South America has two representatives secured for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 after Colombia’s spot was confirmed thanks to Ecuador’s 3-2 victory over Argentina in the final round of the 2014 Copa America Femenina. Accompanying Las Cafeteras is Brazil who qualified.
Brazil met forecasts, won the Women America Cup for the sixth time in its history and, with the sub champion Colombia will represent the region at the Women’s World Cup FIFA Canada 2015. Argentina was the only team that could have qualified ahead of Colombia going into the last round, but they had to beat Ecuador and hope Colombia lost to Brazil in the final match of the competition. With the defeat, Argentina left with one point.
Ecuador finished third with three points thanks to their courageous performance against Argentina in which they came back from a 2-0 deficit. At the Estadio Olimpico Atahualpa in Quito, Argentina took the lead with goals from Stephanie Banini in the 24th minute and Florence Bonsegundo five minutes later.
But La Tricolor showed tremendous character as Carina Caicedo scored in the 36th minute to give them momentum. In the second half, Ingrid Rodriguez equalised in the 60th minute and Giannina Lattanzio scored the decisive winner in the 77th minute.
Ecuador, for the first time in their history, will have to get through an intercontinental play-off against the fourth-place CONCACAF side for a chance to qualify for Canada 2015. The CONCACAF tournament will be played in the United States between 15-26 October. Brazil was crowned champions of the Copa America Fememina Ecuador 2014 after their goalless draw with Colombia.
Women’s World Cup FIFA Canada 2015 could be watch in Telemundo. Telemundo has won the Spanish language U.S. rights to FIFA World Cup soccer from 2015 through 2022.