Colombia women's national football team

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Colombia
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Nickname(s) Las Chicas Superpoderosas
(The Powerpuff Girls) [1] [2]
Las Cafeteras [3]
(The Coffee Growers)
Association Federación Colombiana de Fútbol (FCF)
Confederation CONMEBOL (South America)
Head coach Nelson Abadía
Captain Natalia Gaitán
Most caps Nataly Arias (58)
Top scorer Catalina Usme (20)
Home stadium Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez
FIFA code COL
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First colours
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FIFA ranking
Current 26 Increase2.svg 1 (7 December 2018) [4]
Highest22 (December 2016–June 2017)
Lowest118 (June 2008)
First international
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 4–1 Venezuela  Flag of Venezuela (1954-2006).svg
(Mar del Plata, Argentina; 2 March 1998)
Biggest win
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 8–0 Venezuela  Flag of Venezuela (1954-2006).svg
(Lima, Peru; 11 April 2003)
Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay 0–8 Colombia  Flag of Colombia.svg
(Barranquilla, Colombia; 6 June 2004)
Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay 0–8 Colombia  Flag of Colombia.svg
(Cuenca, Ecuador; 13 November 2010)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 12–0 Colombia Flag of Colombia.svg
(Lima, Peru; 27 April 2003)
World Cup
Appearances2 (first in 2011 )
Best resultRound of 16 (2015)
Copa América Femenina
Appearances5 (first in 1998 )
Best resultRunner-up (2010, 2014)
Summer Olympics
Appearances2 (first in 2012 )
Best result11th (2012, 2016)

The Colombia women's national football team represents Colombia in international women's football competitions and are controlled by the Colombian Football Federation. They are a member of the CONMEBOL. The team is currently ranked 22nd in the FIFA Ranking and have qualified for two FIFA Women's World Cups, in Germany 2011 and Canada 2015.

Colombia Country in South America

Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is a sovereign state largely situated in the northwest of South America, with territories in Central America. Colombia shares a border to the northwest with Panama, to the east with Venezuela and Brazil and to the south with Ecuador and Peru. It shares its maritime limits with Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Jamaica, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic. Colombia is a unitary, constitutional republic comprising thirty-two departments, with the capital in Bogota.

Womens association football association football when played by women

Women's association football, also commonly known as women's football or women's soccer is the most prominent team sport played by women around the globe. It is played at the professional level in numerous countries throughout the world and 176 national teams participate internationally.

Colombian Football Federation governing body of association football in Colombia

The Colombian Football Federation is the governing body of football in Colombia. It was founded in 1924 and has been affiliated to FIFA since 1936. It is a member of CONMEBOL and is in charge of the Colombia national football team.

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Colombia is one of South America's best-ranked national teams, and are also the third nation of the continent to qualify for World Cup and the Olympics, besides Brazil and Argentina. To date, Colombia is the only Spanish-speaking country whose women's team has advanced beyond the group stage in a World Cup (in 2015).

FIFA Womens World Cup international association football competition

The FIFA Women's World Cup is an international football competition contested by the senior women's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's international governing body. The competition has been held every four years since 1991, when the inaugural tournament, then called the FIFA Women's World Championship, was held in China.

Football at the Summer Olympics

Association football has been included in every Summer Olympic Games as a men's competition sport, except 1896 and 1932. Women's football was added to the official program in 1996.

The Brazil women's national football team played their first game on 22 July 1986 against the United States, losing 2–1.

Las Cafeteras also had participated in all Copa América Femenina editions since 1998. Colombia were runners-up in 2010 and 2014. [5]

Copa América Femenina South American association football tournament for national teams

The Copa América Femenina is the main competition in women's association football between national teams of the CONMEBOL.

The 2010 South American Women's Football Championship was the sixth edition of the South American Women's Football Championship, and acted as a qualifier for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup and the 2012 Summer Olympics. The tournament was held in Ecuador from 4 November to 21 November 2010, after originally being scheduled for 28 October to 14 November 2010.

2014 Copa América Femenina

The 2014 Copa América Femenina was the seventh edition of the Copa América Femenina, an association football competition for women's national teams in South America affiliated with CONMEBOL. The tournament was played between 11–28 September 2014 in Ecuador.

Honours

The 2003 South American Women's Football Championship was the fourth staging of the South American Women's Football Championship and determined the CONMEBOL's qualifiers for the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup. The tournament was held between April 9 and April 27.

2018 Copa América Femenina

The 2018 Copa América Femenina was the eighth edition of the CONMEBOL Copa América Femenina, the quadrennial international football competition for women's national teams in South America affiliated with CONMEBOL. The tournament was played between 4 and 22 April 2018 in Chile.

Football at the Bolivarian Games has been played since 1938. The first edition was the only one in which full national teams played for all countries. U-17 teams have been fielded recently in this quadrennial competition. A women's tournament played by full national teams was added in 2005.

Competitive record

*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Gold background colour indicates that the tournament was won.
***Red border colour indicates tournament was held on home soil.

    Champions      Runners-up      Third Place      Fourth place  

FIFA World Cup

YearRoundPositionPldWD*LGFGA
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 1991 Did Not Enter
Flag of Sweden.svg 1995
Flag of the United States.svg 1999 Did Not Qualify
Flag of the United States.svg 2003
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2007
Flag of Germany.svg 2011 Group Stage14th301204
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 2015 Round of 1612th411245
Flag of France.svg 2019 Did Not Qualify
TotalRound of 162/7712449

Copa América Femenina

YearRoundPositionPldWD*LGFGA
Flag of Brazil.svg 1991 Did Not Enter
Flag of Brazil.svg 1995
Flag of Argentina.svg 1998 First Stage6th42021116
Flag of Peru.svg 2003 Third place3rd52121216
Flag of Argentina.svg 2006 First Stage7th4112411
Flag of Ecuador.svg 2010 Runners-up2nd7412198
Flag of Ecuador.svg 2014 Runners-up2nd7520122
Flag of Chile.svg 2018 Fourth place4th7322178
TotalRunners-up6/834177107561

Olympic Games

YearRoundPositionPldWD*LGFGA
Flag of the United States.svg 1996 Did not Qualify
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2000
Flag of Greece.svg 2004
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2008
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 2012 First stage11th300306
Flag of Brazil.svg 2016 First stage11th301227
Flag of Japan.svg 2020 Did not Qualify
TotalFirst stage2/76015213

Pan American Games

YearRoundPositionPldWD*LGFGA
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 1999 Did Not Enter
Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg 2003
Flag of Brazil.svg 2007
Flag of Mexico.svg 2011 Fourth place4th520334
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 2015 Runners-up2nd531155
Flag of Peru.svg 2019 Qualified
TotalRunners-up3/61051489

All Time Results

The following table shows Colombia's all-time international record, correct as of 1 June 2018.

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Total9343173315032

Schedule and results

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2018

Players

Current squad

The following players were called up for the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games.

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)Club
11 GK Vanessa Córdoba (1995-05-09) 9 May 1995 (age 23)Unattached
121 GK Sandra Sepúlveda (1988-03-03) 3 March 1988 (age 31) Flag of Colombia.svg Junior

22 DF Manuela Vanegas (2000-11-09) 9 November 2000 (age 18) Flag of Colombia.svg Envigado
112 DF Liana Salazar (1992-09-16) 16 September 1992 (age 26) Flag of Colombia.svg Santa Fe
132 DF Angela Clavijo (1993-09-01) 1 September 1993 (age 25) Flag of Colombia.svg América de Cali
152 DF Isabella Echeverri (1994-06-16) 16 June 1994 (age 24) Flag of Greece.svg Elpides Karditsas
162 DF Daniela Caracas (1997-04-25) 25 April 1997 (age 21) Flag of Colombia.svg Atlético Huila
172 DF Valentina Jaramillo (2001-02-10) 10 February 2001 (age 18) Flag of Colombia.svg Llaneras F.C.

33 MF Viviana Múnera (1997-02-14) 14 February 1997 (age 22) Flag of Colombia.svg Atlético Nacional
43 MF Diana Ospina (1989-03-03) 3 March 1989 (age 30) Flag of Colombia.svg Envigado
53 MF Estefanía González (2000-01-04) 4 January 2000 (age 19) Flag of Colombia.svg Atlético Nacional
63 MF Jessica Caro (1988-07-20) 20 July 1988 (age 30) Flag of Colombia.svg Cortuluá
73 MF Tatiana Castañeda (1990-12-24) 24 December 1990 (age 28) Flag of Colombia.svg Envigado
143 MF Aura Hoyos (1998-04-16) 16 April 1998 (age 20) Flag of Colombia.svg Atlético Nacional
183 MF Geraldyne Saavedra (1998-02-16) 16 February 1998 (age 21) Flag of Colombia.svg América de Cali
203 MF Marcela Restrepo (1995-11-10) 10 November 1995 (age 23) Flag of Colombia.svg Cortuluá

84 FW Angie Castañeda (1998-02-04) 4 February 1998 (age 21) Flag of Colombia.svg Santa Fe
94 FW Carmen Rodallega (1983-07-15) 15 July 1983 (age 35) Flag of Colombia.svg Atlético Huila
104 FW Catalina Usme (1989-12-25) 25 December 1989 (age 29) Flag of Colombia.svg América de Cali
194 FW Mayra Ramírez (1999-03-23) 23 March 1999 (age 19) Flag of Colombia.svg Real Pasión F.C.

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up for France squad within the past 12 months.

Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
GK Stefany Castaño (1994-01-11) 11 January 1994 (age 25) Flag of Spain.svg Málaga 2018 Copa América Femenina

DF Daniela Arias Flag of Colombia.svg Atlético Bucaramanga 2018 Copa América Femenina
DF Carolina Arias (1990-09-02) 2 September 1990 (age 28) Flag of Colombia.svg Atlético Nacional 2018 Copa América Femenina
DF Oriánica Velásquez (1989-08-01) 1 August 1989 (age 29) Flag of Colombia.svg Envigado 2018 Copa América Femenina

MF Yoreli Rincón (1993-07-27) 27 July 1993 (age 25) Flag of Colombia.svg Atlético Huila 2018 Copa América Femenina
MF Leicy Santos (1996-05-16) 16 May 1996 (age 22) Flag of Colombia.svg Santa Fe 2018 Copa América Femenina
MF Ana Huertas (1991-06-17) 17 June 1991 (age 27) Flag of Colombia.svg Santa Fe 2018 Copa América Femenina
MF Daniela Montoya (1990-08-22) 22 August 1990 (age 28) Flag of Colombia.svg Junior 2018 Copa América Femenina

FW Manuela González (1995-08-29) 29 August 1995 (age 23) Flag of Colombia.svg Atlético Bucaramanga 2018 Copa América Femenina
FW Valentina Restrepo (1997-08-30) 30 August 1997 (age 21) Flag of Colombia.svg Envigado 2018 Copa América Femenina
FW Yisela Cuesta (1991-09-27) 27 September 1991 (age 27) Flag of Colombia.svg Envigado 2018 Copa América Femenina

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