Colombia warms to its fans with New Zealand
After a 3-0 loss and a 0-0 draw with the United States last October, the Colombian women’s team returns to action with a doubleheader against New Zealand, this Saturday, December 2nd at L. Campín Stadium and second Tuesday 5th at the Metropolitano de Techo, hoping to bring down the curtain on an unforgettable year due to qualification for the quarter-finals of the Senior World Cup.
For these preparatory games for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games and especially for the Gold Cup, coach Angelo Marsiglia will be on the tricolor bench, responsible for the new cycle that has begun, he hopes to leave good feelings at the last FIFA date of 2023. Consolidate the idea of the game.
On this occasion, one of the innovations was the return of goalkeeper Catalina Perez after overcoming an injury in Germany with Werder Bremen. Manueva Bavi and Viviana Acosta’s call-up also had rotation without being taken into account. “Even though they’re not at the World Cup, the players I know, we’re close and have come through the process,” commented the coach.
The national team has faced New Zealand three times and recorded the same number of defeats, so this dual clash will be an opportunity to improve this statistic. At the 2016 Olympics, the last clash with Oceania was a 1-0 loss. A friendly in 2012 ended 2-1, in 2011 they met in a World Cup match in Switzerland and the 1-0 result was repeated.