Colombia captain Catalina Usme is “dreaming huge” and coach Nelson Abadia desires to “make historical past” because the final group standing from the Americas plots the downfall of England within the Girls’s World Cup quarter-finals. The Twenty fifth-ranked South People have by no means made the final eight earlier than however they’re brimming with confidence after grinding down Jamaica 1-0 on Tuesday due to a aim from their skipper. They’ll now play England in Sydney on Saturday and are fearless, having crushed world quantity two Germany within the group stage.
“Due to their soccer and their historical past we must be cautious, we must be cautious,” Abadia stated of Sarina Wiegman’s strongly fancied England.
“However in soccer we’ve got already seen that the gaps between groups have been closing down and Colombia have confirmed to be a stable group.
“In fact, England are one of many favourites, that goes with out saying — they’re the European champions.
“However we additionally confronted Germany, who had been second favourites. We had been smart sufficient and had the composure.”
Colombia’s intense, attacking mindset has served them nicely thus far, with their teenage striker Linda Caicedo one of many stars of the match.
However Usme is the glue that retains them collectively and she or he stated they had been in no temper to cease now.
“We wish extra,” she stated, having scored the aim to take Colombia into the final eight.
“It isn’t our ceiling, now we’re desirous about England, which goes to be a dream match.
“We must be calm, play an clever match, however with the knowledge that we are able to obtain extra in