With a free kick goal, star player Daina Castellanos made her debut as Uruguay beat Venezuela 1-0. Women’s America’s Cup This is controversial in Colombia.
At the Centenario Stadium in Armenia, Castellanos (77) beat goalkeeper Sofia Oliveira’s goal with a powerful shot that hit the crossbar and then lofted the net.
The new Manchester City man was man of the match in Group B’s first match played on coffee soil.
His performances throughout the 90 minutes enthralled the Venezuelan fans watching the match.
Castellanos followed up Oliveira’s goal with speed and power, sensing the potential to pique the interest of an ambitious England team.
Although she did not find good partnerships with her strike partners Oriana Altuve and Yasaura Viso in the first half, coach Pamela Conti solved the problems by introducing Mariana Specmeyer in the second half.
Daina Castellanos is the top figure of the party
In light blue, TD Ariel Longo found his goalkeeper to be the best in the team, lacking ideas from the forwards.
The road goes uphill to Uruguay, which, like Venezuela, has never played in a women’s Copa America final and therefore has not qualified for the Women’s World Cup.
—FemeninoFVF (@FemeninoFVF) July 6, 2022
Group B is made up of the two teams that have won eight editions of the tournament: Brazil (7) and Argentina (1), who will then play in the new edition of the South American Super Classic.
Next up, Uruguay face the Brazilians, while Venezuela rests.
The Copa America champion and runner-up qualify for next year’s Women’s World Cup in New Zealand and Australia and the 2024 Paris Olympics.