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Usme and Caicedo resolve, and Colombia beats South Korea in the debut

With goals from Usme and Caicedo, the Colombian team overcame South Korea for the first round of Group H of the Women’s World Cup

A Colombia won the South Korea 2-0 this Tuesday, the 25th, for the closing of the first round of Group H of the Women’s World Cup. Catalina Usmethe greatest scorer in the history of the Colombian national team, and the jewel Linda Caicedo secured victory at the Sidney Football Stadium in Australia.

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With the result, the South American team conquered two important points in the group that still has Germany It is Morocco. The Germans thrashed the Moroccans 6-0 and are in first place on goal difference. The group will define the opponents of the key of Brazil in the round of 16.

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Colombia and South Korea return to the field for the second round of the group next Sunday, the 30th. Starting at 1:30 am (Brasília time), the South Koreans face the Moroccans in the Hindmarsh. Later, at 6:30 am, the Colombians will face off against the Germans, again at Sidney Football Stadium.

The game

The teams had a good first half, and Colombia managed to overcome the best start – and strong marking – of South Korea to take a two-goal lead into the break.

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The South American team opened the scoring in the 29th minute, when the legend Catalina Usme – the greatest scorer in the history of Colombia – converted the penalty without chances for goalkeeper Yoon: 1-0.

Caicedo celebrates scoring for Colombia

Colombia reached the second goal in the 38th minute, with a shot by young Linda Caicedo. Debuting in Hearts, the 18-year-old striker started on the left, took a risk from outside the area and sent it to the middle of the goal; Yoon tried to defend, but faltered and the ball ended up going in: 2 to 0.

In the second half, South Korea tried to pressure Colombia, but failed to scare the finals. In the best chance of the stage, in the 15th minute, Colombian striker Mayra Ramírez sent a dangerous header outside.

The South Koreans had the entry of the young Casey Phair, daughter of a South Korean mother and American father, who became the youngest player to play in a Women’s World Cup, aged 16 years and 26 days.



Usme and Caicedo resolve, and Colombia beats South Korea in the debut

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