Fe Finals in 2017. Noting the reaction of fans to go with Pascual Guerrero, both teams said that “the match was won together for gender equality in football.”

First participation in the World Senior Germany

In 2010, a historic landmark was marked again. ‘Tricolor’, directed by young Santanderian Yorelli Rincón, did its homework for women in the Copa América which was played in Ecuador and although they finished runners-up, they achieved something historic: qualifying for the first time at the Senior Soccer World Cup and the tournament of the Olympic Games. in football. With a goal from Ingrid Vidal in the 51st minute, which gave her a 1–0 win over Argentina and later Brazil’s 3–1 win over Chile, the Colombian women’s national team received the subtitle at the Copa América in Ecuador. And coincidentally reached the senior women’s World Cup and Olympic Games classification for the first time in its history.

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2008 South American sub-17 champion title

In that competition, in Chile, Colombia won its first championship in women’s football. Pedro Ignacio Rodriguez was appointed as the coach of all categories of the women’s team. In the group stage, the young Colombians finished second after beating Bolivia and Argentina and drawing with Ecuador and Chile. Already in the final stages, the team defeated Argentina 4–1 and Paraguay 7–1, goal difference was a key factor for the title, as the latter fell to Brazil, led by Rodriguez, but lost to the goal. gave a positive average. Despite having a similar score to ‘Verdemarella’, the title of “Powerpuff Girls”. In this tournament, Bogota player Tatiana Ariza became the top scorer in the championship with 6 goals.

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