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Colombia and New Zealand have byes this year.

Colombia and New Zealand have byes this year.

Bogotá, December 4 (EFE).- The women’s teams of Colombia and New Zealand will bid farewell to their year at the Deco Stadium in Bogotá this Tuesday, with the clear objective of continuing to improve their position. Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Colombia, coached by Angelo Marsiglia and New Zealand’s Chek Zhitka Klimkova, the Coffee Makers and Mariners played out a 0-0 draw at El Camp in Bogotá on Saturday. Better football for your team.

Figures such as Atletico Madrid midfielder Lecy Santos could repeat the eleven for Saturday’s match as the hosts complete a dream year with this match, which saw them reach the World Cup quarter-finals in Australia and New Zealand. Madrid; Mera Ramirez, a forward from Levante, and Thakalina Usme, the team’s all-time record scorer.

Other players who stood out against the Oceanicas are Real Sociedad’s left back Manuela Vanegas and midfielder Marcela Restrepo from Atletico Nacional who are expected to be in the game.

The injured Linda Caicedo from Real Madrid and Ana Maria Guzmán from Bayern Munich will also be absent from the first leg.

New Zealand, for its part, put up a good performance in the first match and its coach hopes it will be even better in the second match.

“The defensive efforts we made in this match made us look very compact, we were very difficult to break down (…) I want to see that determination in that area, I’ve never seen a team like we did with Colombia,” he revealed.

On the other hand, he warned of the need to keep the ball a bit more to create chances and score the goals his team is hoping for.

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Klimkova will be without veteran defender Ali Riley, who suffered an injury during Sunday’s practice, for the match.

However, there will be other figures who played a great game on Saturday, such as defender Katie Bowen from Inter Milan; Midfielder Betsy Hassett and attackers Jackie Hand and Grace Jale from Icelandic Stjerner.