La Tricolor sealed a 2-1 win over Mexico and qualified first in Group C with six points. Spain qualified in second place after beating China 1-0
The Colombia Women's U-17 National Team qualified for the quarterfinals of the World Cup in India. 'La Tricolor' beat Mexico 2-1, which allowed them to place themselves in the first position in Group C with six points. Spain was in second place, with the same units but one goalless difference. On the other hand, group D was left with Japan in the lead and Tanzania in second place.
Carlos Paniagua's team made history as this was the first time that a Colombian National Team qualified for the quarterfinals of the Women's World Cup in the Under 17 category. Linda Caicedo, the team captain, is not only the team's top national scorer but of the contest with three annotations.
This is for the soccer schools that work with their nails in women's soccer in the country; also, thanks to the Federation of Difútbol, women's soccer has been growing. This is a prize for them", affirmed the Colombian coach after beating Mexico.
In the first game, the Colombian National Team fell by the slightest difference to Spain with a goal by Jone Amezaga towards the end of the match.
The 'Tricolor' then faced China and prevailed with a double by Linda Caicedo. In their last outing of the group stage, they consolidated a 2-1 victory over Mexico with goals from Juana Ortegón and Linda Caicedo, the discount coming through Caicedo herself, who deflected an Alice Soto shot.
The African team qualified for the quarterfinals with four points. Photo: FIFA Women's World Cup.
The Tanzanian national team will now lead the Colombian National Team, one of the teams that gave the surprise in the group stage and that was able to overcome the Canadian and French teams. Bakari Shime leads the team, and this is the first time they have played in this tournament, achieving a historic classification for the national team.
The African team qualified for the U17 Women's World Cup in India through the African preliminary phase and won a place in Group D with renowned teams such as Japan, France and Canada.
Tanzania debuted against Japan, and that match ended 4-0. The Asians prevailed with goals from Uno Shiragaki, Mao Imatura, Ai Tsujisuwa and Momoko Tanikawa; in their second game, they surprisingly beat France 2-1 with goals from Diana William Manly and Christer John Bahera, while the discount for the Europeans was through Lucie Colaba. The last game was against Canada, with a 1-1 draw. The goals came through Verónica Mapunda and Amanda Marie Allen.
The Tanzanian coach, Bakari Shime, usually opts for a 4-2-3-1 tactical scheme, which allows him to have several players in the midfield with blocky defensive returns, while when attacking, they have two favourable keys, take advantage of the speed of their footballers on the wings and bet on the aerial play due to the height of their attackers.
The teams from the United States, Brazil, Germany, Nigeria, Colombia, Spain, Japan and Tanzania were the ones that prevailed in their respective groups after the first three dates. They sealed their pass to the next round of the World Cup competition.
The quarterfinals of the U-17 Women's World Cup in India will be played on Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22, respectively. The Colombian National Team will face Tanzania on Saturday the 22nd at the Fatorda stadium in Margao. Hours later, the game between the Japanese and Spanish national teams will occur in that same sports arena.