‘Korean ringing’ Colombia defeats Jamaica 1-0 to reach quarterfinals for first time in history (Women’s World Cup)
Colombia makes history by reaching the quarterfinals with wins over South Korea and Jamaica.
The Colombia women’s national team, ranked 25th by the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), defeated FIFA No. 43 Jamaica 1-0 in the Round of 16 at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia-New Zealand 2023 at Rectangular Stadium in Melbourne, Australia at 5 p.m. ET on Monday.
With the win, Colombia advanced to the quarterfinals after topping Group H with wins over South Korea (2-0) and Germany (2-1). Colombia will now take on favorite England (No. 4 in the FIFA rankings) for a spot in the semifinals. The two teams will meet in the quarterfinals on April 12.
Colombia pushed Jamaica hard in the first half. Jamaica fought back, but struggled to stop the Linda Caicedo-Maira Ramirez-Catalina Usme trio. The Jamaican defense was even cautioned for a foul on a breakaway by Caicedo and Ramirez.
However, Colombia failed to open the Jamaican goal in the first half. Daniela Arias’ header was off target and Usme’s left-footed curling shot was blocked by the keeper. Joelyn Caraballi’s crucial shot from a corner in the 38th minute sailed over the bar.
The second half was a different story. Six minutes into the second half, Colombia’s Ana Guzman won the ball on the left side and sent a long cross to the other side of the box. The ball sailed over a defender’s head and into the back of the net. Usme calmly trapped it and finished with a precise left-footed shot to open the scoring. He hugged his teammates and roared in celebration.스포츠토토
In need of a goal, Jamaica pushed forward, but couldn’t break through the stout Colombian defense. Colombia didn’t go down without a fight, battling for possession and looking for another goal.
Colombia hit the ground running. In the 41st minute, Ramirez sent in a sharp early cross from the right in front of the goal, where Lacey Santos threw herself to meet the header, but the ball hit the right post.
Five minutes of second-half stoppage time were awarded, but no more goals were scored. The game ended in a 1-0 victory for Colombia. A new chapter in the history of Colombian women’s soccer had been written.