India 2022: Flamingos, Colombia clash for final spot

India 2022: Flamingos, Colombia clash for final spot
Flamingos celebrate after defeating USA

 

Colombia beat nine-woman Tanzania 3-0 in the quarter-finals of the U-17 Women’s World Cup at the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Margoa, India on Saturday to set up a semi-final clash with Flamingos.

Colombia had better control of the game and scored their first goal in the third minute through captain Linda Caicedo.

The second goal came 13 minutes later, as Cristina Motta’s cross from the left was headed in by Yesica Munoz.

Colombia added to Tanzania’s misery with a spot-kick that was converted by Gabriela Rodriguez in the 32nd minute.

The South Americans confront the Nigerians at the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Margoa on Wednesday.

The Flamingos on Friday at the DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai conquered tournament favourites USA 4-3 on penalties after full time ended 1-1 to book a spot in the last four.

On the way to the semi-finals, the Flamingos lost 2-1 to Germany in their first match but returned to winning ways after beating New Zealand and Chile 4-0 and 2-1 respectively in Group B to finish second behind the Germans.

Just like the Flamingos, Colombia made it to the semi-finals of the competition for the first time, following four successive group stage exits.

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