Confirmed Colombia's rival in the World Cup final: they will face Spain

90 minutes from glory: The Colombian national team is ready for the World Cup final against Spain

Colombia and Spain They will meet in the final of the U-17 Women’s World Cup that takes place in India, a match in which La Roja will defend the title against the coffee growers, who sneak into a final for the first time in history.

The Spanish team, which started as the great favorite to win this championship, got its ticket to the final after taking revenge on its eternal rival: Germany, which last May snatched the European title from the hands of a team that counted its matches in victories and that he succumbed in the final in the penalty shootout.

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A goal in the 90th minute from the Spanish forward Lucia Corrals gave victory in the semifinals last Wednesday to the group of Kenny Gonzalo in a tight duel against the Germans that was destined to be resolved again from the twelve steps.

The road to the final in Spain went through another critical moment when they faced Japan, one of the strongest teams in this competition, who threatened in the quarterfinals to take the place in the semis.

The hard-fought match took shape in the second half, when the Japanese team got ahead of the scoreboard with an unstoppable shot in the 66th minute by Momoko Tanikawa, awakening the hunger for goal of the young promise of FC Barcelona Vicky López, who in the last minutes He scored with a brace that put an end to this long-suffering game.

The Spanish and Colombian women will play the final in the same stadium where they began their journey through this competition, located in the financial city of Bombay. At that time, La Roja beat the coffee makers 1-0.


However, that victory did not help him much. Spainwhich depended on a key match between Colombia and Mexico to qualify for the quarterfinals of the world.

The defeat of the current runner-up Mexicans by 2-1 and La Roja’s victory over China by 0-1 gave wings to both teams, which went through as first and second in group C, respectively.

Colombia then faced a Tanzania that had little time to react to the speed of number 11, Linda Caicedo, who took the lead in the third minute of the game to accommodate his team in a match that ended 3-0 in favor of the tricolor.

The semifinal against Nigeria did cost more to get ahead: there were no goals and the forecast pointed to a tight penalty shootout. A save by goalkeeper Agudelo on the Nigerians’ fifth shot propelled them to the final of an under-17 competition for the first time ever.

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Prior to the Hispanic final, Germany and Nigeria will fight for second and fourth place in the competition. The two teams, coincidentally, also met in their first group stage match in the coastal city of Goa, where the Germans prevailed 2-1.

Likely lineups:

Colombia: Luisa Agudelo, Mary Espitaleta, Cristina Motta, Stefanía Perlaza, Natalia Hernández, Yesica Muñoz, Gabriela Rodríguez, Linda Caicedo (c), Ana Guzmán, Juana Ortegón, Orianna Quintero.

Coach: Carlos Paniagua

Spain: Sofía Fuente, Judit Pujols, Sandra Villafane, Marina Artero (c), Lucía Corrales, Jone Amezaga, Sara Ortega, Cristina Libran, Vicky López, Carla Camacho and Marina Rivas.

Coach: Kenio Gonzalo

Referee: Mexican Katia García

Stadium: D.Y. Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai

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