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Argentina beats Paraguay to secure Women’s World Cup

Argentina will likely be at subsequent 12 months’s Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. This Friday (twenty ninth), the Albiceleste beat Paraguay 3-1 on the Centenario Stadium in Armenia within the battle for third place within the Copa América held in Colombia.

The Argentines certified for the World Cup for the fourth time. The sisters have been within the 2003, 2007 and 2019 editions and are nonetheless on the lookout for their first win within the competitors. In the final efficiency in France, they added the primary two factors, however have been eradicated within the first stage. An worldwide rematch awaits the Paraguayans, which additionally contains Chile, which took fifth place on the Copa América.

The Argentine nationwide crew contains three gamers lively in Brazil: defender Agustina Barroso (Palmeiras), full-back Eliana Stabile (Santos) and ahead Sole Jaimes (Flamengo). The majority (11) of the athletes play within the nation, with a concentrate on Boca Juniors, the place 4 come from, reminiscent of Yamila Rodríguez, who has gained three awards for the very best on the pitch within the Copa América – together with this Friday towards Paraguay. Another seven are in European soccer, reminiscent of Mariana Larroquette (Sporting, Portugal) and Florencia Bon Segundo (Madrid CFF, Spain).

Despite the truth that Argentina was extra current within the offensive, the primary actual likelihood was supplied by Paraguay, with a shot by striker Jéssica Martínez from the sting of the penalty space, which goalkeeper Vanina Correa saved along with her fingertips and deflected into the crossbar. At the nook go, Correa made a poor bounce from the purpose, and midfielder Romina Nuñez by accident redirected it into her personal web within the fortieth minute of the primary half, giving Albiroj the lead.

In the second half, the Argentinians went even additional and had problem ending video games. Paraguay withdrew their strains and broke right into a counterattack. In the thirteenth minute, Martínez hit the crossbar once more, this time taking a danger from exterior the penalty space. At 34, the stress paid off. Rodriguez took off, capitalized on a Jaimes header, shot for purpose and took a contact previous goalkeeper Alicia Bobadilla to tie the sport.

Physically extra full, Argentina adopted Paraguay and acquired the turnaround and classification. In the forty fourth minute, Bon Segundo made an impressive free kick from the sting of the penalty space into Bobadilla’s nook. Defeated, the Paraguayans left the incorrect play and the Albiceleste settled the conflict for good, with Rodríguez taking the ball away from the goalkeeper and sending it into the online.

Finalists Brazil and Colombia are additionally assured of a spot on the World Cup, whereas South America is assured two Olympic berths in Paris (France). The title determination will happen this Saturday (thirtieth), at 21:00 (Brazilian time), on the Alfonso López Stadium in Bucaramanga.

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