6 C
Monday, December 4, 2023
HomeSportColombia set up England match by beating Jamaica

Colombia set up England match by beating Jamaica


Related stories

Hosts: Australia and New Zealand Dates: 20 July-20 AugustCoverage: Live on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Sounds and the BBC Sport website & app. Full coverage details; latest newsColombia set up a Women’s World Cup quarter-final against England with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Jamaica.Catalina Usme, who captained Colombia in Melbourne, curled home the decisive strike in the 51st minute.It was the first goal Jamaica had conceded at the tournament after 321 minutes of play, but they could not find a response.This is the first time Colombia have reached the last eight of the Women’s World Cup.They will face European champions England at Stadium Australia in Sydney on Saturday, kick-off at 11.30 BST.Colombia’s teenage talents shineThis was the final match in Melbourne at this World Cup, and the Rectangular Stadium has claimed many traditional names of women’s football as victims. Olympic champions Canada were eliminated by hosts Australia, Brazil icon Marta saw her World Cup dreams dashed, and the once unbeatable four-time world champions United States were humbled.This game was about the new generation, two sides re-writing their football history.Both seemed weighed down by the opportunity early on, with a first half more about fouls than shots.The clearest first-half chance came on 38 minutes, as Linda Caicedo shot over on the turn from six yards.But this young, vibrant Colombia side is near impossible to contain. And, while Caicedo has made the headlines this tournament, it was another 18-year-old who set the winner in motion.Ana Maria Guzman was making her first World Cup start in place of suspended full-back Manuela Vanegas. The absence of Vanegas, who scored the winner in the victory over Germany, was the cause of much pre-match worry among Colombian media. But they need not have worried as Guzman produced a moment of magic, a brilliant deep cross from the left which Usme brought down and buried in the far corner.Colombia should have made the game safe but Caicedo was denied by Jamaica keeper Becky Spencer following a counter-attack before Leicy Santos hit the post late on.But they saw the job through – and face the Lionesses next.Sturdy Jamaica finally toppledWhile much attention has been placed on Colombia and Caicedo and co, Jamaica’s impressive World Cup has been built on their watertight defence.On debut in 2019, they let in 12 goals in three matches. In 2023, they went into this match as the only side yet to concede.The first Caribbean nation to play in the knock-outs of any Fifa World Cup since Cuba in 1938 and the sole remaining Concacaf representative after the eliminations of Canada and USA, they did not allow Colombia to easily build any attacking tempo.Drew Spence drew the ire of the partisan Colombian fans when she threw Caicedo to the ground late in the first half, the former England international getting a yellow card.But Jamaica struggled to create, with striker Khadija Shaw – scorer of 31 goals in 30 games for Manchester City last season – feeding off scraps.Their best chance came almost immediately after Usme’s goal, Jody Brown striking the post with a close-range header. They also came close with eight minutes remaining as Spence headed narrowly wide.Line-upsColombiaFormation 4-2-3-11Pérez17Arias19Carabalí3Árias15Guzmán4Ospina5Bedoya9Ramírez10Santos18Caicedo11Usme1Pérez17Arias19Carabalí3ÁriasBooked at 70mins15Guzmán4Ospina5Bedoya9Ramírez10SantosSubstituted forMontoyaat 87’minutes18Caicedo11UsmeSubstituted forRestrepoat 90+3’minutesSubstitutes6Montoya7Reyes8Restrepo12Sepúlveda13Giraldo14Barón16Andrade20Ramos21Chacón22Caracas23BahrJamaicaFormation 4-1-4-113Spencer19Wiltshire17Swaby4Swaby14Blackwood3Sampson12van Zanten8Spence10Brown18Carter11Shaw13Spencer19WiltshireSubstituted forMatthewsat 84’minutes17Swaby4SwabyBooked at 41mins14Blackwood3SampsonSubstituted forMcNamaraat 79’minutes12van ZantenSubstituted forPrimusat 45’minutes8SpenceBooked at 45mins10BrownSubstituted forSimmondsat 84’minutes18CarterSubstituted forCameronat 67’minutes11ShawSubstitutes1Schneider2Washington5Plummer6Solaun7McNamara9Simmonds15Cameron16Bailey-Gayle20Primus21Matthews22McKenna23BrooksReferee:Kate JacewiczAttendance:27,706Live TextMatch ends, Colombia 1, Jamaica 0.Second Half ends, Colombia 1, Jamaica 0.Offside, Jamaica. Deneisha Blackwood tries a through ball, but Cheyna Matthews is caught offside.Catalina Pérez (Colombia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Foul by Allyson Swaby (Jamaica).Corner, Jamaica. Conceded by Lorena Bedoya.Attempt missed. Diana Ospina (Colombia) right footed shot from long range on the right is high and wide to the right.Substitution, Colombia. Marcela Restrepo replaces Catalina Usme.Substitution, Colombia. Daniela Montoya replaces Leicy Santos.Khadija Shaw (Jamaica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Foul by Lorena Bedoya (Colombia).Leicy Santos (Colombia) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Catalina Usme with a cross following a corner.Corner, Colombia. Conceded by Chantelle Swaby.Substitution, Jamaica. Kameron Simmonds replaces Jody Brown.Substitution, Jamaica. Cheyna Matthews replaces Tiernny Wiltshire.Delay over. They are ready to continue.Delay in match because of an injury Catalina Pérez (Colombia).Attempt missed. Drew Spence (Jamaica) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Tiffany Cameron with a cross.Corner, Colombia. Conceded by Allyson Swaby.Substitution, Jamaica. Peyton McNamara replaces Vyan Sampson.

Source link


- Never miss a story with notifications

- Gain full access to our premium content

- Browse free from up to 5 devices at once

Latest stories



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here