The U17 national team will be debuting this Wednesday at the Uruguay World Cup, in its fourth participation in the contest that groups the 16 best teams on the five continents.
The initial goal, after arriving as a South American champion, is to overcome the round of the group, something that was elusive for the country: in New Zealand, 2008 was eighth in Azerbaijan-2012, 11 and in Costa Rica-2014, 16 °.
To do this, the coach was recognized Didier Luna At a press conference, they will have to overcome the nerves of the players "in facing such strong rivals, but with the support of all, we will move forward."
The strategist said that this is a great event for women's football in Colombia, "which is developing and has little international competition."
The first opponent will be all Canada, this afternoon (5:00 p.m.) at the Charrúa stadium in Montevideo. Soon they will arrive Spain (Saturday) and South Korea (November 21), who have already been runner-up and world champion, respectively, which is the demanding test.
The archer Michell LugoHowever, in declarations to Winsport, he said that, despite the trajectory of these opponents, the field is where everything is defined and provides that they will be offered to the fullest.
"We analyze the size, but in the field and football you can overcome everything, it's not about appearances or names."
Colombia faced Canada twice in this tournament, with a draw (1-1) in 2008 and a defeat (2-1) in 2012.
Statistics show that the Tricolor team played 9 games in the U 17 World Cup, with a return of 18.5% as a result of a win (4-0 to Azerbaijan in 2012), 2 draws (Denmark and Canada, both 1-1, in 2008) and 6 defeats (New Zealand 3-1 in 2008, Canada 1-0 and Nigeria 3-0 in 2012 and Mexico 4-0, Nigeria 2-1 and China 3-1 in 2014).
Canada, has participated in the five editions and their numbers show the eighth ranch thanks to its 18 games (6 wins, 6 raffles, 6 failed steps) that give a total return of 44.4%.
Their best positions were in New Zealand-2008 and Azerbaijan-2012, seventh. In Trinidad and Tobago 2010 (tenth), Costa Rica-2014 (8th) and Jordan-2016 (ninth) were out of sync.