Copa America 2018: Brazil crowned champion, Chile qualified for the 2019 World Cup
Published on April 23, 2018 at 2:04 AM
At the end of the last day of the Copa America, Brazil wins this eighth edition, its seventh title in this South American competition. Brazil won 3-0 against Colombia to finish undefeated. In the other match, Chile dominated Argentina and won the ticket for France. This will be the first World Cup finals in its history.
By finishing third in this edition, Argentina can still hope to play the next World Cup. The Albiceleste selection will have to win during a play-off against a North American team. As for the three players of Paris Saint-Germain, Erika, Formiga and Endler, they return to France with a qualification in their pocket. What bring a source of additional motivation to finish the championship of France in beauty with the Parisian club.
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Chile 4-0 Argentina
The host country finishes in triumph Copa America by imposing itself largely against Argentina. The Chileans quickly took the lead with a goal from Camila Saez (8th). Then, on a superb center of Carla Guerrero, Maryorie Hernandez makes the break (24th) in favor of Chile. An ascendant accented before the break with a goal against his camp from Argentina. After the break, despite a rebalancing, Albiceleste can not find the flaw to go up, and concedes even a new goal. In added time, Francisca Lara scored the fourth goal of La Roja, a splendid shot from outside the area, to the delight of supporters.
A brilliant victory that allows Christiane Endler's teammates to qualify for the first time in their history for a World Cup finals. A second place in this Copa America at home that also allows them to play then a play-off against a North American team, in view of a qualification for the next Olympic Games. The 2020 Olympics will be held in Japan and for which Brazil has already secured its place.
Brazil 3-0 Colombia
Great favorite of the competition, Brazil won hands down. An end-to-end dominated edition with four wins in four games in the first round, then three out of three possible wins in the final round. A total of 31 goals scored by the players of Vadao for only 2 cashed.
As against Chile, it is Monica Hickmann who opens the score, shortly before the half hour of play, a goal of the head. The Orlando Pride player will even afford a double (71) and ensure further victory of the Seleçao. Meanwhile, Formiga had allowed the Brazilian women to take the break just before the break, appearing at the far post. A return to successful selection for the captain of PSG who scored two goals in the shirt of Brazil in this South American campaign.
Colombia will not be unworthy, like this opportunity that ends on the crossbar at the hour of play, but the supremacy of Brazil easily leads to victory. And, if Colombia finish last (4th) of this final round, it is well a Colombian player, Catalina Usme, who finishes top scorer of this edition. With 9 goals, she leads Brazil's Bia Zaneratto (6 goals).
Photo: Copa America Femenina Chile 2018