Sports Report, 29 July (EFE) – The Colombian team will face Sunday’s match against Germany, the second-highest in the FIFA rankings, “without complexes”, and they dream of a victory that will confirm their qualification to the 1/8 finals. World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
Colombia and Germany are tied for points in Group H after beating South Korea (2-0) and Morocco (6-0) respectively, so the game, which will take place at the football stadium in Sydney, will start at 19:30 local time ( 9:30 GMT and 4:30 am in Colombia) will be final.
After a good start to the World Cup, the coffeemakers will face a major test in this group stage as they face the current European runner-up and two-time world champion, but Colombian gym coach Andrés Gómez noted that they “come out without complexes.” “Players have become conscious to play.”
“We have to meet with a very physical and very close-knit team. In duels, they can be stronger than us, but if we have realized something here in two years, then this is a conscious strength training, and this allows us to have a very strong group to enter this match, ”Gomez added.
Despite the fact that three days ago the alarm was sounded in Colombia due to fainting that Linda Caicedo suffered in training, the physical education coach noted that the conclusion of the medical department is positive and the team star is doing well.
In addition, coach Nelson Abadia explained that “the episode that happened on the pitch was a bit tired and stressful from debuting at the Senior World Cup, because of its relevance.” “Linda is 18 years old and a girl, but He has more ability and character to learn it. Now it’s all over and she’s calm and fine. It’s very important because of what he can contribute.”
Maira Ramirez and Daniela Montoya, who also had minor physical problems, are now available for what will be the first fight between the two teams in an absolute world championship.
In the meantime, Germany will try to crush Colombia, as they did with Morocco with its main star, striker Alexandra Popp. In this clash, Felicitas Rauch will come on the defensive, having suffered a knee injury and has already become the third defender to be lost by Martina Foss-Tecklenburg’s team.
“It will be a difficult match because Colombia is a good team and so are we, we hope to win. We saw that this is a team that attacks very hard, with great energy and tries to play close to the opponent’s goal. They have very good strikers, fast, but we want to play our game and determine it ourselves, ”said the coach.
– Likely Lineups
Germany: Merle Froms, Svenja Huth, Katie Hendrich, Sarah Dorsun, Marina Hegering, Sarah Debritz, Melanie Leupolz, Lina Magull, Clara Buhl, Alexandra Popp and Jules Brand.
Selector: Martina Voss-Tecklenburg
Colombia: Catalina Perez, Carolina Arias, Jorelyn Carabali, Daniela Arias, Manuela Vanegas, Lorena Bedoya, Daniela Montoya and Diana Ospina, Linda Caicedo, Lacy Santos, Catalina Usme and Maira Ramirez.
Coach: Angelo Marsiglia, assistant coach Nelson Abadia, who is serving a suspension.
Referee: Melissa Borjas (HON)
Time: 9:30 GMT
Stadium: Sydney Football Stadium in Australia.
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