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Brazil win Copa America Feminina


Brazil win Copa America Feminina

Debinha scored the only goal of the game as favorites Brazil retained their Copa America Feminina title with a 1-0 win over hosts Colombia in Bucaramanga on Saturday night. It was Brazil's fourth title in a row – and eighth in nine editions – with Colombia finishing runners-up for the third time in the last four tournaments. Both sides, though, qualified for the Paris 2024 Olympics and the World Cup in New Zealand and Australia next year. Third-placed Argentina, who beat Paraguay 3-1 on Friday, also qualified for the World Cup.

Brazil emerged victorious as Copa America Feminina champions after a hard-fought 1-0 win against Colombia on Saturday (Jul 30), played in Colombia. The only goal of the game came from the penalty spot, with Brazil's Debinha making no mistake in the 39th minute.

With the goal, Debinha finished tied for second in the tournament's Golden Boot race, as she and teammate Adriana Maga finished with five goals each, one behind Argentina's Yamila Rodriguez.

The victory puts the finishing touches on a remarkable run from the Brazilians, not conceding a single goal in the tournament, while winning their six matches by a combined score of 20-0.

There was plenty of attacking from both sides – with Colombia attempting 21 shots while Brazil had 15 – but the winning side was credited with all four 'big chances', and were on the right side of the expected goal count 1.65 to 0.97.

Brazil will play the winner of the Women's European Championships in a Finalissima on a date yet to be confirmed.

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