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Fearless Colombia ready to take on US

Fearless Colombia ready to take on US

Colombia coach Fabian Taborda said that his 28th-ranked side feared no one, even the second-ranked Americans, as they play outside the group stages for the first time.



By (AFP)

Published: Mon 22 Jun 2015, 11:42 AM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:52 PM

Vancouver — Colombia will be bidding to create more upsets when they take on footballing giants the United States as former winners Norway play England in the last 16 of the Women’s World Cup on Monday.

Colombia achieved one of the biggest upsets in the history of the tournament when they shocked third-ranked France 2-0 in their group match and now have a mammoth task of two-time winners the United States ahead of them.

Colombia coach Fabian Taborda said that his 28th-ranked side feared no one, even the second-ranked Americans, as they play outside the group stages for the first time.

They lost 2-1 to England and were held 1-1 by Mexico in their other Group F games from which they advanced as one of the best third-placed finishers.

“We faced France, a power, and then England, a power and then if we have to face the United States we will be ready to play them,” said Taborda ahead of the tie where the winner will take on 1999 runners-up China who beat Cameroon 1-0 in Edmonton late on Saturday.

“In this World Cup nothing is easy, everything is difficult.”

The Cafeteras, led by Yoreli Rincan and Lady Andrade, have nothing to lose knowing that they have already surpassed expectations.

The South Americans will however be without goalkeeper Sandra Sepulveda, who drew her second yellow card on Wednesday. 


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